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    March 21, 2014

    Baseball 2014: Jeter, A-Rod, Oprah, and a Giants-Dodgers Dogfight

    This is just too easy. Can of corn. It's like, some of this stuff, I can just pluck right out of last year's column. As baseball season kicks off tonight, here are my predictions for 2014:

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    March 13, 2014

    California Cops Want to Ban Hash, Dabs, all Marijuana Concentrates

    It was seen as a measure of progress when the California Police Chiefs -- long one of the major roadblocks in the way of marijuana reform in the state -- decided to introduce their own medical marijuana regulations this year, after years of opposing other efforts. At first glance, the bill introduc ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Announcing the Winners of the First Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print pi ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Bethel AME, S.F.'s Oldest Black Church, Won't Appoint Controversial Pastor John J. Hunter

    The Rev. John J. Hunter arrived in San Francisco on Nov. 3; Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, had appointed him to lead Bethel AME -- the city's oldest black church. After Hunter arrived at SFO, the Los Angeles Times reported, a driver took him downtown, where he ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    The Innocence of Muslims Stars Amina Noir, Local Fetish Model

    A second-rate porn flick has better production qualities than does The Innocence of Muslims, the semi-amateur anti-Islam film whose trailer has sparked anti-American protests across the Middle East. The New Yorker, which called the 13-minute synopsis/trailer a "viral video gone wrong," accurately no ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Marijuana Is Bad For Your Cajones, Researchers Say

    And here we thought marijuana was supposed to make cancer patients feel a hell of a lot better. However, a new study claims the magic plant might actually have some unpleasant link to cancer. As our sister paper, LA Weekly, notes this morning SoCal researchers say that dudes who indulge in marijuana ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    L.A. City Council Votes to Ban Marijuana Dispensaries

    Council also considers a plan to keep more than 100 pot clubs open.Earlier, we tried to convince readers that San Francisco is way hipper than L.A. If you don't agree that daisy dukes and tummy tucks are just wrong, maybe you will agree this is: Los Angeles has officially banned pot clubs. According ... More >>

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    June 9, 2012

    EDC 2012: House Music Beef With DJ Sneak Plays Out in Steve Angello's DJ Set

    In early spring, a Twitter beef erupted between DJ Sneak, a Chicago house music legend, and Steve Angello, one-third of the DJ supergroup Swedish House Mafia. Sneak called SHM's music "fake shit" and said they "do not play house music" -- as in, real house music. On Friday, in front of a huge crow ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Bryan Stow Attack: Witnesses Can't ID Alleged Suspects

    Witnesses in the Bryan Stow attack took the stand yesterday, giving jurors gruesome details of what they saw: Blood gushing from Stow's ears, and a loud echo when his head hit the pavement. But what they they didn't see was perhaps the most important: the attackers, according to our sister paper, LA ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Hey, Coachella Fans: Top Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster

    By LILLEDESHAN BOSE Aging hipsters -- the very same people Coachella targeted when it began holding the music fest in Indio -- are usually easy to spot on the Empire Polo Fields. They're the ones who can't be bothered to walk over to Gobi and check out a new band because "It's too hot!" (or, in Fri ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    There's a National Kerfuffle About Restaurant Stars, and Why I Don't Care

    ​If you hadn't heard, the LA Times, which recently hired Jonathan Gold away from our sister paper the LA Weekly, made the decision last week to drop assigning stars to restaurant reviews. "Star ratings are increasingly difficult to align with the reality of dining in Southern California," food edi ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Oakland's Camino Restaurant Hosts Mozza Cookbook Dinner

    ​Nancy Silverton's Los Angeles Italian restaurants -- Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, co-owned by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich -- have earned a cult-like following, which might inspire Silverton to stay guarded about their food's secrets. But instead, she's opening the restaurant's recipe ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Umami Burger is Coming! Umami Burger is Coming! But Is it Any Good?

