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Calendar, Night&Day Rock of Love

Rock of Love

When we were just angsty pre-teens in thrift store tie-dye, we dreamed of traveling to the mystical land of San Francisco, to live in a commune, raise goats on a fire escape, and fight The Man. How tragic it was…
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News, The Snitch SFPD Will Not Stop Busting People With Small Amounts of Weed, Even Though They're Not Supposed To

SFPD Will Not Stop Busting People With Small Amounts of Weed, Even Though They're Not Supposed To

They say the best journalism produces outrage, not awareness. Medical cannabis and marijuana legalization advocates are sometimes easily annoyed, but last week's Bay Citizen report of an uptick in undercover marijuana buy-busts in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood had them apoplectic. There's…
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News, The Snitch Kezar Gardens: Haight Recycling Center to Close This Week

Kezar Gardens: Haight Recycling Center to Close This Week

In a move surely motivated by the Christmas spirit, the city's Recreation and Parks Department evicted one of the only recycling centers in Haight-Ashbury, Kezar Gardens. Last week, sheriff's deputies arrived to boot employees, marking the end of an 18-month…
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Dining, SFoodie Post-Weekend Detox: Cafe Cole's Stellar Smoothie Selection

Post-Weekend Detox: Cafe Cole's Stellar Smoothie Selection

Cafe Cole, located just off Haight Street, has a charming exterior with open doors that urge the sidewalk wanderer forward into a cozy place full of magical smoothies. With titles such as Gypsy Queen, Periwinkle, and Beyond Prozak, it's no…
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Calendar, Night&Day Kurt So Good

Kurt So Good

Walking around San Francisco, there are plenty of gorgeous attractions to see. The visual splendor is part of what makes our city such a huge tourist attraction. But more often than not, there is just as much to laugh at…
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Dining, SFoodie Free Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Cone Today (Try the Greek Yogurt)

Free Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Cone Today (Try the Greek Yogurt)

What: Three words: free cone day. Where: Local Ben & Jerry's Scoop ShopsWhen: Tuesday April 3, noon to 8:00 p.m.Cost: Once you get to the front of line-- if you get to the front of the line-- the cone is free.The…
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Dining, SFoodie 34th Annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair Feels the Foodie Love

34th Annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair Feels the Foodie Love

34th Annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair Where: Haight between Ashbury and Masonic When: Sun., June 12, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: The historic Haight-Ashbury district, site of the Summer of Love more than 40 years ago, hosts a giant…
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News, Sucka Free City

How Is Whole Foods Adapting to the Haight?

The long-awaited and sometimes controversial Whole Foods has opened in the Upper Haight. What steps is the chain store taking to blend in with the local Haight-Ashbury culture? • Shirt? Shoes? No service • All produce must be picked up…
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News, Sucka Free City

How San Francisco celebrated the 40th anniversary of Woodstock

Last weekend was the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. How did San Francisco celebrate? • Pretended Woodstock happened here instead of upstate New York. • The Board of Supervisors passed a resolution commemorating the concert — finally giving it the recognition…
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News, The Snitch Top of the World, Ma! Top of the World! <i>SF Weekly</i> Featured Beneath Hippie's Ass (in <i>New York Times</i>!)

Top of the World, Ma! Top of the World! SF Weekly Featured Beneath Hippie's Ass (in New York Times!)

Photo   |   Jim Wilson/The New York TimesHa, ha, ha! We made it! We finally made it! We all work for a newspaper -- that's been featured in the Times! You can read the article this photo illustrated, one of those…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Summer Lovin'

It must be said: the Summer of Love had no corporate sponsors. No airlines, no bottled water companies, no television stations or "megastores" wanted to paste their brand identities on hippies in 1967. But the 40th Anniversary Summer of Love…
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News, Sucka Free City Hatin' on the Haight

Hatin' on the Haight

This summer will mark the 40-year anniversary of the Summer of Love, when thousands of dropouts tuned in, turned on, and headed for Haight Ashbury. Seems like there should be a party for the anniversary, huh? Well, there kinda is:…
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Music, Misc. Reviews

Misc. Reviews

Drop a couple bucks in Johnny Z and the Camaros' tip jar, and the trio will gladly ditch "Margaritaville" and "Friends in Low Places" for smooth renditions of Haight-Ashbury acid rock and West Coast stoner-country. It's music that sounds just…
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Music,

Misc. Reviews

Rock Medicine has been tending to rock 'n' roll's side effects for 31 years. The all-volunteer outfit, an arm of the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic, initially formed to minister to acid casualties at Dead shows, and today includes several hundred Bay…
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News, Matt Smith

Free Love and Enterprise

Last weekend, a literate friend looked at the sidewalk seven paces south of my doorstep and exclaimed, "That's the Tristero's horn." She was looking at a blue silk-screened image, about the size of two fists, depicting a bugle with a…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Political Transformation

Matt Gonzalez Gonzalez & Leigh LLP, 332 Pine (at Sansome), 217-3200 A grooming-challenged deputy public defender known mostly for pissing off judges -- one whose previous stab at political office, a run for DA, barely registered with voters -- might…
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Calendar, Urban Experience A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

SAT-SUN 6/7-8 San Francisco is a city of contradictions, and no two neighborhoods epitomize that notion better than high-fashion Union Street and just plain high Haight-Ashbury. The only thing the two 'hoods have in common is that they stage their…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Neighborhood Coffee Shop

The Haight-Ashbury District is one of the last hipster havens in the country without a Starbucks, and the locals like it that way. That's because every morning, Upper Haight and Cole Valley denizens line up at Cafe Cole, an itty-bitty,…
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Best of San Francisco, People & Places

Best Day to Avoid the Haight

There are many glorious, sun-drenched summer days in the Haight-Ashbury District, when the tourists cram the cheesy head shops and the locals peruse the aisles at Amoeba Music, but there's one sure day to avoid: the afternoon of the Haight…
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News, Dog Bites

Dog Bites

Peace Dividend We went to the war protest rally downtown two Sundays ago, and it was the largest one we have ever been a part of. We think. Possibly it could have been the smallest, since attendance reports vary enormously…
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