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  • This Week In Live Music: Theophilus London, Lucinda Williams, and More

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    Chris Trenchard
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Noise Pop 2015 has wrapped and you’re exhausted and broke and nearly deaf, but you should consider pushing your luck with these irresistible shows... Tuesday: Theophilus London at The Independent Kanye West’s latest pet project goes by the already-known name and proven quantity, Theophilus London. West is the executive producer on London’s sophomore album, Vibes!, and even appears on the album in some choice vocal spots. But this goes beyond West’s Midas touch; the album has already earned heaps of praise — for example, the Boston Globe says, “his second album is…
  • Go Do This Thing: Benefit Tuesday in Support of Local DJ Risk One, Diagnosed With Cancer

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    Christina Li
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    San Francisco’s nightlife community was hit with sobering news in February, when DJ Marques Lewis, aka Risk One, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of bladder cancer. Affecting less than 2 percent of bladder cancer patients in the U.S., Adenocarcinoma typically occurs in men over 60, thus making the otherwise healthy 32-year-old Risk One’s diagnosis extremely unusual.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • LAPD Shooting Could Be New Front in Body Cam Debate

    NBC News Top Stories
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Los Angeles police were months into a pilot body camera program when officers shot and killed a robbery suspect on skid row on Sunday.
  • On The NCAA Bubble, Stanford Drops A Costly Game At Home To Oregon

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    2 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    By Sam McPherson The Stanford Cardinal lost to the Oregon Ducks, 73-70, Sunday night at Maples Pavilion in men’s basketball to see their record fall to 18-10 with just two games left in conference play. The team will travel to Arizona later this week to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday night and the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday afternoon in its attempt to secure a .500-plus league record. Overall, the Cardinal (18-10 overall, 9-7 in the Pac-12) look like strong contenders for an NCAA Tournament bid, based on its solid RPI mark (51, before the loss to the surging Ducks)…
  • Powermat Wireless Charging to Be Embedded in the Samsung Galaxy s6 - PR Newswire (press release)

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    1 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    PR Newswire (press release)Powermat Wireless Charging to Be Embedded in the Samsung Galaxy s6PR Newswire (press release)SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Powermat Technologies today announced a strategic collaboration with Samsung on wireless power technologies, to optimize Samsung devices for the fast-growing Powermat Network. The first fruit of this ...and more »
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  • This Week In Live Music: Theophilus London, Lucinda Williams, and More

    Chris Trenchard
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Noise Pop 2015 has wrapped and you’re exhausted and broke and nearly deaf, but you should consider pushing your luck with these irresistible shows... Tuesday: Theophilus London at The Independent Kanye West’s latest pet project goes by the already-known name and proven quantity, Theophilus London. West is the executive producer on London’s sophomore album, Vibes!, and even appears on the album in some choice vocal spots. But this goes beyond West’s Midas touch; the album has already earned heaps of praise — for example, the Boston Globe says, “his second album is…
  • 4 Bay Area Power Couples Reveal Their Secrets to Long-Lasting Love

    Leilani Marie Labong
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Four enamored Bay Area power couples play our version of the Newlywed Game to reveal how they win at love. THE BOSSES  Anna Weinberg, 37 + James Nicholas, 40; Owners of Big Night Restaurant Group Couple since: 2004 First impressions: AW: We met on a blind date in New York, where I was living at the time. I thought, “He’s so cute, so sweet, but why the fuck does he have to live in San Francisco?” JN: I met her and I thought, “I’m going to take the next two weeks off.” And I did. When did you know you were in…
  • Can the Tenderloin Change for the Better?

    Brock Keeling
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Before I cleaned up my act, the most time I spent in the Tenderloin was walking into, and stumbling out of, Aunt Charlie’s Lounge, the neighborhood’s drag-themed dive bar. Although I’ve survived a couple of physical altercations on these infamously colorful streets, living here has also been a bit of a pipe dream. The gorgeous historic apartment buildings, the unrestrained joie de vivre, close proximity to Union Square, public transit at a whim—it all comes together for a highly intoxicating siren song. But now, the TL is cleaning up its act, too. Apparently, others see my vision, and…
  • A Modern Guide to Calistoga

    Leilani Marie Labong
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    The natural volcanic hot springs in Calistoga were originally discovered by the Wappo tribe more than 500 years ago; their rumored healing powers remain a draw today, along with venerable wineries, classy eateries, and luxury resorts. Knowing this, we have just two words to describe this gem of a town: Napa, who?PLAY: Robert Louis Stevenson State Park (pictured above) Stevenson, the Scottish author of Treasure Island, “summered” in Calistoga with his wife Fanny in 1880; the pair was drawn to its climate, legendary waters, and budding wineries (Schramsberg was a favorite).
  • 10 Questions for Melissa Perello, Chef-Owner at Frances and Octavia

    Brock Keeling
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Melissa Perello, Michelin-starred chef of Frances, is poised to reinvent her quaint neighborhood restaurant concept on a larger scale in Pac Heights. Perello will open the 54-seat Octavia this April in the former Baker & Banker space, where she’ll plate her trademark heartfelt dishes of fresh provisions from local farmers and fisherman, with hearty Josey Baker breads on the side. We asked the noted chef to share with us her thoughts on food trends (good and bad), last meals, junk food, and more. 1. When did you know you wanted to be a chef? I grew up in New Jersey, but every…
 
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  • Go Do This Thing: Benefit Tuesday in Support of Local DJ Risk One, Diagnosed With Cancer

    Christina Li
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    San Francisco’s nightlife community was hit with sobering news in February, when DJ Marques Lewis, aka Risk One, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of bladder cancer. Affecting less than 2 percent of bladder cancer patients in the U.S., Adenocarcinoma typically occurs in men over 60, thus making the otherwise healthy 32-year-old Risk One’s diagnosis extremely unusual.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • ISIS Threatens to Kill Twitter Employees

    Erin Sherbert
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    We read disturbing news this weekend that  ISIS supporters are now targeting the Bay Area, calling on terrorists to kill Twitter employees who have been blocking the  jihadist group's social media accounts.  Buzzfeed first reported the news, saying that ISIS specifically called out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, saying “your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you,” according to an online post addressed to the San Francisco-based CEO.  The news site notes that the threat was accompanied by a digitally altered image of Dorsey in the cross sights of a gun. Twitter has been quick to…
  • Worker/Parasite on OPD Helicopters, Role-Playing Games, and the Importance of Visual Art

