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17 Mar 2022

Little Piggy Sandwich Reviews: Hot Chicken in the Mission

At least once a week I take a walk or ride my bike to a different San Francisco eatery for lunch.  I’ve been doing this for about 15 years now. The only rules are that the place must be locally owned, must serve some kind of sandwich, wrap, or burger, AND it must feed a full-sized sandwich piggy for under $20! 

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17 Mar 2022

CA COVID Rent Assistance Program Applications Due March 31st!

There is help out there for millions of Californians still struggling to catch their financial breath after 2 years of pandemic, but navigating the resources can be time-consuming and confusing.  All the info and links you need for the California COVID-19 Rent Relief Program are below. The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, which helps

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17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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14 Mar 2022

Alameda’s New Waterfront Park

The park itself sits on a promenade built on the former bulkhead built by the Navy. From that vantage point, you can see the ramps used to slide seaplanes into the water.

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10 Mar 2022

CounterPulse Within Reach of Building Purchase in TL

After 2 years of performance art venues getting kicked in the teeth, this story is a beam of light on a dark stage. CounterPulse is on the verge of owning its own building in the Tenderloin, after nearly 7 years of raising funds, the arts non-profit has accumulated $5.5 million

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03 Mar 2022

The Most Popular Facebook Posts in Wartime Russia

By far the most popular posts this week on Facebook in Russia are anti-war.  The majority of the top 25 posts across Russian Facebook are by a Russian language media company stationed in Prague, Czech Republic called Current Time TV.  The #1 most engaged with post across Russia is a

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An illustration of a houseless person asleep on a sidewalk, the shadow of an onlooker cast over their body.
24 Feb 2022

In San Francisco, Hundreds of Homes for the Homeless Sit Vacant

For more than a year, San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing has wrestled with a growing number of vacancies. Despite having more than 1,600 homeless people on the waitlist for these units, 888 sit empty. By the department’s own estimation, at least 400 of those people have been waiting for more than a year — far beyond its own goal of 45 days.

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24 Feb 2022

The ‘Dark Arts’ of SF Art Duo: Ransom and Mitchell

There is surrealism and a dark edge, to the art this duo makes.  Their subjects often appear as mythical characters, suspended, grasping, transforming, even murdering at times.  Ransom and Mitchell blend several mediums and techniques, from encaustic painting to digital art and photography, with a dose of the ‘dark arts’ mixed in too.  The results are modern, gothic, potions that often feel both ‘movie quality’ and horror ready.  Starting with real-life subjects, their portraiture is then gradually transformed into the paranormal, fantastical, creations you’ll enjoy below.

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24 Feb 2022

More than 180 Russian Scientists & Academics Demand Russia Stop Ukraine Invasion

Not all Russians support Putin’s attack on neighboring Ukraine.  Dozens of Russian TV personalities, artists and celebrities came out against the war this week, and now some of Russia’s finest academics and scientists published and signed a letter online condemning the attack on Ukraine and demanding an immediate ‘halt to

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