Qualified private activity bonds are low-interest, tax-exempt loans that the government issues on behalf of companies initiating projects with a "public purpose." It's roughly the same process that cities and states use to fund things like roads, parks, and schools. Except these benefit for-profit o ... More >>
Drive-By TruckersFriday, March 16, 2012The FillmoreSomewhere out there in the multiverse, on Earth 2 or some damn place, opening for what's left of Lynyrd Skynyrd back in '02 brought Drive-By Truckers to the attention of a clutch classic rock and AOR program directors. A little embarrassed&n ... More >>
S.F. rappers can make driving-around videos, too! We told you last week about the new mixtape from Bay Area hip-hop DJ Prince Aries, entitled Clean Ass Whip. (The short version: it's a local rap mixtape, and it's good.) Today arrived the video for the mix's title cut, a flush, laid-back rhyme ... More >>
Mean JeansThis weekend there's no excuse to experience San Francisco in one dimension. Not when there are cheap events coming at you from basements, galleries, comedy clubs, and record stores. Make your weekend 3-D (especially if you hit the ATA Saturday night) with a few of these 10 ways to get ... More >>
The piano bar at Marin Joe's harkens back to an era of three-martini lunches, avuncular barkeeps, faux-rock decor and world-weary lounge lizards tickling the ivories. In other words, it's our kind of place. Leave your Corvette with the valet, wink at the doll behind the cash register and make your w ... More >>
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Carmel Sanger's death -- a walk-in shooting at a SOMA hair salon called the Pink Tarantula -- was professionally brutal. Her life was a wondrous combination of the drag queens and musicians and druggies and gays and bikers and lesbians and tattooists and
Five months ago, two black homicide detectives got fed up with the police department's inaction on black-on-black murders. Thus was born the Crime Response Unit To Stop Homicide (CRUSH): Six cops with the grit and guile to tackle the toughest cases in t