    Tony Ware
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Oakland tech-house producer Ben Versluis has been working under the moniker Worker/Parasite since 2010, sequencing systolic cadences, squelches, inversions and fibrillations into insistent robofunk. His serrated, driving, live-to-tape aesthetic balances gritty naïveté with graphic precision.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Angry San Franciscan Writes Very Rude Note to Homeless Guy

    Erin Sherbert
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:41 pm
    It's as hard to find parking as it is to find housing in San Francisco. So it's hard to blame those unfortunate folks who resort to taking up housing in an open parking spot.  But that's just us.  This person, on the other hand, does mind.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • SFPD Negotiating With Barricaded Person Near Mission Bay

    Erin Sherbert
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:04 pm
    We are getting word that San Francisco police are at King and Fourth Streets where they're trying to negotiate with a person who is barricaded inside a building.  Officer Grace Gatpandan tells us it's an attempted suicide. She had no further details at this time, but police warned that traffic was definitely being affected.  … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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  • On The NCAA Bubble, Stanford Drops A Costly Game At Home To Oregon

    cbsexaminer
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    By Sam McPherson The Stanford Cardinal lost to the Oregon Ducks, 73-70, Sunday night at Maples Pavilion in men’s basketball to see their record fall to 18-10 with just two games left in conference play. The team will travel to Arizona later this week to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils on Thursday night and the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday afternoon in its attempt to secure a .500-plus league record. Overall, the Cardinal (18-10 overall, 9-7 in the Pac-12) look like strong contenders for an NCAA Tournament bid, based on its solid RPI mark (51, before the loss to the surging Ducks)…
  • California Golden Bears Looking For An Arizona Sweep This Week

    cbsexaminer
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    By Sam McPherson The California Golden Bears men’s basketball team has had an uneven season, but they have a chance to make the NCAA Tournament later this month if they can pull it together and rattle off a string of victories in the next two weeks. The odds aren’t in their favor, but crazier things have happened in the history of college basketball. Cal is 17-12 right now, and the team has road dates this week in Arizona: Thursday night against the Wildcats and Saturday morning against the Sun Devils. If the Bears can manage to win both those games—and it won’t be…
  • 18 Epic Sunset Photos From Saturday’s Bay Area Storm

    njones
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Mother Nature set the stage for a spectacular stormy performance Saturday night complete with hail, lightning and double rainbows just as the sun was going down. From the South to North Bay, the sunset reflected on storm clouds caught people’s eyes the most. According to Data Minr, 66.8 people per minute were tweeting about the sunset on Saturday night in between 6:08 and 6:15 p.m. Beautiful shot of storm & sunset earlier this evening over San Francisco http://t.co/CsTpOutS9X #cawx pic.twitter.com/gflrHx201f — Jacob DeFlitch (@WxDeFlitch) March…
  • Powerball Ticket Purchased In East Bay Worth Over $1 Million

    njones
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    CONCORD (CBS SF) — A Powerball ticket purchased in Concord is worth more than $1 million after Saturday’s drawing, California Lottery officials said. The ticket, sold at Monument Wines & Spirits at 2250 Monument Blvd., is worth $1,021,713 after matching the numbers 25, 28, 11, 17 and 46, missing only the Powerball number 12. The retailer will receive a bonus of $5,108.56, one-half of 1 percent of the prize, for selling the winning ticket, lottery officials said. The holder of the winning ticket is encouraged to sign it, keep it in a safe place and visit a lottery district…
  • Packers Cornerback Jarrett Bush Stopped For Public Drunkenness In Vacaville

    bdisbrow
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    VACAVILLE (CBS SF) – Green Bay Packers cornerback Jarrett Bush was detained early Sunday morning in Downtown Vacaville for public intoxication. Bush was placed in a detention hold and then released after he was stopped at 21 Town Square. Vacaville police say he was held, but not actually arrested, for disorderly conduct associated with alcohol. Bush, 30, was born in Vacaville and attended Will C. Wood High School. He still lives there, according to his Green Bay Packers bio. Bush has played for the Packers since 2006 and serves as their special teams captain.
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  • Powermat Wireless Charging to Be Embedded in the Samsung Galaxy s6 - PR Newswire (press release)

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    PR Newswire (press release)Powermat Wireless Charging to Be Embedded in the Samsung Galaxy s6PR Newswire (press release)SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Powermat Technologies today announced a strategic collaboration with Samsung on wireless power technologies, to optimize Samsung devices for the fast-growing Powermat Network. The first fruit of this ...and more »
  • How to end child poverty in America - CNN

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:24 pm
    CNNHow to end child poverty in AmericaCNNThere, I found children living in tents, homeless shelters -- even a garage, which I found particularly ironic given that Google and Apple link their company origins to garages in this valley south of San Francisco. Instead of going on about all that's and more »
  • Silicon Valley Shuttle Drivers Vote to Join Union - New York Times (blog)

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:04 am
    New York Times (blog)Silicon Valley Shuttle Drivers Vote to Join UnionNew York Times (blog)The tech buses have become a symbol of the San Francisco Bay Area's changing economy. More tech workers are choosing to live in urban areas like San Francisco and commute to suburban corporate campuses 30 or even 60 miles away. That has created ...and more »
  • Denver matches San Francisco for highest inflation rate in 2014 - The Denver Post

    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Denver matches San Francisco for highest inflation rate in 2014The Denver PostThe Denver-Boulder-Greeley area tied the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose region and Houston for the biggest jump in consumer inflation among the country's large metro areas last year, according to a report Thursday from the U.S. Bureau of Labor ...
  • Watch Tech's Takeover of San Francisco's Office Space In This Visualization - TechCrunch

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:36 pm
    Watch Tech's Takeover of San Francisco's Office Space In This VisualizationTechCrunchHere's a visualization of all the major commercial real estate deals involving the tech industry and San Francisco's SOMA district over the past three years, thanks to Stamen Design and broker Kalin Kelly, who finds space on behalf of tech companies
 
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  • City College Rams defeat Las Positas College 79-69

    Khaled Sayed
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:15 pm
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  • Swimming CSM Foothill Chabot

    Khaled Sayed
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
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  • City College women’s basketball wins 79-51 against Ohlone College Feb. 13

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    19 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
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  • Displaced Mission residents gather belongings

    Khaled Sayed
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Photo story by Bridgid Skiba contributor to The Guardsman The day after a four alarm fire burned a three story building on the corner of 22nd and Mis- sion streets, residents patiently waited to be escorted one at-a-time back into the building in order to gather any belongings they could salvage from the rubble. Residents were provided black plastic trash bags to collect what they could from their apartments. It wasn’t until after leaving their destroyed homes with their entire lives in trash bags that the residents felt reality set in. Residents were given a white hard hat and trash bags…
  • The Mission District’s untold stories

