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News, Sucka Free City Bridge to Somewheres: A Golden Gate Bridge Director's 710-Mile Commute

Bridge to Somewheres: A Golden Gate Bridge Director's 710-Mile Commute

Twice a month, Gerald Cochran ambles aboard a small turboprop plane and soars 355 miles from his home in Crescent City to San Francisco. The amiable 72-year-old is a member of the Golden Gate Bridge District's Board of Directors. In…
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News, The Snitch Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike Spreads: State Says 'Hundreds' of Inmates Now Involved

Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike Spreads: State Says 'Hundreds' of Inmates Now Involved

A hunger strike that began Friday in a high-security unit of the notorious Pelican Bay State Prison has spread to one-third of California's state prisons and now involves hundreds of inmates, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.Department…
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News, The Snitch Pelican Bay Prisoners Plan Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Confinement

Pelican Bay Prisoners Plan Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Confinement

Inmates at California's notorious Pelican Bay State Prison are planning a hunger strike to protest what they say are inhumane conditions of confinement.The Oakland-based grassroots organization Critical Resistance issued a statement today indicating that the inmates will begin the strike…
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Music, Hear This Kickin' Brass

Kickin' Brass

While you can still start an argument as to whether the Rebirth Brass Band is as big worldwide as the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, you can't question its New Orleans musical pedigree or its capability to funkify the city's century-old…
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Calendar, Night&Day Kickin’ Brass

Kickin’ Brass

While you can still start an argument as to whether the Rebirth Brass Band is as big worldwide as the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, you can’t question its New Orleans musical pedigree or its capability to funkify the city’s century-old…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Three Best Launching Pads

Although San Francisco is a marvelous and cosmopolitan city, sometimes the call of the open road is so overwhelming you just have to dig out the passport and get out of town. The question is, how? Which modes of recreational…
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