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News, The Snitch S.F. Seen As Perfect Host City For Summer Olympics - in 2088

S.F. Seen As Perfect Host City For Summer Olympics - in 2088

Those who’ve lived here long enough might remember that San Francisco really, desperately wanted to host the 2016 Olympics. In 2005, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom put forth a bid that would have included the entire Bay Area participating in the mega-sporting…
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News, The Snitch Filmmaker’s Time-Lapse Video Shows Stunning SF Fog

Filmmaker’s Time-Lapse Video Shows Stunning SF Fog

Loaded question: What’s the most iconic thing about San Francisco? Those are certainly fighting words in some circles, but mention a certain weather phenomenon and you’ll probably get few arguments against. The city’s fog is, to put it mildly, legendary.…
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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: Most Pokemon-Obsessed City Is NOT S.F.

Millennial Problems: Most Pokemon-Obsessed City Is NOT S.F.

We stumbled upon something this week that has us utterly flummoxed. How, for the love of all things Squirtle, did San Francisco only register eighth on a list of Top 10 Cities Most Interested in Pokemon Go?! Well, millennial…
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News, Feature Fox News

Fox News

On the same day in May that President Obama made bison the "National Mammal," a calf struggled across a frigid river in Yellowstone National Park's Lamar Valley. Seemingly abandoned, it stumbled to the warmth of a car's tailpipe, shivering. Taking…
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News, Hi Haters, We See You.

Hi Haters, We See You.

San Francisco has long been a sanctuary for outsiders. Hippies, hobos, queers, and kinksters of all colors have called it home, and it is tempting to believe that hateful extremists could never gain a foothold here. Yet they already have.…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters For August 11 - 17, 2016

Gimme More: Before you write an article like this ("Why 30 North Korean Defectors Were in San Francisco," Kathleen Richards, 8/3/16), supporting the position of a woman who has routinely defended the atrocities of the most brutal regime on the…
News, Chem Tales Chem Tales: Is Donald Trump Good on Cannabis?

Chem Tales: Is Donald Trump Good on Cannabis?

Recently in Denver, Donald Trump told a television station that states should decide for themselves whether or not to legalize marijuana. Trump has expressed contradictory views in the past, but this is one of his more believable campaign promises. If…
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News, Sucka Free City Crime Doesn't Pay, Even for Shrimp Boy

Crime Doesn't Pay, Even for Shrimp Boy

Alicia Lo was hit with two blows last week. First, her boyfriend, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, was sentenced to life in prison for ordering the murder of a rival and for running an organized crime outfit out of a fraternal…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Renters Partying Like It’s 2009

S.F. Renters Partying Like It’s 2009

If you’re currently trying to rent an apartment in San Francisco, this news might make you laugh: The market is cooling so much that landlords are offering generous perks for signing a lease. But to anyone considering a 400-square-foot studio…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Rolling Stones, Hells Angels and Busted Heads at Altamont

Yesterday's Crimes: Rolling Stones, Hells Angels and Busted Heads at Altamont

A melee broke out on Dec. 6, 1969 in front of the hastily constructed stage at the Altamont Speedway as the Rolling Stones played "Sympathy for the Devil." Several Hells Angels jumped into the crowd. Sawed-off pool cues came down…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Residents Beware: Razor Scooter Thug Is Roaming Streets

S.F. Residents Beware: Razor Scooter Thug Is Roaming Streets

In San Francisco, you never know which Razor scooter-riding thug you’ll run into next. Police are searching for a man they describe as 40 to 50 years old, likely with a blood-covered little Razor under one of his arms. (We…
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News, The Snitch Woman Who Attended Beyoncé, Jay Z Concert at AT&T Park Sues Over Collision

Woman Who Attended Beyoncé, Jay Z Concert at AT&T Park Sues Over Collision

The Giants aren’t winning many games on the field these days, but maybe they’ll have better luck in a courtroom. San Francisco Giants Enterprises, the entity that operates AT&T Park, is being sued by a woman who claims she was…
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News, The Snitch SF Police Union Just Won’t Stop

SF Police Union Just Won’t Stop

ecome a part of the solution. Serve your community.…
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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: The ‘Pussy Generation’

Millennial Problems: The ‘Pussy Generation’

It’s certainly no secret that film legend Clint Eastwood is an old-time conservative. (Remember when he talked to the chair at the RNC in 2012? We’ve got you covered here.)  If that speech was awkward and uncomfortable - and yes,…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Disappearing Police Chief

Yesterday's Crimes: The Disappearing Police Chief

There's been a high rate of turnover among police chiefs on both sides of the Bay lately, but there was a time when a San Francisco chief of police disappeared into the briny depths of the bay itself. William J.…
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News, Feature Outside Lands 2016

Outside Lands 2016

San Francisco's biggest music festival, this year's Outside Lands lineup does not disappoint. It's an eclectic mix of rappers, R&B crooners, electronic acts, and jazz impresarios, with headliners Lionel Richie, LCD Soundsystem, and Radiohead (who also performed at the festival's…
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News, Sucka Free City District 9 Candidates Split Over BART Plans

District 9 Candidates Split Over BART Plans

Latina community leader Gladys Soto thinks nobody cares about where she lives, in a Mission Street corridor that snakes south of Cesar Chavez Street but not quite in the Outer Mission. "I want a real solution for the neighborhood," Soto…
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News, Why 30 North Korean Defectors Were in San Francisco

Why 30 North Korean Defectors Were in San Francisco

On the evening of July 20, about 200 people packed inside Full Gospel San Francisco English Ministry church in the Western Addition to hear 30 North Korean defectors share what a press release promised would be "stories of persecution, death,…
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News, Feature With <i>Is the Is Are</i>, DIIV Frontman Zachary Cole Smith Finally Sees The Light at the End of the Tunnel

With Is the Is Are, DIIV Frontman Zachary Cole Smith Finally Sees The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Ever since Zachary Cole Smith catapulted onto the music scene in 2011 with his five-piece, guitar-driven rock band DIIV, he's been in the public eye. But not for his music. "It just kind of got glossed over," the 31-year-old says.…
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News, Sucka Free City Smoking Weed Is Smartest Thing Aldon Smith Has Ever Done

Smoking Weed Is Smartest Thing Aldon Smith Has Ever Done

Aldon Smith has made some bad decisions. In 2015, the NFL suspended the current Raider and former 49er for a calendar year for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Smith has largely been an afterthought during that time, someone throwing…
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