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  • SF Weekly Letters For July 21 - 27, 2016

    Message is clear: It's absolutely astounding that San Francisco does not already have a text-to-911 capability! ("Texting 911, Max DeNike, 7/14/16) Let's see, $9 BILLION annual budget. Check. $50,000,000 a year in OVERTIME for SFFD. Check. Same for cops. $265,000,000 More >>
  • Pokemon in the Age of Distraction 3

    Last week some strange things happened in San Francisco. Some were bad, like the appearance of legitimate recruitment fliers for the KKK. Others were worse, even if they did not directly involve white supremacists. Pokemon Go took over the town. More >>
  • Chem Tales: Conflict and Corruption 4

    In states that have legalized the sale of medical and recreational cannabis, the industry is flourishing. State and local laws have done great work in creating policies and laws that give such businesses a sense of stability that allow them More >>
  • Tale from the Crypt: A Walk Through the Morgue

    In the early hours of Saturday, May 21, staff at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital began the process of moving more than 150 patients into its newest facility — a state-of-the-art building recently constructed in the heart of the campus. More >>
  • Stepping Through the Screen

    When the door locks behind you, the count down begins. You and four other people are crammed into the confines of a jail cell. You begin to turn over furniture and shake loose the pages of books. A voice rings More >>
  • SF Weekly Letters For July 14 - 20, 2016

    Blue Blood: How about a gathering to honor and grieve the loss of innocent Dallas policemen ("Police Protest Planned Tonight in SF?" The Snitch, Max DeNike, 7/8/16)? Each encounter (police intervention) must be evaluated individually and without presumption of racial More >>
  • Lowriders: From Low to Love

    Glittering. Gliding. Bouncing. Hundreds of lowriders with lowered chassis and jumping hydraulics drove through the Mission District on Sunday on their way to the second year of the "King of the Streets" competition. The contest's aim is simple: Measure which More >>
  • An Exorcism of Queerness

    Like a construction stud supports a wall, The Stud bar has supported queer San Francisco for 50 years. But bad news hit the bar just days after the glittering club hosted its golden anniversary bash. A letter arrived informing bar More >>
  • A Multibillion Dollar Industry Without a Bank

    As the California campaign for the Adult Use of Marijuana Act gains momentum and state economists forecast an industry that could grow to $15 billion annually by 2020, creating thousands of jobs and generating millions in tax revenue, there's a More >>
  • Rescuing 911

    During two recent mass shootings in the U.S., some people caught up in the mayhem took to their cellphones to reach out for help — not through calls but instead through text messages. They did not do this out of More >>

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