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The Snatch: Always Carrying at Least Two Forms of ID

But did he go to fake jail? A desperate Muni rider was arrested last week after he got busted not just evading his bus fare, but impersonating an officer so that he could evade his bus fare. Two cops inspecting Muni [Read entire story]

Shifting City Values: Year-End Crime Statistics Are the Inkblot Tests of the Culture

Police Chief Greg Suhr's agenda for last month's "All Hands On" meeting with his department's upper echelon states the SFPD's goals for 2014 are to reduce both violent and property crime by 5 percent. It's hard to argue [Read entire story]

The Wireless: Law Enforcement’s Secret Partnership with Phone Companies Makes Everything Transparent Except the Law

In November, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston dealt five consecutive life sentences to Joseph Ortiz, a shot-caller in South San Francisco's 500 Block gang — one in a coterie of Norte [Read entire story]

Hog Island Oyster Co.: Closing Ferry Building Outpost Temporarily to Expand

You'll have to find a new source for your Hog Island Sweetwaters for the next few months. The oyster company has closed its Ferry Building doors briefly while it expands to the area across the hallway, formerly housing [Read entire story]

Victory Hall & Parlor: Drinking Our Way to Victory

In the former Cento space on a one-way alley close to the ballpark comes Victory Hall & Parlor, an upscale sports bar in the grand tradition of getting drunk in attractive, neo-vintage spaces. Although not entirely [Read entire story]

Recent Openers January 15-21, 2014

Rare Barrel: A new brewery dedicated to sour beer opens in Berkeley. The tasting room housed inside the production facility, with its 10 beer taps, is open on Fridays and Saturdays, and also offers sandwiches and salads. [Read entire story]

Playing Against Archetype: Real World Cast Member Ari Fitz Is Black, Gay, and Androygynous. How Will the Rest of the World Cope?

Ari Fitz. She's not the wildcard of MTV's 29th season of The Real World, not the racist, the rich kid, or the hot-tempered hulk. She's the voice of reason in a setting where grease-throwing is a form of communication and [Read entire story]

Undercover Presents Sly and The Family Stone’s Stand!: Show Preview

What happens when a sprawling cast of local talents — like Marcus Shelby, the Jazz Mafia, and Tumbleweed Wanderers — get together to perform highly original covers of classic albums? You never really know, [Read entire story]

Mar calls for hearing on recycling center evictions

The now closed Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council's recycling center. An eviction crisis of a different sort has hit San Francisco, as one by one, recycling centers are closing across the city. [Read entire story]

Mar calls for hearing on recycling center evictions

Mar calls for hearing on recycling center evictions

The now closed Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council's recycling center. An eviction crisis of a different sort has hit San Francisco, as one by one, recycling centers are closing across the city. [Read entire story]

The secret life of Sylvia Fein

The 94-year-old painter comes to terms with her surreality in a new retrospective arts@sfbg.comRead more [Read entire story]

The secret life of Sylvia Fein

The secret life of Sylvia Fein

The 94-year-old painter comes to terms with her surreality in a new retrospective arts@sfbg.comRead more [Read entire story]

LAPD Car Carrying Mayor Hits Woman

LAPD Car Carrying Mayor Hits Woman

The mayor of Los Angeles was a passenger in a police car that struck a pedestrian Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles, according to his office. Mayor Eric Garcetti was traveling in an LAPD vehicle when it hit...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Art-ic blast

Dispatches from live performance in frigid New York Worth braving the polar vortex: "Muazzez" PHOTO BY ILAN BACHRACH arts@sfbg.com THEATER New [Read entire story]

Flu Virus Sickens Milpitas Inmates

Flu Virus Sickens Milpitas Inmates

The flu has spread to jail, sickening inmates at the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas as the Bay Area death toll continues to climb.Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area [Read entire story]

"V" for victory

Beef rib at Verbena PHOTO BY CARMEN TROESSER culture@sfbg.com TABLEHOPPPING New openings brought to you by the letter "V" — plus nifty North Beach spots for lunch and Sunday dinner. [Read entire story]

This Week’s Picks: January 15 – 21, 2014

Word spears to pierce the stoniest of hearts THURSDAY 1/16 [Read entire story]

City Decides To Take Care of Trees, Add More Greenery

City Decides To Take Care of Trees, Add More Greenery

Though 'green' in its lefty politics, San Francisco is actually not that green in a literal sense. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

City Decides To Take Care of Trees, Add More Greenery

Though 'green' in its lefty politics, San Francisco is actually not that green in a literal sense. [ more › ] [Read entire story]

Meanwhile, In Washington: 49ers Jersey Desecration

Meanwhile, In Washington: 49ers Jersey Desecration

Office coordinator Greg Payne of the House Chief Clerk's office placed a 49ers jersey on the floor to his office in support of the Seattle Seahawks, who play the 49ers Sunday in the NFC championship game. How rude. Also [Read entire story]