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Bar San Pancho’s debate bingo cards
Bar San Pancho’s debate bingo cards
Bar San Pancho

Where to watch tonight’s first presidential hopeful debate

Are you ready for tonight’s first presidential hopeful showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? If you don’t want to watch at home, plenty of bars and restaurants are hosting viewing parties, and Hoodline’s got the rundown here. One additional option not listed is at Bar San Pancho, where there will be debate bingo, drink specials, and even a Trump piñata.

Yelp trying to protect negative reviewers from lawsuits

After some negative Yelp reviews caused the businesses to sue the reviewers, two federal laws are pending “to protect consumers from legal retaliation when they express opinions online,” the Chronicle reports. Yelp is also now adding a red flag on the review sites of businesses that have sued negative reviewers. It’s a complicated issue with both supporters and detractors, and you can read all about it here.

Napa’s Oxbow area to potentially get a boutique hotel

Napa developer Andrew Siegal is seeking permission to build a 27-room inn with a restaurant. The 31,404-square-foot project is still under review by the city, the Napa Valley Register reports.

Animal rights group DxE strikes again

After making appearances at Eat Drink SF and Chez Panisse in recent weeks, animal rights activist group Direct Action Everywhere showed up twice this weekend in the East Bay. First, on Saturday, activists protested for 30 minutes at the Eat Real Festival’s whole hog butchery demonstration. Then, over 100 people marched in downtown Berkeley, chanting “What do we want? Animal liberation.” and “Their lives, not ours.”

How big of a Bourdain fan are you?

Think you know all there is to know about the eloquent food television personality Anthony Bourdain? Then take this quiz to prove it.

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