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JUNE 17 MUST BUY BOOK – Images of America SAN FRANCISCO’S CASTRO – Raw honey strengthens a weak brain

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Images of America SAN FRANCISCO’S CASTRO
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You’ll see the 1902 Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, the 1906 earthquake, the 1917 dedication of the Twin Peaks Tunnel, the 1922 opening of the Castro Theatre and the 1936 first version of Cliff’s Variety.

You’ll see Castro Street Fairs, Gay Pride Parades, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the Café Flore, Sylvester, Lily Tomlin, Divine and Ginger Rogers, then the AIDS epidemic and the NAMES Project’s AIDS Quilt.

You’ll see Harvey Milk Plaza, Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, etc. Harvey Milk was a closeted gay Republican working on Wall St. Then he met Tom O’Horgan, director of Hair, became a hippie and moved to San Francisco, opening Castro Camera with his lover Scott Smith in 1973.

You’ll watch Harvey Milk run for public office four times, until he becomes the first openly gay man to hold a major elected public office in the United States.

You’ll meet Allan Baird, the Teamster official in charge of the Coors boycott, who became Harvey Milk’s close friend and ally, leading to Harvey’s becoming the first openly gay candidate to be endorsed by the Teamsters, firefighters and constructions workers unions.

On the cover (above) you see Harvey Milk marching from Castro Camera to City Hall to be sworn in as San Francisco Supervisor.

You’ll see the spontaneous 40,000-person candlelight march from the Castro to City Hall when Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone were assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White. You’ll see Harvey’s ashes and four of his lovers, the “Milk widows,” sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge to scatter his ashes at sea.

You’ll see the riots and burning police cars a year later when Dan White was found guilty only of manslaughter.

You’ll see how Most Holy Redeemer Church became, at 80% gay, the gayest Catholic church in the world, outside the Vatican.

And so much more …

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JUNE 17 BIRTHDAY LORE
You have a blithe, happy-go-lucky manner and are friendly and entertaining. You are artistic, idealistic, and sometimes impractical; sympathetic; loving; and devoted to your home life. You enjoy travel and its educational value and are eager to improve yourself. You will have a pleasant home life.

JUNE 17 IS A BEST DAY
June 17 is a rollicking good day to go to the dentist.

ADVICE FOR JUNE 17
On a sunny San Francisco Sunday, who needs advice?

TIP FOR JUNE 17
Raw honey has a reputation for strengthening a weak heart, a weak brain, and a weak stomach.

WORD FOR JUNE 17
Doldrums. Definition: A part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks; — so called by sailors. To be in the doldrums, to be in a state of listlessness ennui, or tedium.

JUNE 17 IN HISTORY
Born: Ralph Bellamy (actor), 1904. Santa Ana winds roasted fruit on the trees in California, 1859.

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Today: Sunny, with a temperature falling to around 64 by 5pm. West southwest wind between 9 and 11 mph.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 53. West southwest wind between 5 and 11 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 71. West southwest wind between 5 and 11 mph.

Monday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. Southwest wind between 7 and 11 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, with a high near 67. South southwest wind between 9 and 13 mph.

Tuesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Wednesday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 68.

Wednesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.

Thursday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 73.

Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 68.

Friday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 69.

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PLAN YOUR BEST JUNE DAYS

Begin diet to gain weight: 16, 21, 19, 24

Begin diet to lose weight: 3, 8, 6,10

Begin logging: 1, 3, 4, 27, 28, 30

Breed animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Castrate animals: 2, 3, 5, 6, 29, 30

Cut hair to discourage growth: 9, 10, 11, 12

Cut hair to encourage growth: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Cut hay: 6, 7, 9, 10

Destroy pests and weeds: 6, 7, 9, 10

End projects: 13, 24

Entertain: 15, 15, 28, 19

Go camping: 1, 25, 26, 28, 29

Go to the dentist: 17, 18, 20, 21

Graft or pollinate: 13, 14, 15, 16

Harvest aboveground vegetables: 17, 18, 20, 21

Harvest belowground vegetables: 11, 12, 9, 10

Make sauerkraut, can, or pickle: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13

Plant aboveground vegetables: 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Plant belowground vegetables: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13

Potty train children: 3, 8, 6, 10

Prune to discourage growth: 6, 7, 9, 10

Prune to encourage growth: 18, 19, 25, 26,

Quit smoking: 3, 6, 8, 10

Set chicken eggs: 2, 11, 12, 13, 19,27, 31

Set posts or pour concrete: 1, 2, 4, 27, 28, 30

Slaughter animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Start projects: 15, 26

Wean animals and children: 2, 6, 8, 10

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STREET VIOLENCE: One more dead in The Mission – Call 911 if gold or coffee-color 1990 Honda Accord seen – License Plate 5JCF637

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San Francisco police are looking for two Latino males believed to have shot and killed a 15-year-old boy in the Mission District Saturday night.

The suspects were last seen driving a gold or coffee-colored 1990 Honda Accord with a license plate number of 5JCF637, San Francisco police Sgt. Neville Gittens said.

The car had been reported stolen in San Francisco around the time of the shooting, Gittens said.

The San Francisco Medical Examiner identified the victim as Eddie Valdo, a Mission District resident.

Valdo had been standing with a male friend on the corner of 24th and Harrison streets at about 8 p.m. when the two suspects pulled up in the Honda. According to Gittens, the suspects were described as Latino males between 17 and 20 years old.

The passenger in the Honda leaned out the window and began shooting at the two boys.

Valdo and his friend ran from the shooter, but at the intersection of 24th and Balmy streets, Valdo was struck by gunfire and fell, Gittens said.

The suspects fled the area in the Honda.

Valdo was pronounced dead at the scene, Gittens said. Police reported earlier that he had been struck multiple times.

His friend was not injured, Gittens said.

“We believe this homicide is gang-related, although the victim was not a member of a gang,” Gittens said. The gang status of Valdo’s friend was not immediately known.

Anyone who sees the Honda is asked to call 911.

Bay City News

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LGBT COLORS fly from San Francisco Mayor’s Balcony – Pride 2007 begins Weeklong Celebration — Parade Saturday


Vist freedomtomarry.com

LGBT San Franciscans and their friends pressed shoulders Friday as the weeklong celebration of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride officially began with hoisting Pride Colors over San Francisco City Hall.

Captured by LGBT Photographer of Record Bill Wilson.

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Photos by Bill Wilson

Sentinel Photographer
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

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Commissioners Cecilia Chung and Robert Haaland entering Mayor’s Balcony with Dan Bernal, legislative aide to Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Mayor Newsom strains the National Anthem buffered by more perfect pitch.

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Assemblyman Mark Leno quickly joins reach for High C.

NEVER A LOST CAUSE

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Rain, sleet, or snow Tom Crites greets Mayor Gavin Newsom. Crites began volunteer mail delivery at City Hall when his candidate Newsom took possession of Room 200, daily sorting voluminous mail deliveries to the Dome address and making a full day of stalwart rounds.

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Sentinel Fine Arts Critic Seán Martinfield, right.

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BILL WILSON
Sentinel Photographer
Bill Wilson is a veteran freelance photographer whose work is published by San Francisco and East Bay media. Bill embraced photography at the age of eight. In recent years, his photos capture historic record of the San Francisco LGBT community in the Bay Area Reporter (BAR). Bill has contributed to the Sentinel for the past two years.

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This Month’s Good Music

Four records so good, you’ll actually feel guilty for illegally downloading them.

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Family Tree,
Nick Drake

A raw, languid set of previously unreleased home recordings from the British folk singer who found fame only after his death in 1974 at 26. Highlights include “Cocaine Blues,” “Been Smokin’ Too Long,” and Bob Dylan’s “Tomorrow Is a Long Time.”

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Spoon

Six records in, Spoon somehow finds ten new ways to make three-minute pop songs lush, expansive, and near perfect.

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Octopus,
A Band of Bees

A strange, healthy marriage of funk, reggae, soul, and Brit pop. Trumpets and electric organs meet acoustic guitar and wry humor.

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Version,
Mark Ronson

The DJ/producer/celebrity throws a Stax-like soul sheen on Radiohead, the Smiths, and Ryan Adams, and coaxes better-than-their-own-records cameos from Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse.

