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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

It's True: Donald Trump (Partially) Owns San Francisco Real Estate

Posted By on Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 1:49 PM

That shit's mine, motherfuckers. - YOUTUBE
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  • That shit's mine, motherfuckers.

Yesterday afternoon, a crowd of over a dozen police officers and reporters were on hand to observe the four protesters arranged in front of 555 California Street in the Financial District, the site of an anti-Donald Trump rally.

Trump, the presumptive Republican Party nominee for president, has yet to make a substantive campaign stop in northern California — which is at least partially Trump country. 555 California, a Cold War-era edifice that happens to be San Francisco's biggest commercial skyscraper, is indeed partially owned by The Donald.

As if you needed another reason to avoid going downtown.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Confirmed: San Francisco's Klansman is a Marina Man

Posted By on Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 6:41 PM

Charles Donner, Marina man. - ERIC HOOD/OC WEEKLY
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  • Charles Donner, Marina man.

There is indeed at least one member of the Ku Klux Klan in San Francisco — and he lives in the Marina District, public records and police confirm. 

Charles E. Donner, 51, was one of the five members of the vintage white supremacist group arrested after a "rally" in Anaheim on Saturday turned violent. The Klansmen — and, according to video, one Klanwoman — were set upon by counter-protesters.

A "melee" ensued, in which Donner stabbed three people, some of whom can be seen striking him on video, Anaheim police spokesman Sgt. Daron Wyatt confirmed to SF Weekly on Wednesday. Donner was held over the weekend but released after it was determined he acted in self-defense, OC Weekly reported. (And according to OC Weekly photographer Eric Hood, that's him above, and in the photos after the jump.)

That means he's free to return home to San Francisco, where he lives with his mother in an extremely expensive house across the street from the Palace of Fine Arts, of all places, according to public records.

Behold: the breeding ground of racial purity.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Just Who the Hell is San Francisco's Ku Klux Klan Member?? (A Marina Man, Maybe)

Posted By on Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 7:00 AM

A Klansman among us? - ERIC PRATT/SF WEEKLY
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  • A Klansman among us?

News that a weekend rally of the Ku Klux Klan in Anaheim — now there's a clause we never thought we'd write — turned violent wasn't entirely surprising.

These are racially charged and divisive times, and anyone showing up to a racist event in a racially-diverse area in 2016 — especially a racist event planned and advertised well in advance, and especially one with the Klan, of all things — with a sign reading "WHITE LIVES MATTER" isn't there to make peace. 

But on top of the three people stabbed and 13 arrested was a real jolt: one of the arrested was identified by Bay City News as  "Charles Donner, 51, of San Francisco."

San Francisco has a Klan member? And he goes to Anaheim for rallies? The world is full of surprises and secrets — including just who exactly Charles Donner is, and if he indeed lives in San Francisco at all.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Former Giants Manager Dusty Baker Defends Alleged Domestic Abuser and Sounds Like an Idiot

Posted By on Tue, Dec 8, 2015 at 2:37 PM

Any Bay Area sports fans nostalgic for the days when Dusty Baker managed the San Francisco Giants may have barfed in their mouths a little today when Baker defended Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher (and alleged domestic abuser) Aroldis Chapman. 
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"I don’t believe reports," Baker said when asked about Chapman during a press conference this morning at Major League Baseball's Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Local Car Thief Admits to Cop That He Sucks at Being a Criminal

Posted By on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 7:48 AM

A car theft turned into an unexpected confessional when the suspect admitted to a cop that he just wasn't doing the work of a great criminal. 

The bizarre bust happened at about 7:58 a.m. at the intersection of Congo and Joost when Officer Morrow was on routine patrol and saw a car conspicuously parked in a crosswalk. After running the plates, he learned the car had been reported stolen out of San Mateo County. 

When Officer Morrow opened the unlocked door, he found a driver sleeping in the front seat. 

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Why You Don't Need to Freak Out That a City Worker Peed in S.F.'s Reservoirs

Posted By on Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 3:57 PM

Can you taste the rainbow? - SFPUC
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This is a freaky city, but one with limits. Pee-play has to be consensual in order to be acceptable. It certainly cannot be one-sided secretive act carried out by ...  a city employee.

Revelations that San Francisco has apparently been drinking Martin Sanchez's urine for some time now have earned the city headlines in CNN and other national outlets. Sanchez, a $111,000-a-year worker with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, was recently busted peeing into an  empty reservoir.

This wasn't his first time making water in our water: he'd made it a ritual of his to relieve himself in a city reservoir on special occasions, the Chronicle's Matier and Ross reported.

This begs the question: are we drinking other peoples' pee, too? And does it matter?

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Here Are Photos Of That Dude in a Santa Suit Robbing S.F. Bank

Posted By on Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 3:20 PM


A Christmas wish comes true for readers: San Francisco police have released images of the Bad Santa who robbed a bank in downtown San Francisco during SantaCon last weekend. 

As we previously reported, the unidentified Santa walked into the bank on the 400 block of Sutter Street at 1 p.m. amid the city's annual SantaCon event, which brought thousands of other Santas to the streets of San Francisco. Once inside the bank, the Naughty St. Nick slipped the teller a demand note, claiming he had a gun.

The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and Santa slipped out of the bank feeling jolly, no doubt. 

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Friday, November 21, 2014

City Attorney Sues Oakland Tax Company for Ripping Off Low-Income Residents

Posted By on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 8:00 AM

According to the city attorney, this man is going to hell
  • According to the city attorney, this man is going to hell
One man might soon prove to be the lowest of the low after the outcome of this civil case waged by the San Francisco city attorney.

Low-income taxpayers have been defrauded one time too many, at least for City Attorney Dennis Herrera, who’s after an Oakland-based tax service company for its alleged schemes against poor Bay Area residents.

"There may be a special place in Hell for those who rob low-income families,” said City Attorney Dennis Herrera in a press release. “But until then I'm grateful for tough consumer protection laws that allow us to aggressively pursue wrongdoers like Kebron Daniel for every dollar he's defrauded from taxpayers.”

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Watch These Thieves Break Into a Bike Shop (VIDEO)

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:46 AM


Early this morning, two thieves smashed the storefront window of a Western Addition bike shop and stole some high-end electric bikes — and they were caught on camera. 

KTVU grabbed the raw footage of the burglary at Electric Bike Superstore, which happened around 4:30 a.m. The store owner tells the news station that after the break-in, a passerby is then seen helping himself to the store's merchandise. 


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Monday, September 22, 2014

Watch These 49ers and Cardinals Fans Get Into a Bloody Fight (VIDEO)

Posted By on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 12:17 PM


It's widely known that football is a bloodsport, resulting in life-altering injuries, specifically head injuries. And we're not even talking about the players on the field. 

From the stands at yesterday's 49ers game, NFL spectators made a grisly showing when a group of Cardinals fans and 49ers fans started beating the crap out of each other, once again, ruining the game for others around them. The melee was caught on camera — and it's not pretty.

Warning: If you're hypersensitive, there's lots of blood and yelling. 

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