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News, Sucka Free City Paving Itself Into a Corner: The City's Asphalt Plant Takes Its Road on the Road

Paving Itself Into a Corner: The City's Asphalt Plant Takes Its Road on the Road

Are you looking to score a massive hunk of furnished San Francisco land for a rock-bottom price? Well, it's located at Jerrold and Quint — still interested? Also, it's a decommissioned asphalt plant. And, once you buy it, you're responsible…
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News, The Snitch Twitter Promises to Stay in San Francisco -- if City Gives Tax Break

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

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…
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News, The Snitch A Moderate Move: S.F. Supervisors Try to Lure Twitter with Tax Breaks

A Moderate Move: S.F. Supervisors Try to Lure Twitter with Tax Breaks

Yesterday was the first real showing of how the political pendulum on the Board of Supervisors has swung the other way -- toward the moderates. Supervisor Jane Kim rolled out business-friendly legislation, which sparked criticism from progressives; even former Supervisor…
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News, Sucka Free City

Eight Top Things Twitter Wants from San Francisco

Social networking company Twitter is threatening to move its offices to Brisbane, Calif., unless San Francisco makes concessions. What concessions is Twitter demanding? • All new laws must be 140 characters or fewer • Jane Kim's profile photo should be…
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News, The Snitch Twitter Considering Moving Out of San Francisco

Twitter Considering Moving Out of San Francisco

Mayor Ed Lee admits that he doesn't use Twitter, but maybe he is feeling the pressure to start tweeting now.The social media company is still growing, so much so, that it might dump San Francisco and move its headquarters down…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer: Getting ignored at the Outsider

Bouncer: Getting ignored at the Outsider

There has never been a better name for a dive bar than "The Outsider." There has never been a better location for a dive bar than the corner of Larkin and Geary. There has never been a better time to…
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Dining, Eat Highlights from a tour of S.F.'s newest street food trucks

Highlights from a tour of S.F.'s newest street food trucks

"Food trucks are the iPhone apps of the restaurant world," my friend Mike told me a few weeks ago. Spending a few hours in food-truck lines, as we'd just done, gives a man some time to think. He explained: "Not…
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News, Feature The SFO Cannonball Run

The SFO Cannonball Run

I'm in the front passenger's seat of a yellow Ford SUV taxicab that rocks from side to side, repeatedly switching lanes at 80 miles per hour on U.S. 101 north toward downtown San Francisco. As we straddle two lanes approaching…
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Music, Bouncer

Bouncer's Crush Busses Ex Right in Front of Her -- Sooo Messed Up

This week's Bouncer will be a book report of sorts, because what I have considered to be my bible throughout adulthood is getting me through a rough patch right now, and hopefully it will also help someone else if I…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Spiced Out

Spiced Out

ONGOING 6/8-9/5 Imagine a day with no cell phones chiming, no pagers beeping, no you-have-mail notices ringing and dinging. Whoever dreamt up the Jewish Sabbath must have been thinking ahead. Practiced every Saturday by observant Jews, the Sabbath -- also…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Way to Get your Asian-American Pop Culture Fix

A couple of years ago, executives at the Brisbane-based Asian-language TV station KTSF began to notice that an increasing number of their viewers were younger, American-born, and English-speaking. They brought their research to Asian-American media veteran Jeff Yang (who used…
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News, Feature Dead Mud Walking

Dead Mud Walking

Energy consultant Emmitt James Simpson stood alone in front of the dais at San Francisco City Hall late last month, trying to save his $90,000 contract. Simpson had been hired in August to study the feasibility of public ownership of…
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