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The Diminution of Chris Daly

BY PAT MURPHY
Sentinel Editor & Publisher
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

In our end, time has its way in leaving all of us poignant…

Finally seeing how sweet it was… All of it… Even times we presumed desolate… Bitter sweet… Wishing we could have more of it… Or at least, wishing please, we could live the whole trip all over again…

This writer’s memory returns to a time with similar feel of the diminution of Chris Daly…

When President Nixon traveled to China and our national reaction…

I remember a televised interview… Of a Congressional leftist who normally retched at the sound of Nixon’s name…

Interviewed by a bewildered reporter… The Member of Congress had been among everyone else cheering as they watched the vist on TV…

“Nixon may be an asshole, but when he’s outside of this country he’s our asshole”…

Find no San Francisco solidarity with smirk, outsiders…

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PAT MURPHY
Sentinel Editor & Publisher
In his youth, Pat Murphy worked as a General Assignment reporter for the Richmond Independent, the Berkeley Daily Gazette, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He served as Managing Editor of the St. Albans (Vermont) Daily Messenger at age 21. Murphy also launched ValPak couponing in San Francisco, as the company’s first San Francisco franchise owner. He walked the bricks, developing ad strategy for a broad range of restaurants and merchants. Pat knows what works and what doesn’t work. His writing skill has been employed by marketing agencies, including Don Solem & Associates. He has covered San Francisco governance for the past ten years. Pat scribes an offbeat view of the human family through Believe It or What.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Ode to Chris Daly – Add marigolds to your wedding bouquet today

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ODE TO CHRIS DALY

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JUNE 16 BIRTHDAY LORE
Although changeable and restless, you do your tasks faithfully and to your best ability, even though they are irksome to you. You are led by your inward desires rather than by outside influences. You are affectionate and sincere and will not fall in love at first sight. You are sometimes obstinate and like to have your own way.

JUNE 16 IS A BEST DAY
If skinny, June 16 is good day to eat to gain weight.

ADVICE FOR JUNE 16
If married June 16, put marigolds in your wedding bouquet to keep your true love.

TIP FOR JUNE 16
Make your own jewelry cleaner. 1/4 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid , 3/4 cup water. Mix all the ingredients well, then soak your jewelry in the solution for a few minutes. Clean around the stones and designs with a soft-bristle toothbrush. Buff dry. (Caution: Don’t use this with gold-plated jewelry; with soft stones such as pearls, opals, or jade; or with costume jewelry, because it could ruin the plastics or loosen the glue.)

WORD FOR JUNE 16
Staunch. Definition: Strong and tight; sound; firm; as, a stanch ship.

JUNE 16 IN HISTORY
Born: Phil Mickelson (golfer), 1970. Mecca, California, recorded temperatures up to 124 degrees F, 1917.

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Saturday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 68. West southwest wind between 10 and 14 mph.

Saturday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 52. West southwest wind between 7 and 10 mph becoming calm.

Sunday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming west between 8 and 11 mph.

Sunday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. West southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Monday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 68.

Monday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Tuesday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 65.

Tuesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Wednesday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 68.

Wednesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Thursday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.

Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.

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PLAN YOUR BEST JUNE DAYS

Begin diet to gain weight: 16, 21, 19, 24

Begin diet to lose weight: 3, 8, 6,10

Begin logging: 1, 3, 4, 27, 28, 30

Breed animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Castrate animals: 2, 3, 5, 6, 29, 30

Cut hair to discourage growth: 9, 10, 11, 12

Cut hair to encourage growth: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Cut hay: 6, 7, 9, 10

Destroy pests and weeds: 6, 7, 9, 10

End projects: 13, 24

Entertain: 15, 15, 28, 19

Go camping: 1, 25, 26, 28, 29

Go to the dentist: 17, 18, 20, 21

Graft or pollinate: 13, 14, 15, 16

Harvest aboveground vegetables: 17, 18, 20, 21

Harvest belowground vegetables: 11, 12, 9, 10

Make sauerkraut, can, or pickle: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13

Plant aboveground vegetables: 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Plant belowground vegetables: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13

Potty train children: 3, 8, 6, 10

Prune to discourage growth: 6, 7, 9, 10

Prune to encourage growth: 18, 19, 25, 26,

Quit smoking: 3, 6, 8, 10

Set chicken eggs: 2, 11, 12, 13, 19,27, 31

Set posts or pour concrete: 1, 2, 4, 27, 28, 30

Slaughter animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Start projects: 15, 26

Wean animals and children: 2, 6, 8, 10

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BOARD PRESIDENT removes Chris Daly as Budget and Finance Committee chair – Peskin and Daly issue statements

PESKIN AND DALY ISSUE STATEMENTS

By Pat Murphy
Sentinel Editor & Publisher
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin today removed Supervisor Chris Daly as chair of Budget and Finance Committee.

Peskin appointed himself chair of that committee.

Peskin’s written statement to the Interim Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and Board Members follows:

“Madam Clerk and Colleagues:

“I am writing to notify you that I have removed Supervisor Daly as Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee.

“I have appointed myself in his place.

“Supervisor Daly and his staff deserve our sincere gratitude for their hard work and leadership as well as thier commitment to San Francisco’s most vulnerable — the poor, the elderly, the young, and the disabled.

“I look forward to all of you to create a budget that respects those values and addresses those neds that have been overlooked or deserve an additional funding.

“Aaron Peskin
“President”

Supervisor Chris Daly issued the following statement to fogcityjournal.com.

“For the most vulnerable San Franciscans, the outcome of the annual budget can mean the difference between making it here and being sent on their way. My commitment to the plight of this “other San Francisco” remains steadfast.

“I have never seen electoral politics so intermingled with budget deliberations. Gavin’s reelection campaign has used all of their resources to frame the budget debate as a battle between Gavin Newsom and Chris Daly. But the implications of budget decisions are far greater than that.

“I hope that the new make-up of the Budget Committee helps it to rise above election-year politics to put the needs of struggling San Franciscans first.”

“For the most vulnerable San Franciscans, the outcome of the annual budget can mean the difference between making it here and being sent on their way. My commitment to the plight of this “other San Francisco” remains steadfast.

“I have never seen electoral politics so intermingled with budget deliberations. Gavin’s reelection campaign has used all of their resources to frame the budget debate as a battle between Gavin Newsom and Chris Daly. But the implications of budget decisions are far greater than that.

“I hope that the new make-up of the Budget Committee helps it to rise above election-year politics to put the needs of struggling San Franciscans first.”

“For the most vulnerable San Franciscans, the outcome of the annual budget can mean the difference between making it here and being sent on their way. My commitment to the plight of this “other San Francisco” remains steadfast.

“I have never seen electoral politics so intermingled with budget deliberations. Gavin’s reelection campaign has used all of their resources to frame the budget debate as a battle between Gavin Newsom and Chris Daly. But the implications of budget decisions are far greater than that.

“I hope that the new make-up of the Budget Committee helps it to rise above election-year politics to put the needs of struggling San Franciscans first.”

“For the most vulnerable San Franciscans, the outcome of the annual budget can mean the difference between making it here and being sent on their way. My commitment to the plight of this “other San Francisco” remains steadfast.

“I have never seen electoral politics so intermingled with budget deliberations. Gavin’s reelection campaign has used all of their resources to frame the budget debate as a battle between Gavin Newsom and Chris Daly. But the implications of budget decisions are far greater than that.

“I hope that the new make-up of the Budget Committee helps it to rise above election-year politics to put the needs of struggling San Franciscans first.”

“For the most vulnerable San Franciscans, the outcome of the annual budget can mean the difference between making it here and being sent on their way. My commitment to the plight of this “other San Francisco” remains steadfast.

“I have never seen electoral politics so intermingled with budget deliberations. Gavin’s reelection campaign has used all of their resources to frame the budget debate as a battle between Gavin Newsom and Chris Daly. But the implications of budget decisions are far greater than that.

“I hope that the new make-up of the Budget Committee helps it to rise above election-year politics to put the needs of struggling San Franciscans first.”

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PAT MURPHY
Sentinel Editor & Publisher
In his youth, Pat Murphy worked as a General Assignment reporter for the Richmond Independent, the Berkeley Daily Gazette, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He served as Managing Editor of the St. Albans (Vermont) Daily Messenger at age 21. Murphy also launched ValPak couponing in San Francisco, as the company’s first San Francisco franchise owner. He walked the bricks, developing ad strategy for a broad range of restaurants and merchants. Pat knows what works and what doesn’t work. His writing skill has been employed by marketing agencies, including Don Solem & Associates. He has covered San Francisco governance for the past ten years. Pat scribes an offbeat view of the human family through Believe It or What.

