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News, The Snitch DEA Official: Medical Marijuana Is Leading To "Stoned Rabbits"

DEA Official: Medical Marijuana Is Leading To "Stoned Rabbits"

Utah's bunnies are feasting on the wrong kind of green, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent told a Utah state senate panel recently. The Mormon state is considering a bill to legalize medical cannabis, and the Utah senate judiciary, law enforcement &…
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News, Sucka Free City Imports & Domestics: San Francisco Might Have to Kill Its 1971 Ban on Car-Dwelling

Imports & Domestics: San Francisco Might Have to Kill Its 1971 Ban on Car-Dwelling

Utah-born entrepreneur Austen Allred became something of a local folk hero last summer, after living for three months in a two-door Honda Civic while launching his startup in Silicon Valley. "Very few people there knew I lived in the car,"…
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News, The Snitch Distracted Pedestrians Are Just as Dumb as Distracted Drivers

Distracted Pedestrians Are Just as Dumb as Distracted Drivers

Drivers seem to really take the brunt of criticism, especially in a pedestrian-friendly city like San Francisco, where motorists and cyclists have more tension than a unhappy married couple. But here's some news you could use: Motorists aren't the only…
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News, The Snitch Google Maps Says It's Not to Blame for Pedestrian Hit by Car

Google Maps Says It's Not to Blame for Pedestrian Hit by Car

Google the phrase "common sense"​If Google maps led you off a cliff, would you jump?Well, if you did make the plunge and got hurt in the process, the Bay Area media giant claims it wouldn't be at fault. Google is…
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News, The Snitch Grenades Found in Potrero Hill

Grenades Found in Potrero Hill

Police closed down streets in Potrero Hill after grenades were found in the garage of a 92-year-old man who had recently died. According to media reports, police have not yet determined whether the possible explosives were real or fake.…
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Dining, SFoodie Why Can't S.F. Ban 'Formula Restaurants'?

Why Can't S.F. Ban 'Formula Restaurants'?

Our favorite morsels from the Web. Thanks to SFoodie's blog sib Noah Galuten of LA Weekly's Squid Ink for directing our browser to USA TODAY, which today records a backlash against efforts by a craggy, scenic town in Utah to…
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Calendar, Night&Day We <i>Wish</i> We Went to Prom with You

We Wish We Went to Prom with You

Ballroom dancing is gay. California Dreaming Dance Sport Festival is here to make it even better, even gayer, as the biggest same-sex ballroom dancing competition in San Francisco history. It's hard to describe how good, how right, how correct it…
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Calendar, Night&Day More Mons!

More Mons!

Mormons are so much fun. For some reason, California attracts a lot of young ex-Mormons and other "no-Mos," and as a result, we hear some pretty excellent stories. Our favorite is anything having to do with "the underwear." Mormons, according…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best New Club

Mighty 119 Utah (at 15th Street), 626-7001, www.mighty119.com This fun venue has sprouted up in the no man's land between South of Market and Potrero Hill. The respectably sized Mighty appears larger than it is, its high ceilings topping…
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Dining, Recent Openings

FreshEats

Americano Restaurant: Hotel Vitale, 8 Mission (at the Embarcadero), 278-3700, www.americanorestaurant.com. South of Market. Modern Italian. BS Restaurant: 4072 18th St. (at Castro), 355-1998, www.bsrestaurant.com. Castro. Steaks, burgers, milkshakes. Caffè Amici Espresso: 550 15th St. (at Utah), 864-1040, www.caffeamiciespresso.com. South…
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Film, Mind Games

Mind Games

Before he made Primer for some $7,000, Dallas software engineer-turned-writer/director/actor/editor Shane Carruth had no idea how to make a movie. Some who see his creation will argue he still doesn't, while others will lavish upon it hearty praise reserved for…
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Music, OK Then Remember the Utah

Remember the Utah

"You here for the wake?" says the doorman for the Hotel Utah Saloon. "Oh, no, I was, uh ...," says a confused man who was just, uh, leaving. No one wants to crash a wake, and from the look on…
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Music, A Hobo's Progress

A Hobo's Progress

Something everlastingly true about riding freight trains is that it's boring," says U. Utah Phillips. Among other disparate and curious credentials, he is a songwriter, a poet, a storyteller, a peace activist, a broadcaster, a collaborator with Ani DiFranco, and…
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