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News, The Snitch <i>Dubai Star</i> Owners Must Pay $2 Million for S.F. Bay Oil Spill

Dubai Star Owners Must Pay $2 Million for S.F. Bay Oil Spill

The owners of the Dubai Star oil tanker has to shell out $1.96 million for a 2009 oil spill in the San Francisco Bay that impacted more than 200 acres and killed some 100 seabirds, San Francisco District Attorney George…
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News, The Snitch Cosco Busan Operators Agree to Pay San Francisco Fishermen $3.65 Million

Cosco Busan Operators Agree to Pay San Francisco Fishermen $3.65 Million

Two international shipping companies have agreed to pay San Francisco's commercial fishermen $3.65 million in damages for an oil spill that occurred after the Cosco Busan container ship crashed into the Bay Bridge in 2007.The settlement, announced this morning, will…
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News, The Snitch Oil-Covered Castro 'Crude Boys' Wrestle for Gulf Relief

Oil-Covered Castro 'Crude Boys' Wrestle for Gulf Relief

Gay men slathered in canola oil staged a series of wrestling matches in the Castro this afternoon to raise money for Gulf wildlife relief. "How noble is that?" one man commented as he watched the spectacle from across the street.…
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News, The Snitch Protest Party to Boycott BP, Shut Down ARCO Entrance

Protest Party to Boycott BP, Shut Down ARCO Entrance

Party at the gas station! Approximately 150 guests are confirmed to attend the "ARCO/BP Shut Down Party" on the corner of Fell Street and Divisadero Street at 5:30 p.m. Organized by a group of friends, this party is actually a…
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News, The Snitch On Second Thought, Says Scientist, Hair Still Crummy Way to Fight Oil Spill

On Second Thought, Says Scientist, Hair Still Crummy Way to Fight Oil Spill

Distinguished scientist Terry Hazen had to be the big, bad killjoy on a story about how local company Matter of Trust could collect your hair and use it to fight the ongoing Deep Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of…
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News, The Snitch Your Hair Is Not Enough to Combat Major Oil Spill

Your Hair Is Not Enough to Combat Major Oil Spill

According to some San Francisco non-profit called Matter of Trust, donating your hair can help clean up one of the worst oil spills in United States history. The Huffington Post, and plenty of other news media outlets, have recently run…
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News, The Snitch Federal Judge Skeptical About S.F. Fishermen's Oil Spill Lawsuit

Federal Judge Skeptical About S.F. Fishermen's Oil Spill Lawsuit

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston has expressed some misgivings about the strength of a class-action lawsuit against the owners and operators of the Dubai Star, a Panamanian tanker that leaked up to 800 gallons of fuel into San Francisco…
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News, The Snitch SF Weekly's Peter Jamison to Discuss Cosco Busan Spill Saturday on KCBS

SF Weekly's Peter Jamison to Discuss Cosco Busan Spill Saturday on KCBS

SF Weekly staff writer Peter Jamison has been making waves -- lethal oily waves -- with his cover story about the aftermath of the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill in San Francisco Bay -- and government scientists' complicity in keeping…
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News, The Snitch Where You Can and Can't Fish (Without Eating Dubai Star Oil)

Where You Can and Can't Fish (Without Eating Dubai Star Oil)

For those who fish, either professionally or because it simply beats sittin' by the dock of the bay, wastin' time, we have some limited good news. The state's Department of Fish and Game -- with the input of the Office…
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News, The Snitch Lawyers for Fishermen, Leaky Dubai Star Tanker Talk -- But Disagree On What They Talked About

Lawyers for Fishermen, Leaky Dubai Star Tanker Talk -- But Disagree On What They Talked About

Lawyers representing aggrieved San Francisco fishermen and the oil-spewing Dubai Star tanker spoke this week. They can agree on that. But not on much else, it would seem. After reviewing the $10 million class-action suit filed in San Francisco court…
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News, The Snitch Fishermen, Seafood Company File $10M Suit Against Oil-Spilling Dubai Star Ship

Fishermen, Seafood Company File $10M Suit Against Oil-Spilling Dubai Star Ship

What happens when two incensed fisherman and a seafood company owner walk into a lawyer's office? The answer is no joke, but the intuitive -- a lawsuit. Crab fisherman Mark Russo, herring fisherman Ron Alioti, and seafood company owner Russell…
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News, The Snitch Cosco Busan Pilot Charged, Six Crew Members Disappeared

Cosco Busan Pilot Charged, Six Crew Members Disappeared

The pilot of the Cosco Busan container ship that hit the Bay Bridge and dumped 58,000 gallons of oil into the bay, killing 2,000 birds, is up shit creek without a paddle. San Francisco Business Times reported yesterday that John…
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Music, All Shook Down Your Monday Morning Hangover: Hanukkah, Holiday Parties, and Hotties

Your Monday Morning Hangover: Hanukkah, Holiday Parties, and Hotties

(Anne Faith Nicholls at her 'Low Tide Collection' in Shooting Gallery SF Friday | Photos By Gretchen Robinette) We hope you enjoyed that minor lull between the Turkey Halocaust last week and the upcoming Holiday Party/Hanukkah/X-Mas Shitrain which should…
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News, The Snitch Man, What Are You Doing Here? New Oil Spill Culprit: Billy Joel

Man, What Are You Doing Here? New Oil Spill Culprit: Billy Joel

The weathervane of blame allotting responsibility for the Cosco Busan oil spill has been spinning like…
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Music, All Shook Down 'Getting Crabs In SF': The Headline Is Just Too Obvious

'Getting Crabs In SF': The Headline Is Just Too Obvious

While the Dungeness crab season may be on hold after that pesky 58,000-gallon oil spill in the Bay, it doesn't mean you can't at least get ready to eat some crabs: mark your targets, map your routes, and, as…
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The Big Spill: More oil spill cleanup information

Thanks to Baykeeper for letting us know about the following trainings, hearings and volunteer certification events: San Francisco Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Certification Saturday, November 17 County Fair Building 9th Ave. & Lincoln Ave. in Golden Gate Park One training…
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Where the Wild Things Are: Oil spill clean-up volunteer opportunities

Okay, we're not going to torture you with oil-covered bird porn pictures. For now. But we may have to resort to that if people don't get out over the weekend and help in the wake of this disastrous oil spill.…
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