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  • Oct 2-3, 2009
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  • Crime & Courts
  • Bayview homicide 38th in S.F. this year

    The shooting death of a man in the Bayview district early Sunday was the 38th homicide in The City this year.

    The incident was reported about 3:35 a.m. A man shot the victim in the unit block of Double Rock Street in what appears to have been an attempted robbery, police Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said.

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  • Government & Politics
  • Formerly homeless families urge subsidy extension

    Dozens of formerly homeless families will tell their stories at City Hall on Monday in an effort to extend housing subsidies from 1-2 years to 5 years.

    The Board of Supervisors’ Land Use and Economic Development Committee will hold a hearing on legislation introduced by Supervisor John Avalos that would extend the subsidies due to the recession.

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  • Grass fires burn more than 85 acres in Contra Costa County

    Firefighters in Contra Costa County spent hours Saturday afternoon battling four grass fires that burned more than 85 acres before they were contained.

    The largest fire burned about 75 acres west of Kirker Pass Road, in an unincorporated area between Pittsburg and Concord, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

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  • Newsom: I am not pressuring Muni

    Mayor Gavin Newsom denied reports from a transit blog Web site that said the mayor has been pressuring Muni chief Nathaniel Ford to hold off on extending parking meter hours in The City.

    “That’s just factually incorrect,” Newsom said Friday following an unrelated press conference in City Hall. “Though blogs often are.”

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  • Newsom tracker: Heading to Texas

    Mayor Gavin Newsom appears ready to fight for gay rights anywhere at any time — even if it means a trip to Texas.

    The mayor is scheduled to travel to the Lone Star State Saturday to deliver the keynote address at the Dallas Human Rights Campaign's Annual Black Tie Dinner.

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  • Credo: S.F.-based political comic Will Durst

    Will Durst, the San Francisco-based political comic, will be performing “The Lieutenant Governor from the State of Confusion” at The Rrazz Room at The Hotel Nikko in San Francisco on Monday and Oct. 12. He tells us how he found his career path, who has inspired and uplifted him along the way, and why political comedy holds a lot of job security.

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