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  • Tuesday,
    Oct 13, 2009
Digital Edition


  • Government & Politics
  • Should supes’ school committee live on?

    One of seven Board of Supervisors committees, the City and School District Committee is up for a renewal, if the supervisors approve of its continuance.

    The supervisors do not have jurisdiction over the San Francisco Unified School District, but they do approve some funding for the schools, which gives them a certain amount of sway.

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  • Government & Politics
  • Sacramento mayor’s bag found and returned

    An abandoned bag found by a San Francisco man is making Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson happy: It contained a suit that apparently has some sentimental value.

    Johnson says he was robbed in San Francisco on Saturday as he was helping an elderly man get into a taxi. The robbery reportedly made for an interesting conversation between Johnson and friend Mayor Gavin Newsom.

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  • Transportation
  • Muni brews storm with meter plan

    Drivers will be paying to park until midnight under a proposal to help raise money for transit in The City.

    Operating hours at all of The City’s roughly 24,000 meters would increase under the plan, which would generate almost $9 million per year for the cash-strapped San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni.

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  • Other News
  • SF unemployment reaches record 10.1 percent

    A record 10.1 percent of San Franciscans were out of work in August, according to the latest report from the Controller’s Office.

    The unemployment rate was the highest recorded since the Employment Development Department began releasing monthly data in 1990, the city department said in a statement.

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  • Other News
  • Newsom Tracker: Campaigning mayor

    A campaigning Mayor Gavin Newsom has no public appearances scheduled today. He was in New York and Philadelphia in the last two days fundraising for the 2010 governor’s race, and is scheduled Thursday to attend the UP Experience in Houston.


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  • Other Arts
  • Good Day: Oct. 14, 2009

    Who’s in town

    Rana Husseini — a Jordanian journalist, feminist and human rights defender, and the world’s leading advocate against honor killings — discusses her international investigative journalism and activism and launches her new book, “Murder in the Name of Honor.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., S.F.]

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  • Guest Columns
  • First, we will need a new power superhighway

    Whether the goal is decreasing U.S. dependence on imported oil or reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it can’t be fully realized until the nation’s cobbled-together, decades-old electric grid gets a major makeover that will, to a large extent, determine how Americans live in the 21st century.

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