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Sunday Notes: 7/17/11

Sunday, July 17, 2011

imageOakland city councilman Ignacio De La Fuente’s car was burglarized the other day and among the items reported stolen, The Bay Citizen says: a briefcase with more than $1,000 in cash, several paychecks, and 20 Rihanna and Sade concert tickets.

  • Jennifer Ney, the transgender gubernatorial candidate out to recall Jerry Brown, phoned up the Contra Costa Times’ Lisa Vorderbrueggen to say that “rats bigger than cats” had bitten her at People’s Park in Berkeley.
  • How’s this for lame? Among the neighbors’ objections to Gorilla Pete’s hot dog stand near the Caltrain Station: “There’s too much congestion in the city already. He should be in a rural setting.”


  • As for Giants closer Brian Wilson’s garb on the ESPY awards red carpet: ordinary relievers on ordinary baseball teams probably would do best not to try to dress like that.
  • National Geographic named the Santa Cruz boardwalk the 7th best in the country, which sounds great until you consider it ranks behind the one in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
  • The U.S. has the same number of newspapers now that it had in the 1890s.
  • There’s a move afoot among UC Berkeley student leaders to reconfigure Berkeley’s council districts so as to give a student a shot at election to the City Council.
  • You-Don’t-Say headline: “National poll finds widespread support for free press.”
  • Can there be a more colorfully named minor league baseball franchise than the Visalia Rawhide?
  • Score one for grass: Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation that would have required condominium associations to let people replace their lawns with artificial turf.

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