It appears that the latest casualty of the declining economy is the Suriya Thai restaurant on Valencia Street, as reported by Burrito Justice. While I’ve never eaten there before (my hunger frequently succumbing to the gauntlet of Cancun and Farolito), pumpkin curry sounds pretty awesome. According to our map of vacancies on Valencia Street, Suriya, which appears to have lost their lease, is on one of the most troubled blocks of the corridor, along with the former Window Shop and Groger’s Western Store.

Now for some equally startling but better news, SFist reports that McSweeney’s is having a huge sale at its online store, with everything going for either $1, $5 or $15. Act quickly, because the sale ends Thursday. There are a lot of to-reads and great reads to be picked up.

Also, the Chronicle reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a stop at St. Anthony’s Church over the weekend, demanding an end to immigration raids under the former Bush administration’s Operation Return to Sender.

Out of clothes and out of money? Consider swapping for some new duds. While most of the swaps mentioned in the piece are only once- or twice-yearly offerings, the Chronicle also offers helpful tips on how to start your own!

While we’re on the topic of the Chronicle, the SF Appeal is reporting on the buyout and labor concessions of the California Media Workers Guild, and the high hopes of some union workers who are offering the concessions. Perhaps the first time in a long while anyone’s said the words “buy in” at a newspaper.

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Armand is a photojournalism and multimedia student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and is originally from Baton Rouge, La. His work history includes being a paper pusher in Los Angeles and a youth program coordinator in Ramallah, and is currently a student editor at Mission Local, which means he gets to read a lot of news and tell people what to do.

He also waits for the day when bacon and buffalo sauce combine on one plate.

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  1. Stopping Immigration raids is not going to happen? The majority of the American people want it? In this traumatic period in America, when we have more than 6 million Americans jobless nationwide, we certainly don’t need anymore ILLEGAL ALIENS STEALING JOBS. We need every tool we can use; including the federal programs 247 (g) for regular police trained in arrest and detain illegal foreign nationals. And it’s mandatory we have E-Verify?

    All spending bills in the Stimulus or Omnibus bill to assist jobless American Workers seem insignificant, when Democratic leaders left in a giant loophole so millions of ILLEGAL ALIENS can steal jobs?


    Sen.Harry Reid (D-NV) arch enemy of American workers, committed the ultimate sin today Reid and 49 Democrats blocked E-Verify in the Senate. Their disloyal actions shall be well remembered, when the grovel for re-election. They condemned hundreds of thousands in the construction industry, having to compete over jobs. Parasites are organisms that live of a host and that is what contractors will do, when they look for the cheapest labor they can find. Starting with the stimulus, then followed by the Omnibus spending plan this Senators blocked E-Verify.

    Akaka (D-HI) Inouye (D-HI),Begich (D-AK),Bennet (D-CO) Udall (D-CO),Bingaman (D-NM) Udall(D-NM),Boxer (D-CA) Feinstein (D-CA),Brown (D-OH),Burris (D-IL) Durbin (D-IL),Byrd (D-WV) Rockefeller (D-WV),Cantwell (D-WA) Murray,(D-WA),Cardin (D-MD) Mikulski (D-MD),Carper (D-DE) Kaufman (D-DE),Casey (D-PA),Conrad (D-ND) Dorgan (D-ND),Dodd (D-CT) Lieberman.

    Here’s more Senators who killed E-Verify Here’s more (ID-CT),Feingold (D-WI) Kohl (D-WI),Gillibrand (D-NY) Schumer (D-NY),Hagan (D-NC),Harkin (D-IA),Johnson (D-SD),Kerry (D-MA),Landrieu (D-LA),Shaheen (D-NH),Leahy (D-VT) Sanders (I-VT),Levin (D-MI) Stabenow (D-MI),Lincoln (D-AR) Pryor (D-AR),Menendez (D-NJ) Lautenberg (D-NJ),Merkley (D-OR) Wyden (D-OR),Nelson (D-FL),Reed (D-RI) Whitehouse (D-RI),Reid (D-NV) and Warner (D-VA).

    They sold the American Worker out for campaign money from corporate lobbyists and open border fanatics. In this miserable time of unemployment and uncertainty from the janitor, to the computer programmer you will be REMEMBERED. You will not escape your insult to the American worker, who depends on your honesty to vote on their behalf. You have now proved the dimensions of how far you will go, to keep the illegal alien invasion crossing our borders, overstaying their ship or plane visa.

    The corruption so deeply instilled in the Washington elite. ASK JUDICIALWATCH? The billions of tax dollars taken from every, man, woman and child, to support the welfare of illegal aliens. Like Pearl harbor we will not forget the traitors who swore to uphold their allegiance to THE PEOPLE.