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A Petition: Cry for Justice: The Murder of Hugues de la Plaza

“It has become apparent that it is easy to commit murder in San Francisco and get away with it.” --Melissa Nix (ex-girlfriend of Hugues de la Plaza, a 36-year-old sound engineer found stabbed to death in his home on June…
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News, Feature Wikipedia Idiots: The Edit Wars of San Francisco

Wikipedia Idiots: The Edit Wars of San Francisco

It can take just one sentence — if not one word — to start a war on Wikipedia. One recent war of words on the "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" — known as an "edit war" in Wiki parlance…
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Damn, That Move Was Expensive: Douchebag movers busted

A federal grand jury has indicted more than a dozen people in California and Florida for their role in defrauding and extorting fees from hundreds of residential moving customers. The defendants allegedly offered extremely low moving estimates, picked up customers'…
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News, Feature Oxbow's Eugene Robinson chokes rowdy concertgoers

Oxbow's Eugene Robinson chokes rowdy concertgoers

A large man nicknamed Big Chris approached the stage where Eugene S. Robinson and the rest of his band, Oxbow, were performing. Robinson had just had a bottle launched at his head. Big Chris opened his shirt to reveal a…
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News, Sucka Free City Tapioca Takedown

Tapioca Takedown

Call it the year of the city's big beverage scandal. No, not Gavin Newsom's affinity for white wine — which was revealed after the mayor admitted to having an affair with the wife of a close friend and political aide.…
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News, The Snitch Sunday Matinee: Native California Film Fest at Roxie

Sunday Matinee: Native California Film Fest at Roxie

SNAG Magazine is holding a film festival Sunday at Roxie Cinema, complete with documentaries, directors, and activists. The $8 admission fee gets you access to four films and a post-screening discussion--and will go to help SNAG publish the next issue…
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Dallas Cowgirls Suck

Cowgirls Suck: Top 5 reasons to be happy you’re not a Dallas Cowboys fan 1. You don’t have to root for a team whose cheerleaders wear such demeaning outfits that they look like walking STDs. 2. You don’t have the…
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The Big Spill: More oil spill cleanup information

Thanks to Baykeeper for letting us know about the following trainings, hearings and volunteer certification events: San Francisco Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Certification Saturday, November 17 County Fair Building 9th Ave. & Lincoln Ave. in Golden Gate Park One training…
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News, Feature Slacker Guys and Striver Girls

Slacker Guys and Striver Girls

The nightmare seemed so real that Amy began sobbing in her sleep. In it, she learned she was pregnant with her then-boyfriend's baby. Only there was no nine months of pregnancy, no long-drawn-out labor. "It was just all of a…
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Where the Wild Things Are: Oil spill clean-up volunteer opportunities

Okay, we're not going to torture you with oil-covered bird porn pictures. For now. But we may have to resort to that if people don't get out over the weekend and help in the wake of this disastrous oil spill.…
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Healers, My Ass: SFPD warns of Chinese "healing" scam

The Snitch believes there's a special place reserved in hell for people who slip chemicals to elderly Asian women to make them feel sick, then charge them hundreds of dollars to "cure" them. So, you "healing" scammers you, we hope…
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News, The Snitch Simply Paradise: SoonHo Song Art Exhibit Opens Saturday

Simply Paradise: SoonHo Song Art Exhibit Opens Saturday

It may sound clichéd, but trust me when I say this: SoonHo Song changes lives. Inside his traditional Tae Kwon Do and judo studio in Santa Cruz, Master Song works to transform sweet freckle-faced girls into disciplined lethal weapons,…
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Glamour Ghoul: Vampira film Friday at Oddball Film+Video

Vampira was a woman ahead of her time. Back in the 1950s, when many a gal was still kitchen-bound (not that there's anything wrong with that!), the TV horror hostess and B-movie legend had already discovered the joys of vamping…
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The Rainbow Connection: It’s Still Elementary Thursday at JCC

When documentary filmmakers start drawing protesters and threatening letters that accuse them of trying to warp young minds — before they’ve even finished their movie — chances are they’re on to something good. Such was the case with It’s Elementary,…
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News, The Snitch Fruits of War film this Sunday at Parkway Theater

Fruits of War film this Sunday at Parkway Theater

We hear it’s been about five years since local filmmaker Josiah Hooper and The Rake Productions set out to tell the stories of members of Mara Salvatrucha (MS 13) and 18th Street gangs after they were deported from the…
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The Call for “Vagrant” Hunters: San Francisco Chronicle’s homelessness crusade raises ethical questions

When we picked up yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle, we were hardly surprised to see yet another gigantic headline hanging over the latest C.W. Nevius column about homelessness, which dominated the front page. We were, however, a bit taken aback by…
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News, The Snitch Gang Task Force Says They Nabbed Oakdale Mobster on $1 Million Warrant - SF Weekly has the profile

Gang Task Force Says They Nabbed Oakdale Mobster on $1 Million Warrant - SF Weekly has the profile

An alleged Oakdale Mob gang member was arrested in Daly City early this morning in connection with a couple of armed robberies that occurred late last month. The alleged million-dollar mobster Daniel Dennard, 23, faces numerous charges, including armed…
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Safe Words

Bondage-related deaths may draw headlines, but they're extremely rare, according to those who practice it. "A lot of people in San Francisco tonight are going to be tied up, and thousands over the next month or so, and very few…
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Students file class-action lawsuit against California Culinary Academy

Le Cordon Blah The peanut-butter-and-jelly-pizza class project was definitely a red flag. But for those who say they've been wronged by the California Culinary Academy, the alleged lack of skill demonstrated by some students who were allowed to pass through…
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News, Chinatown Power Players Behind Ed Jew Smokescreen, Source Says

Chinatown Power Players Behind Ed Jew Smokescreen, Source Says

Rex Reginald is a very busy man. He's working to gather donations for K-9 Armor, a program that would outfit San Francisco's police dogs with bulletproof vests. On the national media stage, he wants to launch a new television series…
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