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ED JEW SUPPORTERS blame media

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Joe O’Donoghue, left, with author Warren Hinckle following San Francisco City Hall steps rally by Supervisor Ed Jew supporters. Plain spoken O’Donoghue forged the Residential Builders Association.

Photos by Bill Wilson

Sentinel Photographer
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

By Tamara Barak
Bay City News

San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew is being lynched by the media, tried by the public and persecuted by the city’s district, his supporters said at a rally today.

The embattled supervisor, who represents the Sunset District, was arrested this week on nine felony charges including perjury and voter fraud.

Jew is accused of lying about living in the district he represents.

Meanwhile, he faces a separate investigation by the FBI public corruption unit into allegations he accepted $40,000 from a group of businessman who wanted their permit problems to go away.

But his supporters – about 50 of who gathered on the steps of San Francisco City Hall this morning – say the rookie supervisor is being treated unfairly.

Calvin Louie, president of the Chinese American Democratic Club and one of the organizers of the rally, said he was offended by the way the press has portrayed Jew.

“He has been painted as a criminal before the investigation in his case has been completed,” Louie said.

Louie said he believes Jew is innocent.

“I know he lives in the city. I know he lives on 28th Avenue. I know his heart and soul is in the Sunset,” he said.

Louie called the way the supervisor’s troubles “the lynching of Ed Jew’s rights.”

“Do his basic rights go away because he is Chinese?” Louie asked.

Joe O’Donoghue, of the Residential Builders Association, compared San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris to Duke University rape case prosecutor Mike Nifong.

“Drug dealers have more rights in this city than Ed Jew,” O’Donoghue said.

He added that Jew is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, “not by a bunch of political hacks.”

Ron Lee, a volunteer liaison in Jew’s district, said he has been talking to merchants and residents who are upset by the way Jew is being treated.

“What about the work he’s done? What about what he’s done for the neighborhood? What about where his heart is?” he said of Jew.

Other supporters held signs that read, “Political persecution,” “Ed Jew keep fighting” and “Stop media bashing.”

Today is also the deadline for Jew to provide the city attorney documents proving he lives at the 28th Avenue home. The city attorney had not yet received the utility bills and other documents by mid-afternoon, spokesman Matt Dorsey said.

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BILL WILSON
Sentinel Photographer
Bill Wilson is a veteran freelance photographer whose work is published by San Francisco and East Bay media. Bill embraced photography at the age of eight. In recent years, his photos capture historic record of the San Francisco LGBT community in the Bay Area Reporter (BAR). Bill has contributed to the Sentinel for the past two years.

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STREET VIOLENCE: Bayview woman brutally attacked because she wouldn’t move her car

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A man was arrested on suspicion of assault Thursday night after he brutally attacked a woman who reportedly parked her car in his Bayview neighborhood driveway, San Francisco police said today.

The incident occurred at around 8:20 p.m. on Blanken Avenue near the intersection of Tunnel Avenue when the victim reportedly pulled her car into the suspect’s driveway, according to a police report.

The suspect, whose identity has not been released, began yelling at the woman to move her car before he allegedly pulled her from the vehicle and kicked her in the face, police reported.

The woman suffered severe trauma to one of her eyes and was transported to local hospital where she was listed in life-threatening condition, police said.

The suspect is being held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to police.

In a separate incident Thursday, police are searching for a suspect who robbed and repeatedly stabbed a woman at around 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Cole and Haight streets, just east of Golden Gate Park, police reported.

The woman reportedly struggled with the suspect after he tried to grab her purse, at which point the suspect stabbed the woman three times before running away, police said.

The woman was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Bay City News

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KISS & MAKE UP – Michael Moore Shows Healthy Respect in San Francisco

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Photos by Bill Wilson

Sentinel Photographer
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

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By PJ Johnston
Sentinel Film Critic
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

Michael Moore was hanging out with Mayor Gavin Newsom Wednesday, stumping for universal health care and promoting his new film, “Sicko,” which skewers the American health care system in much the same way his “Farenheit 911” lambasted the Bush administration for its exploitation of September 11 and subsequent mad dash to war.

Moore joined Hizzonner for a panel discussion on health care earlier in the day, where both touted San Francisco’s trailblazing efforts to provide coverage to all residents, which began under Mayor Willie Brown and have been expanded by Newsom. And then Newsom made a compelling case for national leadership on the issue in his introduction of Moore at a Metreon pre-screening of “Sicko” on Wednesday night (See Pat Murphy’s photos and coverage of the events).

We’ll take longer look at “Sicko” itself when it opens nationwide on June 29, but one of the more interesting aspects of Moore’s appearance in San Francisco was his take on three controversial Democratic politicians: Newsom, Hillary Clinton and Al Gore.

San Franciscans with long-knifed memories may recall the episode during the 2003 mayoral campaign when Moore, stumping for Newsom’s then-rival – dreamy darling of the far-left, Matt Gonzalez – got Newsom’s cell phone number from Gonzo and called him from the stage at a campaign rally. Leaving a message, Moore chastised Newsom for behaving more like a Republican than a Democrat, saying his signature “Care Not Cash” homeless proposal was short on the “care.”

Cheap shot or classic Michael Moore theatrics? Depends on your perspective. Either way, both men have moved well beyond it four years later, as they heaped praise one another for the better part of an entire day. With his same-sex marriage offensive and environmental street credibility, Newsom has joined Moore in the national pantheon of progressive provocateurs, and Moore has rightly recognized the Mayor’s, and the City’s, leadership on health care.

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Moore’s Hillary moment was more nuanced. “Sicko” painstakingly recounts the First Lady’s heroic efforts to bring universal health care to America in the first year of Bill Clinton’s administration. She was practically tarred and feathered for her efforts, and 16 years later we still have an unmanageable, and often tragic, managed health care system that leaves nearly 50 million Americans without coverage.

But “Sicko” quickly follows First Lady Clinton’s noble and far-sighted efforts with a round-up of politicians who currently receive big-buck political contributions from the health industry – employing Moore’s usual humorous, if a little ham-fisted, sound and visual effects – and he makes sure to pin Senator Clinton to the top of the list, second only to a congressman who has since left the House to shill for the pharmaceutical industry.

It was a highlight for the Obama people in the room, who snickered – that insufferable habit of the self-righteous, self-anointed “progressive” San Franciscan. (As if Hillary Clinton hasn’t done more to advance progressive causes than all the people in that theater combined!) But when Moore was taking questions after the film, one respectful, reasonable guy asked Moore if it wasn’t a cheap shot, and one that would likely be exploited by big-business, anti-reform, Republican evildoers, especially if Clinton becomes the Democratic nominee.

It was a fair question, and one that Moore took seriously. He gave a lengthy, heartfelt and occasionally bizarre answer. He declared his admiration for Hillary Clinton, credited her for the courage and the intelligence to take on issues like health care reform – but more than that, he said he found her “sexy.” He said he harbored a deep, forbidden love for Hillary. And he meant it.

As for pointing out that as a New York senator Clinton has received large sums of money from insurance companies and other health care interests, he said that it’d be dishonest and hypocritical if he spared those he likes or admires the bite of his snarky-sharp teeth just because he likes or admires them. He said he’s gotta call ’em likes he sees ’em, and though some might find his strikes zone a little high and to-the-left, he is definitely a very clear-eyed umpire. He said he hopes the daylight – okay, the strobe light – he throws on a shady aspect of Clinton’s record will help steer her back to the righteous path. (Of course, he takes it as an unchallenged axiom that any political contribution from the health care industry is by definition blood money.)

Overall, Moore made a good case for his mixed treatment of Hillary Clinton, and it reflected well on his overall approach to the people and politics he scrutinizes.

Most compelling of all, however, was the picture he painted of his relationship with former Vice President Al Gore. Gore is not featured in “Sicko,” but his name came up in the Q&A on Wednesday night, and it sent Moore into a lengthy, wistful tale about his meeting with Gore at his Tennessee home a year or so ago.

