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News, The Snitch Jose Jiminez Accused of Killing Pedestrian on Masonic Avenue; Will the Street Ever be Safe?

Jose Jiminez Accused of Killing Pedestrian on Masonic Avenue; Will the Street Ever be Safe?

An alleged drunk driver killed a pedestrian on Masonic Avenue early Friday morning -- a week before the city held its scheduled hearing to discuss how to make the highly traveled street safer for cyclists and pedestrians. The residential thoroughfare…
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News, The Snitch Knife-Wielding Man Gets Parking Ticket, Then Punctures Tire of DPT Vehicle

Knife-Wielding Man Gets Parking Ticket, Then Punctures Tire of DPT Vehicle

One man's parking ticket quickly turned into jail time after he lost his composure and stabbed a Department of Parking and Traffic vehicle after getting cited for illegally parking.Police were responding to reports of the vandalism on the 4600 block…
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No Punishment Yet for Meter Maid Caught Parked Illegally, Shopping

A spokesman for the Municipal Transportation Agency told SF Weekly that the parking control officer caught on video browsing through a Goodwill while she was parked illegally outside has not yet been punished. And, even if she had been --…
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News, The Snitch Parking Control Officer Tickets Dog on 24th Street

Parking Control Officer Tickets Dog on 24th Street

More evidence that the recession has made the city's heart three sizes too small: On Friday, a neon-clad parking control officer sniffed out this 24th Street meter violation like a bloodhound. The pooch inside put on his best puppy eyes,…
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News, The Snitch Worst Monday Morning Yet: In Line to Shell Out for Parking Tickets

Worst Monday Morning Yet: In Line to Shell Out for Parking Tickets

If you're reading this, it indicates that you have made it through Monday morning and are now enjoying a majestic Monday afternoon. You are to be congratulated. And however unpleasant your Monday morning was, odds are it paled in comparison…
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News, Sucka Free City Hot ticket: Politicos pitch in — unwillingly — to alleviate city deficit

Hot ticket: Politicos pitch in — unwillingly — to alleviate city deficit

Former Supervisor and state Senator Carole Migden and City Attorney Dennis Herrera met recently for lunch at Firewood Cafe in the Castro. We don't know whether they split their meals. We don't know whether they split the bill. But we…
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News, The Snitch Lawyer: Thousands of Legally Parked S.F. Cars Dubiously Towed

Lawyer: Thousands of Legally Parked S.F. Cars Dubiously Towed

Last week we reported on San Francisco parking celebrity John J. Riley, who filed a class-action suit claiming the city improperly towed his car -- and legions of others. The crux of the case is this: The city claims it…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Man Files Suit, Alleges City Improperly Towed His Car -- And Perhaps Legions More

S.F. Man Files Suit, Alleges City Improperly Towed His Car -- And Perhaps Legions More

John J. Riley could be considered a hero to the city's beleaguered parkers. He successfully petitioned the city to drop a citation he was given after his car was ticketed and towed. Now he's gunning for deity status, last month…
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Letters to the Editor

In Al We Trust Too late to get smart: Matt Smith's article on environmental issues had some real truths in it about our pathetic attempts, both locally and nationally, to "save the planet." Today's Chronicle (July 6) had, on page…
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News, Matt Smith Subwaylaid

Subwaylaid

Because my deadline required writing this column last week, I had no way of knowing how Tuesday's mayoral election turned out. But I had a dream. In it, hundreds of thousands of idealists spilled into Market Street Wednesday morning, obscuring…
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Letters to the Editor

Best Letters Out of respect for our readers, we won't hold that last sentence against you: As a back-to-back winner of the "Best State Legislator" in the 2001 Readers' Poll ("Best of San Francisco 2001," May 23), I am delighted…
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News, Matt Smith Cracker Morons Who Maim

Cracker Morons Who Maim

Cracker Morons Who MaimIt seems like at least once a month I'll find myself in a streetside shouting match with some cracker moron who's abuzz with road rage. I'll be rolling along in the vehicle lane three feet away from…
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The Parking Police Academy

"This is where you will spend the next two weeks of your life," the blue-shirted Jeanie Slominski tells her new class of 10 recruits. "It is not a nice place. It is not a comfortable place." Slominski is standing at…
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Prescription for Parking

It took a near-religious experience to make Parking Control Officer Robert Greenstrand realize just how widespread the illegal use of disabled parking placards had become in San Francisco. Greenstrand's epiphany came when he busted a vanload of nuns parked in…
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Letters

Free to Pee Regarding "Seven Great Places to Pee in Public" (Smart Feller, Nov. 29): A list of places where one can urinate (i.e., public toilets and private establishments with restrooms) would be nice. Peter Bauer Novato Let's Call the…
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