california

14 Sep 2017

SFCentric History: When Houdini Escaped His Way Around San Francisco

San Francisco is an old, iron safe filled with gold, glory, disaster, and secrets. SFCentric History is a new column, by SF writer V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi, that digs in the vaults of local history and shares the sensational people, places, and things that rocked San Francisco. Harry Houdini (born Erik

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24 Aug 2017

When Drunk Teenagers Took Over Outside Lands 2017

Nothing prepared me for the number of High School students at Outside Lands on Friday. While in line to enter I heard one girl say to her friend, “I can’t wait to get inside, I’m going to make a guy buy me shots.”

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28 Jun 2017

Is The Trump Resistance Movement…Exhausted?

Is the Resistance in a funk, or is it just me? Meetings packed in months past have thinned out. I heard a rumor that call volume to our California District 1 representative, Doug LaMalfa, is back down to pre-election norms. And the conversations I have with other new activist are becoming increasingly …unenergetic.

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18 Apr 2017

We wanna send you plus one to the world premiere of KQED’s American Masters, Jacques Pepin in NAPA!

This event is in Downtown Napa, California. There’s no other way around it, I’m fucking obsessed with Jacques Pepin. Sorry to Katie Shaffer – founder of Feast it Forward – for cursing in the copy that is associated with your giveaway. But, there’s no other word that expresses how enthusiastic

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17 Mar 2017

A Brief History of Names My Students Have Given Me

I am a public school teacher. You probably already knew that because of the title of the thing you are reading, or because you follow me on social media, or maybe because you have been in the same room as me for longer than four minutes, which is about the

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15 Nov 2016

Californians Voted to Keep The Death Penalty. It Was Wrong

On November 8th 2016,Californians had a chance to vote on repealing the Death Penalty in California (Prop 62). Unfortunately the proposition lost. 53% of Californians voted to keep state sponsored executions.
Putting aside moral arguments for the elimination of the DP, the financial cost to the public for long protracted appeals and special housing of those on death row amounts to over $200 million per year.

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28 Aug 2016

McDonald’s Gilroy Garlic Fries are “Farm to Fork.”

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM You don’t have to visit AT&T park anymore if you want garlic fries. McDonald’s released their garlic fries onto four locations last year, all of which were in San Jose or Santa Clara. McDonald’s has

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