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    November 11, 2011

    Occupy Oakland Shooting Spurs Insensitive Tweets

    Oakland is reeling from yet another murder, and one that's severely damaged the reputation of Occupy Oakland, which was planning to celebrate the first month of the encampment yesterday. While protesters insist last night's shooting near the camp at Frank Ogawa Plaza had nothing to do with their mov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    11/11/11 -- 11 Tweets in 11 Minutes

    Numerologists, rejoice. People are losing their minds today over the fact that it's 11/11/11, an event that happens only once every 100 years, and packs a much better palindromic punch than 9/9/09 or 10/10/10. The date also has connections to the Mayan Apocalypse and probably some other stuff that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Judge Grants Feds Access to Twitter Accounts as Part of WikiLeaks Investigation

    Only you and the government know your passwords​In a major blow to Internet privacy, a district court judge ruled today that federal investigators were allowed to collect private records of three Twitter users as part of their investigation related to WikiLeaks.According to the Electronic Frontier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Charlie Palmer's Coming, Pot Pantry Moves, and The Melt's Second Location is Open

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Last week we spotted a liquor license for Charlie Palmer's restaurant group in the window of the Crescent Hotel. Now, Inside Scoop confirms Palmer will create a new concept in the space, with a restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    OccupySF: Politicians Crash the Party

    Hey, I support the movement, too! Solidarity!​Those grumbling about the caliber of people camping out at Justin Herman plaza can't be thrilled about the latest wave of demonstrators drawn to OccupySF: politicians. Last night a near-quorum of the Board of Supervisors squatted along with the squatte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Occupy Wall Street App Comes in Handy When You Get Arrested

    Ping NewsThere's an app for that...​Some might say that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are out there trying to upend capitalism by demonstrating against big banks and economic disparity. But, somewhat ironically, it's these very protests that have spurred a new enterprise -- with the inevitable ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011
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    October 4, 2011

    Best Wine Bar Ever: Wine & Spirits' Top 100 Tasting Event

    What: Wine & Spirits Magazine's Eighth Annual Top 100 Wines Tasting Event Where: City View at Metreon, 101 4th St. When: Wed., October 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $105 The rundown: There are lots of different kinds of lushes social drinkers but perhaps my most favorite are the winos. They are jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    The Meat Industry Lies, Banana Cream Pie Rules, & You Better Work (for Vegan Cheese)!

    ​ • The National Pork Producers Council is still denying that it's at all responsible for antibiotic resistance in humans. In related news, Olestra wants you to know it's only responsible for solid shits and Joe Camel says, "Smoke if you got 'em!" iStockLeave me in the ocean or I'll eat your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    News Nerds: We Want Your Nominations for the SF Weekly Web Awards

    ​The SF Weekly Web Awards nominations are here, which means it's time to make sure your favorite news hounds get onto the ballot. From our cosmopolitan and well-informed readers of the Snitch, we'd love to know who you think is the Best Local Politics Blogger, the Best Media Personality Twitter, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Where in the World Is Anthony Bourdain? Swan Oyster Depot!

    via FlickrAnthony Bourdain -- he's here.​Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain of No Reservations fame is visiting San Francisco, according to his Twitter feed. And where does a famous chef choose to eat his lunch? via yfrogSecret TV star seafood stew?​Bourdain just posted this photo on Twitt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Lie, Ed, Lie Twitter Account Up and Running

    Fred Noland​Even before Mayor Ed Lee could officially sign the paperwork declaring his candidacy for mayor, some pissed-off people cleverly created the "Lie, Ed, Lie" Twitter account, riffing off Lee's about-face decision to run for mayor. The account was created about five hours ago, stating "I w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Why You Should Never, Ever Write Anything Negative About Phish

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  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Twitter Preens Itself Over $800 Million Funding Boost

    Twitter​Twitter has good reason to be chirpy today -- the company just received an estimated $800 million in funding, raising its value to $8 billion. The funding came from both old investors and new investor Digital Sky Technologies, a prominent investment company run by Russian billionaire Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Watch This Now: OK Go Takes Over Your Browser

    ​It's no secret -- OK Go is really good at making music videos. Ever since these Chicago-via-L.A. rockers hit the gym in the coolest fashion we've ever seen, they've has killed it with bizarre but joyous video concepts, all of them done in a single continuous shot. Well, to borrow the cliche, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Why Are Tech Journos Suddenly Interested in News Corp. Scandal?

