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Calendar, Night&Day Bookies

Bookies

Every year an open panel called the Northern California Book Reviewers selects the best work by NorCal authors, published over the previous year, in the following categories: fiction, general and creative nonfiction, poetry, translation, and children's literature. The winners…
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Dining, Fresh Eats Fog Belt Brewing Company: Hoppy Beers in Santa Rosa

Fog Belt Brewing Company: Hoppy Beers in Santa Rosa

Fogbelt Brewing Company has opened the tap, introducing a few new microbrews to the Bay Area craft beer scene. This 2-month-old Santa Rosa brewery and taproom is as much a place to enjoy a pint and a bite as it…
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Dining, Eat Drink 2013: Small Batch is the Second Coming of Local Wine

Drink 2013: Small Batch is the Second Coming of Local Wine

It's the year 2053, and the quintessential California wine isn't Napa Cabernet. It's skin-fermented Roussanne from the Sierra Foothills. Or Alvarelhão from Lodi. Or maybe it's Refosco that won out in the Napa Valley. Far-fetched? Maybe. Impossible? Certainly not, thanks…
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Music, Hear This Testament: Show Preview

Testament: Show Preview

The "Big Four" of thrash metal were anointed long ago, but if other names are ever considered for that sacredly profane cabal, Testament better damn well be on the shortlist. Like its peers, the outfit traces its history back to…
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Calendar, Night&Day DIY Drama

DIY Drama

Have you ever been at a long and boring show and wished you could change it to fit your own preferences? That's exactly what happens at Family Drama, a completely improvised stage play inspired by the audience's suggestions. Presented by…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Hard Data Indicates Laffs

The Hard Data Indicates Laffs

With Tripping on the Tipping Point, Human Nature, a musical comedy theater troupe from northern California, is currently underway on its second production finding the humor in climate change, in song. "What?" you scream from your tree. "Climate change isn't…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • In an interview, Gwar's monster-in-chief, Oderus Urungus, spilled the details on his love of STDs and his habit of dining on Mexicans (the people, not the food). He says he eats crack instead of smoking it. And what…
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News, The Snitch ICE Does Immigration Sweeps, Arrests Thousands of "Criminal Aliens"

ICE Does Immigration Sweeps, Arrests Thousands of "Criminal Aliens"

Immigration authorities have arrested more than 3,100 convicted illegal immigrants and fugitives, including 200 in Northern California, during a massive, high-profile sweep nationwide over the last week. Some 1,900 ICE officers and agents throughout the United States conducted the largest…
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Dining, SFoodie Monday: Mendocino Seduces You with Its Exceptional Food and Booze

Monday: Mendocino Seduces You with Its Exceptional Food and Booze

Taste of Mendocino Where: Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center When: Mon., June 13, 5-8 p.m. Cost: $35 in advance, $45 onsite, enter discount code of "alice" or "KGO" to save $14.75 on online admission fee. The rundown: Experience the "Mendo…
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News, Feature What Fish You Can Buy, and When, in San Francisco

What Fish You Can Buy, and When, in San Francisco

A diverse and ample range of seafood products can be caught or raised in the waters of Northern California. Here's a sampling of what you can buy, and when: SHELLFISH. Oyster farming of the type that takes place in Marin…
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Music, Let's Get Killed The Outside Lands alternative: In the Pines

The Outside Lands alternative: In the Pines

This is a big weekend for music festivals tucked into scenic locations. And, really, there's nothing like breaking free from the dark concert hall standard for a night or two, instead crowding under redwood and eucalyptus giants, the fog drifting…
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Calendar, Night&Day Next!

Next!

In June, the Ethnic Dance Festival arrives in town, a heartwarming month of dance celebrating cultural traditions and the roots that connect us all. Today, however, there’s the nastiness of who gets picked to nourish those roots, to be determined…
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Calendar, Night&Day

More Than Kitsch

Last year, City Lights published Dana Frank's Local Girl Makes History: Exploring Northern California's Kitsch Monuments. Given the publisher, you might think the book is challenging fiction anchored by a witty postmodern title, but it's not: Local Girl really is…
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Music, All Shook Down SF-Area Anglers Beware: High Mercury Levels in Bay Area Fish

SF-Area Anglers Beware: High Mercury Levels in Bay Area Fish

Fish is good with a lot of things: chips and malt vinegar, rice and wasabi, lemon and pepper. Of course, it's great fried. But here's one thing it's not good with: the potent neurotoxin mercury. I'm talking to you,…
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Music, All Shook Down Google Mapping Taco Trucks: Yumtacos.com

Google Mapping Taco Trucks: Yumtacos.com

Despite the estimated 165 taquerias in San Francisco, there are many people who say that the only really great place to get a taco is from a truck. Maybe it's something about the way diesel fumes compliment Al Pastor,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sandy Land

Sandy Land

They battle tides, hermit crabs, and hypodermic needles, but the most feared threat for sandcastle artists has to be the small, young child. Today Ocean Beach will be awash in both, with hundreds of wide-eyed children worshipping the huge silica…
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Dining, Eat

Small, Good Things

A funny thing happens when you begin studying other languages: You realize the inadequacies of your own. For example, while studying French in college, I often complained to my roommate (who was studying Japanese) about the English language's lack of…
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