Turns out “Farenheit 911” – which opens with an excruciating sequence in which, having had the 2000 election snatched from him, Gore must preside over the Senate and beat back, one by one, the protestations of members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who all refer to him as “Mr. President” in anguished and defeated tones – had a powerful impact on the Gore family. Now, as an environmental crusader with an Oscar-winning documentary under his belt like Moore, Gore was evolving into an activist, even visionary American leader.

They also talked about the devastating impact Ralph Nader had on the 2000 election (those cocksure “progressives” weren’t snickering during this portion of the Q&A, I can assure you). Moore was one of the most ardent, high-profile supporters of Nader’s that year, a fact that seemed to flood him with regret on Wednesday night. But he was awestruck by Gore’s equanimity on the subject: “I didn’t lose because you voted for Nader,” Moore paraphrased Gore as saying. “I lost because I obviously didn’t do enough to convince you to vote for me instead.”

Moore came to see Gore as a brilliant, brave, sincere and, yes, humorous politician who would be great for the country, great for the world. “I hope he never listens to another advisor again,” Moore said, stopping just short of endorsing Gore, or anybody, for president in 2008 – although he made it pretty clear he’d drop everything to help Big Al if he does in fact run.

So it was, in his visit to San Francisco, Michael Moore proved himself to be every bit as interesting, funny, determined, playful, outraged, candid, pugnacious and relevant as his wonderful films are. Michael Moore is necessary; his films, his message, his courage – to speak parody to power, to open our eyes and our hearts throughout the belly laughs – are needed in much greater supply here in America. And the fact that he’s honest and complex enough to harbor, and reveal, constantly evolving views of the powerful people with whom he interacts is just one more reason to appreciate and trust him.

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BILL WILSON
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Bill Wilson is a veteran freelance photographer whose work is published by San Francisco and East Bay media. Bill embraced photography at the age of eight. In recent years, his photos capture historic record of the San Francisco LGBT community in the Bay Area Reporter (BAR). Bill has contributed to the Sentinel for the past two years.

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JUNE 15 VIDEO OF THE DAY – Thank God It’s Friday – The Hallelujah Chorus Sung In Hebrew – Stinkpots used in boarding enemy vessels

VIDEO OF THE DAY
Thank God It’s Friday – The Hallelujah Chorus Sung In Hebrew

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JUNE 15 BIRTHDAY LORE
You are quick-witted, intellectual, serious, and diligent in all you do. You enjoy reading and have considerable critical ability. You have many friends and are popular among them. Your home is dear to you, and you will have a happy married life.

JUNE 15 IS A BEST DAY
June 15 is the day to entertain.

ADVICE FOR JUNE 15
Don’t work in the garden when plants are wet. This encourages the spread of disease.

TIP FOR JUNE 15
Make your own oven cleaner. 2 tablespoons dishwashing liquid, 2 teaspoons borax, 1/4 cup ammonia, 1-1/2 cups warm water. Mix the ingredients together, apply to oven spills, and let sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Scrub with an abrasive nylon-backed sponge and rinse well.

WORD FOR JUNE 15
Stinkpot. Definition: An earthen jar charged with powder, grenades, and other materials of an offensive and suffocating smell, — sometimes used in boarding an enemy’s vessel.

JUNE 15 IN HISTORY
Hee Haw premiered on television, 1969. One inch of snow fell in Pennsylvania, 1918.

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Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 76. West southwest wind between 6 and 11 mph.

Friday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 53. West wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 66. West wind between 10 and 14 mph.

Saturday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. West wind between 6 and 11 mph.

Sunday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.

Sunday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Monday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 70.

Monday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Tuesday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 67.

Tuesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Wednesday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 68.

Wednesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Thursday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.

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PLAN YOUR BEST JUNE DAYS

Begin diet to gain weight: 16, 21, 19, 24

Begin diet to lose weight: 3, 8, 6,10

Begin logging: 1, 3, 4, 27, 28, 30

Breed animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Castrate animals: 2, 3, 5, 6, 29, 30

Cut hair to discourage growth: 9, 10, 11, 12

Cut hair to encourage growth: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Cut hay: 6, 7, 9, 10

Destroy pests and weeds: 6, 7, 9, 10

End projects: 13, 24

Entertain: 15, 15, 28, 19

Go camping: 1, 25, 26, 28, 29

Go to the dentist: 17, 18, 20, 21

Graft or pollinate: 13, 14, 15, 16

Harvest aboveground vegetables: 17, 18, 20, 21

Harvest belowground vegetables: 11, 12, 9, 10

Make sauerkraut, can, or pickle: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13

Plant aboveground vegetables: 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Plant belowground vegetables: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13

Potty train children: 3, 8, 6, 10

Prune to discourage growth: 6, 7, 9, 10

Prune to encourage growth: 18, 19, 25, 26,

Quit smoking: 3, 6, 8, 10

Set chicken eggs: 2, 11, 12, 13, 19,27, 31

Set posts or pour concrete: 1, 2, 4, 27, 28, 30

Slaughter animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Start projects: 15, 26

Wean animals and children: 2, 6, 8, 10

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STREET VIOLENCE: Three shot in Western Addition – Mirkarimi once again demands detailed public safety plan from Mayor, Police Chief, and District Attorney

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Three people were shot in the Western Addition this morning following a night of violence in San Francisco, authorities reported.

Medical personnel responded to the triple shooting at 8:53 a.m. at 3 Friendship Court – a one block street between McAllister and Fulton streets, San Francisco fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said.
All three people were conscious and breathing and were transported to San Francisco General Hospital, Talmadge said.

The incident followed a crime-filled Wednesday night that sent six people to local hospitals.

The first incident, a stabbing, was reported in the Mission District at 5:40 p.m. According to police, as the victim stepped out of his car at 17th and Capp streets, he was confronted by a man and a physical fight ensued. The suspect then stabbed the victim with an ice pick, police said.

As the injured man tried to run, the suspect jumped into a car driven by his female companion. The couple then chased the victim, trying to hit him with their car, police said. When they caught up to him, the man again exited the vehicle and stabbed him a second time, police said.

Police arrested the man, but the woman was able to escape. The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital and is expected to survive, according to police.

Several hours later at 9:31 p.m., police were called to investigate a shooting in the 1100 block of McAllister Street in the Western Addition.

Police said that three males were walking when they were approached by a group of seven males who began shooting at them, wounding the trio.

Two of those victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital and are expected survive, according to police. The third person went to Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center by himself and is fighting for his life, police said.

A fourth victim – a male bystander who was hit by a stray bullet – is expected to survive, police said.

The third shooting of the night took place at 11:15 p.m. at 18th and Capp streets in the Mission – a block away from the ice pick stabbing more than five hours earlier.

Police said two men approached the male victim and shot him several times before possibly driving off eastbound on 18th Street.

The victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening wounds, police said.

San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi this morning blasted the city’s mayor, police chief and district attorney after two separate shootings in the same Western Addition public housing project wounded seven people.

This morning’s triple shooting in the Friendship Village
development between McAllister and Fulton streets occurred in the same area where four people – including an innocent bystander – were shot less than 12 hours earlier.

“It’s literally the same location – we’re talking not even 5 yards away,” Mirkarimi said.

Mirkarimi, who represents the neighborhood on the city’s Board of Supervisors, said he came out to the scene of both shootings.

After the first incident, San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong assured him she would provide police presence in Friendship Village, Mirkarimi said.

“I expected a fixed presence of SFPD and I learned there was not and I’m not happy about it,” he said.

Medical personnel responded to this morning’s triple shooting at 8:53 a.m. at 3 Friendship Court, San Francisco fire Lt. Mindy Talmadge said

All three people were conscious and breathing and were transported to San Francisco General Hospital, Talmadge said.

Mirkarimi said the victims were teenage boys.

“I’m theorizing, but I believe it was gang-related,” he said. “We need an aggressive intervention to deal with the gun violence that’s occurring between different housing developments.”

Wednesday night’s shooting at the housing project was reported 9:31 p.m. Police said that three males were walking when they were approached by a group of seven males who began shooting at them, wounding the trio.

Two of those victims were transported to San Francisco General Hospital and are expected survive, according to police. The third person went to Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center by himself and is fighting for his life, police said.

A fourth victim – a male bystander who was hit by a stray bullet – is expected to survive, police said.

