=v= Interesting article. My friends who were contacted by
the _L.A._Times_ reporter said that there seemed to be a lot
of cluelessness going on in the questions, but it seems this
article covers a lot of ground, if not a lot of depth.
=v= The initial negative tone was predictable. In fact we
are working to make this anniversary ride a big celebration,
*not* a showdown:
=v= I'm surprised to see our local San Francisco newspapers
being upbeat, considering their mostly negative coverage
over the last 10 years.