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14 Nov 2019

Amaluna Will Make you Want to Run Away and Join the Cirque

The smell of popcorn and anticipation greet you under the big tent, as parents, punters and press sip wine and chat excitedly before the premiere of Cirque Du Soleil’s AMALUNA in San Francisco.   Amaluna is directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, and it is female-driven, nail-biting action.  It may just

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14 Nov 2019

Man Stabs Baby Trump Balloon, But Art Activists Have Plenty More 

An Alabama man stabbed a giant baby Trump balloon at a football game on Sunday.  Perhaps it’s only fitting that Trump supporters show their love for the President by stabbing a baby version of him, as life continues to imitate art in this chapter of America.  The Trump baby was

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12 Nov 2019

Art Activists Change Trump Jr.’s Book Title to ‘Daddy, Please Love Me’

Sometimes art activism is the only reason I still have faith in democracy.  Two comedians in NYC trolled Donald Trump Jr. in an ingenious way this week, by replacing the jackets on his new book ‘Triggered’ in an NYC Barnes and Nobles.   The new title: ‘Daddy, Please Love Me: How

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05 Nov 2019

2019 SF VOTER GUIDE – Mobile Version

Halloween is over, and despite the fact that you haven’t taken your costume completely off yet, you still need to remember to vote.  It’s going to be a very low turn out year, so your vote is going to matter that much more!  Here is the mobile voting guide for

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31 Oct 2019

Kennedy’s is Closing. The World’s Most Beloved Irish Pub, Curry House, Arcade & Souvenir Stand

Do you feel like eating curry while drinking Guinness?  How about a Budweiser and some Buckhunter?  Maybe you’re in the market for an ‘I love SF’ fleece, a bike rental and some chicken wings? Well, my friend, there is only one spot in the world that could satisfy all those

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29 Oct 2019

Firefighters Heroically Stand Ground to Protect Santa Rosa, Healdsburg & Windsor Now on Fire

(Updated Tuesday 9 am 10/29) – Exhausted firefighters continue to throw everything they have at the firestorm in Sonoma County.  The Kincade fire as of Tuesday morning has consumed over 75,000 acres making it easily the largest California fire of 2019, it is only 15% contained and it is threatening

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24 Oct 2019

The Good Halloween Parties Happening in SF

Halloween is a holiday tailor-made for San Franciscans.  It’s a celebration that gives adults a perfectly good excuse to wear costumes and go to several nights of parties, with the added bonus of making the conservatives nervous.

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22 Oct 2019

Hundreds of 1850’s-1900’s Photos Surfaced of San Francisco!

314 New Photographs added to the OpenSFHistory archive! If you’re like us, you love historical photography of San Francisco.  Looking through a looking glass into the past and comparing it with the present, lends a certain magical realism to our current lives.  See Market Street before the 1906 earthquake, nob

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