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News, The Snitch PETA Picketers Say Ringling Bros. Tortures Baby Elephants

PETA Picketers Say Ringling Bros. Tortures Baby Elephants

​Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey returns to San Francisco this weekend. And PETA will be here, too to claim the circus hog-ties, yanks, and electroshocks baby elephants as part of their training. The animal rights group will picket the Cow…
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News, The Snitch Newspaper Editor Yanks "Homophobic" Column After Staff Backlash

Newspaper Editor Yanks "Homophobic" Column After Staff Backlash

Following staff backlash, the editor of the Annapolis-based The Capital newspaper reportedly yanked a column apologizing for a Mother's Day article featuring lesbian parents.In support of editor and publisher Tom Marquardt's decision, the San Francisco based group COLAGE: People With…
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News, The Snitch Larry Ellison Too Good for His Own Golden Gate Yacht Club

Larry Ellison Too Good for His Own Golden Gate Yacht Club

While the rich like to brag that they lunch at the yacht club, the really, really rich apparently boast that they never go near the place.Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, for one, avoids his own Golden Gate Yacht Club, despite the…
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News, The Snitch Should City's Garbage Contract Be Trashed?

Should City's Garbage Contract Be Trashed?

City Budget Analyst Says Question Should Be Put to VotersShould the city's garbage contract go here?​Thanks to a 1932 law, for 79 years only one company has been allowed to pick up and transport garbage on San Francisco streets. In…
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News, The Snitch eBay Scam? Specialized Bicycles Sues Over Allegedly Counterfeit Jerseys, Shorts.

eBay Scam? Specialized Bicycles Sues Over Allegedly Counterfeit Jerseys, Shorts.

Most Bogus, Dude​'Tis the season for -- allegations of piracy? Those $120 bike shorts you got under the tree may be knockoffs, according to a new lawsuit.Morgan Hill's Specialized Bicycle Components has filed a complaint in San Francisco federal district…
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News, The Snitch Bay Area Recyclers Spew Toxins, Enviros Say

Bay Area Recyclers Spew Toxins, Enviros Say

​Automobile recycling, billed as a "green" industry, is actually a poorly regulated polluter that produces dangerous toxic waste, according to a new report by an East Bay environmental group."It's not as bad as third-world computer scrapping, but it's close," said…
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News, The Snitch City Employees Cash In $10.8 Million From Sick Days

City Employees Cash In $10.8 Million From Sick Days

Hundreds of San Francisco employees retiring this past fiscal year ending in June were allowed to cash out a total of $10.8 million worth of accumulated sick days under a failed so-called "wellness program" designed to prevent employees from missing…
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News, The Snitch Anonymous Eurobloggers Scoop LA Times on Sarah Palin's $93,000 Cal State Speech Bonanza

Anonymous Eurobloggers Scoop LA Times on Sarah Palin's $93,000 Cal State Speech Bonanza

Soon, American political journalists will someday be replaced by:A. Newswriting softwareB. TwitterC. Anonymous European hobbyistsReaders of a story from today's Los Angeles Times have reason to believe the answer is "C."A Thursday Times story with the headline "Paliln to receive…
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News, The Snitch Oakland First City To Copy S.F. 'Sunday Streets' -- NOT Berkeley

Oakland First City To Copy S.F. 'Sunday Streets' -- NOT Berkeley

For the first time in the history of time -- that we can recall -- Oakland has kicked the green-flecked ass of Berkeley in being first East-Bay city to adopt an environmentally friendly policy. Or so claims a consultant hired…
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News, The Snitch 'Signs' Point to Better Times Ahead for Cyclists

'Signs' Point to Better Times Ahead for Cyclists

For San Francisco's ever-growing cadre of bicyclists, this week opened with both good news and bad.On Monday, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Peter Busch postponed until Nov. 12 his decision on whether to allow the city to install bicycle…
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News, The Snitch No Previous Break-Ins? How Could a Zoo Official Forget the Suspected Bestiality Attacks of 1993 and 1997?

No Previous Break-Ins? How Could a Zoo Official Forget the Suspected Bestiality Attacks of 1993 and 1997?

A recent Snitch item by award-winning reporter Joe Eskenazi quoted a longtime San Francisco animal welfare advocate noting he didn't believe that anyone had broken into animal enclosures at the San Francisco Zoo during the previous 40 years.SF Weekly begs…
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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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