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    August 24, 2012

    49ers Make It Gets Better Video for LGBT Youth

    The San Francisco 49ers gave their fans new reason to cheer them on. The team became the first in the NFL to make its own It Gets Better video, calling on the nation the stop bullying LGBT youth. The football team released the minute-long video today, which shows clips of defensive tackles Ricky Jea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Unholy Train-Ghirardelli Alliance Sets Out to Ruin Chocolate, Too

    Having already tainted pop radio, S.F. Giants games, wine, and nearly every rock club in San Francisco, Train is now out to impress the icky stamp of its exhausted cliches and limp-dicked rhymes on another seemingly un-ruinable thing: chocolate. The band will appear on the Today Show tomorrow to an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    America's Cup: "Team USA" Devoid of Americans

    Glancing out the window here at SF Weekly, a graceful AC45 catamaran featuring a large tricolor on its sail was just towed toward today's race. Apparently, we are supposed to root against this French interloper into San Francisco's waters, and put our efforts into cheering for the "hometown" squad, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Melky Cabrera: Shattering Narratives Like It's 2008

    The alleged revaluation, first reported by the New York Daily News over the weekend, that Melky Cabrera's associates attempted to create a fake website for a fake supplement to help him maneuver around a 50-game steroid suspension has jolted San Francisco's sports media into anger. The Chronicle's ... More >>

  • News

    August 15, 2012
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    August 15, 2012

    Melky Cabrera Suspended: The Sorrow and the Pity

    After eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted by a grand jury for fixing the 1919 World Series, the Chicago Herald and Examiner reported that "one little urchin" latched onto Shoeless Joe Jackson's sleeve and asked him "It ain't true, is it?" History will always remember this quest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Matt Cain to Start All-Star Game. May He Have Better Luck than Giants Predecessors.

    Some controversy has erupted over the selection of Giants ace Matt Cain to start tonight's All-Star Game over New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. This is a transcendentally stupid matter to get worked up over. If this game was meaningful and important, it wouldn't be held in Kansas City.Major L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    San Francisco Giants: Shutout Streak's Infinitesimal Odds

    Everyone who's come up a bit short has heard the old adage "You can't win them all." A lesser-known corollary is that "you certainly can lose them all." Simply put, failure is easier than success. So, when unbridled successes begin to stack atop one another -- as is the case for the San Francisco Gi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    SFPD Cops to Go Undercover in Dodger Blue

    The Giants-Dodgers rivalry is arguably one of the largest in the MLB. And after last year's tragic beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow, it only makes sense that San Francisco would call on more cops this week when Dodgers will be in town. During the three-day series between the Dodgers and the San Fran ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 20, 2012
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    June 7, 2012

    Obama Meets With Millionaires, Raises Millions During Trip to San Francisco

    Amid all the crowds, traffic street closures, and protesters in downtown, President Barack Obama managed to shake down San Francisco for another $2 million in less than four hours yesterday afternoon.This just shows the president is still heavily reliant on San Francisco and its money to help keep h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    SF Giants Stitch Bomber Gets Crafty in Bernal Heights

    We already know where the city's most loyal Giants fans live: Bernal Heights. Remember last year when neighbors over there started the new home-improvement trend, commissioning local street artist Get Up to stencil life-size drawings of Giants relief pitcher Brian Wilson on their garages, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    At Least When People Say "Only in San Francisco," They Don't Mean Zombie Attacks

    San Franciscans revel in the oft-bizarre nature of our city. And why not? You don't come here to thrive for regularity. That said, the tedious cliche "only in San Francisco" had a seamier side several generations ago. City residents had good reason to worry about attacks from bizarre revolutionary t ... More >>

  • Music

    May 23, 2012
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    April 19, 2012

    San Francisco Giants' Instant Classic Stirs Foul Memories

    Last night's epic duel between San Francisco's Matt Cain and Philadelphia's Cliff Lee was that rarest of things: It felt like a throwback to another time and a videogame. The Giants' right-hander tossed nine innings of two-hit, shutout ball. He threw a minuscule 91 pitches and was removed only becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Tea Party to Land in San Francisco Waving NOBAMA Foam Fingers

    You can always bank on it being a good time when Tea Partiers descend on San Francisco for the day. Those obnoxiously hardcore conservatives are planning to flood Justin Herman Plaza on Saturday, where 10 Bay Area Tea Party groups will spend three hours demonstrating ... oh, where to start?"The whol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Giants Use Opening Day to Spread the Word About Sierra LaMar, Missing Teen

    The San Francisco Giants reminded their Facebook fans that 15-year-old Sierra LaMar, the missing Morgan Hill teen, will not be among the millions of baseball fans tuning in to watch opening week. The Giants posted this message on the team Facebook page last night, hoping to keep story of the missi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Emily Luchetti Hawks Giants-Themed Cookies on Opening Day

