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OMG Now a Part of Oxford English Dictionary

OMG Now a Part of Oxford English Dictionary

Texting OMG (oh my god) or LOL (laughing out loud) to a friend or using those abbreviations online has become part of the lexicon for millions of people. Now, those abbreviations have won the approval of the Oxford English Dictionary. Dictionary compilers have approved OMG,…

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‘Virtual Girlfriend’ Offered for Facebook Users

‘Virtual Girlfriend’ Offered for Facebook Users

A startup company is offering a new service to Facebook users who aren’t ready to admit online that they don’t have a significant other. AOL News reports that Cloud Girlfriend allows users to “create the perfect girlfriend who will write on your Facebook wall… and…

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Tourism Numbers Up in San Francisco

Tourism Numbers Up in San Francisco

There is some positive economic news for San Francisco officials as tourism numbers were up across the board in 2010. A study by the San Francisco Travel Association found that San Francisco welcomed 15.92 million visitors last year, an increase of over 3 percent from…

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Alice Waters Tweets Big Announcement

Alice Waters Tweets Big Announcement

To the surprise of many, Bay Area culinary legend Alice Waters showed up on Twitter last week, with speculation that she was set to make a big announcement on Monday. And according to her own tweet, she is collaborating with Twitter to support Edible Schoolyard,…

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Burrata Making Workshop

Burrata Making Workshop

Burrata, the incredibly creamy, melt-in-your-mouth cheese, can make any dish instantly decadent. The Italian cheese is made from mozzarella and cream. And now you can learn how to make some yourself. Pier 23′s Chef Matt Garcia will be teaching a lesson on how to make…

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Lucca Ravioli Co.

Lucca Ravioli Co.

Lucca Delicatessen on Valencia. It’s a little taste of Italy right when you walk in the door. Imported anitpasta, sardines, olives, and wines straight from Italy. The spicy and mild Italian sausage is made by New York Sausage Company out of San Jose, they are…

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Video: LA Font, “Fine Lines”

Video: LA Font, “Fine Lines”

I had the good fortune to jam with LA Font (that’s el-a-phont) bassist Greg Katz back in early 2009, and a few months later the garage rock quartet were creeping up on the local Echo Park/Silverlake scene. Now they’re no longer creeping. “Fine Lines” is…

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Review: Britney Spears in San Francisco

Review: Britney Spears in San Francisco

Britney Spears filled the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium today for a three-song concert that was stretched to more than an hour while Good Morning America cameras caught the action. When she was on stage, Britney looked great. Appearing in a skimpy sliver sequin skirt, a…

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Hot Track: Rubblebucket

Hot Track: Rubblebucket

A tight, bouncy bass line, chicken-scratch guitar, a subtle horn section, and a sweet vocal melody greet you with this track from Brooklyn’s Rubblebucket. Suddenly, it seams, everything is going to be all right with this optimistic tune. Led my music power couple bandleader/trumpeter Alex…

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Event: Whiskies of the World Expo

Event: Whiskies of the World Expo

Get your whiskey on this weekend at the Whiskies of the World Expo. After all, who doesn’t like a nice scotch on the rocks at the end of a long, dreary week. This year’s event which will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, on…

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Video: Parkour in the Presidio

Video: Parkour in the Presidio

Check out the beautiful moves of parkour filmed around SF. From The Richmond Blog, “Some Parkour pros were in the city recently and while they didn’t fling through the Richmond District, they were in our neighboring Presidio where they made full use of the old…

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Smitten Ice Cream Set to Open First Shop

Smitten Ice Cream Set to Open First Shop

Robyn Sue Goldman is finally parking her red Radio Flyer wagon at a more permanent location. Starting Smitten Ice Cream in late 2009, she developed a one-of-a-kind ice cream machine (known as Kelvin) that could make ice cream from scratch in 60 seconds. The machine,…

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