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Archived Since:April 14, 2008

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3rd and King Borders store to close

SFist reports that “store closing” discount signs have appeared in the aisles of the Borders bookstore on Third and King Streets, depriving Giants fans of a rendezvous spot and after-game shopping experience. The store, whose cafe was usually lively, has been open pretty much ever since the ballpark opened ten years ago, is another victim […]

Whose rocket sculpture is more awesome?

Seattle (left) and San Francisco (right) dedicated new rocket sculptures in public parks this summer. Which do you prefer?

Fox Elipsus at BrainWash

Fox Elipsus wanders this country by car so that we can hear his message. He can be found at the cafe, coffee shop, bookstore, and even the laundromat. Yes, Elipsus will sing his song at BrainWash in San Francisco. BrainWash 1122 Folsom Street, San Francisco Saturday, August 14, 2010 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Free […]

Horror of Our Love: A Short Film

Soon after Dave Rada and I became friends on facebook I learned that he had a passion for film and I asked him to tell me about his latest project: Horror of Our Love: A Short Film I (Dave) produced/directed/wrote and was the monster in the short film. The short film is inspired by the […]

Solar Day: 5 Billion Years of Solar

Dosa Restaurant ~ Invites the public to enjoy complementary tea and cookies while learning how to heat water using the sun. Saturday, June 19 10 AM – 4 PM 1700 Fillmore St. San Francisco Dosa on facebook SF Environment Green Energy Fair on the 28th Free educational workshops: Learn about – Solar, wind, […]

AMC Summer Movie Camp 2010

AMC theaters will help to entertain the kids this summer with some great family films. Each Tuesday morning admission is only $1.00 at most Bay Area AMC theaters! Doors open at 9:30 AM and shows begin at 10:00 AM. Advance tickets for each week’s movie will be on sale about one week prior to the […]

Fire, ‘hard landing’ for JetBlue plane in Sacramento

Sacramento’s KCRA is reporting that 15 people suffered minor injuries today when a JetBlue flight from Long Beach to Sacramento made a “hard landing.” At least one of the plane’s tires blew and caught fire on landing, possibly due to brake trouble. Earlier reports which suggested there was a fire on board the plane appear […]

Phone threat empties plane at SFO; ‘no credible threat’ found

3:59 p.m.: According to ABC News, an FBI spokesman has labelled the threat “non-credible,” meaning that everybody can go back through security and try again. Safe travels, everyone! A phone call to the Alameda County sheriff’s office alleging either a bomb or a terror suspect was on board American Airlines Flight 24 from San Francisco […]

Grease Sing-A-Long

The AMC Loews Metreon 16 was selected to run Grease (the) Sing-A-Long on Thursday, July 8th. Tickets available on Fandango. Grease Sing-A-Long on facebook Grease Sing-A-Long on twitter Danny (John Travolta) [singing] I got chills / They’re multiplyin’ / And I’m losing control / Cause the power you’re supplying / It’s electrifyin’. Nice to see […]

Newsom Kowtows to Chinese Olympic Officials?

Kowtow, rooted in the chinese language, Beijing, in the early 19th century. 1. “to show obsequious deference: FAWN; 2. to kneel and touch the forehead to the ground in token of homage, worship, or deep respect One can never be s...

A disappointed San Francisco

A massive crowd along the Embarcadero awaits the Olympic Torchbearers that will never arrive. All of my photos from todays fiasco. Scott Beale has some great photos and video over at Laughing Squid.

Dark Star Orchestra

Dark Star Orchestra will recreate the sounds of the Grateful Dead (one of the most idolized bands of San Francisco music history) live on stage this Friday and Saturday in San Francisco. And if you miss them or need more they will be in Modesto on Sunday. Rolling Stone called Dark Star Orchestra“…the most talented and [...]

Bay Citizen announces launch date, asks community for $$

The Bay Citizen, the non-profit journalism 2.0 startup backed by Warren Hellman, has announced its news site will go live on May 26 with actual news. The project is one of several non-profit journalism efforts in the Bay Area, as local author Frances Dinkelspiel wrote in the New York Times’ Bay Area coverage last week. Formerly [...]

Tears of a clown

The man arrested yesterday for allegedly making threatening threatening phone calls to the office of Rep. Nancy Pelosi appeared in court today for his arraignment and cried. Meanwhile, KGO’s Dan Noyes reported (via that his mother said her son was the victim of bad influences like “Fox News, or all of those that are [...]

Uniform FAIL

San Francisco Giants utility man Eugenio Velez played the last three innings of today’s game in Houston before anyone told him he was wearing a jersey with the name of the city misspelled.

Feds approve $$$ to scuttle Mothball Fleet

The Mothball Fleet, a collection of several dozen rusting military ships left over from wars of the past that has been mouldering in an upper reach of San Francisco Bay, will be finally removed soon under a plan just approved by federal government officials. The collection of ships, tethered together in several rows in Suisun [...]

The Mission through British eyes

The Mission district of the city: it’s like Camden only with wider roads and more second-hand bookshops. She means a U.K. Camden, not the one in New Jersey (but I don’t know if she means Camden Town or the London borough of Camden; I’m thinking the former). Anyway, that was Rachel Cooke, writer for the Guardian [...]

Hit the Road for a Free Jack

Jack sent me an e-mail. He said that he likes the new Grilled Sandwiches so much he can’t decide which one he likes better. There’s the Grilled Turkey, Bacon & Cheddar and the Grilled Deli Trio. Both served on grilled artisan bread. He figures if he is perplexed we should be just as perplexed, so [...]

CHP radar on Deadman’s Curve

Those 40 m.p.h. speed limit signs recently installed on the Bay Bridge’s S-curve (aka Deadman’s Curve since the fatal semi truck plunge early this month) mean business. How do I know? I was just nabbed by a CHP officer with a hand-held radar gun, standing next to her car at the end of the S-curve, [...]

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