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The Snatch: Not Going Anywhere

Uber Unfair Taxi drivers have a new ally in S.F. politics — or at least the ear of a Supervisor who's grown disenchanted with Uber's ideological line. "I have heard the word DISRUPT 5x today & met with Uber just [Read entire story]

In on the Conversation: Two San Francisco Court Cases Reveal How NSA Paradoxes Stymie the Law

The AT&T facility at 611 Folsom St. is so stark and blocky that it makes a row of trees outside look shockingly iridescent in contrast. But inside, the facility buzzes with chatter — or vestigial traces of chatter [Read entire story]

No Accounting: The State’s Tax Board Is Free of Tax Professionals

When young tax attorney Chris Parker kicked off his stump speech during his 2010 run for the Board of Equalization, he didn't gush about the wonders of being a tax lawyer or even address what the hell the Board of [Read entire story]

Sweet Nothings: A Crusade to Help Sex Workers Crumbles

Craig Gross is accustomed to unusual phone calls. As the founder of XXX Church, a Christian nonprofit headquartered in Southern California that fights porn addiction, "people call for the strangest reasons," he [Read entire story]

Started From the Bottom: Karim Mayfield, a Son of the City, Fights to Punch His Ticket

Karim Mayfield long ago came to grips with the requirements of his chosen profession. "My job," he told SF Weekly in 2011, "is, literally, to break men's dreams." And he's so good at it. Back then, Mayfield was an [Read entire story]

Plight of the Valkyries: The San Francisco Opera, Like So Many Others, Fights to Keep the Fat Lady Quiet

It's early Saturday morning, and the gathered throng patiently waits, five abreast, in a line snaking around three lengthy blocks of a neighborhood that hasn't quite figured out what costume to wear. Body and fender [Read entire story]

SF Weekly Letters March 26-April 2, 2014

The Potty Problem The homeless are definitely part of the toilet problem in S.F.: The article states: "San Francisco has a poop problem, [mobile bus shower organizer Doniece] Sandoval continues, but the homeless aren't [Read entire story]

Do Your Part for Public Sex: Have Some

Citizens beware! The War on Sex is on your doorstep. You may live in the most sexually liberated city in the U.S., but that does not mean your sexual freedoms aren't at risk. In November 2012, San Francisco's Board of [Read entire story]

Lonely City: A New Field Guide to San Francisco

Every once in awhile, there comes a beautiful work of art that gives rightful tribute to the place we call home. Whether it comes in the form of song, literature, or art, these tributes depict more than the Golden Gate [Read entire story]

Incanto: Living Up to the Tripe

Incanto, Chris Cosentino's offal-friendly Italian restaurant in Noe Valley, closed on Monday. The restaurant was nationally known thanks to its daring cuisine and the chef's multiple appearances on Top Chef, and its [Read entire story]

Punk Debunked: Criminal Code and Vexx Find Exceptions to Any Alleged Rule

Quick tempos tend to stifle the rhythmic complexity of rock bands. Meter subdivided so many times demands consistent reminders of the downbeat, and that typically doesn't leave room for much syncopation in between. For [Read entire story]

Hearing Survival in Sharon Jones’ Latest Soul Party

All of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings' new album, Give the People What They Want, was recorded before Jones was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. None of its 10 songs are explicitly about Jones going through chemo, or [Read entire story]

Recent Openers March 26-April 2, 2014

Barrel Head Brewhouse: NoPa has a new neighborhood hang that's not, uh, NoPa in this new brewhouse and restaurant from the folks behind Dear Mom and Thieves Tavern. Brewery won't be fired up for a few weeks, but there's [Read entire story]

"Jodorowsky’s Dune": The Greatest Film Ever, Probably

In the mid-1970s, fresh off the success of the surprisingly profitable cult films El Topo and The Holy Mountain, director Alejandro Jodorowsky set out to film Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel Dune. Jodorowsky's version of [Read entire story]

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk came to the Fox Oakland for a three-night stand. The first show on Sunday saw the foursome dishing out classic songs like "T... [Read entire story]

New Rules for New 49ers Stadium

New Rules for New 49ers Stadium

Banned behavior at the new 49ers' stadium would include throwing a football, making too much noise, and sitting in someone else's seat.Photo Credit: www.49ers.com [Read entire story]

Levi’s Stadium, Home Of 49ers And Super Bowl L, To Ban Bugles, Reptiles, And Spilling Anything

SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — Come this fall, there will be plenty of beer and football inside the new Levi’s Stadium, but don’t expect to tap your own keg, toss a football, play a bugle, spill any substance, [Read entire story]

Poisoned Lawns Reported in San Jose

Poisoned Lawns Reported in San Jose

A $1,000 reward is being offered in connection to a rash of unusual crimes that has left dozens of lawns poisoned in west San Jose.Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area [Read entire story]

CNN Producers Arrested at WTC: Cops

CNN Producers Arrested at WTC: Cops

Two CNN producers were arrested at the World Trade Center site Tuesday after allegedly trying to push through a gate and climb a fence, police said. Port Authority police said the employees, Yon Pomrenze,...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Khanna Won’t Take Corporate Money

Khanna Won't Take Corporate Money

To a population disenchanted with the functionality of its government, and specifically, an inept Congress struggling to pass even core legislation (government shutdown, anyone?), visions of reform and campaign...Photo [Read entire story]