“He hopes to build a new kind of door that is secured to the tree without hinges or screws, though he hasn’t yet figured out a design. The catch-22 — that anything screwed into the tree breaks city rules but anything not screwed in will likely be stolen — doesn’t deter him.”
Tiny tree door maker hopes to rebuild [Chron] [Richmond SF]

“She was hospitalized for 42 days when she had a mental breakdown in the ’90s. Phil Maxson found this, which sort of I think is a pretty revealing interview.”
SF-Based Mother Jones Obtains Secret Tape Of Sen. McConnell Plotting Against Ashley Judd [CBS]

“At the very least, we’d like to believe there’s tons of Real Housewives-tinged drama between them all.”
Cute: Nicole Vogelsong Helps Pagan Family Find Missing Dog [SFist]

“I was looking over the 175+ comments on the post I wrote Monday on Saison’s $298 tasting menu, and some of the comments were depressing to say the least. Depressing, because when people hide behind anonymity, their true personality emerges, and it’s not pretty, caring or even reasoned.”
Why are comments so nasty on the Gate? [Chron]

“Jonathan was a gay man living with AIDS who operated a community-beloved travel agency, enjoyed a healthy and vibrant sex life, always had a smile for me, and was just all-round sweetie.”
Jonathan Klein Dead of Suicide, Castro PWA Faced Eviction [Petrelis]

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 eve@sfappeal.com.

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