SF Bay Area

06 May 2024

Hobson’s Choice is Closing Down

I got the unfortunate news yesterday that Hobson’s Choice, San Francisco’s Victorian punch house on Haight Street, is closing down after 26 years. Owner Chris Dickerson confirmed the rumor to me over text message. Although Dickerson is not sure when the final day will be, the nail is in the

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06 May 2024

Mayor London Breed to Bring Back the Barbary Coast?

Mayor Breed’s newest revitalization scheme involves bringing an entertainment district á la New Orleans’ Bourbon Street to the Financial District. Another gambit to jumpstart downtown San Francisco, at least this idea doesn’t yearn for the dead-and-gone. Even Breed knows office culture is never coming back. Her plan shifts focus from

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03 May 2024

How an Irish Festival Reminded Me Why I Love The Bay

Last weekend, the team behind the much beloved Dicken’s Faire put on a new festival called Céilí on the Lake. Centered around Irish Dancing and Irish music, Céilí on the Lake welcomed Spring and celebrated Beltane with great food, sweet kid-friendly activities, tons of live music, artisan-made crafts, and of

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03 May 2024

The Genre-bending Queer Love Story: ‘RED RED RED’

The legend of Heracles has long been a part of our collective consciousness. Heracles, son of Zeus, that divine hero who tiptoes through mainstream references. There he is, slaying the Nemean Lion and clearing the Augean Stables. Here is Heracles stealing the girdle of Hippolyta Queen of the Amazons. Does

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03 May 2024

Beloved Oakland Donut Shop Robbed But Community Swoops in to Support

Dick’s Donuts on High Street in Oakland was robbed by a regular customer on Thursday of last week in broad daylight. During a brief quiet moment in an otherwise busy morning, a man came into Dick’s Donuts, broke down the plastic barrier on the counter and took the entire register

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02 May 2024

1,500 Hotel Workers & Janitors March Through Downtown San Francisco

Over 1,500 janitors and hotel workers marched through downtown San Francisco on May Day in a protest for higher wages, affordable health care, and better workloads. Union contracts covering 5,000 janitors and 10,000 Bay Area hotel workers are set to expire this summer, and workers say the march was intended to show their employers that they are ready for possible labor disputes.

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02 May 2024

The Big, Gay, Musical Carousel: ‘A Strange Loop’

Do you have mean little thoughts in your head that stop you from making art? Or finding a better job? Do they yell at you as you peer in the mirror and tell you that, unlike Barbie’s Ken, you will never be enough? For Usher (well played by Alvis Green

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01 May 2024

Alamo Square Man Had Racist Doll and Noose Left on Doorstep

This morning I was made aware of a horribly racist event targeting a Black San Francisco native at his home near Alamo Square. On Friday, April 26th, Terry Williams woke up to take his dogs for a walk in Alamo Square only to find a ziplock bag sitting on his

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