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News, The Snitch Plan Your Free Black Friday Hike in a Redwood Forest

Plan Your Free Black Friday Hike in a Redwood Forest

Thanks to a gift from the Save the Redwoods League, there's never been a better reason to skip the nightmare of Black Friday sales and get outside on the day after Thanksgiving.  The non-profit has announced that it is offering…
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News, The Snitch SFPD: Protesters Spraying What May Be Pesticide into Cops' Faces

SFPD: Protesters Spraying What May Be Pesticide into Cops' Faces

A Friday "Be on the Lookout" bulletin circulated to members of the San Francisco Police Department warned officers to be mindful of protesters wielding cans of pesticide.  During the Nov. 28 Black Friday protests in which a large number of…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review: Faith No More Leaves the Crowd Panting For More at Amoeba

Live Review: Faith No More Leaves the Crowd Panting For More at Amoeba

Faith No More Friday, November 28, 2014 Amoeba Records Better than: getting trampled at a Wal Mart. Black Friday 2014 saw the auspicious return of both Star Wars and Faith No More. And both “returns” were morsels that demanded feasts…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Helping Hands: #GivingTuesday Highlights Charitable Contributions This Holiday Season

Helping Hands: #GivingTuesday Highlights Charitable Contributions This Holiday Season

Trying to ease your conscious after eating your weight in food and racking up the debt from Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Feeling a little empty and trying to get into the holiday-giving spirit? Instead of shopping until you…
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Dining, SFoodie Drinks of the Week: Where to Tipple Near Union Square on Black (Out) Friday

Drinks of the Week: Where to Tipple Near Union Square on Black (Out) Friday

Sometimes, even the most steadfast and resolved to avoid the hordes of Black Friday shoppers get dragged into the hot, soupy, consumerist mess. Whether you're the shopper or the one who got dragged out, it doesn't mean you can't…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Black Friday: <i>SF Weekly</i> Takes Masochism to a New Level, Spends 24 Hours at Walmart

Black Friday: SF Weekly Takes Masochism to a New Level, Spends 24 Hours at Walmart

We don't get many big box stores here in San Francisco, and most of us like it that way -- we'll keep our neighborhoods and corner stores thank you very much. But Target recently opened two stores in the…
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News, The Snitch Walmart Workers Go On Strike During Black Friday Shopping Rush

Walmart Workers Go On Strike During Black Friday Shopping Rush

Bay Area union members have joined Walmart employees in staging strikes against the retail giant during the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday.  Upset at what they deem retaliation for past strike movements, Bay Area workers have joined…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Is out in Force During Black Friday

SFPD Is out in Force During Black Friday

You already know that city streets will be bursting with traffic this Black Friday, but what you probably didn't know was that the cops would be out in force, too.Motorcycle cops will be cruising the streets making the city safe for…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Empties Out as San Franciscans Go Home

San Francisco Empties Out as San Franciscans Go Home

These days, the sight of blockbuster lines in the wee hours conjures up images of natural disasters and handouts of coffee and soup. But, a few minutes shy of midnight, there they were in San Francisco, snaked around the corner…
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Dining, SFoodie Boozy Events Round-Up: Thanksgiving and Black Friday Relief

Boozy Events Round-Up: Thanksgiving and Black Friday Relief

If the impending Thanksgiving holiday is giving you more grief than gratitude, or you're really looking forward to the rush of relatives, shopping sprees, and parties, then here are a few events to accomplish both. The Big Dive Where: Harry…
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News, The Snitch Black Friday: Here Are Some Apps to Help Brave Consumers Navigate San Francisco

Black Friday: Here Are Some Apps to Help Brave Consumers Navigate San Francisco

Black Friday, a true American holiday, is quickly approaching, which means countless obnoxious consumers with credit cards will make their way to Union Square to get their hands on the best deals.The only thing that could make this experience less…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Will Have the Worst Thanksgiving Traffic in the Nation

San Francisco Will Have the Worst Thanksgiving Traffic in the Nation

Brace yourself ... again. After surviving Critical Mass, Fleet Week, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, and of course the Giants' World Series celebration on top of your daily commute, city streets will once again be packed with one too many…
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SF Weekly Letters

Hold 'em and Fold 'em The end of online gambling: Great information . Thank you for shedding light on this story! I'm glad SF Weekly is providing information on the tragedy…
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News, Feature They Were Kings: The Feds Attack the Internet Poker Industry

They Were Kings: The Feds Attack the Internet Poker Industry

Illustration by Jesse Lenz. When you've turned nothing into something once already, you tend to feel you can do it again. You have faith that your luck will turn. Perhaps it's delusion. But for a professional poker player, self-confidence…
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Dining, SFoodie Top 5 Alcoholic Beverages To Get You Through Thanksgiving and Into Black Friday

Top 5 Alcoholic Beverages To Get You Through Thanksgiving and Into Black Friday

We all know that to get through the holidays, you must drink. If you don't drink, may God have mercy on your soul. Here are our picks for festive drinks you can make and enjoy all day on Thursday, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Radical Shopping

Radical Shopping

It happens every year: The media blitz begins on Black Friday and Cyber Monday compelling us to buy a pile of crap bound to be obsolete by April. For those of us who have resisted the siren call of consumerism…
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News, The Snitch Come For Black Friday, Stay For -- Gay Marriage?

Come For Black Friday, Stay For -- Gay Marriage?

Last week, Lauren Smiley wrote a fascinating story about a Mexican man who specifically flew to San Francisco to participate in the Black Friday buy-a-thon in the City by the Bay.Most San Franciscans probably wouldn't be thrilled with the impression…
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News, The Snitch Mexican Man Completes Pilgrimage To S.F. For Best Buy Laptop On 'Viernes Negro'

Mexican Man Completes Pilgrimage To S.F. For Best Buy Laptop On 'Viernes Negro'

Laptops. They were there for the $197 HP laptops. At 8:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving night, while you were likely curled up in a turkey coma, the Black Friday pilgrims had already made their annual peregrination to the Mecca of capitalism…
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News, The Snitch Don't Believe The Hype: Cyber Monday

Don't Believe The Hype: Cyber Monday

As if one day of manufactured retail holiday shopping buzz wasn't enough (that being last "Black Friday"), the National Retail Federation has claimed today as "Cyber Monday," which, despite the hype, is -- according to ABC News -- "by…
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News, The Snitch Black Friday, Meet Buy Nothing Day -- Discuss

Black Friday, Meet Buy Nothing Day -- Discuss

Everyone knows it's Black Friday, the traditional jump-start of the holiday shopping season, and the media loves to remind us about it with endless stories about desperate shoppers camping out in the cold in front of stores, rushing the…
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