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News, Chem Tales Washed Up: Mexican Pot Is So Cheap It's Being Dumped on Our Shores

Washed Up: Mexican Pot Is So Cheap It's Being Dumped on Our Shores

These are bad times to be a Mexican marijuana smuggler. High-quality homegrown cannabis is available throughout the United States. And in almost half the country, a weed deal is now a legal transaction on which the government collects taxes. This…
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News, The Snitch Drunk Man Might Have Fallen in the Bay After Giants Game

Drunk Man Might Have Fallen in the Bay After Giants Game

The Coast Guard spent the night above the bay, looking for a man that may or may not have fallen into the water after drinking too much at the Giants game last night. According to ABC News, the man's friend…
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News, The Snitch Man Jumps from Pier After "Aggravating" Phone Call

Man Jumps from Pier After "Aggravating" Phone Call

The U.S. Coast Guard has been scouring the waters of the San Francisco Bay since last night when a man reportedly jumped from a pier near Fort Mason after what appeared to be an irritating phone conversation.According to news outlets,…
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News, The Snitch Thomas Gregoire, Lost Kayaker, Presumed Dead

Thomas Gregoire, Lost Kayaker, Presumed Dead

Authorities searched well into the morning for Thomas Gregoire, the 55-year-old man who has been missing since his kayak capsized at Pier 80 in San Francisco yesterday afternoon. Gregoire was paddling back from Candlestick Park with friends at about 2:40…
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News, The Snitch Boater Presumed Dead After Ship Sinks Near S.F.

Boater Presumed Dead After Ship Sinks Near S.F.

The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for a 53-year-old man who jumped from his sinking ship near the San Francisco coast this weekend after the life jacket he had been wearing washed up on Ocean Beach early…
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Calendar, Night&Day Aptly Titled

Aptly Titled

The truth will out; between 1997 and 2006, a lot of it got out via Morbid Curiosity, a bizarre and fearless magazine edited by Loren Rhoads. The nonfiction project exclusively featured first-person accounts of the disgusting, the horrifying, the sad,…
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News, Feature Class of 2000 Standouts

Class of 2000 Standouts

Biggest Bully CHRIS DALY Is there anyone he hasn't yelled at or threatened? His wife, maybe? Believe it or not, he just may bully his way to become president of the board of supes for his final two years in…
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News, Sucka Free City Oil Spill Alert -- Bay Ships Getting Bigger, Ports To Get Busier

Oil Spill Alert -- Bay Ships Getting Bigger, Ports To Get Busier

As the U.S. Coast Guard desperately tries to spin away its responsibility in a shipping accident that dumped 58,000 gallons of oil into the bay and could cost taxpayers more than $200 million to clean up, there is potential on…
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Letters to the Editor

Vacant Justice Pity the lawyers: While Mr. Ryan's office is under a lot of scrutiny , it should be noted that the U.S. Attorney's offices nationwide have suffered from tremendous losses of attorneys. Several news…
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News, Feature Last Voyage of the Relentless

Last Voyage of the Relentless

The marine forecast for the weekend that Rowdy Pennisi's fishing vessel set out to sea in June of 2004 was for choppy conditions with 20-mile-an-hour winds. Although a small craft advisory was in effect, it wasn't the kind of weather…
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News, Night Crawler Night Crawler

Night Crawler

To the FarallonesThere have been occasions, while traveling over great expanses of water, when I have been overwhelmed by a feeling of monstrous dread, a sort of Sartrian nausea caused by the absolute immensity of the deep. It comes over…
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No Fishin'

Few people think of San Francisco Bay as a sportfisherman's dream. But up until a few weeks ago, local charter boat skippers and small-craft anglers alike shared a secret fishing spot on the bay. Unfortunately, it was just offshore from…
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Night Crawler

Kinetic Energy In the 1966 cult classic King of Hearts, the inhabitants of an insane asylum take over a provincial town in France that has been temporarily evacuated during World War I. Over the course of one day, the lunatics…
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Ship Happens

"Unit 48. Forty-eight, Traffic." The voice comes across on the radio like a hand punching through a pane of glass. Bar Pilot Donald Hughes is calling the United States Coast Guard's Vessel Traffic Service from the command center of a…
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