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

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

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

2 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

2 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 […]

The State of the Lesbian Bar: San Francisco Toasts To The End Of An Era

5 months agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

Iconic lesbian bar The Lexington Club is closing. Let's pour one out for it and examine the State of the Lesbian Bar in these sad times.

Joel Goodrich Wire: If you missed this weekend's profile...

If you missed this weekend's profile of San Francisco real estate uberagent Joel Goodrich, this is your chance to read about the super salesman's world of vitamins and Versace shirts. The article examines Goodrich's somewhat tumultuous past, which included turns...

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon Becomes First Major South Korean Politician to Endorse Gay Marriage

5 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In an interview with The San Francisco Examiner on Sunday, Seoul mayor Park Won-soon became the first mainstream South Korean politician to endorse gay marriage. The paper reports: "I personally agree with the rights of homosexuals," Park said. "But the...

The Numbers: Condos Going Gangbusters in SF's Southern Neighborhoods

The heart of San Francisco's condo market has been shifting south for some time, but now it may be headed even further down toward the city's lower borders. A new report from Polaris Pacific (PDF) examines the market from...

Shorties (Eula Bliss Interviewed, Stream the New Lucinda Williams Album, and more)

Bookforum interviewed author Eula Bliss. NPR Music is streaming the new Lucinda Williams album Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone. The San Francisco Examiner profiled the Raveonettes. Sophie Hannah talked to the Guardian about continuing Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot...

Two-Ton Tanker: 1919

San Francisco circa 1919. "Nash Two-Ton Tanker Truck." This begins a new series of photos, scanned by Shorpy from glass negatives taken by or for Christopher Helin, travel and automotive editor of the San Francisco Examiner from about 1915 to 1930. 8.5 x 6.5 inch glass negative. View full size.

A firsthand account of the 5-alarm blaze in the Mission

Editor’s note: We received this firsthand account from Ben Rosenfeld, who lives in close proximity to the site of yesterday’s [Thu/4] 5-alarm fire. Read more about the blaze in the San Francisco Examiner. By Ben Rosenfeld For those who don't know, we were lucky our building survived a 5-alarm fire yesterday, almost directly behind us (feet away). Show More Summary

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