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 Oct 18 - 24, 2012 

Election 2012

Socialism’s Front Woman

Young candidate for president calls for people to get organized

By Margaret Wright
Peta Lindsay’s campaign is not about a short-term electoral victory. It’s about building a movement, she says, and setting an example for young people who feel alienated by the political scene.
Dr. Gabor Maté

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The Hungry Ghosts

Doctor says loss and trauma cause addiction—not just genetics

By Carl-John X Veraja
Maté is a compelling speaker, as his agile phraseology and hard-earned authority bear out—regardless of whether you agree with his conclusions. And some people don't.
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Gene Grant

Around and Around

In defense of the Candelaria roundabout

By Gene Grant
The intersection sees 300 percent more accidents with pedestrians than the rest of the city, equivalent to the San Mateo and Montgomery intersection. That is just startling for an area that rightfully prides itself on a mellow pace of life.

Council Watch

Rain on Downtown’s Parade

By Carolyn Carlson
Twinkle Light Parade moves to Nob Hill, strip clubs are scrutinized, and the city bans spice and bath salts.
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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write.

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Lasers, For Your Health

The Battle Field

By Joshua Lee
Laser tag arena with 15,000 square feet of twists, turns, doors, bunkers and rooms.
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Drawing Birds

Winter Solstice Seed Mandala

By Joshua Lee
Create a mandala made of different kinds of grains and seeds to feed migratory birds.
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Hacking the Mainframe

Consciousness Hacking Meet Up

By Joshua Lee
A community show and tell about consciousness hacking devices.
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