Sarah Phelan

Bird and Cat are Lost, but Dog is for Obama

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Bird, cat, dog.

By Sarah Phelan.

Walking on Potrero Hill at lunch time, I saw a $1,000 reward posted for a gray cockatiel.

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The poster suggested catching the bird by the burrito method (throw a towel over bird, roll it up gently with bird inside, and voila!) or by dousing it with a water hose. Read more »

Follow the Money, online, if you can.

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by Sarah Phelan

“Follow the money." That's what Deep Throat told reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward in All the President’s Men, William Goldman’s classic film about the investigation that led to President Nixon's resignation.

It was good advice then and now, no matter what story you are investigating, no matter what city you live/work in. Read more »

Fall fashion tip: Solar Neckties

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It's no secret that Gavin Newsom wants to be the greenest mayor that ever walked our fair state. So, the solar-powered necktie seems like his obvious fashion choice this fall, even if it doesn't come in blue. Read more »

Redevelopment cooked Lennar grant

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Officials with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency admitted yesterday that they cooked a state grant application, by claiming that they needed the funds to fill a $25 million gap in the budget of a project that the City is developing with Lennar at Hunters Point Shipyard. Read more »

Sandoval, Dufty, Daly attack MOH

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The Mayor’s Office of Housing has come under attack for failing to construct enough inclusionary affordable housing units and for not doing enough financially to help folks facing foreclosures.

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Map of SF foreclosures, as of December 2007.

The charges come as D 11 Sup. Geraldo Sandoval and D 6 Sup. Read more »

Lennar sued by shipyard artist

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Serpentinite is California's state rock. It can contain naturally-occuring asbestos.

Shipyard artist Jack Hain says he just wants his rocks back. Serpentinite rocks, that is.
And getting these rocks back appears to be the crux of the case that Hain has filed in Superior Court against Lennar. Read more »

SF Flood Watch

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Yeah, we know. Read more »

Presidential Musical Chairs

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Musical support alone might be enough to swing undecided voters in the November presidential race.
On the one hand, you could vote for a guy who has "It's Rainin' McCain, Hallelujah!" kinda musical backup:

I'm sorry, but whatever way you look at it that video sucks. Read more »

Lennar's bombing range in Orlando

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Explosive news from Orlando: unexploded bombs found on Lennar housing site

How did Lennar build homes on a former military base without the live ordnance first being cleared? Read more »

Patriotism ain't black or white

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Obama rocked people's socks off in Oakland, 2007. He's been doing it ever since, and today he did it, again.
Photo by Khalil Abusaba

Ever since I saw Sen. Barack Obama speaking in Oakland on St. Read more »