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SF Weekly Letters July 16-22, 2014

Tick Tick Boom Making bombs and Facebook posts: Huh, well, if the meandering Facebook messages quoted throughout are any indication, I think I might know why nobody wanted to work with Ryan Chamberlain: He's a whiner ["The Enforcer," Joe Eskenazi,…
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SF Weekly Letters July 9-15, 2014

Smoke Out New fire pit rules extinguish all the fun: Geez, I can't remember how many times we would get the "free" wood pallets from behind Safeway and drag them down to the beach, light them up and hang out…
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SF Weekly Letters June 4-10, 2014

Muni Vs. Muni Don't forget labor history: I stand united with the bus drivers . People need to remember, these are the same people who bring them to work! People need to…
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SF Weekly Letters May 28-June 3, 2014

Double Standards Enjoying the view the public will never see: The SFCTA is hypocritical ; it micromanages other agencies' projects funded by the sales tax, yet has always paid for a top-floor office…
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SF Weekly Letters May 7-13, 2014

Out of Tune Just a bunch of hipsters talking about hipsters: Hipster transplants being valorized by slightly less hipster transplants . Yep. SF Weekly to a T. ABCD Birds and Basketball A look at the…
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News, Sucka Free City Thrown Under the Bus: Police Blame a 78-Year-Old Cyclist for His Own Death

Thrown Under the Bus: Police Blame a 78-Year-Old Cyclist for His Own Death

Cheng Jin Lai may just be the unluckiest man in all San Francisco. This continues to be the case even after his violent death. In the early morning of Oct. 18, the 78-year-old father of seven was peddling through SOMA…
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SF Weekly Letters April 9-15, 2014

Blow the Whistle Putting the brakes on Muni's bad practices: LaVonda Atkinson is an honorable person . Standing up against those who directed her to falsify accounting numbers of the public trust takes a…
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SF Weekly Letters March 19-25, 2014

And the Beat Goes On Everything connects back to housing prices: Great piece, lot of interesting points made . My brief take is…
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SF Weekly Letters February 26-March 4, 2014

A Failing Grade Reader points out it's not the teachers' fault: And that is why the public must honor these pensions . It is not the average teachers' fault that these cretins of capitalism…
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SF Weekly Letters February 5-12, 2014

Kinky Article Gets Some Love Reader is grateful for writer's honesty: Fantastic article! As someone who loves a sex worker and who has nearly been arrested for being a "pimp" because…
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A Dirty and Poorly Lit Place

In the era before ubiquitous smartphone flashlights, objects lost on the floor of the 711 Club stayed lost. It was a watering hole as dank as it was dark, and the ordeal of locating misplaced effects at ground level in…
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SF Weekly Letters January 15-21, 2014

Chugging Along No analysis on the best hybrid engines for Muni leaves a U.S. company in the dust: Shouldn't we be buying American wherever possible ? Allison is a respected engine-maker; was the company…
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Dining, Distillations Distillations: Livin' It Up at the Hotel Utah

Distillations: Livin' It Up at the Hotel Utah

What did you do for New Year's? Print deadlines march to an indifferent drummer, so the question is still theoretical at the moment I'm writing this. I'm one of those people who takes more delight in the vast field of…
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SF Weekly Letters December 25, 2013-January 1, 2014

The Sounds of Music Not a fan of bucket drums: I enjoy most street musicians, but I really hate that guy who plays the drums in front of Old Navy, as well as the guy who drums on buckets in…
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SF Weekly Letters November 13-19, 2013

A Very San Francisco Election This election year was a head scratcher: Thank you, SF Weekly! I consistently vote, and share thoughts, concerns, and outrage with my well-educated friends, who, for the most part, have chosen to flat-out ignore the…
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SF Weekly Letters November 5-12, 2013

Just a computer and an algorithm: Predictive policing is equivalent to alchemy, or transforming pseudoscience into science by collecting stochastic events into a computer database application and allowing it to populate a particular set of random outcomes into a non-particular…
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SF Weekly Letters October 2-8, 2013

Riding Into the Wind Feature on America's Cup provides insight into San Francisco: I would like to thank writer Joe Eskenazi — and the SF Weekly — for publishing such an in-depth and interestingly (even amusingly) written piece on the…
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SF Weekly Letters September 18-24, 2013

Editor's Note You know the story of Lincoln's ax? Over years of mythic, presidential use, first the head and then the handle were replaced, which begs the question: Is it the same ax anymore? The question can be extended to…
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SF Weekly Letters September 11-17, 2013

Taking on Water America's Cup is a drain on San Francisco: Gavin Newsom and everyone else who pushed this giant fiscal turd upon the city should be publicly shamed and forced to be held accountable ["America's Comp," Joe Eskenazi, Your…
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SF Weekly Letters September 4-11, 2013

Hot Air It doesn't matter where the reduction happens, just as long as it does: I'm no great fan of cap-and-trade (I prefer a straight-up approach of carbon taxation at the source), but I think the article fails to note…
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