John Carr

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Cops Ban Kids From 'Family-Friendly Festival'

    Melissa de Mata www.melissademata.comNo circus for you kids!​Talk about your nanny state. An event that was billed as a "family-friendly celebration of all things fun and cyclical" was downgraded to an adults-only event Saturday morning after police informed organizers of the Tour de Fat bicycle g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    We Still Have Entertainment Commission to Kick Around -- For Now

    Regulate this, Entertainment Commission...​The much-maligned Entertainment Commission isn't going to be scrapped immediately, despite growing  opposition to the group of appointees that regulates the city's nightclubs and other entertainment venues. That's what David Chiu, the president of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    City Attorney: $9 Million Nightclub Lawsuit 'Baseless'

    Can you treat San Francisco like the Sopranos? City Attorney's office says no. ​Yesterday, a nightclub owner and one of his former bartenders filed a complaint against the city and state alleging a "pattern of racketeering activity, including false arrests, assault and battery, kidnappings, [and] ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2010

    Turning the Tables

    Police have made a number of arrests and seizures of DJ equipment at underground parties and clubs. Is it enforcement or harassment?

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Club Caliente Owner Cries Racial Profiling As Cops Attempt to Revoke His Permit

    That your real ID, kid? ​The Entertainment Commission will review Club Caliente's entertainment permit at its meeting this afternoon after the SoMa bar was busted three times in recent months for having minors on the premises.The club's owner, Maurice Salinas, is alleging racial profiling, "intimi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    End of "Trauma" and 18 Nights at El Rincon

    ​After a five-year run, the weekly 18-and-up drum-and-bass night "Trauma" will throw its last Thursday night party tonight at El Rincon. In an effort to snazz up the image of the Mission dive, the bar's new management has decided to stop doing 18-and-over events and have promoters pay for their ow ... More >>

  • Music

    May 27, 2009
  • News

    July 20, 2005

    Dog Bites

    Making a meal out of journalistic and political news, spell-checking the Guardian, and wrapping up the Castro race skirmish.

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