As you might recall, the recently Chron announced that, in an effort “to provide a better reading experience for Sunday print subscribers and to differentiate it from our website,” certain items that appear in the print and e-edition Sunday Chronicle would not appear on their website until the following Tuesday.

What are the “news” stories the Chronicle didn’t consider imperatively newsy enough to make available to SFGate readers for a few days? Let’s find out!

As you can see above, today’s front page of the Chron says that “all front page stories” as well Willie Brown, Ray Ratto, and Scott Ostler will remain offline. Keep reading, because that’s not true at all!

In contradiction to this list, the header on the Matier & Ross column on the front of the Bay Area section says “exclusive to the print edition” (which they were last week) However, you can you can read them on SFGate today, with a column the Bay Area Reporter is describing as “an outing.”

And, actually, today’s “print-only” Ray Ratto column is also available on SFGate right now.

As is Scott Ostler’s.

So, whoops! Hope you didn’t rush out to buy the paper for those guys!

Willie Brown remains offline, however. He talks about that Carly Fiorina sheep ad, thinks Gavin should run for Lt. Gov, gave shit for his name, and I think he kind of made fun of Reagan for having Alzheimer’s.

And on the front page:

Change sought on slow Police Commission SF’s police commission has a huge backlog in the hearings they need to have to determine disciplinary action for cops accused of wrongdoing. Worth the $3? It’s an interesting enough story, but it can wait until Tuesday.

Saints’ success can’t buoy Katrina victimsNew Orleans is still incredibly fucked up, and the Saints winning the Super Bowl won’t change that. Worth the $3? No, because THIS IS COMMON FUCKING SENSE.

Online pioneer senses trouble The first line of this piece is “As you read this article, chances are good that you’ll soon decide it isn’t giving you all the information you desire about a Berkeley computer scientist and musician named Jaron Lanier, so you’ll click over to Google and type his name into the search bar.” NO I WON’T because I am reading this in an archaic fucking format! I CANNOT OVERSTATE the irony that one of the print only pieces for today is a profile of online pioneer Lanier. Worth the $3? Look, the reporter just told you to just google the guy, so save your $3 and just do that.

Boxer backers wary of fundraising ruling Now that corporations and union interests can spend as much as they want on political ads, Barbara Boxer is freaking out because her opponents in the upcoming Senate race have more deep pocketed pals than she does. Worth the $3? Not by itself, and the rest of today’s offline content wasn’t strong enough to shore it up. So I’m saying “no” for this piece, and “no” for today’s paper.

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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