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Is San Francisco’s Pension Fund Connected to Private Prisons?

The San Francisco Employees' Retirement System (SFERS), the city's $21 billion pension fund, is no stranger to demands that it invest "responsibly." City officials have demanded that the city divest its holdings in gun manufacturers and fossil fuels; in 2013,…
Culture, Art King of the Underworld: See San Francisco's Columbarium Through the Eyes of Its Caretaker

King of the Underworld: See San Francisco's Columbarium Through the Eyes of Its Caretaker

Tucked in a cul-de-sac in the Inner Richmond, The Columbarium's neo-classical architecture and copper dome seem out of place. The inside of the building resembles a dollhouse and a church with its ornately decorated walls and large, stained glass windows.…
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Culture, Art Songs of Ourselves: An Attorney Sings Walt Whitman Poems to Chronicle the History of Queer Community

Songs of Ourselves: An Attorney Sings Walt Whitman Poems to Chronicle the History of Queer Community

The rainbow flag billowing in the wind at the intersection of Market and Castro streets can be spotted from Daniel Redman's home in the Castro District. Facing toward the window, Redman closes his eyes, lifts his head, and erupts into…
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News, Tiny Sheep: UC Berkeley Researchers Use Electricity to Herd Cells and, Potentially, Speed Up Healing

Tiny Sheep: UC Berkeley Researchers Use Electricity to Herd Cells and, Potentially, Speed Up Healing

Since the late 1700s, scientists have known that the water, salt, and ions that flow through the body conduct electricity, but its significance remained a mystery. The concept of "bioelectricity" inspired the story of Frankenstein and had for a while…
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News, The Snitch What to Expect at Bay to Breakers This Year (Besides Naked People)

What to Expect at Bay to Breakers This Year (Besides Naked People)

It's that time of the year -- the time when it's perfectly okay to dye your hair purple and sew a sequined tail to your boxer shorts. That's right, it's Bay to Breakers, the annual costumed footrace that makes San…
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News, The Snitch Person Killed By BART Train, Pleasant Hill Station Closed

Person Killed By BART Train, Pleasant Hill Station Closed

Update 12:30 p.m.: At 12: 15 p.m. the Pleasant Hill Station started reopening. "BART police is still reviewing all of the eyewitness accounts. They also want to pull video to see exactly what happened. It's too soon to say…
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News, The Snitch Hells Angels' Headquarters Raided This Morning, One Arrested

Hells Angels' Headquarters Raided This Morning, One Arrested

The Hells Angels received an early wake up call by this morning when San Francisco cops stormed the clubhouse at 5 a.m. today after getting a search warrant from the courts. Officer Albie Esparza says that gang task force investigators…
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News, The Snitch Study: San Francisco Drivers Aren't <i>That</i> Bitchy

Study: San Francisco Drivers Aren't That Bitchy

Contrary to what you might believe about all drivers based on the motorist next to you (who is texting and flipping you off simultaneously), San Francisco has some of the nicest, most well-behaved drivers in the country. According to In…
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Richard Whalen Identified as Deceased Man Found Inside Parked Car Earlier This Year

You might recall news of a body that was discovered inside of a parked car around the Inner Mission back in January. The identity of the man remained a mystery for four months while the Medical Examiner's Office investigated…
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News, The Snitch UCLA Researchers Say Undocumented Immigrants Rely on Health Services Less Than Uninsured Americans

UCLA Researchers Say Undocumented Immigrants Rely on Health Services Less Than Uninsured Americans

Contrary to what anti-immigration folks might think, researchers at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research have confirmed that undocumented immigrants in California use health services less than U.S. citizens who don't have insurance. That contradicts the thought that undocumented…
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News, The Snitch Cops Bust Four Men Armed With Guns on Market Street

Cops Bust Four Men Armed With Guns on Market Street

San Francisco police have nabbed four men who they say were carrying a cache of weapons as they walked through the South of Market neighborhood earlier this week. According to police, officers were called to the 900 block of Market…
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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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