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Non-Alcoholic Cocktails on the Rise

Non-Alcoholic Cocktails on the Rise

Good news for those who abstain from alcohol and ladies who are pregnant or nursing – non-alcoholic cocktails are gaining popularity. Maybe now the bartender won’t look at you like you have two heads when you request something sans liquor. The NYT‘s Frank Bruni decided…

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Proposed Circumcision Ban in SF?

Proposed Circumcision Ban in SF?

SFist brings us news this morning that SF-resident Lloyd Schofield is trying to get a city-wide ban on male circumcision. He’s already “on track” to collecting the 7,168 signatures needed for a proposal to get on the ballot. According to SFist, “Schofield has a committee…

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Live Review: The Radio Dept.

Live Review: The Radio Dept.

I’m pretty late to the Radio Dept. train. Since 2003, The Swedish indie pop trio has released three studio records, four EPs and, just last month, a singles compilation of dreamy, shoegaze-y, electronic goodness from the past eight years. I’ve been enamored of that other…

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James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced

James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced

San Francisco is once again well-represented, as the semifinalists have been named for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards. A list of finalists will be announced in March.  But there is plenty of local flavor on the list. Up for Best New Restaurant: Bar Agricole,…

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Mac and Cheese Lovers Rejoice

Mac and Cheese Lovers Rejoice

The age of specialty dining establishments expanded this week as Homeroom opened its doors in Oakland. Allison Arevalo and Erin Wade are the owners of the restaurant, which specializes in macaroni and cheese. They use artisanal cheeses from local cheesemakers. And while the main focus…

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Nationwide Anti-Bullying Campaign Launched

Nationwide Anti-Bullying Campaign Launched

Kids of all ages face the threat of bullies each and every day. But part of the population that is generally an afterthought to the problem is children with special needs. Now, AbilityPath.org, in collaboration with Special Olympics and Best Buddies, is launching the “Disable…

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Muni Could Bring Fiscal Woes to Voters

Muni Could Bring Fiscal Woes to Voters

Facing the possibility of a more than billion dollar budget deficit over the next 20 years, financial planners have come up with five suggestions for the struggling San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Among the suggestions offered by SFMTA Chief Financial Officer Sonali Bose and financial…

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Twilight Singers Visit Amoeba Today

Twilight Singers Visit Amoeba Today

It’s rainy and cold, and the perfect day to snuggle up against the stacks of vinyl and CDs at Amoeba for a free in-store with the Twilight Singers. They arrive at the Haight Street location today at 6pm. The Twilight Singers are in town to…

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Video: Darlings “Big Girl”

Video: Darlings “Big Girl”

New York’s Darlings inject a little youthful fun back in into indie rock with a mix of power chords and feedback that would make Rivers Cuomo (circa ’94) proud. Hear more on the band’s 2009 debut on Famous Class Records, Yeah I Know, and the…

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Prince Announces West Coast Dates

Prince Announces West Coast Dates

Prince’s recent gigs at Madison Square Garden were the talk of the town in New York, and now his purple majesty is heading our way to rock the house at Oracle Arena. Prince arrives in less than a week, with shows on February 21st &…

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Governor Orders State Hiring Freeze

Governor Orders State Hiring Freeze

Amid California’s ongoing fiscal crisis, Governor Jerry Brown has ordered a state government hiring freeze. Brown said the hiring freeze will be comprehensive, applying to vacant, seasonal, full-time and part-time positions. The administration estimates the move will save the state $363 million in the fiscal…

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Week in Photos

Week in Photos

Catch up with the events of this past week with our galleries from Blow Up, Cradle of Filth, TORQ, and more. Click on the image to see the full gallery. See all of the SF Station’s galleries HERE.

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