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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Nine: The Myriad Opens, Crisis in Yosemite

Wednesday Nine: The Myriad Opens, Crisis in Yosemite

The Myriad — The Other Myriad — Is Open Tablehopper reports that The Myriad — which is the marketplace at 2175…
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Calendar, Night&Day Immersive art

Immersive art

Over the last month, a group of artists has been contemplating our waterways, both seen and unseen, for a group show titled "Off Shore." Local artist Paul Cesewski presented an evening of floating kinetic sculptures, including an amphibious bicycle-powered…
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News, Sucka Free City Liquid Assets: While California Dries Up, San Francisco Stays Wet

Liquid Assets: While California Dries Up, San Francisco Stays Wet

The year 2014 is shaping up to be one of California's driest since humans saw fit to commence measuring such things. San Francisco, however, is a town that's loath to dry out. We continue to power-wash filth off our streets…
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Calendar, Night&Day Jump!


Few sports lend themselves to the cinema as well as the ones featured in the Nor Cal Free Flight Film Festival. Now in its fifth year, the festival is an annual screening of all things "free flight." That's skydiving,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Larger vistas

Larger vistas

Even as he pushes 80 years of age, the celebrated British painter David Hockney is experimenting with art. In the 2010 documentary David Hockney: A Bigger Picture, Hockey makes a declaration to do paintings without the aid of photography,…
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News, Sucka Free City Cremains of the Day: Good News: You Won. Bad News: You’re Still Alive

Cremains of the Day: Good News: You Won. Bad News: You’re Still Alive

Many contests elicit entries by promising the chance of a lifetime. This one can truly deliver. Bay Area residents of a certain age have, for years, been receiving cards of a most peculiar sort from the Trident Society. Next to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Many of us take for granted the expansive and beautiful parks we have access to every day. That’s why on this holiday we urge you to get outside and take advantage of today’s waived entrance fees to all national parks.…
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News, Letters

SF Weekly Letters

Swirl and Sip Article leaves reader thirsty for more: I'm a fellow in my mid-twenties and I have been cooking professionally for the last 10 years. I've always wanted learn about and get the right feel for "fine wine," but…
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News, Feature BASE Jumper Won't Stop Illegal Leaps Despite Yosemite Tasing

BASE Jumper Won't Stop Illegal Leaps Despite Yosemite Tasing

A mud-splattered Jeep Cherokee pulls over on the shoulder of an empty road and stops. It is a gray, 40-degree January day, too cold for dallying. A man dressed in black with a sun-worn face and gray-nipped beard steps…
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Film, FilmCap

To the Limit

As Pepe Danquart's cheerfully lunatic To the Limit begins, a camera takes in the majestic expanse of Yosemite National Park, gently gliding not just to the edge of a cliff, but over it. What? While not quite great filmmaking, To…
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News, Dog Bites Drawn and Quartered

Drawn and Quartered

Our state quarter entered circulation a few weeks ago, but already we're certain the image -- Yosemite Valley, John Muir, a condor flying into John Muir's beard -- will never enter our state's crowded iconography. It's just not California enough.…
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Calendar, Resolution Guide

Your Year to See the World

"Travel," said Mark Twain, "is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness ... nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him." Travel is also difficult to pull off on a regular basis, especially if…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Bike Ride

With their careening, rocky shoreline, rolling coastal hills, and bountiful wildlife, the Marin Headlands are about as perfect a place as you'll find for an in-town vacation. Oddly, except for surfers and cyclists, the Headlands are all but ignored by…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Bowling for People With Bad Backs

Swinging a 14-pound ball backward and forward before flinging it toward 10 pins is hardly ergonomically correct, which is why those who want the old-fashioned thrill of bowling without the backache should turn to HyperBowl. At the Metreon's cyberbowling station…
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Culture, missing Welcome Home

Welcome Home

Just as fast-food restaurants install uncomfortable plastic seating and play painfully bad music to keep people circulating at a steady clip, art galleries typically offer Spartan white walls and vast, benchless spaces, calculated to discourage tourists and window-shoppers from lingering.…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Five Best Places to Celebrate the Sunset

It isn't absolutely necessary to be out by the seashore to celebrate the sunset. Dusk is a state of mind as much as an astrological given, a languid meteorological declaration that the workday has ended and a bit of revitalization…
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The Nature of Trust

The rift between Ansel Adams' biographer and the late photographer's business trust is yawning as wide as the gorge of Adams' beloved Yosemite. Mary Street Alinder, chief of staff for the San Francisco-born, Carmel-based photographer from 1979 until his death…
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