In which I can close many tabs in my browser with a clear conscience by linksicling some local news (“news”?)

Ma wants to regulate tattooing, piercing If I really cared about this, I’d go talk to Scott Sylvia, who did my biggest piece. But I am hung on how Fiona Ma apparently “has cosmetic tattoos on her eyebrows.” I find this weirdly hot. Tab: closed!

Jamie Dyos knows ins and outs of party parking What’s the standard tip for the guy who parks your car? According a guy who parks cars, it’s $2-$5. Fancy people, is this really true? Tab: closed!

Protected pregnant Angel Island bats given the boot Everything about this story is fascinating. baby bats are apparently called “pups”! The bats in this story have “large rabbit-like ears that curl closed while they sleep”! Click through just to look at a picture of one of the bats in question. Tab (reluctantly, because, cute): closed!

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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