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Calendar, Night&Day Save the Planet!

Save the Planet!

This year, much of San Joaquin Valley, California's top agricultural producing region, looks like a dustbowl. Despite California's history of drought, it's impossible to avoid thinking about last month's report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which…
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News, The Snitch Occupy Refuses to Leave UC Berkeley Farm, University Officials to "Take Action"

Occupy Refuses to Leave UC Berkeley Farm, University Officials to "Take Action"

University officials gave Berkeley's latest crop of protesters until Saturday to vacate the vacant tract of land the group had occupied last month, which they've used as an urban farm.On Friday, Berkeley officials issued a stern warning to the Occupy…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francisco Does Earth Day Best

San Francisco Does Earth Day Best

Earth Day is Sunday, and over the years it has been criticized as ferment for anti-human pessimism or, worse, an opportunity for companies to "greenwash" their brands -- which is to say, pay lip service to environmental concerns while doing…
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Dining, SFoodie Wildflower Vegan Pop-up, Pig and Dog are BFF, and Starbucks Ditches Bugs!

Wildflower Vegan Pop-up, Pig and Dog are BFF, and Starbucks Ditches Bugs!

Get excited, San Francisco! Chef Ayinde Howell and his revered vegan pop-up restaurant Wildflower are coming to town! Chef Ayinde hosted Wildflower in New York last year, and I was able to attend one night. It was awesome! I highly…
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News, The Snitch Environmentalists Use Sex to Promote Earth Day

Environmentalists Use Sex to Promote Earth Day

Well, here's an interesting take on the phrase "she brings out the animal in me." Since Center for Biological Diversity is certain that everyone will be celebrating Earth Day by having lots of sex, the organization will be passing out…
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Calendar, Night&Day Much Ado About the Planet

Much Ado About the Planet

Over the years Earth Day has been criticized as ferment for anti-human pessimism or, worse, an opportunity for companies to “greenwash” their brands — which is to say, pay lip service to environmental concerns while doing nothing. Such complaints whither…
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Film, "Chimpanzee": Wild Animals Made Family-Friendly

"Chimpanzee": Wild Animals Made Family-Friendly

Disneynature's latest Earth Day release hunkers down in an Ivory Coast rainforest, taming its beasts-in-the-wild raw material into a family-friendly (though not totally sugarcoated) heroes-and-villains adventure, as did the brand's previous film, African Cats. Chimpanzee follows energetic young primate Oscar,…
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News, The Snitch Dolores Park Puke-In Postponed

Dolores Park Puke-In Postponed

Earth Day is supposed to be about celebrating our fair planet, not puking on it. That explains why locals are upset about what they say is a badly timed puke-in at Dolores Park this weekend. We assume human bile is…
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Dining, SFoodie Get Earthy at Hayes Valley Farm

Get Earthy at Hayes Valley Farm

Earth Week Where: Hayes Valley Farm, 450 Laguna Street (at Fell) When: Sun., April 24 to Fri., April 29 Cost: Free The rundown: If the thought of contending with the crowds at San Francisco's Earth Day party on April 23…
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News, The Snitch

Brian Sussman, Talk Radio Blowhard, Fails to Expose Earth Day Idiots

Tune into KSFO during morning drive time, and you might hear professional angry man Brian Sussman, whose job it is to gather news items he can pretend to get pissed about. These he sprinkles like rose petals to prepare…
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Music, All Shook Down Hip-Hop Activists Blow Off Steam, Settle Beef

Hip-Hop Activists Blow Off Steam, Settle Beef

When ASD reported on Cov Records' use of inappropriate language at a family-friendly Earth Day event, we had no idea at the controversy which would ensue. Flurries of emails flew between activists and community organizers within the social justice…
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Music, All Shook Down Cov Records Makes Earth Day Crowd Cringe

Cov Records Makes Earth Day Crowd Cringe

Earth Day is supposed to be a day of getting closer to nature, honoring ecology, respecting the planet and each other. But a crowd of community members--many of them parents with children attending this year's Earth Day celebration at…
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News, The Snitch Happy Earth Day: Court Rules Against Environmentalists, Approves Timber Sales In National Forest

Happy Earth Day: Court Rules Against Environmentalists, Approves Timber Sales In National Forest

Today is Earth Day, so it'd be bad karma to derail a Muni bus, toss plastic bags in the ocean, or randomly scatter wads of used chewing gum on the sidewalks (in fact, these are always bad karma). But the…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

In case you haven't made your big Earth Day plans yet — wait, what? You forgot it was Earth Day? Bad girl! As penance, you have to attend the Earth Stroll at one of our most spectacularly pretty parks. Prance…
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Music, All Shook Down

The Fall of Cardburg, Elton John and Anonymous vs. Scientolgy at Powell Station - Your Monday Morning Hangover

Friday night saw the destruction of Cardburg, the fictional municipality the Cardboard Institute of Technology constructed for shits, giggles and documentary purposes. Our Gretchen Robinette witnessed the massacre and came away thinking: "If everyone decided to belligerently beat each…
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Calendar, Night&Day Don't Wanna Grow Up

Don't Wanna Grow Up

If you live in the country, and if you are eleven years old or younger, you probably hang out in creekbeds and know what it feels like to hold a lizard. But if you're reading this, you're neither, so you've…
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