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News, The Snitch Filmmaker’s Time-Lapse Video Shows Stunning SF Fog

Filmmaker’s Time-Lapse Video Shows Stunning SF Fog

Loaded question: What’s the most iconic thing about San Francisco? Those are certainly fighting words in some circles, but mention a certain weather phenomenon and you’ll probably get few arguments against. The city’s fog is, to put it mildly, legendary.…
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News, The Snitch SF Chronicle Promises Solutions to Homelessness; Award Bait or Altruism?

SF Chronicle Promises Solutions to Homelessness; Award Bait or Altruism?

In its purest form, journalism is about collecting information and presenting it to the public in an objective manner. The general thinking goes that if journalists stray from this path — if they appear to favor one side over the…
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News, The Snitch SF Gov't Could Save Old Tree From Axe of Redevelopment

SF Gov't Could Save Old Tree From Axe of Redevelopment

Sometimes the controversies in San Francisco can get so heated that it’s hard to remember that grassroots — and tree-roots — NIMBYism is still going strong here. As the Police Department struggles to maintain face under the weight of…
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News, The Snitch Making the Bay Area Hate Again: Donald J. Trump's Bizarre Visit to Burlingame

Making the Bay Area Hate Again: Donald J. Trump's Bizarre Visit to Burlingame

Donald J. Trump — himself, his presence, his aura — does not fill a room. Whether it was the odd route he took to reach the California state Republican convention on Friday — his motorcade's approach to a Hyatt…
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News, The Snitch Tony Robbins is the Bay Area's Super Angel

Tony Robbins is the Bay Area's Super Angel

In tech, angels are people with deep pockets who fund startups. In the real world, people who do actual good with their money often receive the same heavenly moniker. With nothing more than a checkbook and a good heart,…
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News, The Snitch City Lays Out Rules For 420: No Selling, Lots of Cops — And Good Luck Driving Home

City Lays Out Rules For 420: No Selling, Lots of Cops — And Good Luck Driving Home

Wednesday is the 20th day of April, in the year of widespread cannabis use. Consuming America's favorite illicit drug is less and less a rebellious act these days, which means more and more people — up to 15,000, by…
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News, The Snitch Bay Bridge Chihuahua Brings Out Worst In People — Except If You’re Erik Estrada

Bay Bridge Chihuahua Brings Out Worst In People — Except If You’re Erik Estrada

These days, it's increasingly difficult for people to just get out of their own way. A good story is never just a good story; there must be something evil at work. Is everything a conspiracy theory now, or are we…
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News, The Snitch Welcome to Salesforce, California: City Sells Naming Rights To Tech Titan

Welcome to Salesforce, California: City Sells Naming Rights To Tech Titan

In a landmark deal that will allow (most) of the City by the Bay's iconic branding to stay the same, Mayor Ed Lee announced the exclusive sale of municipal naming rights to local tech giant Salesforce. "For too long,…
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News, The Snitch Internet, Dreadlocked SF State Student Respond to Viral "Cultural Appropriation" Confrontation

Internet, Dreadlocked SF State Student Respond to Viral "Cultural Appropriation" Confrontation

The San Francisco State University student who was aggressively confronted — and most certainly physically touched — by a fellow student over his choice of hairstyle on Monday in a video that has since gone viral has responded to…
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News, The Snitch Millennial Problems: When Your Boss is Mindful of Your Needs

Millennial Problems: When Your Boss is Mindful of Your Needs

It’s not easy to find an employer who “gets” you. Most bosses are working for the company employing you and the boss, and that means the company comes first. But what’s good for the company is not always good…
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News, The Snitch Fact: San Francisco Has Oil Wells, Makes Money from Drilling

Fact: San Francisco Has Oil Wells, Makes Money from Drilling

You think you know a city. San Francisco, the "greenest city" in America, that bastion of environmentalism where elected officials openly call for an end to the use of fossil fuels, is in the oil business on the side. The…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Supervisors Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21; Will it Stick?

S.F. Supervisors Raise Tobacco-Buying Age to 21; Will it Stick?

San Francisco on Tuesday joined a growing movement to increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 — for those keeping score at home, 18-year-olds will still be able to buy medical cannabis — yet it’s…
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News, The Snitch UPDATED: With Tent City, SF's Strategy Is to Bluff Homeless Away; Seems to Be Working

UPDATED: With Tent City, SF's Strategy Is to Bluff Homeless Away; Seems to Be Working

UPDATE: Was it something we said? Early Tuesday morning, after this post was written, Department of Public Works crews cleared out the remaining tent city denizens under an SFPD escort. We'll update this post if any tents remain. Original…
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News, The Snitch S.F. is Becoming "The City Where Guns Are Lost"

S.F. is Becoming "The City Where Guns Are Lost"

A young woman is fatally shot in San Francisco in July. An artist is gunned down in September in Oakland. Aside from lives lost to gun violence, these two deaths have another troubling similarity: the murder weapon used to…
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News, The Snitch With Tim Lincecum Gone, Who is the Stoner's Favorite Giant?

With Tim Lincecum Gone, Who is the Stoner's Favorite Giant?

Beat the drum and hold the phone, the sun has come out every day this February — the month that baseball season officially begins. And it’s 2016, another even year for Giants fans. That means that not only are fans…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Welcomed Super Bowl on Handshake Deal; No Contract, No Public Review

S.F. Welcomed Super Bowl on Handshake Deal; No Contract, No Public Review

Much has been made of how San Francisco agreed to host the Super Bowl 50 festivities without billing the National Football League or the Super Bowl Host Committee for the $5.3 million in city services required to handle the lengthy…
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News, The Snitch Who Transformed the Super Bowl from a "Corporate Event" Into a "Civic Celebration" (That You're Paying For)?

Who Transformed the Super Bowl from a "Corporate Event" Into a "Civic Celebration" (That You're Paying For)?

Super Bowl 50, whose takeover of San Francisco has already begun, is a "corporate event." No less a San Francisco authority than former Mayor Willie Lewis Brown, Jr. — the man with his very own Bay Bridge — has…
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News, The Snitch Report: SF Bay's Beloved Fog is Toxic, Out to Get You

Report: SF Bay's Beloved Fog is Toxic, Out to Get You

Like tuna fish and children's toys made overseas (which is to say: all toys), the San Francisco Bay Area's legendary fog may look and taste good, but don't be fooled: it's a toxic brew. Hanging on in the condensation that…
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News, The Snitch Is S.F.'s Homeless Problem Actually Improving?

Is S.F.'s Homeless Problem Actually Improving?

Here’s a mind-blowing proposition: What if San Francisco is actually doing a good job alleviating its homeless problem? You’d be forgiven if you were briefly paralyzed with laughter at the idea. But this potentially stunning claim comes by way…
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News, The Snitch Cigarettes Getting Even More Expensive in SF, Because You Are Filthy

Cigarettes Getting Even More Expensive in SF, Because You Are Filthy

Are you still smoking cigarettes, bro? Better hope for a raise at work, because regardless of your stance on tobacco — as a sweet, sweet enjoyment of one of life's few pleasures or a foul and filthy scourge to be marginalized…
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