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  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Airbnb's New Business: Dinner Sharing

    The San Francisco company that popularized the term "sharing economy" has turned yet another form of sharing -- that of the old-fashioned shared dinner -- into a massively profitable business venture. According to Reuters, Airbnb just launched a new pilot program that allows users to host dinner pa ... More >>

  • News

    October 9, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Surprise: Chicken Nuggets Contain Gross Ingredients

    Apologies in advance for ruining your lunch: In a study recently published in the American Journal of Medicine, two researchers dissected chicken nuggets from a fast food chain and found that they contained more nerves, pieces of bone, fat, blood vessels, skin, and cartilage than actual protein. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Circa Steals Reuters Editor Anthony De Rosa, and Changes the Future of News

    Yet another journalist has fled the world of traditional newswires to join a start-up. This time it's Anthony De Rosa -- social media editor at Reuters, prodigious tweeter, breaker of developments in the Boston Marathon bombings, small-time celeb in an era when journalists foreground both their byli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Those "Pot-Fed Pigs" Aren't Getting High, But Possibly Healthier

    The Washington state hog farmer whose pigs are fed marijuana trim has been all the rage on the Internet over the last few days. And with good reason: the barnyard animals who had leaves, stems and roots -- the otherwise fit-for-nothing-but-compost leftovers after the selaeable buds are processed - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Nevada Sends S.F. Trove of Public Records Related to "Patient Dumping"

    To many Californians, perhaps the only thing more outrageous than the idea of Nevada dumping hundreds of mentally ill patients into the Golden State is the idea that Nevada's Governor would have the audacity to deny it. But last week, Gov. Brian Sandoval did just that, acknowledging no more than o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval Denies Dumping More Than One Patient From Psych Hospital

    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says indeed his state did improperly discharge one mentally ill patient from a state-run hospital, but no more than that -- and it was accidental. According to Reuters, the republican governor defended his state, and denied accusations that Nevada had been busing hundred ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Matthew Keys, Reuters Reporter, Accused of Colluding With Anonymous to Hack the LA Times

    Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor at Reuters in Sacramento, was indicted today for allegedly working with members of the hacktivist group Anonymous to help the anti-government organization hack into the LA Times and alter a news story. According to the Department of Justice, the 26-year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Marijuana Ban Ignored on Nepal's Holiest Holiday

    Every once in a while it's good to remember that this magic plant milked for tax dollars and for reefer votes in America has an ancient history elsewhere in the world.In Nepal, where some land-race strains of the cannabis plant we know today originated, marijuana is downright religious.The Shivaratr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Harborside Health Center: Judge Says Pot Club Can Sell Marijuana for Now

    A federal judge ruled yesterday that the landlords of Harborside Health Center cannot stop the world's largest medical marijuana dispensary from selling pot. That's not to say the pot club can't still be closed down by the feds, so stock up on your marijuana while you can. The Oakland-based disp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2012

    Fake News About Google Purchase Bounced Around Internet Echo Chamber

    It was early Monday morning when people first started thinking that Google purchased ICOA Inc., a WiFi hotspot company based in Rhode Island. A headline on PRWeb, which businesses us to post press releases, read: "ICOA Inc. Acquired by Google for $400 Million." It's unclear who broke the story firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Brandon Jacobs Participated in "Death Race 2012" Two Days After Signing With 49ers

    The 49ers didn't sign Brandon Jacobs for his speed. They signed him for his power. He's happy to flaunt both, though, as evidenced by his participation in what people are now calling "Death Race 2012." On March 30, two days after Jacobs signed a $1.6 million contract with the Niners, two New Jersey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Will Tech IPOs Drive Hyper-Gentrification of Southern Neighborhoods?

    ​The dot-com boom and bust of the late 1990s left an indelible mark on the southeastern portion of San Francisco. SOMA, a neighborhood formerly known for furniture warehouses, nightclubs and a few leather bars, rapidly morphed into a landscape of tony condos, loft spaces, and stylishly lit bars -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Lisa Frazier, Bay Citizen CEO, Steps Down

    Lisa Frazier​A month after the Bay Citizen's editor-in-chief resigned, the paper's $400,000 CEO, Lisa Frazier, announced she, too, will be stepping down.The Bay Citizen reported the news Friday afternoon, explaining how Frazier said she was leaving for personal reasons, though she will remain on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Facebook Paying People to Watch Ads Won't Work

    Caitlinator/Flickr​I'm frankly amazed that in all the coverage of Facebook's plan to pay users to watch ads, nobody -- as far as I can tell -- has mentioned the several companies that tried to do something similar during the (original) dot-com boom, and failed spectacularly. The most famous of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Other States Trying to Dodge Happy Meal Ban Humiliation

    Happy Meal fries in Arizona and California ​Even if he had it coming, it was hard not to feel some level of sympathy for Supervisor Eric Mar after watching him get brutally mocked on The Daily Show earlier this year. Aside from perpetuating San Francisco's epic silliness, Mar's poor showing on nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Apple May (Finally) Launch Cloud Music Service Soon -- But Who's Excited?

