Local Legends

05 Dec 2018

A Few Good Things George Bush Did for the Bay

President George H.W. Bush is being honored among a cast of characters that make up our past and present, good and bad, inspirational and disturbing – all under one chapel roof in an emotional and fairly awkward collision of worlds. We could wax poetic on the late president’s legacy, but

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21 Nov 2018

People Are Painting the Mezzanine like Chili’s in Protest

Corporate evil-doers are booting the legendary Mezzanine in exchange for some plush office space. For all intents and purposes, it seems like a very sad done deal. But a group of people have started a Facebook event with the goal of saving the Mezz by hiding it in plain sight

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18 Nov 2018

Forty Years from Jonestown: Lest We Forget

A little over a year ago, I joined a team of other journalists at San Francisco State University with a mission to understand how Jonestown could have happened, but along the way we realized the most important part of the history was the people themselves. Many of them were local,

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14 Nov 2018

Long Live La Taqueria! The Battle to Save the Mission Icon Has Been Won

You have to be on your game to be considered “The Taqueria” in an area famous for stuffed tortilla goodness. La Taqueria has been honing their skills for 46 years and with the founder’s purchase of the iconic building, the Mission staple promises to keep it up for many years

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04 Oct 2018

Bay News: Tamales for life and other sordid stories

Hey Bay Area, we’re unpacking a few key local and national stories. This week we have a legendary life-saver, a bad cop, a bunch of bills and a couple national circus highlights. Ready…set…ten-four, good buddy. Remembering the life-saving Tamale Lady Virginia Ramos was better known as the Tamale Lady, the

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29 Sep 2018

What is San Francisco Without the Tamale Lady?

For people of a certain era, Herb Caen represented San Francisco. For newer San Franciscans, maybe it’s someone like Jack Dorsey. For my era of San Franciscans, nobody represented The City more than Virginia Ramos, the woman we affectionately called the Tamale Lady. For those of us who spent the late

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23 Aug 2018

When ALL the Shit Hit the Fan! Bay News for this Week

Heard any news lately? Okay, jokes aside, just about every bit of Trump-related feces hit the rotating apparatus in the sky this past week, with most of it hurled in the past few days. But before we attempt to scrape it off and explain, let’s dig into some local stories

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02 Aug 2018

Bay News: Legends, rallies, scandals, infernos and rolling fish

Locals lost a legend this week, fires ripped through the Golden State, Pelosi takes aim the Navy and EPA, some rally may or may not be happening and we’ve some got ideas for your leisure time (fish and basketball anyone?). Let’s go… Rally rollback and rules, just in case It

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