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    Lou Piniella Didn't Leave His Heart in San Francisco

    ? Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella, a legend in both the sports of baseball and temper tantrums, abruptly retired yesterday after a 16-5 drubbing by the Atlanta Braves. A number of articles will likely celebrate his virtuoso ability to get himself...

    @ The Snitch by Joe Eskenazi on August 23, 2010 @ 7:30 am
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    Dog-Stabbing Now San Francisco's No. 1 Story

    ? The knifing of Lenny the dog at Fort Funston and the looming potential arrest of the 33-year-old alleged culprit is now the story in San Francisco. "Man Stabs Dog" is a crime that has everything required to get San Franciscans abuzz -- and keep t...

    @ The Snitch by Joe Eskenazi on August 23, 2010 @ 1:01 am
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    Baylinks: Clay Theatre, Jaycee Dugard, Drug Bust

    ? SF Film Society fights to keep the Clay Theatre open [SF Citizen] Dugard case may be stalled if kidnapper considered mentally unfit [KTVU] CCSF student finds the first real golden ticket! [SF Examiner] New "Coffee Map" of the Mission [Mission Lo...

    @ The Snitch by Alex Wolens on August 20, 2010 @ 6:55 pm
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    SF Weekly Letters

    Avoiding the Limelight A star's personality gets in the way of review: Shocking, isn't it, that there are actually actors who don't crave the fame and all of its trappings ["Welcome to the Rileys," Dan Kois, Film, 11/24]. If Kristen Stewart is an a...

    on December 1, 2010
  • Don't worry, America. San Francisco knows what's best for you

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    Don't worry, America. San Francisco knows what's best for you

    With Kamala Harris about to become California's next attorney general, San Franciscans get to relive the hubris of a century ago, when we ran an empire so powerful we could take water from the Sierra Nevada (which we still do), bury our dead in Colm...

    by Matt Smith on December 1, 2010
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    List: How S.F. Will Regulate Taco Trucks

    Recently the Board of Supervisors passed the so-called Taco Truck Reforms, designed to make life easier for street food vendors. What provisions do they include? Sanctuary City policies now apply to food carts "Food poisoning" will be ren...

    by Benjamin Wachs on December 1, 2010
  • Nudists find opposition in an unlikely place: The Castro

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    Nudists find opposition in an unlikely place: The Castro

    In Chinatown, it may be the Year of the Tiger, but in the Castro, it's almost always the Year of the Cock. Judging from a walk down Castro Street, cocks are the unofficial mascot. You've got the Sausage Factory (an Italian restaurant named with ...

    by Lauren Smiley on December 1, 2010
  • FAIR-y Tales

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    FAIR-y Tales

    On June 5, hundreds rallied at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix in support of SB 1070, the harshest state immigration law in the nation, which had been signed by Governor Jan Brewer six weeks earlier. The crowd of mostly middle-aged, wo...

    by Terry Greene Sterling on December 1, 2010
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    Fantasy Voter Fraud

    Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was dissed by Russell Pearce over Prop 200's dismissal. In late October, days before the election, state Senator Russell Pearce directed his e-mail wrath at retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conno...

    by Terry Greene Sterling on December 1, 2010
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    Mexican Macroeconomics

    In 2007, the U.S. Senate debated the doomed McCain-Kennedy "comprehensive immigration reform" bill that aimed to secure borders, enforce workplaces, modernize the visa system, and allow non-criminal undocumented immigrants already in the country to ...

    by Terry Greene Sterling on December 1, 2010
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    Whose Dole Is It, Anyway?

    Unauthorized immigrants make up just more than 3 percent of the U.S. population, But they're accused of sucking up public benefits and dodging taxes. Illegal aliens are tax dodgers. That's one of the most shocking findings of FAIR's most recen...

    by Terry Greene Sterling on December 1, 2010
  • Bookworms

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    Bookworms

    To FAIR patriarch John Tanton, The Camp of the Saints, a 1973 apocalyptic book by French novelist Jean Raspail, stimulates honest discussion. The graphic book tells the story of the downfall of Western civilization and the decline of the European...

    by Terry Greene Sterling on December 1, 2010
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    Zynga Fingers Ad Agency for Alleged 'Mafia Wars' Sidewalk Vandalism

    ? We reported here yesterday on accusations against social-gaming company Zynga by the San Francisco City Attorney's office. The city is ready to go to the mattresses over alleged vandalism of city property carried out as part of an advertising campa...

    @ The Snitch by Peter Jamison on August 20, 2010 @ 5:59 pm
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    Chile Lindo 'Open' Again: But You Can't Get In

    ? The owner of Chile Lindo has found a solution to stay in business while not violating the law by keeping folks in wheelchairs out: Now you can't come in either. The cooks will hand you your empanada through the gate and everyone can eat outside. ...

    @ The Snitch by Lauren Smiley on August 20, 2010 @ 5:30 pm
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    Police Create Committee To Suss Out Crooked Cops

    Chief George Gascon is angry. He wants you to be angry, too. ? A retired judge and police team will begin reviewing the misconduct and criminal histories of San Francisco police officers. This is part of a new process to disclose information that ...

