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News, The Snitch "Belligerent Laziness": Dolores Park Was a Mess Again This Morning

"Belligerent Laziness": Dolores Park Was a Mess Again This Morning

Dolores Park isn't named for Mission Dolores. It's named for El Grito de Dolores, more or less the Mexican equivalent of the Boston Tea Party and the 1810 event that precipitated the Mexican War of Independence. (That's why there's…
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News, The Snitch VIDEO: Pride Trashes Dolores Park Into Submission, Evokes Dystopian Metaphors

VIDEO: Pride Trashes Dolores Park Into Submission, Evokes Dystopian Metaphors

The above is video footage captured in Dolores Park this morning, in the not-too-distant, post-Pride present, in a reality where humans have abdicated their responsibilities and where trash is the dominant life form. Instead of green space, there is…
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News, The Snitch After Uproar, Dolores Park Lawn Reservations Nixed

After Uproar, Dolores Park Lawn Reservations Nixed

You know you’ve touched a nerve when your cause generates two change.org petitions in less than 24 hours. But it appears fans of Dolores Park can rest a little easier — and sit upon the DoPa grass without fear of…
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News, The Snitch Urge to Kill Rising: Dolores Park Was Full of Trash This A.M.

Urge to Kill Rising: Dolores Park Was Full of Trash This A.M.

Dolores Park is back! The place where stroller moms, off-leash pit bulls, blond dreadlocks, twinks in boy shorts, illuminated white jellyfish on poles, ecstatic twirlers, and Tecate tall boy connoisseurs can all coexist is fully open and operational, as…
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News, The Snitch A Really Dumb Experiment is Happening Out at Ocean Beach

A Really Dumb Experiment is Happening Out at Ocean Beach

An unusual — almost certainly doomed — experiment is happening out at Ocean Beach. As the Richmond District Blog reports, all of the trash cans along the beach's first ⅓ mile have been removed. The National Park Service, which…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist UPDATE: Celebrate Ginger Pride This Thursday at Dolores Park

UPDATE: Celebrate Ginger Pride This Thursday at Dolores Park

UPDATE: the Dolores Park component of this event has been cancelled, although an unofficial picnic may still happen. The afterparty at Monarch is still a go. There is a group of people in this world so maligned and stigmatized…
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News, The Snitch Multi-Million Dollar Startup Celebrates Acquisition by Trashing Dolores Park

Multi-Million Dollar Startup Celebrates Acquisition by Trashing Dolores Park

A multi-­million dollar startup celebrating a big acquisition may have just launched themselves into the middle of the latest Dolores Park culture war. A tipster tells SF Weekly that Twice, a Mission District clothing resale startup hot off being bought…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Scenes from the Re-Opening of Dolores Park

Scenes from the Re-Opening of Dolores Park

Dolores Park's re-opening comes just as Pope Francis' controversial new encyclical denounces treating the Earth "more and more like an immense pile of filth." He's a wise pope in some ways, and in a similar vein, Rec and Park…
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News, The Snitch Publicity Stunt Captures Everything That's Hilarious and Awful About SF Startups

Publicity Stunt Captures Everything That's Hilarious and Awful About SF Startups

For most people, spending an afternoon in the park means picnicking with friends, putting back a few beers, and maybe playing a halfhearted game of catch. For the French company behind the dating app happn, this past Saturday at…
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Calendar, Night&Day Gentrification's Ripples

Gentrification's Ripples

It sounds like the start of an old joke — what happens when an aging commie, an immigrant-turned-patriot, and a new-money techie are stuck together in a boat? The punchline is left up to San Francisco Mime Troupe, which…
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Empower: Honor the Activist Traditions of Pride with These Events

With all the booze, dancing, and making out, it can be easy to forget the origins of Pride. Inspired by the 1969 Stonewall riots, Pride is rooted in the struggle for LGBT civil rights. If you'd rather skip the corporate…
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Dining, Eat Cerveceria de MateVeza Expands to Polk Gulch

Cerveceria de MateVeza Expands to Polk Gulch

Even smaller than Cerveceria de MateVeza's original space — in an absolutely killer location at Dolores Park's northwest corner — comes another beer-and-empanadas offering from the same team, Woods Polk Station. The Marina/Polk Gulch frontier is a neighborhood lined with…
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News, Feature Some Thoughts on Progress from the Fire Hydrant at 20th and Church

Some Thoughts on Progress from the Fire Hydrant at 20th and Church

Well what the fuck now. Ever since you killed winter, it's never quiet. Now the sun's always out and all you fancy-ass kids lie scattered all over Dolores Park like the wreck of the hipster fucking Hindenburg. Does anyone work…
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Music, Hear This The Yellow Dress: Show Preview

The Yellow Dress: Show Preview

If you were to take members of the Magnetic Fields, the Mountain Goats, and Los Campesinos, plunk them into the San Francisco lit scene for a few years, and tell them to write about heartbreak in a way that won't…
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Dining, SFoodie Pop-Up Planner, Nov. 5 - Nov. 12: Vegan Tacos at Dolores, Kimchi Pulled Pork and Venison Tartare on the Embarcadero

Pop-Up Planner, Nov. 5 - Nov. 12: Vegan Tacos at Dolores, Kimchi Pulled Pork and Venison Tartare on the Embarcadero

Your weekly guide to SF's best pop-ups and temporary restaurants. Hella Vegan Eats When: Friday and Saturday Where: Dolores Park Cost: $5-$10 The Rundown: In the likely case that the sun will still be shining in mid-November and you're…
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News, The Snitch New Law Targets Camping at City Parks, Which Is Already Illegal

New Law Targets Camping at City Parks, Which Is Already Illegal

Last night, a collection of hardy souls bundled up in their warmest Tahoe-worthy gear and prepared to bed down in hipster playground Dolores Park. It's not clear how many stayed the night, though by midnight posts were still being made…
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Calendar, Night&Day Drunken Orchestra

Drunken Orchestra

Summering in the city is mostly about being extra precious at Dolores Park, and since you're already there every day looking for your friends "by the tennis courts," try enjoying something a little more refined than your PBR this…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pride Roundup

Pride Roundup

For readers who just moved here, or have been trapped under a large boulder since 1968, it's time for Pride! Also known as Gay Christmas (the Oscars are Gay Super Bowl), Pride is a celebration of LGBTQ diversity, activism,…
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Music, Summer Guide 2013: Best Places to Hear Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'

Summer Guide 2013: Best Places to Hear Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky'

• Driving south down the coast with the windows down on a sunny day. • Sitting with a group of friends in Dolores Park, sipping on a tallboy. • Blaring through your headphones at work, right before cutting out for…
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Dining, Eat El Techo de Lolinda: Outdoor Drinking Five Floors Up

El Techo de Lolinda: Outdoor Drinking Five Floors Up

San Francisco needs more rooftop bars. Medjool, the central Mission hotspot that closed last year, wasn't always the best ambassador, however. The very idea seemed to have gone before the NIMBY death panel until Argentinean steak house Lolinda threw open…
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