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News, The Snitch America's Cup: "Decrepit" Piers Could Be Resurrected After All

America's Cup: "Decrepit" Piers Could Be Resurrected After All

The classic film On the Waterfront involved plenty of fighting -- with both longshoreman's hooks and bare fists. The battles on San Francisco's own waterfront are far rougher. But, upon reflection, they resemble high-stakes -- and very grown-up -- versions…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky

Call us old-world traditionalists, but we believe New Year's Eve should be about romance. There are packs of people in this big small town who think it's All That to visit the desert around Labor Day, drop acid, and fall…
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News, The Snitch Jelly's Club Sues San Francisco Claiming City Shuttered Nightclub To Protect America's Cup Bid

Jelly's Club Sues San Francisco Claiming City Shuttered Nightclub To Protect America's Cup Bid

Jelly's Dance Cafe, a nightclub that has faced eviction since a fatal July shooting, is suing San Francisco, claiming the city retaliated against its tenant after complaints about leaky bayside sewage pipes, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Government Runs Its Own Giants Ticket-Scalping Operation

S.F. Government Runs Its Own Giants Ticket-Scalping Operation

Did you know the City and County of San Francisco of San Francisco runs a ticket-scalping operation, much of which is routed through the online reseller StubHub?The enterprise is run out of the Port of San Francisco, which is landlord…
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Music, All Shook Down Patrons of Jelly's Dance Cafe To Protest Eviction

Patrons of Jelly's Dance Cafe To Protest Eviction

Jelly's Dance Café located on Pier 50 has been host to weekly salsa dances, Sunday brunch, and private parties for 16 years. This afternoon, its loyal patrons will gather in front of the Port of San Francisco's headquarters with…
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News, The Snitch Port of San Francisco's Sweet Exercise Bike

Port of San Francisco's Sweet Exercise Bike

Wandering down Terry Francois Boulevard and hanging a left at the distillery, one ambles into an open, airy warehouse. Walking through the warehouse, one comes face to face with ... another warehouse! Finally, you hit the water. And there you…
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News, The Snitch Port of San Francisco Destroys Mission Bay Homeless Encampment

Port of San Francisco Destroys Mission Bay Homeless Encampment

When SF Weekly reporters saw the Port of San Francisco cracking down on our bay side neighbors, we had to snap some shots of the demolition. This lean-to was so elaborate that tearing it down required more than five workers,…
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News, The Snitch State Director Says S.F. Doesn't Participate in Abandoned Boat Program -- Which Is News to S.F. Official Who Has Already Recieved and Spent the Money

State Director Says S.F. Doesn't Participate in Abandoned Boat Program -- Which Is News to S.F. Official Who Has Already Recieved and Spent the Money

Earlier today, we ran a story about how, while it's no Truk Lagoon boats sink in San Francisco Bay more often than you might guess. Yet getting even an incomplete count of how often vessels slip beneath the waves here…
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News, The Snitch Decrepit Tugboat's Demise Caught Headlines -- But Boats Sink in San Francisco Bay More Often Than You'd Think

Decrepit Tugboat's Demise Caught Headlines -- But Boats Sink in San Francisco Bay More Often Than You'd Think

It isn't often that you misplace a 100-foot-long boat, but that's just what happened late Monday with the ex-U.S.S. Wenonah. The 69-year-old boat slipped beneath the waves while berthed on eastern Treasure Island; when the sun went down it was…
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Dining, Eat Fish Story

Fish Story

The importance of pleasing or dramatic views with your dinner is debatable. One school of thought is that all the attention should be put on the plate. But there's no denying that a lovely setting, whether urban or natural, can…
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News, The Snitch Buskers Butt Heads with Port of S.F.

Buskers Butt Heads with Port of S.F.

Performance anxiety over proposed regulations for Pier 39-area showmen By Joe Eskenazi When Eric Cash says something feels just like walking on broken glass, he knows of what he speaks. The 30-year-old comedian regularly shambles on the shards in…
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News, Sucka Free City Life on the Water

Life on the Water

From the balcony of his redwood-shingled houseboat, Bob Isaacson points out a cormorant perched on a piling on the other side of Mission Creek, its black wings spread to dry in the sun. Above the bird's head, a crane —…
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Waterfront Developers' Ship Comes In

Life just got easier for people who want to open businesses along what is probably the most desirable strip of undeveloped real estate in San Francisco -- the city's 7.5-mile waterfront. Earlier this month, the Planning Commission approved significant changes…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Clowns of the Inner Sunset Whether you're young or old, nothing is quite as simultaneously hideous and depressing as a circus clown. The silly hair and exaggerated clothing, the bizarre face paint, and, of course, that dumb-ass red nose --…
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