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    March 25, 2013

    Chronicle Staff Fights Their Health Care Squabble on Twitter

    After launching its hard paywall on Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle looked to its social media-savvy reporters -- and their prodigious Twitter feeds -- to help sustain traffic on its new "premium" website. Instead, the reporters launched a massive Twitter strike over the calloused health care p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Oh God It Is Present-Buying Season. Quick, Buy Everyone Cookbooks.

    This isn't on anyone's lists yet, but we'd still recommend it.​Piling on the retailers of America, who would like all red-blooded Americans, Christian or no, to participate in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the food media has come out with a strong message to shoppers: Buy cookbooks for Christmas. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    The Crab Boats Are on the Water, and Fresh Dungeness Is Coming Soon

    ​Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle broke the news that the Dungeness crab strike was over and the boats were heading out to set their traps. As SFoodie had reported before Thanksgiving, the Bay Area's Dungeness crab season began on November 15, but local fishing boats were striking in order t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    The Chronicle and the GGRA Go After Food Trucks

    Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle published a flawed story about the negative impact that food trucks are having on surrounding restaurants. The Chron story, which makes the owner of Chronicle-reporter watering hole Tempest Bar its primary character, reports that the spread of food tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Facebook Page Dedicated to 'Fix the Richmond'

    ​San Francisco, a competitive news market that has been home to a number of pioneering media enterprises, has also led the way in one journalistic sub-genre: Nagging government over the pace of infrastructure repairs. The now-defunct "Chronicle Watch" feature of the San Francisco Chronicle was per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    SFoodie Has a New Editor: W. Blake Gray

    W. Blake Gray​SFoodie is pleased -- more than pleased, actually -- to announce that we have a new blog editor: W. Blake Gray. If you've been following the local food press, you'll be familiar with his name. Blake has been writing about wine in the Bay Area for more than a decade. He's been a sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Off the Grid: 5M Launching at Minna and Fifth St.

    Google MapsThe newest Off the Grid is part of the Intersection 5M project on the ground floor of the Chronicle building. Food trucks will park in the tunnel.​Organizer Matt Cohen got the green light yesterday from the city's street gods, aka the Interdepartmental Staff Committee on Traffic and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Rounding Up San Francisco's Cult Restaurants

    Steph W./YelpCult member enjoying a cafe au lait at Tartine.​Our favorite morsel from the blogs. E-mag Poor Taste nails down what it tags the 100 greatest cult restaurants in America. Cult restaurants? That means places with rabidly devoted customers, a measure of tourist appeal, relatively c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Ragazza Boxes It Up, Papalote Savors the Sweet Taste of Victory ― Again

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene. You know how old recipe books you don't really cook from anymore become dust collecters on the shelves, or languish, their covers curling, on the floor next to the nightstand? Well, Inside Scoop re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Everyone Sing the Bay Area Media Songs!

    Joyce GoldschmidGet out your banjo, Warren, and sing the company song!​On May 26, financier Warren Hellman invited throngs of hangers-on to a Great American Music Hall bash to celebrate the launch of the Bay Citizen, the news nonprofit he tossed $5 million.The highlight, apparently, was an offici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2010

    Delmond Carter Shot Dead in Bayview -- 19th Homicide of the Year

    View Larger Map Delmond Carter, 31, was discovered Saturday morning in a Honda Civic in the parking lot of a housing project not far from the corner of Ingalls Street and LaSalle Avenue in Bayview-Hunters Point. He was shot dead, making him the 19th homicide of the year. The San Francisco Chronicle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    'SF Weekly Is Not Going Out of Business'

    ​That's word from our bosses. Sorry, Brugmann -- it's still too early to declare "mission accomplished" on your plan to use an obscure state antitrust law to snuff out the competition. (Oh, the irony!)Earlier this week, a San Francisco Superior Court commissioner ordered SF Weekly to give half of ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Berkeley Students Roll a Fatty

    dailylifeofmojo/FlickrAgain we have to ask: Why?​Food history was made yesterday when a group of U.C. Berkeley students and volunteers made the world's longest California roll in Sproul Plaza. Reports from the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle detail hundreds of amateur sushi makers ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009
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    August 4, 2009

    Our Picks for the Four Hottest Tickets at This Weekend's SF Chefs.Food.Wine. Fest

    ​This weekend's first-ever SF Chefs.Food.Wine culinary festival is a chance to get up close and personal with local food and wine talent through tastings, classes, and even a cocktail contest. The cost might make you balk (ticketed events are $40 and up, day passes $150), but keep in mind that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Apparent Ponzi Scheme Advertised in Sunday Chronicle, Fraud Investigator Says

