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Entries by Robin Wilkey from 07/2011

Cyrus Restaurant Sues Landlord Hotel Les Mars

Posted 07.11.2011 | San Francisco

After nine months of a highly publicized battle, Healdsburg's two-star Michelin restaurant, Cyrus, has slammed new landlord Hotel Les Mars with an 18-...

Joe Montana's Hotel Plan Blocked

Posted 07.11.2011 | San Francisco

Legendary 49ers Hall-of-Famer Joe Montana has big plans for his alma mater's new stadium grounds--but Santa Clara city manager Jennifer Sparacino is g...

PHOTOS: Glide 2011 Legacy Gala

Posted 07.12.2011 | San Francisco

Photos by Drew Altizer On Saturday, July 9, Glide hosted its second annual Legacy Gala, A Love Supreme. The black-tie affair celebrated Glide's leg...

Outside Lands Food Trucks Announced (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.12.2011 | San Francisco

Ahh, the annual music festival. How quickly you turn from earnest mission to sellout hipsterdom. Fortunately for San Francisco, Outside Lands is k...

Solar@Work: San Francisco Unveils Groupon-Style Solar Purchasing

Posted 07.13.2011 | San Francisco

Forget pedicures and yoga classes. San Francisco is getting serious about group buying with Solar@Work, an aggregated purchasing program for solar pan...

POWER Hunters Point Lawsuit: Did The Environmental Group Celebrate Its Failure?

Posted 07.13.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith on Monday dismissed the bulk of a legal challenge against the Hunters Point Shipyard Redevelopm...

Swan Oyster Depot's Secret Stew On The Cooking Channel (VIDEO)

Posted 07.13.2011 | San Francisco

Everyone lined up on Polk Street knows it's worth the wait at Swan Oyster Depot, and now the rest of the nation knows, too. On Tuesday night, our belo...

Brian Wilson's Spandex Tuxedo At ESPYs (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.13.2011 | San Francisco

One night after closing an All-Star Game win, Brian Wilson stepped out in a spandex tuxedo at Wednesday's ESPY Awards, leaving little to the imaginati...

'The Franchise,' SF Giants Reality Show, Premieres On Showtime (VIDEO)

Posted 07.14.2011 | San Francisco

The Giants' new reality show "The Franchise" premiered last night on Showtime, satiating the curiosity of our detail-loving fans. This Franchise i...

YBCA Smut Capital of America Premiere Tonight (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.14.2011 | San Francisco

Before there was kink.com, there was the O'Farrell Theater. Thursday night, YBCA honors San Francisco's history of sex cinema with "Smut Capital o...

San Francisco Hookah Ban: A Racist Policy?

Posted 07.14.2011 | San Francisco

Bad news for SF smokers: The public health department is shutting down 17 hookah lounges for allegedly violating bans on indoor smoking. But with an e...

San Francisco Ranks In Best Beer Cities Poll (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.15.2011 | San Francisco

Travel and Leisure rated San Francisco number nine in its America’s Best Beer Cities readers poll. While our vote would put the 415 a little hig...

Is Steven Soderbergh's 'Contagion' The New 'Outbreak'? (VIDEO)

Posted 07.15.2011 | San Francisco

Eat your heart out, film fans: the trailer is out for "Contagion," Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming disaster thriller shot here in SF. We checked it out...

Greenest Home in San Francisco Back On The Market (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.15.2011 | San Francisco

Kermit says it isn't easy being green. But the design-savvy eco powerhouse at 520 Clipper begs to differ. Once dubbed "the greenest home in San Franci...

Grandmother Porn Lawsuit: 70-Year-Old Woman Sued For Allegedly Downloading Adult Entertainment

Posted 07.15.2011 | San Francisco

There's something fishy about the lawsuit against tens of thousands of Internet users who allegedly downloaded copyrighted files. As the 70-year-old g...

Kenneth Harding Killed By Police In Bayview: Cops Checking Muni Fares Kill Man As He Flees (GRAPHIC VIDEO) [UPDATED]

Posted 07.18.2011 | San Francisco

UPDATE: According to The Examiner, Kenneth Harding, the 19-year-old killed by San Francisco police in a shootout Saturday, was a convicted pimp accuse...

UC Tuition Increase: Berkeley Students And Professors React (VIDEO)

Posted 07.18.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday, UC Berkeley announced plans to increase tuition by 9.6 percent this fall to help make up for state budget cuts. The 9.6 percent increase ...

AIDS Walk San Francisco Raises More Than $3 Million (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.18.2011 | San Francisco

25,000 people gathered in Golden Gate Park on Sunday for the 25th annual AIDS Walk San Francisco and raised a staggering $3,011,245 to support HIV pre...

San Francisco Court Closure: 200 Employees and 25 Courtrooms Gone

Posted 07.18.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Superior Court announced Monday that it's laying off more than 40 percent of its staff and shuttering 25 court...

Tony Hall For Mayor: SF Hopeful Releases First Campaign Ads (VIDEO)

Posted 07.18.2011 | San Francisco

It’s November or bust -- SFGate just found the first two mayoral campaign ads of the race. They come to us from former supervisor Tony Hall. (Check ...

Jason Fredrikkson Resigns: Cop Charged With Drug Dealing And Affair With Informant Steps Down

Posted 07.19.2011 | San Francisco

Jason Fredrikkson, the San Leandro narcotics detective accused of giving his girlfriend marijuana to sell, quit the force last Friday, the San Francis...

San Francisco Live Music Permit: Businesses Approved For Limited Live Performance

Posted 07.19.2011 | San Francisco

For local musicians and small businesses, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi may as well be wearing a cape. On Monday, the Small Business Commission unanim...

John Blanchard Sentenced For Starting Fire With Blowtorch, Meth And Gunpowder

Posted 07.19.2011 | San Francisco

Joel Blanchard, the 65-year-old man who started a fire while smoking meth with a blowtorch near a container of gunpowder that he had been stockpiling,...

The EndUp: Playboy Magazine Names San Francisco Club Nation's Best Late-Night Bar

Posted 07.19.2011 | San Francisco

Playboy magazine crowned 14 bars across the nation in its latest feature, "America’s Greatest Late-Night Bars," and our very own Endup made the cut....

Jim Mathiesen Killed: Off-Duty California Sheriff's Deputy Shot Dead

Posted 07.19.2011 | San Francisco

PETALUMA, Calif. -- Authorities say an off-duty Northern California deputy was shot and killed while intervening in a domestic dispute involving a fri...