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Sunday Notes: 5/29/11

Sunday, May 29, 2011

image Jay Leno on where he draws the line doing jokes about pal Arnold Schwarzenegger: “I don’t do jokes about Maria and I don’t do jokes about the kids. Comedy’s like the Mafia: You don’t touch the wives and children.”

  • Not a wonderful Friday before Memorial Day for DA George Gascon and SFPD: 26 new felony cases dropped due to alleged police misconduct and one new Jeff Adachi “Cops Gone Wild” video released.
  • How’s this for a changing media landscape? The Chronicle’s Carla Marinucci scored an exclusive interview with the editor in chief of the National Enquirer.
  • image A rival Christian broadcaster offered $1 million for Oakland doomsday preacher Harold Camping’s radio assets, promising not to take possession until after Camping’s revised rapture date of October 21.
  • Veteran State Department diplomat Anthony “Tony” Wayne, who grew up in Concord and graduated from UC Berkeley, is expected to be the Obama administration’s nominee as Ambassador to Mexico.
  • The feds ordered Chronicle management to post corrective notices at the newspaper’s offices when an advertising employee was fired after a supervisor allegedly told her he couldn’t help her improve her job performance “because you’ve been talking to the union.”
  • Contra Costa politicians beware: Former  state Senate leader and failed Oakland mayoral candidate Don Perata bought a house and relocated to Orinda.
  • MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gets trounced by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly by a 3 to 1 ratings margin, just as ex-host Keith Olbermann did, but the good news for MSNBC is that O’Donnell has largely held Olbermann’s million or so former viewers.
  • Too soon to repeat: A Mill Valley man was arrested for drunken driving three times in three days.
  • Good news, bad news for Oakland-based Pandora, the popular music streaming service: Phenomenal growth to 94 million registered users last year, but the company still lost $6.8 million.
  • Sunday read: “The Elephant in the Green Room,” Gabriel Sherman’s profile in New York magazine of GOP kingmaker Roger Ailes and the circus he has created at Fox News. 
  • Peddle progress: San Francisco’s first bike lane, on Lake Street, was striped 40 years ago last week, on May 23, 1971.
  • image Deposed former CBS 5 morning show co-anchor John Kessler was so sure he had a new gig lined up at NBC Bay Area he announced it on his LinkedIn page only to have the station say that its offer is being “reassessed.”
  • KGO Radio’s Ed Baxter hung up his microphone after 35 years, including the last 11 as co-anchor of the morning news shift, saying he’s looking forward to sleeping in.
  • Gavin Newsom, at a fundraiser for state Senate Pro Tem Darryl Steinberg, on being lieutenant governor: “I’m trying to reinvent this damn position because if I can’t, I’ll be the first to line up to get rid of it.”

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