Mirkarimi said he is frustrated with District Attorney Kamala Harris’ failure to aggressively prosecute cases he’s referred to her office.

“The district attorney needs to start prosecuting cases that show people that you can’t commit violent crime with impunity,” Mirkarimi said.

“You have – literally – elementary school kids and teenagers carrying guns and shooting people and not knowing the difference between right and wrong. If their parents and guardians have abdicated their ability, then someone needs to step up to the plate.”

The supervisor said it’s been an “agitating” experience trying to get coordinated violence prevention services from the city’s juvenile probation, recreation and parks and workforce development departments to combat the Western Addition’s spike in violence.

“Today I’m all over the mayor and all over the police chief and all over city agencies to give me a detailed plan,” as to how they’re going to provide a safe summer, Mirkarimi said.

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MICHAEL MOORE’S ‘Sicko’ will end American resistance to universal health care

By Pat Murphy
Sentinel Editor & Publisher
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

A single movie — Michael Moore’s ‘Sicko’ scheduled for release June 29 — will end American resistance to universal health care.

Pre-screened in San Francisco last night, the film is airtight. It cannot be dismissed as propaganda.

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San Francisco Mayor with Director Michael Moore Wednesday prior to pre-screening.

Photos by Bill Wilson

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Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

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“Our expectation is that people are going to take what they’ve learn here tonight and do something with it,” San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom stressed to film audience.

“But the reality was that when I was sitting there stuffing envelopes for Michael Dukakis that we had 33 million without health insurance.

“Then I started stuffing envelopes for Bill Clinton and we started reaching close to 40 million.

“And here we are and I’m looking forward to stuffing envelopes for our nominee soon — we’re now looking at 47 to 48 million Americans without health insurance.

“I think it’s high time that we have the… tipping point on this issue. Someone who can bring to life the reality of the health care delivery system in this country.”

Moore’s previous skill for straightforward simplicity lets those interviewed deliver the blow-to-the-psyche national wallop.

His eye for the sardonic, the heartbreaking and the joyful, grows to maturity in ‘Sicko.’ The man has found his voice.

They speak as all humans speak. An insurance company medical director confessing in shame that she had killed a man by intentionally denying treatment coverage to boost company profits. A security camera catching a woman in dimentia dumped on the streets wearing only a flimsy hospital gown. A former insurance claim adjustor in unrelieved remorse. The utter bewilderment, grief and anger, of survivors who lost loved ones to coverage reversal. The absurdy of boating to Guantanamo with American patients asking for the same universal health care — given anywhere on American soil — to Al Qaida prisoners.

‘Sicko’ fries the socialized medicine red herring. Canadian, French, and English patients who receive medical treatment for pennies if charged at all. Cost of a pulmonary inhaler in poverty struck Cuba for 5-cents costing patients $120 in America. The bewilderment of European health care providers and patients over American lawmaker disregard for the human good. Canadian, French and English doctors paid highly thank you very much.

Thanks to the red-eyed labor of 23-year-old George searching through old Watergate tapes, President Nixon is captured spawning managed health care in this country – “It increases profits by reducing care. I like that.”

‘Sicko’ delivers sureness that America will get itself together, at least in one area, before the world takes us down.

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PAT MURPHY
Sentinel Editor & Publisher
In his youth, Pat Murphy worked as a General Assignment reporter for the Richmond Independent, the Berkeley Daily Gazette, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He served as Managing Editor of the St. Albans (Vermont) Daily Messenger at age 21. Murphy also launched ValPak couponing in San Francisco, as the company’s first San Francisco franchise owner. He walked the bricks, developing ad strategy for a broad range of restaurants and merchants. Pat knows what works and what doesn’t work. His writing skill has been employed by marketing agencies, including Don Solem & Associates. He has covered San Francisco governance for the past ten years. Pat scribes an offbeat view of the human family through Believe It or What.

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BILL WILSON
Sentinel Photographer
Bill Wilson is a veteran freelance photographer whose work is published by San Francisco and East Bay media. Bill embraced photography at the age of eight. In recent years, his photos capture historic record of the San Francisco LGBT community in the Bay Area Reporter (BAR). Bill has contributed to the Sentinel for the past two years.

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SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL LGBT FILM FESTIVAL gala opening – Even scalper catches Director’s eye

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Shot on location April 30 2007

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FRAMELINE KICKS-OFF FILM FESTIVAL TONIGHT

Opening Night Gala Screening of Les Témoins (The Witnesses), Castro Theatre, Thursday, June 14 2007, 7:00 p.m. Tickets.
Paris, 1984. In a cruisey city park, Adrien, a sophisticated, middle-aged doctor, meets Manu, a buoyant 18-year-old. Manu turns down Adrien’s proposition — then asks him to hold his jacket while he joins an orgy in the bushes. Not the best way to start a relationship, yet Adrien takes Manu under his wing. Manu needs guidance, and Adrien comes alive as he tromps around Paris with this energetic newcomer. Adrien’s friend Sarah worries that he’s being taken advantage of, but Adrien disagrees: “You can ask anything of your friends.” The possibilities of friendship are at the heart of this elegant new film from André Téchiné, whose 1994 Wild Reeds is already a classic. Once again, the French auteur demonstrates the complexity of desire — plus his knack for casting sexy, intense young French actors. In lesser hands, the May/December dynamic would slip into heartbreak and stop there, but Téchiné raises the stakes as The Witnesses becomes a story of relationships tested by the onslaught of AIDS. Like a cinematic string quartet, the film intertwines four fascinating lives. Carefree Manu turns dangerous under pressure. Adrien, a doormat in love, becomes a medical warrior fighting the deadly new virus. Sarah struggles to balance motherhood with artistry, while her macho Algerian husband falls into his first gay affair. The Witnesses takes us through a tumultuous year asking us to bear witness to the lives it portrays. — K.M. SOEHNLEIN


Itty Bitty Titty Tickets.
Anna is coming out. But not as gay — as a revolutionary. Itty Bitty Titty Committee is a rockin’ love song to the heady rush of sex, freedom and rebellion that happens when an everyday girl discovers her own strength and the righteous indignation needed to take action and change the world. Our heroine is a shy, just-out-of-high-school lesbian, still living with her parents and working at a plastic surgery clinic. She is depressed because of a recent breakup but lives in a super-loving, gay-is-A-OK kind of family. Her world opens up one night when she catches a one-woman army reclaiming public space for women (i.e., spray painting the clinic where Anna works). A recruiting member of the guerrilla girls-esque Clits in Action (C(i)A), Sadie is trying to make people aware of how bad plastic surgery is for women. With an undeniable attraction to this sexy, raw rebel gurl, Anna eagerly joins the ranks of C(i)A and starts her rollercoaster ride from meek and mousy to bad-ass bravado. Full of mosh pits, power fists and utter charm, Jamie Babbit’s (But I’m a Cheerleader, Frameline24) latest film is as fun as a romantic comedy can get. Featuring Melonie Diaz (Raising Victor Vargas), Nicole Vicius (Half Nelson) and Daniela Sea (“The L Word”), Itty Bitty Titty Committee captures all the excitement of a Le Tigre, Gossip or Bikini Kill show with its adrenaline-fueled feminism, shirtless bravado and enough queer sex to give you one of the best dykey date movies ever. So sit back, enjoy, and then change the fucking world! — CINDY M. EMCH

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JUNE 14 VIDEO OF THE DAY – Never A Blue San Francisco Day – Downtown San Francisco hit 101 degrees this date 1961

VIDEO OF THE DAY
Never A Blue San Francisco Day

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JUNE 14 BIRTHDAY LORE
You are generous, kind, and considerate. You are capable and reliable and have a keen, active mind. You are diplomatic and aggressive. You make friends easily and are fortunate in having a congenial trend of common interests. You are usually happy and contented and require love to keep your happiness.

JUNE 14 IS A BEST DAY
June 14 is a glorious day to graft.

ADVICE FOR JUNE 14
Don’t buy a hammer with a visible casting seam. It could fly apart as you work with it. Good hammer heads are all one smooth piece and won’t shatter.

TIP FOR JUNE 14
Lemon juice sweetened with crushed sugar helps to relieve a cough.

WORD FOR JUNE 1
Civvies. Definition: Civilian garb as opposed to a military uniform.