    Khaled Sayed
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:55 pm
    (L-R) Producer Lou Dematteis, Production Designer Rene Yanez and Producer/Director Dante Betteo during a Q&A session after the 2 p.m. screening of The Other Barrio on at Brava Theater, Sunday, Feb. 8. (Photo by Nathaniel Y. Downes) By Patrick Cochran  the guardsman In his directorial debut, Dante Betteo tells the story of the Mission neighborhood and the gentrification underway there, weaving together a tale that feels a lot like a film noir with all the twists and turns you’d expected from that classic genre. The story that the “Other Barrio” seeks to tell is relevant and in an…
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  • New law requires deeds to show more information on real estate sales

    Ben van der Meer
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    A change in state law is making it easier to find out how much money is involved in big real estate deals. But for many who buy and sell those properties, it's not a welcome development. Assembly Bill 1888, which took effect Jan. 1, changed how county recorders list a property sale. It requires every recorded deed to specify the transfer tax paid on the sale. Because the transfer tax is based on a percentage of the sale amount, anyone who sees the deed can easily determine how much the property…
  • ISIS puts target on Twitter and Jack Dorsey

    J Jennings Moss
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    T he terrorist group ISIS has made use of social networks like Twitter to expand its reach, attract new recruits and publicize its attacks. But after Twitter sought to block ISIS accounts, the terrorists found a new target — Twitter and its executives. "Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you," read a post that was addressed to Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. The post, first reported by BuzzFeed, was in Arabic and had an image of Dorsey's face in the middle of the crosshairs of a gun. "You…
  • Home of the Day: Exceptional Hayes Valley Condominium Available for Rent

    <strong><a href="/sanfrancisco/resources/real-estate/home-of-the-day/pacific-union">Pacific Union and Christie's International</a></strong>
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    By Nina Hatvany, Luxury Property Specialist Home of the Day is presented by the San Francisco Business Times with Pacific Union and Christie's International. This is your invitation to view some of San Francisco's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look around. Click on the gallery image to view today's featured property. 8 Octavia Street #805, San Francisco, CA 94110 | $11,000 Prominently situated at the entrance of the desirable Hayes Valley neighborhood, 8 Octavia marks the new…
  • Hewlett Packard acquires wireless-networking firm Aruba Networks for $2.7B

    Gina Hall
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    Hewlett-Packard acquired wireless-networking company Aruba Networks on Monday in a deal valued at $2.7 billion. The deal will expand HP's presence in the mobile market, supporting faster speeds and access to cloud applications. Each company's board of directors has approved the deal. "By combining Aruba's world-class wireless mobility solutions with HP's leading switching portfolio, HP will offer the simplest, most secure networking solutions to help enterprises easily deploy next-generation mobile…
  • Kleiner sexism trial: Exec defends promotion strategy, saying few make senior partner

    Cromwell Schubarth
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    Practically no junior partners at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers have been made senior partners at the firm, a top partner there testified in a sex bias trial on Friday. Only three made the jump in the Menlo Park firm's first 30 years, USA Today reported that Ted Schlein told jurors in the trial brought by former junior partner Ellen Pao. They were John Doerr, who was promoted in 1992, Joseph Lacob in 1992 and Doug Mackenzie in 1994. Most junior partners stay on at Kleiner Perkins for three…
 
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  • Airport Growth: Mayor Announces Record Passenger Traffic at SFO

    SFEditor
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that a new all-time record for passenger traffic with a total of 47.2 million passengers traveling through the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) was set in 2014. “As one of the fastest-growing airports in the United States, SFO has set a new all-time record for passenger traffic, solidifying San Francisco’s status as a world class destination for business travelers and visitors,” said Mayor Lee. “As a gateway that connects our diverse City to the rest of the world, SFO is a powerful economic engine for our City and the region, providing a…
  • Street Safety: Mayor Launches Large Vehicle Training Program

    SFEditor
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Today Mayor Edwin M. Lee joined by District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, the California Trucking Association, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and San Francisco Public Works, announced a Two-Year Vision Zero Action Strategy to help the City meet its goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities by 2024. The Mayor also launched a new large vehicle safety training program, designed for professional drivers, to increase safety on San Francisco streets. “The Vision Zero Action Strategy will guide our work over the next two years to ensure that our City’s streets are safe for…
  • Homeless Programs: Mayor Announces $25 Million HUD Grants

    SFEditor
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded San Francisco $25.6 million in HUD’s Continuum of Care grants to fund 60 San Francisco-based organizations and a variety of housing and services including transitional and permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing, street outreach, client assessment, and other services for families, victims of domestic violence, youth, and homeless veterans. “These HUD grants help us serve the most vulnerable in our City,” said Mayor Lee. “By linking those who are homeless, including veterans and…
  • Green Living: Mayor Announces City Exceeds Emission Reduction Goals

    SFEditor
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board President London Breed today announced that San Francisco greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 were 23 percent below 1990 levels and the City is on track to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent and 40 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2017 and 2025, respectively. “Once again, San Francisco is proving that fighting climate change and growing a thriving economy can go hand-in-hand,” said Mayor Lee. “While Republicans in Washington deny the reality of climate change and delay action, San Francisco is leading the way to a sustainable future with…
  • State of City: Mayor Lee Outlines Prosperity Agenda

    SFEditor
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Mayor Edwin M. Lee today delivered his 2015 State of the City address at the recently completed Phase One expansion site of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market - the first new Production, Distribution, and Repair (PDR) space in San Francisco in more than a decade in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. Joined by civic, labor, business and community leaders, Mayor Lee outlined his goal of shared prosperity through his Affordability Directives with the City’s investments in housing, education, transportation, women’s empowerment and anti-poverty in his third State of the City…
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  • Giants early spring analysis: Everything as expected

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:27 pm
    The Giant' full squad has been in town a few days now and has gone through some workouts together, and just as many expected, there's hardly any news or anything crazy to report on thus far.One of the most stable, most professional clubhouses in all of baseball has shown up for work and they look like they're focused on not falling off after another championship. Just as they always tend to be in Spring Training under Bruce Bochy, things have been calm, cool and collected and there's really been nothing but good news to report so far. Of which, one of the most important is the health of…
  • Giants third tittle defense unofficially begins

