San Pablo

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    February 26, 2013

    Food Truck Bite of the Week: The Ball Tip Sandwich at Kinder's

    Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks. The Truck: Kinder's Truck The Cuisine: BBQ meats on deli style sandwiches Specialty Items: BBQ sauces, ball tip steak Worth the Wait in Line? At peak lunch time, a total seven minutes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Five Oakland Openings to Anticipate

    Oakland is poised to have an incredible year of launching new restaurants. What's particularly exciting is that many of these forthcoming ventures that have come across our radar share an ethos of local sourcing -- and, in most cases, hyper-local sourcing. 2013 will be pivotal in reinforcing an idea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Jose Matias-Aguilon Identified as Man Killed in Mission; 14-Year-Old Boy Arrested

    Medical authorities identified the man who was gunned down in the Mission District yesterday morning as 28-year-old Jose Matias-Aguilon of San Francisco. Police say they have arrested two suspects in connection to the shooting, 20-year-old Sterling Samm of San Pablo and a 14-year-old boy.On Oct. 30, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Cocktail Week Events for Thursday, Sept. 20

    After last night's six-pack of events, tonight's focus shifts across the bridge to Oakland, where ten of the East Bay's finest come together for the main event, while Millennium restaurant carries the cocktail torch in a five-course paired cocktail dinner. Totally Awesome East Bay Party to the Max! ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Oakland Gets Down at Underground Party Sick Sad World

    Sick Sad World Somewhere in Oakland Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 Better than: Similar events in S.F With a sharp pull on the wheel, we turned off Telegraph and headed towards San Pablo. It was almost 11 p.m. and we were on the other side of the Bridge, driving through downtown Oakland in search of the pa ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 16, 2012
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    January 27, 2012

    Drink of the Week: Bitter Rivers at Hotsy Totsy

    ​We enjoy a well-made cocktail and are willing to wait as long as it takes for it to be made, but sometimes the focus of a bar visit is spending time with friends, not geeking out on cocktails. On busy nights, with patrons five-deep, we want something fast to get us back the socializing, and a sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Man Robbed While Peeing in North Beach Alley

    Those robbers really took the piss out of him​If you're a robber looking to score an easy victim -- urine luck!Police say that a San Francisco man was robbed as he urinated in an alley at about 1:55 a.m. on Friday. According to police, the man had met friends at a nearby bar, and as they were deci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Jupiter Olympus: Cocktails from the Crypt

    Lou BustamanteA selection of drinks from the last Jupiter Olympus​Where: Acme Bar, 2115 San Pablo (at Addison), Berkeley, (510) 644-2226 When: Sun., Oct. 30, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Cost: $10 per cocktail; 21 and over The rundown: Jupiter Olympus, the innovative cocktail pop-up project by barmen Mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    East Bay Gang Bust: Cops Seize 135 Pounds of Meth

    ​Cops busted a gang in Contra Costa County, arresting 35 people and seizing 135 pounds of crystal meth, the office of Attorney General Kamala Harris announced today.So-called Operation Red Reach, which concluded today, was a coordinated effort by state and local law-enforcement authorities. Police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    What to Do This Weekend, April 16-17

    CUESASee Sat., April 16.​Craving more? Scroll through additional listings here. Sat., April 16: Third Annual Goat Festival Ferry Plaza, at the Embarcadero, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy free samples of all things goaty, from lotion and milk to yogurt and confections like fudge and caramel. Also panel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Saturday: Oysters and Wine in a Berkeley Parking Lot

    Kermit Lynch​Oyster Bliss XX Where: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, 1605 San Pablo (at Cedar), Berkeley, 510-524-1524 When: Sat., April 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost: Prices vary for individual items The rundown: Okay so it's already a big weekend for chocolate and tamales, but how about a little b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    S.F. Rising: Persian Herb Bread from Middle East Market

    Jonathan KauffmanBerkeley's Middle East Market bakes LP-sized herb breads. ​ A weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the artisan and the novelty.Persian herb-cheese bread Source: Middle East Market, 2054 San Pablo (at University), Berkeley, 510-704-8800.Price: $3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Jermaine Grosse, Mental Patient Charged With Taxi Theft: Did He Pick Up Fares?

