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Culture, Summer Guide Summer Guide: Road Trip: Destination Nevada City

Summer Guide: Road Trip: Destination Nevada City

It's Mother's Day weekend and everybody in Nevada City seems to be pregnant. One radiant, round-bellied woman after another parades past the window of Ike's Quarter Cafe, a crunchy New Orleans-style diner where I'm nibbling on organic cornbread and gingered…
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Summer Guide: How to Get to Pioneertown

Getting there: Pioneertown is east of Palm Springs, about eight hours' drive from San Francisco. From Palm Springs, take Highway 62 east; after 20 miles, turn left onto Pioneertown Road and follow it for four miles until you arrive at…
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Culture, Summer Guide Summer Guide: Pioneertown's Faux Frontier Paradise

Summer Guide: Pioneertown's Faux Frontier Paradise

ex•plor•er (ik-splawr-er), noun: a person or thing that explores. trailblazer. pathfinder. pioneer. Stand in front of the Jack Cass Saloon in Pioneertown at high noon under a cloudless sky, and it seems as if at any minute the heavy door…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide

One woman's quest to live without products made in China

In a recent episode of The Office, Steve Carell's perennially clueless Michael Scott arrives at work suddenly concerned about China's imminent global economic takeover, picking various items up off the desks and reading the labels aloud in disgust: "Uh-huh: China.…
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Culture, Summer Guide Chill Out in Healdsburg

Chill Out in Healdsburg

Every summer from second to sixth grade, my mom loaded me and my sister into the back of her Isuzu I-Mark for a girls' getaway to the Russian River. The little house she rented came complete with a tin rowboat…
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DIRECTIONS: Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and continue on Highway 101 about an hour to the Central Healdsburg exit. RENTAL PROPERTIES: Check the Vacation Rentals section on the Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce's site for leads, some as low as $99…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide Be Social IRL

Be Social IRL

I logged into Facebook, as I do every morning, and my news feed informed me that, overnight, seven of my friends had become fans of "Pretending to Text in Awkward Situations." Sure, at first it's funny — who among us…
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Music, Juan Son makes quirky Mexican pop

Juan Son makes quirky Mexican pop

Mexican pop star Juan Son has a vision for his new music video, but the fish markets in Guadalajara aren't cooperating. "We're trying to find lobsters that are alive, but they're all dead," he laments. Lifeless crustaceans are just the…
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Culture, Summer Guide A literary road trip up the Mendonoma coast

A literary road trip up the Mendonoma coast

A half-century ago, beatniks and hippies fatigued by the heaviness of the San Francisco scene began a northward migration toward a quieter life amid the redwoods. Artists and poets like Richard Brautigan, Joanne Kyger, Robert Creeley, and many who are…
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Music, An open letter to would-be Twitticians

An open letter to would-be Twitticians

Everybody from your publicist to your barber's kid sister is recommending you get on Twitter, 'cause Twitter is the new Facebook. And it's tempting: What's not to love about millions of people caring how you'll answer the question, "What are…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide Work It Out

Work It Out

In a down economy, the little luxuries are always the first to go: the mani-pedis, the spa days, the pricey fitness club membership with the weekly personal training sessions. If only waistlines shrank along with GDP. Luckily there's no shortage…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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