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20 Sep 2022

SFPD to Investigate String of Explosions

A series of explosions throughout the city center have finally prompted San Francisco Police to investigate.  For years now, day and night, the booming detonations of so-called “small devices” have added to the downtown soundscape. Last Saturday at around 3:50 PM, Tenderloin residents reported yet another powerful blast. Car alarms

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13 Sep 2022

Is The Bay Area’s “Earthquake Drought” Ending?

Sunday night’s earthquake was unremarkable by California standards. For some, the M2.9 tremor was their very first seismic experience. A burp of the notorious Hayward Fault, it struck near the mouth of the Caldecott Tunnel directly beneath Highway 24, where it dams Lake Temescal. North Oakland’s Rockridge and Piedmont neighborhoods,

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If only I had a public restroom!
31 Aug 2022

An End to Soiled San Francisco Sidewalks?

Between finding parking and finding an apartment in San Francisco ranks the undue stress of searching for a public restroom. The city has few truly public restrooms to begin with, and most of them close overnight. Few alternatives exist. Sooner or later you’re bound to find a hot, wet coil

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April Dawn Alison poses for a Polaroid.
20 Jul 2022

What Is Queer Pain? Understanding April Dawn Alison

Are we ready to take on queer pain? Throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, Oakland artist and resident April Dawn Alison took a series of self-portraits on Polaroid film in voluminous cocoa wigs and rouge lips, in a PVC skirt and color-matched pumps, in bondage. The massive compilation

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Smoke and ash from distant wildfires fill the air in downtown San Francisco.
15 Jun 2022

The Potential Volcanic Threat to San Francisco

In 1997, James Bond and Sarah Connor teamed up against the tallest and most powerful adversary of the nineties disaster-film revival: a volcano. The plot of Dante’s Peak is simple: a quiet town at the foot of a sleeping giant ignores its reawakening to attract more tourists and property investors.

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3 black men and 1 woman sit on a sofa with half eaten food on the coffee table in front of them
04 Mar 2022

The Cool Stuff Coming To Hulu In March

Hulu wins March by offering some really bold premieres. A documentary history of socialism in America makes clear Faux News is full of it and that Americans owe a huge debt to this political belief.  An award-winning Australian drama about a transgender teen starting her second year of high school

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25 Jul 2019

SF Streets in the 1960’s

There’s no real theme here, it’s just photos from the 1960’s taken in San Francisco.  We found them on a random blog that had no author, gave no photo credits or explanations.  So if you know who took any of these photos drop us a line in the comments. Here

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27 Feb 2017

Most of Your Favorite Inventions Were Created by Black Inventors

How does the shortest month of the year do any justice to celebrate such a rich culture? It doesn’t, we just have to jam pack centuries of awesome people, ideas, moments, and inventions into 28 (sometimes 29) days. Speaking of inventions, many great minds are idolized during Black History Month,

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