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  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    La Pastrami Fuses Jewish and Mexican ... and It's Actually Pretty Good

    "Goyim pastrami." That's what SFoodie's New York-loyal Jewish grandma angrily called any pastrami that wasn't served between two slices of rye with a dab of mustard. Even a reuben sandwich was suspect. Well, two-week old food truck La Pastrami has upped the ante on grandma's anger: enter the pastram ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2007

    The Vice Hotel

    One of the largest city-funded Care Not Cash hotels was allegedly run as a home for extortion, drug dealing, and other vices

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007
  • News

    June 16, 2004

    Street Shuffle

    Gavin Newsom's push to move the "chronic" homeless into supportive housing has made him the darling of the Bush administration's homelessness czar. But is there enough money to make it work?

  • News

    March 24, 2004

    Vlad the Mad

    The hardest-working angry young russian comic in town

  • News

    February 4, 2004

    A Tale Worth Retelling

    When an elderly man left the city millions to build apartments for homeless old folks, neighbors tried to block the project. Fortunately, they failed.

  • News

    September 22, 1999

    The Tenderloin's Burden

    New homeless shelter proposal splits neighborhood

  • News

    April 30, 1997

    Labor Games

    San Francisco is spending $5 million on a flag-waving, candy-bar-giving, feel-good course called Express to Success, hoping it will move welfare recipients into jobs. But no one is measuring the success -- or failure -- of the program itself.

  • News

    April 30, 1997
  • News

    February 12, 1997

    Desperately Seeking Citizenship

    With the advent of new federal welfare rules for elderly immigrants, S.F.'s oldest and poorest are running out of time

  • News

    August 7, 1996

    Profiteers of a Privatized Safety Net

    Clueless administrators are letting disabled Social Security recipients get ripped off

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