I heart (Ba)carbs

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By Molly Freedenberg

You'd think that if I was going to rave about Bacar, it'd be for its swank, open design. Or for the stellar wine selection. Or even for the existence of an on-site sommelier there to answer questions with words like "oaky" and "hint of grapefruit" (and with a straight face). Read more »

Ammiano: the deadline comedian

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

Yesterday June 12, there was no joke and no message on Ammiano's voice mail. Just a blackout. (See my early blog on his Tony Soprano joke.)

Today June 12,
Ammiano quipped on deadline. "ED Jew busted for a TUI. Tapioca under the influence." B3

X-treme Mugler

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Remember Angel? Remember flab, the folds, and the sticks and stones we called my bones? Thierry Mugler - the fashion designer who went all the way with shoulder pad fascism and added the scent of chocolate (with sublime results, if we might say so ourselves) to perfume - has evidently gone completely ape for adrenalin and weird bulgy veins in strange places, and has turned himself from a "renowned courturier to muscle-bound beast." This according to the WOW Report. Read more »

Free Carolyn Knee! Free Carolyn Knee from the unethical clutches of the Ethics Commission!

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

There is a phrase I like to use to describe the power that PG&E has exercised in City Hall since the beginning of time, or at least since the federal Raker Act was passed in l9l3 mandating that San Francisco get public power from its Hetch Hetchy dam.

When PG&E spits, City Hall swims.

That is the phrase I used when I testified Monday night June ll at the Ethics Commission hearing in the infamous Carolyn Knee case. “You’re all swimming in it,” I told the commission. Read more »

CCA full steam ahead

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by Amanda Witherell

Yesterday the Board of Supes overwhelmingly endorsed the Community Choice Aggregation public power plan with a 10-1 vote. Ed Jew dissented...maybe one of his last nays. Michaela Alioto-Pier cast a "no" on the second vote for the governance structure, but that 9-2 tally is still veto-proof. Read more »

Wolf vs. Colbert

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By Steven T. Jones
Formerly jailed blogger Josh Wolf faced off against Stephen Colbert's pseudo-conservative schtick and wit last night on the Colbert Report -- and Wolf came through it like a champ. Check it out for yourself, here. BTW, Josh, love the mohawk and suit combo.

Wolf vs. Colbert

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By Steven T. Jones
Formerly jailed blogger Josh Wolf faced off against Stephen Colbert's pseudo-conservative schtick and wit last night on the Colbert Report -- and Wolf came through it like a champ. Check it out for yourself, here. BTW, Josh, love the mohawk and suit combo.

Hear ye, hear ye - the new "Hamburger Eyes" music issue is here...

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Check it before ya wreck it, duderinos. Hamburger Eyes photo journal, issue 011, is here, and, lo, it's all about sweet, sweet music. Read more »

Ammiano reviews the end of the Sopranos

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By Bruce B. Brugmann

On Monday June ll, I called the home phone of Tom Ammiano, supervisor and comedian.

His daily recording summed up the end of the Sopranos in l2 words:

"Tony Soprano can't come to the phone right now. He's blacked out." B3

Jew charged with felony perjury, voter fraud

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By Steven T. Jones
District Attorney Kamala Harris has filed nine felony charges against Sup. Ed Jew. A release from that office indicates that Jew is being charged with perjury, falsifying government documents, and voter fraud, all related to his allegedly false claims to be a San Francisco resident (voting and running for office here) when he listed Burlingame as his primary residence of federal tax forms.
A warrant has been issued for Jew's arrest and bail has been set at $135,000. Read more »