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News, The Snitch School Officials Apologize Over Racist Comic in Newsletter

School Officials Apologize Over Racist Comic in Newsletter

A Pleasant Hill school secretary reminded us today why it is so very important to proofread before hitting send. The substitute secretary accidentally sent out this racist cartoon below (credit goes to claycord.com) along with the school newsletter, somehow mistaking…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mind the Ripping Current

Mind the Ripping Current

Tonight, if history is any judge, we’ll get multicolored fog. It’ll be beautiful, really, especially if you ignore what’s happening inside of it and how many tens of thousands of dollars' worth of explosions are occurring within the drizzly mass.…
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Music, Folk Fantasies

Folk Fantasies

In the past few years, the U.S. has produced some fantastically cracked underground folkies deeply inspired by such tripped-out Brits from the '60s as Incredible String Band, Pentangle, and Tyrannosaurus Rex. But then again, we broke from the United Kingdom…
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Music, Have a Blue Xmas

Have a Blue Xmas

And now, in celebration of the famously scrawny filmmaker coming to the Fillmore on Dec. 14 to present "caustic holiday observations in a rapid-fire monologue covering all of his Christmas obsessions," as the press materials put it, we present alternate…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Boutique Shopping

Union Street We know that our city is a regular shoppers' mecca, filled with options. Of course there's Union Square, if your choice is to go elbow to elbow with the tourist and society set. And there are great vintage…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors One Strange Rampage

One Strange Rampage

SUN 11/30 We miss Gary Larson. The ingenious anthropomorphous antics of his comic creations are no longer a staple of our everyday life: Since 1994, our morning coffee and cornflakes have been accompanied instead by the god-awful Garfield and the…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Great Escapes for Lovers

Love in the Bay Area can be expensive. Fancy dinners out, weekend getaways, private investigators -- these things usually don't come cheap. But there are a few odd gems that couples can enjoy together for not a lot of money.…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Graveyard

In 1900 the Board of Supervisors declared cemeteries illegal within San Francisco's city limits (with the hallowed exceptions of Mission Dolores and the Presidio), resulting in wholesale excavations of city graveyards at Geary and Masonic, Powell and Lombard, 19th and…
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Culture, Stage St. Eleanor

St. Eleanor

Eleanor: Her Secret Journey sounds like a PBS documentary, but it's really a charming one-woman show that takes Eleanor Roosevelt's famous pluck as its subject. Jean Stapleton can't seem to escape from Eleanor roles. She's spent the last few years…
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