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15 Aug 2017

Maya Angelou, San Francisco’s First African-American Female Streetcar Conductor

By V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi The first African-American to pen a best-selling nonfiction book. The first African-American and first female to read a poem at a Presidential Inauguration. The first African-American female director. It seems that Dr. Maya Angelou was destined for a life of trailblazing firsts. Perhaps the initial, yet

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10 Aug 2017

Bale Grist Mill: Northern California’s Own Local and Organic Polenta in Napa Valley.

OFF MENU IS SPONSORED BY EMPEROR NORTON’S BOOZELAND THE TENDERLOIN’S NEWEST HISTORIC DIVE.  HAPPY HOUR NOON – 7PM The Bale Grist Mill might seem like something you’d pass up on, but if you’re a history buff, into food, into mechanics…this is for you. Summer is almost over and that means the days are getting

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08 Mar 2016

8 Empowering Quotes from History’s Most Forward Women

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on all the strides women made throughout history all over the globe. While us ladies have achieved some amazing feats there are still so many to accomplish. Today is a day to be a loud and proud female. Here are some of

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27 Jul 2015

The 10 Oldest Bars in the World

Let’s go back 1,000+ years and explore history through some of the finest drinking establishments known to man. Do you like history, witchcraft, and booze? Well, this is the article for you.

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17 Jun 2015

Crabs, Communists, and Cops: The Story of Specs’

The bar in question is officially called Specs’ Twelve Adler Museum Cafe, but everyone just calls it Specs’. I don’t recall exactly when I first discovered the joint but I’ve been a regular ever since. To the uninitiated, visiting Specs’ is like walking into a Tom Waits song.

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13 Nov 2014

The Secret, Longhair, Radical Activist History of Mayor Ed Lee

Get this — SF Mayor Ed Lee was once a radical tenants’ rights activist back in the 1970s. Yes, I said tenants’ rights activist. The same Ed Lee who currently presides over a stratospheric real estate boom that’s evicting unprecedented numbers of ethnic working class families and elderly people once dedicated his life

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04 Aug 2014

Happy 20th, Kilowatt! The Life & Times of SF’s Favorite Punk Rock-Sports-Biker-Pool Dive Bar

Today’s the 20th anniversary of the The Kilowatt! Or as my hot biker roommate used to call it back when it was her pick-up bar for tattooed punk rock guys, “The Kill-Your-Twat”. The beloved Mission neighborhood dive bar institution turns 20 years old Monday, having opened August 4, 1994. Drinks will

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