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:44 pm
    The road to the 2015 Major League Baseball has kicked off, as the reigning World Series champions just went through their first pitcher and catcher workout yesterday. The first full-squad workout is just around the corner too with all positional players due in Scottsdale Monday, then their first full-squad workout scheduled for Tuesday.Alas, although the regular season is still 6 weeks out and spring training games are still a couple weeks away, we'll finally have some on-field baseball stuff to talk about moving forward. Obviously the two big pieces of news early on in regards to the Giants…
  • Changes aplenty in the NL West

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:07 pm
    After their last two World Series Championships, the Giants suffered major meltdowns in the following seasons (2011 and 2013). They're completely aware of this, and although they didn't make any earth shattering moves in replacing Michael Morse and Pablo Sandoval, they feel like they're in good shape heading into spring training, which kicks off this week.Giants' pitchers and catchers just arrived in Scottsdale with their first workout scheduled for tomorrow morning. The positional players won't be too far behind, as they report on the 23rd with the first full-squad workout scheduled for the…
  • GBB's 2015 Giants Top-10 Prospects, Plus Extras

    13 Feb 2015 | 12:18 am
    With spring training just days from kick-starting, I definitely wanted to get out our version of the Giants top-10 prospect list.Now, since Joe Panik has a starting job and has exceeded his rookie requirements obviously I'm not going to include him in the list. I will, however, include Andrew Susac since he's still yet to exceed rookie status and is not a lock to make the 25-man out of spring1. Andrew Susac, C: So with the above mentioned, you kinda had to see this one coming. Susac has the upper hand here because he's shown in brief, but clutch, situations that he's capable of being a plus…
  • Vogelsong last piece to 2015 roster?

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:22 pm
    On Friday, the Giants completed what very well may have been their last major league free-agent signing of the offseason, returning free agent right-handed Ryan Vogelsong to the Bay Area for one more season on a $4M deal.Now, it was quite a change of events over that 72-hour period last weekend. There were multiple sources that had Vogey just inches from inking in Houston with him making the trip out there and spending significant time with Astros' brass. Instead, the Giants persuaded Vogey back with a base salary of $4M that will keep the 37 year-old in 2015. Right now, however, it's…
 
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  • Giants spring notes: Brandon Belt combats one shift, embraces another

    Andrew Baggarly
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:04 pm
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Brandon Belt never intended to be the poster boy. His goal wasn’t to inspire an offensive trend or be held up to the light. He didn’t bunt for a single in Game 4 of the World Series… Continue Reading →   [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Giants spring notes: Posey gets the best of Bumgarner, Cain’s debut pushed back, etc.

    Andrew Baggarly
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Buster Posey waited at his locker with an ear-to-ear grin. It’s safe to say he’s never been so eager to talk to the media. “Oh there’s been a lot of trash talking leading up to that, on both sides,” said… Continue Reading →   [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Giants spring notes: Duffy’s loyalties go from Orange County to just orange, Okert impresses, etc.

    Andrew Baggarly
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Matt Duffy is wearing a Giants uniform now. He knows he probably shouldn’t say anything. But he’s too honest for plausible deniability. It’s true. Last October wasn’t the first time that Duffy saw the Giants play a World Series game… Continue Reading →   [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Giants spring notes: Bumgarner and Pence square off, Casilla gets a scare, etc.

    Andrew Baggarly
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Casey McGehee liked what he was seeing. He loved what he was hearing. It was the first day of live batting practice Thursday morning, which is always a fun occasion at Scottsdale Stadium – and not just because it’s the… Continue Reading →   [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Giants spring notes: Pence (of course) delivers keynote address, Bochy mulls leadoff change

    Andrew Baggarly
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Chris Stratton is like many other minor league players in their first big league camp with the Giants. He felt intimidated when he first walked into a clubhouse populated by Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey and Matt Cain. Then Hunter Pence,… Continue Reading →   [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 2015 Major League Baseball Predictions

    Brett Malamud
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:37 am
    With 40 days until Opening Day, take a look at our season predictions: (*) = 1st Wild Card Team (**) = 2nd Wild Card Team American League East: Place Brett Malamud’s Pick Alex Horowitz’s Pick 1 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox 2 Toronto Blue Jays Baltimore Orioles 3 New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays 4 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays 5 Baltimore Orioles New York Yankees   American League Central: Place Brett Malamud’s Pick Alex Horowitz’s Pick 1 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians 2 Detroit Tigers* Kansas City Royals** 3 Kansas City Royals Chicago White Sox 4 Chicago…
  • Giants Manager Bochy Returns To Camp After Heart Procedure

    samatcbs
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    By DON KETCHUM Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Bruce Bochy watched Giants pitchers and catchers while a song by Waylon Jennings wafted over the sound system at Scottsdale Stadium. All was OK for the San Francisco manager. Bochy rejoined the World Series champions Sunday, three days after having a heart procedure. “I couldn’t feel any better,” Bochy said. “I am grateful for the doctors and want to thank all the well-wishers who sent me messages.” The 59-year-old Bochy had two stents placed near his heart on Thursday night. Doctors had told Bochy to stay…
  • SFG: San Francisco Giants 2015 Stat Projections: Offense

    maggiepilloton
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:11 am
    Jun 13, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence (center) is greet
  • “65Mustangs” Build a Better Bullpen: 2015 RELIEF PITCHER RANKINGS (51-75)

    Joe Iannone
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
    Well, it’s a good thing we’re going deep into the Relief Pitcher rankings this week as w
  • Live Music in Scottsdale, Arizona.

    luceycp93
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:15 pm
    After all the activity and excitment of the day’s events has ended why not head down to one of the many bars and showrooms that offer live music within 5 miles of the Scottsdale Stadium! While it may not be the first choice for many major tours, the music scene in Scottsdale is alive and thriving. If you’re looking for a classic venue where you can see artists, such as Rubblebucket and Vacartioner, you can head on over to Pub Rock. It can hold 350 people and is usually filled with students from Arizona State University, which is located ten minutes away. If you’re more…
 
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  • NFL draft watch: Needs that teams should pass on in Round 1 (Shutdown Corner)

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
    It’s time to revive the need-vs.-BPA (best player available) debate, with an eye on this year’s draft. I was stunned at how many comments, Twitter remarks and emails I got after my post-combine mock draft that were something along the lines of “[insert their favorite team] won’t do that … they have bigger needs.” Knowing that my mock will be torn to shreds after the first round of free agency, I won’t defend the picks — but rather my method. Think of it this way: If you were to go back and do a redraft from three, four, seven, heck, 10 years ago, what are you going to do?
  • Agent: DT Ricky Jean-Francois agrees to deal with Redskins (The Associated Press)

