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  1. Bay Area free weekend fun for July 17-19Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 |

    In 2015, the theme is "Collective Lands in the Peoples Hands." The Urban Youth Arts Festival is in its 19th year of bringing out the walls, recycled from year to year.


  2. Gentrification: A Real Estate PhenomenonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 |

    Some know the meaning of Gentrification . Many others do not know the meaning or its impact but live through it as part of their daily lives.


  3. History of California is part of Mission Basilica San Diego de AlcalaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 |

    Alex and Marko Ayling give us an affectionate look at the three B's of their hometown of San Diego, California: beaches, burritos, and beers. As the first of 21 missions along the coast of California , Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala is considered the 'Mother of the Missions.'


  4. Heathers: The Musical Premieres in San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 |

    Heathers : The Musical presented by Ray of Light Theatre premiered at the Victoria Theater in San Francisco 's Mission District on May 22 and runs through June 13. I had the pleasure of attending Saturday, May 30. Heathers: The Musical is based on 1989 cult movie, Heathers, which stars Winona Ryder as Veronica Sawyer and Christian Slater as J.D.. Heathers: The Musical is a Broadway musical dealing with teenage life, sex, suicide and murder.


  5. The bleeding edge: five more events for the coming weekRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 |

    Recently, I have been trying to provide heads-up announcements for events taking place more than a week in advance. My primary source for such material has been the Center for New Music ; but the touring plans for Biggi Vinkeloe's Roughtet have also figured in my jumping the gun on several events of note.


  6. Echo Brown's autobiographical solo 'Black Virgins are not for Hipsters'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2015 |

    Echo Brown, a girlish and feminine Ivy League graduate with a masters in journalism, looks like a dancer, lean and expressive in a soft leotard of a dress, telling her friends what starts out as a story about losing her 23 year old virginity but it turns out to be so much more than a portrayal of another strong black woman, since 'Black Virgins are not for Hipsters'. It would not be until Brown traveled to Germany that she would discover her own particular appeal to men, that she is worthy and sought after, she is the one who makes the choices.


  7. The bleeding edge: Biggi Vinkeloe's Roughtet will plat four San Francisco venuesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2015 |

    Mosaic of Roughtet performers : Don Robinson, Bitti Venkeloe, Joe Lasqo, Lisle Ellis, Scott Walton, Warren Stringer, and Megan McKearney) Having concluded last month with a performance by her Mooncake trio, saxophone and flute player Biggi Vinkeloe is beginning May with an United States tour of her Roughtet. This is a combo she has formed with Don Robinson , Joe Lasqo , and two bass players , along with two real-time video artists .


  8. Best DIY experience in San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 |

    San Francisco has long been called a dreamer's city. There is a creative spirit that is constantly pulsing in the heartbeat here.


  9. Virginity 1st and 2nd time in 'Rise' and 'Black Virgins are not for Hipsters'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 |

    'Black Virgins are not for Hipsters' a new comedy solo show by Echo Brown opens at The Marsh in the Mission. 'Rise' and 'Black Virgins are not for Hipsters' are each about virginity and the so called loss of it seems to be at the heart of new romantic comedy solo shows in San Francisco in May. The perspective of each of these autobiographical-style monologues comes from a different corner of the fringe theater world.


  10. Stop # 6 memorializes Father GarcesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2015 |

    In June of 1767, King Charles III of Spain expelled the Jesuit missionaries from the New World. There appear to be many reasons for this action, but one was the Jesuits supported the Inquisition and Charles was of the enlightenment.


  11. Chamber Music Society of San Francisco will feature women composersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2015 |

    Next month the Chamber Music Society of San Francisco, the string quartet in which Jory Fankuchen and Natasha Makhijani share responsibility for first chair, performing with violist Clio Tilton and cellist Samsun van Loon, will be presenting two programs in a partnership with vocalist and guitarist Diana Gameros. They will share a program consisting entirely of works by women composers.


  12. The 'best of' articles: Late night eats and bar foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2009 |

    Sometimes looking for a place that serves late night food after a full night of drinking is just as important as deciding on where to drink for the night. A lot of bars make the situation a lot easier by serving food.


  13. The Week Ahead in Fashion: Style Discussions, Store Openings, Fashion ShowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2015 |

    One of the best things about San Francisco is all the interesting events and activities that happen every day throughout the city. This week's fashion events range from a Commonwealth Club talk with famous Project Runway star Tim Gunn to the Japanese Street Style fashion that can be seen during the Cherry Blossom Festival .


  14. Third person shot to death by SF police this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 |

    A woman was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers early Tuesday evening, after she allegedly attempted to hit them with a car while trying to get away. Police say they encountered Alice Brown, 24, of San Francisco a little after 7p.m. at the intersection of Van Ness Avenue and Pine Street, during an investigation of a possible stolen car.


  15. Off the Grid food markets open 2015 with summer and spice in the airRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2015 |

    Off the Grid launched it's sixth season tonight with a perfect summery evening at Fort Mason , with a caravan of tantalizing food from young independents, circled around a stage for live music and happy visitors. It's the kind of communal, casual and spirited event that's so good for the soul it makes you glad are in San Francisco .


  16. How high? How far?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 |

    Recently I said that a shortage of inventory was driving prices up again. This week, I want to actually show you sample properties that sold well above their listing price.


  17. The bleeding edge: music reaches out to other mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 |

    This is one of those weeks when the number of events that have not already been reported is relatively modest, but there are two days on which two things will be happening at the same time. Fortunately, neither of those days conflicts with two of the major events at the Center for New Music , the Guerrilla Composers Guild 's latest collaboration, this time with the Ignition Duo, and the Darkness and Light concert by Wild Rumpus.


  18. Dog emerges from burned-out building aliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 |

    A four-alarm fire broke out in San Francisco, Calif. Wednesday night, January 28, 2015 where one man died and six others were hurt, including a firefighter, according to ABC7 .


  19. SF Police: man committed suicide by copRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 |

    Left to right: SFPD Chief Greg Suhr explains the department's latest police shooting incident at a press conference Tuesday night, while District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener and Mission District station Captain Dan Perea listen. A man shot to death by San Francisco police officers last Sunday appears to have committed "suicide by cop," SFPD Chief Greg Suhr said Tuesday night during a town-hall style meeting in the Mission District.


  20. Community Music Center will begin 2015 with two 'partnership' eventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 |

    Next month there will be two events at the Community Music Center , both of which will be enabled through partnerships with major San Francisco performing arts organizations. The first of those organizations is the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts .


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