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News, Three-Dollar Chicken: The Ethical Dilemma of the Food Pantry Black Market

Three-Dollar Chicken: The Ethical Dilemma of the Food Pantry Black Market

"How much? How much?" asks a reporter in a checkered button-down and a pair of Air Jordans. He's pointing at a box of Rice Krispies cereal. The elderly Chinese woman in the blue fleece picks up a plastic bag with…
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News, The Snitch Menace to Society: Appeals Court Reverses Jacori Bender's Felony Conviction

Menace to Society: Appeals Court Reverses Jacori Bender's Felony Conviction

In our October feature story, Menace to Society-- which detailed the way police and prosecutors accuse people of being gang members for easier conviction and grant money-- 21-year-old Jacori Bender got sentenced to four years in prison, for felony gun…
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News, The Snitch Robert Guerrero Challenges Victor Ortiz Via Text Message

Robert Guerrero Challenges Victor Ortiz Via Text Message

About a month ago, Robert Guerrero stood at the pinnacle of boxing-- in the ring, toe-to-toe with Floyd Mayweather Jr., the undefeated pound-for-pound champ. He lost that fight, and no shame in that. But-- always the most asked question in…
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News, The Snitch Cops Want Your Help Finding Suspect in Castro Assault

Cops Want Your Help Finding Suspect in Castro Assault

The San Francisco Police Department is searching for a homeless man who reportedly assaulted someone in the Castro District earlier this month. On June 8, sometime after midnight, the suspect was getting ready to hit the hay right in front…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Official Tells Japanese Mayor Who Defended Wartime Sex Slavery He's Unwelcome Here

S.F. Official Tells Japanese Mayor Who Defended Wartime Sex Slavery He's Unwelcome Here

Update 4:18 p.m.: Mayor Ed Lee's spokeswoman, Christine Falvey, tells us that it was not Mayor Lee who told the Japanese mayor he was persona non grata in San Francisco. The mystery remains. Original Story 3 p.m.: Osaka, Japan Mayor…
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News, The Snitch Ghost Scam: Murky Origins Go Back at Least 25 Years

Ghost Scam: Murky Origins Go Back at Least 25 Years

While studying for his Religious Studies doctorate in Taiwan in 2004, Jonathan H.X. Lee read through a worn, '80s era textbook. For one lesson Lee turned the page to a section about faith. The chapter included a sidebar which provided…
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News, The Snitch Ghost Scam: Third Case Has Its Distinctive Features

Ghost Scam: Third Case Has Its Distinctive Features

For the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, the docket shows two ghost scam convictions down, one more to go. The first two cases reached their conclusions in May, with the seven total defendants each being found guilty of grand theft…
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News, The Snitch Ghost Scam: D.A.'s Office Tries Not to Get Conned While Compensating Con Victims

Ghost Scam: D.A.'s Office Tries Not to Get Conned While Compensating Con Victims

This week's feature story, Ghost Stories, explores the series of scams that hit San Francisco's Chinese community over the past year. According to the District Attorney's Office, more than 50 people have been conned out of a combined $1.5 million.…
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News, The Snitch Anti-Semitic Elmo, Who Once Scared Kids in S.F., Charged With Extorting Girl Scouts

Anti-Semitic Elmo, Who Once Scared Kids in S.F., Charged With Extorting Girl Scouts

Last we heard from Anti-Semitic Elmo, the furry fiend was hurling obscenities at Fisherman's Wharf patrons. This was in January. A few months before that, in October, the creature was seen shouting anti-semitic slurs at a children's park in the…
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News, The Snitch Twitter Wins Settlement Against Creators of Spamming Software

Twitter Wins Settlement Against Creators of Spamming Software

There's a mild rush of dopamine when the blue dot pops up below the @connect icon. A feeling of pride and curiosity... and then disappointment upon seeing that the sender is offering you and seven other people a way to…
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Under Review: The Court of Appeals Cements the Governor's Power Over Parole

In 1987, Jeffrey Biggs was convicted of murder. A judge sentenced him to 25-years-to-life in prison, with the possibility of parole. In 1988, California passed Proposition 89, which gave the governor power to reverse parole-board decisions involving prisoners locked up…
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    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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