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:27 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois agreed to a $9 million, three-year contract with the Washington Redskins that includes $4 million in guaranteed money, according to his agent.
  • Playoff hero, dancing star Jacoby Jones cut by Ravens (Shutdown Corner)

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    They'll always remember Jacoby Jones in Baltimore. Jones was cut on Wednesday, the team announced. He vanished from the offense and was used mostly as a returner, although he was good in that role. The Ravens didn't need the 30-year-old receiver anymore, less than a year after signing a four-year, $12 million deal. He'll leave a special place in franchise history. Jones was one of the Ravens' playoff heroes at the end of the 2012 season, making a trio of huge plays including one of the most famous catches in NFL history. Jones and Joe Flacco hooked up for a 70-yard touchdown to tie a…
  • Aussie rugby leaguer Hayne looks like Lion rusher (AFP)

    24 Feb 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Australian Rugby League standout Jarryd Hayne could be taking his talents to the National Football League's Detroit Lions, with reports saying he will sign with the US club this week. From the NFL's website to the Mlive site for a Michigan regional newspaper group on Tuesday, reports said the 27-year-old Parramatta Eels playmaker will join the Lions as a running back and potentially a kick returner as well. Hayne, who shared National Rugby League Player of the Year honors this season with Johnathan Thurston of the North Queensland Cowboys, said last October he would leave rugby league to…
  • NFL mock draft: Projecting the first two rounds after the combine (Shutdown Corner)

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
    Connecting the dots on a mock draft three weeks before the start of free agency proves to be difficult, especially with more health and workout information needed on a few key injured draft prospects. But we’ll take a crack with the NFL scouting combine in the rearview mirror and the bulk of the draft information in the tank. Here’s how we think the first two rounds looks as things stand now. 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  — Florida State QB Jameis Winston Head coach Lovie Smith says he’s OK with Winston’s character, which would be the only real roadblock to welcoming him in the…
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  • 2015 Coach/G.M. Combine interview list

    Mike Wilkening
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:52 pm
    The following coaches and team executives are scheduled to address the media at the 2015 NFL Scoutin
  • Pre-Combine Thoughts: The Redskins and the 2015 NFL Draft

    Rajan N.
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:35 am
    A couple of early, Pre-Combine thoughts on what the Washington Redskins could (and should) do with t
  • 2015 NFL Team Needs By Division - NFC West

    Adam Baliatico
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    The NFL Off Season is officially in full swing now, with the NFL Combine beginning today. We are in the midst of providing our readers with a list of every team in the NFL’s positional needs entering the off season. We have compiled all of these posts on our NFL Team Needs Page. Today, we will check out arguably the best division in football, the NFC West, which features the two time defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks. Before the jump we will take a look at the Rams team needs, followed by the 49ers, Cardinals, and Seahawks after the jump. St. Louis Rams – Quarterback,…
  • Look Who Is On The Cover of IMG!

    Royal Coach Tours
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Royal Coach Tours is featured in this months issue of International Motorcoach Group’s magazine. #IMG #royalcoachtours #presidentialcoach 37.338208 -121.886329
  • The 49ers continue to show that the organization is a huge mess

    Chris Kirschner
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    After Jim Harbaugh exposed the truth with his departure from the 49ers by saying his exit wasn’t really a mutual decision as the team said it was, another report has come out that makes the team look even worse than before. The 49ers organization wanted to name previous Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase their head coach, but that fell through, according to the San Jose Mercury News’ Tim Kawakami. Reportedly, general manager Trent Baalke gave Gase an ultimatum. Gase was allowed to list his prospective coaching staff, but there was one problem. He did not list Jim…
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  • Gore and Freeney: Veteran free agents who still have something to offer

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    Football demands youth spread throughout every roster, because older bodies have endured more punishment, and could break easily. This is not revolutionary thinking, but the salary cap dictates that finding veterans to plug into a specific role is a necessary front-office skill. It separates championship-caliber general managers from the rest. Aging yet still useful talent is also often cheap talent. That’s why as the market gets set to open it’s important not to overlook potential veteran gems who could be snatched for a far lower price than their position peers. With that in mind,…
  • Gore and Freeney: Veteran free agents who still have something to offer

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    Football demands youth spread throughout every roster, because older bodies have endured more punishment, and could break easily. This is not revolutionary thinking, but the salary cap dictates that finding veterans to plug into a specific role is a necessary front-office skill. It separates championship-caliber general managers from the rest. Aging yet still useful talent is also often cheap talent. That’s why as the market gets set to open it’s important not to overlook potential veteran gems who could be snatched for a far lower price than their position peers. With that in mind,…
  • Three potential big signings the Steelers could make

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    More so than any other team in the National Football League, the Pittsburgh Steelers have avoided free agency like the plague over the years. When we mean over the years, we are looking back to a time when Barry Bonds was still wearing a Pirates uniform. For the most part, this has been a successful formula for the team. Build through the draft, and supplement in free agency. It’s also a philosophy that some of the top teams around the NFL have utilized in the salary cap era to create sustained on-field success. With an aging roster and holes on both sides of the ball, it’s possible that…
  • San Francisco 49ers: 11 unrestricted free agents

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    NFL unrestricted free agents - 2015 league year and free agency begins March 10 (4 PM ET) An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July. At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of last year's salary), his rights will revert back to his old team. The team then has until the Tuesday after the 10th week of the season to re-sign him. If he's not re-signed, he must sit out the season. Without a tender…
  • 49ers’ Chris Culliver Expected To Be One Of The Most Sought After CBs In Free Agency

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    According to Dianna Marie Russini, 49ers free agent CB Chris Culliver will be one of the “most sought after” cornerbacks on the market this offseason. Russini anticipates him securing a “big time” contract after a number of teams have him graded highly. This fits with a previous report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, who mentioned that there could be ... The post 49ers’ Chris Culliver Expected To Be One Of The Most Sought After CBs In Free Agency appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
 
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  • Guide to San Francisco Museums

    sanfrancisco.guide@about.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    Alphabetical directory of San Francisco museums. Museums range from the small and specialized, like MoAD, to the larger and better known venues such as the de Young and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This list also includes several museums outside San Francisco in the Bay Area.
  • Best San Francisco Attractions

    sanfrancisco.guide@about.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    A guide to favorite attractions in San Francisco. The attractions include landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge as well as San Francisco's historical sites and traditional visitor destinations.
  • Things to Do and See Throughout the SF Bay Area...

