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San Bruno

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    ATM Burglar Falls From Rooftop Making It Way Too Easy for Police to Catch Him

    A alleged bank robber is in custody this morning after he tried to break into an ATM and then tried to flee police -- both of which he failed at miserably. Office Gordon Shyy reports that at about 3:45 a.m., the burglar attempted to break into an ATM at the Bank of America on the 2400 block of San ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Best Summer Bike Escape Routes and Exit Strategies

    Whether you're occupying a sovereign nation, robbing a bank (we're not advocating for this), or at an awkward party you really want to leave, a solid exit strategy is always in need. That's especially true if you're a cyclist looking to find some time away from traffic lights, people asking you fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Half Moon Bay Restaurants Showcase Land and Sea

    Consider it Navio 2.0. After a yearlong, million dollar remodel, The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay's dining room Navio is ready for the summer season, complete with a sparkling new coastal theme. Chef Sean Eastwood returns with a seafood-focused menu, including fennel pollen-crusted local petrale sole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Ike's and The Plant Cafe Move South, Filipino Chain Dining

    Kenta Ramen is the latest entry into the intense pool of San Mateo area ramen shops. The new spot specializes in a spicy taro ramen with pork and tofu, but also offers 16 versions of ramen, udon, and soba. The mammoth menu covers many corners of Japanese cuisine. You can start with crispy chicken ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Cecilia Zamora, Purple-Haired Missing Woman, Might Have Been Spotted in South Bay

    San Francisco police are now combing the Peninsula looking for Cecilia Zamora after the missing woman was reportedly spotted somewhere in San Bruno over the weekend. Police didn't offer up much information except to say that the 37-year-old San Francisco woman was first reported missing on Feb. 16 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Bird Nerds Really Excited About Christmas Avian Count

    On Thursday, bird fanatics from around the Bay Area will gather in San Francisco to do what they do best: Look at birds. At this post-Christmas powow, avian aficionados will trek through city parks, neighborhoods, the bay, and the woods, with binoculars and scopes calling out the names and numbers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Ballsy Thief Attacks, Robs Multiple Drivers Stopped at Intersection in Portola

    The thief lurked around the San Bruno and Silver Avenue intersection Saturday night. Over a two-hour span, from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., the thief snatched a handbag, an iPad, and a wallet from three respective victims, who ranged in age from 47 to 59.His strategy was brazen and consistent: Approach the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Woman Allegedly Pulls a Gun on Next-Door Neighbor

    Well, this will probably make the next block party a little uncomfortable. Last night, two women were arrested after allegedly threatening their neighbors at gunpoint. The incident started at 5 p.m. when two women walked over to their neighbors apartment on the 3500 block of San Bruno Avenue to tal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Driver Finds Bleeding Man in Street

    Update 11:50 a.m.: Police say the driver had car trouble and was walking to a nearby gas station when he spotted the victim slumped over. The victim, who was able to talk, asked the man to drive him to the hospital. The victim later told police he had been shot when in fact he had multiple stab woun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Police Looking for Driver Who Apparently Hit Pededstrian Intentionally

    San Francisco police are asking for your help in tracking down a driver who allegedly hit a 36-year-old man and before speeding off, leaving him in critical condition. The hit and run happened on Aug. 21 at about 9:50 p.m. when police at the Bayview station were called to the intersection of Alameda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    PG&E Contractor Says He's Really Sorry for Busting San Bruno Gas Line Yesterday

    The contractor responsible for nicking the PG&E gas line yesterday in San Bruno sent his apologizes to the city and residents who were evacuated during the  gas leak and vowed to implement better safety measures.Workers for San Francisco-based Shaw Pipeline ruptured a 2-inch gas line while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    PG&E Tries to Explain Vague "Lost Its Way" Comment

    PG&E, the company that evokes nightmarish images of Satan's lair for many San Franciscans after sparking the fire that killed eight and burned 38 homes, recently launched a $10 million multimedia advertising campaign to subtly quell the storm of Bay Area citizens. In the company's most recent tel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Peninsula Humane Society Offers $5,000 Reward in "Horrific" Dog Cruelty Case

    ​So many things disturb us here at the Snitch -- Newt's kinky marital desires, the Guardian's off-putting blogs, and the fact that our sheriff spent time in his own jail. But nothing, nothing, upsets us more than a story about animal abuse.We were saddened to learn that the Peninsula Humane Societ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    No. 45: Lechon from Tastebuds Cuisine

