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Friday: “Nature, Healthy Vegetation and Christmas”

Friday: “Nature, Healthy Vegetation and Christmas”

Pen Pop: Headed to the woods today so I thought I’d some green behind. Transformer Green supposedly suggests “nature, healthy vegetation, and Christmas.” Frankly, I wish trashcans and electrical boxes were still a fog-grey. Ah, well. Pink, white and gold pops right off the green.  color science and a street-fixture color chart at MissionLocal. …

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Timeless Street Art

Timeless Street Art

What can I say? These pieces look like they have stood the test of time, but still amaze the audience! The crisp lines and classic style of these letters pack a strong punch. Some masterful graffiti on view around the corner from Clarion Alley off…

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Where to Dance this Weekend

Where to Dance this Weekend

You’d think this weekend everyone would be laying low in preparation for next week’s Pride festivities but SF never stops dancing and there are plenty of options for rhythm-lovers of all types. Friday, June 17 AC Slater @ Rickshaw Stop The bass will melt your…

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The Boxing Room: Opening Today in Hayes Valley (Yay!)

The Boxing Room: Opening Today in Hayes Valley (Yay!)

Absinthe lovers, it’s time to rejoice. Today marks the grand opening of the Boxing Room, Absinthe’s new sister restaurant located on the very same block. (Woo hoo!) The Boxing Room is a Cajun- and Creole-inspired spot housed on Gough and Grove in the spot that…

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Beer Review: Bison Belgian Tripel

Beer Review: Bison Belgian Tripel

Bison Brewing makes a Belgian Tripel as a special seasonal and I managed to catch this one on tap at Beer Revolution this last week. Instead of using Belgian candy sugar, Bison keeps to local flavor by making their Tripel with Frog Hollow orange marmalade–which…

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Olive Oil Could Lower Risk of Stroke

Olive Oil Could Lower Risk of Stroke

Researchers have found that older people who use olive oil in their cooking and on their salads may have a lower risk of suffering a stroke. The study, reported in the journal Neurology, followed older French adults for five years and found that those using…

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Yacht's Utopia and Dystopia

Yacht's Utopia and Dystopia

Indie-pop duo Yacht is back and bringing a little science fiction with them. Made up of inventive gal rockers Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, the duo has released two songs from its forthcoming album, Shangri-La, set to release on June 21st. The album combines…

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DJ Q&A: Bachelors of Science

DJ Q&A: Bachelors of Science

Bay Area-based trio Bachelors of Science consists of Phil “Rene,” Chris “Doe Boy,” and the most recent addition of Lukeino. In 2008, their debut album, Science Fiction became on the best-selling drum ‘n’ bass albums of all time. Although their sound is most closely affiliated…

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Clarion Alley Inspirational Art

Clarion Alley Inspirational Art

A few notable artworks caught my eye in the Mission District recently. Somehow related, although completely different in style, each artist here brings a crisp and clear vision and expresses it fantastically. All three of these murals made me look twice! This first mural reminds…

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Bonds Asks Judge to Overturn Conviction

Bonds Asks Judge to Overturn Conviction

Barry Bonds has asked a federal judge to overturn his conviction on the only count of which he was found guilty during his federal perjury trial in April. A jury found the former Giants slugger guilty of obstructing justice by giving evasive testimony in 2003…

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Muni Head to Leave Job Later This Month

Muni Head to Leave Job Later This Month

Following months of speculation on whether he was staying or going, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Executive Director Nathaniel Ford has announced that he is stepping down at the end of June. The agency’s Board of Director’s Chairman Tom Nolan said the decision was mutual,…

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Favorite Burger Toppings: Fried Onion Strings

Favorite Burger Toppings: Fried Onion Strings

Hamburgers here in the Golden State are known to have some unique toppings, ranging from fresh avocado to fried farm eggs–you can add unique flair to ground chuck that brings out the very best flavors in the all-American sandwich. My personal favorite accoutrement are deep-fried…

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