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U.S. Navy

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Western SOMA Gets a New Third-Wave Roastery, Sextant Coffee

    The western end of SOMA manages to be lively at night and fairly humdrum during the day, minus the traffic coming on and off the freeway (or possibly Costco). Aside from Vega, the little coffee stand selling Blue Bottle on Folsom between Eighth and Ninth Streets -- and which has no seating -- there ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Bradley Manning Pride Parade Screw-Up Leads to Local Protest Today

    A day after SF Weekly reported on the strangeness of SF Pride's choices for grand marshal for this year's pride parade, the committee did something even more strange. On Friday, board president Lisa L. Williams released a statement withdrawing the committee's nomination of Army Private First Class ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Fleet Week Blue Angels Show Nixed -- Thanks, Sequestration!

    Callers to the San Francisco Fleet Week Information line this morning are instructed "If you're calling with a concern about noise, please leave a message at the end of this recording." Suddenly, that's not such a pressing issue. The U.S. Navy today announced that, thanks to mandatory budget cuts t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Ron Paul Counts Bay Area Tech Companies Among Top Donors

    This week Republican presidential cult favorite Ron Paul will campaign through California, with stops at well-known party school Chico State, as well as UCLA, and Berkeley. While the venues reflect Paul's solid and passionate base among college kids, a closer look at Paul's donor list shows that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    History Overlooked: Actress Hedy Lamarr Helped Invent Valuable Radio Technology

    Hedy Lamarr may be best remembered as the glamorous, scandal-plagued star of such hits as White Cargo and Samson and Delilah. But there's a largely forgotten aspect to Lamarr's life that's much more compelling: The Austrian-born actress, alongside avant-garde composer George Antheil, invented what ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012
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    April 7, 2011

    Oakland Goes Off with a Blast Tomorrow

    Oakland's bringing down the house ​A boom and a blast? Sounds like a regular afternoon in parts of Oakland. Expect to cover your ears if you are in Oakland tomorrow morning, when the city will roll in 800 pounds of dynamite and implode the former Oak Knoll U.S. Naval Medical Center in the Oakland ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011
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    December 30, 2010

    U.S.S. Iowa's Final Battle Pits Vallejo vs. L.A.

    If only someone would tow this thing to Des Moines​By Jan. 18, Vallejo must submit a plan for slithering out of bankruptcy. Former banker Merylin Wong, the head of a maritime enthusiast's group there, has a plan for keeping the city on firm financial footing henceforth: Pay millions of dollars yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Where Should I Take Five Sailors on Leave?

    U.S. NavyDressed in their whites ... and hungry.​Yesterday, SFoodie received, via Twitter, the best restaurant-recommendation request we've ever fielded. From EB:My cousin in the navy just docked here. I need to find a place for dinner for me and 5 sailors. Any suggestions? #notjoescrabshackThe mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Military Dolphins, Sea Lions Save San Francisco From Terror

    Brien Aho/U.S. NavySmile! You're on Dolphin Camera.​Trained journalists cover trained beasts The opportunity to watch Gavin Newsom watch Navy sea lions and dolphins in a terror-fighting exercise was just too good. Scores of creatures, meticulously trained via rote exercises, were on display in Mis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Lactating Women -- Haiti Needs Your Breast Milk

    Helping Haiti doesn't have to only pump your pocketbook. Use your breasts.  In a Valencia Street store window: Hope For Haiti ​A slew of human breast milk associations (yes, there are many) are imploring women with a generous heart and lactating bosoms to donate their milk to the closest milk ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    It's Your Friday Morning News Quiz!

    It's the law...​Cops! Compost! Conspiracies! Killers! The Board of Supervisors has voted, 8-2, that we should have a quiz right now (Michela Alioto-Pier abstained -- but we won't hold it against her). 1. The San Francisco Police Department announced that DNA evidence could tie an unsolved 1984 mur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    The 10 Awesomest Wardrobe Malfunctioning Celebs

    (Is All My Children's Cameron Mathison wearing a thong?)10. Cameron MathisonThe sole male representing on this list, All My Children's Mathison (who plays leading man Ryan Lavery) flashed what looks awfully similar to a thong during an episode of the soap last December. He claims it was just his shi ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    January 25, 2008
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    November 7, 2007
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    October 11, 2006

    Blue Angels, Broken Eardrums

    Another Fleet Week has come and gone in San Francisco. Was it an intrusive distraction or a welcome reminder of our country's military might?

  • Film

    January 25, 2006

    Rocky Waters

    Annapolis salutes all the classic boxing clichés

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    November 10, 2004

    Cinema Paradiso

    The sprawling International Latino Film Festival covers a lot of ground

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    June 23, 2004
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    June 16, 2004
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    June 9, 2004
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    May 26, 2004
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    March 3, 2004
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    February 25, 2004
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    January 14, 2004
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    January 7, 2004
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    December 31, 2003
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    December 24, 2003
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    December 10, 2003
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    December 3, 2003
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    October 8, 2003

    Hey, Sailor!

    Salty young dogs party on

  • News

    July 30, 2003

    Mob Rule

    Flash mobs: serious social movement or quirky entertainment (or both)?

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    Hot Story

    Navy admits burning 600,000 gallons of radioactive fuel at S.F. shipyard

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    May 14, 2003

    Best Kite Store

    Chinatown Kite Shop

  • News

    July 31, 2002

    Fallout: The Past Is Present

    The Nuclear Witnesses

  • News

    March 6, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of March 6, 2002

  • News

    January 2, 2002

    Massing Gas

    San Francisco asks the Navy to investigate potentially dangerous methane concentrations at Hunters Point Shipyard

  • News

    August 15, 2001

    Wings of Desire

    There is more than one way to fulfill the primal dream of flying

  • News

    May 9, 2001

    Fallout

    Newly released documents indicate the Navy dumped far more nuclear waste than it's ever acknowledged in a major commercial fishery just 30 miles west of San Francisco. Why won't the government even study the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Site?

  • News

    May 2, 2001

    Fallout

    How nuclear researchers handled -- and grossly mishandled -- the Cold War's most dangerous radioactive substances at a top-secret lab inside the Hunters Point Shipyard. The same shipyard the city wants to remake as San Francisco's newest neighborhood.

  • News

    May 31, 2000

    South to the Future

    Fox to Air Presidential Pageant 2000

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    May 12, 1999
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    April 28, 1999
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    March 17, 1999
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    October 23, 1996
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    August 23, 1995
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    May 31, 1995
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    May 3, 1995

    Hey, Sailor!

    The untold story of the selling of the USS Missouri

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