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  • 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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    Mechthild Schrer, German Tourist, Shot Dead in Theater District

    ? 12:03 a.m. Monday: The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has confirmed that the woman shot to death in Sunday night's theater district melee is Mechthild Schrer, a 50-year-old tourist from Minden, Germany. Two other shooting victi...

    @ The Snitch by Joe Eskenazi on August 9, 2010 @ 1:03 am
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    Gerard Rivera, Accused Dolores Park Stabber, In Court Today

    The scene of Gerard Rivera's alleged July 31 crime ? Gerard Rivera, the young San Franciscan accused of stabbing a man multiple times in a Dolores Park mob attack, will be charged for his alleged crimes today. Rivera, whom police believe was the...

    @ The Snitch by Joe Eskenazi on August 9, 2010 @ 1:01 am
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    Terry Childs, City's 'Rogue Techie,' Sentenced to Four Years

    ? Terry Childs, the "rogue techie" who refused to disclose the passwords to a crucial city networking system for the better part of two weeks, has been sentenced to four years in state prison. He also may be stuck with up to $1.485 million in restitu...

    @ The Snitch by Joe Eskenazi on August 6, 2010 @ 6:10 pm
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    Baylinks: Bakery Stabbing, Burning Man, Breathalyzers

    ? Because New Yorkers own more e-readers than us, they are more "hip" and "literate" [SF Gate] Man who stabbed bakery customers is sentenced for life [SF Examiner] Hewlett-Packard's shares drop amid sexual harassment scandal [CBS5] Board of Supe...

    @ The Snitch by Alex Wolens on August 6, 2010 @ 5:59 pm
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    Judge Vaughn Walker Targeted for Impeachment

    ? In an effort to undermine Judge Vaughn Walker's Prop. 8 ruling, the American Family Association is leading a campaign to impeach the jurist. The right-leaning pro-family organization states in a letter on its website that Walker should not have be...

    @ The Snitch by Alex Wolens on August 6, 2010 @ 5:15 pm
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    Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger Say Let the Gays Marry -- Now

    ? Update: You're never going to believe this, but, at 4:59 p.m. the City and County of San Francisco also filed a motion urging the stay be lifted! Attorney General Jerry Brown has filed a motion with Judge Vaughn Walker requesting that no stay be ...

    @ The Snitch by Joe Eskenazi on August 6, 2010 @ 4:54 pm
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    Two More Suspects Arrested in San Francisco IRS Shooting

    ? Two more alleged muggers are under arrest in the unusual case of an armed IRS agent shooting down her purported attackers. In addition to the alleged robber hospitalized Thursday morning after taking a bullet to the torso, San Francisco Police an...

    @ The Snitch by Joe Eskenazi on August 6, 2010 @ 3:40 pm
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    Local Businesses Contracting Program a Mess, Audit Finds

    ? The city's Local Business Enterprise program, which gives preference to San Francisco businesses bidding on government contracts, is in shambles, an audit reveals. Paperwork required to prevent widespread fraud is routinely ignored -- and contra...

    @ The Snitch by Matt Smith on August 6, 2010 @ 2:30 pm
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    Mini Coopers Careen Through San Francisco (Video)

    Wheeeeee! ? VIDEO: Our gut-wrenching Mini Cooper ridealong If you're 21 years old and have a valid driver's license, you're eligible to channel Steve McQueen while careening a Mini Cooper through hairpin turns at alarming speed. The good folks ...

    @ The Snitch by Joe Eskenazi on August 6, 2010 @ 1:25 pm
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    Greg Skrepenak, Former Oakland Raider, Jailed for Corruption

    ? If ever an opponent blasted past former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Greg Skrepenak a little too easily and flattened the quarterback -- maybe it all makes a bit more sense now. The former football player was today sentenced to two years in ...

    @ The Snitch by Joe Eskenazi on August 6, 2010 @ 11:59 am
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    What a Week in Gay it Was!

    | Audrey Fukuman Judge Vaughn Walker gave Prop. 8 the pimp slap ? Seriously, this was one mother fu**ing gay week! Can I hear a what what? You may have heard that Vaughn Walker, the gayest judge in the world -- even gayer than Supreme Court'...

    @ The Snitch by Patrick Connors on August 6, 2010 @ 10:15 am
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    Jerry Rice -- My Favorite Memory

    ? With Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers fans had it all. The best player with the best work ethic playing for the best team. It was, well, the best. Rice will be inducted into the pro football Hall of Fame tomorrow. But for your humble narrator, utt...

    @ The Snitch by Joe Eskenazi on August 6, 2010 @ 9:30 am
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A year ago this month, Asiana Flight 214 undershot the runway at San Francisco International Airport, clipped a seawall, and came to rest in several charred pieces. Three young passengers… More >>

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