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Music, All Shook Down Sacramento Rapper Mozzy Releases <i>Mandatory Check</i> And It's Just As Dark And Gangsta As You'd Expect

Sacramento Rapper Mozzy Releases Mandatory Check And It's Just As Dark And Gangsta As You'd Expect

Dilettante rap fans might not know who Mozzy is — yet — but hardcore hip-hop heads, especially in California, have been following him since he exploded on the scene in 2015 with his highly-lauded album, Bladadah. (Rolling Stone named it…
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Dining, SFoodie Friday Six: Seagull likes Indian food too much, General Mills releases first cereal since 2001

Friday Six: Seagull likes Indian food too much, General Mills releases first cereal since 2001

Plus Sacramento gets food trucks, and Spoonbar teaches mai tai classes in time for the warm weather. The North Beach Festival is this weekend Dust off those hand-talking skills, because everyone’s favorite Italian-American San Francisco neighborhood is hosting its annual open…
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News, The Snitch David Chiu Wants to Hear Your Ideas for New Laws

David Chiu Wants to Hear Your Ideas for New Laws

Ever wanted the glory of being a politician without any of the bullshit? If you live in California’s 17th Assembly District (which includes San Francisco), you’ll soon have your chance. Assemblyman David Chiu, who represents the district, today launched…
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News, The Snitch New Poll Shows Gavin Newsom Mostly Leading Other (Potential) Gubernatorial Candidates

New Poll Shows Gavin Newsom Mostly Leading Other (Potential) Gubernatorial Candidates

As the Los Angeles Times reports, the poll surveyed…
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News, The Snitch The Sacramento Native Who Helped Foil a French Train Attack Was Stabbed This Morning

The Sacramento Native Who Helped Foil a French Train Attack Was Stabbed This Morning

According to…
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News, The Snitch California Moves One Step Closer to Legalizing Assisted Suicide

California Moves One Step Closer to Legalizing Assisted Suicide

SF Weekly recently reported on SB 128, a controversial bill that would allow doctors in California to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients. Today, after a nearly two hour debate, the state Assembly passed the bill with a 42-33…
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News, The Snitch $10,000 For Whoever Has Information About Sacramento's Serial Livestock Murderer

$10,000 For Whoever Has Information About Sacramento's Serial Livestock Murderer

It’s been a troubling year for livestock in Sacramento. As the Sac Bee reports, the remains of a decapitated goat were found in a paper bag on Saturday, the latest in a string of more than a dozen animal…
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Music, All Shook Down Hear Death Grips' New Surprise Instrumental Album, <i>Fashion Week</i>

Hear Death Grips' New Surprise Instrumental Album, Fashion Week

Death Grips, the ever-cryptic Sacramento noise-industrial-hip-hop crew that broke fans' hearts last July when they posted an official breakup announcement on Facebook, continue to confuse the hell out of everybody — but as long as they keep releasing new music,…
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News, Chem Tales New Weed Order: California Cops Are at Last Willing to Make a Dope Deal

New Weed Order: California Cops Are at Last Willing to Make a Dope Deal

As uneasy peaces go, it's not quite Israelis and Palestinians holding hands or dogs and cats living together. But it is close. California's legal-marijuana supporters and the state's powerful police lobby — sworn enemies from the dawn of drug prohibition…
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Culture, The Whore Next Door The Rubber State: Porn Finds the Condom Bill Ill-Fitting

The Rubber State: Porn Finds the Condom Bill Ill-Fitting

California has the fourth-highest unemployment rate in the country; as of 2013, 8 percent of our state was out of work. With so many Californians already unemployed, I am appalled by a bill that passed the California Assembly Appropriations Committee…
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News, Chem Tales Competing Visions: Possible Futures for Marijuana in California

Competing Visions: Possible Futures for Marijuana in California

It's okay. You can admit it: You neither know nor care what goes on in the state Legislature in Sacramento. All you care to know is if your car is now more expensive to register (it is), and what Junior…
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Music, Hidden Agenda Dejected Pop and Sopping Shoegaze: Or, Why You Might Try to Hit 10 Shows This Week

Dejected Pop and Sopping Shoegaze: Or, Why You Might Try to Hit 10 Shows This Week

Compiling this show-going advice column requires lots of difficult decisions, like whether to feature the crucial power-violence act's dive bar gig or a free jazz titan at the community center. If a gong ensemble is playing in a cave, that…
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Music, Hear This Dillinger Escape Plan: Show Preview

Dillinger Escape Plan: Show Preview

If you haven't seen Dillinger Escape Plan live, you remain unaware of the true technical heaviness of which human musicians are capable. When we say this New Jersey mathcore quintet is powerful live, we mean that you will probably spend…
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Dining, SFoodie Drink of the Week: Sacramento Cocktails

Drink of the Week: Sacramento Cocktails

Chances are you've driven your carload of friends by or through Sacramento at some point, possible en route to Tahoe. And chances are also good that if you made a stop to eat on that long drive, you probably…
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News, Chem Tales Matters of Convenience: Leland Yee, the Feds, and a Complicated Relationship to Pot

Matters of Convenience: Leland Yee, the Feds, and a Complicated Relationship to Pot

Now is not a fun time to work in Sacramento. Everyone ­— staffers, lobbyists, even the electeds themselves ­— acts as if everyone else is wearing a wire, one Capitol worker told me. That's what happens during hunting season. Once…
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News, Your Humble Narrator Museum of Scattered Art: We Visit the de Young Paintings Loaned to Elected Officials -- Whether They Like It or Not

Museum of Scattered Art: We Visit the de Young Paintings Loaned to Elected Officials -- Whether They Like It or Not

Perhaps it's for the best that San Francisco isn't a town overly stocked with vast, labyrinthine museums of the sort where entire afternoons are required to explore a portion of a smidgeon of a quadrant of a wing. This isn't…
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News, Chem Tales Chem Tales: Power From the People: When All Else Fails, Let Cops Make the Rules

Chem Tales: Power From the People: When All Else Fails, Let Cops Make the Rules

It's still an educated guess just how many people in California use medical cannabis — that is, get legally stoned — and whether the state's legal marijuana industry is a billion-dollar one or merely in the high hundreds of millions.…
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Could the Pot Lobby Finally Show Its Strength in CA Politics?

A businessman with interests in San Francisco, including a storefront retail location on Mission Street, is lately one of the country's most-talked about politicians. But despite a recent profile in The New York Times, Robert Jacob is virtually unknown in…
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2013: The Year California Did Nothing on Drug Reform

This was going to be the year. Not when California policy got with the polling and made marijuana legal for all adults (that's next year, or 2016), but at least when the state got its shit together and embraced and…
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I Think I Con, I Think I Con: Muni Spends Millions to Connect to a Nonexistent Rail Line

Along with the Hogwarts Express and Polar Express, California's proposed High-Speed Rail line is quickly becoming one of the world's most illustrious imaginary train lines. A pair of rulings last week from a Sacramento judge potentially broke the back of…
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