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News, The Snitch S.F. Renters Partying Like It’s 2009

S.F. Renters Partying Like It’s 2009

If you’re currently trying to rent an apartment in San Francisco, this news might make you laugh: The market is cooling so much that landlords are offering generous perks for signing a lease. But to anyone considering a 400-square-foot studio…
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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 New Reason to Despise Tech Money: Mortgage Perks

New Reason to Despise Tech Money: Mortgage Perks

It might be harder to swallow than dry, unbuttered $4 toast, but all those tech elites sucking the soul out of San Francisco are such a coveted workforce that banks and lenders are willing to give them big perks when…
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News, The Snitch Oakland Housing Moratorium Succeeds Where SF Failed, But Will It Matter?

Oakland Housing Moratorium Succeeds Where SF Failed, But Will It Matter?

As San Francisco passed a first-in-the-nation family leave ordinance on Tuesday — meaning all parents, not just public employees, can take six weeks of paid leave after reproducing — Oakland was making its own political waves, getting involved in the housing…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco’s Future Looks A Lot Like L.A.’s Status Quo

San Francisco’s Future Looks A Lot Like L.A.’s Status Quo

Last week, real estate database Zillow released a list of the 10 most valuable housing markets in the country — as expressed by the sum total of all home values (in tax terms) in the city — as well as…
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News, The Snitch City Data Shows Academy of Art University is Operating Most of its Buildings Illegally

City Data Shows Academy of Art University is Operating Most of its Buildings Illegally

As SocketSite reports, 75 percent of AAU’s (more than) 40 properties are operating without the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Two S.F. Drag Queens Sell Bernal Heights Home With Hilarious Video

Two S.F. Drag Queens Sell Bernal Heights Home With Hilarious Video

It may not be Welcome to My Home, the funniest thing in the history of the internet, but local drag queens Mercedes Munro and Katya Smirnoff-Skyy have put together a hilarious, seven-minute video welcoming you into a home that…
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Music, All Shook Down Real Estate Conjures a California Sound at the Independent, 2/28/14

Real Estate Conjures a California Sound at the Independent, 2/28/14

Real Estate The Shilohs Dream Boys Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 The Independent Better than: Real Estate with 10 fewer songs. Sometimes it's easy to forget that Real Estate isn't a San Francisco (or at least California) band. Its sound --…
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Music, All Shook Down S.F. House Where Janis Joplin Hung Out Now Goes For $1.3 Million, Does Not Include Mercedes-Benz

S.F. House Where Janis Joplin Hung Out Now Goes For $1.3 Million, Does Not Include Mercedes-Benz

In the San Francisco of the '60s, you could walk around naked, eat for free, sleep for free, get drugs for free, and have sex with whoever you wanted, whenever you wanted, all while totally bombed on drugs you didn't…
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Music, All Shook Down Noise Pop Adds Real Estate, Dr. Dog, Throwing Muses, and More to 2014 Lineup

Noise Pop Adds Real Estate, Dr. Dog, Throwing Muses, and More to 2014 Lineup

February is getting ever closer, and so is the full lineup for the Noise Pop festival's 22nd year. Organizers today announced another batch of bands for 2014, including Real Estate, Throwing Muses, Dr. Dog, Cold Cave, and many more. Also…
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Music, All Shook Down Woodsist Fest Will Bring Real Estate, Thee Oh Sees, the Fresh & Onlys, and More to Big Sur

Woodsist Fest Will Bring Real Estate, Thee Oh Sees, the Fresh & Onlys, and More to Big Sur

Bay Area residents need but the slightest excuse for a weekend getaway down to Big Sur, sure -- but for local fans of woolly indie rock, the annual Woodsist Fest is pretty much the best justification imaginable for that…
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News, The Snitch Will Tech IPOs Drive Hyper-Gentrification of Southern Neighborhoods?

Will Tech IPOs Drive Hyper-Gentrification of Southern Neighborhoods?

The dot-com boom and bust of the late 1990s left an indelible mark on the southeastern portion of San Francisco. SOMA, a neighborhood formerly known for furniture warehouses, nightclubs and a few leather bars, rapidly morphed into a landscape of…
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Music, All Shook Down Finding Redemption in the Horrors of Lou Reed and Metallica's <i>Lulu</i>

Finding Redemption in the Horrors of Lou Reed and Metallica's Lulu

Don't Kill Lulu Yet: No, there is not one conventionally good song on Lulu, the 87-minute, hyped-to-infinity, Frankenstein's monster of Lou Reed babble and Metallica chug that came out the day after Halloween. Not really. This is a batch of…
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News, The Snitch So Long, Gavin Newsom

So Long, Gavin Newsom

It doesn't come as a surprise that Gavin Newsom, who made every effort to get out of San Francisco short of mailing himself to parts unknown, is leaving town. What's unexpected is he couldn't come up with a better excuse.…
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News, The Snitch Key Economic Indicators Hint At Local Recovery

Key Economic Indicators Hint At Local Recovery

San Francisco hasn't yet fully emerged from the mortgage-meltdown: Lingering effects include depressed Bay Area employment, which declined 1.4 percent last year, and lackluster housing prices, which remain flat.However, some other indicators suggest faint signs of a local economic rebound,…
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Music, All Shook Down Saturday Night: Deerhunter Unveils Ghostly Art-Pop at Slim's

Saturday Night: Deerhunter Unveils Ghostly Art-Pop at Slim's

DeerhunterReal EstateOctober 30, 2010@ Slim'sBetter than: Dressing up as Christopher Walken and/or Robert DeNiro from The Deer Hunter for Halloween and making Russian roulette references in front of strangers. There's a certain ghoulishness, something otherworldly and ghostlike, to the Deerhunter aesthetic --…
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News, The Snitch Winston Lum, Accused Criminal Mastermind and Charming Envelope Artist

Winston Lum, Accused Criminal Mastermind and Charming Envelope Artist

Jail can be a lonely place. So we weren't surprised that Winston Lum would express gratitude for the hours and days we spent interviewing him while he sat incarcerated at the Hall of Justice for the Aug. 4 feature "Is…
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Music, All Shook Down Chicago Critic's Pitchfork Dis Gets the Blogosphere Steaming

Chicago Critic's Pitchfork Dis Gets the Blogosphere Steaming

Just when it seemed cool to hate the taste-making music site Pitchfork, one critic went and ripped the site (and its music festival in Chicago this past weekend) a good one. So how did indie-loving blogs and blog readers respond…
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Music, All Shook Down Real Estate, Woods, Moon Duo, Kurt Vile at Woodsist Show in Big Sur

Real Estate, Woods, Moon Duo, Kurt Vile at Woodsist Show in Big Sur

You know how lots of dudes have their "fantasy" sports teams, where they get all crazy about their dream combinations of men with bats and balls? Well I have fantasy concerts, all the time, most of them involving some picturesque…
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Music, All Shook Down SXSW 2010: The Rest of the Best (Best Coast, Broken Bells, Demolished Thoughts, More)

SXSW 2010: The Rest of the Best (Best Coast, Broken Bells, Demolished Thoughts, More)

Best of SXSW: Saturday w/ Real Estate, Best Coast, Fool's Gold, Demolished Thoughts, Broken Bells, Dam-Funk, and Billy Murray Thinking back on SXSW's finale, I saw Real Estate more times than I probably should've (and that includes a Saturday day…
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