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News, The Snitch Hippies to Descend on Golden Gate Park This Weekend for Human Be-In

Hippies to Descend on Golden Gate Park This Weekend for Human Be-In

Here's a weekend event for you really free spirits who can't seem to shake those post-Burning Man blues. A massive group of humans is planning to make its way to Golden Gate Park this weekend for the 2012 Human Be…
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News, The Snitch Coit Tower: Prop. B Passes. What Does it Mean?

Coit Tower: Prop. B Passes. What Does it Mean?

You can find the results of the election locals cared about so much that more than 75 percent of them didn't bother to vote here. Elections, however, aren't American Idol. They don't exist for entertainment purposes -- the saga of…
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News, The Snitch Coit Tower Prop. B Challenges Voters to Think for Themselves

Coit Tower Prop. B Challenges Voters to Think for Themselves

When pondering how to vote on the Coit Tower Proposition B on the June 5 ballot, voters may be reminded of the joke about the indecisive rabbi. Well, this voter is. In that joke, two men with a dispute come…
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Rec and Parks Infighting Kills Holiday Bash for Developmentally Disabled

Last year San Franciscans were outraged when Laguna Honda Hospital administrators took money from a gift fund meant to provide simple pleasures to patients and instead spent it on staff. But the public has missed a similar outrage at Golden…
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News, The Snitch Supervisor John Avalos Invites You to a Very Merry Unbirthday

Supervisor John Avalos Invites You to a Very Merry Unbirthday

Supervisor John Avalos has been taking heat over his controversial ballot measure that would ban the city's Rec and Park Department from leasing out park properties for private parties -- including birthday bashes of all sorts. But to show that…
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News, The Snitch Haight Recycling Center Staff Refuses to Leave, City Threatens Legal Action

Haight Recycling Center Staff Refuses to Leave, City Threatens Legal Action

Turns out, the thousands of HANC recycling center supporters might not have to shackle themselves to the building in protest of the pending closure Friday.Just two days before city officials were to shutdown the controversial Haight Recycling Center, a lawyer…
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News, The Snitch Haight Recycling Center Eviction 'Illegal' Lawyer Says

Haight Recycling Center Eviction 'Illegal' Lawyer Says

Turns out, the thousands of HANC recycling center supporters might not have to shackle themselves to the building in protest of the pending closure Friday.Just two days before city officials were to shutdown the controversial Haight Recycling Center, a lawyer…
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News, The Snitch New Study Claims Big Cost Savings by Eliminating Golf at Sharp Park

New Study Claims Big Cost Savings by Eliminating Golf at Sharp Park

A new study commissioned by environmental activists asserts that Sharp Park Golf Course should be restored to a wilderness area, a move the study claims would save millions of dollars for San Francisco taxpayers and aid the survival of endangered…
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Dining, SFoodie Meeting Gives Foes of Dolores Park Vendor Plan a Chance to Vent

Meeting Gives Foes of Dolores Park Vendor Plan a Chance to Vent

For opponents, last night's community meeting on Rec and Park's plans for food vendors in Dolores Park was an exercise in futility. Dolores Park Works organized the meeting earlier this month, after Commissioners delayed signing off on permits for Blue…
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Dining, SFoodie Opponents of Dolores Park Vendor Plan Blame Rec and Park's Outreach Fail

Opponents of Dolores Park Vendor Plan Blame Rec and Park's Outreach Fail

Here's the thing, says Crystal Vann Wallstrom, co-founder and director of advocacy for the volunteer nonprofit Dolores Park Works: Not everyone who has concerns about the city's Recreation and Park Department's plans to bring food vendors to the park is…
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News, The Snitch Nob Hill Grand Dame Marion Cope Files Claim Against City for Alleged Dog Attack

Nob Hill Grand Dame Marion Cope Files Claim Against City for Alleged Dog Attack

In what could be the overture to a lawsuit ensnaring high-level city officials, Nob Hill resident Marion Cope has filed a claim for hefty cash damages with the San Francisco City Attorney's office, alleging that government negligence contributed to a…
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News, Sucka Free City Friendly Skies: City contractor's cozy relationship with S.F. Rec and Park chief

Friendly Skies: City contractor's cozy relationship with S.F. Rec and Park chief

The relationship between the city's Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Parks Trust — a private, nonprofit fundraising engine that has procured tens of millions of dollars for the cash-strapped department over the past decade — seems to…
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News, The Snitch Rec and Park Workers Anticipating Pink Slip Announcement at Meeting Today

Rec and Park Workers Anticipating Pink Slip Announcement at Meeting Today

Last week we wrote about angst rippling through the city's Recreation and Park Department over imminent layoffs. This week, scores of recreation directors and assistant rec supervisors -- the two classes of employees even the union confirms are facing mass…
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