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Culture, The Whore Next Door Do Your Part for Public Sex: Have Some

Do Your Part for Public Sex: Have Some

Citizens beware! The War on Sex is on your doorstep. You may live in the most sexually liberated city in the U.S., but that does not mean your sexual freedoms aren't at risk. In November 2012, San Francisco's Board of…
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News, The Snitch

Parents Can't Keep Kids from Eating Junk Food, Study Finds

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cSan Francisco's Happy Meal Banwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook San Francisco made itself the object of national attention last year with city…
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News, Feature Double Drain: Program Pays Cops Pensions While Still on the Force

Double Drain: Program Pays Cops Pensions While Still on the Force

Illustration by David Plunkert Many an offbeat film is highlighted by the crafting of a cockamamie plan blessed with the endorsement, "It's so crazy, it just might work!" Leave it to San Francisco to make this notion the basis…
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News, The Snitch S.F. School Board Raises Move Ahead; Budget Cuts Loom

S.F. School Board Raises Move Ahead; Budget Cuts Loom

Nevermind the steep budget cuts facing our schools or that 500 teachers received pink slips -- San Francisco education officials want a hefty raise and it looks as though they might get one. After much debate over the last several…
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News, Sucka Free City

List: S.F. local hiring policy's impact

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors just passed the nation's most ambitious local hiring law, requiring that 50 percent of the workers on most city-financed construction projects live in San Francisco. How will this affect the city? • San Franciscans can…
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Dining, SFoodie Happy Meal Ban: Big Government vs. Individual Liberty? Really?

Happy Meal Ban: Big Government vs. Individual Liberty? Really?

Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Tuesday's vote by the Board of Supervisors to kill the Happy Meal in San Francisco deader than the Yugo triggered a crush of reader comments on SFoodie's link post. News about the nanny state…
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News, The Snitch Bay Area New York Times Affiliate to Host Young Democrats' Campaign Volunteer Drive?

Bay Area New York Times Affiliate to Host Young Democrats' Campaign Volunteer Drive?

Sometimes pints and politics don't mix​It's not unusual for news organizations to be accused of bias or political agendas in their coverage. But seldom do professional journalists find themselves in the position of actively helping specific political campaigns recruit volunteers…
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News, Sucka Free City

No legal authority? No problem!

You may think resolutions are meaningless and simply preach to the choir. This letter proves differently.  FROM: Chris Daly TO: David Chiu RE: Nonbinding resolutions to propose at future Board of Supervisors meetings Mr. President: Fuck you! I saw your…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pull My (Trigger) Finger

Pull My (Trigger) Finger

The election is coming fast: This month could be your last chance to see the delicate collage work of the next vice president of the United States before he takes office. Presumably he'll be busy for the next eight years…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Politicos Continue War Dance

San Francisco Politicos Continue War Dance

By John Geluardi The ongoing political battle between Mayor Gavin Newsom and Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin claimed another casualty Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors voted to oust Public Utilities Commissioner Ryan Brooks, who was close to…
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News, The Snitch Loonies Wander SF Streets as City Workers Discover Brunch, Nooners on Columbus Day

Loonies Wander SF Streets as City Workers Discover Brunch, Nooners on Columbus Day

Every Monday, the SF Weekly News blog 'The Snitch' reports on what the SF City Government will be up to this week in a post we call: SFGovernmentInAction. This week, Columbus Day shuts down everything, while the crazies have no…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Glimpse of San Francisco's Past, Present, and Future

Market Street Railway Mural 300 Church (at 15th Street), www.monacaron.com Part work of art, part history lesson, and part wishful thinking, Mona Caron's Church Street mural is one of the most treasured pieces of public art in the city. The…
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News, Matt Smith Political Relativity

Political Relativity

Just as X-rays can't pass through lead, time cannot penetrate a stasis field. And so it was on Tuesday, July 9, that City Hall departed from the spacio-temporal continuum. For hours, the giant dome of City Hall seemed to echo…
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News, Matt Smith Urine a Bad Spot Because  of Them

Urine a Bad Spot Because of Them

Last Tuesday was a beautiful evening to be running through Buena Vista Park and its verdant web of trails on the north slope of Twin Peaks. It was foggy, but only enough to infuse the air with a leafy, oceanic…
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News, Bay View Land Ho

Land Ho

In their latest agreement with the Navy for cleaning up and transferring land at the former Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco officials have given up what they previously considered important leverage in order to get the Navy to do something…
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News, Mecklin Heavy Issues

Heavy Issues

I was walking the other afternoon on the beach below the bluffs of Fort Funston, the long-decommissioned military facility that's gained a national measure of fame as a battleground in the great political dog wars of San Francisco. (To leash…
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News, Matt Smith Axing Permission

Axing Permission

To understand the awful housing mess San Francisco has gotten itself into, it's useful to get to know Nick Pasquariello, a freelance technical writer who's lived in the Mission District for 20 years. Though Pasquariello does not come across as…
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News, Feature Delusions of Power

Delusions of Power

Eighteen months ago, San Francisco's voters passed a measure to strengthen the city's Sunshine Ordinance, which requires that most city government meetings and records be open to the public. The proposition to amend the sunshine law had been endorsed by…
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News, Bay View Unexcused Absence

Unexcused Absence

Once again, the very problem that teachers and parents struggle daily to help their children overcome has afflicted the elected officials who govern San Francisco: not playing well with others. This particular episode began sometime last year, when San Francisco…
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News, Bay View Benign Neglect

Benign Neglect

Every week, escrow agents, lawyers, brokers, and just plain citizens file thousands of documents with the San Francisco Recorder's Office, mostly legal forms, like deeds of trust, that are required for basic real estate transactions. And for almost two years,…
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