Dismissed Macy's Santa Finds New Gig… At A Bar

Dismissed Macy's Santa Finds New Gig… At A Bar

Many of you will remember the story from the other day of how a San Francisco Macy’s kicked its long-time Santa to the curb after he made a slightly off-color comment to some adult shoppers. Well it looks like at least someone in the Bay Area has the holiday spirit, because Santa has found new employment where he won’t have to worry about saying something inappropriate. [More]

Wisconsin Town Rejects Happy Meal Ban

Wisconsin Town Rejects Happy Meal Ban

While politicians in San Francisco go back and forth about whether or not to effectively ban the sale of kid’s meals that include toys, the city council of Superior, WI, has roundly dismissed a similar proposal. [More]

Macy's Santa Gets Saucy, Ends Up On Unemployment Line

Macy's Santa Gets Saucy, Ends Up On Unemployment Line

After two decades of listening to the wish lists of kids of all ages at the Union Square Macy’s in San Francisco, Santa Claus is out on his jolly old ass. And it’s all over a joke he claims he’s told thousands of times before. [More]

San Francisco Mayor Vetoes Happy Meal 'Ban'

San Francisco Mayor Vetoes Happy Meal 'Ban'

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has made good on his earlier promises that he would veto the recently passed kids meal ban (which isn’t actually a ban, but new regulations that would effectively ban most kids meals from being sold in the city as they are currently configured). [More]

Cops Catch ATM Napkin Scammer

Cops Catch ATM Napkin Scammer

San Francisco PD have caught a crook using an ingeniously low-fi method to rip people off ATMs: napkins. [More]

San Francisco Officially Takes The Happy Out Of Happy
Meals

San Francisco Officially Takes The Happy Out Of Happy Meals

After months of talking about the topic, San Francisco’s board of supervisors has gone and done it, approving a measure that would effectively end the sale of most McDonald’s Happy Meals — and most other fast food kids’ meals — within city limits. [More]

San Francisco One Step Closer To Ruining Happy Meals For Little Kids

San Francisco One Step Closer To Ruining Happy Meals For Little Kids

Yesterday, the proposed legislation that would remove toys from kids meals in San Francisco unless they met specific health requirement got one step closer to reality, as a board of supervisors committee recommended that the law go before the full board for a vote. [More]

Walmart Is Coming For New York

Walmart Is Coming For New York

Thought impervious to Walmart colonization, urban centers like New York and San Francisco are the big box retailer’s next expansion targets. [More]

McDonald's Alienates San Francisco Homeless By Raising Dollar Menu By $.50

McDonald's Alienates San Francisco Homeless By Raising Dollar Menu By $.50

We say it a lot around here these days: Times are tough. And they just got tougher for the homeless people in San Francisco who had relied on a local McDonald’s for their discount sustenance. A few weeks back, that particular Golden Arches — located in the city’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood — jacked up the price on their former Dollar Menu items to $1.50, much to the consternation of the homeless. [More]

Two Delicious Worlds Collide With Red Velvet Fried Chicken

Two Delicious Worlds Collide With Red Velvet Fried Chicken

San Francisco continues to confound us… On one hand the city is trying to take all the happy out of Happy Meals; on the other hand, it’s the same place you can now order up a plate of fried chicken coated in a red velvet cake batter. [More]

San Francisco Hates Your Happy Meals

San Francisco Hates Your Happy Meals

While the Center for Science in the Public Interest hasn’t yet made good on its threat to sue McDonald’s for continuing to put toys in their Happy Meals, the city of San Francisco is considering a law that could have your children asking “where’s my toy?” the next time you head to the Golden Arches and other fast food joints. [More]

San Fran Launches Parking Meters With Supply And Demand
Based Pricing

San Fran Launches Parking Meters With Supply And Demand Based Pricing

That little love bubble known as San Francisco is at it again, introducing new “smart” parking meters that, among their many innovations, change their prices based on supply and demand. [More]

'Other Guys' Poster Disarmed In San Francisco

'Other Guys' Poster Disarmed In San Francisco

Police officers carry guns. And, at least in ads for movies like The Other Guys, they brandish those guns while performing high-flying kicks. But not in San Francisco, where many posters for the movie feature deadly pepper spray in place of firearms. [More]

To Catch A Ponzi Schemer

To Catch A Ponzi Schemer

There’s a cool article over at Bay Citizen that gives a play-by-play account of a private investigator’s efforts to tail a suspected Bay Area ponzi scheme master. What makes it all the more interesting is that the target, an ex-con and fugitive, had developed an arsenal of tactics he used used to try to evade anyone who might be tracking him. [More]

McDonald's Threatens Mac & Cheese Restaurant With Lawsuit Over Name

McDonald's Threatens Mac & Cheese Restaurant With Lawsuit Over Name

McDonald’s has lost at least two customers in the San Francisco area. The fast food Goliath has threatened to sue a pair of hopeful restaurateurs if they go ahead with the plan to name their plan to name their small macaroni and cheese-themed restaurant “Little Mac.” [More]

Apartment Scammer Wants To Give My $1500 Back – What's The Catch?

Pat tells Consumerist that her son fell for an apartment scam. Looking for a sublet in San Francisco from his home in Massachusetts, he settled on a place and met up with the landlord’s brother, who–what luck!–happened to live in the same area as Pat’s son! Of course, once he moved there, he discovered that his keys didn’t work, since someone else entirely lived in and owned the apartment. [More]

Earn $200/hr Teaching Angry Man To Use Apple Products

Earn $200/hr Teaching Angry Man To Use Apple Products

I guess Apple products aren’t idiot-proof after all. We have found your idiot nonpareil. There is a man in San Fran who needs help using Apple products. He is wiling to pay $200 an hour. This is his NSFW Craigsist ad/rant about how he is too busy to figure out how to get his credit card number from auto-populating when his kids buy stuff on iTunes, but has enough time for you to come over to his house and teach him how to use his devices. [More]

Demon Dogs Enjoy Coffee Mate, Owners Too

Demon Dogs Enjoy Coffee Mate, Owners Too

Someone San Franciscan decided to interpret this Coffee Mate ad’s suggestion of “add your style/flavor” as an invitation to do just that to the billboard itself. Unfortunately for the powdered liquid non-dairy creamer, this person’s personal style seems to be something involving the forces of Satan. Our headline is a little misleading, though. To be more accurate, the depiction is of a demonic pet “guardian.” [More]