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Recent San Francisco Business Times stories

Oakland mayor criticizes candidate Dellums' economic plan (Web) (June 1)

Biofuel strikes oil in eateries (May 26)

Cleanfish: Hooking finicky gourmands (May 26)

More Oakland cops may walk downtown beat (May 19)

D.R. Horton plants flag in Oakland (May 12)

Developers, candidates see different worlds (May 19)

Chief becomes focus as fear of lawlessness rises (May 19)

Lennar scraps Oakland housing deal (May 5)

Oakland condo developer snares offices (May 5)

Dropoff in condo sales means likely price cuts (April 28, 2006)

High hopes: 63-story Oakland tower (April 21, 2006)

Recent personal essays

Private property (Oct. 8)

Blogs I read

Anne and her Cheese Diaries




David Warsh

Dave Winer

Jim Romenesko

Philip Greenspun

Joel Spolsky

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Monday, February 27, 2006


Investigative journalism from James Temple: The frank truth about Top Dog.

Thursday, February 23, 2006


Washington Post op-ed: "To put it simply, radical Islamists have won a war of intimidation. They have cowed the major news media from showing these cartoons. The mainstream press has capitulated to the Islamists -- their threats more than their sensibilities."

"One did not see Catholics claiming the right to mayhem in the wake of the republished depiction of the Virgin Mary covered in cow dung, any more than one saw a rejuvenated Jewish Defense League take to the street or blow up an office when Ariel Sharon was depicted as Hitler or when the Israeli army was depicted as murdering the baby Jesus."

Friday, February 17, 2006


For those readers who do not live in the San Francisco Bay Area, our weather is best described as schizophrenic. (My mom the licensed clinical social worker once said I have the wrong disease, I should probably say Multiple Personality Disorder. But I mean the rarer kind of
schizophrenia sometimes known as "salad talk," where people form sentences that fit gramattically but make no sense.)

Summer, for example, often ends in August, with a month long cold, foggy downpour of rains. It then rises from the dead in September for blistering hot days the sustain us until the very start of October.

Just last week, in winter, I was telling all my friends I was glad I wasn't in New York with my brother, because it's been snowing like hell out there. We were walking around in t-shirts during the afternoon.

Seriously, it felt like May and I was thinking how much I love living in California.

Then came this week: "Downtown Oakland's 38 bested the 30-year-old mark of 43 degrees set in 1975."

"So when you wake up Sunday morning, after shivering through what promises to be a wet, cold, nasty Saturday afternoon, look to the hills. Because that white you might see glittering in the welcome sun will be snow, snow, snow."

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Friday, February 10, 2006


MC Johnny Z can say what he wants, but he has good taste in music.


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Seesing the moment.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


Sploid: Cowardly U.S.papers fear dumb cartoons

(Sploid is published by Nick Denton, easily the brightest light in the
news media at the moment, with his smart collection of weblogs.)


Animal Magazine: Muhammad Cartoons

Monday, February 06, 2006


The San Francisco Chronicle today wrote about a story of mine published Jan. 26, "Clorox to Oakland: Clean up the crime". The Chronicle cited "An article published in a San Francisco business journal."

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