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Dining, SFoodie Friday Eight: Telegraph Hill Honors a Water Fountain With a Party

Friday Eight: Telegraph Hill Honors a Water Fountain With a Party

There's a Party On Telegraph Hill for a Water Fountain Tomorrow If you're free after swinging by the World Naked…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Watch This Video of 1955 San Francisco (Including the Cliff House Sky Tram)

Watch This Video of 1955 San Francisco (Including the Cliff House Sky Tram)

Here’s a fun, 21-minute-long, 1955 Cinemascope presentation that explains San Francisco to people who’ve never heard of it — and without showing the Tenderloin, the Mission, or a single moment of fog. Beautifully oversaturated and overwritten in that ‘50s…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Coit Tower Murals Reveal Best View of SF Life

Tourism for Locals: Coit Tower Murals Reveal Best View of SF Life

Coit Tower has taken on a royal blue hue in the last few days with the Golden State Warriors leading in Pacific Division championships against the Memphis Grizzlies of the 2015 NBA playoffs. Yet whether they hang on to their…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Photo of the Day: Coit Tower Parrots

Photo of the Day: Coit Tower Parrots

Iconic San Francisco Animals: Coit Tower Parrots These red-masked parakeets have made San Francisco their home for almost 20 years. See them prominently hanging around Telegraph Hill and Coit Tower.…
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News, The Snitch Coit Tower: Prop. B Passes. What Does it Mean?

Coit Tower: Prop. B Passes. What Does it Mean?

You can find the results of the election locals cared about so much that more than 75 percent of them didn't bother to vote here. Elections, however, aren't American Idol. They don't exist for entertainment purposes -- the saga of…
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News, Sucka Free City

Prop. B: Tracking the Money Poured into the Coit Tower Battle

Even in an era when top hats and monocles have given way to blazers with jeans and loafers, it's still swell to be a swell. The trappings of wealth may change, but the access to it — that's a constant.…
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News, The Snitch Coit Tower: More than $100K Pours in to Fight Prop. B

Coit Tower: More than $100K Pours in to Fight Prop. B

Indian tribe that pushed Willie Brown-backed gambling bill ponies up $25K to quash Coit Tower measureOne of the swell things about being a swell is the convenient access to large sums of money. A few phone calls, a few meaningful…
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News, The Snitch Coit Tower Partier Joins Fundraising Party

Coit Tower Partier Joins Fundraising Party

On the cusp of voters' decision on how to spend the funds generated by aging landmark Coit Tower, the city announced it has unearthed $1.7 million with which to maintain its rough-around-the-edges moneymaker.Fair enough -- tourists shocked at the filth…
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News, The Snitch Coit Tower Prop. B Challenges Voters to Think for Themselves

Coit Tower Prop. B Challenges Voters to Think for Themselves

When pondering how to vote on the Coit Tower Proposition B on the June 5 ballot, voters may be reminded of the joke about the indecisive rabbi. Well, this voter is. In that joke, two men with a dispute come…
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News, Sucka Free City

Occupy Coit Tower: Dinner for 1 Percenters Angers Community

In the most overtly political of Bernard Zakheim's Depression-era Coit Tower murals, a man reaches for a copy of Karl Marx's Das Kapital. How funny, then, that a dozen swells last year enjoyed a candlelight banquet just beneath him, a…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Voters Try to Protect Coit Tower with Ballot Initiative

S.F. Voters Try to Protect Coit Tower with Ballot Initiative

Some San Francisco citizens who are worried that the city's iconic Coit Tower is not getting the TLC it needs are hoping to force the city to shower the landmark with a little more money. And what better way to…
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Culture, Books Jim Nisbet's noir detective knows why the book biz is fading

Jim Nisbet's noir detective knows why the book biz is fading

The San Francisco poet and novelist Jim Nisbet's new book is an old book, reportedly conceived in the mid-1980s as he was making a name for himself with crime novels while also feeling disgusted by the marauding prosaicism of detective fiction.…
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News, The Snitch Coit Tower Attack Raises Disturbing Questions

Coit Tower Attack Raises Disturbing Questions

An unfortunate story emerged today about an South Bay man and woman, enjoying their second date, being brutally beaten and robbed at Coit Tower early Saturday. What's disturbing is not only that such an attack happened -- it's that you're…
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News, Sucka Free City

Park near Coit Tower may hang plaque honoring alleged cult leader

What is San Francisco's response when an anonymous family foundation wishes to exchange a hefty sum in return for a monument on city land honoring a man who has been described as the leader of an international cult? Apparently, it's…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide Work It Out

Work It Out

In a down economy, the little luxuries are always the first to go: the mani-pedis, the spa days, the pricey fitness club membership with the weekly personal training sessions. If only waistlines shrank along with GDP. Luckily there's no shortage…
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Calendar, Night&Day Get on the Bus

Get on the Bus

We all love to bag on Muni. It's late, it's dirty, somebody peed. But the bus system appears to have done something very right this time. The Culture Bus, the 74X line, roves the city from museum to landmark to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Prop Yourself Up

Prop Yourself Up

Fucking propositions. They always say one thing and mean another. Seems like they usually promise clean water and improved air quality when they mean tax breaks for polluters. There's never enough time to learn about them, either, and the language…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Pier Review

If Hollywood ever tries its hand at Escape from San Francisco, we hope there are kayaks involved. There just aren’t enough kayaks in action films, you know? We imagine the little boats riding a tsunami, hurtling toward the bad guys…
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News, The Apologist

Tower of Babble

On his radio show last Monday, infamous conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly lambasted San Francisco for voting against military recruitment in its schools, and welcomed terrorists to annihilate one of the city's most beloved landmarks, Coit Tower, a monument to firefighters.…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Lonely Girls

Lonely Girls

FRI-SAT 7/29-30 It's an old, familiar premise -- a woman waits alone by the phone on a Friday night, the tragic hum of the television, computer, or refrigerator her only company. Choreographers Joan Bruemmer and Krista DeNio play on the…
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