    ​There is a wave of hysteria around the local arrival of Los Angeles-based chain Umami Burger. They've got tattooed buns, secret magic spices, and ridiculously long waits for the same dish that McDonald's is selling for $3 -- all things that typically make people go crazy for something.I believe t ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    In Defense of V-Nasty and Her Nasty Mouth

    Christopher VictorioV-Nasty at Slim's last week.​ It's the summer of the N-word controversy in the music world -- due mostly to the rise of Kreayshawn and the Oakland-repping White Girl Mob, whose V-Nasty says it and doesn't care what you think. (Or maybe she does -- some are saying she may st ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Seven Hot Looks for Restaurant Critics

    Gael Greene. Hot.​ Earlier this week, Eater ran (or is it re-ran? I've seen this post before) a post listing hot looks for hot chefs. Faced with a magazine shoot? Hold a knife! Or a pig head! SFoodie knows all too well that restaurant critics could use some tough love from Tyra Banks on our public ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Jonathan Gold Offers Tipping Tips (Hint: 20 Percent)

    ​The LA Weekly's Pulitzer Prize-winning critic, Jonathan Gold, has come out with a list of 10 rules for tipping -- basically 10 reasons why diners need to stop pretending they're rewarding a waiter for the quality of his or her service and just tip a flat percentage. For instance: 2.Yes, I know yo ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    2011 SF Street Food Festival Lineup Firms Up

    Chris MacArthurThe 2010 Street Food Festival.​ Even though the 2011 SF Street Food Festival isn't taking place until Saturday, August 20, organizer Caleb Zigas says the lineup of vendors is "98 percent firm." This year, as SFoodie reported in April, the festival is significantly bigger -- there's ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    LA Beats SF in Food Fight, Oakland Feeds Kids for Free This Summer

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Oh, yeah? Sunset magazine has just posted a online feature that tries to ignite civil war between Los Angeles and San Francisco by challenging San Francisco's Josh Sens and LA Wee ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Giovanni Ramirez, Man Accused of Beating Bryan Stow, Wanted in Nevada Gang Shooting

    Wanted in more than one state ​Los Angeles Police are not the only ones interested in Giovanni Ramirez, the 31-year-old suspect accused of beating Giants fan Bryan Stow in March. Police arrested Ramirez last week after an intense investigation, saying he was the prime aggressor in the March 31 bea ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Hear a New Smashing Pumpkins Song, "Owata," and Ponder Billy Corgan's Cheerful Oblivion

    Kristin BurnsHe wants you to believe.​It wouldn't be a full-on '90s revival without an actual '90s band trying to get in on the party by releasing music looong after its prime. So who's making the most voluminous attempt? Naturally, it's the Smashing Pumpkins -- or, as we prefer to think of th ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    Medical Marijuana Users: How Much Longer Until Your Boss Can't Fire You?

    Does this mean you could be governor AND smoke pot?​Just like the industrious Walmart worker in Michigan, YOU, too, can get fired from your job for using medical marijuana -- even if you are employee of the month. Which clearly makes no sense, considering medical marijuana is legal. That's why Sen ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Insane Clowns Break Down Magnetic Juggalo Appeal for LA Weekly

    Didn't we meet at the tuxedo rental place?​ Meanwhile, in one of the six or seven other places in the world that is not Tokyo or Austin, Gustavo Turner of our sister rag LA Weekly went to the "vast wasteland of poverty" that is Detroit to kick it with the Insane Clown Posse, who've been wearing ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Giants Fans to Fly Banner Over Dodgers Stadium

    Not the world champions​A group of self-described diabolical Giants fans are plotting to fund a huge banner that will fly over the LA Dodgers stadium during the first three games of the Major Baseball League season, starting March 31. The group -- called the Faithful Supporters of the World Champi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Kamala Harris Appears Set to Cinch Victory in Attorney General Race

    Looking ahead to bigger things​Pardon us, gentle reader, for the intolerable hedge in the above headline. Lacking the statistical prowess of some other observers, we're still going to play it safe -- yet it appears that San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris is on the verge of victory in th ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    What Happens When a Food Critic Isn't Exactly Anonymous?

    ubrayj02/FlickrLA Weekly critic Jonathan Gold, captured at Flying Pigeon in L.A.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. The top editor at Chow had a moment of ethical self-doubt last week. Jane Goldman showed up for Plow's first weekday breakfast, liked the frittata and lemon-ricotta pancakes, a ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Steve Cooley's Potential Finance Scandal Ignites Kamala Harris Press Storm

    Steve Cooley is accused of taking funny money from not-so-funny people​San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris has wasted no time jumping on a report by our sister paper, LA Weekly, accusing her opponent in the state Attorney General's race of hypocrisy. The article, which ran yesterday, not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Why Can't S.F. Ban 'Formula Restaurants'?

