“A little irony, but it sure looked sharp — POTUS’ huge black SUV, complete with presidential seal, parked in front of the home of climate change activist Tom Steyer.
Uh, what’s the MPG on that baby?”
Unofficial press pool rundown: most memorable moments from Obama’s glitzy SF fundraisers [Chron]

“No government funds were used to finance Senator Leno’s trip to Washington D.C. for the Prop. 8 oral arguments. In addition, no staff members accompanied him on the trip.”
Mark Leno’s SCOTUS Trip Cost Taxpayers How Much? [Petrelis]

“It is at this point that Guy and I had a heartfelt talk about dear friends, cancer, prayer, and how much I suddenly love him. Guy Fieri struck me as totally sincere and sweet, and sure, a bit obnoxious but my God, aren’t we all. We took some photos, Guy and I, and we hugged it out.”
Guy Fieri Is My New Best Friend [Chron]

“About 50 demonstrators, many from the Muslim community, were soon joined by shoppers and passersby as a small contingent of activists dressed in orange prison jumpsuits decided to occupy the middle of Market St in civil disobedience.”
One Arrest in San Francisco Solidarity Vigil for Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strikers [IndyBay]

“Mostly it’s the homeless calling an ambulance or people doing drug deals or just crazy people screaming into the handset with nobody on the other end. Six months ago they had to take these two out because people peed into them and they rusted.”
Pay phones still around, if harder to find [Chron]

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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