Your 2011 San Francisco Mayoral Candidates Explain What They Each Would "Campaign Check." [Video]

Last night at The Castro Theatre during the final rounds of questions of the Mayoral Candidates Forum, San Francisco's crop of candidates for mayor were asked to explain which of their colleagues' points from the evening's proceedings they would like to "Campaign Check" as the San Francisco Chronicle does.

The crowd buzzed with anticipation after moderator Liam Mayclem read the question.

A Campaign Check column checks the truthfulness -- or truthiness -- of a candidate's statement.

Who of those on stage would spill blood? Who would take the high ground? And after crashing the forum but being denied official time to speak, what would playwright and Green Party candidate Terry Joan Baum add?

Here are the candidates' answers:

• San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera.

• Mayor Ed Lee.

• Venture Capitalist Joanna Rees.

• San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting.

Leland Yee, California's State Senator in District 8.

Tony Hall, former Supervisor in San Francisco's District 7 and former executive director of the Treasure Island Development Authority.

• Former District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty yielded his time to Terry Joan Baum.

David Chiu, President of San Francisco's Board Of Supervisors, representing District 3.

John Avalos, Supervisor of District 11.

Michela Alioto-Pier, former Supervisor of District 2.

Further coverage, analysis and footage from this event to come.

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Anti-Police Protest March Flows Down Castro Street. [Video]

Around 6:30 PM today, an anti-police protest group of about 150 people flowed down Castro Street south to 18th Street chanting "Cops! Pigs! Mur-der-ers!"

An anti-police protest goes down Castro Street, San Francisco on 2011-07-19.

The protest steams south on Castro Street past The Castro Theatre.

The protest was in reaction to Saturday's shooting of Kenneth Harding Jr. in The Bayview District.

Their banner read "They can't shoot us all. Fuck the police."

The anti-police protest continues down Castro Street.

The anti-police protest continues down Castro Street.

A line of about 15 SFPD wearing riot gear trotted after protesters, supported by motorcycles and police cruisers.

The protest heads towards 18th Street, where they turned left towards Dolores Park.

The protest heads towards 18th Street, where they turned left towards Dolores Park.

Frank Chu was there. The protesters turned east on 18th and headed towards Dolores Park.

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Pre-Pride 2011. [Bay Area Wanderer]

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* Bay Area Wanderer: 17th Street and Sanchez, San Francisco

Nearing the end of June.

Pleasantly warmer.

Police barricades stacked around The Castro.

Pride is almost here.

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Built of brick. [Bay Area Wanderer]

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* Bay Area Wanderer: Potrero and 21st Street, San Francisco

The fog is creeping through the spokes of Sutro Tower, edging east towards the brick exteriors of San Francisco General Hospital.

Sirens race up and down Potrero, hurrying whomever towards help.

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This "Inbound Train Will Not Stop" makes a stop at Church Station.

When the Muni announcer says that a streetcar isn't going to stop at a station, you figure that it's not going to stop.

Not this time.

Not only does this M-Ocean View car stop, it makes a full, normal stop at Church Station.

What happened here, Muni? Can you explain this?

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C & C [Bay Area Wanderer]

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* Bay Area Wanderer: Carl and Coe, San Francisco.

St. Patrick's Day festivities are underway in the city.

Green clothing and tiny dogs and Giants' gear everywhere.

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Mothership. [Bay Area Wanderer]

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* Bay Area Wanderer: 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino.

Speaking of the iPad 2...

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The Dillinger Escape Plan rock Yerba Buena Gardens. [Video]

The iPad 2's launch wasn't the most exciting thing that happened in downtown San Francisco today.

The Dillinger Escape Plan came to Yerba Buena Gardens at noon.

And they came to rock.

Witness (in these videos) the ferocious cathartic gyre generated by this incindiary band. This is what rock is capable of.

Best lunch break ever? Best lunch break ever.

Tune in to SpinningPlatters.com on Monday for my full story of this incredible concert.

* UPDATE: Read my full story from this concert now on SpinningPlatters.comhttp://spinningplatters.com/2011/03/07/show-review-the-dillinger-escape-plan-in-yerba-buena-gardens-at-gdc-322011/

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Post-snow in West Portal. [Along The M]

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* Along The M: West Portal and 14th Avenue.

The promise of sea-level snow didn't come to be.

The afternoon after our two-day snow window is cool and crisp, almost autumn-like.

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M-OceanView Journal vs malfunctioning Muni Clipper card reader on KGO-TV ABC7. [Video]

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Following our spot-video coverage on the malfunctioning Muni Clipper card reader, we were interviewed by KGO-TV ABC7's Steve Fyffe. Here is the video report:

Also interviewed for the piece was MuniDiaries.com's intrepid co-founder Eugenia Chien. Without MuniDiaries' inspiration, the M-OceanView Journal would not have been created. Through doing some contributing reporting for MuniDiaries, we were referred to YouTube's uReport program, which led to the founding of this website.

John Goodwin, spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Metropolitan Transportation Commission spokesman John Goodwin claims in the video report that a software patch rolled out today(‽) will prevent this beeping error loop from ever happening again. We hope so.

Should you happen to see another Clipper card reader malfunctioning, please record it and contact us at cmr@moceanviewjournal.com.

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