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Donald Trump Is Coming to the Bay Area on Friday

It was only a matter of time, right? 

A Volunteer's View From Lesbos, an Island in a Sea of Refugees

California writer JJ Mitchell writes of his experience as a volunteer entrenched in the refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesbos just before the recent wave of deportations began.

Kamala Harris Tops Several Lists of Potential Supreme Court Nominees

Among several potential nominees to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday, is California Attorney General Kamala Harris. 

If You Were President, What Would Your Secret Service Code Name Be? SF Sounds Off

Writer Beth Spotswood is one of our favorite local funny people. When she talks, we listen. And laugh. So today, when Spotswood poked a bit of fun at last night's Republican presidential debate, posing this all-important question on Facebook, we thought it necessary sharing. So we asked some interesting locals, If you were president, what would your secret service code name be? Here's what they had to say. Check 'em out, then head over to Facebook and tell us yours!

My Morning Convo With Gavin

So I just got off the phone with Mayor Gavin Newsom! But really, no biggie.

Considering the catbird seat I am often afforded at numerous galas, openings and super soirees, it just goes with the territory that civic leaders and politicians would send an email the previous evening telling me to ring them at 9 a.m. (PST) to check in with the G-Man.

Policy? Party planning? It’s all rather similar territory.

Besides -- as many folks know, I’m at my best and brightest as the sun rises.

Sarah Palin's Wardrobe Makeover

The New York Times ran cover story today about Sarah Palin's wardrobe makeover - apparently a $150,000 pop at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue to jazz up her now famous hockey mom meets Tina Fey look. 

Why doesn't Marc Jacobs tell us what he really thinks about Sarah Palin?

The Marc Jacobs store on Fillmore makes no secret about what it thinks about the Republican ticket.  The window display features a bikini and fur clad Sarah Palin wielding an automatic rifle, George Bush with a fuzzy pink cowboy hat and John McCain draped in dollar signs.  The sign below reads "One Heartbeat Away" and rattles off some of Palin's core beliefs.  Ouch.  The Fillmore store's been known for its overt messages (a 2006 installation featured the words WORST PRESIDENT EVER spanning across the store's windows), which are apparently ordered up by the
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