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  • Music All Shook Down

    Bay Music Links Roundup

    San Francisco's VANIISH (featuring past and present members of Wax Idols, The Soft Moon, and Veil Veil Vanish) released a video for the title track from their debut album, Memory Work, available now on digital, CD and limited edition vinyl More >>
  • Dining SFoodie

    Drink of the Week: Ellwood Shandy at Dirty Habit

    It’s almost impossible to have a discussion about Dirty Habit without the issue of the name coming up. Most people hate the name because they find it unappetizing for a restaurant, though if I have any issue with it More >>
  • Culture The Exhibitionist

    Link Round Up: Cool Things We Found on the Internet This Week

    Happy Friday! Have a look at what we're reading, viewing, and gawking at on the internet. We'll see you back here on Monday! We love The Golden Girls: Blanche's sassy ways, spitfire Sophia, Dorothy's practicality, and Rose's unending love More >>
  • News The Snitch

    Transportation Ballot Measure Fails to Balance Transportation Needs

    A bunch of people have collected 17,500 signatures to push an initiative onto the November ballot dubbed Restore Transportation Balance in San Francisco. You'd assume with a name like, the measure might actually address balancing transportation needs of the city’s More >>
  • Culture The Exhibitionist

    Escape the Fog for an Oakland Baycation this Saturday

    It’s been said before but we’ll say it again, “The coldest Winter I ever spent was a Summer in San Francisco.” (Apparently this may not actually have been said by our favorite pseudonymous Civil War-era humorist, but we’re too cold More >>
  • News The Snitch

    Spate of Muni Accidents Snarls Service, 40 Injured

    #PHOTO by NBC Bay Area's @Christies_NBC shows Muni bus involved in accident with truck at Geary and Buchanan. pic.twitter.com/kfKZs3oJYt — NBC Bay Area (@nbcbayarea) August 1, 2014 One day after a Muni light-rail vehicle collided with a van, two More >>
  • Dining SFoodie

    Enjoy Lusty Seafood Stew From Singapore in Menlo Park

    On the spectrum of Asian noodle soups, laksa doesn’t get much attention compared to the likes of ramen, pho, and Hong Kong’s wonton- and noodle-filled bowls. Unfortunately that’s probably because you don’t find many Singapore restaurants, period. And that seems More >>
  • News The Snitch

    49ers Standing Room Seats Will Cost Up to $75

    The NFL is a hell of a business. Season ticket-holders at Candlestick Park hoping to receive the same privilege at nascent Levi's Stadium had to disgorge onetime fees of $20,000, $30,000, even $80,000 to then earn the right to pay More >>
  • Music All Shook Down

    Outside Lands: More Water, Safer Totems, and Surveillance Cameras This Year

    With Outside Lands quickly approaching, we spoke briefly with Allen Scott, executive vice president of Another Planet Entertainment, about a few updates and changes to the 2014 festival. In addition to Outside Lands, Another Planet Entertainment produces the Treasure Island music More >>
  • Culture The Exhibitionist

    Mothers for Human Rights: Global Latch On Brings Breastfeeding to City Hall

    Women and children gathered today under the dome of City Hall for “The Big Latch On 2014” — the local iteration of a nationwide event to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. At exactly 10:30 a.m. PST, mothers gathered in public More >>
  • News The Snitch

    Man and Pup Stabbed During Dog Fight Near Telegraph Hill

    San Francisco police are looking for an armed who slashed a dog and another man during a scuffle near Telegraph Hill early this morning.  According to police, a 28-year-old man was standing with his pup near Broadway and Kearny streets More >>
  • Dining SFoodie

    Get Your Caffeine and Sugar Fix at the Affogato Madness Pop-Ups This Weekend

    The Affogato, an Italian dessert beverage consisting of ice cream topped with a shot of an espresso, is high on my list of Italy’s top culinary contributions to the world. It’s also on my list of things to eat this More >>
  • Music All Shook Down

    This Week: Lars Ulrich Gets Cold, DMX Gets Scared, Jack White Hangs Out With Santa

