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This Week In SF Food: Asha Tea House Arrives, Brewing With Recycled Water, And Our Three 'Best Bars In The World'

Plus some reviews of a new Korean spot in Oakland, Parlour, and Ovok, which doesn't sound so good. [ more › ]

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of homeless man in Venice

A man who witnesses said shot a homeless man to death and wounded a second at the order of a Venice hotel owner has been arrested, Los Angeles police announced Friday. On Monday, the FBI fugitive task force arrested Francisco Cardenaz Guzman, 28, on suspicion of killing 26-year-old Jascent Warren...

Traffic Is Gonna Be Pretty Bad This Weekend

It's Obamajam, a sold out soccer match, JPL's open house and more. [ more › ]

A drone’s eye view of Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery first opened its gates to the public a decade before the Civil War. Now filled with ornate tombstones, mausoleums, and magnolia trees, the cemetery has seen more than 70,000 people laid to rest here, including Margaret Mitchell, six governors, 27 mayors, and thousands of unknown Confederate soldiers.

Man who fatally shot his best friend, burned the body, pleads guilty

The man killed his roommate and set fire to his body in a trash can the next day, prosecutors say.

Eating Fugu, Drinking, and playing with Knives

Fugu, or pufferfish, contains enough poison to kill 30 human beings. If not prepared correctly, this meal may be your last. After a long trip overseas, I came home to Yokosuka and I immediately felt like I needed something special. After searching for something special a bit on the internet, I discovered that there was a Fugu restaurant nearby. Show More Summary

Federal officials will assume responsibility for Metro safety

Federal officials will be able to conduct surprise inspections as needed to keep Metro safe

A Cardinals fan searches his soul

As always, I'll be rooting for the Saint Louis Cardinals in their coming series with the Cubs. But this time around I have a queasy feeling.…

Marine Drive To Undergo Repaving

photo used courtesy of Wikimedia Commons In 2009, Marine Drive was repaved between Irving Park and Montrose. Now the rest of it is finally getting the same treatment. Since the work spans both the 46th and 48th Wards, both Ald. Cappleman and Ald. Show More Summary

LAPD sends dive unit to look for potential evidence after fatal police shooting

The LAPD sent its dive unit into a Van Nuys storm drain Thursday, looking for an "unknown dark object" that officers told investigators they saw a man holding before they fatally shot him.  Police said the man threw a 40-ounce beer bottle through the back window of the officers' patrol car on Saturday...

Free financial advice starts Sat. in Oakland

  Bay Area residents will have the chance to get free financial planning advice at five locations over the next month, starting with Oakland on Saturday. Volunteer financial planners will give one-on-one consultations and hold workshops on topics ranging from budgeting to estate planning.  Walk-ins are welcome, but it’s good to sign up for workshops

Real(ism) Talk: You Have Until Tomorrow to See These Two Very Good Shows at James Harris Gallery. Hurry.

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Tall Plant is bigger than a person. It's 6 and a half feet tall. It's by Eric Elliott, at James Harris Gallery. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND JAMES HARRIS GALLERY Last week I proposed a drinking game. You'd listen to the words Seattle Art...Show More Summary

Twitter Rumored To Be Having Big Layoffs Next Week

Jack Dorsey, they say, "isn't afraid to make the tough, necessary decisions," and that's why he was brought back on as CEO. [ more › ]

Mayoral Candidate Forum Is Sadly Neither Debate Nor Contest

Plus some figures on how SF has changed under Ed Lee's mayoralty. [ more › ]

DTLA 'Purple Patrol' Officer Explains Why They Hover Around The Homeless

Have you ever walked around downtown L.A. and wondered who those guys patrolling the sidewalks in the purple shirts are and what exactly they do? [ more › ]

Ask RiotACT: Moving to Canberra

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’m wondering if I can get local advice on where to live in Canberra. We might be settling in Canberra long term and will look to rent first before buying, so ideally want to rent in a place we will be able to afford to buy in. Generally looking for a family-friendly neighbourhood where we can [...]

An Artists Odyssey: William Strutt

6 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

[ 18 October 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] English artist William Strutt  came to Australia in 1850 and remained until 1862. Colonial Australia was a country so often imagined without a history, and Strutt had the ambitions to produce history painting. In seeking to reflect the development of a historical consciousness in Australia, he failed to find much of an audience, but was [...]

Bruce Harrell Wants to Proclaim "Italian Heritage Month" on Indigenous Peoples' Day

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Last year, Matt Remle (center) lobbied the city council for an Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration. This year, on Indigenous Peoples' Day, Bruce Harrell's office will circulate a draft proclamation declaring Italian Heritage Month. Courtesy...Show More Summary

The Stranger's Recommended Live Music This Weekend

6 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Gaze into the lunatic visage of Christeene. In addition to the great FREE shows listed over yonder, there is a plethora of other excellent live music to check out this weekend. Without further ado, let's hop in. TODAY Fix My DickRevel...Show More Summary

Welcome to "Forward Chicago"

The sign on the door says "C'mon In!" You walk into a FORWARD CHICAGO gathering, an autumn harvest potluck. Following the flow of Helene and Richard's home, the doors in the back thrown open to the lush green trees, poised for change, to their boat dock and the gently rushing waters of the North Branch of The Chicago River. Show More Summary

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