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News, The Snitch Venture Capitalist Rants About Tesla's "Unacceptable" Model X Unveiling

Venture Capitalist Rants About Tesla's "Unacceptable" Model X Unveiling

Last night, Tesla debuted its new $130K Model X — an electric SUV with self-opening gull-wing doors, a bioweapon defense button, and other bells and whistles that have tech gawkers calling this thing a computer with tires. Two years…
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Dining, SFoodie The Flavor of Afghanistan in the Bay Area

The Flavor of Afghanistan in the Bay Area

Not all of us are blessed with wallets full of VC money, which can make semiannual foreign trips out of the question. Fortunately for us moderate-income folks, people from foreign countries come to the Bay Area, and they bring their…
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News, The Snitch 4.0 Quake and 12 Aftershocks Rattle Fremont This Morning

4.0 Quake and 12 Aftershocks Rattle Fremont This Morning

The 4.0 magnitude earthquake that rattled Fremont early this morning was the first activity along the Hayward Fault since 1868, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake, which lasted about five seconds, was felt in more than 250 zip…
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News, The Snitch Feds Probe East Bay Dam Vandalism

Feds Probe East Bay Dam Vandalism

The dastardly vandals who wasted 50,000,000 gallons of precious water in the East Bay may have violated federal law, KQED reports.  An inflatable dam on Alameda Creek in Fremont was damaged May 21st, allowing water that would otherwise have served…
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Culture, Know Your Street Art Warrior Princess (Urduja): 466 Brannan St.

Warrior Princess (Urduja): 466 Brannan St.

You can see the contours of a woman in Allison "Hueman" Torneros' latest street art. Beautiful lips covered in red lipstick. Waves of luscious hair. An eye with heavy makeup. But the features — though clearly outlined — are tucked…
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News, Sucka Free City Camera Obscura: Union Square Has at Least 300 Surveillance Cameras

Camera Obscura: Union Square Has at Least 300 Surveillance Cameras

Early on a Saturday morning in September, a man was found lying unconscious in Union Square. His eyes were bruised and swollen shut; he bore head injuries suggesting a fall. He arrived at San Francisco General Hospital with two keys,…
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News, The Snitch FDA Orders Cease-and-Desist on Silicon Valley Man's Sperm

FDA Orders Cease-and-Desist on Silicon Valley Man's Sperm

There's plenty of opportunities to help the 99 percent. For Trent Arsenault, a Fremont resident and Silicon Valley security expert, he prefers giving away his sperm -- for free -- to help those in need. Arsenault, 36, has been donating…
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Calendar, Night&Day Quiet on the Set

Quiet on the Set

Quiet on the Set Historians love details. Some they work really hard to track down — searching library archives or dusty file cabinets — while others might be in plain sight but not easily recognized or deciphered. Historians know that…
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Dining, Eat Brick & Fish

Brick & Fish

If you see a compact, heavily tattooed man skateboarding down Minna, don't assume he's a carefree slacker. Chances are he's chef Mitchell Rosenthal, using the most efficient — not to mention lowest-carbon-footprint — method to travel between his downtown San…
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News, The Snitch Mens Health: Bay Area Likes The Drinky Drink

Mens Health: Bay Area Likes The Drinky Drink

According to Men's Health magazine three Bay Area cities were boozy enough to grab spots on the Top 50 Drunkest Cities in the Unites States, though sadly none of them were wasted enough to crack the top 20. Oakland…
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Music, All Shook Down

Fremont's Paki-Indian Naz 8 Theater Proves There's No Place Like Om

It had been too long since I'd been to the Naz 8 (www.naz8.com), the multiplex in Fremont that features the best in Asian film. (It had been too long since I'd been anywhere, but that's a different issue). It was…
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News, Feature Suffer the Little Muslims

Suffer the Little Muslims

Laila and her friend Cathleen were hanging out in the courtyard at Galileo Academy of Science & Technology, talking about shopping to blow off steam after their sixth-period math test. It was a cool December day in San Francisco, and…
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Dining, Eat Girls  Gone Wild

Girls Gone Wild

Even though I knew it was only a coincidence that I was invited to join Lee and Becky for Afghan food and a movie, and that a couple of weeks later, Wendy and Alisa also proposed Afghan food and a…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Indian (No Tablecloths)

Best Indian (No Tablecloths) You order at the counter and pick up the food when it's ready. The tables are Formica, and the napkins are paper. You grab a pitcher of water from the refrigerator, and you bus your own…
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Calendar, Performance Dance Dance Revolution

Dance Dance Revolution

ONGOING 4/23-5/2 If you're still doing the electric slide at wedding parties or have fallen under the painful impression that tango is the latest spring color, here's a suggestion: Put a pencil through the white boxes in your datebook this…
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Dining, Eat Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor

My friend Tom, who ought to know, told me that there are now 75 film festivals in the Bay Area. I was surprised, but I shouldn't have been, since I was still bemoaning missing some movies I'd wanted to see…
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Dining, Eat Town and Out

Town and Out

I'm thrilled when I walk into Town Hall, a little early for my dinner with David and Jeffrey, friends in town for a few days from New York. Everything about the place seems warm, welcoming, well-thought-out, from the tony little…
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News, Night Crawler In and Out of India

In and Out of India

One of the many hangover curatives my housemates could never understand involved peeling open an inflamed eyeball at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning to watch Namaste America, a program on Channel 26 that caters to Indian-Americans with 20 minutes of…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Asian Supermarket

To shop at 99 Ranch is to realize America is indeed the world's great melting pot. The place looks like a Safeway, but in addition to mundane necessities such as coffee, milk, and sugar, 99 Ranch carries salted duck eggs,…
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Megan's Law Goes to Class

Parents in the East Bay cities of Fremont, Hayward, Newark, and Union City will soon receive maps -- in some cases sent home from school with their children -- showing the general locations of the homes of registered sex offenders…
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