    "We were recording at night and it was freezing sometimes. We had big gas heaters heating up the drum room so Lars wouldn't catch a cold. That studio is now somebody's apartment, by the way. Somebody's living room is More >>
  • News The Snitch

    First Caturday: Chill With Your Feline in Dolores Park This Weekend

    Your cat can haz fun in the sun at what is expected to be a massive meeting of felines and their human counterparts at Dolores Park this Saturday.   Now we could be wrong, but it appears that this is More >>
  • Culture The Exhibitionist

    Tourism For Locals: The TRUTH-ful Art of Rigo 23

    It's a well known statement that art, in and of itself, is political; as stated by artist, activist, and essayist Mark Vallen. Since artists do not create in a vacuum, they are indisputably coupled to the society and times in which More >>

News from the Print Edition

  • Culture The Week in Cheap

    The Week in Cheap: Free & Cheap Things to Do In and Around S.F. This Week

    Green Apple Books New Store Opening Doubling down against the rising tide of digital sales, Green Apple Books opens a new branch of our favorite local independent bookstore. It shares a building with Le Video, which is also fighting the More >>
  • Culture The Whore Next Door

    Chef Flesh: A Dinner With Many Courses, Fewer Clothes

    Start with a dash of burlesque, a tablespoon of kink, and a full cup of swingers. Pour everything in a large San Francisco loft; sprinkle with candlelight and plenty of wine. Mix awkwardly for three hours and you've got Our More >>
  • Culture Kill Your Television

    Debugging Network TV: Stopping "The Strain" Before It Started

    I had a nightmare. I was some sort of insect and I was high up in the corner of a large television studio boardroom. There was a halogen lamp that I had to avoid out of fear of being incinerated. More >>
  • Culture Stage

    Death of Dracula: New Spin on 1897 Tale Centers on Vampire Hunters

    Anyone who has tried on a pair of pants and thought, "These were made for me," has had a Central Works-like experience. The world premiere of Dracula Inquest continues the spunky theater company's fine tradition of creating and presenting original, More >>
  • Culture Stage

    Glum Blue Glow: Two Shows Where Screens Take Center Stage But Leave Audience Batteries Low

    The lead-up to Speechless suggests the show will skewer one of the great workplace traditions of our time: the PowerPoint presentation. "There are 350 PowerPoint presentations given every second around the world. But none quite like this," reads the promotional More >>
  • Dining Recent Openings

    Recent Openers July 30-Augus 5, 2014

    Loló Chevichería: Alberto Pitman, chef of Loló's offshoot in its former space, hails from Mexico City and has borrowed recipes from GM Roberto Bocanegra's Peruvian mother for this cevicheria. Loló favorites such as tuna tacon share the menu with lots More >>
  • Music Hear This

    Julio Bashmore: Show Preview

    Julio Bashmore emerged from Bristol producing impeccably machined throwback house. His bouncy, synth-stabbed and cymbal-driven four-on-the-floor and reverb-washed disco gained early support from San Francisco's own Claude VonStroke and his Dirtybird imprint, followed by tremendous critical and commercial success with More >>
  • Music Hear This

    Juicy J: Show Preview

    Juicy J is having a moment. The Memphis rapper rose to hip-hop fame in the 1990s as part of Southern-style outlaws Three 6 Mafia, later winning an Academy Award with them, but the last few years have really cranked up More >>
  • Music Hear This

    Ceremony: Show Preview

    Traditionally, "summer music" associates the hottest season with bright, carefree, catchy pop and rock — a soundtrack fit for relaxing and partying. But what of songs for the less desirable elements of summer — relentlessly scorching afternoons, days when the More >>
  • Music Sizzle & Fizzle

    Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows From the Last Week in S.F. Music

    Sizzle 0x006E We're loving the new video for "Always," a single from the new debut album of S.F.'s Melted Toys. With pink and orange skies and jarring animations of figures morphing from one disturbing shape to the next — all More >>


  • Nevada City and the South Yuba River: A gold country getaway

    Nestled in the green pine-covered hills of the Northern Sierra Nevada is the Gold Rush town of Nevada City. Beautiful Victorian houses line the streets, keeping the old-time charm alive, and a vibrant downtown is home to world-class art, theater and music. The nearby South Yuba River State Park is known for its emerald swimming holes during the summer and radiant leaf colors during autumn. These days the gold panning is more for tourists than prospectors, but the gold miner spirit is still in the air.

