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Music, Hear This Los Rakas: Show Preview

Los Rakas: Show Preview

If you're going to listen to anyone about how broken the U.S. immigration system is, it may as well be Oakland duo Los Rakas. Cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun should know: They emigrated here from Panama, and, though they've…
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Music, Hear This Los Rakas: Show Preview

Los Rakas: Show Preview

"Panabay" is a genre tag with little clout. But if the Panama City-raised, Oakland-based hip-hop twofer Los Rakas keeps growing in visibility, that should change. Cousins Raka Rich (aka Rico) and Raka Dun (aka DunDun) have repeatedly gone to bat…
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Dining, SFoodie Smuggler's Cove Postpones (and Clones) Panamanian Rum Event

Smuggler's Cove Postpones (and Clones) Panamanian Rum Event

The Abuelo rum event at Smuggler's Cove that we previewed yesterday? Postponed till February, though now there are two opportunities to meet master distiller Richardo Henriquez and taste his Panamanian estate cane rum: Sat., Feb. 5, and Sun., Feb. 6.…
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Dining, SFoodie Saturday: Rum and Pana-Mania at Smuggler's Cove

Saturday: Rum and Pana-Mania at Smuggler's Cove

UPDATE Jan. 14: This event has been rescheduled. Details here. Abuelo Rum at Smuggler's Cove Where: Smuggler's Cove, 650 Gough (at McAllister), 869-1900 When: Sat., Jan. 22, 5 p.m. sharp Cost: Free with Facebook RSVP The rundown: Put on your…
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Music, Owen Maigret's Conquering Label

Owen Maigret's Conquering Label

If any visual artist captured the ethos of the San Francisco house music scene during its '90s salad days, it would be Owen Maigret. As with hippies and their cherished Grateful Dead poster art, an aging raver need only glance…
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News, Matt Smith It's an Ugly Day in the Neighborhood

It's an Ugly Day in the Neighborhood

Panama Street, an unpaved dogleg off Niantic Avenue just east of the San Francisco Country Club, officially belongs to the city of San Francisco. But it's really Tom Ginella's domain. The shaded "J" bend where Niantic turns into Panama has…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

The Potted Psalm I hung up the phone and tipped my Panama in amazement to Jeff Ross, the founder of S.F. Indiefest. As if spearheading a weeklong annual film festival wasn't sufficiently daunting, Ross is expanding into video exhibition with…
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