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Dining Space vs. Food Blank space detracts from the food: "I've eaten at the corner of 18th and Guerrero at least a half-dozen times under a half-dozen restaurant names, and never warmed to the dining room, basically a cube of…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF to Reoccupy Justin Herman Plaza

Occupy SF to Reoccupy Justin Herman Plaza

Update (2:10 p.m.) Protesting makes you hungry, which is why Occupiers have taken their cause back to the Federal Reserve building where there's rumors of pizza on its way. After they regain their energy, the group is planning to reoccupy…
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Slide Into Mediocrity Progressive politicians use S.F. for personal gains: Love the analogy, "But their real problem was running only their favorite plays, in front of their own cheerleaders, not realizing they wouldn't win without moving the ball across the…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Oakland: Protesters Enter Frank Ogawa Plaza

Occupy Oakland: Protesters Enter Frank Ogawa Plaza

Update (9 p.m): It's a rather chill scene in downtown Oakland as Occupy Oakland protesters discuss plans for another major strike on Nov. 19. But instead of setting up their camp again, the group decided tomorrow it will march down…
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And the Champion Is... Inside the boxing world: A well-written story about an unusually focused and disciplined young man who has courage, principles and dignity . Cassandra Flipper Web Comment Hemp Equals Happy Images break…
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Nonprofits Give to For-Profits Looks more like panhandling than seeking donations: Grassroots Campaign Inc.'s street kids are obnoxious, snide and pushy . They start waving at people like they know them as they approach, then…
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Renegade Ranger Messy parks need federal cleaning: I sure hope the federal government can clean this up, yet another total mess of a situation in one of the worst-run cities in America . Somebody tell…
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Teacher Troubles Online Those who reach out get a hand-slap: I would hate to be a teacher in this country . The culture is so messed up here — a culture of suspicion, paranoia, alarmism, backstabbing,…
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Hip-Hop's Swag Focus on the sound, not the bling: Bay Area rappers need to stop with the swag swag . Give us complete albums. Something that I will…
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The City Garners Attention Housing Authority articles pulls in reader: I thoroughly enjoyed reading Lauren Smiley's article "This Is Your City" . I read the Atlantic Monthly and consider it to be the pinnacle of hard-fought, well-written reporting. Although…
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Housing Is Not a Home No tears on my pillow: Cry me a river. It's public housing . Public housing tenants need to get their act together…
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News, The Snitch BART Reopens After Woman Run Over by Train in Possible Suicide Attempt

BART Reopens After Woman Run Over by Train in Possible Suicide Attempt

UPDATE: Officials say a woman got onto the tracks early this morning and lay down between the rails before a train ran her over. The operator of the train, which was entering the station at 35 mph, saw the woman…
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A School's Passing Grade An apple for the fundraiser: I am proud to know many of the teachers at Edison . I have seen them go above and beyond the call of duty, year in…
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Let Katy Do It Bar column is brilliant: Katy St. Clair's column is the reason I pick up SF Weekly. I like to check out the movie reviews, too. People like St. Clair are also one of the reasons…
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Making Deals with Rats Feds need to use these types of tactics to keep us safe: was clearly investing her time in wanting to create some sort of government conspiracy to make it look like she'd written something interesting…
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Visas for Crime Victims When being mugged trumps education: Wow, just wow . I've been trying to get a visa to build a company in the U.S., and the issue is that despite…
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Free Falling The next best thing to jumping: As someone who would never jump out of a perfectly good airplane, much less something a lot closer to the ground, I think this article is a great read ["Free Base," Lauren…
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Accountability Needed Hello? Reader wants answers to how this happened here: San Francisco Police Department crime laboratory personnel destroy and/or steal evidence and mix up DNA samples, then city administrators deny and conceal the problem — pray tell, which is…
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The Birthday Suit as Daily Wear Requesting a table away from the window: These mostly straight guys think it's okay to be nude since it's in the Castro — they must think the gays won't mind, in fact, they'll like…
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Growing Pains Remembering the taunts of teenage life: Lauren Smiley's article on LGBTQ teens in San Francisco was an excellent piece . It's something everyone needs to be continually made aware of or reminded about, because it…
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