Contrary to how you might have treated that Frenchman on the F-Market this morning, San Franciscans seem to love tourists as much as tourists love them.According to a survey released today, San Francisco residents named tourism the city's most important industry.
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THCfinder.comBusting you -- with public records.Fifth SF Dispensary Likely To CloseIt wasn't Tommy gun-toting agents who finally put Prohibition-era bad boy Al Capone behind bars on Alcatraz: it was paper-pushers from the Internal Revenue Service who busted the syphilitic mobster on tax fraud.In ... More >>
The Occupy movement is all about raising consciousness of the dark colonial underpinnings of Thanksgiving. Yesterday morning, Occupiers were up before dawn to broadcast the Indigenous People Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz Island at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland -- to remember that the real Thanksgiv ... More >>
Going, going ... gone?With the specter of a federal shutdown looming tomorrow, San Franciscans have reason to worry. If our government ceases operating and everyone heads to the beach -- will we be able to head to the beach? Ocean Beach, after all, is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation A ... More >>
For Bay Area natives of a certain age, Jack LaLanne doing deep knee bends is enshrined alongside Charley and Humphrey or the KOFY dogs in the pantheon of childhood nostalgia. LaLanne, who did for the fitness industry what Eli Whitney did for cotton gins, died yesterday at age 96. The "Godfa ... More >>
If only someone would tow this thing to Des MoinesBy Jan. 18, Vallejo must submit a plan for slithering out of bankruptcy. Former banker Merylin Wong, the head of a maritime enthusiast's group there, has a plan for keeping the city on firm financial footing henceforth: Pay millions of dollars yea ... More >>
San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public LibraryAfter spending an hour or so at the Main Library earlier this week, poring over the menus on display at San Francisco Eats, I spoke to curator Sheila Himmel about the exhibit, which will be up until March. Himmel was a longtime restaurant ... More >>
Patric Fallon for Uptown AlmanacInteresting how all these new Bansky art sightings are happening in the wake of the release of his movie, Exit Through the Gift Shop. If I was more of a cynic, I'd say these pieces are popping up as some sort of extended marketing mission for the doc, but since thi ... More >>
Brian YaegerFritz Maytag in 2005.Why, Fritz ― why did you sell Anchor Brewing? And does it mean the end of an era for craft brewing both in San Francisco and across the nation?
Of the 4,000 breweries operating in America at the end of the 19th century, a little over 1,500 were back up and ... More >>
While the world's greatest seafaring empire was unabashedly founded on the back of "rum, sodomy, and the lash," it seems even a bit of risque talk can cost one a seafaring job these days. And by "risque" we don't mean in-depth conversations about rum or the lash. The Harvey Milk LGBT club and Pride ... More >>
OMG! Like, stuff blew up! Last night, the Commonwealth Club asked a panel of new media start-ups to imagine a San Francisco media landscape without a daily newspaper. The panel was boldly titled, "If Not the Chronicle, Then What?" Turns out, none of the panelists could imagine doing their jobs wi ... More >>
Say what?Remember, in England, Benedict Arnold is a hero. That helps put one in mind for the just-unveiled exhibition at the Burbank Central Library -- enemy territory, sports-wise -- "Love to Hate: The Dodgers-Giants Rivalry."Library-goers can be treated to memorabilia like the signs illustratin ... More >>