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Volume 44 Number 22

Where landlords, developers, and cars are king

The Ellis Act has been responsible for thousands of San Franciscans losing their homes — and a new twist has been developing in Chiu's district

Editor’s Notes

Maybe the state has gotten so bad, the red ink so awful, that Californians will finally realize that they can't have good public services for free

A progressive primary for District 6

Heading into the first open-seat race in District 6 in 10 years, we have to take care to not become victims of our own success

Volume 44 Number 22 Flip-through Edition

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Dames on the brain

Columbia's new two-volume, eight-film set "Bad Girls of Film Noir"

Sly ‘n’ sincere

Don't confuse this Brit with Britney. Plus: Midlake and Barn Owl and Daniel Higgs

To hurl or not to hurl

Tegan and Sara don't want your dirty laundry

Riff evangelists

Shrinebuilder create a New Testament for the electric church

New New Orleans

Gotta shake at the party-riot — Galactic's got supafunkrock and sissy bounce

Education of a felon

France's Oscar-nominated A Prophet charts a mobster's rise

My son, my son, what have ye done

In praise of Kimberly Reed's stranger-than-fiction Prodigal Sons

No regular play

Intriguing parties and the music they'll ravish you with


Mirror, mirror: Specchio offers stylishly traditional north-Italian cooking in an ultra-modern Mission setting


Toiling in the tropics...and chili cheese hotlinks in the Mission

Marshall amps

Two new books by San Francisco photographer Jim Marshall intensify the love of music

Taxi turbulence

SF's cab industry is about to change dramatically — but no one knows how an experiment in selling permits will actually turn out

Expanding movement

Day of Action started on UC campuses, but it's grown to encompass wider calls to fund public education and services

Questioning Prop. 16

The bill vs. CCAs

Still defying gravity

Defenestration Project could get a bright new life before its looming death

Bill Bennett, Public-Interest Fighter, dies at 92

California loses a "determined old warrior"