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Haight Whole Foods To Open Feb 16

Haight Whole Foods To Open Feb 16

After years of wrangling with NIMBYs, the Stanyan Street Whole Foods is finally set to open on Wednesday, February 16th. Now all the gutterpunks and homeless kids hanging over at McDonald’s will have another place to go use the bathroom and shoot-up in privacy. Or…

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Green Apple Books’ Foursquare Deal

Green Apple Books’ Foursquare Deal

Here’s a deal: Throughout the month of February, if you check-in at Green Apple Books on Foursquare and purchase Chris Cleave’s debut novel Incendiary (2005), you will receive a FREE copy of his bestseller Little Bee (2009). Just show the clerk your Foursquare check-in! I…

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Morning Beat: Good Weather, Good Times

Morning Beat: Good Weather, Good Times

You can’t beat the recent spate of fantastic weather in SF, and there are plenty of fun options tonight to complement our good fortune. Sebadoh w/ Quasi @ GAMH Lou Barlow is back Sebadoh, the band he created in the late 80s that he performs…

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Bike Accident Tracker

Bike Accident Tracker

The folks over at The Bay Citizen created a snazzy tool for tracking bike accidents throughout the city. It tells you where troubled hot spots are and who was at fault for each incident (i.e. biker, car, pedestrian). Cool. And also kind of scary. According…

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Album Stream: Toro Y Moi – Underneath the Pine

Album Stream: Toro Y Moi – Underneath the Pine

Get an early listen to Toro Y Moi’s latest album, Underneath the Pine, a followup to his debut last year that made waves on the blogosphere. The new album, set for release on February 22nd, focuses more on live instrumentation, as opposed to more electronic/programmed…

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AOL Buys Huffington Post

AOL Buys Huffington Post

In a deal secured late Sunday night and announced shortly after midnight, AOL has bought The Huffington Post for $315 million (“$300 million of it in cash and the rest in stock”). HuffPo started in 2005 and is now a major source for news and…

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USDA and Monsanto Beets

USDA and Monsanto Beets

Food consumer-rights activists’ battle against genetically-modified foods has taken a beating lately. First the USDA completely deregulated genetically modified alfalfa and now they have defied a court order banning the planting of agri-giant Monsanto’s Roundup Ready sugar beets. Thanks for protecting us, USDA. Tom Philpott…

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Video: The Salad Slaves

Video: The Salad Slaves

Just beyond the beaches of Spain’s Costa del Sol are industrial greenhouses where African migrants work in extreme conditions to grow fresh produce for consumers in the UK, Germany, and Holland. [via The Food Section] http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2011/feb/07/food-spain-migrants

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Best Super Bowl Commercials 2011

Best Super Bowl Commercials 2011

With the Green Bay Packers taking Super Bowl XLV 31-25 over the Pittsburgh Steelers, we’re now left with collecting in on bets, complaining about the sleepy first half and the over-produced Half-Time show (with a heavily auto-tuned Black Eyed Peas) and, of course, talking about…

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Q&A: DJ Enki of the Oakland Faders

Q&A: DJ Enki of the Oakland Faders

Straight outta Oakland, DJ Enki of the Oakland Faders recently spoke with SF Station’s Christina Li and discussed the Oakland scene, some of his favorite parties, and his technique for making themed mixtapes. “We pride ourselves on our versatility in both music and presentation, and…

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Zeitgeist (temporarily) Closes

Zeitgeist (temporarily) Closes

The Mecca of dive bars, Zeitgeist, is cleaning up their act, and as such will be closing its door for a couple weeks. But, fear not, it will be reopening just in time for Valentine’s Day. The main crux of the renovations is focused on…

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Another Fire in the Castro

Another Fire in the Castro

San Francisco police said another suspicious fire broke out early Friday morning in the Castro, the fourth such blaze in the last 24 hours. Officers said the fire was reported shortly before 4:15 a.m. at 4222 18th Street, which houses the Eureka Barber Shop. Authorities…

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