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Music, Hear This Los Rakas: Show Preview

Los Rakas: Show Preview

If you're going to listen to anyone about how broken the U.S. immigration system is, it may as well be Oakland duo Los Rakas. Cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun should know: They emigrated here from Panama, and, though they've…
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Dining, Eat Los Shucos: Gut-Busting Hot Dogs in the Mission

Los Shucos: Gut-Busting Hot Dogs in the Mission

Whether or not hot dogs turn out to be the next It thing to get (re)discovered, everyone should make haste to the Mission to try one at Los Shucos. After becoming hugely popular in Guatemala after hot dogs first became…
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Culture, Art Travel Vista: The Most Important Moment of the Immigrant Experience is Captured in the Mission

Travel Vista: The Most Important Moment of the Immigrant Experience is Captured in the Mission

As he walks down a street on his long journey to the United States, a man carries a bag that contains his most important possessions. He holds hands with a young woman, around his same age, whom he's leaving behind.…
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Dining, Eat Saint Frank: Bringing the Story of Coffee to Russian Hill

Saint Frank: Bringing the Story of Coffee to Russian Hill

The past two years have proven San Francisco to be fairly fertile ground for craft coffee. Armfuls of small roasters and "Third Wave" cafés are popping open monthly, and their missions are clear: to teach us to love coffee as…
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Music, Hear This Los Rakas: Show Preview

Los Rakas: Show Preview

"Panabay" is a genre tag with little clout. But if the Panama City-raised, Oakland-based hip-hop twofer Los Rakas keeps growing in visibility, that should change. Cousins Raka Rich (aka Rico) and Raka Dun (aka DunDun) have repeatedly gone to bat…
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News, The Snitch Central American Warfare Spills Into Bernal

Central American Warfare Spills Into Bernal

A drunken San Francisco man got a knife in the chest for a perceived offense he truly had no control over. The man was found with a stab wound on Richland and Mission, stumbling distance from Holly Park. When asked…
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Calendar, Night&Day Which Is Witch

Which Is Witch

We humans are a screwy lot. We use our differences to bitch and bicker and fight and throw tea party rallies at each other when the truth is we all come from the same metaphysical soup. Whether we hail from…
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Dining, Eat Comfort Food: At home on the Nicaraguan strip

Comfort Food: At home on the Nicaraguan strip

There's something grounding about a plate of food we know we can't possibly finish. Perhaps it's that atavistic feeling of abundance and generosity it engenders. Perhaps it's simply knowing we won't be able to run or bend over for a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Luna Tics

Luna Tics

Alejandro Murguía volunteered in Nicaragua in 1979 — with the good guys, not with the U.S.-backed Contras. He's the author of two books and the former editor of the 1970s local Chicano literary magazine Tin-Tan. We mention this because although…
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Music, Hear This Black Magic Spells

Black Magic Spells

Santana's "Black Magic Woman" long ago became a classic-rock radio staple easily taken for granted. But in the hands of Mexican-American singer Lila Downs, the song's bruja mystique is restored through her bilingual lyrics and inspired, jazzy arrangements. The song…
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Dining, Eat Sanctuary for Salvadoran Food

Sanctuary for Salvadoran Food

It's one of the finer flavor combinations available in today's flooded market. A ball of fresh cornmeal dough is stuffed with soft cheese, shredded pork, refried beans, or some combination of the above, then flattened into a thick disc. (Sometimes…
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Calendar, Night&Day In Defense of Creepy Crawlies

In Defense of Creepy Crawlies

Giant bugs always get a bad rap. From the unwieldy, pop-eyed ants of Them! to the billboard-sized tarantula of Earth vs. the Spider ("It must eat you to live!"), creepy crawlies of the enormous variety are typecast as disemboweling, prickly…
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News, Sucka Free City Kiva's Microloans Underwriting Cockfighting in Peru

Kiva's Microloans Underwriting Cockfighting in Peru

At Kiva's Web site (www.kiva.org), you can plunk down a loan of $25 to spot a farmer for pineapple seeds in Nicaragua, or help a fish seller buy cooking oil in Kenya. Started by a Bay Area couple inspired by…
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Dining, Eat It's Maya Pleasure

It's Maya Pleasure

While walking briskly down a squalid stretch of 16th Street, I catch the sprightly sign: "Mayan Cuisine with a Modern Touch." Oh, dear — not another pan-Latin fusion place? The contemporary decor seems to confirm the cynical observer's judgment. A…
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Music, Sonny's Days

Sonny's Days

We're in a stark, cheap motel room with a view of the desert, a place with faded blue plaster walls and a vibrating bed with a quarter slot. The scratchy soundtrack -- a Bakersfield-country guitar waltz -- seems inappropriately chipper…
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Dining, Eat Weighty Matter

Weighty Matter

It's no great secret that these are tough times in the restaurant business. I personally find it all a bit disheartening, since I never like to see any restaurant close (unless, of course, it's bad). On a brighter note, the…
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News, Postscript

Postscript

There are few things more agonizing than patiently awaiting a rite of passage. Who can forget the nagging itch of the gas-pedal foot during the months approaching age 16; that brief moment just prior to voting age when the Chronicle…
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