San Francisco

02 Feb 2023

Meet Marcel Pardo Ariza: Curator, Educator, & Trans Visual Artist You Should Know

The “Artist You Should Know” series highlights Bay Area artists who are doing incredible work, it’s our way of supporting the creative community and helping to keep San Francisco a strange and wonderful place.  Marcel Pardo Ariza is quite a hard artist to miss these days in the best possible way. They

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01 Feb 2023

Long COVID and the Journey Back

by Matt Barkin I spent most of the pandemic sick and rotting away in bed. It became my all-purpose piece of furniture. If you watched a sped up version of that time you’d see me there windmilling my arms around like a madman between my computer, phone, books, plates of

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24 Jan 2023

New Publication ‘Substrate Arts’ to Launch

Among the key industries that seem to always be suffering both in San Francisco and nationwide, journalism and the arts are definitely strong contenders. Quality journalism about the arts? Almost nonexistent, until now. Starting with a soft launch in October 2022 and moving towards a full launch in 2023, seven

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24 Jan 2023

What are Those Boxes Under MUNI Seats For?

Ever wonder why there’s a metal box in the way when you try to tuck your feet under your seat? It’s the one beneath those side-facing, longitudinal seats. There’s a window on the front-right panel, a gauge to assess the volume of its content from outside. When I find myself

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24 Jan 2023

PianoFight SF to Permanently Close

“Of course it’s sad to close,” says Executive Director Dan Williams. “But we’re so grateful and so proud of what we’ve been able to do.”  On March 18th, PianoFight SF will permanently close. The venue has hosted 6,702 performances since it opened in 2014 at 144 Taylor Street in the

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20 Jan 2023

City Offering Flood Disaster Relief Grants to Small Businesses

While some of us may have been above flood zones and mostly got through the past few weeks unscathed, there were several small businesses who are closed indefinitely due to flood damage. Luckily, San Francisco Office of Small Business (SFOSB) is taking steps to help ease the financial burden any

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17 Jan 2023

SF Woman’s Death Highlights Dangers of Eucalyptus

An accident at Golden Gate Park this past Saturday resulted in the tragic death of one San Francisco senior resident. A tree branch suddenly detached from its trunk and struck the elderly passerby below, fatally wounding her. At around 5:15 PM, a passing runner discovered the fallen woman on JFK

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10 Jan 2023

Bay Lights at Risk of Going Dark

Any date night about downtown should conclude with a walk along the Embarcadero. The waterfront crescent serves up several city landmarks on a platter: the Ferry Building, Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid. Provided you’re well-dressed for the winds whipping off the Bay, the stroll promises romance whichever end you begin.

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