JUNE 14 IN HISTORY
The New York Rangers won their first Stanley Cup in 54 years, beating Vancouver, 3-2, in game 7 at Madison Square Garden. Downtown San Francisco, California, hit 106 degrees F, 1961.

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Today: Sunny, with a high near 79. South wind 5 to 11 mph becoming west.

Tonight: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 52. West southwest wind between 6 and 10 mph.

Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 69. West southwest wind between 6 and 11 mph.

Friday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a low around 53. West wind around 10 mph.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 67. West wind between 10 and 14 mph.

Saturday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Sunday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.

Sunday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Monday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 69.

Monday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Tuesday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 67.

Tuesday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Wednesday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 66.

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PLAN YOUR BEST JUNE DAYS

Begin diet to gain weight: 16, 21, 19, 24

Begin diet to lose weight: 3, 8, 6,10

Begin logging: 1, 3, 4, 27, 28, 30

Breed animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Castrate animals: 2, 3, 5, 6, 29, 30

Cut hair to discourage growth: 9, 10, 11, 12

Cut hair to encourage growth: 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Cut hay: 6, 7, 9, 10

Destroy pests and weeds: 6, 7, 9, 10

End projects: 13, 24

Entertain: 15, 15, 28, 19

Go camping: 1, 25, 26, 28, 29

Go to the dentist: 17, 18, 20, 21

Graft or pollinate: 13, 14, 15, 16

Harvest aboveground vegetables: 17, 18, 20, 21

Harvest belowground vegetables: 11, 12, 9, 10

Make sauerkraut, can, or pickle: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13

Plant aboveground vegetables: 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Plant belowground vegetables: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13

Potty train children: 3, 8, 6, 10

Prune to discourage growth: 6, 7, 9, 10

Prune to encourage growth: 18, 19, 25, 26,

Quit smoking: 3, 6, 8, 10

Set chicken eggs: 2, 11, 12, 13, 19,27, 31

Set posts or pour concrete: 1, 2, 4, 27, 28, 30

Slaughter animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Start projects: 15, 26

Wean animals and children: 2, 6, 8, 10

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ED JEW request to hold off on City Attorney investigation denied

By Tamara Barak Karli Bulnes
Bay City News

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera denied late Wednesday requests by San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew’s attorneys to suspend further investigation until the criminal matters are resolved and to postpone the Friday deadline to provide an interview and information proving his Sunset District residency.

In an e-mail sent to Herrera at 12:41 p.m., Bill Fazio, Jew’s attorney, asked the city attorney to “hold off and abstain from further action until the criminal matter is resolved,” city attorney press secretary Matt Dorsey reported.

In addition to Fazio’s request, Jew’s other attorneys, Steven Gruel and James R. Sutton, asked the city attorney to extend by one week the time within which Jew may respond to requests for an interview and to provide any information that would help establish his residency at the 28th Avenue, Sunset District address.

Dorsey reported the city attorney “is not willing to grant either of (the requests),” explaining a delay would only further compromise the interest of San Francisco citizens.

“We will not delay out investigation any further than we already have, much less do so for the indefinite period it may take to resolve the various criminal proceedings pending against your client,” Herrera told Jew’s attorneys.

Herrera added, “What is at stake here is the integrity of San Francisco’s form of representative democracy. The voters of this city adopted a system of government in which the citizens of each district would be represented by an individual who resides in their district … Until this issue is resolved, the cloud of uncertainty over whether District Four has a
legitimate representative on the Board of Supervisors will hang over the deliberations and decisions of that body.”

Despite facing felony charges, an investigation by both local and federal authorities and with his colleagues publicly calling for his resignation, Ed Jew still has no plans to resign from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Fazio said today.

Fazio said his client is maintaining his innocence in the face of nine counts of felony criminal charges including perjury and election fraud.

Accompanied by family members and a bail bondsman, Jew surrendered himself to Burlingame police Tuesday night after San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris issued a warrant for his arrest several hours earlier. He was released after posting bail.

His arraignment is scheduled in San Francisco Superior Court for July 16 at 9 a.m.

According to Harris’ complaint filed in San Francisco Superior Court Tuesday, Jew lied under oath and falsified documents regarding his residency in order to obtain a seat representing the Sunset District on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Yesterday, Fazio said that before his client’s arrest, he had been working to resolve the case with the district attorney’s office when the warrant was suddenly and unexpectedly issued.

“I just don’t understand why they did things that way. I had been involved in discussions with them about the case and I thought we could reach some agreeable conclusion and all of a sudden this springs on us,” he said.

Fazio said based on the discussions, he believed there was “the possibility of a plea agreement, or the possibility they didn’t have a case.”

Jew’s arrest was premature, he said.

“I don’t think (prosecutors) were at the level where they were going to file criminal charges. I think there was still a lot to talk about,” Fazio said.

Gruel has said that the investigation into his client’s residence is politically motivated. Today, Fazio shied away from echoing his colleague’s claim but said he didn’t know what motivated the filing of criminal charges.

“That’s the biggest question I have, frankly,” he said.

Meanwhile, some of Jew’s fellow supervisors are calling for his resignation.

President of the Board of Supervisors Aaron Peskin this afternoon said he has spoken with Mayor Gavin Newsom and asked him to suspend Jew for official misconduct. If Newsom suspends Jew, the city’s Ethics Commission would then hold a hearing and issue a recommendation as to whether or not Jew should be unseated. The Board of Supervisors would then vote on the
recommendation. A ‘yes’ vote from eight of the 11 members could remove Jew from office.

Newsom had not moved to suspend Jew as of this afternoon, and issued a statement Tuesday night saying he is reviewing all the facts in the case.

“I think that given the fact that the district attorney has filed serious criminal charges against Ed Jew, the mayor understands it’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when (to suspend Jew for official misconduct),” Peskin said.

Jew’s ability to serve has been compromised, San Franciscans’ faith in their government has been shaken and stepping down would be the honorable thing for Jew to do, Peskin said.

Supervisor Tom Ammiano said it’s unlikely the freshman supervisor can fight the charges against him and adequately deal with budget negotiations and other pressing issues facing the board.

“I think he needs to consider — for the public good and for the sake of his family — resigning,” Ammiano said. “It’s very difficult, given his five or six months on the board, to think he’s going to contribute
anything of merit during his time of travail for him.”

Ammiano said that while he believes in the presumption of innocence, “I think that when you’re an elected official it’s a different standard and currently what he is guilty of is being elusive and evasive, not dealing with this in a forthright matter, and I think there’s questions of judgment here.”

Supervisor Chris Daly, who has been calling for Jew’s resignation for several weeks, speculated that Jew might be holding onto his seat on the advice of his lawyers in order to use his resignation as a bargaining chip in a plea deal.

Whatever the conclusion “the work of the board carries on and Ed Jew will go down as a footnote in San Francisco history,” Daly said.

Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval today stopped short of suggesting his fellow supervisor resign, saying it seems to be a complicated case and it’s difficult to predict its outcome without knowing all the facts.

“Ultimately, only Supervisor Jew knows what really happened and he needs to make the best decision for him and his family,” Sandoval said.

While he noted that the scandal is a distraction for the board, “we’re in the business of distractions. We live with them all the time and I think we’ve gotten quite good at getting our work done in spite of them,” he said.

In addition to the criminal charges over his residency, Jew still faces an FBI probe into his alleged acceptance of $40,000 in cash from a group of businessmen having permit problems. Jew denies wrongdoing.

FBI spokeswoman Patty Hansen today said that investigation is continuing.

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GAVIN NEWSOM VIDEO – Chris Daly, From Smackdown To Backdown

SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL JUNE 13 2007

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PHOTO BY DAVID TOERGE
Sentinel Photography Editor
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

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DAVID TOERGE
Sentinel Photography Editor
When David Toerge left a career in photojournalism that had spanned over twelve years and started in a new direction of commercial photography he blended the editorial style with a more corporate look. David led the way in that new style garnering many awards for his work. Communications Arts has honored him over six times. Based in San Francisco, David shoots projects on location all over the US for various corporations and a multitude of magazines and always brings back great images. He has a keen sense of light, color, and composition and delivers to his clients assignments done with passion. He has climbed bridges hundreds of feet in the air, shot in caves hundreds of feet below, dived with sharks and driven the track with Indy drivers. He has shot earthquakes and firestorms but loves walking the streets with his camera just photographing the everyday life of his city.

