Local Legends

29 Nov 2021

Captain Kirk is Fighting for His Starship House In The Sunset District

“Captain” James Kirk is in a battle in probate court to purchase the Starship from his mother’s estate, Jason Hodge writes in the GoFundMe campaign he organized on behalf of Kirk. Yes, that’s his real name, he clarified in parentheticals. An arts and community space in the Sunset is fundraising

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17 Nov 2021

Last Gasp’s Ron Turner Publishes “Mind Candy for the Masses”

Last Gasp has been bending minds since 1970, and is known to be one of the world’s oldest and largest publishers of underground books and comics. The publisher’s motto is “Mind Candy for the Masses,” so consider it your counterculture dealer. Last Gasp is saluted for its ‘lowbrow’ comics and

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17 Nov 2021

SF Chinatown Showgirl Cynthia ‘Empress’ Yee Is A Living Legend

“I think people come to Chinatown because they expect a Disneyland atmosphere,” Cynthia Yee says. “When they see it’s just a neighborhood, a community with restaurants and daily life, they wonder.” Yee is a tour guide with the award-winning Chinatown Magic Tours, but she was once herself at the center of

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16 Nov 2021

The Best Experimental Adventures to Go On This Week

Every Tuesday our subscribers get this awesome roundup in their inboxes. You should sign up right here to make sure you never miss a thing. From cutting-edge technology to new riffs on classic films, The Bay is full of entertaining experiments to try out this week! Whether you’re looking for musical-comedy

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09 Nov 2021

The Best Dates You Can Go on This Weekend (Alone or With Others!)

Every Tuesday our subscribers get this awesome roundup in their inboxes. You should sign up right here to make sure you never miss a thing. Lucero is coming to the UC Theatre! Since forming in late the ‘90s, this group of Memphis road-dogs has mixed heartfelt lyrics with the sounds

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07 Oct 2021

The Real Duckman of San Francisco

There is a man in San Francisco who walks his pet duck…I know that sounds like the beginning of a joke or a nursery rhyme, but it is not. The Duckman of San Francisco pulls up in a Fiat, casually hops out, and opens the car door for his…duck. The

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24 Aug 2021

The Jazz Mobile Meets People Where They Are With Free Live Music

I was walking down Divisadero, back to work at Josey Baker where I shuttle bread to and fro. It’s a good job for someone who wants to keep their head down and to themselves. You see, I’ve been pretty overwhelmed with the existential weight of all the God-awful crap around

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10 Aug 2021

Hung Liu: Groundbreaking Oakland Artist Dies at 73

Hung Liu had cemented her place in Oakland history with a long life of contributing art she believed had the power to “change the world.” It was announced Monday that the 73-year-old painter died over the weekend from late-stage pancreatic cancer. Her passing comes less than two months before an

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