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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Rolling Stones, Hells Angels and Busted Heads at Altamont

Yesterday's Crimes: Rolling Stones, Hells Angels and Busted Heads at Altamont

A melee broke out on Dec. 6, 1969 in front of the hastily constructed stage at the Altamont Speedway as the Rolling Stones played "Sympathy for the Devil." Several Hells Angels jumped into the crowd. Sawed-off pool cues came down…
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Dining, SFoodie 10 Bay Area Beers You Must Seek Out During Beer Week

10 Bay Area Beers You Must Seek Out During Beer Week

SF Beer Week is here! This might be the first time I've been sober since Friday, and I'm not sure how long this clarity will last. So before I start the marvelous cycle that'll be all too familiar for…
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Dining, SFoodie Five SF Beer Week Events That You Gotta Go To

Five SF Beer Week Events That You Gotta Go To

The schedule for the Eighth Annual SF Beer Week has been announced and the 10-day celebration keeps getting bigger each year. Starting with the Beer Week Gala on Jan. 22, Bay Area bars, breweries, restaurants and more will be putting…
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News, Sucka Free City Crazy Train: There'll Be No Boozing on the 49ers' Gameday Train. Right?

Crazy Train: There'll Be No Boozing on the 49ers' Gameday Train. Right?

No sport caters to American passions for drama, hard-hitting action, and daytime drinking like football. Any gathering of like-minded football fans becomes an impromptu tailgate party; reminiscences of past gridiron glory blend well with the beer-soaked present. San Francisco 49ers…
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Music, Woodsuck: Crummy festivals I attended in the late '60s and early '70s

Woodsuck: Crummy festivals I attended in the late '60s and early '70s

They say that if you remember Woodstock, you weren't there. That's bullshit. I remember it perfectly, and I was there. That's why I don't need all this nostalgic crap they're trying to unload on everybody in honor of the celebration's…
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Calendar, Night&Day Old Wounds

Old Wounds

In 1969, the Rolling Stones embarked on a historic tour that culminated in Altamont, a show people insist on calling the end of an era instead of just a royally screwed up afternoon. Wouldn't you know it, the band brought…
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Music, Reviewed Altamont

Altamont

There comes a time in many a noise-rock performer's life when he desires to play music somewhat more user-friendly and less confrontational. In 1998, Melvins drummer Dale Crover established the side-project Altamont, taking the lead as guitarist/singer (he also plays…
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Music, Apocalypse Then

Apocalypse Then

Thirty years ago this month -- on Dec. 6, to be exact -- the Altamont Speedway, located about a half-hour away from Berkeley, near Livermore, on the way to Sacramento, was the site of a free concert presented by the…
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News, Letters

Letters

A Poke at the Pigs I must take exception to your story on the patrol specials ("Cops vs. Cops," April 19). While it is doubtless true that the police department's goal in curtailing the powers of the specials is to…
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News, Feature

Whirly Birds

The winds are mine, as are the metal trees below, the velvet lime of Livermore, and the power to slay and devour furry, fuzzy creatures: Rabbits and mice and ground squirrels -- the warm, meaty, succulent rodents -- line my…
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