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News, Sucka Free City Thrown Out at Home Plate: S.F. Approves Ban on Chewing Tobacco at Baseball Park

Thrown Out at Home Plate: S.F. Approves Ban on Chewing Tobacco at Baseball Park

Last autumn, while we were celebrating the San Francisco Giants' impressive win in the World Series, health activists were taking a swing at one of the baseball's most storied — if also gross — traditions: smokeless tobacco. In a final…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Settles Police Department Whistleblower Lawsuit Out of Court

San Francisco Settles Police Department Whistleblower Lawsuit Out of Court

The San Francisco Police Department appears to have dodged a major embarrassment. The City of San Francisco today agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit against Police Chief Greg Suhr that was filed by Kelly O'Haire, a former attorney in…
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News, The Snitch You Guys, the Warriors Are on Fiyah!

You Guys, the Warriors Are on Fiyah!

Let us pause from the seemingly endless stream of news and chatter about tech, restaurants, housing costs, and the drought. If you've lived in San Francisco longer than five minutes, you may know that among the region's major league sports…
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News, Culture Fit Culture Fit: Last of the DIY Auteurs?

Culture Fit: Last of the DIY Auteurs?

There's no easy way to classify The Last Black Man in San Francisco. In a nutshell, it's a story about the hard, cold truths of the current socioeconomic environment in a city that's shed thousands of its black residents. I…
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News, The Snitch Quick, Before The Bubble Bursts: Let's Put On a TV Show About SF Start Ups!

Quick, Before The Bubble Bursts: Let's Put On a TV Show About SF Start Ups!

Oh sure, Cynics predict the tech bubble will burst in approximately nine months. But the Sunny Optimists among us prefer  to focus on the media and tech-related bounties that apparently grow on trees around here. Case in point:  A…
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News, The Snitch Just in Time for the Weekend, Here's Some Promising Health News

Just in Time for the Weekend, Here's Some Promising Health News

And now, some good news on the health front: State health department officials say the measles outbreak  has been contained — at least for now. You may recall that late last year, a low-boiling panic swept  across the…
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News, The Snitch Why Yes, This Cement Floor IS a Cool Design Feature

Why Yes, This Cement Floor IS a Cool Design Feature

If you're new or new-ish to San Francisco and experiencing shell-shock in the search for "affordable housing," good news may be on the horizon. Thanks to a March report by the urban planning and environmental non-profit, SPUR, which…
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News, The Snitch San Franciscans Helped Disrupt Police State.....For A Few Hours, Anyway

San Franciscans Helped Disrupt Police State.....For A Few Hours, Anyway

Were you on the streets of the Mission yesterday? A social justice coalition, WarIsACrime.org, declared April 14 as  "Shut-DownA14," a day of protest in cities nationwide.  The call-to-action led to hundreds of people in towns coast-to-coast taking to the…
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News, A Jury of Her Peers?: Here’s what really sank Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit

A Jury of Her Peers?: Here’s what really sank Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination lawsuit

What are the chances that a 62-year-old white guy who works in a 20th-century skilled-trade occupation, with limited knowledge of the tech industry or venture-capital firms, would view Ellen Pao as anything other than entitled and overreaching for seeking equal…
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News, Feature Casting a Wider Net: Entrepreneurs, CEOs tackle Silicon Valley’s diversity problem.

Casting a Wider Net: Entrepreneurs, CEOs tackle Silicon Valley’s diversity problem.

Back in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, Jim E. Cates had a part-time job at the U.S. Post Office while attending college. It was the 1960s. African-Americans across the country held similar civil service jobs, viewing them as good, stable…
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News, Feature Whither Black San Francisco: A Story in Pictures

Whither Black San Francisco: A Story in Pictures

Growing up in San Francisco, I never felt out of place or otherwise special for being a black native. That isn't the case any longer. As I've walked through the city of my birth over the past couple of decades,…
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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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