Workers at the California Academy of Sciences Are Unionizing!
Workers at the California Academy of Sciences are unionizing! As I’m writing this, someone literally just drove by my window blaring John Lennon’s song “Power to the People” which couldn’t be more appropriate. The past few years have seen the biggest boom in labor union activity in the United States in
My Favorite Quesadillas & Beer Pairings in San Francisco
I literally have dreams about quesadillas. Over my last two decades in San Francisco I’ve tried thousands of them, on late-night street corners to sit-down cantinas, to sun-soaked patios. I’m a quesadilla aficionado
The 2023 SF Wine Passport is Here!
Step into a world of adventure with the 2023 SF Wine Passport! There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. You get 2-for-1 glasses of wine at 23 of SF’s finest locally owned bars and restaurants for only $39.95! It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. And after the
SFAI Legacy Foundation The Spirit is Alive Auction
The history of SFAI is a rich one. It was one of the oldest art schools in the United States. Past students include Richard Diebenkorn, Manuel Neri, Annie Leibovitz, Kathryn Bigelow, and Kehinde Wiley. I was also a student there.
Discovering Mochi Donuts In the Bay Area
I noticed faux Donut ‘plushies’ for sale, before my eyes rested on the colorful eatable Mochi Donut display. So many questions! Even though it was almost closing time, the friendly staff spent time educating me about the Mochi Donut.
5 Absolutely Bonkers Things Happening in Science
World news lately has been pretty awful. Turns out I’m now illegal in both Uganda and Tennessee. We have governors that scream about culture wars when their states rank near-bottom in all measures. Seems like we’re all existentially trapped in a net of our own making. But at least science
The KFC Double Down is the Most Horrifying Thing I’ve Ever Eaten
It started as all things do in my life: an impulse. Having genetic predispositions to heavy alcohol consumption, a paradigm of “no risk, no reward,” and good old bad friends who know I’ll do almost anything if it comes to a dare (we won’t get into psycho-analyzing that today), the
The Bold Beautiful History of the West Oakland Mural House
Folks hanging out on their porch and greeting friends, family and passersby, has long been part of the nature of West Oakland. A man whose house I regularly walk by on my way to work once called out to me, “How do you make a Mai Tai?” “You’ve got to