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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

S.F. Gears Up For Gay Marriage (Photos)

Posted By on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Feeling as hopeful as young love, gay marriage supporters descended on City Hall yesterday evening after the Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage.

Based on what we saw, people were feeling proud and gay (as in happy) about the future of same-sex marriage. The justices are expected to make a ruling sometime in June -- just in time for San Francisco gay pride.

Until then, expect to see a lot of this kind of stuff:

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Did You See All Those People Running in Their Underwear This Weekend? (Photos)

Posted By on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Last week, we informed readers about the annual Cupid's Undie run, which took place in the Marina over the weekend. It's exactly what it sounds like -- a bunch of fun-loving folks running in their underwear for charity (we think they were sober).

Of course, plenty of you opted out of this panty party, probably to donate to your own personal charity, whether it be nursing a hangover or catching up on sleep. In any event, don't fret; we grabbed some memorable images of this boxer brouhaha.

Enjoy:

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Public Nudists Say "No" to Scott and "Yes" to Wiener (NSFW Photos)

Posted By on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 9:30 AM

You can't say we didn't warn you that there would be a ton of dicks out this weekend in the Castro. A legion of pro-public nudists hung out (literally) on the Jane Warner Plaza Saturday to protest Supervisor Scott Wiener's proposed ban on being naked in public. Did you see them?

If you had other plans that didn't take you to the Castro on Saturday, well, here's what you missed:

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Take a Glimpse at Obama's Trip to San Francisco (Slideshow)

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 4:15 PM

So what if you couldn't afford the $20,000 it cost to see President Obama speak in San Francisco yesterday? We have photos!

Per usual, the President drew lovers, haters, and pot smokers alike after touching down in our fair city yesterday morning. We got a few snapshots of the President making his passionate speech (which also touched on Big Bird, Elmo et al) and we got even more pictures of those folks who had a thing or two to say to Obama:

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Occupy SF Tries to Stay Relevant, One Year Later (Photos)

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Yesterday, more than 500 Occupiers took to the streets to celebrate the anti-bank Movement's first birthday. For those of you who couldn't skip work to celebrate with protesters on this special day, here's what you missed in the Financial District (it was a tamer version of OccupySF 2011).

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Monday, April 23, 2012

4/20 Brings Out Marijuana Lovers and Haters

Posted By on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Well, we thought 4/20 was supposed to be a holiday about consuming all things marijuana. But alas, in this tense time of heated debate over pot clubs, it wasn't too surprising that we came across anti-pot people on the high holiday killing everyone's buzz.

At least the weather was amazing. 

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Marijuana Raid Gives Pot Activists Even More Reason to Hate on The Feds

Posted By on Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Pot smokers across the Bay Area were outraged when they caught wind that the feds were raiding Oaksterdam University, the well-respected cannabis training facility in downtown Oakland. The feds, which included DEA agent and IRS officials, remained tight-lipped about what the hell they were doing there, only saying that things were "sealed."

Needless to say, the early-morning raid gave the medical marijuana community another damn good reason to protest Obama and his administration. Here's a snapshot of the downtown scene. Incidentally, you could smell the scent of pot wafting in the air during the morning protest.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Same-Sex Couples Revel in Court Decision Over Prop. 8

Posted By on Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM

After reading the good -- no, great! -- news yesterday morning that a federal appeals court ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional, same-sex couples and supporters flooded the LGBT Center on Market and Octavia to celebrate the court's decision that "Prop. 8 serves no purpose."

Take a look at these happy faces:
 


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Monday, January 30, 2012

Occupy Oakland Vs. Oakland Police (Photos)

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Unless you were a protester or a cop, most Oaklanders stayed far away from downtown this weekend, where chaos erupted, ending with hundreds of arrests, pissed-off business-owners, and a very trashed downtown.

For those of you who decided to skip town for the day, SF Weekly's Kate Conger was at the midday march, and here's a snapshot of the scene.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Occupy Wall Street West: Here's What You Missed

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 4:35 PM

We've been giving you a blow-by-blow of this Occupy Wall Street West's antics through the day, as hundreds of protesters gathered in the city's Financial District, attempting to disable the banks.

They had predicted this to be the biggest street demonstration since the anti-war protests in 2003, and while they were wrong about that, it was still a semi-productive event -- at the very least, entertaining.

For those of you holed up in your office all day, here is what you missed downtown:


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  • Phish at the Bill Graham Auditorium
    Phish is in the midst of a block of sold out shows at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium (October 27-29). The Monday night concert featured a rare first set opener of “Walfredo” with the band members switching instruments for the song. The evening’s highlights included John Fishman and his iconic vacuum cleaner solo and favorites such as Chalk Dust Torture, Slave to the Traffic Light, Axilla, Rift, 2001 Space Odyssey, and Maze. The show also featured Phish’s debut of a, seemingly impromptu, version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” to with roaring approval of the, singing along, crowd. With Game 6 being tonight, partying Phish fans will join Giants fans in Civic Center Plaza where there will be a World Series viewing party on a large screen set up by the City. Photography by Jamie Soja.
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    The theme this year was Carnaval Mystique for the 4th Annual Masquerotica at The Factory. Attendees were entertained by strip dance, trapeze, and live music. Photographs by Calibree Photography.