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Struggling SF Kink Cafe Turns to Crowdsourcing to Stay Open – NBC Bay Area

January 18, 2018 10:41:15 pm | 0 Comments

Wicked Grounds, a café in San Francisco that has catered to the kink community for years, has struggled to stay open in recent years and has turned to crowdsourcing stay afloat. The shop sits just feet from Folsom Street, where the Folsom Street Leather Festival is held every year. But the neighborhood has changed in…

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SF Couple Recounts Harrowing, Mistaken Arrest by Police Investigating iPhone Heist – CBS San Francisco Bay Area

January 18, 2018 10:36:02 pm | 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — If your cellphone is stolen, what are the chance the police will go after the thief? Pretty slim right? But, when Apple loses a phone, it can be a different story altogether. On one recent morning, Rick Garcia and his wife Shannon Knuth woke up to a posse of San Francisco…

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San Francisco's chic get dressed up for drizzly SF Ballet Opening Gala – SFGate

January 18, 2018 6:16:18 pm | 0 Comments

Photo: Laura Morton, Special To The Chronicle Image 1of/30 Caption Close Image 1 of 30 Acting Mayor of San Francisco London Breed (right) receives a hug from Sonya Molodetskaya while attending the San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala at City Hall in San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday, January 18, 2018. less Acting Mayor of San…

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Fillmore activists march to City Hall over 'multimillion dollar blight' – San Francisco Examiner

January 18, 2018 5:31:00 pm | 0 Comments

After the closure of the Fillmore District barbecue joint Black Bark earlier this month, activists gathered outside of the Fillmore Heritage Center on Thursday mourned yet another casualty in the ongoing struggle to open the 50,000-square-foot, long-vacant complex to the local community. A music and restaurant venue that once housed the former Yoshi’s jazz club,…

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Santa Clara County Officials Launch Anti-Pot Ads Aimed At Teens – CBS San Francisco Bay Area

January 18, 2018 4:55:00 pm | 0 Comments

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The Santa Clara Department of Public Health is launching a campaign in the wake of recreational marijuana legalization to send a message to teens: Don’t become a pot head! They’re using new ads with the slogan, “It’s called wasted for a reason.” The anti-pot ad campaign is eye-catching, edgy and…

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Recent Whole Foods shortages surprise SF shoppers – San Francisco Chronicle

January 18, 2018 3:04:21 pm | 0 Comments

Karma Quick-Panwala walked out of a San Francisco Whole Foods on Thursday without the family’s go-to milk brand. Her husband drinks chai milk just about every morning, she said, and uses milk from the Straus Family Creamery to make it. In addition, when she made an Instacart order this week, five items she wanted —…

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New Proposal To Extend Last Call For Alcohol In Select California Cities – CBS San Francisco Bay Area

January 18, 2018 12:47:00 pm | 0 Comments

(HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images) SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco state Sen. Scott Wiener Thursday reintroduced legislation that would allow a handful of cities to extend alcohol sales as late as 4 a.m., following the death of a similar bill in committee last year. Senate Bill 905 would create a five-year pilot program giving six…

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Skeletal remains of 22-year-old San Francisco man killed in Korean War finally ID'd 67 years later – KTVU San Francisco

January 18, 2018 12:42:05 pm | 0 Comments

A 22-year-old San Francisco man will be finally buried next week, nearly 70 years after he was killed during the Korean War. A formal funeral with full military honors will be held Jan. 23 for Army Private First Class James J. Leonard Jr., who was killed in 1950 but whose remains were identified on this summer.…

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What $1600 rents you in San Francisco right now – Curbed SF

January 18, 2018 12:13:33 pm | 0 Comments

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column exploring what you can rent for a set dollar amount in different neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s townhouse? Today’s price: $1,600. ↑ There’s not a lot of new construction to be had for $1,600/month. And in the case of this Glen Park in-law unit there’s still…

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Wiener reintroduces bill to allow late-night alcohol sales in cities including SF – San Francisco Examiner

January 18, 2018 10:58:00 am | 0 Comments

San Francisco state Sen. Scott Wiener on Thursday reintroduced legislation that would allow a handful of cities to extend alcohol sales as late as 4 a.m., following the death of a similar bill in committee last year. Senate Bill 905 would create a five-year pilot program giving six cities — San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles,…

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