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News, The Snitch S.F. Liked Obama More Than We Liked Hillary, Bernie

S.F. Liked Obama More Than We Liked Hillary, Bernie

One of the favorite post-election kvetches — aside from your guy going down in bitter defeat to the sound of wailing bros coast-to-coast — is how shitty turnout is. This started early on Election Night, the day after the…
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Dining, SFoodie Monday Eight: Obama Ate With Bourdain in Vietnam

Monday Eight: Obama Ate With Bourdain in Vietnam

The Keystone Has a New Chef and New MenuBanks White is in at The Keystone (68 Fourth Street), and according to Eater,…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee Gives S.F. Mayoral Kiss of Death to Hillary Clinton

Ed Lee Gives S.F. Mayoral Kiss of Death to Hillary Clinton

Over the weekend, as our friends at SFist noted, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appeared at a campaign rally in his native Washington state ahead of the March 26 Democratic Primary there. Ed's choice: former Secretary of State Hillary…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Nicki Minaj's Magic Boobs, Kurt Cobain's Ghost, and Marilyn Manson's Black Eye

This Week: Nicki Minaj's Magic Boobs, Kurt Cobain's Ghost, and Marilyn Manson's Black Eye

The overriding theme of this week's music happenings is quite clearly the supernatural — what with the ghost of Kurt Cobain living on in his daughter's face, murdered legend Selena being resurrected via hologram, Nicki Minaj curing the sick with…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Deadmau5 vs. Arcade Fire, Morrissey vs. Canada, and Avril Lavigne vs. the World

This Week: Deadmau5 vs. Arcade Fire, Morrissey vs. Canada, and Avril Lavigne vs. the World

"Frankie's work helped open minds and bring people together, blending genres to capture our attention and ignite our imaginations. He was a trailblazer in his field and his legacy lives on in the city of Chicago and on dance floors…
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News, Your Humble Narrator Meaningful Glances: In Today's San Francisco, Anything Can Apparently Stand for Everything

Meaningful Glances: In Today's San Francisco, Anything Can Apparently Stand for Everything

Last week, four small vehicles were upended in San Francisco. And the whole world was watching. The inversion of 7,200 total pounds of Smart Cars quickly became an international story. Vanloads of hoodie-clad men defiling German sub-subcompacts on our city…
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Film, "Mistaken for Strangers": Did You Know That Rock Stars Have Little Brothers?

"Mistaken for Strangers": Did You Know That Rock Stars Have Little Brothers?

It seems safe to assume Mistaken for Strangers is a leap forward from director Tom Berninger's previous cinematic efforts. "This one's about a barbarian with an identity crisis," he says early on while holding up an old VHS, "who also…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bollywood Unplugged

Bollywood Unplugged

As seen with Bollywood greats Shah Rukh Khan, Shankar Mahadevan, and Shaan, on your television screen during the 2010 season of America's Got Talent, at Obama's 2013 Inaugural Ball, yearly at San Francisco's Ethnic Dance Festival, and at sundry…
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Calendar, Night&Day Activism 2.0

Activism 2.0

Randy Shaw wrote the book on progressive activism. Literally. His 2001 primer, The Activist's Handbook, was hailed as the ultimate guide for the city's liberals, misfits, and housing activists. It was released into a San Francisco with clear parallels…
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SF Weekly Letters January 1-7, 2014

A Quiet Year It's not just cannabis that needs attention: Sometimes no news is good news . There's a long way to go, and California is certainly falling behind (as…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sound the Trumpet

Sound the Trumpet

"Born into poverty in Cuba and held back by his government, he risked everything to share his gifts with the world." The words of Barack Obama filled the White House last month when he awarded the Presidential Medal of…
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News, The Snitch Bill Clinton Denies Denying Marijuana Use; "Didn't Inhale" Mystery Persists

Bill Clinton Denies Denying Marijuana Use; "Didn't Inhale" Mystery Persists

Prior to today's Choomer-in-Chief, William Jefferson Clinton was America's most-powerful former pot user. Or was he? On the campaign trail in 1992, Clinton famously admitted to "trying" marijuana once or twice during wild college years in England. And he did…
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The Snatch: Announcing New Celebrities, Human and Not

Pampered Poultry A pair of turkeys — Jessica and Anne — dodged their Thanksgiving fate this year after a Southern California turkey lover saved them from a slaughterhouse and treated them the way we all deserve to be treated —…
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News, Chem Tales Selective Prosecutions: The Feds Handle Their Pot Busts Very, Very Quietly

Selective Prosecutions: The Feds Handle Their Pot Busts Very, Very Quietly

Barack Obama earned abreak. In search of a home game after a long autumn in Washington full of shutdowns and broken Web sites, the president flew to San Francisco last week. He found the friends and dollars he was after,…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Protesters Give President Obama a Break in San Francisco Today

Marijuana Protesters Give President Obama a Break in San Francisco Today

President Barack Obama is in San Francisco today, and at this moment, he's somewhere between a fundraiser at the SFJazz Center and a much more expensive fundraiser at Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff's house. Little of this is relevant for people…
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News, The Snitch Feds Discover Humboldt, Declare It Awash In Drugs

Feds Discover Humboldt, Declare It Awash In Drugs

The words "Humboldt County" are synonymous with just a few things: redwoods, unshorn armpits, and marijuana. And not in that order. California's Redwood Empire is legendary for the cannabis trade, which boomed to never-before-seen heights following President Barack Obama's election…
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Calendar, Night&Day So, What Do You Know?

So, What Do You Know?

One of the more popular features on Reddit, the self-styled "front page of the Internet" link aggregation site, is a "subreddit" called IAmA. It allows users to list their occupation and encourage the public to "ask me anything," So,…
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News, Days of Atonement: When a Father of Four is Marked for Deportation, Who's Really Being Punished?

Days of Atonement: When a Father of Four is Marked for Deportation, Who's Really Being Punished?

On Saturday, Aug. 17, at around 9 a.m., immigration officials knocked on the door of a squat, two-tone apartment block in the Presidio. Moshe Hakim, an unassuming 56-year-old Israeli, was arrested within, and led away in handcuffs. He was, at…
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The Snatch: How Much News can Dance on the Head of a Pin?

Atherton: Obama's New Sugar Daddy Back in April, the grossly rich town of Atherton sent President Obama the bill for his April 4 fundraising trip to the Peninsula community. When the president told Atherton where the town could shove its…
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News, The Snitch Feds Won't Block Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, but That Doesn't Help California

Feds Won't Block Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, but That Doesn't Help California

There were more than a few celebratory smoke-outs last fall after voters in Colorado and Washington legalized small amounts of cannabis for adults. But for almost a year, lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and the general public were waiting for the…
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