    The terms "baseball" and "baked goods" don't normally go together -- unless you're talking about Dock Ellis, the former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher who managed to toss a no-hitter while high on acid. Well, San Francisco does take on Pittsburgh in Friday's home-opener. Ellis retired more than 30 years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Giants' New Aircraft, Sandbox, and Beer Kiosk Won't Replace Matt Cain

    ​Giants fans are getting the Opening Day jitters, as they prepare to watch their favorite World Series team take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in San Francisco on April 13. And this year, fans have more than the return of a healthy Buster Posey to look forward to.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Caffeine Buzz: Philz Coffee and Silverstone Coffee Open, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Shutters

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. The Namu Gaji team let us know the opening of its Mission restaurant has been postponed to Apr. 11 due to equipment issues. Caffeine buzz: The latest Philz Coffee is readying to open. Noe Valley SF repor ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 28, 2012
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    March 21, 2012
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    March 7, 2012
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    March 2, 2012

    Giants Spring Training: A San Franciscan's Guide via Google Maps

    ​The fact that Buster Posey is off the disabled list gives Giants fans even more reason to flock to Arizona for spring training this weekend. Simply put: Everyone is eager to see their favorite Giants catcher back in action after his painful knee injury derailed him last May.Let's face i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Giants High Heels -- a Shoe Even Brian Wilson Wouldn't Wear

    ​You can glean a lot about the sartorial decline of Western civilization by going to a ballgame. In the days of yore, men -- and they were all men -- dressed formally when heading out to watch men hit balls with sticks. When members of the Greatest Generation, trapped in a frozen foxhole in Bastog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    San Francisco Giants Heart Bruce Lee

    ​On Sept. 4, you might notice lots of inappropriate chicken-like kung-fu noises in the vicinity of AT&T Park. In honor of the Year of the Dragon, the San Francisco Giants are hosting Bruce Lee night, which includes, among many other treats, your free Bruce bobblehead. Hosting a Bruce Lee n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Super Bowl Bar Viewing Spots Where You Might Actually Eat Well

    ​Super Bowl Sunday also doubles as National Corn Chip Day, National Cheap Beer Day, and National Sloppy Joe Day. But if you, or your partner, aren't an expert in Super Bowl Day cooking, head to a bar instead. These bars will give you guaranteed viewing of Super Bowl 2012, and perhaps food slightly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    49ers Game to Air On All Six Cumulus Stations

    The only thing you won't find on Cumulus. ​Even you hipsters out there who are completely ambivalent about all things football, who got your ass kicked by the jocks in high school, who would only wear a 49ers sweatshirt to a theme party, and, like our vice president, are apt to confuse the 49ers w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Vice President Joe Biden Discovers the 49ers in San Francisco Yesterday

    ​There's nothing we enjoy more than a good gaffe from high-profile politicians. But the foot-in-the-mouth moment Vice President Joe Biden had yesterday in San Francisco was so unfortunate it made Rick Perry's brain farts a little more forgivable. Yesterday, San Francisco welcomed Biden with open a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Boof Bonser Returns to Giants -- Harmonic Convergence to Follow?

    ​The news that pitcher Boof Bonser is returning to the San Francisco Giants received little fanfare -- and deserved less. But, for those who love to wallow in sports arcana, the move represents the closest one can come in real life to hitting the "undo" button. Of course you can't hit the undo but ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 23, 2011
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    November 14, 2011

    Robin O'Connor, Giants Payroll Manager, Admits to Embezzling $2.2 Million from Team

    Robin O'Connor ​The woman who was accused of diverting millions of dollars from the San Francisco Giants for personal use pleaded guilty in a federal courtroom today. Robin O'Connor, 41, the former payroll manager for the team, admitted to transferring more than $2.2 million from the Giants into h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    MC Hammer, Brian Wilson, Other Non-San Francisco Voters Shill for Ed Lee

    By now you may already be recovering from watching the Ed Lee music video featuring MC Hammer, Brian Wilson, Ashkon, Willie Brown and others. The video was funded in large part by Hammer's good pal and right-wing piñata du jour Ron Conway, as well as Sean Parker (who you may recall having paranoid ... More >>

  • News

    October 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    The 1,101 Trademarks of San Francisco

    ​Earlier this week, we reported on the San Francisco Giants' summer of discontent carrying over into a fiasco at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The team was barred from trademarking the script "San Francisco" logo featured on Giants jackets and an armada of other team memorabilia since 1993 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Giants Barred From Trademarking "San Francisco" Logo

