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News, Feature Tales of Strange Romance: Stories of Single Life in San Francisco

Tales of Strange Romance: Stories of Single Life in San Francisco

Illustration by Jason Crosby In an airport bar, anyone can be from anywhere. The patrons are all transient, all in limbo, and although they'll make snap judgments about each other — based on some article of clothing or gesture…
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S.F. Plastic Surgeon Wants to Shut Down Negative Web Commenters

First Amendment attorneys in Washington, D.C., have taken up the case of a man being sued by a San Francisco plastic surgeon for posting negative comments about her online. The name of the surgeon — Usha Rajagopal — might sound…
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News, Feature Killer Groupie Samantha Spiegel

Killer Groupie Samantha Spiegel

A YOUNG WOMAN IN BLACK descends a winding staircase in an Academy of Art dormitory in San Francisco's Pacific Heights. Her dark, wavy hair bounces atop her small frame as she glides out the door and into a warm,…
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News, Feature Doctoring the Web

Doctoring the Web

If you type the terms "San Francisco" and "plastic surgery" into the Google search engine — as countless people have —the first business that comes up is the San Francisco Plastic Surgery & Laser Center. Beneath the name of the…
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News, The Snitch Prostitute Stabbed Me, Man Tells Cops

Prostitute Stabbed Me, Man Tells Cops

So this guy got himself a prostitute near the corner of Mission and Harrington streets in the Ingleside on Saturday morning sometime before 8:30 a.m. We have no idea why anyone would want to do anything that early on a…
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News, Sucka Free City Vandals tag Incanto restaurant with swastika

Vandals tag Incanto restaurant with swastika

One morning last week, a pastry chef approached the service entrance of Incanto Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar in Noe Valley and discovered a disturbing work of vandalism. A swastika had been painted on the door. "It was about 24…
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News, The Snitch The Cure for Camel Toe?

The Cure for Camel Toe?

Tight pants-wearing women worried about exposing the shape of your pelvic region -- which has been said to resemble the shape of a camel's toe: pay heed!A new product cleverly dubbed "the CamelNot" has come to rescue you from the…
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News, The Snitch San Franciscans Throw 'Too Soon' Costume Party

San Franciscans Throw 'Too Soon' Costume Party

Friday night, scores of irreverently dressed people gathered at a house on Chattanooga Street in San Francisco. There were a couple of black-faced coal miners, lots of pregnant women, some oiled ninja turtles, and the guy to the right, who…
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News, The Snitch Rescue Reel: Brother of Slip Quit

Rescue Reel: Brother of Slip Quit

Earlier this week, we showed you what the geniuses at Dial House had been up to (see the Slip Quit to your right). The fictional device helps people escape from boring meetings and awkward conversations or during stomach emergencies.  In…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Spokesman Albie Esparza *Not* the Victim of Road Rage

SFPD Spokesman Albie Esparza *Not* the Victim of Road Rage

We couldn't help but notice a Web report earlier today that 52-year-old Albie Esparza was nearly hit with a car, then beaten with a bat and knocked to the ground last night in an apparent road rage incident. Esparza, it…
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News, The Snitch 'BBQ Tool' Used in San Francisco Stabbing Attack

'BBQ Tool' Used in San Francisco Stabbing Attack

Last night in San Francisco, the weather was a breezy 90 degrees -- absolutely perfect for an outdoor cookout. Apparently one woman in the Tenderloin had other plans for her barbecue paraphernalia.A 47-year-old woman named Gay Brandies was last night…
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News, The Snitch Area Man Discovers Twig in His Nuts

Area Man Discovers Twig in His Nuts

San Francisco office worker Josh Izenberg is the kind of guy who appreciates eating mixed nuts during what he calls, "the semi-nutritious midday snack experience." But one morning in June, Izenberg got more than he bargained for. He was grabbing…
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News, The Snitch There's $750 Hidden Somewhere in S.F. Clues from Longshot Magazine Coming Monday.

There's $750 Hidden Somewhere in S.F. Clues from Longshot Magazine Coming Monday.

Issue Zero of Longshot Magazine (known as 48 Hour Magazine before the cease and desist order from CBS) was a smash. The magazine came together in two days back in May, received 1,500 submissions on the theme "hustle," and attracted…
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News, The Snitch Golden Gate Bridge's Craziest Day in Recent Memory

Golden Gate Bridge's Craziest Day in Recent Memory

Yesterday we reported that bridge district spokeswoman Mary Currie didn't have time for our questions about the crash on the Golden Gate Bridge. She called back today to explain why, and as it turns out, she had a sort-of good…
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Music, All Shook Down Videos: We Audition Some of the Thousands Trying Out for American Idol at AT&T  Park This Week

Videos: We Audition Some of the Thousands Trying Out for American Idol at AT&T Park This Week

Late Monday night, people with sleeping bags and big dreams began congregating outside of AT&T Park, where American Idol is holding the final tryout for its 10th season. The singing hopefuls of every race, creed, shape, and size, ages 15…
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News, The Snitch Golden Gate Bridge Shut Down Due to Crash

Golden Gate Bridge Shut Down Due to Crash

KTVU.com is reporting that the Golden Gate Bridge has been temporarily shut down this morning due to a multiple car crash. As many as six cars may have been involved in the crash, and some injuries have been reported.The accident…
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News, The Snitch Whooping Cough Epidemic Prompts Possible Crackdown on Unvaccinated Kids

Whooping Cough Epidemic Prompts Possible Crackdown on Unvaccinated Kids

So far this year, whooping cough has killed five babies in California. Although none of those were San Francisco children, cases of whooping cough in this city have increased sixfold -- and now the San Francisco Department of Public Health…
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News, The Snitch Kassaundra Ramirez Debuts Today at the Grand Hyatt Hotel

Kassaundra Ramirez Debuts Today at the Grand Hyatt Hotel

If you happen to get out of work at a decent time on Friday, you may want to think about foregoing happy hour and instead check out The Bay Area's newest pop star, Kassaundra Ramirez, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel…
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News, The Snitch Want to Adopt One of These Adorable Kittens? Name Your Price.

Want to Adopt One of These Adorable Kittens? Name Your Price.

The miraculous return of Jack Daniels, the bi-coastal, visually impaired kitty has brought plenty of press attention to the San Francisco's SPCA. Adoption applications for Jack Daniels -- who was abducted from San Francisco last year, then identified by a…
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News, The Snitch Eric Mar Unleashes on the Happy Meal. But What About Public School Lunches?

Eric Mar Unleashes on the Happy Meal. But What About Public School Lunches?

San Francisco has been abuzz about Supervisor Eric Mar's proposed legislation that would take the toy out of the Happy Meal. Some say it would improve the health of children. Others say it's like, totally socialist. Our online news editor,…
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