On April 14, affordable housing is hard to find in San Francisco, water is good for children and other living things, and the war of the free newspapers rages on.

Newspaper Wars: The Guardian’s Tim Redmond thinks the executive editor of Village Voice Media is rude. It’s like Newsies only with no Christian Bale and only a little bit of singing, okay and maybe a little Christian Bale if you really squint. SFBG

Also the cops should take it easy on old blind poets with cancer, and stop talking about PCP like they’re still teaching D.A.R.E. No one takes PCP, get over it. SF BG

Carla Marinucci tells us how Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and state Attorney General Jerry Brown came together at the Alameda fire station, stared deeply into each other’s eyes, and declared that while the government isn’t always perfect, budget reform measures 1A-1F would bring us all a little bit closer to landing among the stars, or something like that. Chron

Steven T. Jones doesn’t feel bad about delivering a verbal lashing to the Lennar Corporation for neglecting to build the affordable housing that they promised. SFBG

Dave Codgil freaks us out about water shortages then proposes a solution in Senate bill 371, which would allocate $10 billion to California’s water infrastructure. Tries to make claim that even Republicans need water. Chron

Chip Johnson argues for a modernization of zoning laws in downtown Oakland. Proposes raising height limits for new buildings to at least six feet. Chronicle

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