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Are Hot Dogs as Dangerous as Cigarettes?

Are Hot Dogs as Dangerous as Cigarettes?

A new campaign is warning people about the dangers of consuming hot dogs by comparing it to cigarette use. A huge billboard sponsored by the Cancer Project of the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine was placed near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, warning NASCAR Sprint…

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La Ciccia Gets Worldwide Recognition

La Ciccia Gets Worldwide Recognition

La Ciccia has long been considered a neighborhood gem in San Francisco in the outer portion of Noe Valley. But now, it has received high praise as being one of the top Italian restaurants worldwide. From the authentic Sardinian cuisine to the husband and wife…

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Event: Belinda Leong at flour + water

Event: Belinda Leong at flour + water

Nothing says Sunday breakfast like fluffy pastries, and this Sunday is your chance to try out a fancy new batch of goodness from celebrity pastry chef Belinda Leong. The San Francisco native will be holding a sort of “pastry pop up shop” from 9am until…

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Q&A: K.Flay

Q&A: K.Flay

Not only does local wordsmith and producer K.Flay have chops in the studio and on stage, she’s flossing duel degrees in sociology and psychology from Stanford. After grinding on the small clubs circuit she’s finally getting a some breaks with summer festivals. She recently had…

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Hot Video : "Slowdance" by Matthew Dear

Hot Video : "Slowdance" by Matthew Dear

Almost a year after the release of his new album, Matthew Dear has finally released a video for the single “Slowdance.” A haunting piece directed by Charles Bergquist, this video transforms Dear’s minimalstic melodies into images resonating with romanticism. Shot in black and white, the…

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One Night Stand, Anyone?

One Night Stand, Anyone?

Whether the phrase “one night stand” means a night full of romance or kink, a new art opening seeks to challenge your preconceptions, tickle your curiosity and stoke the fires of sensual possibility. Danielle Steele, the prolific author of over 100 novels, non-fiction books and…

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SF City Attorney, Officials to Fight Crisis Pregnancy Centers

SF City Attorney, Officials to Fight Crisis Pregnancy Centers

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has announced possible legal action over what he calls “deceptive advertising” by some of the city’s crisis pregnancy centers. Herrera said that marketing from the First Resort facility in San Francisco is “nothing short of egregious.” He said the…

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Preview: Two Nights of Funk Ark

Preview: Two Nights of Funk Ark

Washington, DC’s eight-piece afrobeat ensemble The Funk Ark comes through the Bay Area this week while celebrating the release of their new album From the Rooftops. Led by keyboardist and singer Will Rast, a friend of local favorites Thievery Corporation, the group’s 1960s and 70s African…

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Fewer Tickets Dished Out By SF Cops

Fewer Tickets Dished Out By SF Cops

The San Francisco Police Department reports that the number of traffic citations they doled out is down 18 percent from last year and tickets handed out by traffic cops has dropped 44 percent from a year ago. According to the San Francisco Examiner, a lot…

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Death of California Resident Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Death of California Resident Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Government officials are scrambling to find the source of a salmonella outbreak which is likely linked to ground turkey. 76 people in 26 states have been sickened by the strain and California health officials said one person has died in Sacramento County. (UPDATE as of…

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Outside Lands Summer Pairing IV

Outside Lands Summer Pairing IV

The fourth and final event in the Outside Lands Summer Pairing Series is taking place this Sunday from 3-6PM in the heart of North Berkeley’s “Gourmet Ghetto.” You might remember the previous summer pairing up in Napa Valley a few weeks back–a truly raucous affair….

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Video: Best Coast, "Our Deal"

Video: Best Coast, "Our Deal"

It’s Maebe Funke, iCarly, and JGL’s precocious kid sister from 500 Days of Summer vs. Troy from Community and the 2011 teen wolf in the Drew Barrymore-directed video for “Our Deal.” After you get past the crazy cast, you’ll want to watch this one a…

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