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  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    San Francisco to Pasadena on Public Transit: SF Weekly Inspires Epic Bus Journey

    Think of it as a guidebook...‚ÄčIn 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Ugly Thanksgiving Sweaters: Tonight Is Your Last Chance to Find Them on eBay

    ‚ÄčThe 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 >>

  • News

    June 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    San Francisco to Los Angeles on Public Transportation: Maps, Pictures, Insanity

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Starbelly Fires Up the Patio Heaters for Family-Style Picnics

    Lou Bustamante​Starbelly 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Starbelly's Patio Picnic Tuesdays Start Tonight

    Tamara Palmer​Starbelly'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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Chronic City: Dispensary Ban -- Hey, Goleta, Nice Job Helping Patients!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Drink of The Week: La Mar Cebicheria Peruana's Santa Maria

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Last Night: The State Reunion at SF Sketchfest

      (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 >>

  • News

    October 1, 2008

    The Rise and Fall of the Monster

    Gay porn star Michael Brandon goes from meth addict to antidrug poster boy and, tragically, back to meth addict.

  • Music

    February 15, 2006

    Very Bad Things

    Bouncer contemplates the worst thing she's ever done at the Eagle Tavern

  • Calendar

    October 26, 2005
  • News

    March 9, 2005

    Pop Goes the Pop King

    Or is Michael Jackson simply misunderstood? Take quiz, find out.

  • Calendar

    October 27, 2004

    Scary Affairs

    A frightening array of the scariest parties on S.F.'s biggest holiday

  • News

    April 16, 2003

    Culture Klatsch

    When the Burning Man folks met the Air Force guys, the desert camping tips flew

  • News

    May 8, 2002

    The Perfect Crime

    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.

  • Music

    April 17, 2002

    The Music Man

    Beatboxer Yuri Lane sets the San Francisco story to music, using the only equipment he needs: his mouth

  • Calendar

    October 24, 2001

    Trick Or Treat

    A Listing of Halloween Events

  • Dining

    June 9, 1999
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