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Fillmore Street to Welcome Back Restaurants?

Fillmore Street to Welcome Back Restaurants?

Pacific Heights’ Fillmore corridor has had a strict limit on new restaurants for more than twenty years. But, like the Berlin Wall, this edict is about to start crumbling. Eater SF via The Chronicle reports that district Supervisor Mark Farrell is trying to lift this…

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Chocolate…with a High

Chocolate…with a High

This Valentine’s Day there is now a chocolate that will give your sweetheart a high that has nothing to do with the love he or she feels for you. Introducing Choco-Potamus‘ super premium organic dark and milk chocolate made with cannabis buds. Of course, legally…

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Housing for Disaster Victims

Housing for Disaster Victims

After the recent spate of suspected arson-ignited fires around the Castro, Supervisor Scott Wiener, in whose district (District Eight) the affected neighborhood falls under, is putting forth a proposal today that would aid victims of fires and other natural disasters by offering below market housing…

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Week in Photos

Week in Photos

The parties and concerts were wild this past week, and we have the photos to prove it. Check out recent galleries from Social Distortion, MSTRKRFT, Slash, and more. Click on the image to see the full gallery. See more galleries HERE.

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California Academy of Sciences Photo Competition

California Academy of Sciences Photo Competition

There’s still time to submit your photos of the Cal Academy. What do you love about the Academy of Sciences? It is the penguins? The Rainforest? Or the Moon Jellies? Just take your best pic and post it on Flickr with the tag “academylovelife”. The…

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Bissap Baobab Closing?

Bissap Baobab Closing?

Mission Street mainstay Bissap Baobab, the Senegalese restaurant featuring delicious fish dishes, exotic hibiscus cocktails and copious amounts of down-home African hospitality, may be closing in the late spring. Rumor has it that Duncan Ley and Ben Bleiman (Tonic, Bullitt, the soon-to-open Rebel) will be…

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Video: Smith Westerns “Weekend”

Video: Smith Westerns “Weekend”

It may be too late to get a ticket to see the Smith Westerns at Bottom of the Hill this Sunday, but you can still live for the weekend with the band’s new video. Expect the venues to grow around this Chicago-based band after it…

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Compassionate Eating Guide

Compassionate Eating Guide

The folks over at Happy Cow created this nifty directory of vegetarian, vegan and/or veg-friendly places to eat. You just plug in your location, set your parameters and click on go! Being a vegetarian I find it hard sometimes to find good restaurants with good…

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SF School Board Wants More Money

SF School Board Wants More Money

And not for the public schools they are (supposedly) working for, but for themselves. At the moment, members get $500/month (this amount was set in 1972) and they are proposing to increase it to roughly $40,000 annually, about what a first-year teacher makes. The SF…

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Former McDonald’s Execs to Open Healthy Fast Food Chain

Former McDonald’s Execs to Open Healthy Fast Food Chain

How do you go from schilling greasy fast food to serving up fare that’s free of butter, cream and high-fructose corn syrup and all less than 600 calories? Two former McDonald’s executives, ex-President and COO Mike Roberts and communications head Mike Donahue, are starting a…

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Top 20 Most Miserable Cities

Top 20 Most Miserable Cities

Forbes just put out its America’s Most Miserable Cities list. What exactly makes a city miserable? Is it a depressed economy and housing market, high rates of violent crime, and rampant unemployment? Yes – to all of the above. And, guess what, the Golden State…

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Papercuts Preps for New Album Release, Fillmore Show

Papercuts Preps for New Album Release, Fillmore Show

Fading Parade, the fourth album from locals Papercuts (aka Jason Quever), is a little jangly, a lot melancholy, and a good place to start when you want to give old Morrissey a rest.  There’s even a bit of Earlimart or The Stars of Track and…

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