    David D./YelpSubway franchise on Main at Howard in SOMA.​Our favorite morsels from the Web. Thanks to SFoodie's blog sib Noah Galuten of LA Weekly's Squid Ink for directing our browser to USA TODAY, which today records a backlash against efforts by a craggy, scenic town in Utah to keep chain ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    T.G.I. Frisco: San Francisco's Dearth of Chain Restaurants

    Kevin Y./YelpOkay, so we do have an Olive Garden out near S.F. State.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Yesterday at LA Weekly's Squid Ink, SFoodie's sister food blog with the WTF name, editor Amy Scattergood passed along a list from Nation's Restaurant News of America's 15 favorite casual- ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Sunset's Best Burritos Guide Disses S.F.'s Finest

    John BirdsallPure Gold?: Regular carnitas burrito (with guac) from La Taqueria.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. The burrito wars come home: At Sunset.com, Jan Newberry peels back the foil on what she reckons to be the West's best burritos. Like a plastic fork probing a Papalote Triple Thr ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Sex, Seduction and Darkness at the 10th Annual Edwardian Ball

    View more pics in Edwardian Ball Part One and Edwardian Ball Part Two.The 10th Annual Edwardian Ball this past Saturday was the seductive fashion intersection of Edward Gorey, Tim Burton, and Dr. Seuss. Throw in a little Steampunk style in there and what you have is a glorified underground prom wher ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Court Ruling Can't Save L.A. Pot Dispensaries

    Win some, lose some​A victory for medical marijuana here, a defeat there. While the California Supreme Court this morning struck down limits on the amount of medical marijuana a licensed user can posses or cultivate, it seems Los Angeles users will soon have a smaller selection of places to&n ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    New Yorker Food Issue Probes the Mystery of the Michelin Inspector

    From Dana Goodyear's fist-bump with Pulitzer Prize-winning LA Weekly food critic Jonathan Gold, to Calvin Trillin's poutine exposé, this year's New Yorker food issue contains scrumptious reads, but Lunch with M, John Colapinto's chronicle of lunch at Jean Georges with a Michelin inspector, is one w ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Doggy Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. Riding is thirsty work: You know how it is: Sometimes you gotta pop a cold one just to get the smell of those greasy blue seats out of your nose. Read the blog Beer by BART and you can be tickling your nostrils with IPA foam within minutes of lea ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    The Doggie Bag: Today's Odds and Ends

    Our favorite morsels from the food blogs. Gratuitous cruelty alert: Unless you relish the sight of a sharp wooden implement piercing an animal's heart, and that same implement piercing a fellow animal's freakishly swollen liver, do NOT peek at the Beer & Nosh pic of foie gras and duck heart on a st ... More >>

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    May 18, 2009

    The Doggie Bag

    Our favorite food blog posts of the day: Staying regular: How about a long, cool drink of dietary fiber? Nothing like getting hammered and scrubbing your colon. Cheers to The Ethicurean for showing us how. Commander-in-chickpea: Ever wonder what Obama and Hilary Clinton would look like sculpted en ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    By Randall Roberts You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barrier ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Santacon 2008, Ski Team: The Party, The Cure, Skot Olsen and Too $hort: Your Monday Morning Hangover

    Weekend wrap-up by Janine KahnSunday was nasty and rainy, but that didn't keep photographer Jen Cash home in Walnut Creek. Click here for her photo set from 111 Minna, which had been converted into a retro winter wonderland with snow on the floor and attendees in 80's neon ski garb for "Ski Team: Th ... More >>

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    June 17, 2008
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    June 9, 2008
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    October 29, 2007
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    September 18, 2007
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    August 16, 2007
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    July 11, 2007

    Unfair Lawsuit Act

    SF Weekly moves to dismiss the Guardian's lawsuit, which is light on witnesses and evidence

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    July 4, 2007

    Unfair Lawsuit Act

    SF Weekly moves to dismiss the Guardian's lawsuit, which is light on witnesses and evidence

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    June 28, 2007
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    September 8, 2004

    Dirty Pretty Things

    Midnight Movies gets eerie

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    May 2, 2001

    Hear This

    Azalia Snail spins forth surreal folk-pop

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    August 11, 1999
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