    South Yuba River State Park and Swimming Holes:
    The park runs along and below 20 miles of the South Yuba River, offering hiking, mountain biking, gold panning and swimming. The Highway 49 bridge swimming hole is seven-miles northwest of Nevada City where Highway 49 crosses the South Yuba River. Parking is readily available and it is a short, steep hike to a stunning swimming hole beneath a footbridge. For the more intrepid, trails extend along the river with access to secluded swim spots. The Bridgeport swimming hole has calm waters and a sandy beach -- good for families and cookouts -- and is located 14 miles northwest of Nevada City. Be sure to write down directions before heading out, GPS may not be available. Most swimming holes on the South Yuba River are best from July to September, while winter and spring can bring dangerous rapids. Always know the current before jumping in!

    Downtown Nevada City
    The welcoming, walkable downtown of Nevada City is laid back, yet full of life. Start your day at the cozy South Pine Cafe (110 S Pine St.) with a lobster benedict or a spicy Jamaican tofu scramble. Then stroll the streets and stop into the shop Kitkitdizzi (423 Broad St.) for handcrafted goods unique to the region, vintage wears and local art “all with California gold rush swagger,” as stated by owners Carrie Hawthorne and Kira Westly. Surrounded by Gold Rush history, modern gold jewelry is made from locally found nuggets and is found at Utopian Stone Custom Jewelers (301 Broad St.). For a coffee shop with Victorian charm try The Curly Wolf (217 Broad St.), an espresso house and music venue with German pastries and light fare. A perfect way to cool down during the hot summer months can be found at Treats (110 York St.) , an artisan ice cream shop with flavors like pear ginger sorbet or vegan chai coconut. Nightlife is aplenty with music halls, alehouses or dive bars like the Mine Shaft Saloon (222 Broad St.).

    The Willo Steakhouse (16898 State Hwy 49, Nevada City)
    Along Highway 49, just west of Nevada City, is The Willo, a classic roadhouse and bar where you’re welcomed by the smell of steak and a dining room full of locals. In 1947 a Quonset hut (a semi-cylindrical building) was purchased from the US Army and transported to its current location, and opened as a bar, which became popular with lumberjacks and miners. The bar was passed down through the decades and a covered structure was added to enlarge the bar and create a dining area. The original Quonset beams are still visible in the bar and current owners Mike Byrne and Nancy Wilson keep the roadhouse tradition going with carefully aged New York steaks and house made ingredients. Pair your steak or fish with a local wine, such as the Rough and Ready Red, or bring your own for a small corkage fee. Check the website for specials, such as rib-eye on Fridays.

    Outside Inn (575 E Broad St.)
    A 16-room motel a short walk from downtown, each room features a unique décor, such as the Paddlers’ Suite or the Wildflower Room. A friendly staff and an office full of information about local trails, swimming and biking gets you started on your outdoor exploration. Amenities include an outdoor shower, a summer swimming pool and picnic tables and barbeques. Don’t miss the free vegetable cart just outside the motel in the mornings.

    Written and photographed by Beth LaBerge for the SF Weekly.

  • Arcade Fire at Shoreline
    Arcade Fire opened their US tour at Shoreline Amphitheater to a full house who was there in support of their album "Reflector," which was released last fall. Dan Deacon opened the show to a happily surprised early audience and got the crowd actively dancing and warmed up. DEVO was originally on the bill to support Arcade Fire but a kayak accident last week had sidelined lead singer Mark Mothersbaugh and the duration of the west coast leg of the tour. Win Butler did a homage to DEVO by performing Uncontrollable Urge.

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