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Dining, Fresh Eats Speakeasy Celebrates 17 Years of Beer

Speakeasy Celebrates 17 Years of Beer

Vinos rejoice ... sort of. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on July 8 allowing patrons to participate in wine tastings at farmers markets offered by winemakers who bottle their own product. Both houses of the Legislature approved the bill…
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Dining, Fresh Eats

Wine Tastings Now Allowed at Farmers Markets

Vinos rejoice ... sort of. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on July 8 allowing patrons to participate in wine tastings at farmers markets offered by winemakers who bottle their own product. Both houses of the Legislature approved the bill…
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Calendar, Night&Day Time Piece

Time Piece

Since the beginning, artists have yearned to stop time, or at least to examine their nagging awareness that it's unstoppable. But only San Rafael native Christian Marclay has so successfully managed to turn the anxious sport of clock-watching into…
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Dining, Eat SF FoodLab: Pop-Ups Find a Home

SF FoodLab: Pop-Ups Find a Home

Most pop-up chefs are quick to praise the flexibility and low-risk nature of the pop-up game. Then they inevitably complain about sporadic turnouts and ill-equipped kitchens, and gaze into the middle distance as they describe their brick-and-mortar dreams. Here to…
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News, The Snitch Did You Notice the Fire on the Richmond Bridge This Morning?

Did You Notice the Fire on the Richmond Bridge This Morning?

A wine truck caught fire while crossing the Richmond-San Rafael bridge this morning, causing a headache of a morning commute, ABC 7 News is reporting. According to reports, the fire started on the lower deck of the bridge at about…
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News, The Snitch Paul Nave, "Marin County Assasin," Can't Outlast Boxer Half His Age

Paul Nave, "Marin County Assasin," Can't Outlast Boxer Half His Age

It turns out there is a grandfather clause in boxing. As in, boxers who are grandfathers seldom win. Paul "The Marin County Assassin" Nave, proud grandpa and celebrant of his 51st birthday tomorrow, stepped into the ring Friday night against…
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News, Sucka Free City Holy taco! Did a food vendor steal his rival's recipe?

Holy taco! Did a food vendor steal his rival's recipe?

While you can find just about any Latin cuisine in the Mission, until recently you would have had to search hard to find an empanada — a warm pastry pouch of meat and vegetables that is to a Chilean or…
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Culture, Stage This year's Fringe Festival preview was a total disaster

This year's Fringe Festival preview was a total disaster

I've always maintained that one of the best things about attending an unjuried Fringe Festival such as the one we have annually here in San Francisco is the crapshoot aspect. Visit one theater to watch a scantily clad girlfriend and…
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Culture, Encore

Also Playing

Actors Reading Writers Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant (at Ellsworth), Berkeley, 510-843-4822. BATS: Sunday Players Fort Mason, Bldg. B (Marina & Buchanan), 474-6776. "Beach Blanket Babylon" Club Fugazi, 678 Green (at Powell), 421-4222. Benedictus The Thick House, 1695 18th St.…
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Music, Bouncer

Tenderloin refuge: a spendy drink oasis hidden in S.F.'s rough patch

I'm a firm believer that 90 percent of therapists are full of shit. When I decided to fix myself, I was lucky to get a 10 percenter who was great. I have often thought of getting her a leather jacket…
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News, Sucka Free City A Pigeon Noir

A Pigeon Noir

Supposedly long gone were my sullied days of crime, days spent as a young hoodlum living in some dying rust belt 'burg in upstate New York, cruising around town in a cherry-red T-top Camaro and demolishing roadside mailboxes with a…
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News, The Apologist

Rain, Rain, Go Away

It was the rainiest March in memory for San Francisco, and meteorologists say the Bay Area's unceasing wetness will continue for the next couple of weeks. Downtown San Francisco saw 25 days of rain in March (with hail mixed in),…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Repertory Film Listings

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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Calendar, Night&Day

July Fourth

100% Dynamite: The night before the big ka-boom, blow it up on the dance floor at one of SOMA's premiere nightclubs. DJs Shortkut, Pam the Funkstress, Sake One, Jah Yzer, Deuce Ace, and Daeta spin hip hop favorites. Sun.,…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best-Looking Library

Marin Civic Center 3501 Civic Center (at Avenue of the Flags), Fourth Floor, San Rafael, 499-6056, www.marincenter.org Many people live in the Bay Area without ever realizing that there's a gigantic, beautiful building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Marin…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Water World

Water World

SAT 1/22 The highlights of my 10th-grade summer-school gym stint (besides the cute bikini I wore) were the days when we'd pack our horny adolescent bodies into kayaks for some fun on the local river. I can't promise such coquettish…
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News, The Apologist Controlling Castro

Controlling Castro

For the second year in a row, San Francisco revelers were treated to a relatively tame party in the Castro on Halloween, with a heavy and visible police presence maintaining order over a historically out-of-control celebration. Cops did not allow…
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Calendar, Night&Day

This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 Most of us know at least one grammar Nazi who takes delight in correcting our speech ("That's to whom, you ninny!"), usually in front of attractive members of the opposite sex. So reading an entire book…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Cinemaniacs

Cinemaniacs

ONGOING San Francisco has a movie theater for just about any kind of celluloid experience: hip, upscale, bargain-basement, and corporate. But despite our plethora of film houses, we don't have anything like the Rafael Film Center. Its location in the…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors All Wet

All Wet

FRI-SUN 1/9-11 As in other coastal cities, San Francisco's watery border provides both a physical boundary and an emotional touchstone. Locals depend on it to provide a sense of place and a rare, restorative slice of natural beauty in an…
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