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Dining, Eat Victory Hall & Parlor: Drinking Our Way to Victory

Victory Hall & Parlor: Drinking Our Way to Victory

In the former Cento space on a one-way alley close to the ballpark comes Victory Hall & Parlor, an upscale sports bar in the grand tradition of getting drunk in attractive, neo-vintage spaces. Although not entirely finished, it's fully built…
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News, Bad Seed: City Residents Fight Over a Botanical Miracle

Bad Seed: City Residents Fight Over a Botanical Miracle

To San Francisco biologist Daniel Gluesenkamp, finding a rare species of manzanita on Doyle Drive — the site of a major Caltrans construction project in the Presidio — was like discovering an exotic orchid, or the tallest redwood tree. Manzanita…
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News, Sucka Free City A Bridge to No-Name: A Lawsuit Challenging the Willie L. Brown Bridge Resolution May Be Pointless

A Bridge to No-Name: A Lawsuit Challenging the Willie L. Brown Bridge Resolution May Be Pointless

Former state Assemblyman and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is known as a master of navigating around rules. His new namesake, the 77-year-old western span of the Bay Bridge, will be a definitive symbol of that talent. Recently, California legislators…
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News, Feature Assault on Devil's Slide: A 150-Year Tale of Man Versus Mountain

Assault on Devil's Slide: A 150-Year Tale of Man Versus Mountain

Illustration by Jared Boggess On one side, a rock wall shoots a hundred feet into the sky. On the other, a hundred-foot drop onto jagged rocks and cold, crashing Pacific Ocean waves. Between them, there is 20 or so…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

The Train to Costlyville Subway deal should be aboveboard: Any time there's a surprise involving the Central Subway, it confirms the notion that it's a bad idea ["Muni Money: Caltrain Connection Could Fund Central Subway," Laura Rena Murray, Sucka Free…
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News, Sucka Free City The Old Gray Mare: At 75, the Bay Bridge Remains Hardworking and Overlooked

The Old Gray Mare: At 75, the Bay Bridge Remains Hardworking and Overlooked

On Nov. 10, a group of Caltrans officials gathered on Treasure Island to give a few speeches and cut some cake. A modest gathering by any standards, for the 75th anniversary of the Bay Area's hardest working bridge, this was…
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News, Sucka Free City Caltrain's Draconian Clipper Enforcement Leaves Riders Stranded

Caltrain's Draconian Clipper Enforcement Leaves Riders Stranded

Caltrain has a new policy for riders stuck with malfunctioning Clipper cards: Tell it to the judge. A crew advisory fired off to the line's conductors and leaked to SF Weekly absolves Caltrain of any responsibility for the technical glitches…
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News, Sucka Free City Most BART Riders Escape Tickets for Eating and Drinking

Most BART Riders Escape Tickets for Eating and Drinking

Around a decade ago, BART moved to boot all food vendors off its property. The delicious story behind that decision told by old agency hands is that a former BART director sat on a half-used ketchup packet and saw red.…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

Republicans Not Worlds Apart Don't blame conservatives: I enjoyed the touching and informative article "Worlds Apart" . It opened my eyes to an issue I had not been aware of. I would like to offer one criticism…
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News, Sucka Free City

List: Bridging the safety gap

In light of the recent structural failures on the Bay Bridge — even after repairs — how is Caltrans planning to ensure that the bridge remains safe in the future? • Next time, use double-sided tape • Positive thinking •…
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News, Matt Smith

Obama's stimulus money will increase traffic, but not bridge safety

For the thousands of drivers forging across the Bay Bridge at 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, was the day government got it right. Inspectors noticed a cracked strut amid a gargantuan retrofit project over Labor Day weekend. Round-the-clock workers did…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

Get Off On Life A big world outside your pants: This is one of the saddest things I have read in quite a while . We are losing an entire generation of brilliant thinkers…
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News, Feature

Web Extra — Bonus Best Of

People and Places Best Caltrain Voice Sergio Cruz Sergio Cruz knows what early morning Caltrain commuters heading from S.F. to their jobs on the Peninsula and the South Bay want. The supersmooth conductor doesn't try to be an authority figure…
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News, Matt Smith

Transit Spotting

Watching a presentation last week by John Funghi, general manager of the recently green-lighted $1.4 billion rail line known as the Central Subway, I realized how badly the San Francisco Bay Area needs a sensibly relentless Marge Simpson. In the…
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News, Sucka Free City

Trainiquette

After a fare hike earlier this year, isn't it time we started asking Caltrain for a few perks in exchange for the privilege of commuting from San Francisco down the peninsula? A list of demands: • Fire the frustrated drivetime-FM…
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News, Sucka Free City

Caltrain allows drinks - see seat stains for proof

Over the past couple of months, BART bureaucrats and board members have debated whether to relax the ban on drinking on trains by allowing commuters to use spill-proof coffee mugs. While director Lynette Sweet has been pushing for the drinking…
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News, Sucka Free City Chron Watch's #1 Star - Caltrans Director Bijan Sartipi

Chron Watch's #1 Star - Caltrans Director Bijan Sartipi

Bijan Sartipi is the director of Caltrans District 4, which covers much of the Bay Area. I'm not sure I can correctly pronounce his name, but I'm sure I'd know him if I saw him. That's because I see his…
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Dining, Eat South Food & Wine Bar's Australian Food Overthought, Overwrought

South Food & Wine Bar's Australian Food Overthought, Overwrought

Working on my piece on the best dishes of 2007 made me pleased (remembering just how much excellent food I consumed over the course of 12 months), chastened (remembering just how much excellent food I consumed over the course of…
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News, Feature Bones of Discontent - Andrew Galvan carves a unique, controversial role in relocating Native American skeletons

Bones of Discontent - Andrew Galvan carves a unique, controversial role in relocating Native American skeletons

In the shadow of San Francisco's oldest building, surrounded by 200-year-old tombstones on the grounds of Mission Dolores, where he is the curator, Andrew Galvan elicits rapt attention from the wide-eyed sixth-graders who've encircled him. "Do you know who built…
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News, The Apologist

Spinning Our Wheels

Among major American cities, San Francisco ranks second in traffic congestion, trailing only Los Angeles. Studies estimate that 75 percent of the Bay Area's freeway lane miles are choked with too many cars, whose drivers spend about 75 hours a…
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