    @ The Snitch by Lauren Smiley on August 20, 2010 @ 3:59 pm
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    Will Kokkari Pay Bill for Customer Josh Calder's Alleged DUI Manslaughter?

    ? The Examiner's Brent Begin today published a juicy story. Peering through the prosecution's case against Josh Calder --- the alleged drunk driver accused of killing German cyclist Nils Linke -- he noted it highlighted an alcohol-saturated ...

    @ The Snitch by Joe Eskenazi on August 20, 2010 @ 3:15 pm
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    Lance Armstrong Hires Bill Clinton Whitewater Attorney Mark Fabiani

    I'd better have someone look after that pain in my ass... ? Lance Armstrong has further lawyered up in the face of possible federal doping allegations by adding former Bill Clinton Whitewater counsel Mark Fabiani to his burgeoning legal team. Fa...

    @ The Snitch by Matt Smith on August 20, 2010 @ 2:11 pm
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    San Francisco Unemployment Numbers Holding at 'Crappy'

    Good news, pal! It could be worse... ? As we've said before, losing by less is the new winning. So, by that measure, San Francisco's just-released unemployment numbers are cause for celebration. Yes, the city's unemployment rate grew from 9.6 pe...

    @ The Snitch by Joe Eskenazi on August 20, 2010 @ 1:20 pm
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    There's $750 Hidden Somewhere in S.F. Clues from Longshot Magazine Coming Monday.

    ? Issue Zero of Longshot Magazine (known as 48 Hour Magazine before the cease and desist order from CBS) was a smash. The magazine came together in two days back in May, received 1,500 submissions on the theme "hustle," and attracted 8,000 s...

    @ The Snitch by Ashley Harrell on August 20, 2010 @ 12:35 pm
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    Terrorism at San Francisco Airport: a History

    ? Thursday's all-day hijack threat at San Francisco Airport, if nothing else, illustrated how little it takes to disrupt the nation's transportation system. You don't need guns. You don't need bombs. You just need a rambling, largely incoherent phone...

    @ The Snitch by Joe Eskenazi on August 20, 2010 @ 9:59 am
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From the Print Edition

The Many Faces of Leland Yee: A Politician's Calculated Rise and Dramatic Fall The Many Faces of Leland Yee: A Politician's Calculated Rise and Dramatic Fall

Within eyeshot of the capitol dome sit buildings filled with warrens of cubicles equipped with phones and little else. Every day, elected representatives amble out of the former structure and… More >>

Trouble Brewing: Beer Aficionados Suffer Through a Legal Hangover Trouble Brewing: Beer Aficionados Suffer Through a Legal Hangover

Drinking and lawmaking seldom mix, and a legislative snafu last year left California homebrewers crying into their beer. A bill meant to clear up legal ambiguity around wine and beer hobbyists… More >>

Oversight TV: Supervisors Assess the Cost of Body-Mounted Police Cameras Oversight TV: Supervisors Assess the Cost of Body-Mounted Police Cameras

The public outcry that followed a group of San Francisco police officers' fatal March 21 shooting of Alejandro Nieto is now reverberating through city government. Supervisor John Avalos invoked Nieto at… More >>

Branching Out: An S.F. Man Achieves Tree-Climbing Supremacy Branching Out: An S.F. Man Achieves Tree-Climbing Supremacy

A new champion walks among us in San Francisco — or, more likely, gazes down from above. Arborist Chad Brey's voicemail offers the all-but-certain caveat that he's likely up a tree… More >>

Well-Suited: The Man Behind Willie Brown's Style Well-Suited: The Man Behind Willie Brown's Style

Willie Brown stood on the Embarcadero in early February, his new namesake, the Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge, as backdrop. He wore a gray suit and a black tie, a… More >>

YouTrip: An Ayahuasca Shaman Invents a New Spiritual Trip, and It's Happening Online YouTrip: An Ayahuasca Shaman Invents a New Spiritual Trip, and It's Happening Online

Ayahuasca is not for everyone. By now, the mystical Amazonian jungle brew with a hit of DMT is widely known and even accessible in America today. One no longer needs… More >>

Meaningful Glances: In Today's San Francisco, Anything Can Apparently Stand for Everything Meaningful Glances: In Today's San Francisco, Anything Can Apparently Stand for Everything

Last week, four small vehicles were upended in San Francisco. And the whole world was watching. The inversion of 7,200 total pounds of Smart Cars quickly became an international story. Vanloads… More >>

The Snatch: Happy Reading for Your Airport Tram Ride

D.C. Says Don't Worry A recent al-Qaida pro-terrorism ad that reportedly features a tram from San Francisco International Airport has been drumming up quite a bit of anxiety here in the… More >>

SF Weekly Letters April 16-22, 2014

Roll the Die Satire is lost on reader: Clearly the creators of this game don't actually live in San Francisco, or they would know that only trash from the valley or… More >>

Frisco!: The Game: "The Only Way to Win in San Francisco!" Frisco!: The Game: "The Only Way to Win in San Francisco!"

DOWNLOAD YOUR OFFICIAL FRISCO! GAME BOARD. From the makers of Halt! You're the Terrorist! and Settlers of Da' Hood: A GentriFUNcation Adventure comes Frisco! The Game, an exciting journey through the… More >>

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