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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: Must Love Tea and Biscuits

Millennial Problems: Must Love Tea and Biscuits

It seems Piers Morgan and the rest of the folks running the U.K.’s DailyMail.com have their finger on the pulse of Generation Y. The British tabloid news site tells FoxBusiness.com that of its 240 million unique visitors a month…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: "Butt" Riley, King of the Hoodlums

Yesterday's Crimes: "Butt" Riley, King of the Hoodlums

James "Butt" Riley claimed he had "the hardest head in all Christendom," and proved it by battering down doors and people with his impervious dome. Born in New York in 1848, Riley sailed to San Francisco in 1868 where he…
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Music, All Shook Down Mutiny Radio Denies Involvement in Craigslist Ticket Scam

Mutiny Radio Denies Involvement in Craigslist Ticket Scam

Man, do things get interesting when you're not governed by the FCC. Anyone who's followed the plight of Mutiny Radio — the internet-only community radio station that broadcasts out of a storefront at 21st and Florida, formerly known as…
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News, Concealed Carry-On: Every Week, Passengers Bring Guns, Bombs, and Knives Through Airport Security Checkpoints -- Even in San Francisco

Concealed Carry-On: Every Week, Passengers Bring Guns, Bombs, and Knives Through Airport Security Checkpoints -- Even in San Francisco

Thirty-five loaded firearms. Seventy-four credit card knives. Two inert grenades. One grenade-shaped vaping device. One live smoke bomb. A dagger tucked into the handle of a hairbrush. Two knives concealed in combs. One knife secreted in the bottom of a…
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News, Rental vs. Rent: As the Neighborhood Evolves, Lost Weekend Video and Its Ilk Struggle to Stay Afloat

Rental vs. Rent: As the Neighborhood Evolves, Lost Weekend Video and Its Ilk Struggle to Stay Afloat

Two weeks ago, a melancholy 23-year-old wandered into Lost Weekend Video on Valencia Street and began pouring his heart out to the woman behind the counter. He'd just been through an awful breakup. He needed the kindness of strangers —…
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The Old Familiar Tale: Another Tiny, Beloved Bookstore Faces a Rent Spike and Uncertain Future

Melissa Richmond finds herself in the intersection of a Venn Diagram of San Francisco real estate stories. Since she's not a wealthy techie, or all that wealthy period, or apt to disrupt much of anything, this portends badly. Richmond, the…
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News, Wither the Greens: A Once-Formidable Party Hopes for a Small Win This November

Wither the Greens: A Once-Formidable Party Hopes for a Small Win This November

A week before the June primary, Barry Hermanson and John-Marc Chandonia, two prominent members of the San Francisco Green Party, decided to conduct an ad hoc experiment. They chose two precincts within the Haight-Ashbury District and saturated just one of…
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News, The Giants Show: As One Team Takes the Field at AT&T Park, Another Turns the Game Into a Story

The Giants Show: As One Team Takes the Field at AT&T Park, Another Turns the Game Into a Story

What does it take to produce a San Francisco Giants major league baseball game? The same thing it takes to play it: nimble, fleet-footed professionals working as a team, expert handlers, access to top-tier equipment, and a certain, "let's play…
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News, All Hands: Alcatraz Cruises Goes Radio Silent on Allegations of Discrimination

All Hands: Alcatraz Cruises Goes Radio Silent on Allegations of Discrimination

Last month, as Hornblower Events and Cruises CEO Terry MacRae launched a new tour operation in Niagara Falls, problems with management back in San Francisco rippled through the workplace following an SF Weekly investigation that chronicled an alleged culture of…
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News, A Package Deal: The Bucket Man Does Intel, Goes on a European Tour, Gets Some Shirts

A Package Deal: The Bucket Man Does Intel, Goes on a European Tour, Gets Some Shirts

After almost a year of planning, countless Skype calls, and complications with passports, Larry Hunt, the "Bucket Man" who drums on Market Street, returned to S.F. two weeks ago after spending nine days in Europe on an appropriately strange tour.…
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BART's Monster-Sized Trademark Claim: A Tale of Two Logos

