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SF Hookah Lounges Go Up In Smoke

SF Hookah Lounges Go Up In Smoke

They have been a point of contention for several years. But now, officials with the San Francisco Department of Public Health have threatened to shut down hookah lounges in the city. KCBS radio reports that the Dream Hookah Lounge on Polk Street was the first…

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Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?

Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic?

San Francisco’s Public Library offers up the chance to view a 2010 film festival favorite for free this evening with a screening of “Bag It.” This feature-length documentary originated as simple look at the pros and cons plastic bags but later evolved into a full-blown…

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Sushi in a Nightclub Setting

Sushi in a Nightclub Setting

I will readily admit that I am a horrible sushi snob. I critique every piece of sushi, every grain of rice, every slice of seafood. If there is something missing, I duly take note. But I always like to try out different places to experience…

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Help Stephen Malkmus Get (Radio) Play

Help Stephen Malkmus Get (Radio) Play

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks are set to release Mirror Traffic on Matador Records August 23, leading off with single “Senator” — a Pavement-meets-Velvet Underground tune which (much to the FCC’s assumed dismay) often repeats the choice lyric “I know what the senator wants/what the…

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Capsule Movie Reviews: Terri and Tabloid

Capsule Movie Reviews: Terri and Tabloid

A look at poignant outcast Drama, Terri, and Errol Morris’ latest documentary. Terri A Poignant Outcast Drama Working from a screenplay written by novelist Patrick Dewitt (The Sister Brothers, Ablutions), Azazel Jacobs doesn’t spoon-feed his audience with easy, simplistic explanations for and about title-character Terri….

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The 40 Worst-Dressed Cities in America

The 40 Worst-Dressed Cities in America

GQ just posted a tongue-in-cheek piece on the The 40 Worst-Dressed Cities in America and, of course, they totally slammed SF-style. What? Are our hipsters and our hoodlums dressed in over-sized Giants gear not good enough for you? As the writer Maxandra Short quips, “Oh,…

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Governor Signs Bill Allowing Schools to Teach Gay History

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Schools to Teach Gay History

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill this week that makes California the first state in the nation to have lessons about gays and lesbians in social studies classes in public schools. The new law requires that the California Board of Education and local school…

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Baseball and BBQ Hits Oakland

Baseball and BBQ Hits Oakland

Baseball and barbecue- the perfect combination! And it’s all going down at O.co Coliseum (I still call it the Coliseum) on Saturday for the first annual Bay Area BBQ Championship. 32 teams will be squaring off in four different categories: chicken, brisket, pork and ribs….

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Weekend Club Events

Weekend Club Events

From hip-hop legends to leaders of the new school,  five parties to take your weekend to the max. Friday DJ Jazzy Jeff @ 330 Ritch Who: DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Sean G, and DJ King Most What: Hip hop, breaks, turntablism, and lots of sick…

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Chinatown Restaurant Gets Hit With Major Lawsuit

Chinatown Restaurant Gets Hit With Major Lawsuit

The city of San Francisco has filed a lawsuit against Dick Lee Pastry, Inc. for violating state and local laws pertaining to minimum wage, overtime compensation and lawful compensation. The suit is seeking $440,000 plus interest from the owners and operators of the Chinatown restaurant,…

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Four Fast Food Chains Get Poor Marks

Four Fast Food Chains Get Poor Marks

A new Consumer Reports survey of subscribers has found that fast food chains Burger King, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald’s and Taco Bell are the worst of those surveyed, mainly because of an uninspiring menu. The report was based on more than 98,000 visits to 53…

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Myrtle Street Art

Myrtle Street Art

The exterior of White Walls/Shooting Gallery and the surrounding alleyways are host to local street art. Fixed upon the walls can be found poster art, this beautiful mural of a woman, stencil behind a doorway gate, and rats from Blek Le Rat. If you are…

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