By ALEE KARIM Sleep Oxbow Kowloon Walled City June 5th, 2012 The Fox Theatre Better than: The rest. And rest. Thankfully. The San Jose-based metal band Sleep is part of a pre-Internet coterie of bands that gained an astonishing reputation in their absence. For every Soundgarden reuniting to cash ... More >>
Food trends, like trends of all other sorts from business to art to comic books, are cyclical. We cycle through salty to sweetness, from bacon to bourbon. Right now we seem to be hopped up on Habanero. With only the draft still freshly saved on the Habanero honey story, we received a surprise shipm ... More >>
A Northern California marijuana grower was charged today with -- among other crimes -- murdering his Guatemalan helper who had been working on his pot farm in Humboldt County. According to prosecutors, a federal grand jury indicted Mikal Xylon Wilde on suspicion of shooting to death Mario R ... More >>
neilconwayA Blue Bottle latteThe Blue Bottle Coffee Cart has had a long and rocky journey to its newfound location. Originally slated to be a part of the all but aborted Dolores Park food cart project, Blue Bottle's attempt at mobile coffee brought a hailstorm of criticism from local business ... More >>
When San Francisco Police came calling in June of 1995, 37-year-old Aaron Williams probably didn't think it would be his last day on Earth. But as the pet-store-burglary suspect emerged from his house, a dozen officers piled on him. Police pepper-sprayed him, restrained him, and placed him face-d ... More >>
It's no secret that a lot of strange things go on in the far northern reaches of the California coast. Like what, you ask? Well, like a lawsuit involving allegations that a man stole a massive tree from his neighbor's land.The suit, filed in Humboldt County Superior Court, asserts that that Willi ... More >>
And Divinity Tree, and Green Door Sacramento, and maybe MedithriveLombard Street is in the city's oft-posh Marina District, but that stretch of US-101 that leads from the Golden Gate Bridge down through Van Ness Avenue includes seedy motels as well as high-end boutiques. It might have also contai ... More >>
You keep growing, they keep seizingSeizures Rise Under Obama Administration as Cops Bust More Plants Than Ever.The marijuana-related headlines on Wednesday were hogged by a report, issued by a private "cannabusiness" company, that says sales of medical marijuana nationwide will top $1.7 billion t ... More >>
The costumes may yet give them away...A Richmond District medical cannabis dispensary was robbed last Friday (when else?) by a pair of assailants, who made off with less than $1,000 worth of cash and leafy green medicine, dispensary staff told SF Weekly on Monday. The club, the Hemp Center a ... More >>
Liberty Bell TempleHere comes the pot man! Who's gonna stop him?Lower Haight resident Aaron Chandler is a pot dealer. Or, the erstwhile employee of Project Homeless Connect is the operator of a legitimate medical marijuana delivery service. Which one is it? Neither? Both? It all depends on y ... More >>
Environmental activists are suing Caltrans over plans to expand and reroute a highway that passes through Richardson Grove State Park, the Humboldt County preserve that boasts some of California's oldest and tallest coast redwoods.The suit was filed yesterday in San Francisco Superior Court by th ... More >>
Brian YaegerFor this month's blind beer tasting, we're tackling India Pale Ales. Though IPAs originated in 18th century England, the style was shanghaied by American craft brewers who kicked up the hops for walloping bitterness and pungency. For comparison's sake, at last year's Great Americ ... More >>
If you've never heard of Humboldt County's Kinetic Grand Championship, this is basically what you need to know: it's Bay to Breakers on steroids, and acid, and maybe a Quaalude or seven. Formerly known as the Kinetic Sculpture Race, the event wheels through Northern California every Memorial Day ... More >>
All photos | Joe EskenaziAWOOOOOOOO!File this one in the "You don't see that every day" category. Unless, of course, you're David Stahl. If you're him, then you see your pair of wolf-malamute mixes jaunting about the city. That's "Lobo" above -- he's got a head the size of an anvil and weighs ... More >>
What exactly did the California Supreme Court do Thursday, when it struck down a 2003 law limiting the amount of pot a medical marijuana patient can possess to eight ounces? A big fat bowl of nothing, says Dale Gieringer, who as director of the state office of National Organization for the Reform of ... More >>
Jesse Friedman/Beer & NoshA pairing from a previous event at Hopmonk Tavern.With SF Beer Week 2010 less than a month away, you don't need to wait to get your beer 'n' munchies on. This weekend, feast and imbibe at events ranging from S.F. pub grub to full-on gastronomic experiences. • Sat. ... More >>
Jim HerdPaint the town red, paint the streets beigeAfter years of waiting, San Francisco can finally tell its roadway-focused version of the world's most played-out dirty joke.(Ergo: The difference between girlfriends ["Ooohh! DON'T STOP! DON'T STOP!"], prostitutes [a passive "Oh baby baby. ... More >>
Possibly heading to Nevada is one more thing to be grouchy aboutSan Francisco's current waste management service, Recology -- formerly known as NorCal -- wants to ship the 20,000 tons of garbage we produce per week (not including weekends) on a freight train to a proposed landfill near Winnemucca ... More >>
EKAphotographyBlazin' Hot: Capleton Since the last time ASD checked in on Reggae Rising, some new acts have been added to the Humboldt County music festival, including fiery rootsman Capleton. Here's what the lineup looks like so far: Luciano, Capleton, Gentleman And The Far East Band, Marcia Gri ... More >>
dead prezGenerally, when ASD receives a press release boasting about a show with "arguably the strongest lineup of socially-aware, hardcore hip-hop talent in recent memory," we just shrug it off as pure hyperbole (and yes, to paraphrase Harry Allen, we normally don't believe the hyperbole). But holy ... More >>
Iso Rabins' foraged food is the toast of San Francisco's gourmet set. Health inspectors and environmentalists aren't so thrilled.
A negative review on Yelp is bad for business. That's why some merchants feel they must keep Yelpers happy at any cost.
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Lookout! Records has come a long way from its bedroom-label beginnings. And maybe that's not such a bad thing.
Worried about what John Poindexter's up to as federal information czar? Call his home number and ask.
As museums return stolen religious artifacts, Native Americans are learning that their most sacred objects may kill them
It's nice to think the right presents could make this a merry holiday season. Nice, but not particularly wise.
With beat-up instruments and a homespun philosophy, Six Organs of Admittance creates a psychedelic buzz
Flipper's a Cover Band Now, OK?
Environmentalists have all but won their fight to save the Headwaters Forest. Somehow, that's not enough to bring Julia Hill down from her treetop perch.
Seven steps to ephemeral pastry fame
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