    Jermaine Grosse, impromptu cabbie​A few more details have come to light regarding Jermaine Grosse, the San Pablo man who followed up an involuntary psychiatric hold in a Martinez hospital by allegedly stealing the cab he was transported home in. Since Grosse allegedly made off with the cab on Satu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Released Mental Patient Steals Taxi

    You never know...​Comedian George Carlin used to assemble lists of "things you never want to see." One memorable entry: "A man in a hospital gown driving a steamroller." Something along those lines came to pass in the East Bay over the weekend. Jermaine Grosse, a 26-year-old man who hailed a taxi ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2010
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    December 9, 2010

    Critic's Notes: Four Restaurants I Decided Not to Review

    Vivian H./YelpSalt and pepper prawns at Brother Seafood Restaurant.​The past year has seen so many high-profile, creative restaurants open that it's been a great time to be a restaurant critic in San Francisco. But there's as much sifting to do as writing. Over the past few months, I've eaten my w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Julio Mestre, Charged With Molesting Invalids in Contra Costa, Did Same Here in S.F.

    San Pablo Police DepartmentFormer Muni Driver Julio Mestre molested an incapacitated San Francisco hospital patient -- purportedly while wearing his Muni uniform​Julio Mestre, the 56-year-old charter bus driver charged with molesting elderly invalids at a San Pablo convalescent home, did the same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Yats' Crawfish Boil a Pre-Party for SANFRANOLA Bash

    edcasey/FlickrScene from Yats' crawfish boil in April.​We often think of the Dos Equis commercial in which the Most Interesting Man in the World breaks down the "two-party system": "The after-party is the one you want to attend." However, if an upcoming event is any indication, the seasoned, ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 17, 2010
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    March 10, 2010
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    March 3, 2010
  • News

    January 27, 2010

    No Way Out

    Inmate Lonnie Morris is a role model, antiviolence program leader, and darling of the media. But will the parole board see past his crime?

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Local Hip-Hop DJ and Event Promoter Spin Food Tales on We Eating TV

    "Two burgers, two shakes and two fries. Come eat with two hungry big guys!" So goes the theme song to We Eating TV, a Web video series profiling Bay Area eateries set to a hip-hop soundtrack and hosted by two insiders of the local music scene: Big Jon of the veteran DJ crew Style Beyond Compare (SBC ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Foodie Art & Arty Food

    How about a portrait of Rachael Ray made entirely of food?

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    March 6, 2009

    Serious Bread: Acme's Pain au Levain

    San Francisco sourdough? This is the one locals really eat.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Serious Bread: Acme's Pain d'Epis

    This wins my prize for best baguette in the Bay Area.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Global Pantry: Turkish Red Pepper Paste

    This mildly spicy pepper paste is a great addition to scrambled eggs.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Of Election Nights and Comfort Food

    (Photo of Popeye's mashed potatoes by joshbousel via Flickr.) By Meredith Brody As election day 2008 approached, I had more than one reason to reflect upon election day 2004. It was, as luck would have it, the day I was scheduled to have my TV hooked up to DirecTV with TiVo, and I'd been warned t ... More >>

  • News

    February 27, 2008
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    January 28, 2008
  • Dining

    March 29, 2006

    Defense Begins at the Table

    Cheap eats worth repeating — and not

  • Calendar

    November 2, 2005

    Cat Food

    Artist roasts hypocrisy

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    June 29, 2005
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    May 11, 2005
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    October 27, 2004


    How four tiny Indian tribes, with help from powerful gambling interests, are trying to transform the Bay Area into a slot machine Mecca

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2004
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    February 18, 2004

    A Growing Concern

    Heirloom seeds -- pass them on

  • Calendar

    November 5, 2003

    Shower Power

    Rain means yummy grub

  • News

    October 29, 2003

    Innocence Arrested

    Albert Johnson was exonerated for a crime he didn't commit, but not before spending over a decade in prison. Why guiltless people get jailed -- and how to stop it.

  • Music

    October 1, 2003
  • Calendar

    September 17, 2003

    Titanic T&A

    S.F.'s girlie-show blowout

  • Dining

    August 29, 2001

    Electric Avenue

    The down-and-dirty bars on Albany's San Pablo Avenue

  • News

    June 6, 2001

    Gambling Their Future

    How a tiny, impoverished Indian tribe managed to persuade a city, a powerful union, and the U.S. Congress to let them build a Nevada-style casino in the East Bay

  • Calendar

    April 5, 2000
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    November 10, 1999
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    August 18, 1999
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    August 18, 1999
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    July 2, 1997
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    September 11, 1996

    Trickledown Health Care

    Hospitals and nursing homes call it "subacute care," but for some patients, it's just a death sentence

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