    ​SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition ​If you have ever been to a Filipino American wedding in the Bay Area, you've probably eaten lechon from Tastebuds Cuisine. Never mind that the reception was at some other Filipino restaurant -- many bring in the por ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Mom Food in Portola, Blogging Tips from Bay Area Bites

    ​Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. Jonathan KauffmanSo not photogenic. But good.​1. Notes from Portola. Every Friday, Science Friday's Ira Flatow and I drive out to a different part of town to wander around and eat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Feinstein and Boxer Crack Down on Pipeline Safey After San Bruno Blast

    This sucks​It's kind of hard to imagine that any agency could be more disorganized than San Francisco's Housing Authority which can't keep its records straight long enough to collect a month's worth of rent. But it appears that Pacific Gas and Electric Co. might be surpassing the SFHA's notoriousl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Giants' World Series Trophy in City Hall Tomorrow

    You think he was there for the trophy or the supes meeting? ​The confluence of the current Board of Supervisors' final meeting and a two-day stopover by the Giants' World Series trophy portends for large crowds in City Hall over the next several days. Expect lots of wild clothing and boisterous sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    San Bruno Fire: NTSB Issues Second Accident Report

    NTSBNo, the investigator hasn't rested his water bottle on the pipeline. He's 'cleaning a fracture surface.'​The National Transportation Safety Board moments ago released an update on "Accident No. DCA10MP008"-- the Sept. 9 San Bruno PG&E pipleline explosion and fire. Those hoping for a clear ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    'God Hates Fags' Westboro Baptist Church Brings its Insanity to San Bruno

    Good Lord. What now? ​The Westboro Baptist Church took a break from picketing military funerals -- churchmembers believe the soldiers' deaths were God's will, as our nation coddles homosexuals. Yesterday, the church, almost entirely composed of members of the Phelps clan, protested at San Bruno's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Vandal Busts Gas Pipe

    Smi23leKicking a gas pipe is not popular these days​Busting a gas pipe for the sheer thrill of destruction might make you a sociopath. But, in the days after a large swath of San Bruno went up in flames -- and every odor of yesterday's barbecue fumes results in a school evacuation -- it could go a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Feds Release Initial Report on San Bruno Explosion

    Smi23le​The National Transportation Safety Board today released its preliminary report on "Accident No. DCA10MP008"-- the San Bruno PG&E pipleline explosion and fire in plain English. The brief document offers a telling glimpse as to how Sergeant Joe Friday would conduct a review of a massive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Woman in Pajamas Slaps Muni Bus Driver

    Put on some goddamn clothes, Doris! ​One of the cultural eccentricities of Shanghai -- and one that hardly fits with its current sleek, modern image -- is a propensity for older people to walk around in pajamas, at any hour of the day. San Franciscans don't have the excuse of longstanding traditio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    PG&E Disseminates List of 100 Riskiest Pipelines

    Is this pipe on the list too? ​List is released. See jump for more. PG&E President Chris Johns told the media today a list of his agency's 100 pipes most likely to explode and ruin your day will be disseminated later today. In the meantime, he says, customers can call (888) 743-7431, and disco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    How Many Schools Will Be Evacuated Today Due to Gas Odor?

    Andrew GormanSchool's out, kids! ​The understandable fears sparked by San Bruno's immolation have led to some abrupt curriculum changes for hundreds of Bay Area students. Yesterday, three different West Bay schools were evacuated due to gas odors. San Bruno's Portola Elementary, and San Francisco' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    San Bruno Fire: Bad Karma, Arrests For Four Accused Fake Victims

    ​A quartet of alleged miscreants have been arrested for purportedly attempting to claim San Bruno fire victim status, and cash in. Department of Motor Vehicles investigators claim Niesha Taylor, Deonte Bennett, Sonya Smith, and Lisa Justin applied for drivers licenses in the burn zone -- despite t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    San Bruno School Evacuated Due to Gas Odor

    The kids at Portola School are safe -- and ready to be picked up by their parents​San Bruno school officials evacuated 277 students and 10 staff members from Portola Elementary at PG&E's behest this morning, due to a gas smell in the air. The odor was reported to staff between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Baylinks: More Gas Pipe Woes, Nannies, & NIMBYs

    Off to play the slots!​San Bruno not the only city having gas pipe troubles. [Bay Citizen]Roadblock on Great American Highway set up by pranksters. [SF Appeal]Want to be a nanny? How 'bout we pay you in trips to Vegas? [Mission L@cal]

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    San Bruno Fire: What Does PG&E Rupture Portend For 'The Big One'?

