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Dining, SFoodie Labor Day Peninsula Dispatch

Labor Day Peninsula Dispatch

Greetings from the Peninsula! Yes, it's a region of the Bay Area that barely gets any attention for its eating and drinking options. But we eat chocolate and potato chips as we work on computer chips! These dispatches from…
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News, Your Humble Narrator A King's Ransom: Even Royalty Can't Pay the Rent in San Francisco These Days

A King's Ransom: Even Royalty Can't Pay the Rent in San Francisco These Days

Most San Franciscans' knowledge of the nation called Tonga begins and ends with the fact that there's a nation called Tonga. But there's so much more to know. Its official language: Tongan. The ethnicity of 97 percent of its inhabitants:…
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News, Sucka Free City Strange Appetites: Bay Area Animals Get Drunk, Vaguely Political

Strange Appetites: Bay Area Animals Get Drunk, Vaguely Political

In a week that saw long-delayed recognitions of mutual personhood, marked by nuptials and by people dressed in rainbow socks, assless underwear, and various types of wings, there was a strange subcurrent of tension, here in the Bay Area, between…
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News, The Snitch Screw Bluegrass and Sailboats, This Weekend's Hottest Event Is Bunny Adoption

Screw Bluegrass and Sailboats, This Weekend's Hottest Event Is Bunny Adoption

If you hate bluegrass music, tons of people, and even more traffic, but you love rabbits, then you should definitely make your way to San Mateo County this weekend where there will be no International sailboat races and lots of…
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News, The Snitch PG&E Impersonator Tried to Enter Burlingame Home

PG&E Impersonator Tried to Enter Burlingame Home

A man impersonating a PG&E employee contacted a Burlingame resident yesterday afternoon to check out her gas meter, police told media outlets. The suspect approached the 2200 block of Poppy Drive around 1:31 p.m. yesterday and asked a homeowner…
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News, The Snitch Newt Gingrich to Campaign Near San Francisco: Lock Up Your Wives

Newt Gingrich to Campaign Near San Francisco: Lock Up Your Wives

After Newt Gingrich trashed-talked the Bay Area, specifically San Francisco, we gave the  polyamorous Republican five really good reasons that he might fancy our fair city, despite the fact we are open to all things good. Of course, we didn't…
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Calendar, Night&Day Great Expectations of Indulgence

Great Expectations of Indulgence

Many are having a rough go of it this year -- foreclosed upon, unemployed, tear-gassed. We recommend a hot meat pie, plum pudding if you must, followed by a stroll through a perfectly romanticized Victorian London, free of all the…
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News, The Snitch Men Walking Across United States Pass Through San Francisco

Men Walking Across United States Pass Through San Francisco

Four magicians have set out to walk nearly 3,000 miles across the United States -- from San Francisco to New York City. And their reasoning is not much different from Forrest Gump's: Because they felt like it.SF Weekly spoke to…
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News, The Snitch Knife-Wielding 20-Year-Old Shot By Burlingame Cops, Dies in San Francisco

Knife-Wielding 20-Year-Old Shot By Burlingame Cops, Dies in San Francisco

Burlingame police last night called at 8:40 p.m. to a disturbance on 217 Myrtle Avenue found one: A 20-year-old man with a knife. Police claim the man advanced on them, and resisted their efforts to detain him. This lead to…
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News, Sucka Free City Strange Courtfellows — Driver and people he ran into in parking lot

Strange Courtfellows — Driver and people he ran into in parking lot

It doesn't get much worse than crashing your car into a group of Girl Scout cookie peddlers outside a grocery store and causing serious injuries. Particularly if you're a lawyer with an OxyContin prescription for a bad back. (Yep, this…
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News, Sucka Free City

Tapioca and Water

Continuing the city's odd food-inspired political scandals, we now have Tapiocagate, courtesy of San Francisco's supervisor from Burlingame, Ed Jew. Jew is being investigated for allegedly shaking down owners of Quickly tapioca drink shops for $40,000 to solve permitting problems…
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Music, Bouncer

Foosball fundamentalists and satanic odors in Hayes Valley

Foosball is but a mystery. No one knows from where this herky-jerky table sport arose; some say Spain, others France. Just like in America, where someone who really dug hanging 10 strapped wheels to a board to sidewalk-surf, the first…
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News, Feature Countdown to Burlingame

Countdown to Burlingame

In one week, the world's most enhanced athletes will converge on sunny Burlingame for the summer's real sports spectacular, the Alternolympics. Some of the biggest names in sports will be there -- names you might find, these days, at the…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Chronicle Tag-Team

The steroid scandal broke this fall with word that IRS investigators had raided an odd little supplement company in Burlingame called the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative. Since then, the Chronicle -- largely behind the reporting of Mark Fainaru-Wada and…
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Dining, Eat Jew Eat Yet?

Jew Eat Yet?

My eating patterns are somewhat dichotomous: There's the on-the-job eating (caviar, pheasant under glass, soufflé Rothschild, like that). And there's the rather more homely day-in, day-out sustenance, which is often (more often than I'm entirely happy to admit, given the…
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News, Dog Bites

Say Da to Love

We had our reasons for attending the recent Singles Expo at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Burlingame. Billed as "the Bay Area's largest annual event for romantic eligibles," the expo seemed a fine opportunity to spot the latest trends in…
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Summer Guide, Summer

Salsa Cultura (If You Go...)

SALSA NIGHTS AT CLUBS Most clubs offer a lesson before the band starts! Glas Kat (Ay Karamba) Tuesday 520 Fourth St. 495-6620 Roccapulco Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 3140 Mission 648-6611 El Rio Wednesday (sometimes -- call ahead) 3158 Mission 282-3325…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

House of Games Now we know why Ted Nasser, whose family built the Castro Theater in 1922, was so reluctant to talk about Blumenfeld Theaters' expiring lease to operate the movie palace ("Breathless," Feb. 14): He was thinking about running…
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Dining, Eat The Luddite Eats

The Luddite Eats

A few years ago, working at one of those high-tech, low-mirth jobs where everyone smokes and drinks to excess to keep themselves from killing the boss and ending up in the slammer, a co-worker accused me of being a Luddite.…
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Dining, Side Dish Side Dish

Side Dish

Doin' LunchApologies to my dedicated readers (both of you) for my unannounced absence last week. After a whirlwind round of grand opening parties -- Dine (Mo, the food and service were top-notch), Ana Mandara (a gorgeous remodel; nice corner table,…
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