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24 Jan 2020

This 1966 Video of Market Street Neon Signs is Spellbinding

As Market Street makes news for preparing to go car free next week, it’s pretty amazing to take a peek at this video of what it looked like in the 1960s.

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24 Jan 2020

Columbus Cafe Being Sold to its Employees

Finally some good news in the world of local San Francisco businesses! Legendary North Beach dive bar Columbus Cafe is being sold to three of its long time employees.

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17 Jan 2020

Amnesia on Valencia is Closing

Sometimes it feels like the San Francisco local media business is a just a race to break the story of which place is closing now. That’s the sad state of media and the sad state of San Francisco in 2020. It’s like bummer porn. Amnesia was one of the very

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16 Jan 2020

The Wooden Nickel Celebrates 4 Years in The Mission!

The Wooden Nickel is one of my favorite bars in San Francisco. Granted I’m a little biased since it’s near where I live and my good friend/old roommate Nancy Chung owns it. But even if that weren’t the case, I’d still love this bar. Besides the fact that they have

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16 Jan 2020

Benders Gives Back to SF Music Fans by Putting “Everyone on the Guest List”

I’m a huge fan of Bender’s Bar and Grill. It’s one of the last great divey rock n roll bars that’s still left in San Francisco. I’ve rhapsodized about them before, but to be succinct, I love that the drinks are cheap, the food is good, and the bartenders are the perfect mix of sweet and surly. Also, the walls are covered in signs from many of my favorite businesses that have closed.

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14 Jan 2020

Oakland Beer Bar Selling Micro Loans to the Community

A company called the SMBX, which dubs itself “the world’s first Small Business Bond marketplace”, quietly opened for business, and quickly helped the beloved San Francisco-based knife shop Bernal Cutlery raise $140,000 to fund its expansion.

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13 Jan 2020

Trump Represents All That’s Flawed with America…but There’s Hope For Change

Well, it’s been three years. Three whole years since the Divided States of America inaugurated the sorriest excuse for a human many of us have ever witnessed.

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10 Jan 2020

New Store Opens in Oakland Completely Lambasting Consumerism

A very popular new store opened in Oakland this week, but the goods stocked on the shelves are not quite what you’d expect. Val-U-Mart is a new interactive art installation at Pro Arts Gallery offering a playful exploration of money, values, and consumerism. Seventy-five Bay Area artists came together to make

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