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2011 Japan Disaster

  • Calendar

    August 28, 2013
  • Culture

    September 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom Gets Overwhelmed by Two Meetings

    It's not news that Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has not a thing to do up there in Sacramento, a city that he himself has said is boring. But you know what is news: Newsom finally had something to do -- and didn't do it!On Monday, Newsom's morning included showing up to a meeting and casting a vo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Occupy, Environmentalists Say No to Nukes

    San Franciscans found yet another reason to protest PG&E.Yesterday, on the anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, OccupySF Environmental Justice Working Group, No Nukes Action and Greenaction for Health as well as Environmental Justice gathered in front of the Japanese Consulate ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Sake Superstar Tours San Francisco

    Philip Harper​Where: Ozumo 161 Steuart at Howard (Monday); La Mar Cebicheria Pier 1 1/2 at Embarcadero (Tuesday)When: 6:30 - 8 p.m. Monday; 6-8 p.m. TuesdayHow much: $40 Monday; $40 advance, $45 at the door TuesdayIn the tiny world of English speakers who love sake, Philip Harper is a superstar. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Ferry Building's Latest Find: Takoyanen's Grilled Octopus Balls

    Luis Chung(Ta)koyanen's Tent.​Last Thursday, May 26, SFoodie visited the latest addition to the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market, Takoyanen, a takoyaki food stand from the owners of Delica. The takoyaki street food aspect means it's fun to watch the fast chefs in action, quickly turning the batter ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2011
  • Music

    April 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Two-Week Cherry Blossom Festival Starts Saturday in Japantown

    Luis ChongOkinawa soba, annual feature of Japantown's Cherry Blossom Festival.​Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Where: Japantown, Post and Buchanan Streets When: Sat.-Sun., Apr. 9-10, and 16-17; grand parade and anime costume awards on Sun., Apr. 17 Cost: Free; donations accepted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Maps, Maps, Maps: This Week in Food Bloggery

    kennejima/FlickrCastro Farmers Market: Back in business.​Five SFoodie highlights from this week:1. Sean Timberlake just updated the map of San Francisco farmers' markets that Jun Belen created last year. Then he came up with a schedule of markets, listed by day of the week. This is one for the boo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Earthquake Hits Japan Again, No Tsunami Warning for S.F.

    Another tsunami warning in Japan​Sadly, Japan was shaken again by another earthquake Thursday night, and is now under the threat of a tsunami, a month after it was devastated by an 9.0 earthquake and a tsunami that killed more than 25,000 people. Buildings as far away as Tokyo reportedly shook for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Dosa's Tuesdays for Tokyo

    peter_r/Flickr​Trendy South Indian Dosa has joined the wave of restaurants contributing to Japanese disaster relief, with a promotion called Tuesdays for Tokyo. Dine any Tuesday in April at either the Fillmore or Valencia Street locations and 100 percent of the profits will be donated to the J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Chefs Unite Dinner at Prospect Raises $42,000 for Japan Relief

    Prospect/FacebookThe six-course fundraiser brought in $42,000 for efforts to rebuild Japan's hard-hit Sendai region.​Sunday's Chefs United benefit dinner at Prospect raised $42,000 for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief, Prospect chef Ravi Kapur tells SFoodie. Some 120 guests paid $300 eac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Sunday: Fabric8 Hosts a Benefit for Japan with Art, Food, and Beer

    Erik Otto​Japan Fundraiser Where: Fabric8, 3318 22nd St. (at Valencia), 647-5888 When: Sun., Apr. 3, noon-5 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: The Mission art gallery is selling raffle tickets for art (most pieces created by Japanese or Japanese American artists) and gift certificates (including ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Tommy Guerrero and Umamimart Present a Japan Relief Show at the Burritt Room

    Guerrero: Doin' his part for Japan.​In just the latest of several Japan earthquake benefit shows to hit S.F., local skater/musical mastermind Tommy Guerrero has announced plans with the food and drink lovers over at Umamimart for a special event at the Crescent Hotel's Burritt Room. Guerrero, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Japanese Tsunami Debris: Will It Trash Our Beaches?

    How many volunteers will this cleanup take?​There are so many alarming side effects to the Japanese nuclear leak -- tainted rainwater, polluted air samples, and let's not forget the possibility of radiation in your milk. But while we are so preoccupied with these immediate hazards, we have yet to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Japan Radiation Makes its Way into Milk

    It does a body good ... or does it?​Before you pour that next bowl of cereal, read this: Scientists in Berkeley told reporters that indeed the radioactive plum from the disastrous nuclear leak in Japan has made its way into an American staple -- milk.The good news is that scientists said the low l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Lyndon LaRouche Volunteers Display Obama as Hitler Signs, Did San Francisco Notice?

