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SF Weekly Letters July 30-August 5, 2014 


Stinky Stations

BART can't cover up the stench: As an S.F. native, I've witnessed all the upgrades and facelifts BART has undergone over the years, but in all that time, the issue of homeless panhandlers, urine odor, and crazies has never truly been addressed, as you can clearly see — and smell — it ["Station Sanitation," Joe Eskenazi, Sucka Free City, 7/23].

Hiram R.

Better buy some more bleach: Then they'd better beef up their supply of bleach and disinfectants, because the stairs and elevators will continue to be used as open-air toilets.

Maurice R.

Blog Comments 0x000Aof the Week

Changing lanes: That'd be smart if they didn't need to get thousands of users to download a new app, which may not be as good as the two apps that already do what it's trying to ["DeSoto Cab Might Leave Taxi Game to Compete with Uber, Lyft," Rachel Swan, the Snitch, 7/21]. In all fairness, they have to do something.

Dan B.


In our 7/16 feature ["Don't Hate the Player: Are College Athletes Working for a Degree or a Cartel?" Rachel Swan] we misidentified Rick Neuheisel as the Oregon State coach who was recruiting Joe Igber. Neuheisel was in fact coaching for the University of Colorado.

Part-Time Editorial 0x000AAssistant Wanted

Do you love working in a newsroom? SF Weekly seeks a part-time editorial assistant to work in our office and provide administrative support for the editorial staff. Duties include database management, assisting in calculating expenditures, drafting newsletters, updating listings, managing contest entries, answering phones, returning emails, and other admin-based tasks. The perfect candidate for the job will have a four-year degree from an accredited college or university with a background in journalism and prior office experience. While this is not a writing position, there will be plenty of opportunities to pitch freelance pieces. The position is 15 hours per week.

Candidates can send a short cover letter, résumé, and clips to

Part Time Music Writer/Editor Wanted

This person will report and write the lead music story for the paper every week and will assign, edit, and write posts for the paper's music blog, All Shook Down. The ideal candidate will have professional experience covering Bay Area music, a deep knowledge and voracious interest in music of all genres, and the enthusiasm and energy to develop sources and find fresh, compelling stories. Superb writing and editing skills are a must, as is knowledge of the local music scene. The music editor should have a point of view on local music and music-related issues and trends (clubs, festivals, etc.), and be willing to share and defend it in print, on social media, and in person. He or she may be called upon to consult on larger projects as needed, and may also pitch and write freelance stories for other sections of the paper. The position will start at 20 hours a week, with hourly pay. Send cover letter, résumé, and four to six professional clips to


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