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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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Music, All Shook Down Happy 90th Birthday, Tony Bennett!

Happy 90th Birthday, Tony Bennett!

Today, Tony Bennett, the man behind the 1962 track "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" — whom we also wrote extensively about in last week's cover story — turns 90. Even if you're not a San Francisco native, surely…
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News, The Snitch Who Will Join Class Action Lawsuit Against Pokemon Go?

Who Will Join Class Action Lawsuit Against Pokemon Go?

Pokemon Go is still in the news - like the Energizer Bunny, it keeps going and going and going. This time, however, the news is a bit more serious than two California Senate candidates playing the game in the…
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News, The Snitch Feds Want to Know Who’s Buying Luxury Property in SF

Feds Want to Know Who’s Buying Luxury Property in SF

The federal government has been so successful this year rooting out the evil behind all-cash real estate purchases in New York City and Miami that it’s bringing the operation to another high-value yuppie paradise: California. San Francisco, San Mateo,…
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News, The Snitch Hate Speech Throws Fuel on Fire of Recall Ed Lee Campaign

Hate Speech Throws Fuel on Fire of Recall Ed Lee Campaign

Something went down at last Friday’s rally to recall Mayor Ed Lee, but what exactly happened is up for debate - unless, of course, you’re allied with the mayor himself. In that case, the Recall Ed Lee group has…
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News, The Snitch Big Day For Airbnb: Sues City, Seeks Funding at $30 Billion

Big Day For Airbnb: Sues City, Seeks Funding at $30 Billion

Airbnb is all growed up. The San Francisco-based company — which was a literal air mattress in its co-founders' apartment just a few years ago — is now an international juggernaut offering hotel alternatives in 200 countries (where in…
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News, The Snitch VIDEO: ISIS Threatens San Francisco — Sort Of

VIDEO: ISIS Threatens San Francisco — Sort Of

San Francisco has the unfortunate honor of appearing in a new propaganda video for the Islamic State released Sunday, no doubt to coincide with the city’s massive Pride celebration, since persecution of LGBT people is a hallmark of deranged fundamentalists.…
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Music, All Shook Down Check Out The Music Video For "San Francisco" by British Singer-Songwriter Laurel

Check Out The Music Video For "San Francisco" by British Singer-Songwriter Laurel

Last month I posted about singer-songwriter Laurel's ode to San Francisco. When I originally heard the song, I had assumed that Laurel, who is based in London, was lamenting leaving our beautiful city, especially when she sang the lines, "I don't…
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Music, All Shook Down Check Out Former San Francisco Resident, Lil Dicky, in This New Carl's Jr. Commercial

Check Out Former San Francisco Resident, Lil Dicky, in This New Carl's Jr. Commercial

It's hard to take rapper Lil Dicky seriously — not just in his music, but in this commercial as well. The former San Francisco resident — who moved here after college and worked at an advertising agency for whom he…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: San Francisco Rapper Babii Cris Drops Her Sophomore Album, <i>Fearless</i>

Premiere: San Francisco Rapper Babii Cris Drops Her Sophomore Album, Fearless

Babii Cris is a 22-year-old rapper from San Francisco with a penchant for penning candid, introspective lyrics and a knack for spitting quickly and hard. She began producing around the age of 13 when one of her mom's friends showed…
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News, The Snitch VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Drops in to Downtown SF; Is Photographed

VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Drops in to Downtown SF; Is Photographed

Were you near the cable cars at California and Market streets in the Financial District on Wednesday afternoon? If so, you were in the immediate vicinity of Bernie Sanders, as the Vermont senator and still-in-it contender for the Democratic…
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Music, All Shook Down Five On It: The Five Best Take Away Shows Filmed in San Francisco

Five On It: The Five Best Take Away Shows Filmed in San Francisco

In April of 2006, YouTube was still in its infancy and uploading videos was not nearly as commonplace as it is today. But that all changed the day that Vincent Moon, a French independent filmmaker and photographer, grabbed a…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: San Francisco's MOSAICS Will Inspire You To Live Out Your Dreams in Their New Single "Freedom"

Premiere: San Francisco's MOSAICS Will Inspire You To Live Out Your Dreams in Their New Single "Freedom"

Do anything for a long enough period of time and you'll start to feel restless. Add a boss and a schedule to the mix and you might even start to feel a bit chained downed and enslaved.  In San…
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Music, All Shook Down I’m Just a California Boy: 10 Songs That Make Me Nostalgic For The Bay Area

I’m Just a California Boy: 10 Songs That Make Me Nostalgic For The Bay Area

Until September 2013, I had never spent more than a few months at a time outside of the Bay Area. Growing up in Moraga, a pristine suburb in the East Bay devoid of any sort of culture, I had…
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Music, All Shook Down Premiere: The Struggle is Real in Fantastic Negrito's New Track, "Hump Thru The Winter"

Premiere: The Struggle is Real in Fantastic Negrito's New Track, "Hump Thru The Winter"

It's been a little over a year now since Xavier Dphrepaulezz — the artist known as Fantastic Negrito — won NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Contest, performed his first show at South By Southwest, and released his self-titled, first EP. …
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News, The Snitch Frisco 5 Hospitalized; Hunger Strike Continuing at Hospital

Frisco 5 Hospitalized; Hunger Strike Continuing at Hospital

San Francisco's hunger strikers decamped on Friday afternoon from Mission police station — where they have been for sixteen days without food, refusing to eat until San Francisco police undergoes a major shakeup — to an area hospital, where they…
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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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News, The Snitch Specials, Events, And Picking Up After Yourself: Your 2016 420 Guide

Specials, Events, And Picking Up After Yourself: Your 2016 420 Guide

It’s shaping up to be a banner year for cannabis. With attitudes rapidly evolving nationwide and legalization looming in the country’s largest state, this polarizing plant’s acceptance has never been stronger. So what better year than 2016 to celebrate…
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News, The Snitch Report: 80 Percent of Airbnb Listings Could Violate S.F. City Law

Report: 80 Percent of Airbnb Listings Could Violate S.F. City Law

Airbnb is regulated under San Francisco city law, rules Airbnb had a hand in creating. But Airbnb continues to violate those rules, allowing unregistered hosts to list their homes on the site and allowing entire housing units to  be used…
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