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    December 8, 2009

    What's With This Cold Weather? We Ask Some Scientists -- They Tell Us to Grow a Pair.

    C'mon man. It's not that cold​Ask a weather scientist why it's so damn cold today and you'll get two answers, both of them equally valid. The first is a scientific rationale involving high-pressure systems and advection and whatnot. And the second is that San Franciscans are wussies. We told you t ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2006

    The Bayview Battler

    More than ready to take on politicians and redevelopers, Willie Ratcliff is in the most important fight of his life.

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    June 12, 2002

    The Endless Swimmer

    When people learn that Pedro Ordenes, 55, has swum to or from Alcatraz 126 times, or that he crossed the Strait of Magellan in 39-degree water, they often joke about his sanity. That's before they hear about his idea to swim the Bering Strait.

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    April 11, 2001

    The Ghosts in 401

    How does Dashiell Hammett fan William Arney know he's living in Hammett's old apartment? Simple: detective work.

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    May 17, 2000

    Night Crawler

    The Art of Surfing

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