Humboldt County

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Live Review, 6/5/12: Sleep Forcefully Exhales at the Fox Theater

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Habanero Heyday: Tasting the Hot Jams From Diane's Sweet Heat

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Mikal Xylon Wilde, Pot Grower, Indicted for Murder of Marijuana Worker

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    The Blue Bottle Coffee Cart Finds a New Home in the Castro

    neilconwayA Blue Bottle latte​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    SFPD's Ugly History with Pepper Spray

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Humboldt County Couple Alleges Malicious Tree Theft by Neighbor

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Obama's Medical Marijuana Crackdown: Two S.F. Pot Clubs to Close

    And Divinity Tree, and Green Door Sacramento, and maybe Medithrive​Lombard 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 >>

  • Dining

    September 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    California: 100 Million Marijuana Plants

    You keep growing, they keep seizing​Seizures 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Bumbling Marijuana Dispensary Bandits 'Left a Trail of Spilled Weed Out the Door'

    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 >>

  • News

    September 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Illegal Pot Delivery Services Can't Be Stopped

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Caltrans Sued Over Highway Project Through Redwood Forest

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Tasting Blind: Our Panel of Local Brew Experts Rates India Pale Ales

    Brian Yaeger​For 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Giant, Amphibious Sculptures And Their Quasi-Nude Operators Race 42 Miles

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Never Cry Wolf -- In North Beach?

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    A Big Fat Bowl of Nothing: What the Pot Limit Strike Down Really Means

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    From Hot Dog to Haute, Four Interesting Food and Beer Pairings This Weekend

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Beige. I Think I'll Paint the Streets Beige.

    Jim HerdPaint the town red, paint the streets beige​After 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    S.F. Might Start Outsourcing Its Trash to Cheaper States

    Possibly heading to Nevada is one more thing to be grouchy about​San 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 >>

  • News

    August 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Reggae Rising Early Bird Tix Still Available

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Hard Truth Soldiers Tour Takes Over SF, Major American Cities

    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 >>

  • Dining

    March 18, 2009

    Out of the Wild

    Iso Rabins' foraged food is the toast of San Francisco's gourmet set. Health inspectors and environmentalists aren't so thrilled.

  • News

    March 11, 2009

    Faux-star reviews!

    A negative review on Yelp is bad for business. That's why some merchants feel they must keep Yelpers happy at any cost.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007
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    June 25, 2007
  • Film

    September 27, 2006
  • News

    May 31, 2006

    The Big Bang

    Entering Comets on Fire's blazing parallel universes

  • Music Awards

    October 19, 2005

    Award Show Guide

    Americana/Folk/Country DJ/Turntablist Electro/Electronic/Experimental Hard Rock Hip Hop Indie Rock/Noise Pop Jazz Soul/R&B World Music Music Video

  • Listen Up

    March 16, 2005

    Song Sung Blue

    Making music has allowed Randy Cordeiro to quit his job, travel the world, and buy a nice car. If only it were his music that Randy Cordeiro was making.

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2005

    Sketching It Out

    Poetry and its friends

  • Music

    December 22, 2004

    System of a Sound

    What does it take to be the city's best reggae DJ crew? Specials, riddims, and well-connected sounds. Let us explain.

  • Music

    July 23, 2003

    In the Board Room

    Lookout! Records has come a long way from its bedroom-label beginnings. And maybe that's not such a bad thing.

  • News

    November 27, 2002

    Calling All Yahoos

    Worried about what John Poindexter's up to as federal information czar? Call his home number and ask.

  • News

    September 4, 2002

    Poisoned Gods

    As museums return stolen religious artifacts, Native Americans are learning that their most sacred objects may kill them

  • Summer Guide

    June 19, 2002
  • News

    December 19, 2001

    Gift of the Magus

    It's nice to think the right presents could make this a merry holiday season. Nice, but not particularly wise.

  • Music

    December 13, 2000

    Straight Outta Eureka

    With beat-up instruments and a homespun philosophy, Six Organs of Admittance creates a psychedelic buzz

  • Dining

    November 15, 2000

    Tuscan Treasures

    Caffé Centro

  • Music

    May 31, 2000

    Riff Raff

    Flipper's a Cover Band Now, OK?

  • Film

    August 4, 1999
  • Film

    July 28, 1999

    Reel World

    Rachel&185;s Daughters

  • News

    November 11, 1998

    Up a Tree. Still?

    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.

  • News

    October 21, 1998

    How to Pie

    Seven steps to ephemeral pastry fame

  • Calendar

    June 3, 1998
  • News

    July 17, 1996

    Country Rogue

    Mendocino publisher Bruce Anderson is smart, sophisticated, and savage

  • Calendar

    July 5, 1995
  • News

    March 15, 1995
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