Local comedian Mark Pitta has a bit about watching the climactic finale of Scarface with his mom: In the midst of the blood-soaked invasion of Tony Montana's villa by Alejandro Sosa's horde of Bolivian mercenaries, Pitta's mother quips, "That is…
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News, Tiny Sheep: UC Berkeley Researchers Use Electricity to Herd Cells and, Potentially, Speed Up Healing

Tiny Sheep: UC Berkeley Researchers Use Electricity to Herd Cells and, Potentially, Speed Up Healing

Since the late 1700s, scientists have known that the water, salt, and ions that flow through the body conduct electricity, but its significance remained a mystery. The concept of "bioelectricity" inspired the story of Frankenstein and had for a while…
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News, One-Night Standoff: A Pickup Artist Appeals to the Shy and Tech-Oriented With His Algorithms for Getting Laid

One-Night Standoff: A Pickup Artist Appeals to the Shy and Tech-Oriented With His Algorithms for Getting Laid

Pickup artist Vince "Hollywood" Kelvin seems at home under a red spotlight created by the "open" and "sale" signs of competing pizzerias, bars, and souvenir shops on Powell Street. Kelvin, a Los Angeles resident, is here on one of his…
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News, Health Scare: Nurses Claimed Staffing Shortage Well Prior to Hospital Calamities

Health Scare: Nurses Claimed Staffing Shortage Well Prior to Hospital Calamities

Every day at San Francisco General Hospital you will see something that cannot be unseen. The unthinkable is quotidian here; San Francisco General is Dante's Inferno meets Fellini Satyricon, only with bloody scrubs instead of robes. And yet, in the…
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News, Well-Suited: The Man Behind Willie Brown's Style

Well-Suited: The Man Behind Willie Brown's Style

Willie Brown stood on the Embarcadero in early February, his new namesake, the Willie L. Brown Jr. Bridge, as backdrop. He wore a gray suit and a black tie, a white handkerchief peeking out of his left breast pocket. Before…
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News, Code of Honor: New and Old San Francisco Cultures Unite to Solve an Intractable Problem

Code of Honor: New and Old San Francisco Cultures Unite to Solve an Intractable Problem

In December, Greg Gopman, former CEO of AngelHack, infuriated the public and reinforced tech stereotypes of disconnection and entitlement when he posted a rant on his Facebook page: "Why the heart of our city has to be overrun by crazy,…
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News, Air Traffic Control: An Ousted Pacifica Executive Occupies Her Own Office

Air Traffic Control: An Ousted Pacifica Executive Occupies Her Own Office

A woman who answers the door at Pacifica Foundation Radio headquarters in Berkeley regards all outsiders with a wary, withering stare. "Who are you here to see?" she asks. "And do you have an appointment?" Visitors aren't to be trusted.…
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News, Sucka Free City Started From the Bottom: Karim Mayfield, a Son of the City, Fights to Punch His Ticket

Started From the Bottom: Karim Mayfield, a Son of the City, Fights to Punch His Ticket

Karim Mayfield long ago came to grips with the requirements of his chosen profession. "My job," he told SF Weekly in 2011, "is, literally, to break men's dreams." And he's so good at it. Back then, Mayfield was an up-and-coming…
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Issuetology: San Francisco's Madness Is Year-Round

Who doesn't love a bracket, with its promise that the universe is an orderly, predictable place, if only you have the right diagram? This billion-dollar delusion has infected us too with the idea that we can "solve San Francisco" if…
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News, In on the Conversation: Two San Francisco Court Cases Reveal How NSA Paradoxes Stymie the Law

In on the Conversation: Two San Francisco Court Cases Reveal How NSA Paradoxes Stymie the Law

The AT&T facility at 611 Folsom St. is so stark and blocky that it makes a row of trees outside look shockingly iridescent in contrast. But inside, the facility buzzes with chatter — or vestigial traces of chatter — from…
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