    sanfrancisco.guide@about.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    April 2013 in the San Francisco Bay Area is a whirlwind of activity. Check this events calendar for film and arts festivals, street fairs and more.
  • Plant Zones in the San Francisco Bay Area

    sanfrancisco.guide@about.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    If you're starting a garden and deciding what to grow in it, you may want to find out your plant zone. The USDA and Sunset magazine have different zone systems and maps.
  • Best Cocktails in San Francisco

    sanfrancisco.guide@about.com
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    An initial primer on the best cocktails in San Francisco, with a place to review and add your own.
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  • Go Do This Thing: Benefit Tuesday in Support of Local DJ Risk One, Diagnosed With Cancer

    Christina Li
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    San Francisco’s nightlife community was hit with sobering news in February, when DJ Marques Lewis, aka Risk One, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of bladder cancer. Affecting less than 2 percent of bladder cancer patients in the U.S., Adenocarcinoma typically occurs in men over 60, thus making the otherwise healthy 32-year-old Risk One’s diagnosis extremely unusual.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • ISIS Threatens to Kill Twitter Employees

    Erin Sherbert
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    We read disturbing news this weekend that  ISIS supporters are now targeting the Bay Area, calling on terrorists to kill Twitter employees who have been blocking the  jihadist group's social media accounts.  Buzzfeed first reported the news, saying that ISIS specifically called out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, saying “your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you,” according to an online post addressed to the San Francisco-based CEO.  The news site notes that the threat was accompanied by a digitally altered image of Dorsey in the cross sights of a gun. Twitter has been quick to…
  • Worker/Parasite on OPD Helicopters, Role-Playing Games, and the Importance of Visual Art

    Tony Ware
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Oakland tech-house producer Ben Versluis has been working under the moniker Worker/Parasite since 2010, sequencing systolic cadences, squelches, inversions and fibrillations into insistent robofunk. His serrated, driving, live-to-tape aesthetic balances gritty naïveté with graphic precision.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Angry San Franciscan Writes Very Rude Note to Homeless Guy

    Erin Sherbert
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:41 pm
    It's as hard to find parking as it is to find housing in San Francisco. So it's hard to blame those unfortunate folks who resort to taking up housing in an open parking spot.  But that's just us.  This person, on the other hand, does mind.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • SFPD Negotiating With Barricaded Person Near Mission Bay

    Erin Sherbert
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:04 pm
    We are getting word that San Francisco police are at King and Fourth Streets where they're trying to negotiate with a person who is barricaded inside a building.  Officer Grace Gatpandan tells us it's an attempted suicide. She had no further details at this time, but police warned that traffic was definitely being affected.  … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
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  • Go Do This Thing: Benefit Tuesday in Support of Local DJ Risk One, Diagnosed With Cancer

    Christina Li
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    San Francisco’s nightlife community was hit with sobering news in February, when DJ Marques Lewis, aka Risk One, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of bladder cancer. Affecting less than 2 percent of bladder cancer patients in the U.S., Adenocarcinoma typically occurs in men over 60, thus making the otherwise healthy 32-year-old Risk One’s diagnosis extremely unusual.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • ISIS Threatens to Kill Twitter Employees

    Erin Sherbert
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    We read disturbing news this weekend that  ISIS supporters are now targeting the Bay Area, calling on terrorists to kill Twitter employees who have been blocking the  jihadist group's social media accounts.  Buzzfeed first reported the news, saying that ISIS specifically called out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, saying “your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you,” according to an online post addressed to the San Francisco-based CEO.  The news site notes that the threat was accompanied by a digitally altered image of Dorsey in the cross sights of a gun. Twitter has been quick to…
  • Worker/Parasite on OPD Helicopters, Role-Playing Games, and the Importance of Visual Art

    Tony Ware
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Oakland tech-house producer Ben Versluis has been working under the moniker Worker/Parasite since 2010, sequencing systolic cadences, squelches, inversions and fibrillations into insistent robofunk. His serrated, driving, live-to-tape aesthetic balances gritty naïveté with graphic precision.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Angry San Franciscan Writes Very Rude Note to Homeless Guy

    Erin Sherbert
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:41 pm
    It's as hard to find parking as it is to find housing in San Francisco. So it's hard to blame those unfortunate folks who resort to taking up housing in an open parking spot.  But that's just us.  This person, on the other hand, does mind.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • SFPD Negotiating With Barricaded Person Near Mission Bay

    Erin Sherbert
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:04 pm
    We are getting word that San Francisco police are at King and Fourth Streets where they're trying to negotiate with a person who is barricaded inside a building.  Officer Grace Gatpandan tells us it's an attempted suicide. She had no further details at this time, but police warned that traffic was definitely being affected.  … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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    San Francisco News and Events | SF Weekly, SF Weekly

  • Go Do This Thing: Benefit Tuesday in Support of Local DJ Risk One, Diagnosed With Cancer

    Christina Li
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    San Francisco’s nightlife community was hit with sobering news in February, when DJ Marques Lewis, aka Risk One, was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of bladder cancer. Affecting less than 2 percent of bladder cancer patients in the U.S., Adenocarcinoma typically occurs in men over 60, thus making the otherwise healthy 32-year-old Risk One’s diagnosis extremely unusual.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • ISIS Threatens to Kill Twitter Employees

    Erin Sherbert
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    We read disturbing news this weekend that  ISIS supporters are now targeting the Bay Area, calling on terrorists to kill Twitter employees who have been blocking the  jihadist group's social media accounts.  Buzzfeed first reported the news, saying that ISIS specifically called out Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, saying “your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you,” according to an online post addressed to the San Francisco-based CEO.  The news site notes that the threat was accompanied by a digitally altered image of Dorsey in the cross sights of a gun. Twitter has been quick to…
  • Worker/Parasite on OPD Helicopters, Role-Playing Games, and the Importance of Visual Art

    Tony Ware
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Oakland tech-house producer Ben Versluis has been working under the moniker Worker/Parasite since 2010, sequencing systolic cadences, squelches, inversions and fibrillations into insistent robofunk. His serrated, driving, live-to-tape aesthetic balances gritty naïveté with graphic precision.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Angry San Franciscan Writes Very Rude Note to Homeless Guy

