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News, Feature Wild Kingdom: At the Edge of San Francisco, the End of the World Looks a Lot Like the Beginning

Wild Kingdom: At the Edge of San Francisco, the End of the World Looks a Lot Like the Beginning

Illustration by Audrey Fukuman. Twenty-eight miles west of the Golden Gate Bridge, a strange, two-faced figure patrolled the outermost scrap of land in San Francisco. Granted, this was a strange time, and San Francisco, the teeming beneficiary of a…
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News, The Snitch Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Sailors at Farallon Islands

Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Sailors at Farallon Islands

After 24 hours of scouring the waters, the Coast Guard announced last night that it was suspending its search for the four sailors who went missing in a boating accident over the weekend, and would not resume the search today.Authorities…
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Calendar, Night&Day Rainbows. Unicorns. Whales.

Rainbows. Unicorns. Whales.

Everyone loves whales and should love whales, which in the algebra of humanity means lots of bad art must be made featuring whales. Luckily whales are superforgiving and not angry. It would suck if they were angry. (We're talking free-living…
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Calendar, Night&Day There She Blows

There She Blows

You know how most whale-watching trips go, with rum-soaked skippers blasting through pods of dolphins and vomiting over the gunwale to attract sharks. Wait, that was a '80s movie starring Ricardo Montalbán. But most trips aren’t exactly environmental idylls, since…
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News, The Snitch Chronicle Building Landmarked, Up for Sale in Same Week

Chronicle Building Landmarked, Up for Sale in Same Week

(Photo courtesy of SF Gate) Today, the Chron's business section has some buried news about the impending sale and movement of their building and reporters. Oh, the irony to learn then that the City of San Francisco was to…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Shark Diving

Great White Adventures 875A Island, No. 338, Alameda, (510) 814-8256, www.greatwhiteadventures.com Right now you're thinking, "But I'm not a scuba diver." Who cares! That's the fun of great white shark diving off the Farallon Islands -- you don't need a…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

The Fallout From "Fallout" Happily, some jellyfish babies have since become successful politicians: I rather enjoyed reading about the Navy's mishandling of nuclear substances at Hunters Point, and I applaud SF Weekly for bringing this story to our attention ("Fallout,"…
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News, Night Crawler Night Crawler

Night Crawler

To the FarallonesThere have been occasions, while traveling over great expanses of water, when I have been overwhelmed by a feeling of monstrous dread, a sort of Sartrian nausea caused by the absolute immensity of the deep. It comes over…
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