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  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Lil Wayne's Top Five Most Ridiculous Tattoos

    There are several joys to being heavily tattooed. First: you look like a badass. Second: people can stitch together your entire life story by merely looking at your skin. And third: if you have too many tattoos to count, then chances are nobody is going to notice the terrible spur-of-the-moment mist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Asiana Crash: Passengers File Flurry of Lawsuits Against Boeing

    Families of the Asiana crash victims filed a whole flurry of lawsuits against airplane manufacturer Boeing this week, including a class action in Chicago, where Boeing's corporate headquarters are located, and three in San Francisco district court. Burlingame attorney Frank Pitre, who represents the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Mouli Cohen, Local Techie, off to Jail for Scamming Investors to Support Ridiculously Lavish Lifestyle

    A San Francisco entrepreneur, turned white-collar criminal has been sentenced to more than two decades in prison after he lied to Bay Area investors, telling them that Microsoft would be acquiring his company, Ecast Inc. A federal Grand Jury indicted Mouli Cohen, aka Samuel Cohen, last August, charg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Rich Beatles Fans Will Pay Buttloads of Cash For Questionable Memorabilia

    Later this month, an amplifier used by George Harrison when he was recording Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with the rest of The Beatles is going under the hammer in London. And it's expected to sell for somewhere between $80,000 and $110,000. We wouldn't be that surprised i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    So You Say You Want a Constitution. But Are You Ready to Double Down?

    We here at The Snitch have followed the long-running murmurs about a future state constitutional convention with interest. After all, in a state as saturated with moneyed interests and crippled by partisan hackery as California, just what rough beast might be born from a thorough redesign of our met ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 19, 2008

    Voodoo on the Vine

    The origins of the increasingly popular Biodynamic wine are steeped in the occult and bad science.

  • Dining

    February 27, 2008
  • Music

    December 12, 2007
  • News

    August 22, 2007

    Green Graves

    Can a burial business still be eco-friendly if its new biodegradable caskets are brought in on cargo ships from China?

  • News

    July 25, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of 7-25-2007

  • News

    January 11, 2006

    Coming soon: The New Roxie

    What happens when an artsy film guy who has gone way into debt hooks up with a school that doesn't know how to run a nonprofit theater? We hope it has a happy ending.

  • Calendar

    April 13, 2005

    Girls Rule

    Fight the Power

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    Prewar Snack

    As war drew near, consumption of junk food at the Snaxpo convention soared

  • News

    January 15, 2003

    An Alias for All Seasons

    Our hero finds an interesting way to track the sources of his junk mail

  • News

    November 15, 2000

    Magnificent Obsession

    For 40 years, Craig Breedlove has sacrificed everything in pursuit of speed. Now all he needs is $1.5 million to build a car that will do 800 mph. Is that too much to ask?

  • News

    April 12, 2000

    Battle Belli

    The international soap opera that surrounds the crumbling San Francisco landmark that was center stage for the incomparable "King of Torts," Melvin Belli

  • News

    December 30, 1998

    The Fortress on the Hill

    Once, she partied with the Rolling Stones. Now, shunned by family and sued by friends, aging eccentric Arden Van Upp has retreated to her mansion.

  • News

    July 1, 1998

    From Russia With Diamonds

    In 1995, Golden ADA Inc., a San Francisco diamond-importing firm, collapsed, unveiling an international trail of theft and betrayal that embarrassed San Francisco luminaries involved with the company. Now, newly unsealed court files show that high-level m

  • Calendar

    July 17, 1996
  • News

    April 5, 1995

    Diminished Expectations

    Jerry Brown decamps his Pacific Heights firehouse for the East Bay

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