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February 2011

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NEWS SWIPES

SAN FRANCISCO — Nob Hill hotels folding their cards amidst economic malaise

THE GEYSERS — Yet another earthquake

SAN FRANCISCO — Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence give female condoms to gay men, enraging ultra-gay cross-dressing Papacy

WASHINGTON — Clarence Thomas won't respond to allegations he's a bought and paid for corporate toady

SAN MATEO — Klepto cat caught cruisin'

BERKELEY — City Council votes to welcome wronged Gitmo inmates; John Yoo expected to gift each with a personalized water board

SAN FRANCISCO — Same Sex couples make Valentine's Day — Right to Marry Day

GLEN ELLEN — Here's why a glen named for Ellen gained renown

SAN FRANCISCO — Archeological Earthquake — "Automatic Human Jukebox" Grimes Poznikov's fountain pen discovered at flea market

SILICON VALLEY — High tech execs jet lagged, brain dead &/or narcoleptic; manage making millions, no matter

SONOMA COUNTY — Hippie icon Lou Gottlieb's Morningstar Ranch on sales block. Son says sacred site status quo unsustainable

SAN FRANCISCO — SFMOMA showcases famed photog & isolated eccentric, Murdering Eadweard Muybridge — Helios, the "Father of Cinema"

OAKLAND — What's new? Feds want pot "farms" gone, haven't a clue of prohibition history

SAN FRANCISCO — Beyond Chron beats up Bay Guardian; progressives punch & pummel

PEBBLE BEACH — Noogies galore! D.A. charges Bill Murray to pro-am victory.

SAN FRANCISCO — SF shames LA in American Idol search

SILICON VALLEY — Wael Ghonim gives Google gigabuck goosebumps' grab for green

VALLEJO — "We're #2!" — Vallejo, Big time "dying city" and "most miserable to live in" community embraces national recognition

SAN FRANCISCO — Candlestick's newly unearthed 130 year old scows deemed too costly to save

NAPA — Newly revived Napa city shakes off frumpy past

SAN FRANCISCO — SF Beer Week—dedicated drunks drink bodacious beers

CONCORD — Round Table seeks square deal in bankruptcy proceedings

NAPA — Napa Pipe — can you say Getty?

SAN FRANCISCO — Mayor Ed Lee gets stuff done now that Gavin's gone

SILICON VALLEY — MegaRich-Meg promises she'll cut her taxes in half and have the middle and lower classes make up the shortfall

NAPA — Curtains for Cabernet? European grapevine moth invades Wine Country

SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Bridge 15 months behind because U.S. no longer smelts or drafts

BERKELEY — Where did free higher education go? UC Regents wants private school fees larded on debt-burdened grads

SILICON VALLEY — Whitman ignores press at "open press" stop

SACRAMENTO — Anti-gay Republican State Senator caught drunk driving with male companion after leaving gay bar

CUPERTINO — Jobs says stockholders don't want to know what environmental damage Apple is doing

BEVERLY HILLS — And we thought Carrie Prejean was nuts. "Miss Beverly Hills" says murdering gays and lesbians is mandated by her Bible

NAPA — America's first wind powered ferry to take wing on the San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO — Right wing talk show shill gets the corporate boot , runs to "ultra-left" union for help

SONOMA COUNTY — Why the Bohemian Club's mega-wealthy members' plan to cut old growth redwoods is a really bad thing

SAN FRANCISCO — Yoo boo-hoos critics who claim his green-lighting torture constitutes high crimes

U.S.A. — Class Warfare! Top 400 households make a MILLION BUCKS DAILY, but their tax rates drop below six-figure wage earners

SILICON VALLEY — Larry Ellison drops $400 million into winning the America's Cup — a mere 1/67th of his personal worth.

SAN MATEO — Too few boo Yoo at Rotary Club confab

SAN FRANCISCO — Google's Buzz launch doing evil

SACRAMENTO — Anthem Blue Cross gauges policy holders another 39% — proving massive insurance rate hikes, not reform, the only rational route to riches

BERKELEY — U.S. Justice Department backpedals on John Yoo's torture memos. A little torture good for everyone?

CALIFORNIA — Democracy in action? Top ten Californians ponied up more than a quarter billion dollars to have their say

WASHINGTON — Obama doesn't begrudge banksters destroying the U.S. economy, then walking away with millions. "That is part of the free market system."

NEW MEXICO — State House tells banksters to shove-it. $2-5 billion to go into local banks & credit unions

MILL VALLEY — Conservative Groupa-Polooza to be "Largest Gathering of Conservatives in the Bay Area." Four hour tea party expected to attract all four Mill Valley conservatives.

SAN FRANCISCO — Postcard Row house a $4 million steal?

CALIFORNIA — Budget hawk & gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman spending like drunken sailor

SF BAY AREA — Clean green sliced in half, but Bay Area still leads investments

SILICON VALLEY — Next American Economy "stakeholders" laud replacing union of 50 states with New Bohemia

WALL STREET — Bailed-out billionaire banksters dump Obama & Dems for suggesting financial reform. Repugs to wallow in Wall Street's filthy lucre

WALNUT GROVE — Hash house huddle at high noon — one hundred gunslingers howling to pack loaded heat

CALIFORNIA — Will faulty finding knock California High Speed Rail off the tracks?

SF BAY AREA — Old wine rebottled? Comcast limits broadband use, calls de-enhanced service XFINITY

WASHINGTON — Foiled Xmas terrorist plot - or foiled right-wing coup? State Department tells House Committee on Homeland Security that U.S. Intelligence interceded to prevent revocation of bomber's visa.

SILICON VALLEY — Does Steve Jobs require endless war for Apple to survive?

NORTH BAY — SMART ain't BART says Met Transpo Commission. $155 million shortfall could screw Sonoma

MOUNTAIN VIEW — iPad rockets beyond cuneiform tablets, papyrus, town criers and wood pulp into new digital universe of journalism...or, a mere temporal trinket?

HARRIS POLL — News-less newspapers continue to lose readers

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