    Barack "Hitler" Obama will destroy California via earthquakes.​We popped out of the SF Weekly offices to run into Safeway on Fourth and King Streets this afternoon, when we noticed two overly cheerful young people manning a Lyndon LaRouche table outside the grocery store. Or, to be more precise, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Lady Gaga Gives More Than $1 Million to Zynga's Japan Fundraiser

    Well, she does have a lot of money ​You don't have to be a Lady Gaga fan to agree on this: The pop star is very generous with her money. The singer, who turns 25 today, has reportedly donated $1.5 million to a fundraiser hosted by San Francisco-based Zynga -- with all the money going to help earth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Japan Crisis Escalates, S.F. to Join Nation in Candlelight Vigil

    It's the least we could do ​As news spread on Friday that Japan is facing a possible breach at the troubled nuclear plant, San Francisco residents and politicians decided they would show their support with a candlelight vigil Monday after sunset. Media outlets are reporting that radioactive contam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Morning Benders Release Japan Echo EP for Earthquake Relief

    ​File this under super-cool ways to benefit the struggling, earthquake-torn nation on the other side of Ocean Beach: the Morning Benders, the Berkeley-via-Brooklyn indie-pop quartet that basically took the world by storm last year, has released an EP whose sales will go exclusively to benefit the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Yoshi's S.F. Announces Japan Benefit with Anthony Brown's Asian American Jazz Orchestra

    As the full scope of the Japan Earthquake disaster comes into view, everyone with a connection to Japan -- and many without one -- are pitching in to help as best they can. Count among those the San Francisco music venue and restaurant Yoshi's, whose Japan benefit event will feature live ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Japan Relief Fundraiser Tonight: Win a Bike Ride with David Chiu

    Photo by Greg Dewar Pedaling, but not for politics ​Maybe it's the last thing you could imagine doing -- spending one-on-one time with your city supervisors. Imagine lunching with Supervisor Malia Cohen (what would you talk about?), or taking a trip to the Academy of Sciences with the perennially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Vegans Help Japan, Nate Appleman Tweaks the Burrito, and Puppies Heart Cabbage!

    ​SFoodie's roundup of tips, news, and rants from the week in animal-free eats. • The earthquake, aftershocks, tsunami, and subsequent devastation in Japan are heavy on the minds of pretty much everyone with a soul. It's heartbreaking, and the absolute WORST. If you're looking for ways to he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Online Bake Sale for Japan Now Enlisting Bloggers and Bidders

    The Tomato Tart​Sabrina Modelle says she was face down on the acupuncture table last week when she heard about the devastating Japanese quake. Modelle's currently on leave from her job at a nonprofit. "I think I was going through do-good withdrawal," she says. And since Modelle is also a food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Radiation Levels Monitored on Japan-California Flights

    Old-school decontamination​U.S. Customs and Border Protection is monitoring radiation levels on airplanes, cargo, and passengers on flights inbound to West Coast cities from Japan, federal officials said today.In a statement, Customs and Border Protection said officials were seeking to "evaluate t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Tonight: Off the Grid Upper Haight Wears Green. No, Not That Kind of Green

    RED R./YelpLittle Green Cyclo's green all the time.​Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, right? Especially if you were able to find that forest-green American Apparel hoody this morning behind all those jeans belt-looped to the wall hooks. Even food-truck vendors skew Irish on Mar. 17, no m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Japan Meets Ireland in a Cocktail Shaker for Quake Relief

    ​Land of the Rising Shamrock Where: Burritt Room, 417 Stockton (at Sutter), inside the Crescent Hotel When: Thu., Mar. 17, 8 p.m.-midnight Cost: Voluntary Red Cross donation at the door The rundown: What happens when you combine a national U.S. Bartenders' Guild conference in town, one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Today: Order the Quail at Nombe, Help Japan's Quake Relief

    Angela W./YelpNombe's chicken wings, a previous donation vehicle.​Another restaurant raising money for Japan quake relief: Nombe. Actually, Nombe started collecting donations last Saturday, day after the first full day of news about the tragedy broke over CNN. Co-owner Mari Takahashi says the ... More >>

  • News

    May 2, 2001

    Fallout

    How nuclear researchers handled -- and grossly mishandled -- the Cold War's most dangerous radioactive substances at a top-secret lab inside the Hunters Point Shipyard. The same shipyard the city wants to remake as San Francisco's newest neighborhood.

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