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Dining, SFoodie Monday Seven: The Canned Parrots of Telegraph Hill, 1300 Fillmore Throws a Party

Monday Seven: The Canned Parrots of Telegraph Hill, 1300 Fillmore Throws a Party

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Dining, SFoodie Move Over Drought, California Drinking Water May Be Less Drinkable

Move Over Drought, California Drinking Water May Be Less Drinkable

Water in California just gets weirder and weirder. Fresh off of San Diego experiencing an inch of rain in July for the first time in its history, It might be a case of “water, water everywhere in localized flash…
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Rant: Everyone Is Terrible on the Train

Ranters: Retiree clutching a theater program and wearing a denim dress; her gentleman companion; a guy sitting nearby reading Mother Jones. Location: BART train leaving Civic Center Station Time: Between 10 and 10:30 p.m. on a Thursday Topics Covered: What's…
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News, The Snitch Veterans Benefits Group, Inc. Sues <i>Mother Jones</i> Magazine for Defamation

Veterans Benefits Group, Inc. Sues Mother Jones Magazine for Defamation

The Veterans Benefits Group, Inc. and its president are suing Mother Jones magazine over an article in the July/August 2011 issue, accusing the San Francisco-based magazine of defamation. The group claims the article falsely accuses the organization of elder financial…
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Dining, SFoodie Spam, Indian Cheetos, and Comfort Food

Spam, Indian Cheetos, and Comfort Food

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. The Evil Side of Spam. Locavore distaste aside, Spam's popularity doesn't seem to have waned over the years. Perhaps California's huge Hawaiian…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Dear Anna Is Talking About New Media in Every Form of Old Media

Dear Anna Is Talking About New Media in Every Form of Old Media

Each week on this blog, Anna Pulley writes Dear Anna, a digital-age etiquette column that burns through the internet like the internet's an envelope and the column's a hot coal of awesome. Pulley also blogs and Tweets for the good-hearted…
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Dining, SFoodie Rising Stars, Sugar Myths, and Snack Granola

Rising Stars, Sugar Myths, and Snack Granola

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media. 1. Young Turks. Yesterday, the Chron named this year's crop of "rising star chefs". Having been impressed by most of them ―…
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Dining, SFoodie Taking on <em>Mother Jones</em>, Veganizing Sandwiches, and More Mainstreaming!

Taking on Mother Jones, Veganizing Sandwiches, and More Mainstreaming!

SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. • The SF Vegan Bakesale is BACK! After being rained out in December, the vegan deliciousness is back for another go! So far, sunny skies are predicted…
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News, The Snitch Four Bay Area Publications Win National Magazine Awards

Four Bay Area Publications Win National Magazine Awards

Every year since 1966, the American Society of Magazine Editors and Columbia University's school of journalism have issued National Magazine Awards, more commonly known as Ellie's (the trophies look at lot like elephants). The Bay Area cleaned up this year,…
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News, The Snitch I Wish I Knew How to Quit You: S.F. Chamber of Commerce Won't Leave Global Warming-Denialist U.S. Chamber

I Wish I Knew How to Quit You: S.F. Chamber of Commerce Won't Leave Global Warming-Denialist U.S. Chamber

People in fields such as petroleum, investment banking, or running chambers of commerce, know what it means to be blessed. They are embedded within industries that love to put on conventions and trade shows. Workers travel to distant cities, check…
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News, The Snitch KRON-TV News Coverage For Sale. Again.

KRON-TV News Coverage For Sale. Again.

Mother Jones' Michael Mechanic took a swing at KRON-TV (Channel 4) this week over the San Francisco television news station's dubious penchant for airing paid-programming segments that look suspiciously similar to real news coverage. Mechanic recounts the story of a…
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News, The Snitch Former Live 105 DJ Blogs for Mother Jones: BetterKnowanSFBlog - The Riff Blog

Former Live 105 DJ Blogs for Mother Jones: BetterKnowanSFBlog - The Riff Blog

Mother Jones, American labor activist and namesake of Mother Jones Magazine. By Tyler Callister There's nothing like an old woman to inspire a young journalist in his crusade for blogospheric glory. My inspiration is my grandma. For others, it's…
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