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Google Lawyer and Former SF Bar President Implicated In Bizarre Real Estate Scam

Allegedly forged documents in a North Beach TIC are connected to a notorious accused real estate grifter as well as a high-powered local attorney, who is a resident of the building. [ more › ]

Pier 70 Putt Putt, A Pop-Up Mini Golf Course, Swings In To Dogpatch

Pier 70 Putt Putt is puttin' on the miniature golf every weekend all summer. [ more › ]

Confusion At SF's Police Commission As Police Chief Help Wanted Ad Goes Up And Down

According to a posting for the position, there's no need for SFPD's chief to have ever stepped foot on a college campus. [ more › ]

Rogue Tickets? Watch Your Car For 7-Day Tow Notices

Something to keep an eye out for, unfortunately. If this has happened to you, please contact your alderman. In this case, it took place in the 48th Ward, Harry Osterman's turf.A reader wrote in:"Hey there,Sending this message because I'm not sure if we have an unscrupulous city employee wandering Uptown. Show More Summary

#TBT - November 2009: Maryville Site In Development Talks

click to enlarge Throwback Thursday! Development has been a long time coming to Clarendon/Montrose. In this November 2009 News-Star front-page article, a deal was in the works for Sedgwick Properties to build 850 new housing units and a Roundy's supermarket on the site along with 100,000sf of retail space. Show More Summary

IT'S HAPPENING: The Corpse Flower Is Finally Blooming At NYBG

It's about a week later than predicted, but the New York Botanical Garden's Amorphophallus titanum, or Corpse Flower (as seen on Gilmore Girls) is finally blooming. The NYBG sent out an alert just after 5 p.m. Thursday evening to make the announcement, and while they normally close their doors at 6 p.m. Show More Summary

After A Mellow Day In The Park, Protests Heat Up Wednesday Night At DNC

Protests were few and far between during much of the day on Wednesday outside the Democratic National Convention. [ more › ]

NYC Tap Water Named Best Tasting In The Region, Again

Despite the fact that New York City is clearly #1, sometimes other places foolishly want to challenge us. So it was in the case of the annual Regional Metro Tap Water Taste Test, organized by the EPA and held by at the American Museum of Natural History. Show More Summary

Signing of Purple Line's federal funding agreement set for Aug. 8, sources say

The signing is the capstone of a yearslong process of working to meet federal construction grant guidelines for design and funding.

Britain’s Heritage: How you can help restore Alexandra Palace

Don’t you just hate it when you find out there’s a historic venue in a historic town and it’s in too bad a condition to be used? Here’s another interesting story for you: in honour of the future Edward VII’s new bride, Alexandra of Denmark,...Show More Summary

Gongs and whistles: Nominate a Canberran now for Australian of the Year

8 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It may seem a long time until the next Australia Day awards, but the organisational machine that goes through the process of sorting through nominees, finalists, and finally granting awards to recipients is already getting up to speed. Finalists and recipients at the state and territory level are picked by an independent selection panel including representatives [...]

Ghost in the Shell: First Assault Online rolls out the big guns ahead of launch

So it’s been almost eight months since I had the opportunity to play Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online before it went Early Access, in which I wrote my thoughts about. To keep it short, I enjoyed what I played. Show More Summary

Could This Lawsuit Change Photo History? A Photographer is Suing Getty for $1 Billion

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves Carol Highsmith took this photo of Seattle, gave it to the Library of Congress for public use, and we downloaded it for free after double-checking with Highsmith's attorney. Will Getty slap us with a threatening letterShow More Summary

Washington State Fines Volkswagen $176 Million Over False Emissions Reporting

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Sydney Brownstone Not so cute anymore. Bjoern Wylezich / Shutterstock.com Waaaaooow. In addition to a $2.7 billion environmental remediation fund that Volkswagen agreed would be disbursed to states over false vehicle emissions reporting...Show More Summary

SL Letter of the Day: Unicorn Hunters

8 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Dan Savage Originally posted on June 2, 2014. I am a single woman, 31, in LA, and on OkCupid. (We all are.) I've gotten a number of unicorn requests. (Maybe because I mention being a subscriber to the Savage Lovecast magnum version in my profile?) I've never responded—until the other day. Show More Summary

Jack Davis, Mad magazine illustrator, dies at 91

He also drew posters for films such as “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” and Woody Allen’s “Bananas.”

Md. family that sent kids to D.C. public schools must pay more than $500,000 fine

The parents, both D.C. police officers, used a rental property’s address to send their three kids to the city’s top public schools while living outside of the city.

Bruce Springsteen to release companion album with fall autobiography

(Scroll down for video.) Bruce Springsteen fans have reason to rejoice this fall. On Sept. 27, Springsteen will release his 500-page autobiography, “Born to Run,” while four days prior comes an 18-track musical companion called “Chapter and...

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