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It looks like Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi will get a bit of a challenge after all. Terry Baum,a member of the Green Party,now expects to join young Republican Jennifer DePalma,as a contender against Pelosi in November. Baum’s role in the race comes via a write-in campaign,the success of which she plans to . . . →Read More:

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As Matt Gonzalez’s chain store legislation –including a ban in Hayes Valley –goes forward,the Chamber of Commerce has released a David Binder poll on voter attitude towards chains:

City Voters More Concerned About Jobs than Number of Chain Stores in SF

Results of a San Francisco voter survey,conducted March 6-9,2004, . . . →Read More:

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Rachel Gordon,the Chronicle’s top City Hall reporter assigned to the Mayor Newsom beat,is barred from covering the same-sex marriage issue after marrying her partner,Liz Mangelsdorf,a Chronicle photographer. Read Chron Executive Editor Phil Bronstein’s staff memo here at Stanford’s “Grade the News”.

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Today’s column:“Mary”is still angry,and November fundraising starts early.

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In Friday’s column:BOS Committee assignments,Bill Jones and the Triple-I luncheon.

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COURT:STOP AND SHOW CAUSE

California Supreme Court Takes Action in Same-Sex Marriage Cases (court press release)

San Francisco-At a conference today,the California Supreme Court took action in two pending cases that challenge the continuing issuance of same-sex marriage licenses in the City and County of San Francisco. (Lockyer v. City &County of . . . →Read More:

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Newsom’s homeless 10-year plan council:Anne Kronenberg,Local Homeless Coordinating Board Anne Marks,Writer Arthur Jackson,Jackson Employment Agency Bobby Jones,Business Leader Bok Pon,Cathay Post #384,American Legion Brian Cahill,Catholic Charities Carol Lamont,San Francisco Foundation Cassandra Benjamin,Schwab Foundation Chip Connelly,Founder,Joie de Vivre Hospitality Chris Cunnie,Walden House Chris . . . →Read More:

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Late Monday,Mayor Gavin Newsom was putting finishing touches on a slate of new high-profile commission appointments.

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Adriel and other City Hall reporters will appear Monday with host Rose Levinson on KALW’s City Visions,7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on 91.7 FM. Call in during the second half of the show to talk about the election.

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The Sunshine Ordinance Task Force last week unanimously ruled that Ethics Commission Director Ginny Vida violated open records laws by deleting an e-mail accidentally sent to the commission. The e-mail disclosed apparent spending by Mayor Gavin Newsom’s swearing-in committee that was later extensively modified in official disclosures. The complaint has been forwarded to the Ethics . . . →Read More:

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