Great to have @RizKhanShows as our very first @Uber_Dubai rider! pic.twitter.com/hP2JNmX2ey— Andrew Noyes (@anoyes) August 27, 2013 Just days after receiving a $258 million gift card from Google Ventures and TPG, the San Francisco car-hire start-up has officially launched its service in Duba ... More >>
6. Simian Mobile Disco @ Mezzanine, Saturday, Dec. 1 Ever since Jas Shaw and James Ford split off from indie-pop outfit Simian circa 2006 to form Simian Mobile Disco, a cheeky sensibility has always underpinned the duo's slinky electro. On 2009's Temporary Pleasure, SMD mocked rich-kid opulence with ... More >>
The owners of the Dubai Star oil tanker has to shell out $1.96 million for a 2009 oil spill in the San Francisco Bay that impacted more than 200 acres and killed some 100 seabirds, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said today.About 75 percent of that cash -- which will be divvied up amo ... More >>
Will Larry Ellison be San Francisco's Santa? Or the Grinch?While the pulse of San Francisco's chances to land the America's Cup may be sliding toward demise, the offer the city put before Larry Ellison and the cup organizers is very much a living document. The "final agreement" bid unanimously ap ... More >>
San Francisco has finalized its bid for the America's Cup. Is it enough to win the battle?By an 11-0 vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted the so-called "Northern Waterfront Alternative" bid to host the America's Cup -- a deal race officials over the weekend deemed insufficient. Th ... More >>
America's Cup Organizers' Surprise Rejection of Latest Terms All About Securing Pier 50 For Waterfront Arena, Supervisor SaysChris Daly's tenacity -- and the fiscal studies he demanded -- may have sunk San Francisco's chances at the America's Cup"Worse things happen at sea" will come as cold com ... More >>
Meanwhile, at the Budget and Finance Committee...Supervisor Chris Daly has told SF Weekly he's ready to call off his cannonade against the city's bid to host the America's Cup. The mayor's people are obviously on board. And, finally, two more economic feasibility studies on the cup bid were relea ... More >>
Next year's catch?U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston has expressed some misgivings about the strength of a class-action lawsuit against the owners and operators of the Dubai Star, a Panamanian tanker that leaked up to 800 gallons of fuel into San Francisco Bay last October.In a written decis ... More >>
A phony dermatologist misdiagnosed patients and stuck them with needles. It took four years for the medical board to figure it out.
He had no license to practice medicine in California or the United States, and no affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco, as he claimed. But 66-year-old Timothy Andersson (who also went by Dr. Tanweer Ahmad Syed) saw scores of patients in ... More >>
DFGClick on this map for a very large versionFor those who fish, either professionally or because it simply beats sittin' by the dock of the bay, wastin' time, we have some limited good news. The state's Department of Fish and Game -- with the input of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard As ... More >>
The opposing attorneys' stories seem to go together like oil and water...Lawyers representing aggrieved San Francisco fishermen and the oil-spewing Dubai Star tanker spoke this week. They can agree on that. But not on much else, it would seem. After reviewing the $10 million class-action suit ... More >>
An duck soaked with oil by the 2007 Cosco Busan spillWhat happens when two incensed fisherman and a seafood company owner walk into a lawyer's office? The answer is no joke, but the intuitive -- a lawsuit. Crab fisherman Mark Russo, herring fisherman Ron Alioti, and seafood company owner Russell ... More >>
J. BirdsallThe camel-milk chocolates: One hump or two?Over the weekend, Noe Valley sweets peddler Chocolate Covered (4069 24th St. at Castro) became the first U.S. retailer to carry a line of chocolates made with camels' milk. On Friday, shop owner Jack Epstein received his first order of t ... More >>
A Noe Valley shop hopes to be among the first U.S. retailers to sell chocolate bars made with camel milk. Jack Epstein, owner of Chocolate Covered (4069 24th St. at Castro), told SFoodie he only recently found out about the camel milk chocolate bars, manufactured by Dubai-based chocolatier Al Nass ... More >>
By Ashley Harrell This morning at the Montgomery BART/MUNI station, the Snitch was bombarded with fake Palm Trees wearing signs that said "Non-stop San Francisco to Dubai." They were apparently ads for Emirates, a fancy-pants, government-owned, Dubai-based airline that makes its ... More >>
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