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SAN FRANCISCO HOTEL COUNCIL raises more than $50,000 for St. Anthony Dining Room

The San Francisco Hotel Council raised more than $50,000 for St. Anthony Dining Room from the hospitality industry annual Penny Pitch Pitch, according to Council Executive Director Patricia Breslin.

“The members of the hospitality industry once again came together as a community to hold one of the most creative and competitive fundraisers in San Francisco,” Patricia Breslin, Executive Director of the Hotel Council of San Francisco, reported today.

“It’s all about ‘pitching in’; and from pitching pennies, over one million dollars has been raised for St. Anthony over the years.”

For more than 30 years, the hospitality industry has held an annual fundraiser to benefit St. Anthony Dining Room. This year’s event was held on Memorial Day (May 28th) at Moose’s Restaurant, 1652 Stockton Street in San Francisco .

“The Penny Pitch is just another example of how the Hotel Council and its members are committed to numerous community initiatives and philanthropic efforts,” said Clem Esmail, President of the Hotel Council and General Manager of the Palace Hotel.

More than 20 teams (made up of six individuals per team) participated in the Penny Pitch Event.

The winner of this year’s event was the team from Tres Agaves Restaurant in San Francisco.

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STREET VIOLENCE: Sunlit morning shooting

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One person shot at 19th and Valencia streets in San Francisco’s Mission District at about 11:10 a.m. today, according to a San Francisco Fire Department dispatcher.

The dispatcher said the victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

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JUNE 13 VIDEO OF THE DAY – The Sentinel Anthem – How to stop hiccups

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The Sentinel Anthem

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JUNE 13 BIRTHDAY LORE
You are impulsive, energetic, and argumentive, and put more faith in your intuition than in your judgment. You are a good and loyal friend and a bad enemy. You are demonstrative in love, and your happiness in love depends on receiving as much as you give.

JUNE 13 IS A BEST DAY
Don’t get the stars wrong but this is a good day to pollinate.

ADVICE FOR JUNE 13
If you move to a new house today, enter first with a loaf of bread and a new broom. Never bring an old broom into the house.

TIP FOR JUNE 13
To stop the hiccups, eat something spicy hot.

WORD FOR JUNE 13
Tidy. Definition: Being in proper time; timely; seasonable; favorable; as, tidy weather. Arranged in good order; orderly; appropriate; neat; kept in proper.

JUNE 13 IN HISTORY
Died: Benny Goodman (musician), 1986. Snowplows were called out in Denver, Colorado, to clean up softball-size hailstones, 1984.

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Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming west between 8 and 11 mph.

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 54. West northwest wind between 5 and 11 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 75. West wind between 6 and 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Southwest wind between 5 and 8 mph.

Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.

Friday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 68.

Saturday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Sunday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 71.

Sunday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Monday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.

Monday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Tuesday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 72.

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PLAN YOUR BEST JUNE DAYS

Begin diet to gain weight: 16, 21, 19, 24

Begin diet to lose weight: 3, 8, 6,10

Begin logging: 1, 3, 4, 27, 28, 30

Breed animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Castrate animals: 2, 3, 5, 6, 29, 30

Cut hair to discourage growth: 9, 10, 11, 12

Cut hair to encourage growth: 20, 21, 22,23, 24

Cut hay: 6, 7, 9, 10

Destroy pests and weeds: 6, 7, 9, 10

End projects: 13, 24

Entertain: 15, 15, 28, 19

Go camping: 1, 25, 26, 28, 29

Go to the dentist: 17, 18, 20, 21

Graft or pollinate: 13, 14, 15, 16

Harvest aboveground vegetables: 17, 18, 20, 21

Harvest belowground vegetables: 11, 12, 9, 10

Make sauerkraut, can, or pickle: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13

Plant aboveground vegetables: 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Plant belowground vegetables: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13

Potty train children: 3, 8, 6, 10

Prune to discourage growth: 6, 7, 9, 10

Prune to encourage growth: 18, 19, 25, 26,

Quit smoking: 3, 6, 8, 10

Set chicken eggs: 2, 11, 12, 13, 19,27, 31

Set posts or pour concrete: 1, 2, 4, 27, 28, 30

Slaughter animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Start projects: 15, 26

Wean animals and children: 2, 6, 8, 10

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SAN FRANCISCO TAXI COMMISSION urged to reduce cab emissions 50% by 2020

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Photos by Bill Wilson
Sentinel Photographer
Copyright © 2007 San Francisco Sentinel

Flanked by several hybrid taxicabs, Mayor Newsom today urged the City’s Taxi Commission to approve a resolution that gradually reduces, offsets, and eliminates greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in taxis by 2020.

In his 2006 State of the City Address, Mayor Newsom pledged to convert 100% of San Francisco taxis to hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles by 2011. This resolution would provide the mandate to help achieve that goal and take it even further.

The resolution specifically requires the San Francisco taxi industry to reduce its total greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from current levels and 20% from 1990 levels by 2011. Recent estimates show that converting the City’s taxi fleet to hybrid or compressed natural gas vehicles is expected to reduce taxi emissions between 30-60%.

Even with a 20% reduction of greenhouse gases from 1990 levels, the San Francisco taxi fleet will still produce over 30,000 tons of GHG per year. Therefore, the resolution calls for investments in renewable energy or efficiency as well, which provide a mechanism for the taxi industry to significantly offset its GHG emissions.

Under the resolution, the San Francisco Taxi Commission further commits to;

• By 2015, achieve zero net carbon emissions by offsetting the total amount of GHG emissions produced by the San Francisco taxi fleet with an equal amount of renewable energy or energy efficiency.

• By 2020, achieve zero gross GHG emissions by permitting only zero emission vehicles.

• Urge the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to enact legislation to raise the per-shift gate fee to subsidize the purchase of high-efficiency vehicles.

• Create a working group on GHG reduction, offset, and elimination to evaluate and suggest policies to implement this legislation.

“We cannot continue to play within the margins when it comes to climate change,” said Mayor Newsom. “San Francisco must continue to be a leader on environmental issues, and that means converting not just our city fleet, but also our taxis.”

“This proposal takes action to reduce, offset, and eliminate greenhouse gases appropriate in scope and timeframe to the urgency of the problem,” said Paul Gillespie, President of the Taxi Commission.

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Paul Gillespie

“It will put thousands of dollars in drivers pockets, while taking tens of thousands of tons of greenhouse gas pollution out of the atmosphere.”

“The benefit from applying environmental standards to a taxi fleet is that the entire fleet turns over every three to four years, making it possible to have a 100% clean fleet by 2011,” said Heidi Machen, Executive Director of the Taxi Commission.

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Heidi Machen

“And, this means that approximately 1400 vehicles – our taxis – operating around the clock on our streets, will be a model for all auto users and vehicle fleets around the country.”

Currently, San Francisco has a fleet of 1,381 taxis citywide, and the average San Francisco taxi travels 75,000 miles per year and emits 50 tons of greenhouse gas.

Today, approximately 210 vehicles in San Francisco’s taxi fleet are either Compressed Natural Gas or hybrid vehicles (175 CNG, 35 hybrid vehicles).

Mayor Newsom’s Climate Action Plan announced in 2004 commits the city to reducing greenhouse gas emission levels to 20% below 1990 levels by the year 2012. In addition, San Francisco’s own City fleet includes more than 800 alternative fuel or hybrid vehicles.

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BILL WILSON
Sentinel Photographer
Bill Wilson is a veteran freelance photographer whose work is published by San Francisco and East Bay media. Bill embraced photography at the age of eight. In recent years, his photos capture historic record of the San Francisco LGBT community in the Bay Area Reporter (BAR). Bill has contributed to the Sentinel for the past two years.

From the Mayor’s Office of Communications

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SAN FRANCISCO SUPERVISOR ED JEW SURRENDERS TO BURLINGAME POLICE

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Supervisor Ed Jew

Supervisor Ed Jew tonight surrendered to Burlingame police and was released after posting a $135,000 bail, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Earlier today San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris filed criminal charges against the freshman District 4 supervisor, alleging Jew lied about where he lives in order to run for office.

Burlingame Police Department watch commander, Sgt. Jeff Downs, said Jew surrendered at 7 p.m., posted bail and was released pending a court appearance for July 16, Chronicle staff writers Cecilia M. Vega and Jaxon Van Derbeken report.

