At 11:37 a.m today, an oil tanker hit the Bay Bridge's eastern tower.
The tanker was empty and emergency crews said that they have not seen spilled oil in the water, the Chronicle reported. Still, officials from the state's Department of Fish and Wildlife established a nearby command post and sent ... More >>
A Taste of Greece
Where: Annunciation Cathedral, 245 Valencia St (at 14th)
When: Fri. Sept. 21 - Sun. Sept 23 (Fri-Sat 12-10 p.m., Sun 12-8p.m.)
Cost: $5 adults, childen under 12 free
Fancy a food festival this weekend but don't feel like fighting the crowds across the bay at the Eat Real Fest? St ... More >>
Mitt Romney is in trouble with California Democrats -- not that he really cares. The Republican Presidential candidate was heard popping off again, but this time he was trashing California instead of Palestine. While speaking to a group of Iowans, Romney talked about how another four years with Obam ... More >>
This news is from last week but I was in Greece and Russia (WHAT'S UP I HAVE A PASSPORT) so I'm gonna talk about it anyway, okay? Okay! Also, I've got mad jet lag, a nasty cold, and a really bad attitude. Things could get extra real today and I apologize in advance/YOU'RE WELCOME.
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Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.
1. Mark your summer calendar. Every year I swear I'm going to make it to events like the Fiesta Filipina and the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral's Taste of Greece but always fo ... More >>
Whole lotta irrigation goin' on in Napa.Irrigation is plainly a function of the modern world. Though the ancient Romans built spectacular gravity-driven aqueducts, drip irrigation for agriculture was not invented until the late 1960s in Israel, and only in the 1970s did water-bearing pipes a ... More >>
Baths' Will WiesenfeldFrom SF Weekly's latest print music section:You're Okay, Computer: Consider Baths, the stage name of 21-year-old bedroom producer Will Wiesenfeld, who uses a laptop and various other tools to make beat music, with vocals, that is melancholic and complex and beautiful. A sudd ... More >>
Alan MiknusIt took some time to track down CCR Headcleaner. Messages were left, mailboxes were full, emails went unread. Finally, on a crisp San Francisco afternoon I got a hold of drummer Nick Givens, who blurted out "Every member of CCR Headcleaner is officially homeless! Can we meet at nine ... More >>
In the United States, the new year is usually ushered in by champagne and as many hangover-inducing beverages as we can get our hands on. In other countries, however, hearty food traditions mark the start of the year. Below, some of our favorites.8. The Christ CakeIn Greece, the vasilopeta cake i ... More >>
This is Wilbert, everyone. He's a a three-haired, yellow-bellied, stuffed monkey who started his world travels in San Francisco on May 4, 2008. Since then, he's hit up Paris, Jamaica, New York City, Toronto, Vegas, Tokyo, the Amazon, Rio De Janeiro, China, Greece, Oklahoma, ... More >>
"What're you protesting against, Johnny?"
Why protesters who can't stick to the subject deserve nothing but contempt
To those of us who live in the Bay Area, it's old hat by now - but to my family and friends in the Midwest, it's still baffling.
"Wait, so, these people went t ... More >>