Anyone who has searched for an apartment in San Francisco could appreciate the proverb "A drowning man will clutch at a straw." The process sucks. Open houses draw dozens of competitors, some who eagerly inform the landlord that they're willing to pay $200 more in rent and hand over the first-months ... More >>
•Let's lead with the most important news: I'm totally at the Oscars! Actually, it's even better than the Oscars because that's just some wack-ass, rigged, masturbatory television program. I'm at the Oscar Swag Bag Lounge, where celebrities come to get hella free shit for being rich. I know, it ... More >>
Craig Finn Sad Baby Wolf Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 Bottom of the Hill / Noise Pop 20th Anniversary Opening Night Better than: Seeing The Hold Steady. Ask a local, or a bring a notebook with you to a show, and they'll tell you: Noise Pop is as much about discovering new music as it is about venue-hopp ... More >>
Federal agents announced today that they seized 13 kilograms, or close to 29 pounds, of cocaine from a cruise ship docked in San Francisco last month.According to a statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a joint operation among federal agencies and local law-enforcement led to two sep ... More >>
If I may make two predictions about Clear Heart Full Eyes, the solo debut from combustible, fan-friendly Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn, they are that: 1. It's not going to save rock 'n' roll. 2. It's not going to be a meta-narrative about how it doesn't save rock and roll. If the last Hold Stea ... More >>
"San Francisco was named one of the Top 10 Valentine's Day destinations," claimed the e-mail. "No surprise there," claimed me. Surprising, however, was the reasoning behind it. First, some background: The e-mail was from a publicist representing Hotwire online travel service. See, Hotwire did a bi ... More >>
The closure of the Transbay Terminal was a chance to help some of the citys most hardcore homeless. But many didnt want help, and others couldnt be helped.
Can you treat San Francisco like the Sopranos? City Attorney's office says no. Yesterday, a nightclub owner and one of his former bartenders filed a complaint against the city and state alleging a "pattern of racketeering activity, including false arrests, assault and battery, kidnappings, [and] ... More >>
Remember how freaky it seemed the first time you heard about the garlic ice cream served up every year at the Gilroy Garlic Festival? (It starts today, by the way.) Not sure about you, but we've moved on to a fascination with the truly weird crap cooked up at American food fests. From spring to fa ... More >>
Dr. SeussEighteen bucks for green eggs and ham? You're ripping me off, Sam I Am!San Francisco has become the country's most expensive place for business travelers to eat, according to the New Jersey-based Institute of Management and Administration. "San Francisco has unseated New York City as t ... More >>
Just as cranks who warn us we're playing with our lives for living in the natural disaster Mecca that is California predicted, San Francisco yesterday sank beneath the waves of the Pacific and headed for the bottom of the ocean. But that's okay. San Francisco is a submarine. The U.S.S. San Francisco ... More >>
Honolulu police chief Boisse Correa -- who has probably endured his fill of "Book 'em Boisse" jokes -- would like to append the old ditty "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." He'd like visitors to his fair city to leave their Coke and Ecstacy here, too. The chief -- who does not comb his hair like Ja ... More >>
I was invited to try the Fall Prix Fixe Menu currently on offer at Roy's, the high-end "Hawaiian fusion" restaurant chain started 20 years ago in Honolulu by Chef Roy Yamaguchi. A plate of edamame dipped in black sesame, sea salt and chili flakes got to the table right after we did. I was spared my ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs Some days don’tcha just wish you lived in Minneapolis? Or Albuquerque? Or Plano, Texas? Huh? Well, yeah, I guess so – because according to a survey by Salary.com those cities are among the top 5 for generating personal wealth … while San Francisco ranks near the bottom. ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs Life looks like it’s going to get harder for street artists. The city’s Budget & Finance committee approved a measure today that would increase the fees for street artists by about $160 annually … despite a long line of artists taking the stand to oppose the increase and ... More >>
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