It's 4:30 a.m. on a Saturday morning, and instead of being asleep like any sane person, I'm stumbling half-asleep down my steep apartment stairs and though the eerily quiet streets of the Mission. At a nondescript commissary kitchen at 15th and Florida, I am greeted by Marla Bakery proprietress Amy ... More >>
Sift Cupcake & Dessert Bar sent the Cook E. Monster a box of samples as a preview of its forthcoming location in San Francisco, which opens on August 1 in the former Dumplings & Buns space (2411 California). Sift already has stores in Napa, Santa Rosa, and Cotati as well as a truck called the Sifter ... More >>
A novel defense strategy?A Cotati man who authorities said was masturbating on a Tenderloin street corner while staring at a 10-year-old child was acquitted of molestation charges last week after mounting an unusual defense -- that he was, in fact, rummaging inside his pants to find his heroin.Hu ... More >>
Dispensary moratorium: Latest political fad?One by one, across California, the lights are winking out.In city after city, town after town, patients who had dared hope they would at last have safe access to the medicine recommended by their physicians are having those hopes dashed by politic ... More >>
jahat/FlickrTime to get out of town.Given our crappy weather, ample sausages, and an embarrassment of generally meaty action catering to local carnivores, we're guessing vegans and vegetarians might seriously consider driving 40 minutes north of the city for this weekend's first annual Vegan ... More >>
In the old days of the music industry, label staff loaded up their station wagons with vinyl albums and promotional goodies, and set off on Odyssey -like road trips across America, stopping at every mom'n'pop retail shop along the way. The goal was to establish direct, personal relationships with re ... More >>
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The Cotati Accordion Festival isn't your grandmother's accordion festival. Well, yes it is. But it's more. Lots more.
Why does the Rum Diary hide its noise-suffused indie rock in the wilds of Cotati?
Major oil companies are gobbling up independent gas station operators, all in the name of greed
Temporarily in Los Angeles working on a movie, Red House Painters' Mark Kozelek still doesn't know when his next record's coming out
Polkacide is San Francisco's longest-running musical in-joke
Why do San Francisco emergency workers live so far away?