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Sunday Notes: 7/24/11

Sunday, July 24, 2011

imageThere’s a new Firefox browser add-on that warns web surfers when they arrive at a site owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., such as Fox News or the New York Post. Can a “Tiger Wife” action figure be far behind?

  • State Sen. Mark Leno says he’ll forego running for mayor and focus instead on winning San Francisco’s lone state Senate seat in 2012 after redistricting.
  • It’s been two weeks since Casey Anthony has been seen in public and of course cable TV talkers are already treating her like Greta Garbo.
  • Chronicle deputy editorial page editor Lois Kazakoff was named “opinion journalist of the year” by the National Conference of Editorial Writers.
  • imageIn case you wondered, Stanford has eclipsed Yale as the priciest place in the U. S. to go to college, with an estimated “cost of attendance” of $55,918 per year.
  • For the record, a stench at the state Capitol the other day can’t be blamed on lawmakers. A skunk got in.
  • The rest of the economy may be down, but not Mendocino County’s marijuana harvest, apparently. Illegal drug-related property and money seizures equaled $646,000 the first six months of the year, triple that of a year ago. 
  • Self-booking: A San Jose travel agent who swindled three dozen Vietnamese travelers by taking their money without buying their plane tickets turned himself in.
  • True crime: In Novato a car stolen with a giant effigy of Mohandas Gandhi on top was recovered where it had been abandoned about a mile away, with Gandhi intact.  
  • Chronicle columnist C. W. Nevius on San Francisco’s likely top options for mayor: “Better the Lee you know, than the Yee you don’t, I’d say.” 

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