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Ghosts in the Ghost Ship
Brandon R. Reynolds | February 24, 2017

 

Carmen Brito lived in the Ghost Ship for almost exactly a year, until the deadliest fire in Oakland history destroyed it. She had found the place on Craigslist in late 2015 after four years of...

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NBC, America’s Grossest Network, Is Turning the Ghost Ship Tragedy into a Ripped-from-the-Headlines TV Episode
Lamar Anderson | February 23, 2017

 

Just three months after the deadliest fire in Oakland...

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Enter the Dragon
Rebecca Flint Marx | February 23, 2017

 

“I know it doesn’t look like it’ll be ready, but it never does,” says George Chen. We’re in an elevator somewhere between the second and third floors of China Live,...

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Urban Expressionism
By Erin Feher | Styling by Suchandra Bullock | February 23, 2017

 

Earlier this year, a group of local artists stealthily took to the streets of San Francisco with ladders, lifts, and hundreds of cans of spray paint. In around 30 days, they transformed 14...

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The Outsider
Joe Eskenazi | February 22, 2017

 

Over the seven months following the May 2016 resignation of SFPD chief Greg Suhr, members of the city’s Police Commission embarked on a marathon listening tour at police stations around the city, during which rank-and-...

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Many-Hit Wonders
Erin Feher | February 22, 2017

 

If the blown-glass bongs lining head shop windows aren’t working with your coffee-table decor, you now have options. Lots of them. Now that cannabis is poised to be the new wine, big names in design are getting on board to help...

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To Beat Gavin Newsom in the Governor’s Race, John Chiang Will Have to Make Wonkiness Sexy
Lamar Anderson | February 21, 2017

As a candidate for governor in 2018, State Treasurer John Chiang faces a field of candidates both more...

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Creeper Lagoon Guitarist Sharky Laguana on Reuniting at Noise Pop
Mark Ortega | February 21, 2017

 

Few bands have been as synonymous with Noise Pop as indie-rock...

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Tech Workers Explain How Trump’s Travel Ban Has Turned Their Lives Upside Down
Lamar Anderson | February 20, 2017

 

On January 26, they were normal people with jobs. On January 27, the day President Trump...

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Mayor Ed Lee Forced to Apologize to Political Rival Aaron Peskin After Calling His Legislation ‘Gestapo’
Joe Eskenazi | February 17, 2017

 

With all of the actual fascistic behavior going on in...

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Short Orders: More New Spots to Try
Rebecca Flint Marx and Josh Sens | February 17, 2017

 

Fiorella
Outer Richmond
Last August, Fiorella got a new chef named Dante Cecchini and a new...

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The Bayview’s Jamnation Makes Jams Worth Swooning Over
Rebecca Flint Marx | February 17, 2017

 

Over the past several years, the good-food movement has yielded so many jars of small-batch artisanal jam that waxing rhapsodic about it in 2017 carries...

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