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Music, All Shook Down The Tosca, S.F.'s Best (Only?) Opera Bar, Is In Trouble With the Landlord

The Tosca, S.F.'s Best (Only?) Opera Bar, Is In Trouble With the Landlord

When you want to hear classic opera played on vinyl from an old-school jukebox, while drinking old-school cocktails, there's only once place to go in San Francisco: the Tosca Cafe. The North Beach watering hole is a haven of class,…
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News, The Snitch Dildo Crucifix: Peaches Christ Gets Feedback From John Waters

Dildo Crucifix: Peaches Christ Gets Feedback From John Waters

Last week, a San Francisco Chronicle correction regarding an erroneous report of the brandishing of a dildo-crucifix in a local Catholic church made its play for the The Corrections Hall of Fame. The item in question: C.W. Nevius' column about…
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News, The Snitch Dildo-Crucifix: <i>Chronicle</i> Correction Enters the Pantheon

Dildo-Crucifix: Chronicle Correction Enters the Pantheon

No journalist savors writing a correction. It's a bit like penning an obituary; something bad has to happen to necessitate it. But if you are going to make a mistake of the sort requiring a formal correction, it's best to…
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News, The Snitch <i>Chron's</i> C.W. Nevius Can't Define the Word 'Hipster'

Chron's C.W. Nevius Can't Define the Word 'Hipster'

You might recall the short piece we did recently pointing out that majority of the San Francisco Chronicle's readers are old(er) white men. And because readers tend to be a reflection of the newspapers they read, it could also start…
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News, The Snitch City Finds Homeless Woman Housing -- One Down, Thousands More to Go

City Finds Homeless Woman Housing -- One Down, Thousands More to Go

We already know it's wishful thinking that the city will reach former Mayor Gavin Newsom's pie-in-the-sky idea to end chronic homelessness by 2014 -- for plenty of reasons. But Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius points out that city leaders are trying,…
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News, The Snitch Pot Dispensary Hurts Hotels, Chronicle Says; But Not at The Luxurious Intercontinental

Pot Dispensary Hurts Hotels, Chronicle Says; But Not at The Luxurious Intercontinental

Don't get us wrong: As a person, we genuinely like oft-maligned San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius. As a columnist, however, Nevius has a tendency to confound us, as he did Thursday when he held forth on the proliferation of…
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News, The Snitch C.W. Nevius Hit with Pie at Chris Daly Roast

C.W. Nevius Hit with Pie at Chris Daly Roast

While Supervisor Chris Daly was left with a little figurative egg on his face following some of his more off-color comments at his farewell roast last night, roaster C.W. Nevius was left with literal chunks of pie trickling down his…
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News, The Snitch C.W. Nevius Moves to San Francisco, Gets Parking Ticket

C.W. Nevius Moves to San Francisco, Gets Parking Ticket

San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius -- excoriated as a "conservative suburban twit" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian for having the temerity to expose Supervisor Chris Daly's purchasing of homes in suburban Fairfield after the supe sat on the…
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News, The Snitch Cleaning Up Entertainment Commission Is Harder Than You'd Think

Cleaning Up Entertainment Commission Is Harder Than You'd Think

Earlier this week, Chron columnist C.W. Nevius suggested that the best way to deal with the current standoff between police, nightclubs, and neighbors over nightlife regulation would be to scrap the too-nightlife-friendly Entertainment Commission and create a new one. "Let…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Chron</em> Adds Details to Ferry Building Turnover Story, Fears Faux-Artisan Takeover

Chron Adds Details to Ferry Building Turnover Story, Fears Faux-Artisan Takeover

On Saturday, the Chron deployed a four-reporter surge to suss out the Ferry Building story we broke on Friday about the Marketplace's refusal to renew leases for longtime vendors. In a Page One story about upward pressure on rents, reporters…
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News, The Snitch Looks Like Supervisor Chris Daly Purposely Ruined Chron's Scoop

Looks Like Supervisor Chris Daly Purposely Ruined Chron's Scoop

Sorry, Chuck: No scoop for you! On Wednesday afternoon, Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius e-mailed Supervisor Chris Daly asking him about the Fairfield home he had purchased in April. The email contained the exact address of Daly's new house. (In…
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News, Sucka Free City <i>Chron</i>'s anniversary surprises

Chron's anniversary surprises

The San Francisco Chronicle is celebrating its 144th year, and says it will have 144 "surprises" for readers. What will some of them be? Here are our predictions. • 144 layoffs • C.W. Nevius is irradiated at a planning committee…
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News, The Snitch Is Payback a Bitch? How Angry is Gavin at Obama's 'Snub'?

Is Payback a Bitch? How Angry is Gavin at Obama's 'Snub'?

Mayor Gavin Christopher Newsom could be mistaken for many things, but not an aggressive homeless man. And yet, Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius penned a piece on the mayor this morning. In it, Nevius quotes numerous sources — including Hizzoner…
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News, The Snitch The Chronicle Mashup: An Amalgamation of All the Stories Our Local Paper Has Covered to Death

The Chronicle Mashup: An Amalgamation of All the Stories Our Local Paper Has Covered to Death

By Joe Eskenazi Amazing scenes were witnessed today at the San Francisco Zoo, when alleged aggressive panhandling from a homeless man induced an episode of “Roid Rage” in Barry the steroidal Siberian tiger. The cat escaped his pen and…
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The Call for “Vagrant” Hunters: San Francisco Chronicle’s homelessness crusade raises ethical questions

When we picked up yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle, we were hardly surprised to see yet another gigantic headline hanging over the latest C.W. Nevius column about homelessness, which dominated the front page. We were, however, a bit taken aback by…
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News, Sucka Free City The Daily Poop

The Daily Poop

Not too long ago, mainstream journalists dismissed bloggers as pajama-clad amateurs sniping at professionals. Now it's pajama-clad pros who are using new media to snipe at one another. Last month San Francisco Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius cornered TV critic Tim…
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