If you live in San Francisco, there are certain places in San Francisco you simply will not go. North Beach on a Saturday night, Candlestick Park when the 49ers are playing the Raiders, and now add to the list the eastern end of Golden Gate Park on 4/20.
We've heard "horror" stories of the ravages ... More >>
Anya Fernald, chief executive at Belcampo Meat Co., thinks a lot about how her company's meat will taste. And she should, as head of a sustainable meat supply chain that includes a 10,000-acre organic farm and Temple Grandin-designed slaughterhouse up near Mt. Shasta, and now a butcher shop and rest ... More >>
There are lots of great things about Hardly Strictly Bluegrass -- but one of them isn't having to make the difficult choices that the massive, free roots music festival presents. To help you sort through this year's massive lineup, we've gathered 11 artists especially worth catching at the three-day ... More >>
Welcome to the hub of American prosperity. Yesterday, the Census Bureau released the results from the 2011 American Community Survey, and in the competition for Wealthiest City in America, the Bay Area snagged gold and silver.
San Jose took the top spot, with a median income of $76,593 and San Fra ... More >>
In San Francisco, when someone says a bear crashed a graduation party, they're probably talking about a student's dad.But down south in Bakersfield, when a bear crashes a party, it's actually a terrifying experience.A black bear reportedly interrupted a graduation ceremony in Bakersfield when it mad ... More >>
"Pandering to the conventional wisdom," former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller once observed, is "the mortal sin of journalism." There are plenty of journalistic sinners out there, particularly when it comes to the conventional wisdom on San Francisco.Self-consciously middle-of-the-ro ... More >>
We could make a lucrative IPO with all the hype Lou Reed has expelled about his upcoming album with Bay Area metal stalwarts Metallica. But if the one sample of Lulu that's leaked so far is any indication, the Reed self-praise machine might just be blowing a bubble the size of Bakersfield.
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The Hag will make you eat that gee-tar, hippiesMerle Haggard may contain multitudes, but he tends to feel just one of those multitudinous things at a time - and to feel it so hard and pure that he seems to have forgotten all the previous things he's felt that might not square with it.
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Romana MachadoFuckaroos Fuckaroos, Sandwitches, Earth Girl Helen Brown, Sonny & the SunsetsApril 2, 2011@ Amnesia BarBetter than: Pulling
the mask off the old Lone Ranger.
It seems everyone's tired of hipsters, but no one's tired of complaining about them but me. You can scarce swing a dead ... More >>
We may not be his best friend after allSan Francisco may be the national Democratic Party's ATM. But, counter-intuitively, it does not flaunt the most lopsided percentage of registered Democratic voters in the state. Or the second-highest. Or third. Or tenth. According to the city's Department of ... More >>
Perhaps you've seen this before -- but it was a new thrill to us. A pair of gents with a time-lapse camera that snapped photos every 10 seconds have distilled their cross-country automobile journey down to the above four-and-a-half minute haul from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. In case you're wo ... More >>