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    August 9, 2012

    Safeway Says No More Cheap Gas for You

    Gas prices hit consumers right in the jugular this week. As if Chevron's refinery fire wasn't enough to make us gag at the pump, Safeway stores now say they will no longer offer cheaper gasoline to their Club Card members and loyal shoppers. Local competitor Dixon Gas Club takes the blame for t ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    No More Cheap Gas at Safeway?

    The price at the pump could get even pricier -- but only at your local Safeway store. An Alameda County judge has "hinted" that he will block Safeway stores from offering cheaper gasoline to their Club Card members and loyal shoppers across the Bay Area. And you can thank the surrounding fuel statio ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Occupy Oakland Arrests: Armor-Wearing "Real Life Superhero" Faces Resisting Arrest Charge

    Superheroes or Villains?​Three of the Occupy Oakland protesters who were arrested after last week's General Strike turned chaotic were arraigned in Alameda Superior Court on Monday. Among them was a roughed up "real-life superhero" who had attended the march dressed as a ninja with homemade armor, ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    ACLU Joins the Fight Against the Circumcision Ban

    Cock fight ​As expected, we can now add the ACLU to the list of people officially against the proposed circumcision ban in San Francisco. Today, the organization's Northern California branch joined the Jewish Community Relations Council by filing an amicus curiae brief that urges the California S ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Circumcision Ban Challenged: Religious Leaders File Lawsuit Today

    Taylor FriedmanNo, this isn't a bris ceremony ​Update 1:25 p.m.: Jewish and Muslim plaintiffs file lawsuit challenging San Francisco's circumcision ban. Read more after the jump.We knew this was coming -- it was just a matter of time. The Jewish community has united with other religious groups to ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Therapist Accused of Hypnotizing Patient, Then Having Sex with Her

    Matthew Lindgren​A Bay Area therapist who specializes in sexual assault and rape cases allegedly had sex with his own patient while she was hypnotized. SF Weekly contacted lawyers for Angelina Rosiles, the plaintiff in the case, but they have not yet returned our phone calls. However, in a lawsuit ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    24 Hour Fitness Hit With Discrimination Suit -- Again

    ​Three black men, a Latino, an Asian, and a woman walk into work at 24 Hour Fitness, but this isn't any joke. The employees of the San Ramon-based mega gym chain have filed a class-action lawsuit in Alameda Superior Court, alleging they were passed over for promotions to managerial positions.

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    June 28, 2010

    Ike's Place Faces Sudden-Death Hearing Tomorrow Over Castro Eviction

    slowpoke_sf/FlickrScenes like this could go away as soon as Tuesday.​Vegansaurus is reporting that Ike's Place finally has a court date: tomorrow. From Vegansaurus: On Tuesday, June 29, the court will hear a motion for summary judgment against [owners Ike and Huda Shehadeh]. If Ike loses, he'l ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    Bay Guardian Foiled In Latest Money Grab

    ​Not so long ago, the Bay Guardian was drumming up sensationalistic headlines by claiming it might force SF Weekly parent company Village Voice Media Holdings into bankruptcy in order to collect on a $21 million judgment in its below-cost pricing lawsuit against the Weekly. The Guardian even got a ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    Chronic City: Pot Dispensaries Appeal Order To Turn Over Client Names

    Photo by LiveBloid, Wikimedia CommonsWatching you?​Five medical marijuana dispensaries in Dana Point are appealing an Orange County Superior Court ruling ordering them to turn over records -- including client lists -- to the city as part of an investigation into dispensary operations."I think ever ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Chronic City: Marijuana Moratorium -- How To Ignore The Voters And The Law

    Dispensary moratorium: Latest political fad?​One by one, across California, the lights are winking out.In city after city, town after town, patients who had dared hope they would at last have safe access to the medicine recommended by their physicians are having those hopes dashed  by politic ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Get Up, Stand Up: Ammiano Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill to the Press

    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's press conference this morning announcing his marijuana-legalization bill started punctually and stayed relentlessly on-point -- thereby denying a barb to every journalist present.Ammiano and the assembled speakers at San Francisco's State Building also spoke calmly and meth ... More >>

  • News

    October 8, 2008

    Building Overtime

    Off-duty police officers making time and a half are swarming over construction sites, handing out tickets. Only in S.F.

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    July 7, 2004

    Free the Science!

    A UCSF professor organizes a scientific boycott to protest apparent censorship of a study that suggests a link between working at IBM and dying of cancer

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    October 29, 2003

    Innocence Arrested

    Albert Johnson was exonerated for a crime he didn't commit, but not before spending over a decade in prison. Why guiltless people get jailed -- and how to stop it.

  • News

    November 17, 1999

    Opening Pandora's Box

    Once-secret documents reveal the tobacco industry's battle to gut anti-smoking education in California. Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and former Gov. Pete Wilson helped.

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    December 17, 1997
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    March 26, 1997

    Portrait of the Soul-Jacker

    Police call Bernard Temple the meanest hit man ever to roam the gang-infested streets of Bayview-Hunters Point. Temple calls himself a soul-jacker -- someone who kills to steal the spiritual power of his victims.

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    February 26, 1997
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    December 6, 1995
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    November 22, 1995
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    September 6, 1995


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