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UPDATED: Active Shooter at St. Luke's Shot Dead by Police

San Francisco police have "neutralized" a gunman at St. Luke's Hospital in the Mission District this evening, authorities said. The suspect, identified by police Chief Greg Suhr as an Hispanic male in his 20s, was shot dead by police, according…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Cesar Chavez</i> Film from Diego Luna Hits Theaters Just in Time for Cesar Chavez Day

Cesar Chavez Film from Diego Luna Hits Theaters Just in Time for Cesar Chavez Day

Actor and director Diego Luna's first introduction to Cesar Chavez was seeing the union activist's funeral on T.V. The 13-year-old Luna was impressed by all the people walking with his body and that Chavez was being buried in a…
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Dining, Eat Emmy's Spaghetti Shack: Boozy With a Chance of Meatballs

Emmy's Spaghetti Shack: Boozy With a Chance of Meatballs

Some restaurants are the culinary equivalent of Merchant & Ivory films, ruled by sumptuous set pieces and a rigid adherence to tradition. Some are like art-house flicks, all stripped down and avant-garde. And some are cult classics, intensely beloved by…
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Calendar, Night&Day Back to the Land

Back to the Land

Would you call modern day California rural? Lisa M. Hamilton does, and she’s spent years visiting “places where the culture and the economy are defined by the direct use of natural resources.” For San Franciscans, the farmers markets, CSAs, and…
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News, The Snitch Allegedly Drunk Driver Kills Pedestrian, Streets Closed

Allegedly Drunk Driver Kills Pedestrian, Streets Closed

A San Francisco man was fatally hit by a truck as he darted across Cesar Chavez Street early this morning. The accident shut down local streets for several hours, according to police. The victim -- who has not yet been…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Authorities Need Help Identifying Man Who Fell From Freeway Overpass (UPDATED)

S.F. Authorities Need Help Identifying Man Who Fell From Freeway Overpass (UPDATED)

(UPDATE 1:14 p.m.): Good news: The victim has been identified. His family is with him now as he remains in critical condition. However, hospital authorities would not release his identity to the media. (Original story 7:23 a.m.): San Francisco General…
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Calendar, Night&Day Happy Birthday, Cesar

Happy Birthday, Cesar

Agricultural labor conditions have long been brutal — fair work breaks, restrooms, and even access to water have been denied to many migrant farm workers. Cesar E. Chávez gave a voice to these silent masses by advocating for basic human…
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News, The Snitch Boston Transplant Chews His Way Through Mission Street -- Literally

Boston Transplant Chews His Way Through Mission Street -- Literally

​Dave MP is new to San Francisco but it hasn't taken him much time to note the stretch of Mission between Cortland and Cesar Chavez is sadly underrated, especially in the food department. As Bernalwood points out today, Dave MP…
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News, The Snitch Eddy Mendez Identified as Pedestrian Killed on Christmas Eve

Eddy Mendez Identified as Pedestrian Killed on Christmas Eve

, but it has been so…
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News, The Snitch Juan Martinez Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run on Christmas Eve

Juan Martinez Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run on Christmas Eve

(Update 1 p.m.): Police have informed us that Juan Martinez, 23, was arrested on suspicion of hitting and killing a pedestrian on Christmas Eve and driving away. Read more after the jump. A man was found dead underneath Highway 101…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Taxi Driver Robbed by Passenger Mid-Fare

S.F. Taxi Driver Robbed by Passenger Mid-Fare

A cab driver's erratic driving is sometimes justified. It was certainly understandable in one recent case where a taxi driver was having trouble steering because he was being robbed by one of his own passengers. At  2:15 p.m. on Thursday…
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Music, Adam Stephens of Two Gallants finally plays himself

Adam Stephens of Two Gallants finally plays himself

Adam Haworth Stephens is broken. Arriving at a coffee shop near the 24th and Mission BART station, the singer and guitarist behind local duo Two Gallants shuffles in from the foggy evening like some spindly patient, wrapped in a long…
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Calendar, Night&Day Figures of Action

Figures of Action

Portraitists often try to capture new perspectives on iconic subjects, as if the public’s impression needs to be subverted lest it take over the legacy. Brett Cook doesn’t do that. He celebrates. The work in “Supernatural” draws heavily from his…
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Music, All Shook Down BRWN BFLO Album Out Today

BRWN BFLO Album Out Today

In case you forgot, or didn't remember in the first place, today is Cinco de Mayo. And what better way to celebrate Mexico's victory over the French army on May 5, 1862, than by copping the new album from…
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Dining, Eat Palace of Fine Price

Palace of Fine Price

I can't count how many times I've driven by the corner of Mission and Cesar Chavez and noted the restaurant on the northeast corner whose big sign with bold blocky black letters on a bright yellow background reads Palace Family…
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News, The Snitch Happy Cesar Chavez Day!

Happy Cesar Chavez Day!

Listen to today's Democracy Now! coverage of Cesar Chavez Day, including a clip of Chavez speaking at San Francisco's own Commenwealth Club.(pic from Cesar Chavez Student Center, SFSU)-Andy Wright…
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News, Matt Smith

Epidemic of Violence Against SF Day Laborers

Alonso Aguirre, his face swollen from recent surgery, promises he'll tell me how gangbangers recently broke his jaw in two places with a baseball bat. But first he asks a favor. "Can you talk to my wife and tell her…
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Calendar, Night&Day Altman Snaps

Altman Snaps

Thanks to Robert Altman -- the Rolling Stone photographer, not the film director -- San Francisco's Summer of Love will never be forgotten, no matter how many drugs coursed through how many fried neural cortexes back in 1967. Altman had…
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News, Sucka Free City

Chicken John Contemplates Run for Supervisor

Former mayoral candidate Chicken John Rinaldi has had time to reflect on his first failed political campaign (which means he's finally sobered up after his election night Losers' Ball at 12 Galaxies), and he's bitter about the media, the Ethics…
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News, Feature Cesar Chavez Area Stabbings and Shootings Contribute to Failed Fanatics Sports Bar and Grill: The Derf Butler Story

Cesar Chavez Area Stabbings and Shootings Contribute to Failed Fanatics Sports Bar and Grill: The Derf Butler Story

Cesar Chavez Street dead-ends near San Francisco's eastern waterfront in a bleak industrial area of nondescript warehouses, workshops, and small office buildings. During the day, there is little traffic, except for sporadic flurries of trucks pulling out from Pier 80,…
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