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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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Video: Raphael Saadiq “Good Man”

Video: Raphael Saadiq “Good Man”

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, and Oakland native, Raphael Saadiq recently released a video for his new single  “Good Man.” The song touches on men that caught a raw deal in a relationship. With all the anti-man singles being released by your favorite pop stars, it’s good…

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Simian Mobile Disco Mix

Simian Mobile Disco Mix

In anticipation of Hard Weekend, arriving in Oakland on March 11th, Simian Mobile Disco released an hour-long Fresh Meat mix recorded live at the end of last year. The UK-based electronic production duo recorded the mix live in Londaon at the launch party for their…

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America’s Fattest States

America’s Fattest States

. Can you guess which ones they are? A recent Wall Street study stated that Mississippi topped the list as the fattest, least healthy state in the country. And, what’s more, the poorer you are, the more of a chance you have to being obese….

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Presidential Appearances

Presidential Appearances

The Bay Area will be getting two different Presidential visits this week. Word on the street has it that President Obama will be meeting with tech executives behind closed doors at an undisclosed location (oooh…mysterious). The other President gracing us with his presence will be…

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Japanese Cuisine Expert in Town

Japanese Cuisine Expert in Town

Elizabeth Andoh, the American authority on Japanese cuisine, is here on a rare trip from Osaka. She’ll be giving talks today through the 19th at various locations around the Bay about her most recent book Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions. Yum! “Elizabeth was…

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Fight Over Shark Fin Soup

Fight Over Shark Fin Soup

Cultural delicacy or gross animal cruelty? Shark fin soup is an expensive Chinese delicacy served on special occasions, especially traditional wedding banquets, that can be sold for $85 – 100 a bowl. However, in order to get the fins from the sharks, most fisherman simply…

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Black-owned Wineries for Black History Month

Black-owned Wineries for Black History Month

February is Black History Month and in honor of this month-long celebration of African American culture and history, the restaurant 1300 on Fillmore has teamed up with four of the best African-American-owned wineries in the country to present a special menu for the month of…

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Bonnaroo Lineup Announced

Bonnaroo Lineup Announced

It’s that exciting time of year of year when summer festival organizers start debuting their lineups. The granddaddy of Summer fests, Bonnaroo, is the latest to show it’s cards with headliners Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, and Lil Wayne topping the bill. The complete lineup…

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Noise Pop Preview: Geographer Q&A

Noise Pop Preview: Geographer Q&A

Geographer exploded into the local scene in 2007 and has steadily gaining momentum in the Bay Area and beyond. The band headlines at The Independent on February 23rd with Butterfly Bones and Funeral Party. Lead crooner, guitarist, and keyboardist Michael Deni took the time to…

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