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News, The Snitch Supervisor London Breed Calls for a Federal Investigation into the SFPD's Shooting Death of Mario Woods

Supervisor London Breed Calls for a Federal Investigation into the SFPD's Shooting Death of Mario Woods

With tears in her eyes, Board of Supervisors President London Breed today introduced a resolution calling for a federal investigation into the death of Mario Woods. “San Francisco needs to follow Chicago’s example,” Breed said, referring to that city's investigation…
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News, The Snitch Board of Supervisors Poised to Reject New Jail

Board of Supervisors Poised to Reject New Jail

After weeks of controversy and a high stakes game of legislative musical chairs set off by the election of Supervisor Aaron Peskin, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote today on a package of legislation to fund the construction…
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News, Sucka Free City Outsider Art: The Arts Commission Isn't Entirely Sure Where All of its Paintings Are Hanging

Outsider Art: The Arts Commission Isn't Entirely Sure Where All of its Paintings Are Hanging

Last week, SF Weekly visited all the de Young Museum paintings on loan to public officials that it could — until Supervisor Eric Mar's staff gave us the boot. A longer, less certain, and far less satisfying art tour would…
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News, To the Rescue: The Story of Batkid and All the People Behind the Mask with Him

To the Rescue: The Story of Batkid and All the People Behind the Mask with Him

Though there are no metrics to really support it, the story of Miles Scott, a 5-year-old in remission from leukemia who got to become Batkid to San Francisco's Gotham City on Friday, Nov. 15, was The Most Important Thing That…
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News, The Snitch Eric Mar Wins, Volunteers Outdo Record Spending in District 1 Election

Eric Mar Wins, Volunteers Outdo Record Spending in District 1 Election

The odds were against Eric Mar. The Richmond District supervisor was seen as the most vulnerable of all San Francisco progressives up for election Tuesday -- and that was before the city's moneyed interests tried to drown him with buckets…
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News, The Snitch David Lee's Soft Money Is Dominating the District 1 Race

David Lee's Soft Money Is Dominating the District 1 Race

The soft money being spent in District 1 is on track to shatter the previous record for the amount of independent cash spent in a supervisor race since 2002. But where is all this money coming from? The truth is,…
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News, The Snitch Eric Mar Pushed Domestic Violence Resolution -- on Eve of Ross Mirkarimi Vote

Eric Mar Pushed Domestic Violence Resolution -- on Eve of Ross Mirkarimi Vote

Next week, the political circus is coming to town. The Board of Supervisors will vote on the fate of Sheriff-in-Limbo Ross Mirkarimi, who grabbed his wife's arm in a domestic violence incident. You might think it would be odd, then,…
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News, The Snitch 5 Reasons Californians Are Getting Fatter

5 Reasons Californians Are Getting Fatter

Last year, we were pretty stoked to learn that California was among the skinniest states in the country. But not for long. According to a new study released this week, nearly half of Golden State denizens will be obese by…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist 19 Arrested at de Young Museum: Labor Fights Continue

19 Arrested at de Young Museum: Labor Fights Continue

Usually, says Cristal Java, an organizer for Service Employees International Union Local, negotiations over museum workers' contracts, like the employees themselves, tend to be quiet and polite. That's why some eyebrows went up when those workers and their supporters marched…
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News, The Snitch Eric Mar Divorce Probably Won't Turn Voters Off

Eric Mar Divorce Probably Won't Turn Voters Off

In politics, a picture-perfect family is almost always a necessary asset to running a successful campaign. Unless of course, you're in San Francisco, where voters are much more forgiving of marital dramas and other bad craziness. Supervisor Eric Mar's campaign…
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News, The Snitch Activists Gang Up on Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall

Activists Gang Up on Mayor Ed Lee at City Hall

Today, protesters came at Mayor Ed Lee from all sides -- literally. On the Van Ness side of City Hall, a mix of Bay Area residents, politicos, and average Joes, gathered to oppose the mayor's controversial stop-and-frisk policy. Meanwhile,…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Sunshine Committee Strife

S.F. Sunshine Committee Strife

There are four vacant seats on the city's Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. Contenders have been lining up, but there seems to be plenty of strife to go around when it comes to the governing body that's supposed to promote transparency…
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News, Sucka Free City Progressively Modest: Eric Mar Stays out of the Headlines

Progressively Modest: Eric Mar Stays out of the Headlines

Supervisor Eric Mar won't make national news shutting down late-night fast-food restaurants or getting a strippermobile towed from an Outer Richmond street. Maybe that's the idea. The former head of the school board and mainstay of the city's progressive wing…
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News, The Snitch Rose Pak's Vulgar Display of Power

Rose Pak's Vulgar Display of Power

The video of power broker Rose Pak's triumphalist tongue-lashings of the city's elected officials as they rolled beneath her feet at the Chinese New Year's parade is enjoying its 15 minutes of Internet fame.Online commentators relish heaping scorn upon San…
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News, The Snitch Happy Meal Ban: City, Health Activists Chagrined by McDonald's

Happy Meal Ban: City, Health Activists Chagrined by McDonald's

Earlier: Happy Meal Ban: McDonald's Outsmarts San FranciscoHow the Happy Meal Ban Explains San FranciscoIt seems the phrase "like stealing candy from a baby" is due for retirement. When describing a malicious act committed with ease, the new phrase is…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco to Protect Birds from Flying into Buildings

San Francisco to Protect Birds from Flying into Buildings

Unless you're part of a small cadre of environmental activists, the danger posed to birds by high-rise buildings is probably not an issue in the forefront of your mind. Unless, of course, you are a member of San Francisco's Board…
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News, The Snitch Happy Meal 2.0: McDonald's to Cut Back on Fries

Happy Meal 2.0: McDonald's to Cut Back on Fries

San Francisco became the nation's laughingstock -- and public enemy No. 1 for children -- when it rolled out the controversial Happy Meal ban. You might recall the epic Daily Show episode where Aasif Mandvi gave the man behind the…
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News, The Snitch Which Smurf Would Your Favorite S.F. City Hall Politico Be?

Which Smurf Would Your Favorite S.F. City Hall Politico Be?

If you have young kids or are some kind of weird serial killer, you've probably been eagerly anticipating the release of the 3D movie version of The Smurfs. Frankly, the appearance of these eerily topaz CGI gremlins on the big…
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News, The Snitch "Wage Theft" Hearing: Supervisors Target Businesses that Stiff Workers on Back Pay

"Wage Theft" Hearing: Supervisors Target Businesses that Stiff Workers on Back Pay

San Francisco supervisors plan to hold a hearing tomorrow on how the city can crack down on "wage theft" -- the practice of employers stiffing workers for overtime, sick pay, or even minimum wage.Supervisors David Campos and Eric Mar are…
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List: David Chiu's Mayoral Platform

Last week, Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced he's running for mayor. What is his platform? • His record. He promises to betray his supporters after this election, too • To keep Willie Brown close and Rose Pak closer…
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