Alex Mak - Managing Editor

23 Jul 2019

Punch Line SF Wins Back Lease! Morgan Stanley Backs Down From Eviction

The Punch Line Comedy Club not only avoided getting kicked out this August, but they also scored a multi-year lease and legacy business status on Monday.  North Beach Supervisor Aaron Peskin told the press, “The city and the comic community were serious when we said that displacement wasn’t a laughing

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23 Jul 2019

NY Follows SF & Bans Cat Declawing!

New York became the first US State to completely ban cat declawing, finally, following cities like San Francisco and West Hollywood who have had citywide bans on the practice since 2009.  Never the less, this is a positive step in the direction of animal rights.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed

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18 Jul 2019

Commonwealth to Close, Following Rent Hike

The Michelin-starred Mission eatery will close in August after almost a decade of preparing fresh, locally sourced and interesting tasting menus in San Francisco.  Their landlord doubled their rent to $9k in April, and Chef Jason Fox & partners couldn’t negotiate them down.   If you’re interested in taking over the

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16 Jul 2019

Amazon Workers Strike in Minnesota & Around the World

Our Tech Column was made possible by the fine folks at Mozilla Firefox.  The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet must always remain a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.  And that’s why we love Firefox. Amazon. The fast-growing, brick and mortar eating, global retail superpower,

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11 Jul 2019

Kate Rhoades : Artist You Should Know

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights Bay Area artists who are doing incredible work, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep the bay a strange and wonderful place.  If you’ve taken a bus lately you may have seen Kate’s work, she’s got a delightful series

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09 Jul 2019

US Women’s Soccer Fans Chant ‘F— Trump’ on Live TV After World Cup Title

The U.S. women are World Cup champions again, winning their third World Cup this summer in France.  Fox Sports was there to capture the magic, and after the US defeated the Dutch team in Lyon, a Fox reporter was in a nearby bar covering the celebration.  During the live broadcast,

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09 Jul 2019

Whiskey Kills Tens of Thousands of Fish Following Massive Distillery Fire in Kentucky

The Jim Beam Distillery in Kentucky went up in flames last week, and with it, 45,000 barrels of whiskey.  The fire was blamed on a lightning strike, but the runoff from the fire has massively contaminated the adjoining Kentucky river.  Tens of thousands of fish have died, and crews on

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09 Jul 2019

UK Punks Pro-Immigrant Anthem is Beautiful

There are punks on the other side of the pond, with a pro-immigrant, progressive message, and they happen to be fantastic to watch live. The Bristol band Idles exude a ton of charisma when they perform, watch as the lead singer is overwhelmed on stage, while the guitarist walks on

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