    Erin Sherbert
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:41 pm
    It's as hard to find parking as it is to find housing in San Francisco. So it's hard to blame those unfortunate folks who resort to taking up housing in an open parking spot.  But that's just us.  This person, on the other hand, does mind.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • SFPD Negotiating With Barricaded Person Near Mission Bay

    Erin Sherbert
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:04 pm
    We are getting word that San Francisco police are at King and Fourth Streets where they're trying to negotiate with a person who is barricaded inside a building.  Officer Grace Gatpandan tells us it's an attempted suicide. She had no further details at this time, but police warned that traffic was definitely being affected.  … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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  • Scott Walker’s latest flub: foreign policy

    Phil
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Take a bit of out-of-control Reagan worship, add some anti-union preoccupation, and throw in a dash of unpreparedness. The result is a presidential hopeful who seems less prepared for the White House with each passing day. Walker contended that “the most significant foreign policy decision of my lifetime” was then-President Ronald Reagan’s move to bust […]
  • PLAYWRIGHTS FOUNDATION and the NATIONAL CENTER FOR NEW PLAYS AT STANFORD 10th Anniversary Rough Readings Series

    Phil
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Erin Bregmanon’s The Lady Onstage, Readings March 9 & 10 Monday, March 9, 7:30pm at ROBLE HALL, STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Tuesday, March 10, 7pm at TIDES THEATRE, SAN FRANCISCO, 533 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 Playwrights Foundation and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford present the Winter/Spring Rough Readings Series, the 10th annual […]
  • The right’s fear of education: What I learned as a (former) conservative military man

    Phil
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    My first college experience was failing half my classes at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 1992. The highlight was getting a “D” in English 101. Like many small town kids, I was overwhelmed and underprepared. I dropped out of UNLV, joined the military and got married. Being a 20-year-old father and “enlisted” man […]
  • San Francisco in the ’90s Wasn’t a Better Era Than Now

    Phil
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    I love San Francisco. This is the only place where I want to live. I’ve had so many discussions about What Is Happening to the Place We Love, though, that I am frayed. I feel loss as the funky bits are swept away, and I’m experiencing culture shock in the city I’ve lived in for almost […]
  • This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage — Now, His State’s Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

    Phil
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:43 am
    The next time your right-wing family member or former high school classmate posts a status update or tweet about how taxing the rich or increasing workers’ wages kills jobs and makes businesses leave the state, I want you to send them this article. When he took office in January of 2011, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton […]
 
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    San Francisco Gay Bars

  • Badlands

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Popular dance/video bar There are 82 reviews:There's only one Badlands (coopscadoop)Great outdoor patio (kastroguy71)Nice (traves)BADLANDS (sho278)DO NOT GO! (willinsf1)Read the full reviews at GayCities San Francisco and see photos, maps and reviews of Badlands and other bars, hotels, events and restaurants
  • Toad Hall

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Video/dance bar with tight-shirt, tight-jean clientele There are 19 reviews:Great Team Makes the Difference (mark.delicio)An more fun and less sloppy version of Badlands (coopscadoop)Great for drunks (JimEther)team sponsor (SF_Spikes_Soccer_Club)Awesome time! (aes92975)Read the full reviews at GayCities San Francisco and see photos, maps and reviews of Toad Hall and other bars, hotels, events and restaurants
  • Q Bar

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Big crowds, theme nights and a hip atmosphere There are 28 reviews:Best bar in Castro for young indie crowd (coopscadoop)small space with a big punch (koreykuhl)Wednesday is the new fun day! (xristod)Wednesdays Are the Night! (rolodj)BootyCall Wednesday Hotspot (tgtimes)Read the full reviews at GayCities San Francisco and see photos, maps and reviews of Q Bar and other bars, hotels, events and restaurants
  • 440 Castro

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:49 pm
    The Castro's neighborhood Levi/leather bar There are 42 reviews:GREAT BEAR BAR (splendabear)Daddys and Bears (MoFo63)Popular Bar in the Castro (scollayunder)My Fav SF bar (DaddyWayne)Great Neighborhood bar. (postcub)Read the full reviews at GayCities San Francisco and see photos, maps and reviews of 440 Castro and other bars, hotels, events and restaurants
  • Powerhouse

    28 Feb 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Cruise bar with dark room and patio There are 32 reviews:Better luck next time? (vstim247)Very Busy and Fun (scollayunder)Down n Dirty Bar (JoeFuentes)they shouldn't be there! (Pancho_Miami)When size matters! (Olivier2012)Read the full reviews at GayCities San Francisco and see photos, maps and reviews of Powerhouse and other bars, hotels, events and restaurants
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    San Francisco Citizen

  • OMG, National Pancake Day is Coming to Your Local IHOP – FREE PANCAKES TUESDAY, March 3, 2015!

    sfcitizen
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    TweetI’ll tell you, the last thing I need is free pancakes, but you, you deserve it. Enjoy: I’ll tell you, I remember the first National Pancake Day. I saw the press release and told my uncle about it. So him and his buddy went to a local IHOP. It went a little something like this: So what would you like?  Short stack. Anything else?  Nope. Anything to drink? Just water, thanks. And then, they hopped on their road bikes and went to next IHOP and then they spent the rest of the day IHOP-hopping for the free pancakes and I think they stopped by a 7-11 for a 99-cent Big Gulp of…
  • Spot San Francisco’s (Former) Constitutional Violation, 1031 Feet Above Sea Level

    sfcitizen
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    TweetThis really stands out to me, perhaps it does to you as well: Of course it’s the giant cross atop Hill Davidson Now I’ll ask you, does crime pay? Or did it pay back in aught-seven, when metal “recyclers” stole the hundred-something pound bronze plaque up there to sell for hundred-something dollars? IDK. Anyway, some people are still mad how the cross and all that land up there got sold for just $26K in a sweetheart deal, but byegones. I never understood how SFGov could have a cross up there when I first moved to town, but now it all seems kosher…
  • Here’s Why the 1960’s are Better Than the 1950’s or the 1970’s: DMV’s “California Legacy License Plate Program”

    sfcitizen
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    TweetHere are the deets from last year about the “California Legacy License Plate Program.” Well, now it’s 2015 and The People Have Spoken – only yellow-on-black, 1960’s-style retro-style license plates will be issued by the DMV, so sorry to you, fans of the 1950’s-style black-on-yellow and 1970’s-style yellow-on-blue plates. You’ll just have to bide your time. Here are all the deets from your California Department of Motor Vehicles: “Legislation introduced the California Legacy License Plate program offering vehicle owners the…
  • FLASHBACK: Watch a Young Jack Bauer Meet with Dennis Hopper in Front of City Lights Bookstore a Quarter-Century Ago

