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News, Sucka Free City Flowers for Bitcoin: A Large Exchange Sputters, but Digital Currency Stays Afloat in San Francisco

Flowers for Bitcoin: A Large Exchange Sputters, but Digital Currency Stays Afloat in San Francisco

In Tokyo, a disgruntled British trader stands outside the vacant, shuttered offices of Mt. Gox, once the highest-volume Bitcoin exchange in the world. He waves a sign bearing what could be either be a hugely volatile, or deeply metaphysical, question,…
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News, Feature Molded by Suffering

Molded by Suffering

I was not born in San Francisco, nor was I raised there. I moved to the city in the fall of 1986 and headed south before the '90s arrived. But I consider San Francisco my home. I may not have…
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News, Sucka Free City Bitcoin of the Realm: The Richmond District Becomes a Fiefdom of New Currency

Bitcoin of the Realm: The Richmond District Becomes a Fiefdom of New Currency

At around 3 p.m. last Tuesday, the going rate for Bitcoin — the unregulated electronic currency with increasing hipster cachet — was about $959, and climbing. Brewster Kahle, founder of the Richmond District-based Internet Archive and staunch Bitcoin promoter, seemed…
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Culture, Art Know Your Street Art: Read Mother Fucking Books!

Know Your Street Art: Read Mother Fucking Books!

It's a simple sticker that's just a few inches in diameter. And it's been attached to an inconspicuous surface: the side of a trash bin in San Francisco's Outer Richmond District. A taqueria owns the bin and puts it outside…
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Dining, Eat

Xiao Long Bao Shop: More Dumplings for the Richmond

Xiao Long Bao Shop is a new addition to the crowd of dim sum options on Clement Street in the Richmond District. It's strictly no-frills, with no profound whiff of newness besides the "Grand Opening" banner outside. There are tables…
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Dining, Eat

Quail: State Bird on Menu at S.F. Restaurants

State Bird Provisions, that little restaurant named the best one to open in America last year by Bon Appetit, is admittedly built off of that titular Golden State bird, the quail. Here, it's fried in a coating that incorporates croutons…
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Calendar, Night&Day Still Rockin' It

Still Rockin' It

For the last few years, the Rockit Room was the center of live entertainment in San Francisco’s Richmond District, a place in the Avenues where musical stars of all genres could find comfort. Though club recently morphed into Neck of…
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News, The Snitch Accused Bank Robber Attempts to Get Cash, Gets Jail Time Instead

Accused Bank Robber Attempts to Get Cash, Gets Jail Time Instead

A suspected robber's day at the bank quickly turned into a night in jail after he skillfully demonstrated that he's no Bonnie or Clyde. Around 11:30 a.m. yesterday, the suspect walked into a bank on the 2800 block of Geary…
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News, The Snitch Toilet Arsonist Sets Mobile Potties on Fire

Toilet Arsonist Sets Mobile Potties on Fire

A couple of Porta Potties were torched early this morning in the Richmond District, which naturally leaves us with this burning question: Is the outhouse arsonist back?As readers recall, back in 2009 a pooping pyro went on a hot streak,…
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News, The Snitch Mysterious Pole Gardener Sprouts in the Richmond District

Mysterious Pole Gardener Sprouts in the Richmond District

The last time we told you about a decorated pole in the Richmond District, we were referring to the mobile strippers who definitely injected new life into the neighborhood. But we're guessing Supervisor Eric Mar will be a little less…
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News, The Snitch Keith Wilson, S.F. Real Estate Scammer, Sent to State Prison for His Illegal Shopping Spree

Keith Wilson, S.F. Real Estate Scammer, Sent to State Prison for His Illegal Shopping Spree

This San Francisco man will spend the next five years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to duping investors out of $347,000 -- money which he spent all on himself. According to District Attorney George Gascón, 56-year-old Keith Wilson…
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News, The Snitch Notorious "Tip Jar Stealer" Finally Busted

Notorious "Tip Jar Stealer" Finally Busted

A San Francisco man who had been stealing from tip jars around the Richmond District was finally caught red-handed. Police say they spotted the 64-year-old suspect getting off a Muni bus at Sixth Avenue last week. The officer recognized the…
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News, The Snitch Police Investigate Suspicious Death

Police Investigate Suspicious Death

San Francisco police are trying to figure out what happened to a man they found dead yesterday evening in the city's Richmond District. Sgt. Michael Andraychak had very little information to offer at this time, but said police were called…
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News, The Snitch Really Bad Driver Hits Woman, Then Building, Then Other Cars

Really Bad Driver Hits Woman, Then Building, Then Other Cars

Update: Police identified the driver as Rostislav Bushler. A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being a really horrible driver after he treated the Richmond District like his own personal video game, hitting everything in sight. Officer Gordan Shyy…
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News, The Snitch Rick Scheuer Identified as Motorcyclist Killed in Fourth of July Accident

Rick Scheuer Identified as Motorcyclist Killed in Fourth of July Accident

Update (2:55 p.m.): The medical examiner has identified the victim in last night's crash as Rick Scheuer. Original story (9:01 a.m.): A 54-year-old man was killed on Independence Day as he rode through the city's Richmond District, police said. Officer…
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News, The Snitch Supervisor Eric Mar Chases Away Local Stripper Truck

Supervisor Eric Mar Chases Away Local Stripper Truck

Yesterday, we told readers about how Richmond District residents and Supervisor Eric Mar were completely turned off by the lewd mobile stripper truck parked in their neighborhood. It appears the feeling is mutual. RichmondSF blog tells us that Larry Flynt's…
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News, The Snitch Woman Says She Stole Cellphone from Muni Rider Because Her Phone Was Stolen First

Woman Says She Stole Cellphone from Muni Rider Because Her Phone Was Stolen First

A 35-year-old woman who was arrested after admitting to stealing a Muni passenger's phone gave the cops an unexpected defense: She had just been a victim of the same crime.According to police, both suspect and victim were riding the 28…
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News, The Snitch Almost-Senior Citizen Accused of Attacking Muni Driver over Bus Fare

Almost-Senior Citizen Accused of Attacking Muni Driver over Bus Fare

A 64-year-old Muni passenger apparently lost his composure recently perhaps because he didn't get his senior discount for his ride through the Richmond District -- and for good reason: He's not quite yet a senior.  Police arrested the soon-to-be senior…
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Music, Hear This David Miles Jr. Benefit: Show Preview

David Miles Jr. Benefit: Show Preview

David Miles Jr. has been San Francisco's most ardent advocate for roller skating in three decades, leading the city's Midnight Rollers Friday Night Skate and Sunday afternoon gatherings in Golden Gate Park. A Jan. 23 fire in his Richmond District…
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News, The Snitch Local Immigrants Win Wage-Theft Case Against Richmond District Restaurants

Local Immigrants Win Wage-Theft Case Against Richmond District Restaurants

A group of immigrants have prevailed in a wage theft case in which they accused their employers at two Vietnamese restaurants in the Richmond of not paying them their earned wages in full. KCBS reports that some workers at Pho…
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