Think of it as a guidebook...In June, your humble narrator traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles via public transportation. This journey, as explained in the ensuing cover story, was undertaken for the same reason George Mallory sought to climb Mount Everest: "Because it's there." Mallory's ... More >>
The hours until Thanksgiving morning are nearing, and soon you will awaken to the smell of turkey and stuffing wafting through a house chock-full of relatives and the sound of football droning from the television. You'll hop out of bed and reach for that one perfect Turkey Day sweater. Wait -- no ... More >>
View "In Transit:" How to Get from S.F. to L.A. in a larger map Huh. We just realized we're crazy. How so? The Google map above traces the public transit odyssey your humble narrator undertook between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Fifteen transfers, seven local transit agencies -- ah, sorry, we' ... More >>
Lou BustamanteStarbelly Patio Picnic Series Where: Starbelly, 3583 16th St. (at Market), 252-7500 When: Tue., Mar. 29-Tue., Sep. 20; 5-8 p.m. Cost: $39 per person, wine and beer beverage specials available separately. The rundown: With the weather finally acknowledging the start of sprin ... More >>
Tamara PalmerStarbelly's patio has been renovated in time for summer and now boasts an edible garden and retractable roof. Tonight kicks off an eight-week series, "Patio Picnic Tuesdays," a $25 prix-fixe family style meal. Each week will riff on a different theme. We enjoyed a media preview l ... More >>
The Goleta City Council has unanimously passed a "temporary" ban on medical marijuana dispensaries -- while still claiming the city is "voicing support" for medical marijuana patients.The Santa Barbara Independent reports that the council voted 5-0 in support of an ordinance banning dispensaries wit ... More >>
The Santa Maria cocktail at La Mar Cebicheria Peruana (Pier 1 1/2) is a welcome reminder of sunnier climes during this present chill. Comprised of Pisco, pomegranate-infused tequila, lemon juice and ginger syrup, there's a solid balance of tart, spice and a delicious burn that seems to intensify wit ... More >>
(Photos courtesy Tommy Lau)The State Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 24 and 25, 2009 Eureka Theatre and Herbst Theatre Better than: the Beatles, Jesus, and Pamela Anderson I'm going to jump to the conclusion that you're just like me -- a productive member of society in their mid-to-late 20s, raised ... More >>
Gay porn star Michael Brandon goes from meth addict to antidrug poster boy and, tragically, back to meth addict.
Bouncer contemplates the worst thing she's ever done at the Eagle Tavern
Or is Michael Jackson simply misunderstood? Take quiz, find out.
A frightening array of the scariest parties on S.F.'s biggest holiday
When the Burning Man folks met the Air Force guys, the desert camping tips flew
For 20 years, South American thieves have been stealing millions of dollars in gems and jewelry from traveling salespeople in San Francisco. And no one -- not the cops, jewelers, or insurance companies -- has the slightest idea how to stop them.
Beatboxer Yuri Lane sets the San Francisco story to music, using the only equipment he needs: his mouth
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