“It was a pretty routine booking and release,” he said.

Harris explained decision to file charges.

According to court documents, Mr. Jew allegedly lied under oath and falsified documents regarding his residency in order to obtain a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. It is alleged that he committed perjury, filed false documents and that he did not live in District 4 when he ran and won a seat to represent District 4.

The DA’s Office has charged Mr. Jew with four felony counts of perjury, a violation of Penal Code Section 118; one count of filing a false document, a violation of Penal Code Section 115; one count of violating Elections Code Section 18201; two counts of violating Elections Code Section 18203; and one count of violating Elections Code Section 18560, all felonies.

NEWSOM: ALLEGATIONS GO TO THE HEART OF ELECTORAL PROCESS

Mayor Gavin Newsom said the allegations go to the heart of the electoral process.

“This afternoon the district attorney informed me that her office has filed criminal charges against Supervisor Ed Jew,” Newsom reported in a written statement.

“These serious charges go to the heart of the integrity of the electoral process. I will carefully review the facts of this matter as the city attorney, the district attorney and the FBI continue to investigate these serious issues.”

Immediately after the FBI executed search warrants on May 18th, the District Attorney’s Office began an investigation of potential violations of state law relating to Mr. Jew’s claims of residency at 2450 28th Avenue.

Based on the District Attorney’s investigation, the charges allege that when Mr. Jew filed the papers necessary to run for Supervisor he did not reside at 2450 28th Avenue or any other residence in District 4. The San Francisco City Charter requires that each member of the Board of Supervisors must reside in the District that he or she seeks to represent.

The District Attorney’s Office filed charges relating to the various documents that Mr. Jew allegedly filed and signed with the City and County in connection with his candidacy for the office of Supervisor in 2006, including:

– Declaration of Intent to Solicit Campaign Contributions on February 28, 2006

– Nomination Paper filed on August 11, 2006

– Declaration of Candidacy filed on August 11, 2006

Also, he has been charged with perjury in connection with using the 2450 28th Avenue address to register to vote in March 2003 and in connection with a DMV application in February 2006.

In addition, the District Attorney’s office has charged Mr. Jew with voter fraud, as he allegedly voted in the November 2006 election using the same false address at 2450 28th Avenue.

“This case goes to the heart of the integrity of the electoral process in our city,” said District Attorney Kamala D. Harris.

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Kamala D. Harris

“When San Franciscans go to cast their vote for the candidate of their choice, they should not have to question the eligibility of their candidate to hold office.”

The case will be prosecuted from the District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit. DA Harris launched the Public Integrity Unit in 2004 to prosecute those who abuse a position of public trust or influence. The Unit has prosecuted cases involving campaign fundraising violations, bribery and misappropriation of public funds.

Compiled from written statements by San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

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BAYVIEW REDEVELOPMENT REFERENDUM ruled invalid

From San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Patrick J. Mahoney today rejected an effort by a local developer and attorneys affiliated with two conservative property rights organizations to compel City election officials to place on the ballot a previously disqualified referendum on the Bayview Hunters Point Redevelopment Plan. As a result of the ruling, the Redevelopment Plan continues in effect.

In the 14-page decision filed in San Francisco County Superior Court this morning, Judge Mahoney denied the plaintiffs’ petition for a writ of mandate and other injunctive relief, opining: “There is abundant and consistent authority that a document ‘attached’ to an ordinance is a part of the text within the meaning of [California Elections Code] Section 9238. The rationale for this authority—to ensure that voters receive essential information necessary to make an informed decision—is applicable equally to a document that is incorporated by reference, particularly in this case where the meaning of the ordinance cannot be discerned without reference to documents incorporated by reference.”

The court’s ruling affirms a Sept. 19, 2006 legal opinion by City Attorney Dennis Herrera informing then-Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Gloria Young of her ministerial duty to reject the referendum petition as invalid. Herrera declared the petition invalid because signature gatherers violated requirements of California law that such referendum petitions must attach key documents incorporated by reference in the ordinance for consideration by prospective signers.

The court agreed with Herrera’s analysis, holding that the referendum organizers’ omission of the 57-page redevelopment plan violated the law by depriving prospective signers of information they were entitled to consider before signing the petition.

That information included critical aspects of the plan, such as the boundaries of the redevelopment project area; the scope of eminent domain allowed under the plan; land use controls; and affordable housing requirements and programs.

“The Court recognized that omission of the redevelopment plan by signature gatherers unlawfully deprived voters of their right to know what the ordinance sought to accomplish,” Herrera said.

“While I certainly understand the disappointment of activists who worked to take this referendum to the ballot, the fact is that California law is very clear, and California courts have been very consistent, that a referendum on a redevelopment plan such as this must include the plan itself.”

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STREET VIOLENCE: Another mother’s child takes a bullet

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Police in San Francisco are continuing to investigate a shooting that left a teenager in serious condition, a dispatcher said today.

The shooting Monday night took place after an attempted robbery in the Forest Hill neighborhood, according to a dispatcher.

The victim and other teenagers were sitting on steps near the intersection of Dewey Boulevard and Pacheco Street when they were approached by another group of teenagers around 10:30 p.m.

A Hispanic male who had a silver revolver demanded money and took the wallet from one person and the cell phone from another teen, who he then pistol whipped, according to police.

Words were exchanged and the suspect then shot the teenager whose wallet he took in the stomach. The teen was taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

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JUNE 12 VIDEO OF THE DAY – Affordable Housing — Rose quartz brings deep thoughs

VIDEO OF THE DAY
Affordable Housing

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JUNE 12 BIRTHDAY LORE
With your musical and artistic ability, you seek the friendship and society of those who appreciate and love these things. You are both admired and popular among your friends and associates. You have an affectionate nature and, when married, you are assured of complete happiness and contentment.

JUNE 12 IS A BEST DAY
Today is a cutting edge day to trim your hair if you don’t want it grow fast.

ADVICE FOR JUNE 12
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When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height, and the flag of the United States should be hoisted first and lowered last.

TIP FOR JUNE 12
Healing to the heart and good for assisting deep thoughts, rose quartz has been called “the friendship stone.”

WORD FOR JUNE 12
Morning star. Definition: A planet that is above the eastern horizon at sunrise and less than 180° west of the Sun in right ascension.

JUNE 12 IN HISTORY
Born: Anne Frank (author), 1929. Floods and mudslides at Salt Lake City, Utah, 1983.

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Today: Sunny, with a high near 71. West southwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Tonight: Clear, with a low around 53. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 76. South wind 5 to 14 mph becoming west.

Wednesday Night: Clear, with a low around 54. West wind between 11 and 14 mph becoming light.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 73. West southwest wind between 3 and 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Friday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.

Friday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Saturday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 66.

Saturday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Sunday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a high near 65.

Sunday Night: Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Monday: Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.

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PLAN YOUR BEST JUNE DAYS

Begin diet to gain weight: 16, 21, 19, 24

Begin diet to lose weight: 3, 8, 6,10

Begin logging: 1, 3, 4, 27, 28, 30

Breed animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Castrate animals: 2, 3, 5, 6, 29, 30

Cut hair to discourage growth: 9, 10, 11, 12

Cut hair to encourage growth: 20, 21, 22,23, 24

Cut hay: 6, 7, 9, 10

Destroy pests and weeds: 6, 7, 9, 10

End projects: 13, 24

Entertain: 15, 15, 28, 19

Go camping: 1, 25, 26, 28, 29

Go to the dentist: 17, 18, 20, 21

Graft or pollinate: 13, 14, 15, 16

Harvest aboveground vegetables: 17, 18, 20, 21

Harvest belowground vegetables: 11, 12, 9, 10

Make sauerkraut, can, or pickle: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13

Plant aboveground vegetables: 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Plant belowground vegetables: 4, 5, 7, 8, 13

Potty train children: 3, 8, 6, 10

Prune to discourage growth: 6, 7, 9, 10

Prune to encourage growth: 18, 19, 25, 26,

Quit smoking: 3, 6, 8, 10

Set chicken eggs: 2, 11, 12, 13, 19,27, 31

Set posts or pour concrete: 1, 2, 4, 27, 28, 30

Slaughter animals: 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Start projects: 15, 26

Wean animals and children: 2, 6, 8, 10

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