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Goof-up allows misuse of S.F. Library's premium online resources

Want to learn to speak Spanish? Or Korean? For $259, you could order the Rosetta Stone computer software online and start building a basic vocabulary without changing out of your bathrobe and slippers. Or with a San Francisco Public Library…
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Chessmasters take their fight to S.F. courts

As the kings and queens of American chess descend on St. Louis for the 2009 U.S. Championship tournament this week, another set of brainiacs is brawling here in San Francisco before a bemused federal judge. The dispute, between warring factions…
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Will the Bonnie and Clyde landlords' marriage survive a criminal trial?

As the trial of Kip and Nicole Macy draws near, some local gossip blogs have taken to calling the couple accused of stalking and burglarizing tenants in their SOMA apartment building "the landlords from hell." Others call them "the Bonnie…
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Art Vandals

Four months ago, a group of young graffiti artists approached a small Inner Sunset produce market and offered to paint a mural on the outer wall of the store, facing Irving Street. They said they would do the whole thing…
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Crude Feud

As lawyers in a San Francisco courtroom try to prove that oil giant Chevron orchestrated an attack on Nigerian protesters in 1998, anti-Chevron activists are going after a less likely nemesis: Pat Murphy, editor and publisher of the San Francisco…
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News, Sucka Free City Lawyers may sue city for turning juveniles over to feds

Lawyers may sue city for turning juveniles over to feds

Twice this summer, a group of lawyers dropped by Mayor Gavin Newsom's office to talk about his decision to help federal agents deport underage immigrants. San Francisco has traditionally refused this sort of cooperation with the feds. Until recently, according…
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News, Sucka Free City Olympic ticket scam sites could have been shut down sooner

Olympic ticket scam sites could have been shut down sooner

World-class athletes aren't the only ones going for the gold this summer at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. So are online ticket scammers. International media reports estimate sports fans have lost $50 million through unauthorized Web sites like www.beijingticketing.com.…
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Jim Jones: Cult leader, killer, supporter of suicide barrier on Golden Gate Bridge

Every righteous cause needs a righteous leader. The gay community had Harvey Milk. The Green Party had Matt Gonzalez. And the antisuicide movement? Without a charismatic leader, it's no wonder the movement has struggled to get a suicide barrier installed…
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Bar Association gives its qualified support for judge

If ABC News were covering local elections, George Stephanopoulos might have already called the San Francisco judicial race for the incumbent, Superior Court Judge Thomas Mellon Jr. Last week, the Bar Association of San Francisco named Mellon the only qualified…
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Lawyer for tiger mauling victim has own legal problems

Amritpal "Paul" Dhaliwal, who survived the Christmas Day tiger mauling at the San Francisco Zoo along with his brother, has been in the news lately because of a few uncomfortable run-ins with the law. As it turns out, one of…
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Poll suggests runoff likely in judicial race

The three-way race for a spot on the San Francisco Superior Court hasn't made much of a splash so far — probably because voters are more interested in the three-way race for the White House. That's legit. But even by…
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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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