Panther Power

Feinstein faces a recall vote

When San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein last summer got the board of supervisors to pass an ordinance to outlaw most handguns in the city, she was predictably the target of potshots from the right. The local political left, of course, was generally pleased with the antigun crusade of the moderate mayor. But not all factions on the left: more determinedly upset than any of the conservative gun groups was the White Panther Party, a ragtag tribe of about a dozen communards encamped in an electric-blue town house in—yes—the Haight-Ashbury...

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