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Music, All Shook Down All Day I Dream Resident Hoj Reflects on the Early Days of Bay Area Record Shopping

All Day I Dream Resident Hoj Reflects on the Early Days of Bay Area Record Shopping

Growing up in the Bay Area,  Hoj first got a taste for the nightlife and DJ lifestyle over two decades ago during a time he remembers was full of “Adidas jumpsuits, underground raves, and DJ Dan mixtapes.” While the days…
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News, The Snitch City Lays Out Rules For 420: No Selling, Lots of Cops — And Good Luck Driving Home

City Lays Out Rules For 420: No Selling, Lots of Cops — And Good Luck Driving Home

Wednesday is the 20th day of April, in the year of widespread cannabis use. Consuming America's favorite illicit drug is less and less a rebellious act these days, which means more and more people — up to 15,000, by…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Magnolias Are Blooming at the Botanical Garden!

The Magnolias Are Blooming at the Botanical Garden!

With the caveat that 72-degrees-and-sunny is hardly what a stil-parched California needs in early February, it sure is nice! If you were expecting endless storms off the Pacific this month, you should press your luck and check out San…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Bodies in Barrels and the Killer Cop

Yesterday's Crimes: Bodies in Barrels and the Killer Cop

The 55-gallon metal drums looked out of place. They were left in Golden Gate Park near a narrow jogging path about a mile from the ocean. Answering reports from concerned residents, mounted patrolman Bruno Pezzulich was the first to…
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News, The Snitch Three Drifters Linked to Murders of Canadian Tourist and Yoga Teacher Plead Not Guilty

Three Drifters Linked to Murders of Canadian Tourist and Yoga Teacher Plead Not Guilty

Morrison Lampley, 23, Sean Angold, 24, and Lila Alligood,…
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News, The Snitch A Body Found in Golden Gate Park and a Man Shot in Bayview This Weekend

A Body Found in Golden Gate Park and a Man Shot in Bayview This Weekend

On Saturday morning, a passerby discovered a woman’s body near the intersection of JFK and Chain of Lakes drives in Golden…
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Dining, SFoodie The World Veg Festival Comes to Golden Gate Park This Weekend

The World Veg Festival Comes to Golden Gate Park This Weekend

It is tasty along with being generally healthful, and, even in the form of, say, triple-frosted deep-fried brownies, it makes the social conscience proud. Vegan food is the focus of the World Veg Festival, a celebration of plant-based…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The Torture-Kit Sadist

Yesterday's Crimes: The Torture-Kit Sadist

This story is one giant trigger warning. On Saturday, July 20, 1957, James Lonergan, a 26-year-old teacher, was on a date with an unidentified 19-year-old student nurse. The car ride started to get bumpy, so Lonergan pulled over by…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist 13 of the Cutest People We Saw at Outside Lands

13 of the Cutest People We Saw at Outside Lands

While music festivals can be the optimal venue for showing off your style, August in Golden Gate Park can complicate matters. While it was warm and sunny about 50 percent of the time, and most people just said, "Fuck…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands 2015: Things Done Changed!

Outside Lands 2015: Things Done Changed!

The eighth edition of Outside Lands has come and gone, leaving thousands of music fans with sore calves and dusty shoes from tromping around Golden Gate Park for the past three days. There were a number of significant changes to…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: Chicken Wings and Bloody Stumps in Golden Gate Park

Yesterday's Crimes: Chicken Wings and Bloody Stumps in Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park has seen its share of body dumps, but this has to be one of the strangest. On Sunday, Feb. 8, 1981, the headless body of an African American man was found wrapped in a sleeping bag…
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Music, All Shook Down Moment of Truth: Outside Lands Hip-Hop Factoids

Moment of Truth: Outside Lands Hip-Hop Factoids

There's 5 hip-hop acts at Outside Lands Festival this year. Sorta sad... I know, but to the festival's credit, the slate is very top-heavy. With that, your resident hip-hop encyclopedia (Moment of Truth) has put together some curiosities and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Vintage Paper Fair Returns This Weekend

The Vintage Paper Fair Returns This Weekend

Like Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine or Dr. McGillicuddy’s Root Beer, Hal Lutsky’s Vintage Paper Fair is a wonderful cultural institution named for a person with a unique-sounding name. And it’s coming back to the Hall of Flowers this weekend…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist What We Found (And Did Not Find) in the Aftermath of 4/20

What We Found (And Did Not Find) in the Aftermath of 4/20

By the time I got to Hippie Hill last evening, it was almost 7 p.m. and the crowds were thinning. I’m a very infrequent pot smoker, and missing the real action was almost the point. I wanted to…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands, Day 1: Calibration

Outside Lands, Day 1: Calibration

Let the public transit tremble, for Outside Lands has begun. The sixth year got off to an auspicious start, with clear skies, mild temps, and a generous outlay of skin and flower crowns, such that out-of-towners were seen to…
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Music, Big Rock Prelude: Where to Point Your Ears During Outside Lands, Other Than Toward the Headliners

Big Rock Prelude: Where to Point Your Ears During Outside Lands, Other Than Toward the Headliners

Of course Kanye. Of course the Flaming Lips. And, yes, of course Tom Petty (because how much longer will the Heartbreakers be around?) But for those of us plunking upwards of $100 per day on this weekend's Outside Lands music…
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Music, All Shook Down Outside Lands: More Water, Safer Totems, and Surveillance Cameras This Year

Outside Lands: More Water, Safer Totems, and Surveillance Cameras This Year

With Outside Lands quickly approaching, we spoke briefly with Allen Scott, executive vice president of Another Planet Entertainment, about a few updates and changes to the 2014 festival. In addition to Outside Lands, Another Planet Entertainment produces the Treasure Island music…
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Culture, The Week in Cheap

The Week in Cheap: Free & Cheap Things to Do in and Around S.F. This Week

17th Annual Mongolian Naadam Festival Explore the culture and heritage of Mongolia at this annual folk music, dance, and food celebration. Most people come to see the traditional Mongolian wrestling, along with demonstrations of archery and tug-of-war. Saturday, July 12,…
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News, Chem Tales The Last Narc: The SFPD's Most-Notorious Drug Cowboy Rides Off Into the Sunset

The Last Narc: The SFPD's Most-Notorious Drug Cowboy Rides Off Into the Sunset

If you were seeking a tasteof old-school police work in San Francisco, you might try something like this: A young man at Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park sits on a blanket, smoking marijuana. A stranger approaches him and asks…
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News, The Snatch

The Snatch: The Week the City Peed on Itself

Some Kind of Champion Sunday's Bay to Breakers footrace brought out the usual miscreants — drunks, public urinators, and of course drug users. And then there was the drunken partially naked guy who was busted taunting the city's bison. According…
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