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News, The Snitch Bay to Breakers Could Be Last; Registration 'Unprecedented'

Bay to Breakers Could Be Last; Registration 'Unprecedented'

With still no potential sponsor stepping up to carry on the annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco and a sobering ban on alcohol, some are worried the May 15 centennial footrace will be the last. Which is exactly…
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News, The Snitch Examiner, MediaNews to Partner on Bay Area Ad Sales Deal

Examiner, MediaNews to Partner on Bay Area Ad Sales Deal

Media mogul Dean Singleton is again seeking inroads to San Francisco's daily newspaper market, according to a report today in the Denver Business Journal.Apparently Singleton's MediaNews Group -- owner of legion Bay Area newspapers, including the Oakland Tribune, Marin Independent…
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News, The Snitch So, How Many People SHOULD Show Up To Watch Cycling on a Workday in Driving Rain? Depends on What Paper You Write For

So, How Many People SHOULD Show Up To Watch Cycling on a Workday in Driving Rain? Depends on What Paper You Write For

San Francisco print media coverage of the Tour of California cyclists moistly whizzing through our city streets provided a glimpse into the mindsets of our local newspapers. When it comes to drenched fans lining the course, was the glass half…
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News, The Snitch Despite Sister Paper's Demise, S.F. Examiner Staffers Not Sweating Bullets

Despite Sister Paper's Demise, S.F. Examiner Staffers Not Sweating Bullets

Plenty of siblings have burst into tears whenever their brothers or sisters got a smack from mom -- they knew they were next. But when staffers at the San Francisco Examiner were informed last week that their parent company, Clarity…
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News, Sucka Free City

Outside Lands Ouster?

You'd think the music promoters at Berkeley-based Another Planet Entertainment would have earned some time resting on their laurels after pioneering a wildly successful festival in Golden Gate Park. But the Outside Lands event, which reaped $800,000 for the city…
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News, The Snitch IRS Goes After Examiner Owner

IRS Goes After Examiner Owner

The Wall Street Journal reports that the IRS is taking Philip Anschutz, owner of the San Francisco, Baltimore and Washington Examiners, and the San Francisco City Star, to court in an attempt to make him pay back taxes totaling $143.6…
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Shake-down Tour

Mauro Gianetti, the elegantly thin, fashionably bald Swiss former pro racer who runs the Spanish Saunier Duval-Prodir cycling team, engages me by cellphone in a game of fantasy racing. "The Tour of California is a big race, a hard race,…
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News, Sucka Free City

Freebie Fight

Last month, as part of his relentless crusade to build The Blandest Media Empire on Earth™, Examiner owner Phil Anschutz unveiled another free newspaper in San Francisco. The City Star, published every weekday, features front-page ads, cuddly profiles of local…
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Examiner De-Fanged

Before we get to our thoughts on gay marriage – and, really, shouldn't every marriage be gay? – we bring you a report from a ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton last Thursday: "We're here to announce a seismic shift in Bay…
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