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SF Weekly Letters January 1-7, 2014

A Quiet Year It's not just cannabis that needs attention: Sometimes no news is good news . There's a long way to go, and California is certainly falling behind (as…
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SF Weekly Letters November 5-12, 2013

Just a computer and an algorithm: Predictive policing is equivalent to alchemy, or transforming pseudoscience into science by collecting stochastic events into a computer database application and allowing it to populate a particular set of random outcomes into a non-particular…
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SF Weekly Letters September 25-October 1, 2013

Cannabis Cash Money grows on marijuana plants: The article is correct in stating it's all about money and political power . Just like the pharmaceutical lobby, a large lobby formed by those who smoke pot…
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The Magic Plant Previous beliefs about cannabis need to be done away with: Can someone imagine there is a possible cure for cancer are the only reason that…
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Not a Country Bar Review doesn't sound like the Make-Out Room: As someone who DJs and helps to book the Make-Out Room, I had to laugh at the ridiculous description of the bar in the 2013 Drink Issue [Drink, listings,…
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Housing Crunch Heading for another city that allows for growth: If someone is a wealthy developer, or client of a developer, his connections to City Hall will get him whatever he wants in S.F. ["Bringing Down the Housing," Joe Eskenazi,…
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New Rock Star There's a team behind every successful show: I'm very surprised that in a five-page article, Lorin Ashton doesn't mention his crew even once, except for them having two tour buses ["Bass Instincts," Ian S. Port, feature,…
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Into the WayBack Machine Remembering stories (almost) lost to history: Great (if horrifying) story ! Often the phrases "of the century" or "of all time" were, and are, bandied about by the news media, and…
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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, The Snitch How Does The City Count Human Feces?

How Does The City Count Human Feces?

Yesterday's Chris Roberts piece on cleaning human dung from the streets of the Tenderloin was so intriguing, it deserves not just one follow-up but a second. So, yes, this is follow-up No. 2. Department of Public Works spokeswoman Gloria Chan…
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News, The Snitch The Toilet Economy of San Francisco

The Toilet Economy of San Francisco

Chris Roberts' piece in today's print edition was yet another testimony to the high cost of doing business in San Francisco. "Business," of course, being a euphemism. Roberts noted that, with only two public toilets available in the Tenderloin, city…
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SF Weekly Letters

Retro San Francisco Times change, love for S.F. remains: San Francisco is still as exciting and beautiful as it was when I moved here 40 years ago ["Sentimental Journey: Traveling in 1957's S.F. Bay Area," Joe Eskenazi, Sucka Free City,…
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Hip-Hop's Swag Focus on the sound, not the bling: Bay Area rappers need to stop with the swag swag . Give us complete albums. Something that I will…
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News, The Snitch Mayor Ed Lee Drops by Chris Daly's Dive for a Nonalcoholic Beer

Mayor Ed Lee Drops by Chris Daly's Dive for a Nonalcoholic Beer

Anyone who even sits on the sidelines at City Hall knows that Buck Tavern is where you go to sniff out good stories. Political stories, that is. That's one reason reporters flock to former Supervisor Chris Daly's bar every week.…
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Drug Bust Backfires Police and the DEA end up in hot seat after marijuana raid: The DEA thugs love to pretend they're in a war — unfortunately they think the opponent is the American people ["Agents Cuff the Wrong Guy,"…
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Nailing the New Law Trading a dunce cap for a hard hat: This stupid law is designed to force construction companies to hire semiliterate high school dropouts with no skills ["Locals Only," Sucka Free City, Benjamin Wachs,…
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News, The Snitch Marijuana Roundup: The Year In Pot

Marijuana Roundup: The Year In Pot

How was your 2010? For the cannabis community, it was a wild flip of the calendar, with dispensaries opening and closing, police raiding, a medical cannabis luminary thrown in jail for meth charges -- and we vaguely remember something about…
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Winners and Losers Don't let personal information ascend ideas and platforms: It's a shame if anyone votes based on race — or on sexual orientation, for that matter — and saddening to see that so many San Franciscans apparently still…
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Squawking About Live Chicken Sales So beaking wrong: I'm the person organizing protests of the live poultry vendors at the U.N. Plaza farmers' market ("Fowl Play," Chris Roberts, Sucka Free City, 8/4). The fact that I'm vegan was featured in…
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News, The Snitch Oscar Grant Verdict Updates

Oscar Grant Verdict Updates

Check back for updates. Scroll to the bottom for the latest news from our reporters on scene. Ex-BART cop Johannes Mehserle has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of unarmed BART passenger Oscar Grant. The jury…
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