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News, The Snitch Jurisdictional Disputes a Whale of a Problem When Dealing with Whale Carcasses

Jurisdictional Disputes a Whale of a Problem When Dealing with Whale Carcasses

A dead whale has washed up on the shores of Pacifica, the second in just a few weeks, NBC Bay Area reports. The whale, which was found last evening and will undergo a necropsy tomorrow to determine the cause…
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News, Air Traffic Control: An Ousted Pacifica Executive Occupies Her Own Office

Air Traffic Control: An Ousted Pacifica Executive Occupies Her Own Office

A woman who answers the door at Pacifica Foundation Radio headquarters in Berkeley regards all outsiders with a wary, withering stare. "Who are you here to see?" she asks. "And do you have an appointment?" Visitors aren't to be trusted.…
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News, A Christmas in September Miracle: Burning Man and a Special RV Park

A Christmas in September Miracle: Burning Man and a Special RV Park

The Conde B. McCullough Bridge looms over Coos Bay like a Gothic cathedral. Its archways evoke stained-glass windows; its network of crossbeams hark to barrel vaults; its twin spires rise like steeples. The bridge is of another time, and serves…
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News, Sucka Free City Strange Appetites: Bay Area Animals Get Drunk, Vaguely Political

Strange Appetites: Bay Area Animals Get Drunk, Vaguely Political

In a week that saw long-delayed recognitions of mutual personhood, marked by nuptials and by people dressed in rainbow socks, assless underwear, and various types of wings, there was a strange subcurrent of tension, here in the Bay Area, between…
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Music, Bouncer Bouncer Hangs with Regulars and Hobos at Pittsburgh's Pub

Bouncer Hangs with Regulars and Hobos at Pittsburgh's Pub

Nobody is called a "hobo" anymore. If you carry all your possessions with you and roam from place to place, you are simply "homeless." I suppose that is better than being called a "bum," but there are some people who…
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News, The Snitch Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owners Facing Criminal Charges for Operating a "Flower Shop"

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owners Facing Criminal Charges for Operating a "Flower Shop"

The former owners of Wellness Solutions Group, a Pacifica medical cannabis dispensary ordered closed by city officials on Monday night, will face criminal charges for operating a business under false pretenses, police said Tuesday.The owners, Ruben Salvatierra of South City…
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News, Sucka Free City If the City Takes Your Dog, It Will Also Take Its Gonads

If the City Takes Your Dog, It Will Also Take Its Gonads

The mauling death this month of a Pacifica woman by her unfixed male pit bull has reignited the debate over the mandatory spaying and neutering of pit bulls. In 2005, after the mauling death of 12-year-old Nicholas Faibish, San Francisco…
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News, The Snitch Sonoma Councilwoman Wants to Ban Pit Bulls -- and Other Aggressive Dogs

Sonoma Councilwoman Wants to Ban Pit Bulls -- and Other Aggressive Dogs

Taking a page out of San Francisco's playbook of citywide bans, Sonoma's City Council is considering outlawing pit bulls after last week's fatal attack of a Pacifica pregnant woman.City Councilwoman Joanne Sanders says she'll ask the full council to ban…
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News, The Snitch Pit Bull That Killed Darla Napora Got Loose from Backyard While Officer Kept Watch

Pit Bull That Killed Darla Napora Got Loose from Backyard While Officer Kept Watch

Gunner got loose before he was shot to death. ​Police defend their response.Gunner, the pit bull who allegedly mauled a pregnant woman to death Thursday, escaped from the backyard while an officer was posted to keep an eye on it,…
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Dining, Eat Grocery Chain Fresh & Easy Opens First Location in S.F.

Grocery Chain Fresh & Easy Opens First Location in S.F.

On June 22, Fresh & Easy, a Britain-based grocery chain spreading across California with the speed of kudzu vines in Georgia, opened its first San Francisco store at 375 32nd Ave. (at Clement). Owned by Tesco, Fresh & Easy has…
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News, Matt Smith Subject Yourself to Rob Schneider -- for a Good Cause

Subject Yourself to Rob Schneider -- for a Good Cause

After more than a decade of torturing readers with depressing news and turgid prose, today I'm begging you to torture yourselves — for the children's sake. Please, do it for the kindergartners, who've been packed into a classroom with harried…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

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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News, The Snitch KPFA Axes Its Morning Show, Drama Ensues

KPFA Axes Its Morning Show, Drama Ensues

Any Berkeley journalist comes to dread two assignments: the school board and KPFA. It's difficult to cover any of the myriad twists and turns of KPFA and Pacifica Radio's salvos at one another without tumbling down the rabbit hole and…
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News, Feature Bleeding Green

Bleeding Green

On a recent Wednesday afternoon, San Francisco resident Marc Neilson walks after his tee shot between rows of dark cypress trees lining the 400-yard, dogleg-right fairway of the 11th hole at Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica. It's overcast, and…
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News, Sucka Free City S.F. is special, even when it comes to raw sewage

S.F. is special, even when it comes to raw sewage

Remember that epic rainstorm in mid-October? In addition to filling the Bay Area's parched reservoirs, the storm had a fun side effect: It sent thousands of gallons of raw sewage (mostly stormwater runoff tainted with poop and piss) spewing into…
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News, The Snitch State Authority Says Pacifica Owes $2.3 Million For Pooping Up Beaches

State Authority Says Pacifica Owes $2.3 Million For Pooping Up Beaches

The city of Pacifica may be up shit creek if it doesn't stop shitting up its creeks. The city faces $2.3 million fines for what the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board is calling "illegal discharges" during storms…
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News, The Snitch San Mateo County Golfers Battle Enviro Hordes -- SF Taxpayer In Crossfire

San Mateo County Golfers Battle Enviro Hordes -- SF Taxpayer In Crossfire

For the past few years San Francisco and its environs have been the site of an invisible range war between a club-wielding tribe of duffers, and an onslaught of environmentalists, children's rights advocates, and other kibitzers who believe the billions…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Fishing

Pacifica Pier Beach & Santa Rosa, Pacifica When you want to while away a Sunday afternoon with a line in the brine, Pacifica is the place to do it. A short drive south of San Francisco on Highway 1, the…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Bowling Alley

Let's face it: We're officially in the age of Astro Bowling, when teeny-boppers flood bowling alleys on Friday and Saturday nights and toss gutter balls amid techno music and black-lit lanes. But even on weekends, the Sea Bowl Entertainment Center…
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News, Night Crawler Brain Birds

Brain Birds

Every morning, at about 6:15 a.m., the neighborhood pigeons gather in the skies outside my window, sweeping through the air in ever-narrowing orbits until the sheer density of their numbers seems to pull them to the ground. It can be…
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