    sfcitizen
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    TweetThe film Flashback had bad reviews for the most part, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying 25 year old footage from a pre-streetscaped,* pre-SFMTA* North Beach: You see, at the beginning Jack Bauer was the uptight one and Dennis Hopper was the hippie – that’s the whole movie. And it’s the later version of Big Audio Dynamite doing the audio – quite bouncy with plenty of orchestra hits and Rolling Stones samples. Oh, and note the old-school MUNI bus at 0:03 in the window reflection… *AND THAT WAS THE WAY WE LIKED IT! “If I do what I wanted I…
  • One Reason Why You Shouldn’t Speak Out Against Any Big Plan the SFMTA Wants To Do: The Risk to Your Yelp Rating

    sfcitizen
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    TweetDrs. Hiura & Hiura Optometrists have done very well on the Yelp, but our ineffective  and meretricious SFMTA’s recent push for the Polk Street Streetscape parking space removal project is not good their business. Not good at all! Check it, from the past few days: So, what will end up happening is your hard-earned, hard-to-get 5 star rating will come down a notch or two, or three, if you sign your John Hancocks to a letter like this – the blowback will be a brace of one star reviews from noncustomers. The Grand Battle of Polk Gulch is well and truly joined. Brace…
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    The Cracker Lady's House

  • Baseball and Mosquitoes

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Baseball and MosquitoesIt was one of those hot dry-your-eyeballs-out kind of days and I was board.  My nine year old mind decided to go visit my friend Rebecca, who lived across town, which in reality was only about four blocks away, but to me seemed quite a distant.  Rebecca was a few years older than me.  She was a sandy-haired Alabama girl with a Southern accent, which made her a weird bird to us Nevada kids.  She was constantly putting on chap stick, because the dry Nevada air caused her lips to chap and split. We became acquainted through our mothers.  My mother…
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    17 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    In remembrance of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, I am re-posting my original story from my November 2009 blog.The Day JFK DiedNovember 22, 1963, Yerington, Nevada     As a sophomore in high school I sat looking at the clock in my English class, when the principle’s voice came over the loud speaker. “We regret to inform you that President Kennedy has been assassinated. School is dismissed. Go home and be with your family.”My mouth dropped; I could not take my eyes off the speaker box that hung over the door. I numbly heard the gasps and cries of my…
  • Poetry: Too and To

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Too and ToToo sick tonight  Too sick to fightToo sick to be right  Too sick to make it to midnight.Too many broken dreams  Too many failed schemesToo many unheard screams  Too many of life’s extremes.Too is abundance, to is towards   Too is my circumference, to is like new cordsToo is heavy, to is free flight.Too will be laid down, to heaven I’ll go tonight.Chere L Brown, Fort Worth, TX, June 3, 2014
  • Poetry: Pills

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    PillsPillsRound solutions To all that illsPills, pills, pillsPillsHard solutionsFor the over the hillPills, pills, pillsPillsScientific solutions Can they save or will they killPills, pills, pillsBy Chere L. Brown, Fort Worth, TX 2012
  • My Couch

    15 Jul 2012 | 9:24 am
    This is the day I spent all day doing nothing on my couch.Oh, I watched a biography on Jamie Foxx and another about John Ritter; I guess that was something.In my mind I stayed busy.I checked my email, read my Google Reader, viewed my Facebook, and watched a half dozen Ted Talks. At different intervals, exhausted from such mental excursion, I took two naps. The only times I left my couch were to go to the bathroom and to warm something in the microwave, which I ate while sitting on my couch. At times my couch is much like an astronaut’s pilot seat.It is very confining, but gives me an…
 
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  • Madonna brings ‘Rebel Heart’ tour to San Jose October 19

    Monica Turner
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    One of the most highly anticipated tours of 2015 touches down in San Jose later this year. Organizers have announced that Madonna will perform at the SAP Center on October 19. The Rebel Heart tour kicks off in Miami, and is scheduled for a total of 35 cities, including New York, Chicago and Montreal, and a series of European dates including Barcelona, London, and Paris. The tour follows the release of Madonna’s 13th studio album, Rebel Heart, which is scheduled for release next week (though several tracks have been previously leaked). Madonna garnered attention recently for a fall at…
  • Last Words from the Ives Quartet (Review)

    Cy Ashley Webb
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    If you’ve seen the Ives Quartet before, you return with certain expectations. Of course there will be Haydn, and of course it will be perfect. As always, the IQ will be relevant, with offerings that ease into whatever larger conversation we seem to be currently having. Their performance of late Haydn and Schubert string quartets seemed to flow logically from András Schiff’s recent performances of Haydn and Schubert late sonatas. Lastly, the IQ can usually be counted on to perform something new that will echo in your ears for months to come. This time the new find for me was a composition…
  • A Post-electric Play: ‘Mr. Burns’ at A.C.T. (Review)

    Cy Ashley Webb
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:05 am
    L to R: Ryan Williams French, Anna Ishida, Nick Gabriel, Kelsey Venter, and Charity Jones defend their base camp in the foothills of post-apocalyptic Northern California in Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play. Houselights don’t gently dim at the outset of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, A.C.T.’s new offering which opened last night. Instead, a spray of sparks plunges you in total darkness before bringing you to the campfire to join other survivors. Once here, you mentally stumble, grasping at straws to determine what just happened, what details are relevant. The cast…
  • And the Best is Last: András Schiff at Davies Symphony Hall

    Cy Ashley Webb
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. When  audience with way too much grey hair springs to its feet for five standing ovations, you know something truly extraordinary has happened. Nobody at Sunday’s concert at Davies Symphony Hall would pick bones with the assertion that András Schiff is the pianistic equivalent of Mick Jagger. Only he’s better than Mick… on so many levels. Sunday’s concert was special because Schiff takes things to such a new level that you hear pieces you thought you knew with new clarity. Sunday’s program was similar to that of Schiff’s concert the week…
  • In Photos: Premiere Napa Valley wine auction

    Loni Stark
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:23 pm
    There will be wine. Over the weekend I headed up to the annual wine auction known as Premiere Napa Valley. Held once again at the iconic Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone, the event is part celebration, part awareness building, and part community bonding. Here’s the Stark Insider photo roundup (see below) — I apologize in advance for being in just about every single photo. The auction that takes place on Saturday afternoon is the heartstone of PNV, with funds benefiting the trade non-profit called Napa Valley Vintners. This year, records were again smashed, with the…
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