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Postal Delivers Giving thought to the disgruntled postal workers: I've never really thought much about how the word "going postal" came about . I didn't know it stemmed from disgruntled postal workers. There really is…
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Retro San Francisco Times change, love for S.F. remains: San Francisco is still as exciting and beautiful as it was when I moved here 40 years ago ["Sentimental Journey: Traveling in 1957's S.F. Bay Area," Joe Eskenazi, Sucka Free City,…
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We Should Be Free City cracks down on found food: I'm ambivalent about this until I think back to the fact that a lot of people, both at home and at restaurants, often handle food in an unsafe manner that…
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Hammering with Hate Just choose one way to approach court cases: So the district attorneys are using hate crimes charges as a hammer to obtain confessions, testimonies, and plea deals . Don't leftists rage against…
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News, The Snitch John Theriault, Apple Security Official, Quits Amid Lost iPhone Prototype Controversy

John Theriault, Apple Security Official, Quits Amid Lost iPhone Prototype Controversy

The head of Apple Security Operations has reportedly left the tech company following a scandal over a lost iPhone prototype in San Francisco earlier this summer.9to5mac broke the news that John Theriault, vice president of global security, was the latest…
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Going Buggy Article helps defuse food fear: Congratulations to Peter Jamison — he did the best job yet of capturing the issues of eating insects in an easily digestible and informative article about this future food ["Woman Bites Scorpion," Peter…
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Special Ingredient An herb that should be kept out of most kitchens: Wait a minute! Do not generalize "In a city famous for tolerating pot consumption" . Speaking as a long time San…
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Sins of the Father Well done: Thank you for this thorough and well-written story . I've posted a link on my Facebook page and personally sent a link via e-mail to Carl Olson of…
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News, The Snitch <i>SF Weekly</i> Staff Writer Peter Jamison Named a Livingston Awards Finalist

SF Weekly Staff Writer Peter Jamison Named a Livingston Awards Finalist

We want to announce that SF Weekly's Peter Jamison has been named one of the finalists for the prestigious Livingston Awards, which honor journalists under the age of 35.Jamison was named a finalist for his September 2010 news feature, "Head…
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News, Matt Smith News Media Continues Its Slow Decline

News Media Continues Its Slow Decline

In January 2009, after Bay Area journalism dean David Weir was laid off from the soon-to-be-defunct web startup Predictify, he gave SF Weekly writer Peter Jamison a big-picture assessment of a news business meltdown putting even elite scribes such as…
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Tell Me Lies Fake facts create a dire situation for victims: How does lying help women and children who are being victimized ? As much as we (society) want to help individuals whose lives are…
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Editor's Note Following last week's publication of the feature "Illegal Guardians" , we received a large number of comments and letters. We are dedicating a full page to readers' response to the story. Seeking Justice Thank you…
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Where There's Smoke... Fighting fires shouldn't result in money going up in flames: Firefighters have gone from last decade's heroes to this decade's thieves — and the spokesman, Mr. O'Connor, seems to pride himself on being a pathological liar…
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Dressing the Part Truly baring his sole: One should not confuse barefoot runners with those who demand the latest footwear fashion pretending to be barefoot . When these people injure themselves, due to…
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The Waiting Game Slow court process provides a window of opportunity for criminals: This is no surprise to anyone who has been a victim of violent crime . Victims are treated like evidence, given…
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An Explanation for Her Son An ex-wife and mother responds to "Head Case": I felt compelled to write this letter on behalf of my son as well as myself. The article that Peter Jamison so eloquently wrote …
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Prison Is Not the Answer The dysfunctional legal system leaves true victim without help: California's answer to the disabled and homeless is to incarcerate them . It's not bad enough that this man is struggling…
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Farming Grows New Meaning Zynga broadens the spectrum of gaming: Ouch, this is a nasty, elitist article . Your points about business practices may be true, but continued references to "inane" or "simplistic" entertainment betray your…
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All About Kamala It's in the numbers: One percent. That's how many San Francisco felony cases Peter Jamison examined in "A Lack of Conviction" . Just 1 percent. Based on this absurdly tiny sample, he drew sweeping, utterly misleading…
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Shooting Shot Causes Controversy Where's the evidence?: Peter Jamison writes, "The trickier question is whether Welsh made the right decision — choosing to use a photograph of the gunned-down Bennett to advance his career, but not to advance police…
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