Name: SmartGuy Records
Owner: Jerry Connolly
Headquarters: Jerry's apartment, Mission District, San Francisco.
Label one-sheet: SmartGuy is an independent record label founded in 1997 with the sole intention of releasing one Billy Childish single. Since its chance beginnings, Smart ... More >>
Many a cat owner has come off as foolish when claiming her or she knows what his or her kitties desire. But litigation is usually avoided. That's not the case with Oakland-based Clorox, maker of Fresh Step kitty litter. Commercials in which the company implied that cats actually prefer their product ... More >>
Clorox Girls at the Hemlock on Saturday. All pics by Romana MachadoClorox Girls, Cigarette Bums, Midnight Snaxxx, Mermaid Bones
February 19, 2011
@ Hemlock Tavern
Better than: Getting knifed in Echo Park.
Punk rock presents a certain physical hazard, or so I keep telling the pretty lady who tak ... More >>
The Saturday after next, Critter Salon, a science-friendly food and culture salon that has organized insect tastings and still-making workshops, is holding a Mother Culture Exchange. Now rebranded for commercial consumption as "probiotics," home-cultured foods are the urban homesteader project du ... More >>
Somewhere, in his personal Fortress of Ultimate Darkness, the Outhouse Arsonist has to be burning up. His -- and we're assuming this one is a man, sorry -- little crusade to protest rampant construction in well-heeled Russian Hill/protest consumerism/kick sand in the face of capitalist society/burn ... More >>
As if the Case of the Porta-Potty Arsonist couldn't get any stranger, Clorox Co. -- yes, the Oakland-based maker of chemical cleaning supplies -- is now sponsoring a $5,000 reward for tips leading to the potty flamer's arrest, according to the Associated Press.
Is this ... More >>
The enforcement of drug laws should be less hurtful than the dangers inherent in drug use itself, say the "harm reductionists" at Prevention Point, who practice what they preach by distributing 1.5 million needles to the city's drug users.