    ​ Apple, the company that already makes 75 to 99 percent of the stuff you use to listen to, organize, and perhaps even make music, is ready to launch its cloud music service ahead of a similar service by Google, according to a report today from Reuters:  Apple's plans will allow iTunes custo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Starbucks Poised to Unveil Big Gulp-Size 'Trenta'

    divya-/FlickrClear your bladder: The 31-ounce Trenta is a single ounce shy of the Big Gulp.​Starbucks fans will soon be able to show just how much they love the iced tea and coffee drinks from the Seattle chain. Starting next month, Starbucks stores in California will are unleashing the Trenta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    The Beatles on iTunes: If It Happens, Should We Care?

    From one Apple to another?​If the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and the New York Times are correct, Apple will announce a deal tomorrow to sell the Beatles' music through the iTunes store. What would such a deal mean? Should we even care? A few thoughts below:- How big a deal is this? If you're St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Tesoro Incident Results in Higher San Francisco Gas Prices

    It's worse than you think.​Wednesday's flareup at the Tesoro refinery in Martinez, reportedly caused by a PG&E electricity outage, will result in higher wholesale gasoline prices in the San Francisco area.Yesterday, all five of the refinery's flares, which act as safety valves, began shooting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Gay Dix = Headline Fail

    Headline writers have a tough job. Click on the jump to see why.

  • News

    September 30, 2009

    Stimulus Wreckage

    Despite having been accused of deceptive business practices by the attorney general, former students, and ex-employees, Corinthian Colleges are getting millions in federal stimulus dollars.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    LiveNation/Ticketmaster Merger Raises Congressional Concerns

    Pissed Off: Bruce Springsteen​ The proposed merger between concert venue conglomerate Live Nation and ticket hub mecca Ticketmaster (announced last February) has already resulted in catcalls from The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, who wrote an open letter to his fans after Ticket Master upsold tickets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    RIAA Wins Lawsuit, May Be the Big Loser

    TorrentFreakBy now, you've probably heard that the RIAA has successfully sued the Minneapolis woman accused of illegally downloading music - to the tune of $1.92M or $80,000 per song. As reported by the Associated Press on Friday, Jammie Thomas-Rasset was found found guilty of violating the copyrigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Flipping the Bird: Local Airports' Methods of Repelling Winged Obstacles

    If the US Airways flight that yesterday took off from La Guardia and got only as far as the Hudson River suffered the "double bird strike" claimed by its pilot, it would just be the latest incidence of a two-pound creature downing a 91,000-pound plane. The Bird Strike Committee USA (yes, such a body ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Feminists Unite at the Radical Women Conference

    Radical Women Conference The Women’s Building, San Francisco October 6-9, 2008 Notes and photos by Masha Rumer Better than: Calling yourself a maverick. Feminists of all walks of life came together over the weekend for the Radical Women Conference to talk Marxist feminism, unionizing, reproducti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2008
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    June 11, 2008

    Hey! We Were Lesbians First!

    The Aegean island of Lesbos has long been derided by uncouth school children and adults whose sense of humor hasn’t developed much since they were school children, for its nomenclatural relationship with the term for gay women. Well, Dimitris Lambrouone, one Greek magazine publisher with a big, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    Cosco Busan Pilot Looking Shady

    Perhaps you recall a few months ago when meatpacking worker Daniel Navarro was arrested for animal cruelty in a case that resulted in the nation's largest beef recall. It came to my attention then that Navarro (small pic) looked like he was churned out of a shady criminal factory. In this picture fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2008

    It's Official! Richard Branson Better than Jesus!

    Reuters reported yesterday that a recent poll about who should be the top role model for British children found Richard Branson was preferred to Jesus. Branson ranked number two on the list, with Jesus trailing in third. In first place was the vague "Family Member." The billionaire entrepreneur also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    Ham On Rye, With A Side Of Video Surveillance: The Future Of Dining Is Here

    Forget customer comment cards and post-meal surveys, a new Dutch research center at the University of Wageningen, called the "restaurant of the future," is spying on diners with dozens of "unobstrusive" cameras to monitor eating habits. From Reuters: "From a control room, researchers can direct cam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007
  • Film

    April 26, 2006
  • News

    September 7, 2005

    Tour de Farce

    Lance Armstrong, Thom Weisel, and questions about anti-doping efforts in American cycling

  • News

    December 22, 2004

    The High Life

    Breathing in sleaziness at the rarefied and urbane levels of San Francisco political life

  • News

    May 5, 2004

    'Roid Ragers

    Two macho men and the bitchy bodybuilding world that surrounds -- and, perhaps, spawned -- the BALCO steroids case

  • Film

    September 10, 2003

    On_Line

    The making of the film 24 Hours on Craigslist

  • News

    April 2, 2003

    alt.war

    Traditional media mislead the public about the war in Iraq as a media revolution makes traditional media increasingly irrelevant

  • News

    December 26, 2001

    Law of the Bungle

    Sara Jane Olson's attorney would like to say a few words about how her San Francisco co-counsel handled the high-profile case

  • News

    November 15, 2000

    What's Green and Black and Blue All Over?

    Maybe Nader voters should be slapped around a bit; their leftist purity will likely bring us four very squalid years

  • News

    December 31, 1997

    The Great Bank Thievery

    The city and state say the Bank of America stole hundreds of millions -- even billions -- of dollars from the government. But didn't San Francisco finance officials know what was going on? And shouldn't B of A executives be under criminal investigation?

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    July 24, 1996
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    February 28, 1996
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