    Smi23leIs this going to be our fate, writ large, when The Big One hits? ​Turns out, what you don't know can hurt you. It can even kill you. We don't give much thought to the network of aging PG&E piplelines running beneath our feet,and powering the flames beneath our pots and pans. But a ruptu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Schwarzenegger to Tour San Bruno Today

    Well, he said he'd be back...​ Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, fresh from visiting the future Bay Bridge in China, will tour the disaster zone today in San Bruno. Alongside Sen. Leland Yee and Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado, the governor will "receive a briefing," walk through the devastation, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Declaring San Bruno Fire 'Crime Scene' Kept Media Out

    Smi23leA 'disaster' scene and 'crime' scene are not the same...​It would be hard to begrudge San Bruno police for moving to keep non-emergency personnel out of the neighborhood impacted by last week's blast and fire. On Friday, police declared the incinerated areas a "crime scene," which severely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    School of the Epiphany's Gas Leak Scare Just Barbecue Leftovers

    Back to class, kids...​A gas odor that the Excelsior District's School of the Epiphany to evacuate its students onto the playground was just the remnants of a weekend barbecue. School attendants tell SF Weekly that the rectory held a cookout this weekend, but left a propane tank open in the school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    San Bruno Fire: Body Count, Assessment Under Way

    Wiggs​As a large chunk of San Bruno smolders this morning, authorities are beginning the grim task of damage assessment. Numbers are almost certain to go higher, but half a dozen people are reported dead and 55 have been injured by an explosion and fire that engulfed an entire neighborhood after a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Gay Blood Not Welcome in San Bruno Relief Effort

    All blood is not created equally, according to the federal government​Blood Centers of the Pacific is reporting that community response to the San Bruno explosion and fire has been outstanding. So outstanding, in fact, that donors are urged to not give blood. They have enough. Come in and give nex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    BREAKING: Granddaughter-Molesting Grandfather Arrested

    ​A grandfather accused of sexually assaulting his second-grade granddaughter at a San Francisco school was apprehended at a San Bruno homeless shelter yesterday, according to police.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Early Bird Special: Queen's Louisiana Po-Boy Café

    Tamara PalmerThe fried shrimp po'boy: A sandwich named desire.​An early nibble from the Weekly's Wednesday food review. Is Queen's Louisiana Po-Boy Café all that and a bag of Zapp's? The New Orleans outpost in the Portola District (3030 San Bruno at Dwight) knocks out up to a dozen fillings: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Snacktion: Skwinkles Salsagheti

    T. Palmer​Name: SalsaghetiBrand: SkwinklesOrigin: MexicoFound at: La Loma Produce #7 (2695 San Bruno at Bacon)Cost: $1.70Ingredients: Straws: Corn syrup, wheat flour, sugar, dextrose, sorbitol, citric acid, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, chili powder, glycerin, iodized salt, wheat fiber, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2008
  • Best of San Francisco

    May 14, 2003

    Best Urban Wilderness

    San Bruno Mountain Park

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 23, 2001
  • News

    February 21, 2001

    Transcendental Incarceration

    The first San Bruno Jail inmates to take part in an experimental meditation program say it has helped to free their minds, if nothing else

  • News

    January 3, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from January 3, 2000

  • Calendar

    July 21, 1999
  • Calendar

    June 16, 1999
  • News

    November 4, 1998

    Tales of the Country

    How Tokyo Rose, "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Amelia Earhart are endangered by money-saving moves at the National Archives in San Bruno

  • News

    September 10, 1997
  • News

    August 27, 1997

    The Black Hole of San Francisco

    This jail is a filthy, unhealthy, decrepit, barbaric nightmare. This jail will probably collapse and kill hundreds if there is a significant earthquake. The city of San Francisco keeps using this unconstitutional hellhole because people who call themselve

  • News

    August 9, 1995

    The Mission Blue Mission

    Saving the habitat of an inch-long violet butterfly, the endangered Mission Blue, is the starting point of a many-sided battle for dominance of San Bruno

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