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State Assembly Approves Shark Fin Bill

State Assembly Approves Shark Fin Bill

The state Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban the sale, trade or possession of shark fins. The bill, authored by Cupertino Assemblyman Paul Fong, is seen as a way to protect endangered sharks targeted by fishermen, who amputate their fins and toss…

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Cuts in CA Prison Population

Cuts in CA Prison Population

Get ready, because there is soon going to be a whole lot more criminals out on the streets. And I’m not just talking about those riding the 14-Muni. The Supreme Court just backed a court order forcing the CA prison system to release up to…

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Underground Market: Food, Music and Big Crowds

Underground Market: Food, Music and Big Crowds

ForageSF held its monthly Underground Market at Public Works this past weekend. And the overall event is quite a scene. The two-story building in the Mission was packed, top to bottom. At times, it felt like there was no room to move, as people were…

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Gilt Taste: Your Not-So-Guilty Source for Gourmet Foods

Gilt Taste: Your Not-So-Guilty Source for Gourmet Foods

When I first heard about Gilt Groupe, the online discount site for high-end fashion, I signed right up for their newsletters. Three years later, and I haven’t ordered a thing but I still marvel at the glamorous couture featured on the site. On May 18th,…

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A Favorite from LA Expands to The Bay

A Favorite from LA Expands to The Bay

Umami–one of LA’s most popular hamburger destinations, recently named GQ Magazine’s Burger of the Year, is headed our way. I’ve been a big fan of this Southern California institution for years now, and watched with delight as it slowly grew to include nearly a half-dozen…

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Major Lead on Stow Beating Suspects

Major Lead on Stow Beating Suspects

It took a couple months but police have finally nabbed one of the lead suspects sought for the March 31st beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium. Giovanni Ramirez, 31, was arrested early this morning by a S.W.A.T. team; authorities were tipped off…

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DJ Q&A: Tres Lingerie

DJ Q&A: Tres Lingerie

Tres Lingerie, consisting of duo Johan Churchill and Jordan Presnick, make music that’s guaranteed to send you back into the days of funky disco boogying. Currently residents of San Francisco’s renowned Go BANG! parties, they specialize in 80s disco sounds that can only be found…

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Album Stream: Death Cab For Cutie, “Codes And Keys”

Album Stream: Death Cab For Cutie, “Codes And Keys”

Death Cab’s seventh full-length Codes And Keys drops next Tuesday on Atlantic — it’s their first album in three years and, more importantly, Ben Gibbard’s first real collection of songs since settling down with Zooey Deschanel. Gone are the days of DCFC’s tales of uncertainty,…

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Mix: Visionquest Fabric Promo

Mix: Visionquest Fabric Promo

Lee Curtiss was attracted to dance music at a young age and eventually found himself in Detroit’s booming techno and house scenes. Shortly after settling in, he was recognized for his talent as a producer with his contributions of deep, slow and sensual releases on…

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Preview: Jaswho? Album Release Party

Preview: Jaswho? Album Release Party

Oakland-based house artist and music producer Jaswho? recently released a harder, bass-heavy version of last year’s Nudroid Music album as Re:Droid Music. This Saturday Jaswho? performs live alongside remixers and Chicago house legends Santiago & Bushido at Temple Nightclub. Jaswho?‘s Re:Droid Music album was released…

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San Francisco Police Chief Considers Equipping Officers with Cameras

San Francisco Police Chief Considers Equipping Officers with Cameras

Following another accusation of police misconduct this week, San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is considering giving cameras to officers on the force. San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi has released a series of surveillance videos over the last few months, alleging police misconduct during…

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Hippo Celebrates Birthday at San Francisco Zoo

Hippo Celebrates Birthday at San Francisco Zoo

Visitors will get a chance to see Brian Wilson at the San Francisco Zoo this weekend. It’s just not the Brian Wilson they might be thinking of. The zoo’s newest hippo, which was formerly known as Tucker, has been renamed “Brian Wilson” after the Giants…

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