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News, Sucka Free City You Can't Take it With You: What Happens the Day After the Day of the Dead

You Can't Take it With You: What Happens the Day After the Day of the Dead

When the sun rises on the morning following Dia de los Muertos, it's an affirmation. Our loved ones may be gone. But we are here. We are alive. And we are slobs. Department of Public Works crews burning the midnight…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Dia de los Muertos Parade and Art Show

Video of the Day: Dia de los Muertos Parade and Art Show

The Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos is something of a cross-cultural collaboration. While the Aztecs used their summer month of Miccailhuitontli to celebrate dead children, fallen warriors, and other ancestors, the Spaniards brought the Roman Catholic All Soul's Day…
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News, The Snitch Douglas Cabrera Turns Himself In for 1995 Double Murder

Douglas Cabrera Turns Himself In for 1995 Double Murder

More than 15 years after the killing of Vincent Betancourt and his nephew, Ruben Solis, a man turned himself in to police this week, claiming responsibility for the shootings. Police arrested 33-year-old Douglas Cabrera on suspicion of shooting the 31-year-old…
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Calendar, Night&Day Chow Line

Chow Line

Last year's inaugural SF Street Food Festival was crowded. We entered, jostled down the block, paused reflectively, and jostled our way back. No bands were playing. You stand in crowds like that for a band, not a kebab. This year,…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Interrupting Their Rest

The veil between the living and the dead grows thinner at the beginning of November, according to ancient Mexican tradition and the ancient traditions of about ten other major cultures. It's a little suspicious: How did people all over the…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Four Best Outdoor Festivals

Frolicking alfresco is a way of life here in sunny California -- even in foggy S.F., where season (late spring or early fall) and location (anywhere but the Avenues) can conspire to create a festive meteorological setting. Here are some…
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