    ​When I was a staff editor at the tech-news site CNET in the late '90s, one of the top editors there used to insist that we "localize" big news events by writing about how they were being covered and discussed on the Internet. So, for example, the death of Princess Di and the impeachment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Women's World Cup Final Breaks Tweeting Record

    ​The FIFA Women's World Cup soccer final yesterday had thousands of people on the edge of their bar stools as Japan tied the U.S. and went into a nerve-wracking penalty shootout, sending Twitter users on a rampage. Twitter reported that the match set the record for tweets per second, surpassing ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    John Mayer Blames Twitter for His Own Stupidity; World Rolls Eyes

    ​So, guess what happened the other day? John Mayer announced to an audience of students at Berklee College in Boston, that he was addicted to Twitter, prompting the sympathy of, we imagine, literally nobody. "I was a Twitterholic," he announced (possibly sobbing). "I had four million Twi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    In Print: A Tribe Called Quest Finally Gets its Documentary

    Andrew Roberts​Beats, Rhymes, and Life: So much petty drama has clouded the release of Michael Rapaport's a Tribe Called Quest documentary. One version of the backstory casts the first-time director as a doofus actor wannabe (arguably best known for his role as Phoebe's boyfriend in Friends) w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Going Legit, Part 1: With the Underground Market Shut Down, How Do You Start a Food Business?

    Albert LawScene's from the SF Underground Market (RIP, for now).​ After the Health Department shut down the ForageSF Underground Market last month, a victim of its own national-news-making success, SFoodie spoke to organizer Iso Rabins about the vendors who had debuted their jams, bibimbap bowls, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    The Best #AskObama Questions from Obama's Twitter Town Hall

    President Obama's Twitter Town Hall is currently unfolding at the White House -- and it's a great idea to have ordinary Americans pose questions to the country's chief executive via the #AskObama hashtag. But we also knew this medium for political dialogue would bring out the inner child in some who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Interview with PieTisserie's Jaynelle St. Jean: 'People Started Calling Me the Pie Lady'

    Robin JolinPieTisserie's Janelle St. Jean.As I was writing this week's review of roving pie bakers, I spoke to Jaynelle St. Jean, whose "provincial pie window" has settled for the summer at 1015 Clay, a temporary restaurant of sorts in Old Oakland. You can find pictures of her pies, as well as order ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Hunx and His Punx and the Black Lips Do Battle on Twitter Over Homophobia and the F-Word

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  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Hilarious: Local Rappers Erk Tha Jerk and LoveRance Beef on Twitter Days Before They Gig Together

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  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Will Somebody Please "Like" the Department of Elections?

    Elections officials want to give you a reason to "like" ranked-choice voting​Are you following San Francisco's Department of Elections on Twitter? Yeah, we didn't think so. Granted, the department's foray into social networking just began two days ago, but you would think it could scrounge up more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Here's What Would Happen if You Remade Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day" in S.F. Today

    Angry Birds on the iPad. Does this look familiar?​ We can say with near-total confidence that Jello Biafra will hate the people in this video. You tech-employed, indie-pop loving Twitter users might just love it, though. This none-too-subtle advertisement for a new wireless speaker is a music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    State Bird Provisions Close to Flight, Al's is Back, and Passion Cafe is Sticking Around

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Are kitchen turn-overs trending? Inside Scoop reports Douglas Marschke and Nick Fasanella's two-week old Tacko is already closed -- temporarily -- until next week, due to the firing, rehiring, and trainin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    E-mail Spammers Are Migrating to Social Media

    Cramming your life​This morning, I had 12 e-mails in my spambox. That includes a few false positives, so really it's only nine. Older spams are deleted automatically -- every night. A few months ago, I was getting anywhere from a few dozen to a couple of hundred new spams a day -- the overwhelming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    SPIN Magazine "Bullies" Man to Get Twitter Handle

    It's @SPINmagazine​SPIN magazine has issued a cease and desist order to a common man, Eric Rice, forcing him to give up his Twitter handle, which just so happens to be a riff off his nickname -- @SPIN. According to the letter, issued by the magazine's lawyers, Rice's Twitter handle is causing "sig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    How To Get The Band To Play What You Want

    We've all been there. You hand over good money to go see a band you love, spend weeks salivating in anticipation and then, when the big night finally comes, they do nothing but play tracks from their new album. The bad one. That nobody likes. (We're looking at you, Sonic Youth...) Some artists, even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Foursquare: The Silliest Thing Ever Invented

    ​Before I started using Twitter a couple of years ago, I, like many people then and now, assumed it must be the silliest thing ever invented. The stupid name didn't (and doesn't) help. Mainly, I thought people used it for telling the world what they had for lunch, but I then looked into the matter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Who's Got a Beard (Award)?

