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News, The Snitch Vidal Sassoon: Hairdresser and Philosopher

Vidal Sassoon: Hairdresser and Philosopher

Hair snobs everywhere are mourning the death today of Vidal Sassoon, the British guru who was best known for his wash 'n wear hairstyles. We were delighted that a quick search in the SF Weekly archives revealed a random Q&A…
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News, The Snitch Marcus Santiago, Park Patrol Chief, Allegedly on Thin Ice

Marcus Santiago, Park Patrol Chief, Allegedly on Thin Ice

Multiple sources within the city have told SF Weekly that the Recreation and Parks Department in recent weeks has been taking steps to replace embattled Park Patrol Chief Marcus Santiago with a yet-unnamed retired police captain. Santiago was the subject…
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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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Downloading Extortion Patience is no longer a virtue for the masses: "As long as it remains difficult for people to access the most popular types of content from their home computers, illegal downloading will continue unabated." This quote says a…
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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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Veteran Con Man Back to Swindling Elderly Veterans

Fleshy, dark-haired, stuttering Paul Noe II sits at a document-laden table with an elderly veteran. Noe asks the man about his military years, about what life has been like since, and offers a patient, sympathetic ear. Noe is doing what…
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Clothes for Cash Tangled web of donation: To quote Sir Walter Scott, "Oh, what a tangled web we weave/When first we practice to deceive!" After reading this article, I will never use Campus California's boxes again ["Your Rags to Their…
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Contra Katy Smuggler's Cove archetypal: That is a funny and well-written article, but it totally misses the point of Smuggler's Cove . Smuggler's Cove is an amazing place…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist A Guide to Messenger Bags in San Francisco

A Guide to Messenger Bags in San Francisco

SF Weekly's Matt Smith observes that "bags the size of throw pillows have been slung over Americans' shoulders since Pony Express days. But they became a fashion statement during the early 1980s, when enterprising bike enthusiast Erik Zo created a…
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Fuzzy Reception for New Tech Let readers see the proposed AT&T utility boxes: If Matt Smith truly intended to write an objective article that would illuminate the issues, rather than showing some biased photograph of ludicrous Luddites marching, he would…
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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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Casting a Net into Local Waters Fishing in Northern California during simpler times: The night smelt Peter Jamison referred to are called whitebait and were caught and sold all over the Bay Area in the '60s and '70s, when…
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Double Trouble S.F. needs to pay closer attention to its finances: I read with disgust Joe Eskenazi's article on "double dipping" by the police of San Francisco . What the hell were the Board of Supervisors thinking?…
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Nature vs. Nurture It's about declining wildlife populations, not just cats: Thank you for an excellent and timely article . The only troubling thing is that the issue is being framed as a…
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When You Have a Pet PSA

While putting together our story on feral cats, we thought it'd be a good idea remind San Franciscans to have your pet spayed or neutered. And what better way than a song? Original song and animation by Pseudo Suede Studios.…
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Good Samaritans or Car Thieves? Those who are there to help don't flee when the police arrive: I'm fairly skeptical of the "Good Samaritan" who decided to move a car in front of a bar [on an episode of Bait…
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Bayview Opera House's Newly Restored, 122-Year-Old Wood Floor

This week's Matt Smith column describes how Barbara Ockel, acting director of the 122-year-old Bayview Opera House, discoverd a vast, antique Douglas Fir floor that records said no longer existed. The floor has been recently restored, turning a once-drab interior…
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Further Down That Road Okay, maybe not your employer: I enjoyed "Path to Civility" , about bicycles in San Francisco. I rode a bicycle in the city in the early 1970s, when it was uncommon to do…
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Republicans Not Worlds Apart Don't blame conservatives: I enjoyed the touching and informative article "Worlds Apart" . It opened my eyes to an issue I had not been aware of. I would like to offer one criticism…
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News, The Snitch Seasonal Leap Sees City Construction Up 74 percent from February

Seasonal Leap Sees City Construction Up 74 percent from February

The Bay Area economy may not have rebounded yet, but new San Francisco construction leaped by 74 percent in April, with builders taking out permits for construction projects valued at $112 million, according to the new Government Barometer produced by…
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