Local Legends

13 Mar 2019

SF Mayor Is All Up in the News This Week and Its Not All Bad

Appointments here, apologies there. Mayor London Breed is busy sprinkling herself around, making her way into headlines here at home and across the international stage, not all good, not all of it bad. Let’s take a look at what she’s been up to. Public Defender Manohar Raju After Matt Gonzalez

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06 Mar 2019

Last SF Fortune Cookie Factory Needs More Than Good Fortune to Stay Open

Kevin Chan will be awake at 3 a.m. writing fortunes for those sweet folded cookies we devour at the end of our dim sum feasts. Secretly, we all love those little strips of paper with messages of encouragement or prophecy. Hands slap at each other as friends and family fight

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06 Mar 2019

Hooray! SF’s Oldest Queer Bar Gets a New Lease Extension

The Stud has been a touchstone of queer culture in San Francisco for 52 years and now that the iconic bar has been given a lease extension, it looks like they’ll be keeping the party going for at least another two. The venue has survived ownership, location and financial changes

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04 Mar 2019

The Jeff Adachi Memorial at City Hall was Incredibly Powerful

Jeff Adachi, the “superman” of public defense left this stage of life but the intensity with which he lived his 59 years, the passion he brought each and every day to his mission is what inspires those who now follow in his footsteps. It was a celebration of that legacy

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20 Feb 2019

Richmond Has Hella Culture

By Haley Pollock The Bay Area is well known for some its larger urban centers. San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Berkeley often steal the spotlight and have global name recognition. Tucked in here and there are dozens of tiny cities that completely fall under the radar. Most locals don’t

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10 Jan 2019

Weekly news: Trash Collection, Budget Proposals, Doorbell Lickers and Two Oracles?

We can talk about the creepy news out of Arizona, Super Bowl (cough, stupid, cough), and the awesome benefits from the new police record transparency laws another another day. We’re focusing this week on three very strange but very real headlines involving doorbells, dead robots and jacket munchers; two horrible

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09 Jan 2019

The East Bay Is Invading a Hesitant Hollywood

The 76th Golden Globe Awards aired Sunday night and reports indicate (full disclosure: I had zero interest in watching) the evening was full of scandal, awkwardness and some Fiji Water girl photo bomb situation – really nothing out of the ordinary for an event where Hollywood elite gather to congratulate

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02 Jan 2019

Blur Bar in SF Is Soon to Be a Thing of the Past

The face of Polk Street is changing. Period. But then again, what San Francisco neighborhood is safe from the dreaded “G” word anymore? Little by little, the constants that delivered debauchery and delectable (or dicey) dining that once defined the district are slipping away into a soon-to-be distant past. It

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