    Banking experts qualify the service being hawked in this San Francisco Chronicle ad as a potential Ponzi schemeReaders skimming the ads on page D-2 of the Sunday, July 12 San Francisco Chronicle might have been surprised to see an extraordinary investment opportunity in a quarter-page advertisement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Chronicle Reports on Closure of Church -- Tiny, Open-Air Church Along the Busline

    God will be arriving in two minutes, 12 minutes, and 24 minutesPeople who live in glass houses ought not to throw stones -- though, as Demitri Martin notes, a better motto would be "No stone throwing regardless of housing situation. Don't do it. There is one exception though. If you're trapped in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Guild: Chron Layoff Count From Past Two Days Reaches 39; 151 Have Departed Since March

    The Media Workers Guild announced this afternoon that the final tally for the San Francisco Chronicle's two-day layoff binge was 39 departed Guild workers: 18 on the newsroom side and 21 in advertising, ad production, and other commercial departments. As reported yesterday, the Chron dismissed a num ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Hammer To Fall: Layoffs Resume at Chronicle

    In a sad spin on the righteous adage, layoffs delayed are not layoffs denied. Last month, a number of San Francisco Chronicle employees told us that staffers were bracing for the "final" round of layoffs, which was supposed to come on April 17. Well, it didn't -- which led staffers to tell us they f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Welcome to San Francisco, Capital of Anti-Muslim Hate Speech

    And you thought JROTC was badIs San Francisco, political-correctness capital of the known world, secretly a bastion of anti-Muslim hate speech? That's the impression you'd get these days from reading the publicity broadsides from the Washington, D.C.-based American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee ... More >>

  • News

    March 11, 2009

    The Labor Lobby

    S.F. unions do a lot of lobbying. They just don't report it.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    More Details Due Today on Chronicle's Potential Union Deal

    Sorry Jinx. We're laying you off.The only factor delaying the announcement of a time and place for a possible Thursday union vote on whether to accept the San Francisco Chronicle's latest offer is the securing of "a large enough facility" -- which, sadly, would have been a lot harder to do a decade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Chronicle Newsroom to be Decimated

    Stop the presses! Actually, don't do that -- even we here in alt-weekly land don't want to see the demise of the city's last paid-circulation daily paper, the San Francisco Chronicle. But things are looking grim over at Fifth & Mission. Today, the union that represents Chron reporters met w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Will DMC-12 Time Travel Fuel Chronicle's 'New Era' Initiative?

    According to graphic data retrieved by SF Weekly's computer-assisted reporting team, a "New Era" initiative announced in the Feb. 1 San Francisco Chronicle may include time travel with the help of a specially modified Northern-Irish-made sports car fitted with a flux capacitor and other devices. Und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Chron Redesign: It's a Brave New Font-tier

    New. Improved?The San Francisco Chronicle debuted its much-touted redesign on Sunday, with additional changes appearing in today's paper. Modifications include a new, softer headline font and stories divided by three horizontal lines instead of one. In a time when most publications are cutting back, ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009
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    December 30, 2008

    Chronicle Armageddon?

    In the second paragraph of the final post of's "World Views" blog, Edward Gomez teases what reads like an impending massacre at the Chronicle. To wit: "...Numerous other, familiar features of this website will also be disappearing, and a notable number of employees from the S.F.Gate/San ... More >>

  • News

    November 26, 2008

    Buy Line

    In these desperate times, the Chronicle considers desperate measures.

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    August 1, 2008
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    February 13, 2008
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    January 25, 2008
  • Film

    March 15, 2006

    Cold Serial

    The infamous Zodiac killer inspires another dead-end film

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    January 11, 2006
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    June 1, 2005

    The Daily Lickspittle

    Journalism has a lot of problems, but too many of them are manifestations of a sycophantic attitude toward the big-e Establishment

  • Culture

    September 29, 2004

    Veg-Out Vegetarian Guide to San Francisco Bay Area

    Love the capsule reviews; wish it didn't skip African joints and pad its pages

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    April 2, 2003


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

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    August 21, 2002

    Papered Over

    The Chronicle turns its back on the people of Bayview-Hunters Point

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    June 26, 2002

    Read It and Weep

    In answer to the Chronicle, we submit our own list of things that make us cry

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    April 11, 2001
  • Dining

    December 27, 2000

    Save the Wrapping Paper

    Glow; Bacar; Bliss Bar

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