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News, The Snitch Should S.F. Elect its Police Chief?

Should S.F. Elect its Police Chief?

When he fired police Chief Greg Suhr on Thursday and appointed an interim replacement a few hours after police shot and killed an unarmed black woman suspected of stealing a car, Mayor Ed Lee was bending to the will of…
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News, The Snitch SF Business Groups Come Out Swinging in Support of the Super Bowl

SF Business Groups Come Out Swinging in Support of the Super Bowl

The Board of Supervisors — or at least Jane Kim, Aaron Peskin, and John Avalos — have been on a week-long counteroffensive against Super Bowl 50, including a proposed resolution (set for an initial vote today) that the city…
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News, The Snitch Tech Companies, Eager to Be Loved, Bought You a Super Bowl

Tech Companies, Eager to Be Loved, Bought You a Super Bowl

Even as locals and city supervisors fume about the Super Bowl’s $4.8 million price tag — an expense San Francisco is footing without much help from the Super Bowl Host Committee — tech companies are eager to get a…
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News, The Snitch Super Bill: S.F. On Hook For $4.8 Million in Super Bowl Costs; NFL To Pay Nothing

Super Bill: S.F. On Hook For $4.8 Million in Super Bowl Costs; NFL To Pay Nothing

San Francisco is rich, yet San Francisco is broke. The capital city for American tech barons boasts a budget bigger than some Western European countries, but is short a projected $100 million for the next fiscal year. And the…
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News, The Snitch Santa Clara Jail Guards Charged with Murder for Beating Inmate to Death

Santa Clara Jail Guards Charged with Murder for Beating Inmate to Death

According to the San Jose Mercury News, the…
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News, Sucka Free City Crazy Train: There'll Be No Boozing on the 49ers' Gameday Train. Right?

Crazy Train: There'll Be No Boozing on the 49ers' Gameday Train. Right?

No sport caters to American passions for drama, hard-hitting action, and daytime drinking like football. Any gathering of like-minded football fans becomes an impromptu tailgate party; reminiscences of past gridiron glory blend well with the beer-soaked present. San Francisco 49ers…
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Cruel Summer: Further Excerpts from a 1993 Diary

What follows are actual entries from a tiny, mysterious diary discovered at the Goodwill at 822 Geary by former SF Weekly Copy Editor Vicky Walker. When last we checked in with our mysterious diarist ("Remembrance of Things Dreary," Feb. 15),…
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News, The Snitch Sierra Lamar: Police Find Missing Teen's Cellphone

Sierra Lamar: Police Find Missing Teen's Cellphone

Police spent the weekend in helicopters searching for 15-year-old Sierra Lamar, who has not been seen since she left for school on Friday. But the only thing they have found is the girl's cellphone, which was located near the side…
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News, The Snitch Adieu, 49ers: San Francisco, Team to File for Divorce

Adieu, 49ers: San Francisco, Team to File for Divorce

Following that rarest of things -- a Super Bowl that came down to the final snap -- New England Patriots fans will be endlessly playing over the events in their minds. If only that ball had fallen one foot closer…
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News, The Snitch San Franciscans Are Too Negative

San Franciscans Are Too Negative

How quickly we take for granted our city by the bay. Never mind the fact that we live with the beautiful backdrop of iconic places like the Golden Gate Bridge. Forget that we won the World Series last year, or…
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News, The Snitch Tracking Device Found on Santa Clara College Student's Car -- FBI Wants It Back

Tracking Device Found on Santa Clara College Student's Car -- FBI Wants It Back

Hey! The college kid's getting some pizza!​Yasir Afifi, a 20-year-old college student from Santa Clara, was surprised to discover a GPS tracking device on his car a week ago during an oil change. We can bet he was even more…
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News, The Snitch 'Rally' Today -- in Bar -- To Keep 49ers in S.F.

'Rally' Today -- in Bar -- To Keep 49ers in S.F.

If ever there's a man to liken shepherding a development to completion in San Francisco to pulling teeth, Mike Antonini is him. He's been a planning commissioner for eight years -- and he's a dentist. So Antonini understands the San…
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News, The Snitch Newsom's Cajoling on South Bay's 49ers Stadium Plan Comes Off as Desperate Hail Mary

Newsom's Cajoling on South Bay's 49ers Stadium Plan Comes Off as Desperate Hail Mary

These days are just packed for Mayor Gavin Newsom. He just introduced a city financial plan that's a dead cert to induce enough fevered statements about "balancing the budget on the backs of the poor" to make outsiders think the…
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News, The Snitch Chron Reports on Deadly Roads For Cycling, Bike Coalition Responds

Chron Reports on Deadly Roads For Cycling, Bike Coalition Responds

Market Street is the "deadliest" street in San Francisco for cyclists, according to Sunday's Chronicle. There have been a grand total of 215 bicycle collisions on the street since 1997, with three resulting in deaths and 14 in severe injuries.…
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Dining, SFoodie Santa Clara Ice Cream Man Accused Of Sexually Inappropriate Comments

Santa Clara Ice Cream Man Accused Of Sexually Inappropriate Comments

Sixty-six-year-old Santa Clara ice cream man Santokh Singh Sajan is in two scoops of trouble (couldn't resist) after allegedly making "sexually inappropriate" comments to two 14-year-old girls who were buying ice cream from his music-playing van. Creepy. The Mercury…
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Calendar, Night&Day Extreme Makeover

Extreme Makeover

James Lick's loss is our gain. The real estate king was kind enough to croak after ordering a Victorian greenhouse kit, but before erecting it on his Santa Clara Valley estate. Lick's trustees had no need for the giant terrarium…
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Dining, The Mix

The Mix

Japantown's Hukilau is one of those friendly, welcoming bars where people toast a lot and drink deeply. Set in an alcove off the Isuzu Japanese Restaurant, the place is so tiny you could fit three Hukilaus in an average-sized pub.…
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Dining, Side Dish

Side Dish

Skye's the LimitGeorge Karpaty and the boys behind Backbeat, Santa Clara's most popular nightclub (is there more than one?), have opened their brand-spanking-new spacious party room at the old Stage Door Theater at 420 Mason. Dubbed Ruby Skye, the club…
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News, Feature Charity Begins @ Home

Charity Begins @ Home

It's going on midnight and the waitress makes her way through the Santa Clara Denny's, offering another round of coffee to every wired, sleepless, overworked soul occupying a booth at the all-night eatery in the heart of Silicon Valley. Monday…
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