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R.I.P. Austen Heinz, Biotech Entrepreneur and Rebel

7 hours agoNews : Reason

I'm sad to report that a promising young scientist, biotech entrepreneur and futurist dreamer named Austen Heinz died on May 24 at the age of 31. The cause of death is suicide, according to the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office. When...Show More Summary

The SF Examiner’s Real History

As part of its 150th anniversary celebration, the San Francisco Examiner recently sent a message to readers: “we begin our next 150 years with the outlook that guided us for the first century and a half: a dedication to telling Read More » The post The SF Examiner’s Real History appeared first on Beyond Chron.

The Time Hunter S. Thompson Borrowed a Cup of Donna Rice

2 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

In honor of today’s 150th anniversary of the San Francisco Examiner, the paper has combed through its archives to produce a number of entertaining reminders. Things like Mark Twain’s exact staff status when the paper was launched inShow More Summary

Scary Map Thing: Mapping the Cheapest and Most Expensive Places to Rent in San Francisco Right Now

Last week, we examined rental website Zumper's latest rental report and learned that the median price for a one-bedroom on the rental market in May hit $3,500. Now Zumper has released a map breaking down rental prices by neighborhood over...

Should Mayors Influence Commissioners?

According to the May 17 SF Examiner, a San Francisco Planning Commissioner changed their vote on a key short-term rental policy after getting a text message from Mayor Lee’s liaison to the commission. The vote switch angered Planning Department staff Read More » The post Should Mayors Influence Commissioners? appeared first on Beyond Chron.

That Was Fast: The Bay Area dominated a recent...

The Bay Area dominated a recent list compiled by real estate website Trulia that examines where in the United States homes sell fastest. San Francisco came out on top, with only 26 percent of homes that hit the market still...

KQED Arts Looks at the Vibrant Art Scene That Emerged in San Francisco’s Mission District in the 1990s

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In their latest video, KQED Arts examines the vibrant art scene that emerged in San Francisco’s Mission District in the 1990s. Sometimes dubbed the Mission School, the movement was marked by a spirit of collaboration amongst a diverse community of artists. Graffiti artist Barry McGee (previously) and artist Margaret Kilgallen are among the artists who […]

SF Weekly editor says “we didn’t bring Mariotti here to write about domestic violence,” calls his hire “in the spirit of gonzo”

3 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

The great Hunter S. Thompson is probably rolling in his grave, as SF Weekly editor Mark Segal Kemp has defended the controversial San Francisco Examiner/SF Weekly decision to hire Jay Mariotti as sports director as “in the spirit of gonzo.” That’s highly problematic, but it’s not even the worst part of Segal Kemp’s piece. Show More Summary

SFPD Officers Fatally Shoot Alice Brown After Crazy Pine Street Pursuit

The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has identified the woman shot to death by police officers after a wild Pine Street chase as 24-year-old SF resident Alice Brown, a spokesperson said Wednesday morning. [ more › ]

Chris Borland's Early NFL Retirement Should Spark Changes at the College Level

It still feels odd typing the phrase "former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland." Yet, here we are again, conversing about football's future because one of its brightest stars examined the road ahead and didn't like the risk. After...Show More Summary

Sports pundit Jay Mariotti to appear in the baseball drama, ‘The Wrong Stuff’

Sports journalist Jay Mariotti, who just joined the San Francisco Examiner, tweeted this morning that “I have a small role in a movie. Play a sportswriter. Need to wear ’80s garb. Nehru?” I asked him to tell us more. “A director friend is doing a movie about Bill Lee, the eccentric pitcher from the ’70s … Read More

San Francisco Examiner hires Jay Mariotti as sports director

4 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

Since it’s not April 1st, this is incredibly a story that must actually be true – a real newspaper is going to be paying Jay Mariotti money to be writing a sports column yet again. The San Francisco Examiner has hired Mariotti to become...Show More Summary

The Numbers: SF's Population is Growing Way Faster Than Its Housing Stock

Nearly half of San Francisco's existing housing stock was built before 1940, and building since then has struggled to keep up with population growth. A new report from Paragon Real Estate examines the amount of residential building that has occurred...

Dismembered body parts in San Francisco belonged to male, officials say

5 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The body parts found stuffed in a suitcase in downtown San Francisco this week were those of an “unidentified light-skinned male,” the San Francisco office of the chief medical examiner said Friday.

Suitcase full of body parts discovered in San Francisco

5 months agoHumor : Death and Taxes

The body was so mutilated that a medical examiner had to be called in to determine whether the dismembered corpse belonged to a human or animal.

Illegal ivory for sale in California has doubled in 8 years, study says

An expert investigating illegal African ivory trafficking found that as much as 90% of the ivory he examined in Los Angeles markets and stores was illegal under state law. He found similar numbers in San Francisco and concluded that the proportion of illegal ivory for sale in California has...

Friday Morning Stir

-The folks over at BBDO San Francisco created “Yule Loggins” (video above). -Fashion retailer AllSaints ignores traditional advertising in favor of content creation. -AdAge examines “10 Things That Won’t Happen in 2015.” -UNICEF created...Show More Summary

ProFootballTalk: Kaepernick, evolving offense to blame for 49ers’ struggles

In light of San Francisco’s latest disappointing loss to the Oakland Raiders, the PFT crew examines the struggles from quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the issues with the 49ers’ ever-changing game plan.

Micro-Dwellings: New Housing Math: Micro-Home + Parklet = Houselet?

Image: Morgan Pintarich via the Examiner Tim McCormick, a micro-housing enthusiast and self-taught designer, has a proposal for San Francisco's housing crunch. McCormick is prototyping a portable micro-home styled after a parklet, dubbed the Houselet. This eight-foot-square module is about...

OMG, Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities” is Awesome – Show Plays Near AT&T Park Until Jan. 18th, 2015

TweetKurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is here and everybody loves it, so far: San Francisco Chronicle’s  Robert Hurwitt San Francisco Examiner’s  Jean Schiffman  San Jose Mercury News Karen D’Souza Yelp Huffington Post’s Leo Stutzin I mean, find me a negative review, Gentle Reader. I tried to find one. I failed. You know, I’ve never actually paid to […]

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