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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • After months of rumors — and some last-minute fears it might not materialize — Paul McCartney announced an Aug. 14 concert at Candlestick Park, bidding farewell to the retiring stadium. His show will echo another milestone performance played…
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News, Sucka Free City The Roar of the Void: Fans Revel in a Tour of an Empty Stadium

The Roar of the Void: Fans Revel in a Tour of an Empty Stadium

Anyone who's ever shown up for a home game when the team is on the road has been forced to search for silver linings. It's not easy. Parking is a breeze, though. Huh — there's one! Legions of San Franciscans,…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Jay Z and Justin Timberlake delivered a show at Candlestick Park that pretty much lived up to their "Legends of Summer" billing. Justin is a spirited performer, but sometimes seemed like he was playing to the judges on…
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News, The Snitch 49ers Not Bringing Gold Back to San Francisco

49ers Not Bringing Gold Back to San Francisco

The 49ers' pending move to Santa Clara feels a bit like losing one's spouse to a rich, superficial cad. But the analogy breaks down quickly. Ideally, loving and intimate relationships between two people do not require a cost-benefit analysis as…
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News, The Snitch SF Weekly Learns Torrey Kretschman of Roseville, CA. Is Man Who Fell to Death at Monster Park

SF Weekly Learns Torrey Kretschman of Roseville, CA. Is Man Who Fell to Death at Monster Park

The SF Weekly today learned the identity of the man who fell to his death at yesterday’s 49ers-Minnesota Vikings game at Monster Park. The victim was Torrey Kretschman from Roseville, CA. north of Sacramento, according to the San Francisco…
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News, Sucka Free City

Monster Mashed

If you haven't heard of the Monster Cable Products labor controversy, it's a lesson in the unexpected ironies of our globalized economy. Judging from the Monster affair, cheap immigrant labor just isn't cheap enough anymore. Last October the company laid…
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News, The Apologist

Monster Mash

Last week, the city and the San Francisco 49ers announced that Candlestick Park would be renamed Monster Park, following an agreement on a four-year, $6 million naming-rights deal with Monster Cable Products Inc., a Brisbane firm with 750 employees best…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Thing About the New Ballpark

The charismatic Mays played in 2,992 major-league games, resulting in 3,283 hits, 140 triples, 523 doubles, 1,903 runs batted in, 7,095 putouts (unsurpassed for an outfielder), 338 stolen bases, and 660 home runs. Facing up to the toughest challenge in…
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Chatterbox

The story of how 3Com Park got its name has been told, but few know -- and fewer care -- how 3Com got its name. Writing in Infoworld, 3Com founder Bob Metcalfe explains that the moniker was the networking company's…
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Chatterbox

Evidence that the hard-core San Francisco Giant fans are still boycotting the team arrived over the weekend as the Giants hosted the despised Los Angeles Dodgers. In days of yore, anyone wearing Dodger blue in Candlestick Park or attempting to…
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