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Cell Phoney Cell Phoney Making phone calls from jail, Harley Mike allegedly helped three prisoners escape and conned parole agents, sheriff's deputies, and judges. August 16, 2006

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News, Feature Walking the Line

Walking the Line

As Daniel Dennard steered his white Pontiac sedan along Cargo Way, a lonely industrial road leading to Pier 96 on the eastern waterfront, he noticed the gold minivan in his rearview mirror advancing on him. Dennard had grown up in…
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News, Aim Low

Aim Low

For the better part of a decade, Dorothy Peterson has been skirmishing with AIMCO, a Colorado-based real estate behemoth that bills itself as the "largest owner of apartment homes in the U.S." and boasts a portfolio of some 240,000 apartment…
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News, Feature Baby you can drive my TAXI

Baby you can drive my TAXI

Piloting a squirrelly, rattle-prone Crown Victoria with worn rubber on the rims and little spring left in the shock absorbers, the cabbie prowls the deserted streets south of Market on a cold Sunday night in late January. A staticky voice…
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News, Sucka Free City

A Fine Mess

Talk about a hangover: The San Francisco Police Officers Association dumped $16,000 into last fall's race for District 6 supervisor, betting mayoral suckup Rob Black would unseat incumbent lefty Chris Daly. Daly, of course, stomped Black on Election Day, beating…
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News, Sucka Free City

(Don't) Bite Me

Late last month, 10 tenants at a Skid Row residential hotel filed suit claiming the place was a complete dump, beset by an "infestation of vermin, rodents, roaches, and insects," not to mention busted plumbing and heating, missing smoke detectors,…
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News, Feature Image Problem

Image Problem

If Andrew Cohen were to direct a drama based on his life, it would probably go something like this: In Act 1 we get to know Cohen, a hardworking cop who helps the San Francisco Police Department burnish its image…
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News, Sucka Free City

Still Snoopin'

You might remember "Cops Who Spy," a story we published in September revealing the details of a secret probe conducted by the San Francisco Police Department. During that police investigation, which sprouted from 2003's Fajitagate scandal, detectives collected and studied…
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News, Feature Bad Blood

Bad Blood

A hazy twilight was descending on the Potrero Hill public housing projects, a labyrinth of decaying barrackslike apartment buildings, when they arrived. They were the media — print reporters and local TV news crews — and at least four politicians,…
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News, Sucka Free City Gadfly Gallery

Gadfly Gallery

The Census Bureau doesn't compile stats on this sort of stuff, but we think this town must rank near the top when it comes to the number of gadflies per capita. Maybe it's because San Franciscans tend to be deeply…
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News, Feature Rent to Evict

Rent to Evict

From the outside, little distinguishes the five-story brick box at 1030 Post St. from its neighboring structures — it's a generic, frill-free apartment building on a block full of them. Inside, the place isn't particularly remarkable, either. It looks like…
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News, Stealth Dollars

Stealth Dollars

In the weeks before Oct. 6, at least $41,000 oozed quietly, possibly illegally, into the city's most contentious political race, the struggle for the District 6 supervisor's seat, a position currently held by Chris Daly. It was "soft money," meaning…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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