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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Five: Instacart Price Hike, Pier 29 Rumblings, Axiom Hotel to Open Turn Cafe

Wednesday Five: Instacart Price Hike, Pier 29 Rumblings, Axiom Hotel to Open Turn Cafe

Turn! Turn! Turn!: Axiom Hotel Gets a New Cafe Just outside the Powell Street cable car turnaround, the Axiom Hotel will get a new eatery in January called Turn Cafe. It…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bay Tribute

Bay Tribute

San Francisco might not be the type of city where you can lounge by the pool during the warm months, but it also isn't the type of city to ignore its gorgeous views of the water. We've all walked…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sealebration

Sealebration

What's that you say? You've never heard the harrowing history of the majestic sea lions of San Francisco's historic tourist attraction, Pier 39? After a brief hiatus in 2009 that had everyone freaking out, the sea lions are back…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Musée Mécanique Revives Past with Family Fun

Tourism for Locals: Musée Mécanique Revives Past with Family Fun

Fisherman's Wharf is already a circus show that most of us want to avoid, but there's one attraction along the Embaracadero that makes pushing through the crowds of tourists worth it. With the drop of a coin, the Musée…
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News, Feature BALLOT MEASURES: Our Propositions for a World Gone Mad

BALLOT MEASURES: Our Propositions for a World Gone Mad

PROPOSITION W Officially Designating San Francisco the Willie Brown Enterprise Zone Shall the City admit what everyone knows? Digest by Willie Brown's Ballot Simplification Committee: The Way it is Now: San Francisco is a semiautonomous fiefdom in Northern California,…
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News, Sucka Free City

Rolling Blunder: Misdirected Rage Over Tech Buses Boils Over

This month, the Internet got bent out of shape shortly after one of the city's ubiquitous private buses rear-ended a historic trolley. At last, crowed online observers, a tangible allegory for the state of a city in flux: Moneyed, entitled…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment Best Way to Pass the Time When Dragged to Fisherman's Wharf by Out-of-Towners

Best Way to Pass the Time When Dragged to Fisherman's Wharf by Out-of-Towners

The Bush Man might get all the press, but of all the groups performing at the Wharf, none can match the wit, athleticism, and sheer hilarity of the Sardine Family Circus. Born to a circus family in the U.K., Alex,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Photo of the Day: Wistful at the Wharf

Photo of the Day: Wistful at the Wharf

As per usual, our beloved Fisherman's Wharf sea lions have taken off to find food in more plentiful waters and we (as well as many heartbroken tourists) miss them! When ya coming back to us, lil' guys?…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Photo of the Day: Fireworks on the Bay

Photo of the Day: Fireworks on the Bay

Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Starting off with an amazingly beautiful summer day, scores of people gathered all along the waterfront to watch the annual fireworks display after sundown. For more firework photos, check out our slideshow!…
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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 Sea Lions Found in S.F. with Wire Wrapped Around Their Necks

Sea Lions Found in S.F. with Wire Wrapped Around Their Necks

Marine rescuers are attempting to save the lives of two young sea lions who were found on San Francisco's Pier 39 with wire wrapped around their necks -- which could easily kill them. The wired mammals first came to the…
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Dining, SFoodie Police Officers Take Orders at Tip-a-Cop

Police Officers Take Orders at Tip-a-Cop

Special Olympics "Tip-A-Cop" Fundraiser Where: Hard Rock Cafe, Pier 39 When: Monday, June 13, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Cost: We suggest at least a 20 percent tip on the bill -- it is for charity. The Rundown: Usually when a police…
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News, The Snitch Nintendo Gives San Francisco Gamers 'Sneak Peek' to 3DS System

Nintendo Gives San Francisco Gamers 'Sneak Peek' to 3DS System

Nintendo geeks will will be swarming at Pier 39 starting today where they can get a demo of the new Nintendo portable game system. Nintendo 3DS demo pod participants will also get to create and share their own customized Mii,…
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Dining, SFoodie Crabby Mood, a Pick-Me-Up from Crab House at Pier 39

Crabby Mood, a Pick-Me-Up from Crab House at Pier 39

The cocktails at Pier 39's Crab House are hardly wonders of creative mixology, but they do come with fantastic views that shouldn't be the exclusive domain of tourists -- venture there on weekdays, when there are fewer out-of-towners in short…
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Calendar, Night&Day How the Soup Was Made

How the Soup Was Made

You might consider a tour of Pier 39 to be the equivalent of slipping into a tub of fast-setting chowder with seafood flavoring, but the Fisherman’s Wharf Walk is part of Laborfest, and these people do not just reheat a…
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News, Sucka Free City Returning sea lions could be in for a shock

Returning sea lions could be in for a shock

The California sea lions may have mysteriously disappeared from Pier 39 last year, but tourists shouldn't worry — they'll return. If the sea lion numbers last July are any indicator, both Pier 39 and the Hyde Street Harbor — which…
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News, The Snitch Sea Lion Horde at Pier 39 Steadily Growing

Sea Lion Horde at Pier 39 Steadily Growing

Last year, the sea lions were poised to take over the city. Instead, they took a vacation in Oregon. Now, the smelly, adorable creatures are steadily trickling back to San Francisco. This morning, this maintenance guy over at Pier 39…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Places We Wish Bands Could Play in SF

Five Places We Wish Bands Could Play in SF

We're blessed with great live music venues here in San Francisco, but sometimes, bars, ballrooms, clubs, and arenas get kinda monotonous. Here are five more exotic locations that would make awesome spaces to see a band, along with a few…
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Calendar, Night&Day Shark Week

Shark Week

In 1997, a killer whale breached the surface of the water off San Francisco, shocking a boatload of whale watchers (one with a video camera). It had a huge great white shark clamped in its mouth, upending conventional wisdom about…
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News, The Snitch Have the Sea Lions of Pier 39 Left Earth for Space?

Have the Sea Lions of Pier 39 Left Earth for Space?

Few local news stories in recent memory have attracted as much international attention as the abrupt vanishing act pulled by the popular sea lions of Pier 39, who this fall deserted the docks where for decades they were wont to…
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