    ​Friday night was the first of the James Beard Foundation's two national awards galas this year. This one celebrated the media, with awards given out for television shows, print and online journalism, and cookbooks. There were upsets (Jonathan Gold only took home one one of the three awards he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Bay Area Freshman 10 Rappers List Includes Riche Cunning, Rafael Casal, Young Gully

    ​It's out! After weeks of anticipation, shouting on Twitter, more anticipation, argument, make-ups, breakdowns, tweets about tweets about tweets, and more anticipation, DJ Amen, Thizzler, and KMEL 106.1 FM finally dropped their Freshman 10 list of the hottest up-and-coming Bay Area rappers. G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    No, Twitter Hasn't Replaced CNN

    ​It's become perfectly predictable: Every time there's a major news event, people spend several days talking about how Twitter and Facebook are replacing traditional news organizations -- the (sigh) "MSM." Even if the word "replacing" isn't used, that's often the implicationIn the present case -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Osama bin Laden vs. Michael Jackson: Whose Death Got More Twitter Chatter?

    Left Image:"//Flickr | Right image: Kecko/Flickr​Like many people around the world, we learned about the death of Osama bin Laden not from a newspaper or TV, but from social networking sites, specifically Twitter. Standing in a long line for a movie, the news slowly rippled up and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Twitter Confirms It Will Stay in San Francisco

    Done deal ​Much to nobody's surprise, Twitter officials signed a lease to keep the multibillion-dollar company in San Francisco -- tax break and all. And although progressives balked at the idea of cutting the microblogging giant a six-year tax break to keep its headquarters in San Francisco, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    WikiLeaks Investigation: Electronic Frontier Foundation Fights to Keep Twitter Records Private

    How private can you really be on the Internet?​Last month, a lower court ruled against the San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, which tried to block the U.S. Government from obtaining secret tweets for its WikiLeaks investigation. Now the EFF, which works to protect the people's dig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Twitter Tax Break Sails Through, Corporate Blackmail Does Work

    A done deal ​As Supervisor John Avalos so bluntly put it: "The big boys won out today."Needless to say, Avalos ain't happy that his fellow supervisors approved a controversial tax-break deal that would surely keep Twitter from bolting San Francisco.  SF Weekly previously reported on the deal, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Twitter: Aha! So There Aren't As Many Users After All

    A defining moment for Twitter​Techies have long debated whether the number of people using Twitter is bloated thanks to spammers. But now we have some data, although not scientific, that show indeed just how few Twitter accounts are active. Twitter reportedly had an "aha moment" when it realized t ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 30, 2011
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    March 23, 2011
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    March 22, 2011

    It's Freshman 10 Time Again -- Start Choosing Your Favorite Up-And-Coming Local Rapper

    ​Ah, March. Music fiends flock to Austin. Men become obsessed with watching other men (who are still in college) flail wildly while trying to stuff an orange ball into a tiny hoop. And Bay Area rappers turn into glad-handing politicians, littering their Facebook pages and Twitter feeds with pleas, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Chronicle Books Bake Sale Raises Over $7,800 for Japan

    ​Yesterday's Chronicle Books Bakesale to Help Japan? Some three dozen bakers ended up donating treats (staff, spouses, and neighbors, as well as Poco Dolce, Sweet Constructions, and Angel Cakes), says CB's David Hawk, netting just over $2,300. Chronicle Books doubled that figure for its donati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Twitter Promises to Stay in San Francisco -- if City Gives Tax Break

    Just a wink and a nod​It appears a sop to corporate blackmail does work. The Examiner is reporting that Twitter fired off a letter to city supervisors earlier today, saying it will stay in San Francisco if the city signs off on a deal giving the microblogging giant a mega tax break. "Twitter is co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Twitter Tax Breaks Would Bring Millions to San Francisco, Controller Says

    Follow Twitter ... to Market Street​The city's number-crunchers today released an analysis that spins the highly criticized Twitter deal as a win for San Francisco taxpayers. Businesses with an annual payroll expense of more than $250,000 now pay a 1.5 percent tax. Yet a break for Twitter would no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Clean Cheese, Ginger Ale, and the Mighty Subway

    Madame Fromage/FlickrSally Jackson's amazing cheese, now lost to the world after an FDA crackdown.​A new daily column: Notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other miscellanea dredged up from the food media.1. Cheese makers under attack? San Francisco diners haven't felt the i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Sunday: S.F.'s Most Elaborate Beer Run

    Google MapsNot exactly Bay to Breakers, but then, B2B doesn't fall in the middle of Beer Week.​Much about beer is subjective, like what style/brewery/IBUs/glassware is best, or if a beer should taste great or be less filling. But there are a few universal truths when it comes to beer, includin ... More >>

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