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News, The Snitch Get Ready to March For … Nuclear Energy?

Get Ready to March For … Nuclear Energy?

If truth is stranger than fiction, it should come as no surprise that Friday marks the start of the first-ever pro-nuclear power march — probably in world history — and it all starts in San Francisco. The March for…
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News, The Snitch Hearing About Haight Gas Leaks Turns Into Game of Hot Potato: Who’s to Blame?

Hearing About Haight Gas Leaks Turns Into Game of Hot Potato: Who’s to Blame?

A long train of stupid events pulled into its final station last night with an official postmortem on that infamous Haight Street public works project — the one whose five gas leaks stopped just short of destroying the historic corridor.…
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News, The Snitch Lawsuit: PG&E Brass Ordered Documents Destroyed After San Bruno

Lawsuit: PG&E Brass Ordered Documents Destroyed After San Bruno

Officials with Pacific Gas and Electric Company — whose gas main blew up in San Bruno in September 2010, killing eight people and destroying a neighborhood — ordered documents destroyed after the explosion, according to a claim made in a lawsuit.…
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News, The Snitch City Fires Company Responsible For Repeated Gas Leaks in the Haight

City Fires Company Responsible For Repeated Gas Leaks in the Haight

Over the past nine months, residents in the Haight have complained about repeated gas line breaks — five in all — that disrupted the neighborhood, opened sinkholes, and delayed a major infrastructure project. As KQED reports, the city has finally…
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News, The Snitch Unhappy Ending for Man Accused of Stealing Electricity to Illegally Grow Pot at Home

Unhappy Ending for Man Accused of Stealing Electricity to Illegally Grow Pot at Home

Over the weekend, Monterey County sheriff's deputies arrested a man identified as Douglas King after discovering 1,502 marijuana plants, 6.71 pounds of processed marijuana, and butane honey oil manufacturing equipment in his San Miguel home. As Kron 4 reports, King…
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News, The Snitch Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Gets Overwhelmed by Two Meetings

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Gets Overwhelmed by Two Meetings

It's not news that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has not a thing to do up there in Sacramento, a city he has said is boring. But you know what is news: Newsom finally had something to do -- and didn't do…
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News, The Snitch Occupy, Environmentalists Say No to Nukes

Occupy, Environmentalists Say No to Nukes

San Franciscans found yet another reason to protest PG&E.Yesterday, on the 67th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, members of OccupySF Environmental Justice Working Group, No Nukes Action, and Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice gathered in front…
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News, The Snitch Contractor Says He's Really Sorry for Busting San Bruno Gas Line Yesterday

Contractor Says He's Really Sorry for Busting San Bruno Gas Line Yesterday

The contractor responsible for nicking the PG&E gas line yesterday in San Bruno sent his apologizes to the city and residents who were evacuated during the  gas leak and vowed to implement better safety measures.Workers for San Francisco-based Shaw Pipeline…
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News, The Snitch PG&E Tries to Explain Vague "Lost Its Way" Comment

PG&E Tries to Explain Vague "Lost Its Way" Comment

PG&E, the company that evokes nightmarish images of Satan's lair for many San Franciscans after sparking the fire that killed eight and burned 38 homes, recently launched a $10 million multimedia advertising campaign to subtly quell the storm of Bay…
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News, The Snitch Huy Trinh, Berkeley Pot Grower and Electricity Thief, Gets 15 Years Behind Bars

Huy Trinh, Berkeley Pot Grower and Electricity Thief, Gets 15 Years Behind Bars

Federal prosecutors put 45-year-old Huy Trinh in the slammer for 15 years for his role in masterminding a large-scale marijuana cultivation conspiracy over in the hippie hub of Berkeley. The sentence, which was handed down by United States District Court…
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News, The Snitch Coit Tower: More than $100K Pours in to Fight Prop. B

Coit Tower: More than $100K Pours in to Fight Prop. B

Indian tribe that pushed Willie Brown-backed gambling bill ponies up $25K to quash Coit Tower measureOne of the swell things about being a swell is the convenient access to large sums of money. A few phone calls, a few meaningful…
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News, The Snitch PG&E Pipeline Pressure Surges Are a Real Threat

PG&E Pipeline Pressure Surges Are a Real Threat

PG&E is starting to feel some unwanted pressure over its gas pipelines. The company is being asked to be much more transparent following a federal directive requiring all utilities to maintain and report instances of pressure surges along their gas pipelines.…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee Calls Candlestick Blackout "National Embarrassment." Ain't That a Bit Harsh?

Ed Lee Calls Candlestick Blackout "National Embarrassment." Ain't That a Bit Harsh?

When Mayor Ed Lee told gathered throngs of media that the multiple power failures during Monday Night Football were a "national embarrassment," he used strong -- and curious -- language. San Francisco's infrastructure failures didn't lead to rampant death and…
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News, The Snitch With Anti-Lee Attack Ad, Dennis Herrera Ditches Logic of Ranked Choice Voting

With Anti-Lee Attack Ad, Dennis Herrera Ditches Logic of Ranked Choice Voting

According to the ranked choice voting playbook, candidates must offer themselves up as a perfect amalgam of milquetoast and pablum. They might not draw enough attention to be anyone's favorite, but perhaps they'll get enough second-choice votes to prevail.City Attorney…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee's Praise of PG&E Draws Fire

Ed Lee's Praise of PG&E Draws Fire

Mayor Ed Lee's kind words for PG&E -- a company whose name conjures up horrific images of fire -- are drawing some fire of their own. Fellow mayoral candidates Dennis Herrera and John Avalos this morning issued press releases blasting…
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News, The Snitch Feds Say San Bruno Explosion Is PG&E's Fault

Feds Say San Bruno Explosion Is PG&E's Fault

PG&E's lax safety protocol and poor record-keeping were among the chief causes of the San Bruno pipeline accident last September, the five-member National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday in Washington. The board's findings were the result of a year-long investigation…
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News, The Snitch Facebook Is No. 10 Most "Hated" Company

Facebook Is No. 10 Most "Hated" Company

After Facebook launched the creepy facial recognition feature that had users freaking out, it's no wonder the social networking giant was voted the No. 10 most hated company in America. To put this snub into context, the only companies that…
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News, The Snitch PG&E Buys Ads in Newspapers to Say Sorry for San Bruno Fire

PG&E Buys Ads in Newspapers to Say Sorry for San Bruno Fire

PG&E paid for a full-page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle as well as 23 other publications to issue an apology for the San Bruno fire that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes on Sept. 9, 2010."We apologize --…
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Smart Meter Protest in SF Thursday

A December 2010 protest against SmartMeter installation in West Marin Despite its status as a tech hub where virtually every square inch of land is within range of a wireless Internet signal, San Francisco has proved hospitable over the years…
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News, The Snitch Feinstein and Boxer Crack Down on Pipeline Safey After San Bruno Blast

Feinstein and Boxer Crack Down on Pipeline Safey After San Bruno Blast

It's kind of hard to imagine that any agency could be more disorganized than San Francisco's Housing Authority which can't keep its records straight long enough to collect a month's worth of rent. But it appears that Pacific Gas and…
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