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21 Feb 2024

Cutting Ball Theater is Too Wonderfully Weird to Just Die

by Charles Lewis III My first time at Cutting Ball Theater was in the early-2000s. I hopped off the Powell St. BART, made my way past the chess tables, up the block past EXIT Theatre, and around the corner to the EXIT on Taylor. The play I saw was some

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19 Feb 2024

SF’s Historic Clay Theatre Sold As Future Remains Uncertain

BY KATHERINE SPERBER After four years of closure, San Francisco’s historic Clay Theatre has sold. The beloved movie house has been a neighborhood staple and hub for SF film enthusiasts for over a century. The Chronicle’s Laura Waxman reports that little is known of the new owners, just what has

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27 Jan 2024

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 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally

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15 Feb 2024

So you think you know how to recycle in SF? Take the Quiz!

So you think you know how to recycle, compost, or trash in SF?

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14 Feb 2024

Celebrate 10 Years of Baking Muffins & Feeding Folks Experiencing Homelessness

BY JACOB “MUFFIN MAN” KAUFMAN Greetings, my dear followers of The Stuart! Do you like yummy baked goods? Do you like helping people? Do you like the Richter Scale, Metric System, and/or Bo Derek’s 1979 classic breakout sex comedy, “10”? If the answer to any of the above was a resounding

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08 Feb 2024

‘Exposed to all the Ruins’: a Fitting End to Et Al Gallery’s Decade in Chinatown

In a small basement tucked between two convenience stores in Chinatown, there is a room filled with flowers beside walls covered in eclectic pairings of photos. It’s for the final show anyone will see at Et Al, a staple gallery in San Francisco’s Chinatown for the past eleven years. 

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31 Jan 2024

Record Number of Californians Visiting Emergency Rooms for Dog Bites

Those pandemic puppies are growing up to be a public health concern.

The latest California data shows increased rates of emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths from dog bites, with new records set after covid lockdowns. In 2022, there were 48,596 ER visits for dog bites in California, or 125 visits per 100,000 residents, a 70% increase in the rate of visits from 2005, according to the state Department of Health Care Access and Information.

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24 Jan 2024

The Time I Had to Deal with a Vaccine Denier While Getting a Vaccine

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been used to the idea that vaccines simply are part of life. The youthful fear I may have indulged in as a toddler notwithstanding, I’m pretty sure that before I was ten I found that their practical application made sense. Moreover, on more than one occasion throughout my life, my mother related her experience of catching scarlet fever as a very young girl in the 1940s, back when such a thing was commonplace. In fact, her older sister, who was infected at the same time she was, nearly died of the disease.

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04 Jan 2024

Get Ready to Dance: ESG is Playing Great American Music Hall!

by Nico Simonian There are two kinds of people: those who love ESG, and those who have not yet heard ESG. The band’s particular blend of funk, post-punk, and dance music sparks immediate and infectious joy to everyone who hears it. And whether you know them or not, you now

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