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Asian American Museum Looking for Docents

Asian American Museum Looking for Docents

Do you have a passion for Asian art? Do you like interacting with children as well as adults? Do you enjoy telling people not to touch things? Then you are in luck! The Asian Art Museum is looking for docents. The Docent Training Program begins…

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Marijuana Soda?

Marijuana Soda?

This new soda product may have you scratching your head and asking, “What were they smoking?” The better question may be – what were they drinking? Clay Butler from Santa Cruz County has created a line of soda with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana….

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Oakland Celebrates Restaurant Week

Oakland Celebrates Restaurant Week

For the first time, the city of Oakland is celebrating California Restaurant Month by hosting its own version of Dine About Town. Oakland Restaurant Week began on Sunday and runs through this Saturday. Many restaurants in town are offering specials of between $20-40 on lunch…

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Hot Track: Bosco Delrey x Ad Rock

Hot Track: Bosco Delrey x Ad Rock

A little more than a month after Mike D remixed Matt & Kim’s “Cameras,” fellow Beastie Boy Ad Rock is throwing his hat into the ring with a remix from Mad Decent’s Bosco Delrey. MCA, you’re up! Bosco Delrey “Evil Lives” (Ad Rock remix)

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Richmond Gang-Rape Victim Gets $4 Million

Richmond Gang-Rape Victim Gets $4 Million

The 15-year old girl who was gang-raped by over a dozen males in a remote courtyard outside Richmond High School during a homecoming dance Oct. 24, 2009, has settled a civic suit for $4 million. She will get $2.5 million right away and the other…

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Video: Matthew Stone

Video: Matthew Stone

If you haven’t yet seen the Gareth Pugh Pitti 2011 film by Ruth Hogben, watch it now. Even if you aren’t into fashion, just press play and listen. The music direction is by Matthew Stone and features Anton Coppola’s Ascension (think Dracula). Stone is Pugh’s go…

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Flour + Water to Begin Winemaker Dinner Series

Flour + Water to Begin Winemaker Dinner Series

The popular Mission restaurant Flour + Water is coming together with local wineries for a winemaker dinner series. Each event will feature a five course menu from Chef Thomas McNaughton, as he works with the winemakers to create dishes that match the unique features of…

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Great Highway Closed This Week

Great Highway Closed This Week

SF Appeal reports that the Great Highway will be closed early this week (today? tomorrow?) for clean-up. Apparently, sand from the beach and dunes has spread out on the roadway and poses a driving hazard. So, heads up if you’re traveling that way. According to…

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A Bit of Bay Area DJ Scene History

A Bit of Bay Area DJ Scene History

Unlimited Creations: Filipino Mobile DJs of the Bay Area Bay Area DJ history is at times elusive unless you’re from the area, so learning a bit about how different scenes and groups formed is always very cool. And better yet, learning of its cultural influence…

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Super Bowl XLV Set: Packers to Face Steelers

Super Bowl XLV Set: Packers to Face Steelers

Two of the most storied franchises in the history of the NFL will be meeting in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboy Stadium on February 6 as the Packers and Steelers advanced to the championship game on Sunday. Green Bay won its third straight playoff game…

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Morning Beat: Now Approaching Midnite

Morning Beat: Now Approaching Midnite

Ease into the week with the mellow reggae sounds of Midnite. The bad from St. Croix returns to The Independent for two shows tonight and tomorrow. Get ready with a few videos: More info on the show

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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre: Suzanne Vega

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre: Suzanne Vega

Grammy award-winning American folk singer and songwriter, Suzanne Vega, will perform her eclectic music at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco this Thursday. A streetwise storyteller, Suzanne’s songs tend to focus on city life, ordinary people and real world subjects, like the…

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