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News, Health Scare: Nurses Claimed Staffing Shortage Well Prior to Hospital Calamities

Health Scare: Nurses Claimed Staffing Shortage Well Prior to Hospital Calamities

Every day at San Francisco General Hospital you will see something that cannot be unseen. The unthinkable is quotidian here; San Francisco General is Dante's Inferno meets Fellini Satyricon, only with bloody scrubs instead of robes. And yet, in the…
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News, Sucka Free City Curbside Manner: Police Are Stepping up Efforts to End the Ancient Conflict Between Man and Car

Curbside Manner: Police Are Stepping up Efforts to End the Ancient Conflict Between Man and Car

Earlier this month, a police source told SF Weekly, "You have no idea how much pressure is coming down to write traffic citations." Last week, we all found out. The San Francisco Examiner reported that cops dropped by San Francisco…
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News, The Snitch Lynne Spalding: Sheriff Tries to Explain How Deputies Overlooked Missing Patient

Lynne Spalding: Sheriff Tries to Explain How Deputies Overlooked Missing Patient

Confusion reigned Wednesday afternoon as Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi tried -- and failed -- to explain exactly what happened to Lynne Spalding Ford, the 57-year-old patient whose body was found in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell weeks after she disappeared…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Leave your He(art)s in San Francisco

Tourism for Locals: Leave your He(art)s in San Francisco

As tired as we San Franciscans may be of the turn of phrases and puns with Tony Bennett's anthem to our city, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" in advertisements (and this series), it can be universally agreed upon…
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News, Sucka Free City To the Rescue!: When Good Samaritanism Goes Awry

To the Rescue!: When Good Samaritanism Goes Awry

Splash! A man just jumped off the Lefty O'Doul Bridge. It was the kind of sunny April afternoon that brought nine-to-fivers along the waterfront beside AT&T Park for lunch, and they all saw it. Casey Shafer certainly saw it. "Holy…
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Dining, SFoodie San Francisco General Hospital Hosts Free Nutrition and Cooking Demos

San Francisco General Hospital Hosts Free Nutrition and Cooking Demos

The Community Wellness Center at San Francisco General Hospital just got a new kitchen that hosts free hour-long nutrition and cooking demos every Thursday at 2 p.m. (with a break on Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving). The sessions are taught by…
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Watch This SFGH "It Gets Better" Video

Yesterday, San Francisco General Hospital released its own "It Gets Better" video, assuring LGBT youth that their local hospital is there for them if they need any help at all -- and they won't face bullying or discrimination.  As part…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco General Hospital to Release "It Gets Better" Video for LGBT Youth

San Francisco General Hospital to Release "It Gets Better" Video for LGBT Youth

Who's better qualified to assure LGBT teens that there's nothing wrong with them than a staff of certified doctors and nurses? Following in the footsteps of the Giants and the San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco General Hospital is releasing…
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News, The Snitch This San Francisco Brawl Would Make a Good Country Western Song

This San Francisco Brawl Would Make a Good Country Western Song

Guitars, boots, booze, and a brawl -- that's really all you need to write the perfect country western song.Police arrested two homeless people early yesterday morning after they allegedly used their guitar and steel-toe boots to assault another man in…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Authorities Need Help Identifying Man Who Fell From Freeway Overpass (UPDATED)

S.F. Authorities Need Help Identifying Man Who Fell From Freeway Overpass (UPDATED)

(UPDATE 1:14 p.m.): Good news: The victim has been identified. His family is with him now as he remains in critical condition. However, hospital authorities would not release his identity to the media. (Original story 7:23 a.m.): San Francisco General…
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News, The Snitch Jane Doe Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver Identified

Jane Doe Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver Identified

Not often do we have the opportunity to report good news surrounding a tragedy. But today, authorities informed us that the Jane Doe who has been lying in a hospital bed for over a week with critical injuries has finally…
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News, The Snitch Bomb Squad Called to North Beach Home Last Night

Bomb Squad Called to North Beach Home Last Night

Police investigators are still trying to figure out whether the suspicious devices found inside a woman's North Beach home yesterday are dangerous. The bizarre incident started at 4 p.m. when an employee at 101 Market Street noticed that one of…
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News, The Snitch Kenneth Chappell, Curtis Cail Accused of Murdering James Earl Lee

Kenneth Chappell, Curtis Cail Accused of Murdering James Earl Lee

Police arrested two men in connection with the May 11 homicide of 54-year-old Jame Earl Lee, who was shot in the Western Addition. According to police, Lee was outside the 1100 block of Turk Street at 9 p.m. when he…
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News, The Snitch Angry Cab Driver Beats Passenger With Tire Iron in Marina

Angry Cab Driver Beats Passenger With Tire Iron in Marina

Yesterday we told you that being a local cab driver is about as dangerous as being an unarmed cop. But being a passenger in a cab can also be risky, especially if your cabbie is armed.Just after midnight on Wednesday,…
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News, The Snitch Man Critically Beaten as He Showers at Home

Man Critically Beaten as He Showers at Home

This is not exactly what you'd call an arousing shower scene. A 32-year-old man was brutally beaten as he bathed yesterday morning at his home in the Bayview. Police say 22-year-old De Angelo Winston broke into the victim's home on…
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News, The Snitch Man Stabbed During Bar Fight in Excelsior

Man Stabbed During Bar Fight in Excelsior

A 24-year-old man is clinging to life today after he was brutally stabbed in a bar fight early this morning. Police say the fight started at about 1:40 a.m. inside a bar on the 4700 block of Mission Street. Three…
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News, The Snitch Howard Frazier Accused of Stabbing Luther Robinson to Death

Howard Frazier Accused of Stabbing Luther Robinson to Death

Police say they have arrested 45-year-old Howard Frazier on suspicion of killing Luther Robinson last week during an argument in the city's Bayview District. Police were called to the intersection of Third Street and Palou, where they found Robinson, 54, lying…
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News, The Snitch Woman Critically Hurt in Hit-and-Run Accident

Woman Critically Hurt in Hit-and-Run Accident

(Update 12:54 p.m.) Police say they arrested Craig Sheppard in connection with the hit-and-run last night. He was charged with felony hit-and-run and failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.(Original story 9:30 a.m.) A 47-year-old woman is in…
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News, The Snitch Suicidal Man Tries to Lure Cops into Shooting Him

Suicidal Man Tries to Lure Cops into Shooting Him

You can always count on San Francisco for intense drama. A San Francisco man put up a serious fight against police yesterday evening, hoping the cops would kill him in his elaborate plan to commit suicide. According to police, it…
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News, The Snitch Cyclist Suffers Head Trauma After Being Hit by Postal Truck

Cyclist Suffers Head Trauma After Being Hit by Postal Truck

(Update 2 p.m.): Officer Albie Esparza informs us that the victim was treated at San Francisco General Hospital and is doing just fine. The woman was not wearing a helmet when the truck driver rolled through a stop sign and…
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