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News, The Snitch Manny Pacquiao Fight: What Happens When the Ride Ends?

Manny Pacquiao Fight: What Happens When the Ride Ends?

It's the kind of pain that makes you want to spike a beer bottle into the street and shout "Fuuuck!" into the sky. What happened to Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night sent men and women into shock, into rage, into…
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News, The Snitch <em>Chron</em> Ships Your Concerns (and Their Journalism) Overseas

Chron Ships Your Concerns (and Their Journalism) Overseas

It was almost old news by the time it reached my steps. The Chronicle's delivery person was bringing the newspaper later and later. It slipped back from 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and then 7:45 a.m. -- when I was…
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Dining, Eat House of Sisig: Kamayan Dining Creates Homey Atmosphere

House of Sisig: Kamayan Dining Creates Homey Atmosphere

First came the banana leaves: glossy, dark-green rectangles, cut down to the size of placemats and perpendicularly striped with veins. Our server covered the table in leaves so that we could only see the wood around the edges. Then she…
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News, Sucka Free City Predictions for San Francisco 2011

Predictions for San Francisco 2011

January • Major telecommunications collapse and the grid melts down. Municipal services fail. Cities go quiet. Black smoke looms on the horizon and food production halts. A thin cry, animalistic, issues from the north. February • The cities remain quiet.…
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Calendar, Night&Day It Was On a Boat

It Was On a Boat

The Jesuit university is proud of its current art exhibit, a collection of items salvaged from shipwrecks -- quite literally sunken treasure. "Galleons and Globalization" is made up of items found on wrecked "Manila Galleons," Spanish trade ships that sailed…
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News, The Snitch Filipino Activist Ponders Why S.F. Hosts Streets Named For Those Who Gleefully Killed His Ancestors

Filipino Activist Ponders Why S.F. Hosts Streets Named For Those Who Gleefully Killed His Ancestors

Clarito "Bing" Aradanas isn't content to direct his feet to the sunny side of just any street. The Filipino-American activist is irate that San Francisco is peppered with streets named after men who enthusiastically supported the wholesale slaughter of his…
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Music, All Shook Down Filipinos Picket Union Square Disney Store, File Suit Over Housewives Humor

Filipinos Picket Union Square Disney Store, File Suit Over Housewives Humor

Don't fuck with the Philippines. Filipino doctors in the U.S. are filing a class action lawsuit against Walt-Disney-owned ABC over a line delivered by Palo-Alto original Teri Hatcher on the Sept. 30th episode "Desperate Housewives." Here's the line, which…
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Dining, Eat Barometer Fluctuates at Mercury Appetizer Bar on Lombard at Van Ness

Barometer Fluctuates at Mercury Appetizer Bar on Lombard at Van Ness

I wouldn't say that the Mercury Appetizer Bar wormed its way into my affection, chugging along like the Little Engine That Could. Quite frequently during our rocky three-meal acquaintance I thought of it as the Little Engine That Couldn't: couldn't…
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Calendar, Night&Day Clubbing It

Clubbing It

Local artist Michael Arcega tackles issues of globalization using historical icons. But once you dive into his work, such as his petroleum-based cathedral, his AK-47 made out of rice, his SPAM maps (palindrome alert!), and his 15-foot Noah's Ark hauling…
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Dining, Eat One by Day, Another by Night

One by Day, Another by Night

After a luxurious lunch al fresco at Ducca, and a pleasant if less relaxing dinner, I felt as though I'd been at two different restaurants — and liked them both. But I was more likely to return to the first…
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News, The Snitch

Fugitives No More -- Rebecca and Terry Solomon Arrested in Philippines

It appears that life on the lam has come to an end for our favorite Tiburon socialites-turned-fugitives, Rebecca and Terry Solomon. The couple, wanted by U.S. authorities for allegedly bilking some $20 million from Bay Area investors, was arrested in…
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Calendar, Performance A Filipino Dorothy

A Filipino Dorothy

ONGOING 11/3-20 The Wizard of Oz meets the dreaded Filipino fiend the aswang: Does this sound weird, even for a high-concept play? Maybe, but Banyan, by Bay Area playwright Jeannie Barroga, now enjoying its world premiere after a three-year workshop…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Five Best Ice Cream Parlors

Pralines and Cream ... Chubby Hubby ... Blackberry Sorbet ... French Vanilla ... Chocolate Fudge Brownie ... Mint Chip ... Blueberry Cheesecake ... Chocolate Caramel Crackle ... these are a few of our favorite things. Especially on a hot…
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Culture, Stage Thrilla in Manila

Thrilla in Manila

"This place used to store things which were used to kill Filipinos," says Rex Navarrete. The San Francisco-based Filipino-American stand-up comedian is onstage at Sanctum Unmasct, a hip lounge bar in historic Intramuros, the Philippines' walled city that was the…
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Music, Immigrant Songs

Immigrant Songs

There aren't many rockin' role models for Filipino-American musicians. Among the few are guitarist Kirk Hammett from Metallica (he's one-quarter Filipino), axeman Joey Santiago of the Pixies, the Brothers Baluyut from Versus, and all the members of S.F. thrash metal…
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News, Feature Divided Loyalties

Divided Loyalties

Rene Pascual stands expectantly against the wall of a darkened hotel banquet hall, sipping a glass of whiskey in nervous anticipation. The lengthy four-hour program of the glitzy Northern California Filipino Media Awards is dragging to an end, but Pascual's…
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News, Bay View

The Price of Citizenship

It is a stunningly sunny afternoon in late January, and a Secret Service agent wearing all black waits impatiently as his bags are checked in at the American Airlines terminal. As his luggage passes through an X-ray scanner called a…
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Dining, Eat Beginnings and Endings

Beginnings and Endings

For several years I indulged in a hobby both personally enriching and fiscally exorbitant: the creation of elaborate, sit-down ethnic meals. I had gotten hold of the Time-Life Foods of the World series of cookbooks, 27 volumes of national/regional cookery…
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Calendar, Night&Day Melting Pot Moves

Melting Pot Moves

Each June, a unique cultural event returns to the Palace of Fine Arts for a three-weekend, nine-performance run that embraces virtually every ethnic group found in Northern California. This year, Friday through Sunday from June 9 to June 25, the…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Radical Group

You'll see their fliers around town, or you can find them at their Web site: The League of Filipino Students supports a youthful national liberation movement in the Philippines that is fighting to extricate that Third World economy from the…
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