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Bissap Baobab owner Marco Senghor dodges prison sentence in immigration case

Staring down a potential 10-year hitch in federal prison for obtaining his citizenship through a sham marriage, Marco Senghor, the owner of the restaurant and dance club Bissap Baobab, was instead today handed one year’s probation and a $1,000 fine. 

“I’m very happy with the verdict,” said a misty-eyed Senghor outside the courtroom at the U.S. District Courthouse at 450 Golden Gate, surrounded by friends and family. 

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Public Defender’s office rips Medical Examiner, disputes drug-use as Jeff Adachi’s No. 1 cause of death

With all the pugnacity of its deceased former boss Jeff Adachi, the Public Defender’s office on Wednesday lambasted the city’s Medical Examiner as “dysfunctional and untrustworthy” and claimed “independent” medical analyses confirmed Adachi died of “natural” causes — not  “acute mixed drug (cocaine and ethanol) toxicity,” as the Medical Examiner’s office ruled in March.

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Paneez Kosarian could’ve used her platform for good. Instead, she cast every homeless person as a mentally ill, drug-addicted menace.

It’s a damn shame that Paneez Kosarian was attacked and feared for her life. The terror of physically engaging with an aggressive and deranged person who may be capable of anything is horrifying. I know this personally. 

But it’s also a damn shame that Kosarian has parlayed her victimhood in this way, and is grafting together the wholly unrelated subjects of Austin James Vincent — and this city’s questionable handling of him — and the ongoing plans to provide shelter and treatment to homeless individuals in SoMa. 

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René Yañez’s son, Rio, exhibits father’s personal sketchbooks

Tucked into the corner of Thacher Art Gallery’s ‘Studio Misión: the Art Studio as Medium,’ sits an empty wooden work table and chair. Before his death at age 75 in May 2018, renowned Mission District artist René Yañez had planned for this gallery space, located on the University of San Francisco campus at 2130 Fulton Street, to be a workspace where he would create art to be displayed on the walls. 

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Hot for Marianne Williamson: Unique Democratic presidential hopeful addresses sweltering Mission crowd

On Thursday night Manny Yekutiel walked on stage at his political cafe, Manny’s, held up a mic, and faced a crowd of 350 strong. 

“Who are we here for?” Yekutiel asked them. 

“Marianne!” the crowd yelled back. 

“Are you all hot?” he said.

“Yes!” the crowd shouted back. 

It was, indeed, upwards of 90 degrees in the room and when improbable Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson walked in, the frenetic crowd seemed to make the room just bit hotter as it hooted and cheered. 

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What To Do

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Venga Empanadas: Noche de Rock Argentino

August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Brick & Mortar Music Hall: Derek King

August 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Chapel: An Evening With Holly Bowling

August 23 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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