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News, The Snitch VIDEO: Pride Trashes Dolores Park Into Submission, Evokes Dystopian Metaphors

VIDEO: Pride Trashes Dolores Park Into Submission, Evokes Dystopian Metaphors

The above is video footage captured in Dolores Park this morning, in the not-too-distant, post-Pride present, in a reality where humans have abdicated their responsibilities and where trash is the dominant life form. Instead of green space, there is…
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News, Nature's Bounty: City Parks Ranked by Rankness

Nature's Bounty: City Parks Ranked by Rankness

Every year, the City Service Auditor compiles a list of how well our parks are being maintained. Or not maintained. It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it. The checklist for each of 164 city parks is divided into…
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News, The Snitch New Study Claims Big Cost Savings by Eliminating Golf at Sharp Park

New Study Claims Big Cost Savings by Eliminating Golf at Sharp Park

A new study commissioned by environmental activists asserts that Sharp Park Golf Course should be restored to a wilderness area, a move the study claims would save millions of dollars for San Francisco taxpayers and aid the survival of endangered…
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News, The Snitch Baseball in Candlestick Park? Millions of Reasons to Say No.

Baseball in Candlestick Park? Millions of Reasons to Say No.

Not long ago, Supervisor Sean Elsbernd had an idea that was either wonderful or terrible or wonderful because it was so terrible. Since 2010 is the 50th anniversary of the first Giants game at Candlestick Park, why not have a…
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News, The Snitch Your Final Tally on Bay to Breakers Cleanup Costs

Your Final Tally on Bay to Breakers Cleanup Costs

Last month, we reported that Bay to Breakers revelers left behind 24 tons of trash. The Department of Public Works amassed 18 tons of filth, while the Recreation and Park hauled off six more. We now know how much it…
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News, The Snitch Final Tally of How Much Filth Bay To Breakers Left Behind Is...

Final Tally of How Much Filth Bay To Breakers Left Behind Is...

It's here! It's here! The dilapidated floats, cast-aside former drink receptacles, and any other manner of crap people deigned to toss in the streets during Bay to Breakers have been weighed. And a grand total of 24 tons of filth…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Celebrates 'National Public Works Week' -- By Dumping Tons of Crap on Streets

San Francisco Celebrates 'National Public Works Week' -- By Dumping Tons of Crap on Streets

You wouldn't waltz home on Mother's Day, toss Ma a steak, and demand she cook it up for you. Would you? You wouldn't clog up the toilet on Father's Day, hand Dear Old Dad the plunger, and put him to…
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News, The Snitch Nob Hill Grand Dame Marion Cope Files Claim Against City for Alleged Dog Attack

Nob Hill Grand Dame Marion Cope Files Claim Against City for Alleged Dog Attack

In what could be the overture to a lawsuit ensnaring high-level city officials, Nob Hill resident Marion Cope has filed a claim for hefty cash damages with the San Francisco City Attorney's office, alleging that government negligence contributed to a…
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News, The Snitch Is a Round of Golf at S.F.'s Harding Park Really Worth $170?

Is a Round of Golf at S.F.'s Harding Park Really Worth $170?

Harding Park, the high-caliber municipal golf course that spreads along the shore of Lake Merced and hosted the 2009 President's Cup, is a hell of a nice place to play golf. But is it really $170 worth of nice?It's a…
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News, The Snitch Rec and Park Workers Anticipating Pink Slip Announcement at Meeting Today

Rec and Park Workers Anticipating Pink Slip Announcement at Meeting Today

Last week we wrote about angst rippling through the city's Recreation and Park Department over imminent layoffs. This week, scores of recreation directors and assistant rec supervisors -- the two classes of employees even the union confirms are facing mass…
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News, The Snitch Blood, Shit, and a Proposed Task Force Highlighted at Grace Cathedral Canine Confab

Blood, Shit, and a Proposed Task Force Highlighted at Grace Cathedral Canine Confab

Chance visitors to the conference room at Nob Hill's Grace Cathedral might have taken the proceedings therein as an odd semblance of civic engagement: Gargantuan photographs of dog turds greeted those who walked in the door, and several close-ups of…
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News, The Snitch Rec and Park Spokeswoman to Leave Department for Cash-Flush Democratic Group

Rec and Park Spokeswoman to Leave Department for Cash-Flush Democratic Group

Recreation and Park Department Spokeswoman Lisa Seitz Gruwell will be leaving city government after just over a year on the job, department General Manager Phil Ginsburg announced today.Speaking at this afternoon's Recreation and Park Commission meeting, Ginsburg said Seitz Gruwell…
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News, The Snitch Dog Mauls Prominent Nob Hill Woman in Huntington Park

Dog Mauls Prominent Nob Hill Woman in Huntington Park

Marion Cope -- the 73-year-old widow of Newton Cope, former co-owner of the swanky Huntington Hotel in Nob Hill -- was seriously injured last month when she was attacked by an off-leash dog in Huntington Park, according to police records…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco to Unveil 'Parks Portal' So You Can Post What's Going On In Your Local Park (Good Lord! You Don't Want to Know!)

San Francisco to Unveil 'Parks Portal' So You Can Post What's Going On In Your Local Park (Good Lord! You Don't Want to Know!)

For those of you who enjoyed your two-dollar Muni ride downtown today -- perhaps to protest during the Board of Supervisors budget and finance committee meeting , because, you know, you were free at 9 a.m. on a Wednesday --…
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News, The Snitch 'We're Not a Total Buzz-Kill': Rec & Park Dept. Now Says Flash Mobs Not So Bad

'We're Not a Total Buzz-Kill': Rec & Park Dept. Now Says Flash Mobs Not So Bad

City officials set some tongues a-wagging last week when they poo-pooed one of San Francisco's more beloved civic rituals: the so-called "flash mob" event. These spontaneous outbreaks of urban silliness -- ranging from public pie fights to no-pants subway rides…
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