Alex Mak - Managing Editor

17 Sep 2019

All Overdue Library Book Fines Are Forgiven in San Francisco!

“All outstanding overdue fines will be cleared from all patron records. No exceptions, no questions. You are fabulously fine free.” – SF Public Library Somewhere in San Francisco there is a bibliophile shouting in ecstasy and popping a Champagne bottle, before quickly being shushed by a librarian, because they no

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12 Sep 2019

Salesforce Tower ‘Steam’ Raises Alarms on 9/11

Some call it the Salesforce Tower, some call the Eye of Sauron, some call it Benioff’s Butt Plug, but the building’s owner and landlord is actually Boston Properties.  And that’s who was answering frantic calls on the morning of 9/11, when San Franciscans began to notice that the Salesforce building,

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10 Sep 2019

Bay Area Bridges to be All Cashless

The plan is to have no toll booths at all, just cameras taking pictures of license plates. So don’t forget your FasTrak, and don’t hold your breath over bridges either, the project won’t start for at least two years. The first work to convert the tolls could happen as early

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10 Sep 2019

A Mountain Lion Sighted in Golden Gate Park & Lake Merced

San Francisco park officials on Friday announced two confirmed mountain lion sightings in the city in recent weeks, one at Golden Gate Park and the other at Lake Merced in the southwestern part of the city.  Neither report indicated aggressive behavior toward humans, but scare the shit out of us.

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05 Sep 2019

Food Delivery Robot Fired for Racist Tweets

The food delivery robot who came under fire for tweeting racist comments about Chinese robots has been let go. “Zippy is no longer an employee at our company,” said a statement from the food delivery service. “We apologize for the disrespectful and unacceptable tweets that were sent by one of

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03 Sep 2019

Diplo Wins Burning Man ‘Douchebag of the Year’ Award

We hope all of you artists, freaks, friends, crafters, rangers, dancers, and newbies all had a great burn this year!  Burning Man is a great place for art, community, music, gifting, hedonism, self-expression, self-discovery, and self-reliance.  Founded by a community who wanted an environment “unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or

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29 Aug 2019

Millennium Tower Builders Finally Agree Tower is Leaning

After 2 years, 9 lawsuits, and 146 lawyers involved, the leaning Millennium Tower of San Francisco and its disgruntled residents reached a settlement worth $500 Million, and the taxpayers will definitely end up paying some of that bill. It took 2 years for the developers of the sinking tower to

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27 Aug 2019

Ya, Fried Chicken Sandwiches are Delicious, & Factory Farming is Still Disgusting

Yes I love fried chicken.  Yes, I ate more than one fried chicken sandwich this weekend. Yes, I enjoyed them.  And yes, I heard about the massive marketing campaign dubbed ‘chickenwars’ between Popeyes and Chick-fil-A last week.  A ‘twitter war’ between corporations, which is code for ‘free corporate advertising’.  The

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