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Blog Profile / Metblog - San Francisco

Filed Under:United States / San Francisco
Posts on Regator:658
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Archived Since:April 14, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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.

Fire, ‘hard landing’ for JetBlue plane in Sacramento

Sacramento’s KCRA is reporting that a JetBlue flight from Long Beach to Sacramento made a “hard landing,” blowing two tires, today after a small fire was extinguished aboard. “One minor injury” was reported at this writing; emergency responders responding; more later.

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 [...]

Phone threat empties plane at SFO

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 International Airport to New York’s JFK forced officials to prevent the flight’s takeoff this morning. The plane, scheduled for takeoff at 7:30 a.m., was diverted to a taxiway, [...]

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 facebook website

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 song Horror [...]

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, and energy saving improvements. Activities for kids – [...]

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...Show More Summary

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 scheduled [...]

Risqué Photography 6PM Tonight

More than just a workshop “Show You Mine, Show Me Yours” sounds like a party. For $25 learn the secrets of taking earthy, erotic, naughty, provocative, or whatever suggestive pics you would like of yourself or a friend. This happens tonight at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ~ Get your tickets now at Brown Paper Tickets. Sets, props, [...]

Up in the Air on Global Warming

Last week I spent 45 minutes (the time it takes to get from South San Francisco to San Jose) with Ira Flatow. He is the founder and president of Science Friday. I told Ira that I had my doubts about global warming, so he spent a good deal of the trip trying to enlighten me. [...]

Amgen Tour of California

Stage 1: Mark Caven was the first rider to cross the finish line in Sacramento on Sunday. Stage 2: Today it was Brett Lancaster’s day on the wet streets of Santa Rosa. Stage 3: Starts on Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Tuesday. The ride will conclude at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Day: Tue. May 18 Start: San [...]

Shot in San Francisco

Shot in San Francisco Curator Pete Gowdy and Oddball Films will share vintage 16mm films shot in San Francisco: San Francisco Queen of the West ~ 1947 Kodachrome Tour of the City ~ 1947 San Francisco Ageless Cable Cars ~ 1950 Kodachrome documentary cable car Blackie, Wonder Horse, Swims Golden Gate ~ 1938 B+W 1970’s News Outtakes ~ Outrageous nightclub [...]

How Weird Street Faire

Escape your troubles next Sunday while taking in the sights, sounds, and tastes at the 11th annual “How Weird Street Faire”. It starts at Noon on the 9th of May; which just happens to be Mother’s Day. Leave your donation of $10, or $5 if in costume, at the main entrance ~ Howard and New Montgomery [...]

SWAP! NOT SHOP! Earth Week Edition

It is time for Homeygrown’s Biannual Clothing Exchange in Oakland. Rather than buying new things you can refresh your wardrobe with free reusable clothes. Show up at Soundwave Studios with $5 and a bag of clean gently used clothing, shoes, and household items that can be exchanged for new-to-you goods. All leftovers will be [...]

Hit and Run during Bike Party

So sad- if you have any information, please contact the police: (from official SJ Bike Party post) These are two follow-ups to two separate Hit & Run incidents. Race St (Green Ride) on March 19, 2010 Hwy 9 on April 8, 2009 GREEN RIDE Hit & Run This incident occurred [...]

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 [...]

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