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Casino theft: DA enraged as guard released after trying to flee country

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Prosecutors say John Villareal stole $31,000 from Artichoke Joe’s Casino.

Elon Musk’s X is not leaving SF yet, but it is dumping most of its headquarters

The social media site is subleasing the bulk of its headquarters, but its SF skeleton crew will still have a small presence.

The best-looking new bar in North Beach is a toast to all the mamas

With $13 cocktails and a light and lovely space, April Jean is the latest from a trio of SF’s top industry vets

Venture capitalists are now charging founders for meetings: $2500 for 30 minutes on a Zoom

On Intro, investors, business leaders, designers and podcasters charge hundreds of dollars to share their wisdom with normies via video call.

‘Terrified’: Parents freak out over coming school closures

Due to a financial crisis, the SFUSD signaled plans to close, relocate, and consolidate schools.. 

Matt Haney’s boozy campaign fundraisers under investigation by state watchdog

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The state’s political watchdog is investigating Matt Haney’s campaign after he spent tens of thousands on 49ers, Giants and Warriors tickets.

Fraudster conned SF Hilton in kickback scheme, gets 5 years in prison

Former hotel exec Geoffrey Palermo pocketed $1.9 million from a Hilton hotel through a kickback scheme.

Paroled: Man who stole Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini as a teen wins release after 12 years

Max Wade was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison in 2014 for a teenage crime spree that earned him sensationalized media coverage.

Abortion is on the ballot in November. The Catholic Church calls it an ‘attack’

The San Francisco archdiocese is lashing out at a ballot measure sponsored by Mayor London Breed that would shore up the city’s access to abortion services.

Wait, are we lowkey crowdfunding housing in the Bay Area now?

With state and private market options dwindling, lawmakers are increasingly turning toward the taxpayers to get affordable homes built.

San Francisco’s Democrats under pressure after new sexual assault allegations

Allegations against another prominent Democrat in San Francisco have led to new concerns about how the party will better support survivors.

Breed says Biden should stay on presidential ticket: ‘He knows how to do it’

Breed said President Joe Biden should stick it out on the Democratic presidential ticket, pointing to the city’s strong relationships in the Biden administration.

The latest hot spot for art and dancing in downtown SF: A 132-year-old bank

The Hibernia is mirroring downtown SF’s change of identity, wanting to be known not just for tech events, but as a venue for art and music.

Why San Francisco’s recovery is tied to its struggling hotel industry

The sector’s failure to relaunch after the pandemic has burned a hole in the city’s budget. When will the good times return?

A controversial housing law just hit SF. This is the first major project to take advantage

A new apartment tower could rise in Duboce Triangle in the wake of a controversial law meant to spur new housing.

Test-driving the $59K electric hydrofoil Jet Ski, new water toy of the uber rich

The Standard’s euphoric test drive of the Valo Hyperfoil—a combination of surfing, flying, and riding a motorcycle without a helmet.

The Outer Sunset channels the South of France at stylish new ‘beach bistro’ Galinette

Just in time for Bastille Day, a casual French bistro where you dine with sand between your toes.

What would it look like for Aaron Peskin to be mayor? Ask Bob’s Donuts

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The Bob’s Donuts Affair shows us how capricious an Aaron Peskin mayoral administration would be.

Photos: Ravers sneak into Sutro Baths in secret, party in a tunnel till dawn

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Last Friday night, around 90 people snuck down the stairs to Sutro Baths, to experience the magic of the rave cave.

Photos: Ravers sneak into Sutro Baths in secret, party in a tunnel till dawn

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Last Friday night, around 90 people snuck down the stairs to Sutro Baths, to experience the magic of the rave cave.

‘It beats being roasted’: Tourists flock to SF to escape insane heat

As the rest of California swelters, tourists are flocking to San Francisco for some foggy reprieve from the record heat wave.

Test-driving the $59K electric hydrofoil Jet Ski, new water toy of the uber rich

The Standard’s euphoric test drive of the Valo Hyperfoil—a combination of surfing, flying, and riding a motorcycle without a helmet.

5 high-style, seriously relaxing destinations up and down Highway 1

From Big Sur to Mendocino, a spate of new and renovated inns is giving new reasons not to Airbnb.

The best-looking new bar in North Beach is a toast to all the mamas

With $13 cocktails and a light and lovely space, April Jean is the latest from a trio of SF’s top industry vets

Trick Dog’s ‘Cats’ era: City’s most influential bartenders are closet theater kids

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For its 21st themed menu, San Francisco’s most award-winning cocktail bar takes patrons out to a night at the theater.

The Outer Sunset channels the South of France at stylish new ‘beach bistro’ Galinette

Just in time for Bastille Day, a casual French bistro where you dine with sand between your toes.

Flintstone House sushi killed by posh council to ‘preserve character and charm’

Stoneage Catering’s plan to host omakase dinners is off the table for now due to “concerns raised by the city of Hillsborough.”

What would it look like for Aaron Peskin to be mayor? Ask Bob’s Donuts

The Bob’s Donuts Affair shows us how capricious an Aaron Peskin mayoral administration would be.

Cellphone bans are the right thing for students, but a no-win for public school teachers

The stark divide on cellphone use highlights inequities in education. It’s time for the tech giants that profit from kids’ addiction to step up.

Why are Silicon Valley leaders sticking with Biden? Blame the ‘cult of the founder’

Reid Hoffman is urging Dems to double down on a faltering president, rather than let his investment go to zero. Is it time to cash out?

Academy of Science is cutting dozens of jobs, mine included. SF should ask why

As execs rake in bonuses, beloved planetarium shows and school programs face the axe. Is mismanagement dimming the city’s brightest scientific light?

Beck drops by SFMOMA’s audio temple, plays 3-hour vinyl set

The alt-rock icon becomes the latest big-name musician to take a spin on the museum’s room-sized hi-fi.

The latest hot spot for art and dancing in downtown SF: A 132-year-old bank

The Hibernia is mirroring downtown SF’s change of identity, wanting to be known not just for tech events, but as a venue for art and music.

Photos: Ravers sneak into Sutro Baths in secret, party in a tunnel till dawn

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Last Friday night, around 90 people snuck down the stairs to Sutro Baths, to experience the magic of the rave cave.

Roasting Silicon Valley: A comedy show where techies pay to be ridiculed

The 90-minute “Socially Inept Tech Roast Show” is hosted by three “recovering techies,” Austin Nasso, Nikita Oster, and Jesse Warren.