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Calendar, Night&Day Bunker Down

Bunker Down

Have you ever been beneath the car deck of the Golden Gate Bridge? Beneath the girders? Do you even know what a girder is? The Obscura Society will show you, along with retired park ranger and historian John Martini,…
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News, The Snitch Maurice James Update: Search Party Begins for Missing Bayview Man

Maurice James Update: Search Party Begins for Missing Bayview Man

Friends of 29-year-old Maurice James, also known as Mo, have started combing the coastline, looking for the Bayview man who was last seen Sunday night before he may have left for the beach the next morning. James' roommate last saw…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Place to Watch a 97,000-Pound Gun Disappear

Before there were smart bombs, there were smart bombardiers. The battery of artillery cannons that protected San Francisco Bay from Civil War days until the end of World War II wasn't guided by lasers or computers but by the Pythagorean…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bay to Breakdown

Bay to Breakdown

Many people think the 1.5-mile swim is the most demanding part of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, but we can't even understand that sort of swimming. It seems more like a rescue operation. But we can wrap our heads around…
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News, Sucka Free City

Black Rock Flock: A Burning Man preparation guide

Burning Man is just days away. How are you preparing? • Ass tanning. • Scraping North Face logos off new camping gear. • Burning roommate's art. • Persuading parents not to attend this year. • Concealing narcotics in friend's Winnebago.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Race Day

Race Day

Every distance runner reaches a point, after all the sweating and breathing and the sweating and breathing, in which he or she thinks, Shouldn’t I be getting an award for this? Enter the Dolphin South End Runners. Founded in the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Might As Well Be Locked Up

Might As Well Be Locked Up

San Francisco is known for its fun races, but nobody gets naked or sneaks a beer during the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. It’s one of those bragging-rights courses that draws ringers from around the world, meaning the fun part for…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Tennis Ball Diaries

The Tennis Ball Diaries

Last month, the publishing industry threw its back out promoting the father-son memoirs Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines. The former was written by David Sheff, whose titular son, Nic,…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Unknown Scenic Spot

Ocean Beach offers a due-west orientation along with an impressive vista north and south -- and a face full of gusting wind. For a kinder, gentler side of the Pacific Ocean, take your out-of-town friends to China Beach, just west…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Street Smarts

Street Smarts

THURS 4/17 Naked, graffiti-painted models, the latest fashions, and spray-painted canvases: Sounds like "Urban Couture," the reopening celebration for START SOMA, a two-month-old art gallery. START SOMA's collection had previously been housed in a 2,000-square-foot loft at Howard and Fifth…
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Culture, Books Lend Me Your Ear

Lend Me Your Ear

The man who calls himself the mayor of Baker Beach, Michael Warner, invites me to sit down in the lending library, a parking spot in the open-fronted garage that runs the length of his apartment building. It's mid-October, and a…
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Film, Reel World

El Norte

While you're waiting for that one perfect summer day to strip down and hang out at Baker Beach, the fall film festivals are sweating over their lineups. Cine Acción, which stages its 10th Festival ¡Cine Latino! in mid-September, has scored…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Easy Hike

There's no dearth of great hikes in and around San Francisco, but many of them are, well, hard. When you're not up for a strenuous hill climb but you still want to get out and walk -- or when you…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation Readers' Poll

Best BeachBaker Beach Best Neighborhood Park Dolores Park Best Place to Walk the Dog Ocean Beach Best Outdoor Workout Spot Golden Gate Best Gym 24 Hour Fitness Best Pool YMCA Best Hike Mount Tamalpais Best Jog National AIDS Marathon Training…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Route When Crossing the City on Foot

San Francisco is one of the tinier cities extant -- 49 square miles -- with neatly delineated aquatic borders, so traversing its seven-mile girth is not only feasible, it offers a saline-to-saline sense of geometric order and accomplishment. Begin at…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Place to Imagine Pre-Euro San Francisco

Baker Beach Once you've gotten yourself to the beach (see "Best Route to Cross the City on Foot" above), avert your eyes, if you can, from the gorgeous deep-orange bridge to your right and take in the unspoiled expanse of…
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Music, Riff Raff Riff Raff

Riff Raff

A Star Is Boring For critics, journalists, and other folks who work with words for a living, one of the great things about pop stars -- sometimes the only thing -- is that they allow one to use the word…
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Burning Desire

An exact replica of the original Burning Man, the 8-foot effigy that Larry Harvey built and set fire to in 1986 at Baker Beach in front of 20 people, will be erected at "The Art of Burning Man: An Incendiary…
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