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News, The Snitch Petition to Oust Judge Who Gave Lenient Sentence to Stanford Rapist

Petition to Oust Judge Who Gave Lenient Sentence to Stanford Rapist

Outrage broke out last week after former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner received a light six-month sentence after he was convicted of raping an unconscious female student. Santa Clara District Attorney Jeff Rosen called the sentence "unjust," while Turner's…
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Dining, SFoodie How Blue Bottle Revitalized a Beautiful Palo Alto Theater

How Blue Bottle Revitalized a Beautiful Palo Alto Theater

News that a third-wave coffee roaster is opening in San Francisco, Oakland, or Berkeley feels like describing new restaurants as "neighborhood bistros focused on seasonal, organic, local ingredients." Captivating and innovative stuff, right? Old hat for city folks, but…
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Dining, SFoodie Forget What You Heard, Organic Food is Still Better

Forget What You Heard, Organic Food is Still Better

The food world is aflutter. Stanford just released a study detailing how organic food is no more nutritious than non-organic food. Everyone is talking about it. I never realized how many people have truly bitter feelings toward the organic movement.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Go to this Talk on the History of "Asshole" -- No, Ifs, Ands, or Butts

Go to this Talk on the History of "Asshole" -- No, Ifs, Ands, or Butts

The last time we found ourselves around someone waxing poetic about indexicality and polysemy at a cocktail party, our instinctual reaction was, "Shut up, asshole." We would have been less damning if the discussion in question was about assholism…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Recent Acquisitions: Stanford Curator Seeks Mexican Works on Paper

Recent Acquisitions: Stanford Curator Seeks Mexican Works on Paper

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds each week. Elizabeth Mitchell had to have it. The curator of Prints, Drawings,…
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News, The Snitch A Requiem for Peter Sauer

A Requiem for Peter Sauer

By now, many of you have read about the jarringly sudden demise of Peter Sauer, the captain of Stanford's improbable 1998 Final Four basketball squad. While '98 often feels like eons ago, it wasn't. Sauer was just 35 years old,…
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News, The Snitch Andrew Luck, Trading Card Company Battle Over Rights to H.S. All Star Game Photos

Andrew Luck, Trading Card Company Battle Over Rights to H.S. All Star Game Photos

Andrew Luck, former Stanford quarterback and soon-to-be NFL draft pick, is about to become a multi-millionaire this week -- and he's already started trying to protect his business.Earlier this month, he filed a cease-and-desist letter against Leaf Trading Cards, which…
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News, The Snitch New York vs. Silicon Valley -- Again

New York vs. Silicon Valley -- Again

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is running a competition to award a university with about 10 acres of city land and up to $100 million to create a campus devoted to applied sciences and engineering. Stanford is making a big…
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News, The Snitch Stanford Solar Car Project to Race Across the Australian Outback

Stanford Solar Car Project to Race Across the Australian Outback

Barely three feet tall and plastered with shiny panels, Xenith looks more like a spaceship for miniature aliens than a car. But the tiny vehicle is the pride and joy of the Stanford Solar Car Project, and will carry the…
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Music, All Shook Down The Bad Plus Melt Faces at Stanford's Dinkelspiel Auditorium

The Bad Plus Melt Faces at Stanford's Dinkelspiel Auditorium

The Bad Plus August 2, 2011 @Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University Better than: Throwing a piano, bass, and drum set into the eye of a musically inclined tornado. The Bad Plus is a band that likes to challenge its audience. Reid…
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Music, All Shook Down Sunday: Bill Frisell's Musical Spaceship Lands at Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Sunday: Bill Frisell's Musical Spaceship Lands at Dinkelspiel Auditorium

Bill Frisell July 31, 2011 @Dinkelspiel Auditorium, Stanford University Better than:Picnicking in a lush meadow on Mars. Bill Frisell stood timidly in front of the microphone, telling the crowd how his band tonight, the 858 Quartet, hadn't played together since…
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News, The Snitch Medical Marijuana: Dad Says It Saved Two-Year-Old Son with Cancer

Medical Marijuana: Dad Says It Saved Two-Year-Old Son with Cancer

There are many ways to look at the story of two-year-old brain-tumor survivor Cash Michael Hyde, whose father, Michael, secretly slipped him medical marijuana oil in his feeding tube during chemotherapy last fall. You could assume that the plant is…
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News, The Snitch Galen Hall, San Francisco Man, Wins $2.3 Million Playing Poker

Galen Hall, San Francisco Man, Wins $2.3 Million Playing Poker

It was not Galen Hall's political science degree from Berkeley that helped him become a millionaire -- it was his knack for playing cards. Just barely out of college, Hall, who just turned 25 a few days ago, has more…
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News, The Snitch Jim Harbaugh Is New 49ers Coach

Jim Harbaugh Is New 49ers Coach

Media reports are saying that Stanford football coach Jim Harbaugh has been hired to coach the San Francisco 49ers.Recent Tweets indicate that the 49ers will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m.at San Francisco's Palace Hotel, presumably to announce the…
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News, The Snitch Stanford's Trent Edwards Stays in the Picture

Stanford's Trent Edwards Stays in the Picture

Never understimate the value of a Stanford degree​In the treacherous fields of high finance, politics, or international business, it's not unusual for a Stanford grad to be pushed out by a Harvard man. But in the NFL? Really? And yet,…
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Dining, SFoodie Ike Speaks: Facing Aug. 26 Eviction, Ike's Place Owner Making Offers on New Spaces

Ike Speaks: Facing Aug. 26 Eviction, Ike's Place Owner Making Offers on New Spaces

Ike's Place owner Ike Shehadeh told SFoodie he's looked at between 40 and 50 potential new locations in San Francisco for his wildly popular sandwich spot. This morning, SFGate reported that Ike's received an eviction notice Wednesday, stipulating that Shehadeh…
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News, The Snitch Look at This Fucking Hipster Engagement Ring

Look at This Fucking Hipster Engagement Ring

So this nice guy I met once at a Stanford frat wanted to propose to his girlfriend. But he had a problem: His fiancee didn't like diamonds. Maybe not such a problem, you say, especially in these times, but…
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News, The Snitch Jennifer Azzi Named USF Coach. Maybe Now She Won't Get Booted From Press Room.

Jennifer Azzi Named USF Coach. Maybe Now She Won't Get Booted From Press Room.

The University of San Francisco today announced it has named Jennifer Azzi as the new coach of its flagging women's basketball program. Bay Area residents may recall Azzi as the very best player on Stanford's very best teams -- one…
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News, The Snitch Cheerleader Caught Looking

Cheerleader Caught Looking

On Saturday at Kezar Stadium, Stanford played its annual Cardinal and White preseason scrimmage. While it was, by all accounts, a fine afternoon, most San Franciscans found other ways to pass the time. It seems this Stanford cheerleader did, too.…
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News, The Snitch Stanford Prof to Battle Defamation Lawsuit in Santa Clara Court

Stanford Prof to Battle Defamation Lawsuit in Santa Clara Court

A prominent criminal-law professor at Stanford University will have the home-court advantage in a defamation lawsuit brought against him by a former student who asserts that law school officials discouraged firms throughout the Bay Area from hiring her.The plaintiff, South…
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