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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: This Guy is Selling You on Reno

Millennial Problems: This Guy is Selling You on Reno

For millennials, life is so in the moment it’s hard to remember that with each brunch selfie, you age another 1/1000th of a second. With age comes many things, but some of the obvious are: a spouse and little…
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News, Sucka Free City 15 Ways Gavin Could Have Lost the Election

15 Ways Gavin Could Have Lost the Election

15. Actually enforced drug laws 14. Guest-hosted for Rush Limbaugh 13. Pardoned Ed Jew 12. Dissed Liza Minnelli and/or Melissa Etheridge 11. Kicked the homeless out of Golden Gate Park and made them stay on the Golden Gate Bridge 10.…
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News, Feature Maimed Brothers Flee San Francisco Violence

Maimed Brothers Flee San Francisco Violence

Lela Jones said her son Devron could invite friends over while she was gone, as long as he followed one rule: No hanging outside. Her Visitacion Valley block was a hot spot for guys hustling drugs and oftentimes using, and…
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Culture, Bookcap

Desert Gothic

Nothing is Gothic about this debut short-story collection, filled with lives as arid and lonely as the sun-baked Nowherevilles of Nevada and Arizona where they play out. Waters, raised in Reno and now living in Berkeley, specializes in self-aware losers,…
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Dining, Social Grace

Someone's Gonna Pay for This

Dear Social Grace, I'm a professional sign language interpreter, and I was recently asked by a friend to interpret at her cousin's wedding. My friend's sister is deaf and was not expected to attend, but she was invited and has…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Scrolling View

Amtrak to Sacramento (800) 872-7245, If you've ever taken the weekend or evening ride on Amtrak's Capitol Corridor route to Sacramento, you've likely as not seen an in-the-know couple lounging in a dining booth with a luxury picnic complete…
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Calendar, Performance Just a Game

Just a Game

ONGOING 1/6-2/6 As a society, we're fairly open about our addictions to some things: smoking, alcohol, chocolate, sex. But unless you've been close to an insatiable high roller, you're probably less tuned in to the gambling world. Most folks keep…
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Culture, Stage Swing Lower

Swing Lower

When the swing-dance movement (along with the stock market) flagged at the turn of this century, another retro fashion was starting to rise. Burlesque, vaudeville, cabaret, boom-boom -- all these manifestations of the Jazz Age's underbelly have made a comeback,…
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Music, Suspicious Behind

Suspicious Behind

People refuse to believe that Elvis Presley died in 1977. Since then, he's been sighted in plenty of places, from Tennessee gas stations to Southern infertility clinics to the Russian city of Vologda. Former Atlanta Falcons coach Jerry Glanville even…
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News, Bay View Shelter from the Storm

Shelter from the Storm

She is known in court documents only as "R.A." The initials are meant to protect the identity of a San Francisco woman who immigrated here illegally five years ago to escape domestic violence in Guatemala. R.A. is a short, dark-haired…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Place to Get a Haircut and Buy Pet Supplies

Granted, a hair salon that sells 25-pound bags of dog food on the side might not strike you as the best place to go for highlights or a cut. But Garbo's isn't your typical salon/pet supply store (the pet supply…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Here are my thumbnail descriptions of the roles you'll be best-suited for this week: a skeptical optimist whose revolutionary schemes prosper because you can pass for normal; an innocent truth-teller capable of gravity-defying leaps of logic;…
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Suspicious Minds

Is that a needle in your pocket or are you just glad to see me? Welcome to the bad old days. Richard Hell, still New York punk's reigning nihilist, begins his new novel, Go Now, this way: "1980" -- a…
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Teen-Age Kicks

It takes a little while to pick Imperial Teen out of the crowd in the Mission District cafe where we're scheduled to meet. Not that vocalist/guitarist Will Schwartz helps matters any: Assuming a surreptitious slouch as he enters the coffee…
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