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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Murdered by the Son of the Sugar King

Yesterday's Crimes: Murdered by the Son of the Sugar King

Blackmail was part of the business model for Charles and Michael de Young in the early days of their San Francisco Chronicle. Slinging mud at the city's well to do was commonplace for the Chron since its beginnings in 1865,…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Zodiac Killer Answers His Copycats

Yesterday's Crimes: The Zodiac Killer Answers His Copycats

There were trails of blood throughout what the San Francisco Chronicle called “an expensively-decorated hippie-style pad,” according to the paper's cover story on Monday, April 20, 1970. The apartment at 745 Stevenson Street in San Francisco belonged to Robert…
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News, The Snitch Chronicle Columnists Call for End of First Amendment in Oakland

Chronicle Columnists Call for End of First Amendment in Oakland

The First Amendment would no longer apply in Oakland, if San Francisco Chronicle columnists Debra J. Saunders and Chip Johnson had their way.  Friday evening's "May Day for Freddie Gray" march in Oakland saw a particularly large amount of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tech Conference

Tech Conference

A common criticism of the technology industry (aside from our exorbitant rental prices, of course) is that its workers don't represent the diversity found in the Bay Area. There is some truth to that. Twitter was widely criticized last…
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Calendar, Night&Day Presidential suite

Presidential suite

Those crazy kids from LEVYdance are at it again, this time in a house that's been a home to 44 generals in 66 years and opened its doors to innumerable illustrious guests, including presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford…
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News, Feature American Ruins: A Town Where Decay Itself Is Preserved

American Ruins: A Town Where Decay Itself Is Preserved

At a deli in Bridgeport, I met a man named Mike who was selling meat and beef jerky for $15 a pound. I told him I was on my way to Bodie, the windswept ghost town 15 miles away in…
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News, The Snitch The <i>Chron</i> Finally Launches Its (Leaky) Paywall

The Chron Finally Launches Its (Leaky) Paywall

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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Street Fashion: Are Men Here Bad Dressers?

S.F. Street Fashion: Are Men Here Bad Dressers?

Nearly a year after GQ dubiously honored San Francisco on its worst-dressed cities list, the Chronicle has declared that we can finally stop hanging our heads in sartorial shame. Thank goodness. That is, we ladies can, but Chron columnist Caille…
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News, The Snitch BART Says It's Cleaned Poop and Pee From Most Broken Escalators

BART Says It's Cleaned Poop and Pee From Most Broken Escalators

It's been challenging to walk up and down the broken BART escalators as of late without thinking of how much poop and pee is caked inside the broken stairs. Fortunately, BART has been hard at work, cleaning up and fixing…
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News, The Snitch <i>Chronicle</i> Maintains News Pipeline With Journatic, Company That Used Fake Bylines

Chronicle Maintains News Pipeline With Journatic, Company That Used Fake Bylines

Two weeks ago, This American Life exposed news-provider Journatic's practice of using fake bylines to protect writers from lawsuits and to disguise that some articles were being reported and written by low-wage overseas workers. Journatic sold those articles to major…
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News, Sucka Free City Wife vs. Sheriff: 1914 Scandal Was Worse Than 2012 Version

Wife vs. Sheriff: 1914 Scandal Was Worse Than 2012 Version

You know that deposed San Francisco sheriff whose life and career were immolated following a sordid accusation from his wife? You sure? Because this isn't a story about Ross Mirkarimi. Nearly 100 years back, San Francisco Sheriff Frederick Eggers' personal…
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Dining, SFoodie What Happens When You Don't Test Recipes? Lost Readers, Even Lawsuits

What Happens When You Don't Test Recipes? Lost Readers, Even Lawsuits

​Last month, a Chilean court ruled that a major newspaper there had to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to readers who'd made a recipe for churros that it had published. Why? Well, the recipe had called for the…
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News, The Snitch Phil Bronstein Resigns from the <i/>Chronicle</i>

Phil Bronstein Resigns from the Chronicle

Former Chron editor Phil Bronstein confirmed today rumors that he is indeed leaving the newspaper after more than three decades with Hearst. However, Bronstein, 61, isn't leaving the news business.The 61-year-old tells us he will be taking on a larger…
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News, Sucka Free City

Law & Disorder: "The Examiner" Punches Crooks in the Junk

Anything Police Say Is True Enough to Put in a Headline, Police Say A trio of brutish broads punted puppy after puppy on Sunday morning in Bernal Heights, police said, so we put it in the paper. Police also…
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Dining, SFoodie Twelve Reasons Why We're Staying in San Francisco

Twelve Reasons Why We're Staying in San Francisco

We love San Francisco; that's why we're here. I have visited more than 50 countries and lived in four; I could live almost anywhere, and I choose here. It's a shame that all of San Francisco Chronicle columnist Carl Nolte's…
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News, The Snitch Fog, Sight of Strangers Driving Exodus of S.F. Natives, According to <i>Chronicle</i>

Fog, Sight of Strangers Driving Exodus of S.F. Natives, According to Chronicle

One of the cherished traditions of Northern California provincialism is the idea of the Native Son. Californians live in a nice place that has, unsurprisingly, attracted a lot of folks born elsewhere. As a result, they feel isolated, or overwhelmed,…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>San Francisco Chronicle</em> Misses Out on the Street Food Festival

San Francisco Chronicle Misses Out on the Street Food Festival

We called Saturday's Street Food Festival San Francisco's most important food event of the year. Street food is the food trend of 2011. It has become part of the cultural fabric of San Francisco; it is to this generation what…
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News, The Snitch Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Who Came Out As Illegal Immigrant, Worked For the <i>Chron</i>

Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Who Came Out As Illegal Immigrant, Worked For the Chron

A Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter at The Washington Post came out as an undocumented immigrant in a story in the New York Times Magazine published online Wednesday. Jose Antonio Vargas is a Filipino national who climbed this country's journalism ranks…
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News, The Snitch Utah Newspaper One-Ups <i>Chronicle</i>, Gives Column to *Active* Mayor

Utah Newspaper One-Ups Chronicle, Gives Column to *Active* Mayor

The Deseret News has raised some eyebrows with its decision to make the sitting mayor of Utah's second-largest city a columnist. West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder is apparently excited about this new platform to share his great ideas, which…
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News, The Snitch PG&E Buys Ads in Newspapers to Say Sorry for San Bruno Fire

PG&E Buys Ads in Newspapers to Say Sorry for San Bruno Fire

PG&E paid for a full-page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle as well as 23 other publications to issue an apology for the San Bruno fire that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes on Sept. 9, 2010."We apologize --…
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