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07 Nov 2022

10 Fun Facts About San Francisco You May Not Know

You think you know a lot about San Francisco? Well let’s see how many of these fun facts you already had stored in your noggin. You’re about to be so much better at SF trivia. 1. Alcatraz was the only federal prison to offer hot-water showers, supposedly to dissuade prisoners

Jenna Homen 1
30 Aug 2022

Why Is Alcatraz A Tourist Attraction?

Alcatraz is a world famous tourist attraction, and I’ve never understood why. Yes, it’s pretty, and yes, it’s history is interesting, but why are we morbidly fascinated by a place where the criminally inclined were essentially locked away and tortured? It’s heinous. I also find it ironic that a city

Abraham Woodliff - Bay Area Memelord 2
17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
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20 May 2022

Unmistakable Traits of a Typical Bay Area Native

Anytime I step out of the Bay Area, I’m struck with one simple fact; you can take the Bay Area native outta the bay but you can’t take away my weird Bay Area quirks. It’s fun to ask yourself “What qualities give a Bay Area native away when we are

Katy Atchison 60
25 Nov 2020

Indigenous Peoples Sunrise Ceremony Still Webcasting on Thanksgiving Day

The Alcatraz Island  ‘Conscious Thanksgiving Day’ sunrise ceremony is still on for 2020, but it’s online only. The 6 a.m. ceremony to honor the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas will be broadcast live on the “Vigilant as Always” KPFA, in an audio broadcast that you can stream from their website

Joe Kukura- Millionaire in Training 0
18 Jan 2018

Bay Area News Roundup for January 11 – 18, 2018

Welcome to this week’s Bay Area News Roundup for January 11 – 18, 2018 Women will March across the globe Woman’s Marches all across the world are scheduled for the weekend of January 20-21.  There are 8 major marches happening specifically in the Bay Area on January 20th.  A list of

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06 Jun 2017

The Best of San Francisco Tourism on the Cheap

Screw the played out stuff, here is what you really want to do in San Francisco

Heather Robinson - Artisanal Trouble Maker 1
26 Feb 2015

Art Activist, Gallerist & Co-Creator of Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz: Local Legend Cheryl Haines

(photo credit for-site.org) Cheryl Haines is the curator, gallerist, and executive director responsible for putting the work of China’s most famous artist, inside of America’s most famous prison on Alcatraz Island.  Her project with the artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been visited by some 500,000 people since it began in the fall

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
06 Oct 2011

Blue Angels for Broke-Asses All Weekend Long

Oh, God! Is it really Fleet Week already again this weekend? Meaning those obnoxious planes are going to be making all of that noise all over our precious San Francisco for four whole days? And there will be crowds of people and a whole bunch of militant idiots clogging the

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger 0