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News, The Snitch Marijuana Dispensary's Spokesman: The "Master of Disaster"

Marijuana Dispensary's Spokesman: The "Master of Disaster"

"When something blows up," a longtime city politico once told us, "You better call Sam Singer."  Singer, a "crisis consultant " and the subject of an SF Weekly profile in August, is perhaps the first man to call when…
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Dining, SFoodie Notable Bay Area Residents Share Their Favorite Comfort Foods

Notable Bay Area Residents Share Their Favorite Comfort Foods

In honor of this week's Food Issue, in which nine local writers delve into their psyches to reveal their favorite comfort foods, we asked a few notable locals where they go when they're feeling down. "The big old reliable…
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News, Sucka Free City Damage Control 101: A Crisis Consultant Offers America's Dumbest Billionaire a Crash Course

Damage Control 101: A Crisis Consultant Offers America's Dumbest Billionaire a Crash Course

How could it have gone worse for Tom Perkins? The buffoonish San Francisco tech billionaire rendered himself the object of worldwide derision last month after likening the plight of America's very richest inhabitants to the treatment of Jews in Nazi…
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News, The Snitch BART Is Shelling Out $15K a Month on PR for Labor Dispute

BART Is Shelling Out $15K a Month on PR for Labor Dispute

A labor fight is somewhat like a divorce. Your dirty laundry and finances are aired in public over months -- or years -- of ugly strife and even uglier squabbling, after which you end up with less than you had…
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News, The Snitch Another Fire at Chevron Refinery Today

Another Fire at Chevron Refinery Today

This morning, a small secondary fire ignited near the controlled burn at the scene of Monday's Chevron Refinery, according to refinery officials.This fire sparked around 11:15 a.m. near the initial fire location; however, firefighters acted quickly and extinguished it…
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News, The Snitch Family Sues East Bay Cemetery Over Stolen Ashes

Family Sues East Bay Cemetery Over Stolen Ashes

The family of Thomas Gonzales II is suing StoneMor Cemetery for $3.2 million, claiming it was the organization's negligence that allowed thieves to run off with their son's ashes last year. Thieves broke into the family's mausoleum at the Oakmont…
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News, The Snitch Gold Dust Lounge Saga Continues, Landlord Sues Over Failed Eviction

Gold Dust Lounge Saga Continues, Landlord Sues Over Failed Eviction

After Saturday night's No Last Call party, there's not a chance the Gold Dust Lounge is leaving the premises, at least not voluntarily. Attorneys for Handlery Hotels, Inc., owners of the property where the Gold Dust Lounge is located, have…
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News, The Snitch Gold Dust Lounge Owners File Lawsuit, Claim Elder Abuse

Gold Dust Lounge Owners File Lawsuit, Claim Elder Abuse

The owners of the Gold Dust Lounge filed a lawsuit yesterday against their landlord, hoping this will put an end to the imminent eviction slated for March 10. However, the owners -- James and Tasios Bovis -- have come up…
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News, The Snitch Gold Dust Lounge to File Lawsuit Against Landlord

Gold Dust Lounge to File Lawsuit Against Landlord

After Saturday night's No Last Call party, there's not a chance the Gold Dust Lounge is leaving the premises, at least not voluntarily. Attorneys for Handlery Hotels, Inc., owners of the property where the Gold Dust Lounge is located, have…
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News, The Snitch Why Is Jack in the Box any Concern of the Entertainment Commission?

Why Is Jack in the Box any Concern of the Entertainment Commission?

As noted earlier on this page, local residents are aiming to scuttle the application of the Jack in the Box on Geary Boulevard to operate on a 24-hour basis. Most notably, it was the site of an after-hours spat that…
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News, The Snitch Sam Singer, Master of Disaster -- What's He Thankful For?

Sam Singer, Master of Disaster -- What's He Thankful For?

It ain't well and truly a disaster until someone hires Sam Singer. Had it been a possibility, the organizers behind The Children's Crusade, The Tacoma Narrows Bridge, or a certain less-than-structurally sound tower in Pisa would have all hired Singer,…
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News, The Snitch Bay to Breakers Treks on Two More Years: Zazzle Agrees to Sponsor Race

Bay to Breakers Treks on Two More Years: Zazzle Agrees to Sponsor Race

This year won't be the finish line for the Bay to Breakers footrace after all. The event organizers announced that Zazzle, a Redwood City-based company that serves as a platform for creating new products online, has signed a two-year contract,…
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News, The Snitch Bay to Breakers Registration 'Historic'

Bay to Breakers Registration 'Historic'

Nobody can say for certain whether San Francisco's annual Bay to Breakers race will carry on next year since the organizers have yet to find a title sponsor to take over. And that perhaps could explain the mad rush of…
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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 Bay to Breakers Still Lacks Key Sponsor -- Will It Find One?

Bay to Breakers Still Lacks Key Sponsor -- Will It Find One?

Just a few minutes ago, KGO made the major announcement that it's sponsoring this year's Bay to Breakers, the annual footrace/drunken, costumed pilgrimage to the sea. Does that mean the 100th B2B is under way? Not exactly. There's still no…
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News, The Snitch Bay to Breakers Announces Alcohol Ban

Bay to Breakers Announces Alcohol Ban

"There is nothing that says you have to be shitfaced drunk to have a good time," race spokesman tells SF Weekly. Bay to Breakers spokesman Sam Singer moments ago fired off a sobering press release: Next year's race, the 100th,…
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News, The Snitch Transit Train Wreck Turned Aside: Winners and Losers in Tentative BART Settlement

Transit Train Wreck Turned Aside: Winners and Losers in Tentative BART Settlement

If you rode BART to work this morning and came to the horrible realization that not only was your seat cold, but wet, too -- congratulations! You're still a winner. You can still go get a new pair of pants…
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News, The Snitch BART, Unions Have a Max of 34 More Hours to Settle Their Differences. Expect Them to Use Most of Them.

BART, Unions Have a Max of 34 More Hours to Settle Their Differences. Expect Them to Use Most of Them.

Cabdrivers picking up fares at 1 a.m. at the Pittsburg-Bay Point BART station don't greet them with a "Hello," "Where to?" or even "What's going on?" It's always "So, you fell asleep on the train, eh?" It's a uniquely unpleasant…
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