Cliff Samaniego

SF Station Writer

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By Cliff Samaniego (Nov 01, 2003)
Days 'til Christmas are winding down and I have a strange recommendation for last minute shoppers: drive to your local San Francisco mall. When push comes to shove, shopping malls are the last place where you'd like to be during the holiday crunch, however, everyone could use a personal touch to their holiday gifts. Why not complement your Christmas presents to loved ones with a personalized photo of yourself with Santa Claus? More »
By Cliff Samaniego (Oct 01, 2003)
Thanksgiving is a time of culinary transformation. Weeks are spent gathering details for the gluttony ripening in our kitchens. While you're scratching your head and waiting for Aunt Betty and cousin Johnny to reply to their tardy e-vite, three stores will help boost your culinary ego. Cookin' Recycled Gourmet Appurtenances, Economy Restaurant Fixtures, and Kamei Restaurant Supply will elevate you from doughboy to professional chef. More »
By Cliff Samaniego (Feb 25, 2003)
Despite acceptance in today's popular media, The Roots have taken the path less traveled. Do You Want More?!?, Illadelph Halflife, and Things Fall Apart gained positive head nods from hip-hop enthusiasts and music critics alike, but surprisingly multi-platinum success hasn't been within their grasp. More »
The new kings of downtempo
By Cliff Samaniego (Dec 16, 2003)
Sometimes a beat, a rhyme, or a head nod come from Simple Things. Producers Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker are no strangers to breaking down music to its basic roots. Both are the masterminds behind the organic downbeat band Zero-7 (named after a nightclub in Honduras). Their heavy hands deep in soul and hip hop have shaped their sound and popularity among cross genre listeners. More »
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