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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • Techno was born in America, but it's only recently that we're taking to it with the fervor of Europeans. Italian duo Voices from the Lake gave Monarch a taste of the good stuff on Saturday, using tons of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Historic Horse Hunt

Historic Horse Hunt

The annual Chinese New Year parade is tonight, and will take over large swaths of downtown. But scattered among the lion dancers and red sweatshirts will be another great San Francisco tradition, the Chinese New Year Treasure Hunt. It's…
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News, The Snitch Impromptu Demonstration Gets Out of Hand; Police Blame Protesters, Protesters Blame Police

Impromptu Demonstration Gets Out of Hand; Police Blame Protesters, Protesters Blame Police

Well, we know who didn't go to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass on Saturday. A group of 100 protesters descended upon Justin Herman Plaza that afternoon for what police are describing as an illegal march down Market Street, which ended with 20…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF Plans to Take Over Wells Fargo without Getting Arrested

Occupy SF Plans to Take Over Wells Fargo without Getting Arrested

This ought to be a good show. Occupiers have audacious plans to storm the Wells Fargo shareholders' meeting tomorrow afternoon and stop the financiers from making any more decisions that will more than likely hurt the 99 percent. The protesters…
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Calendar, Night&Day Expose Yourself to Activism

Expose Yourself to Activism

Hippies loved the Volkswagen van. It represented rebellion and counterculture. Yet one afternoon we sat behind a VW van -- on a bicycle, at a stop light -- that spit out more exhaust than an old diesel Muni bus. We…
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News, The Snitch Downtown Traffic Will Suck Tonight, Thanks to Critical Mass

Downtown Traffic Will Suck Tonight, Thanks to Critical Mass

For the most part, San Franciscans look favorably on Critical Mass, the monthly brigade of well-intentioned cyclists pedaling through the streets together. Well, except for this guy below. Anyway. Even non-cyclists can find ways to appreciate the Earth-friendly event,…
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News, The Snitch Occupy San Francisco to Shut Down Financial District

Occupy San Francisco to Shut Down Financial District

Occupy San Francisco is unleashing itself all over San Francisco's financial institutions come Friday, in what protesters are saying will be the largest street protest the city has experienced since the anti-war demonstrations in 2003. It's been several weeks in…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Bernal Heights: No Tents Necessary

Occupy Bernal Heights: No Tents Necessary

Bernal Heights residents are proving you don't really need to pitch a tent to fight big banks. As Bernalwood reports, a bunch of neighbors in the quirky neighborhood have decided to create an official "Occupy Bernal Heights" movement without protests…
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News, The Snitch Embarcadero Center Threatened to Sue City Over Occupy Encampment

Embarcadero Center Threatened to Sue City Over Occupy Encampment

​The Hyatt Regency and Vitale hotels complained of foul camp conditions, "sexual harassment," and an employee getting coffee thrown on him by OccupiersThe 99 percent might wage war with drum circles, slogans, and tent cities, but the 1 percent will…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF: Protesters Reoccupied Justin Herman Plaza -- Sort Of

Occupy SF: Protesters Reoccupied Justin Herman Plaza -- Sort Of

The reoccupy scene down at Justin Herman Plaza was dramatic last night, but nothing like what we saw in Oakland when protesters tried to retake Frank Ogawa Plaza after being booted out. No flash-bang grenades or pepper spray that we…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF Taunt Police After Eviction (Slideshow)

Occupy SF Taunt Police After Eviction (Slideshow)

The one immediate drawback to clearing out the Occupy SF camp was that it didn't do much to deter protesters; in fact the group only grew louder and more visible. In other words, they might have packed up, but they…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF to Reoccupy Justin Herman Plaza

Occupy SF to Reoccupy Justin Herman Plaza

Update (2:10 p.m.) Protesting makes you hungry, which is why Occupiers have taken their cause back to the Federal Reserve building where there's rumors of pizza on its way. After they regain their energy, the group is planning to reoccupy…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF: Police Raid Camp, Arrest Protesters

Occupy SF: Police Raid Camp, Arrest Protesters

Police stormed into the Occupy SF camp early this morning, arresting more than 70 protesters and breaking down the encampment on Justin Herman Plaza. Media outlets are reporting that police and fire crews circled the camp at about 1 a.m.,…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF: Mission District Residents Don't Want Protesters in Their Backyard

Occupy SF: Mission District Residents Don't Want Protesters in Their Backyard

The feeling is mutual between Mission residents and Occupy SF protesters: Neither group wants to see the encampment relocate to the Mission District, despite what city officials say. The Chron's Matier and Ross report this morning that Mission District residents…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF: Tension Takes Over Camp, Cops Barricade Site

Occupy SF: Tension Takes Over Camp, Cops Barricade Site

Police did show up at Justin Herman Plaza last night, riot gear and all, but a raid on the Occupy SF camp never happened. Rather, police decided instead to erect metal barricades around the camp, which of course only incited…
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News, The Snitch List: What's the City's Excuse for Clearing Out Occupy SF?

List: What's the City's Excuse for Clearing Out Occupy SF?

What are Mayor Ed Lee's excuses for gutting the Occupy SF camp?If our bocce ball courts aren't free, nobody's really freeTourists just hate it when they see a lot of San Franciscans doing something unusual in a public spaceThe messages…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF Given Noon Deadline to Evacuate Justin Herman Plaza

Occupy SF Given Noon Deadline to Evacuate Justin Herman Plaza

Occupy SF's time on Justin Herman Plaza is quickly coming to an end as city officials warned the group it has until noon today to voluntarily pack up its tents and leave the plaza where protesters have been camped out…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF Refuses to Move to the Mission

Occupy SF Refuses to Move to the Mission

Occupy San Francisco is here to stay. Well, at least until the cops break it up.Occupy SF is refusing to relocate its very distinct camp site near the Financial District to a less conspicuous site in the Mission District, claiming…
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News, The Snitch Occupy SF: City Wants to Move Camp to Former School Site in the Mission

Occupy SF: City Wants to Move Camp to Former School Site in the Mission

Occupy San Francisco is one of the few remaining occupy camps in the nation that hasn't -- and apparently won't -- experience a full-scale police raid. Rather the city is taking a more diplomatic approach, one that tries to preserve…
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News, Sucka Free City Women at Occupy SF: They Are Few But Mighty

Women at Occupy SF: They Are Few But Mighty

The nationwide Occupy demonstrations intended to shine a light on inequality by rallying against the "1 percent" of people who control America's power and wealth. But that doesn't mean that the people who have settled into tents for the long…
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