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The Money Frog: A potent symbol of Bay Area greed?

8 hours agoArts : Lies Like Truth

  In San Francisco’s Civic Center Park, there is currently an exhibition of colorful-playful animal sculptures by the Taiwanese artist Hung Yi. The piece that most strongly resonates with me right now is the one pictured left, entitled “Money Frog.” With a coin stuffed in its mouth and a totally bamboozled look in its eyes, the […]

Book Trailer--Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area by Oliver Wang

'Armed with speakers, turntables, light systems, and records, Filipino American mobile DJ crews, such as Ultimate Creations, Spintronix, and Images Inc., rocked dance floors throughout the San Francisco Bay Area from the late 1970s through the mid-1990s. Show More Summary

Cal Football Coach Pierre Ingram Arrested for Soliciting Prostitute

Pierre Ingram, the California Golden Bears football team's recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach, was reportedly arrested during a prostitution sting by authorities in Oakland, per Jeff Faraudo of the Bay Area News Group. Oakland police allege that Ingram solicited online and then met an undercover officer at a Motel 6 on April 16. Show More Summary

Poetry is Not the Final Girl: V Manuscript

On a facebook thread not too long ago I told V Manuscript that I would like for him to come to the Bay Area and deliver a large volume of his own blood directly into an open wound located somewhere upon my body. Which ok, sounds really dodgy, but it’s really not, especially if, like […]

Pelicans coach Monty Williams complains about noise in Warriors arena, which is a huge mistake

Ohhhh no, Monty, this is a poor idea. Via Inside Bay Area: "I'm not so sure that the decibel level is legal there, and I'm serious," Williams said before Game 2 of the first-round series Monday. "They've done studies on that. Being on...Show More Summary

Tiny R/C Tanks Converge on Bay Area for Battle

“I have always been interested in tracked vehicles,” says Seth Abrahams. Abrahams is a member of the Bay Area Tankers club, a group of R/C tank enthusiasts who promote the hobby of scale model armored vehicles. Abrahams brought his 1/16th...Show More Summary

Beloved San Franciso Bakery Tartine Is Coming To NYC Next Year

Beautiful Bay Area bread will be coming to NYC next year as beloved San Francisco bakery Tartine will be expanding its lauded operation with outposts here, as well as Los Angeles and Tokyo. The bakery has become one with Blue Bottle Coffee, the Oakland-based company purveyor that's one of the big names in artisanal roasting, according to the Times. Show More Summary

Bay Area Man Busted For Scaling White House Fence Sunday Night

Why was this Hayward man trying to get into the White House? [ more › ]

10 Places To Get Your Fashion Fix At Maker Faire

22 hours agoHobbies / Sewing : Make: Sewing

Designers are always pushing the boundaries with fashion and the place to see this happening is Maker Faire Bay Area. Every year there is always something interesting to see. People are continuously experimenting with new ways to upcycle old clothing and incorporate technology into designs that stretch the imagination. Show More Summary

“Code” and the Quest for Inclusive Software

A couple of years ago, Robin Hauser Reynolds, a filmmaker and photographer in the Bay Area, learned that her daughter, who had been taking computer-science classes, had decided that she wasn’t cut out to pursue computer science as a career. Show More Summary

Emerging Bay Area Rapper Tia Nomore Makes Hard-Hitting Girl Power Anthems

All photos by Nastia Voynovskaya I first saw Tia Nomore freestyle at a warehouse party in Oakland about three years ago. Unbeknownst to anybody there, she was still a high schooler at the time. She grabbed the mic and dropped a rapid-fire verse a cappella, and the image of this fearless tomboy with an arsenal of witty disses stuck in my mind. Show More Summary

Bay Area housing market springs to life in March

The spring home-selling season opened with a bang in the Bay Area. Sales jumped sharply in March and prices hit a seven-year high, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. A total of 6,924 new and existing houses and condos sold in the nine-county Bay Area in March 2015. That was up 46.3 percent from February and up

Bucs not concerned about Winston giving up football for baseball

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of reasons to potentially be concerned about quarterback Jameis Winston.  But they continue not to be, in large part because they’ve done their homework on him. One potential area of concern comes from the possibility that, if discouraged by the difficulty of adjusting to the next level of football,…

Top 20 Athletes in the History of the Bay Area

The Bay Area is one of the most beautiful and important sports areas in the country. Covering three major cities—Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose—the Bay Area has played home to some of the most prestigious franchises around. By now, you know the drill. Show More Summary

Moat Boat Paddle Battle at Maker Faire Bay Area

We are excited to announce a new, fun competition for makers of all ages at Maker Faire Bay Area! The Moat Boat Paddle Battle will be holding its inaugural event May 16-17. The MBPB is a drag race style event where contestants will race their own 3D printed boats […] Read more on MAKE The post Moat Boat Paddle Battle at Maker Faire Bay Area appeared first on Make:.

Fired Bay Area Music Director Has Warm (And Strained) Farewell

“Nothing in the organization’s history has roiled the Vallejo Symphony like the board’s decision last summer to fire music director David Ramadanoff, 71, at the end of the current season. He had served in the post for 31 years and was credited by many observers” – and most of the musicians – “with bringing a […]

That Was Fast: The Bay Area dominated a recent...

The Bay Area dominated a recent list compiled by real estate website Trulia that examines where in the United States homes sell fastest. San Francisco came out on top, with only 26 percent of homes that hit the market still...

We're No. 1: Forbes: San Francisco Is the Absolute Worst City for Renters

Photo via Markus Spiering Today Forbes released its ranking of the best and worst markets for renters, and whaddaya know, three of the top ten are in the Bay Area. San Francisco comes in first (by which we mean dead...

PREMIERE: Watch the Skuzzy Video for Never Young's "Like a Version"

After delivering a self-titled EP full of deliciously messy DIY guitar earlier this year, Bay Area punks Never Young are premiering their video for their first single "Like a Version." And, well, it rules. Basically, the clip features...Show More Summary

Slayer Goes Dark on a Foreboding New Record Store Day Track, "When the Stillness Comes"

Photo courtesy of Slayer Slayer meant a lot to me when I was younger, and I still have a big ol' soft spot for the perennial bad boys of Big Four Bay Area thrash. Even if they have mellowed with age, even if Tom Araya—he of the onceShow More Summary

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