    ​It was that kind of year for the San Francisco Giants. The team scored the fewest runs in the National League -- the fewest runs the team has scored, in fact, since it lost 100 games in 1985. At the plate, the Giants just couldn't deliver. Bizarrely, the franchise has been unable to do so in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    A Giant Beer Dinner at Jardiniere

    ​You've done a lot to support the Giants. The orange wig, 'Let Timmy Smoke' t-shirt, and beard implant were all grand gestures. Next week, there's another way to celebrate the home team, and all you need to do is indulge in some quality food and beer.As the season winds down, Traci Des Jardins and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Sorry, Simba Moneyball is King of the Jungle

    Jackpot​Back in 1994, The Lion King's Simba gave his competitors fair warning via song -- "I'm gonna be a mighty king, so enemies beware" -- but that didn't stop Moneyball from dominating San Francisco's box office this weekend. In fact, you could say it was a home run for the Oakland A's baseball ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Jerome Williams Was Called "Jeremy" By Giants Teammates -- For Two Years

    It turns out Jerome Williams pronounces his name like everyone else named Jerome. That's news to the Giants.​You haven't arrived until you end up as an answer to a trivia question -- and, hopefully, not one akin to "this was the man who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the zoo and was passed amo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    San Francisco's Top Five Diners

    ​Even San Francisco natives like me are sometimes alarmed by the pressure applied to denizens of this city to publicly acknowledge that we live in the best place on earth. That being said, we certainly do have access to the best of things here: The best intoxicants, stimulants, and ingredients; th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    The Franchise Episode Six Recap: Searching for Answers

    SD Dirk/Flickr​In conception, The Franchise is not a very complicated show -- it tells human interests stories in the context of the Giants season with a healthy dose of insider access. It's built for a large audience, and as such is at its best when it's largely positive. The Giants need to be go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    The Franchise Episode Five Recap: The Agony of Defeat

    jkorn//Flickr​The Franchise has been on a nice run lately, alternating Cliff's Notes of the team season with human-interest stories in the right balance. However, for all its successes, the producers have had a relatively easy time drumming up content. The Giants have been an absolutely stellar te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    The Bachelorette's Ben Flajnik: Five Reasons He Should Run for San Francisco Mayor

    Those who tuned into ABC's The Bachelorette season finale earlier this week witnessed San Francisco's very own Ben Flajnik get dumped in favor of New York's J.P. Rosenbaum. For all the SF Weekly readers who thought to themselves, "I would have picked him instead," here's your chance. If we are to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    This Week in Food Bloggery

    CT Young/SF Weekly Flickr pool​ Highlights from the blog this week: 1. Caroline Chen discovers that huge numbers of San Francisco restaurant staffers are working illegally. The San Francisco Health Code declares no one with a venereal disease -- or bubonic plague, for that matter -- should be al ... More >>

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    August 4, 2011

    The Franchise Recap Episode 4: Carlos Beltran Is a Giant

    Tedkerwin via flickr​Last week, I said that The Franchise had finally found the right balance between broader storylines and behind-the-scenes intrigue. It turns out that I was in the minority: many non-San Francisco reviewers, including Claire Zulkey of the AV Club, thought it was an episode tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    The Franchise Episode 3 Recap: Got Heem!

    ​Over the past few weeks, I've complained that The Franchise has too often focused on establishing and teasing out narratives rather than using their access to its best advantage. The first two episodes spent most of their time introducing the audience to players, sometimes more than once, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Pablo Sandoval Helps the Search for Missing Children

    He's good -- on and off the field ​Like the Kung Fu Panda he is nicknamed after, the Giants' Pablo Sandoval makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside. And not just because he recently made the All-Star roster, fulfilling a lifelong dream. He's also a giving guy. Last week, the Giants star financed 40,0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    The Franchise Episode 2 Recap: Hey Now, You're an All-Star

    ​I've written before that "The Franchise" is not really a show for Giants fans. In theory, it's a way for Major League Baseball to introduce some of the game's personalities to a broader audience at a time when they're finding it difficult to market most of their players. In its basic conception, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    San Francisco Giants to Visit White House, Maybe Resolve Budget Talks

    Just what Washington needs​It's probably a good thing for all involved that the San Francisco Giants will be paying a visit to President Barack Obama next Monday. The Giants deserve their hard-earned recognition as World Series champs, and Washington needs a dose of good sense as negotiations grin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Five Reasons San Franciscans Have No Style

    San Franciscans might be total sluts, but we definitely do not attract our partners based on the way we dress. According to GQ magazine, San Francisco ranked No. 20 on the list of the worst-dressed cities in America. It seems like a head scratcher to us, considering we are No. 1 in so many other way ... More >>

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