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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This Panhandling Pup Can Still Afford a (P)leather Jacket

Posted By on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 12:24 PM

  • erin sherbert
San Francisco has long thought of itself as a fashion-forward city — even when its fashion choices are seemingly ass-backward

But because donning hipster hoodies and spiked collars isn't statement enough, we have taken to the curious act of outfitting our pets in trendy attire. The worst part in all this: Often times you'll witness a pooch who pulled off a jacket much better than you ever could. 

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bald-Headed Dog Tries to Lure Adopters With Toupee, Funny Hats (Update)

Posted By on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 1:35 PM


Breaking News, Jan, 23: We just learned that Neeners has been adopted by a loving family in Sacramento. They reportedly love him just as he is, without the toupee. 

Original Story Jan.20: Poor Neeners has been stuck at the Animal Care and Control Shelter since September, with no potential takers in sight. It's been really hard for volunteers to watch this "staff favorite" repeatedly get passed over, considering he's young, sweet, and energetic. 

Perhaps it's that bald spot on his head?

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Fashion Crooks Plow U-Haul Into Patagonia Store, Steal High-End Jackets

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 8:35 AM


San Francisco police are looking for  a pair of crooks who slammed a U-Haul into a North Beach Patagonia store and fleeced a bunch of fleeces early this morning. 

NBC News says sometime around 3:45 a.m., two men backed a U-Haul truck into the front of the store at North Point and Hyde streets and targeted a few racks of very expensive jackets. After about a minute of collecting the goods, the burglars sped off. 

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Now There Are Crime-Stopping Jeans to Stop Crooks From Stealing Your Personal Information

Posted By on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM

  • Betabrand
If you're a happy SkyMall shopper, here's something you'll probably like.

A San Francisco-based tech company unveiled a pair of pants for the paranoid commuter recently that boast technologically advanced pockets.

"You could defeat this type of cyber crime by carrying around wads of cash or bartering livestock," said Betabrand founder Chris Lindland. Or you could rock these special pockets "that prevent thieves from stealing your info."

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Burglars Ram Van Into Department Store Window, Steal Handbags

Posted By on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Some burglars decided to forgo the Black Friday madness and do their holiday shopping right now. 

According to police, a pair of unknown burglars drove up the the 100 block of Maiden Lane at about 3 a.m. today and plowed through the glass window of a department store. 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Hot San Francisco Weather Inspires Near-Nudity

Posted By on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 11:47 AM

A boundary-crosser, of sorts... - JIM HERD
  • Jim Herd
  • A boundary-crosser, of sorts...
San Francisco has a narrow range of weather possibilities. But you get all of it, every day. 

That's why everyone's mother here shouted "dress in layers!" as you ran out the door. That's why jeans and a hoodie is applicable 90 percent of the time. Not this last week, however. Going back to July 21, it was 73 degrees or more every day — with a Los Angeles-like weekend

Temperatures are a bit saner today, and figure to stay in the low 70s for the rest of the week. But, thanks to wonders of photography, the Internet, and optic nerves we can relive the glorious insanity afflicted on city residents unaccustomed to what those from elsewhere would refer to as "weather." The gent to the right is, to a point, dressing in layers. Just not nearly enough of them. 

Women, too, found time to dress — or undress — in odd fashions befitting our odd weather. To wit: 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Now You Can Get Your Own Incredibly Ugly 49ers Sweater

Posted By on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Team Ugly!
  • Team Ugly!
Here's an outfit that'll go with (or cover up) that gaudy red-and-gold tattoo you got last drunken football season.

Only in San Francisco could fashionistas market sweaters in the summertime — and actually make money. Needless to say, it doesn't really matter that it's neither football season nor winter right now, ugly sweaters are hot, hot, hot all year round.

The 49ers released this special event getup this week, calling on fans to show their support for the San Francisco team by slipping into these unsightly pullovers now.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Local Bike Gets an Ed Lee Makeover, Mustache and All

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 2:11 PM

  • Joe Eskenazi

At first glance, you might have thought this mustachioed bike was a new addition to the Lyft family -- a taxi transport for our two-wheeled friends. But alas, this bike parked in the Financial District yesterday afternoon is neither a member of the Lyft family, nor does it belong to Mayor Ed Lee.

In fact, as were admiring the creative cycle, its owner appeared and informed us the mustache on this bike was a product of Molletta Design, a San Francisco-based company/coffee shop that "really gives a crap about what goes on you and your bicycle."

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Benefit Cosmetics Thieves: You've Been Smearing Glue and Dust on Your Faces

Posted By on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 9:45 AM

What did you just put on your face!
  • What did you just put on your face!

One of the benefits SF Weekly has enjoyed being housed in a deeee-luxe apartment in the sky is noticing that every last guy working for the kiddie TV network a few floors down wears Coke bottle glasses and Chuck Taylor low-tops. Perhaps it's in their contract.

The other is interoffice memos like the following. The good folks at Benefit Cosmetics do their thing on the 20th floor of our FiDi building. And, in a problem they wouldn't have if they were Benefit Gastroenterology or Benefit Synthetic Cheeses, it seems building tenants have been helping themselves to the demonstration products featured in the company's anteroom.

There are two reasons you shouldn't be doing this. First, you're stealing their display items -- and that's fairly obvious because some of this stuff is glued down. Second, this merchandise has been exposed to the aforementioned glue and a good deal of dust and is no longer prime material for slathering onto one's face and deep within one's pores.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ross Mirkarimi Dresses Like General Eisenhower

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and District Attorney George Gascón aren't exactly seeing eye to eye these days. But if a common bond could be forged, perhaps the first step to take would be uniting the warring city officials over their shared sartorial senses.

As police chief, Gascón was far more likely than not to wander into police headquarters dressed like a lawyer. Gascón is a lawyer, and Mirkarimi is not -- but, in the limited amount of time the sheriff has been permitted to do the job he was elected to do, he's often outfitted like one.

So, it was a bit jarring to see Mirkarimi clothed in full sheriff's dress regalia during the weekend's Veteran's Day March. Decked out in a forest green uniform complete with gold-starred epaulets and gold bands on an Eisenhower jacket, the progressive sheriff looks like he ought to be leaping off a Jeep and warning us about the perils of the Military-Industrial Complex.

Yet while this uniform might be a head-turner, it's actually something of a California template.

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