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News, The Snitch We're Giving Trump Exactly What He Wants

We're Giving Trump Exactly What He Wants

Donald J. Trump's bellicose Republican Party train rolled into San Jose last night, and the South Bay did not disappoint. Protests before a Trump rally at the downtown SAP Center started peacefully enough, according to the UK Guardian and…
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Music, All Shook Down Dinosaurs Revives the Extinct San Francisco Garage-Rock Scene

Dinosaurs Revives the Extinct San Francisco Garage-Rock Scene

San Francisco quartet Dinosaurs are a band of brothers — plus one from another mother. Twenty-three-year-old twins Gil and Wyatt Craddock, their older brother Graham, and their friend Damien Restano formed the garage-rock band out of an actual garage in…
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News, The Snitch Second Target Store in Three Months Plays Porn Over the Loudspeaker

Second Target Store in Three Months Plays Porn Over the Loudspeaker

As KCBS reports, a Target in San Jose had its typical muzak and easy listening soundtrack disrupted on Wednesday…
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News, The Snitch This Afternoon's Earthquake in San Jose Was Not the Big One We Were Promised

This Afternoon's Earthquake in San Jose Was Not the Big One We Were Promised

Today’s tremblor comes nearly a week…
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Music, All Shook Down Five People Were Shot at Chris Brown's Show in San Jose Over the Weekend, But Don't Worry, Chris Brown is Fine

Five People Were Shot at Chris Brown's Show in San Jose Over the Weekend, But Don't Worry, Chris Brown is Fine

Human-shaped piece of garbage Chris Brown performed at the Fiesta Nightclub in San Jose this past Saturday night for a KMEL-sponsored party, taking the stage just after 1 a.m. on Sunday. Within half an hour shots rang out as his…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle We didn't believe it would happen, but Morrissey finally played a concert date in the Bay Area. After canceling four shows in the last two years, Moz proved in San Jose that he's still pretty magnetic, performing "Hand in…
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Music, At the Zoo With Antwon

At the Zoo With Antwon

We're watching the sea lions when Antwon begins to get sad. It's a pleasant Wednesday afternoon at the San Francisco Zoo, and the larger and more rotund of the two sea lions is out by the side of his enclosure's…
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News, The Snatch

Snatch: A Stowaway on This Jet Called Life

Discount Travel Another Bay Area resident who's desperate to get to Hawaii actually may have made it to the Aloha State by stowing away in the wheel-well of a plane. A 16-year-old boy dodged security at San Jose's Mineta Airport…
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News, Chem Tales Chem Tales: Power From the People: When All Else Fails, Let Cops Make the Rules

Chem Tales: Power From the People: When All Else Fails, Let Cops Make the Rules

It's still an educated guess just how many people in California use medical cannabis — that is, get legally stoned — and whether the state's legal marijuana industry is a billion-dollar one or merely in the high hundreds of millions.…
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News, The Snatch

Only Reading the Notes You Pass Us

Facebook: The Worst Friend of All For a company that has built its empire on making sure you make friends, Facebook sure is a gossipy backstabber. You know just the kind we're talking about. According to a Bloomberg article, Facebook…
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News, Sucka Free City

Vote for Meh: San Franciscans Don't Give a Good Goddamn About Municipal Elections

You may or may not know there's a municipal election coming up next month. Regardless, odds are you're not voting in it. This is both a historical fact and a bitter electoral irony. San Franciscans crash the polls to cast…
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App Shows You and Others Where You're At

A certain societal tipping point has been reached when more people can be counted on to download and correctly use an app than find their way through a building. An outfit called Navizon is banking on this. The company, which…
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Music, Sound Cities: New Bay Area Music Festivals

Sound Cities: New Bay Area Music Festivals

Major music events define the places that host them — think of the way Outside Lands or Hardly Strictly Bluegrass are now inseparable parts of San Francisco's cultural identity, even in a crowded city with dozens of annual festivals. This…
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The Snatch: Giving the News a Dirty Name

Mad Lib It: (Noun) Bites (Noun) Local humans appeared to be on a tear this week — literally. Police responded to two different incidents involving bitey humans. In San Jose, a knife-wielding man who was allegedly drugged up stabbed himself…
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Calendar, Night&Day Moving Past Disaster

Moving Past Disaster

Rasika Kumar has been dancing since the age of four under the tutelage of her mother, Mythili, the founder and artistic director of San Jose Bharatanatyam company Abhinaya Dance Company. Rather than retell traditional Indian myths, in Courage, July…
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Dining, Eat Cult Classics: Vegetarian Restaurants With a Religious Philosophy

Cult Classics: Vegetarian Restaurants With a Religious Philosophy

Most restaurants push an agenda, whether overt or not — a commitment to local, organic ingredients, say, or to the authenticity of a specific cuisine. But restaurants don't often have a declared religious agenda and wear their philosophy on their…
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Music, Antwon's Twisted Vision: Sex Rap, Punk Vibes, and Kid Rock

Antwon's Twisted Vision: Sex Rap, Punk Vibes, and Kid Rock

It's Valentine's Day, and Antwon is on the roof of his San Jose apartment tweeting about Kid Rock. Earlier this morning, the 26-year-old rapper released In Dark Denim, an 11-song mixtape that showcases his gruff voice reciting noirish sex-raps over…
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Music, All Shook Down Pink Goes Stunt-Crazy in San Jose, 2/18/13

Pink Goes Stunt-Crazy in San Jose, 2/18/13

PinkMonday, Feb. 18, 2013HP Pavilion, San JoseBetter than: Every other show on earth that doesn't involve dropping the star 50 feet from the ceiling.Before we saw tonight's show, we thought Pink was kind of a badass. After tonight's show, not…
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Calendar, Night&Day Some Sully in Your Sweet

Some Sully in Your Sweet

San Jose comic slash boiler technician Kellen Erskine has been a finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and appeared on the seventh season of America’s Got Talent, where he faced down judges Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, and Sharon…
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Music, Hear This Bruce Springsteen: Show Preview

Bruce Springsteen: Show Preview

We are almost sure that no one in the history of the world has ever uttered the phrase: "That Bruce Springsteen concert was terrible." The live prowess of the Boss is a thing of legend — you could even argue…
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