Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 38 / 18 September 2014


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San Francisco, CA 94103



Michael M. Yamashita

Thomas E. Horn, Publisher Emeritus (2013), Publisher (2003-2013)
Bob Ross (Founder 1971 - 2003)

News Editor

Cynthia Laird


Arts Editor

Roberto Friedman


BARtab Editor

Jim Provenzano


Assistant Editors

Matthew S. Bajko

Seth Hemmelgarn


Contributing Writers

Ray Aguilera, Dan Aiello, Tavo Amador, Matt Baume, Erin Blackwell, Roger Brigham, Victoria A. Brownworth, Philip Campbell, Heather Cassell, Chuck Colbert, Richard Dodds, David Duran, Coy Ellison, Michael Flanagan, Race Bannon, Jack Fritscher, David Guarino, Peter Hernandez, Liz Highleyman, John F. Karr, Lisa Keen, Matthew Kennedy, T. Scott King, David Lamble, Michael McAllister, Michael McDonagh, Sal Meza, David-Elijah Nahmod, Elliot Owen, Paul Parish, James Patterson, Lois Pearlman, Tim Pfaff, Jim Piechota, Bob Roehr, Donna Sachet, Adam Sandel, Jason Serinus, Gregg Shapiro, Gwendolyn Smith, Jim Stewart, Ronn Vigh, Ed Walsh, Sura Wood, Brian Bromberger, Sean Piverger, Gregory Pleshaw, Khaled Sayed



Art Director

T. Scott King



Jay Cribas



Jane Philomen Cleland
Marques Daniels
Don Eckert

Rick Gerharter website
Lydia Gonzales
Jose Guzman-Colon
Rudy K. Lawidjaja
Georg Lester
Dan Lloyd
Jim Provenzano
Rich Stadtmiller
Monty Suwannukul
Steven Underhill
Bill Wilson


Illustrators & Cartoonists

Paul Berge
Christine Smith



General Manager

Michael M. Yamashita


Advertising Manager

Scott Wazlowski



Colleen Small



National Advertising Representative

Rivendell Media


Legal Counsel

Paul H. Melbostad



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