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Chor Boogie: ‘Don’t Call It Graffiti’

November 1, 2013 | 5:48 pm

Chor Boogie: ‘Don’t Call It Graffiti’

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In massive murals around the Bay Area Chor Boogie combines the look and feel of street art with the imagery and precision of realism.

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San Francisco Pride in Pictures

July 1, 2013 | 6:30 am

San Francisco Pride in Pictures

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It was a weekend of celebrations just four days after the Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage rulings and one day after same-sex marriages resumed in California. San Francisco’s 43rd Pride Parade drew about 1.2 million people, according to Lisa Williams, president of the sponsoring organization San Francisco Pride. That’s up from about 100,000 people last year. Hundreds […]

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Art Deco Ball: A Tomboy’s Adventure in the Lifestyle of the 1930s

April 30, 2013 | 1:03 pm

Art Deco Ball: A Tomboy’s Adventure in the Lifestyle of the 1930s

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By Lauren Benichou There is a first time for everything. There was the first time I ever Rollerbladed, the first time I stepped onto an airplane and the first time I covered a 1930s ball. This weekend I attended the Art Deco Society of California’s (ADSC) Preservation Ball, honoring the 40th anniversary of the Paramount’s […]

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Where to Watch the Super Bowl in the San Francisco Bay Area: Online, on TV and at Bars

February 1, 2013 | 9:37 am

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in the San Francisco Bay Area: Online, on TV and at Bars

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Here’s everything you need to know about when, how and where to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday… ON TV Super Bowl XLVII is slated to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. It will air on CBS – that’s Channel 5 in most of the Bay Area. Pregame coverage on CBS begins at 11 a.m. If […]

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5 Reasons Why it Was Great to Live in the Bay Area in 2012

December 20, 2012 | 2:57 pm

5 Reasons Why it Was Great to Live in the Bay Area in 2012

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Jeff Sucharme has a long list of reasons to be happy that he lived in the Bay Area this year. “The Giants victory was the best. But lets not forget our service men and women. Fleet week was off the chain this year!” San Francisco resident Sucharme wrote in a comment on NPR’s Facebook page. […]

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Keeping it Reel, San Francisco’s Roxie Theater Turns to Kickstarter

November 23, 2012 | 1:07 pm

Keeping it Reel, San Francisco’s Roxie Theater Turns to Kickstarter

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It’s been hard times for independent movie theaters in San Francisco. The Red Vic closed last year and and the Lumiere closed in September.

But the Roxie Theater — wedged between trendy bars and restaurants on 16th Street in San Francisco’s Mission District — has screened films for more than 100 years. The Roxie claims to be the oldest continuously running theater in American — and says it’s determined to stay. These days the Roxie is also home to film festivals, documentaries and even some live events.

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See the Blue Angels Fly Over the Golden Gate Bridge and More ‘Big Bay Weekend’ Photos

October 8, 2012 | 10:25 am

See the Blue Angels Fly Over the Golden Gate Bridge and More ‘Big Bay Weekend’ Photos

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That loud boom you’ve been hearing the past few days probably wasn’t the roar of Giants fans at a playoff game, or applause by the crowd at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, or the combined shouts of competitors in the America’s Cup match races – although each of those events was held over the weekend […]

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Eagle Tavern, Iconic Gay Bar, to Reopen

August 29, 2012 | 3:42 pm

Eagle Tavern, Iconic Gay Bar, to Reopen

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The Eagle Tavern, a gay bar that was a 30-year-old SOMA mainstay until it closed last April due to a rent increase, is going to re-open, at least according to its web site. From the site: It is our pleasure to announce that the Eagle will fly again! Your new hosts, Mike and Alex, will […]

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App That Scans Faces of Bar Crowds Raising Privacy Concerns

May 16, 2012 | 8:35 am

App That Scans Faces of Bar Crowds Raising Privacy Concerns

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by Reyhan Harmanci for The Bay Citizen A priest and a rabbi walk into a bar. And a camera records their entrance so that users of a new app can tell the age, gender, and the number of people sipping drinks at the club. It is no joke. Beginning Friday, a Chicago-based startup called SceneTap […]

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Exploring Bayview’s Food Renaissance; Map of Area Restaurants

April 26, 2012 | 6:30 am

Exploring Bayview’s Food Renaissance; Map of Area Restaurants

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Radio Africa & Kitchen is one of a growing list of city- supported food businesses on Third Street in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood. It’s all part of a calculated redevelopment strategy to drive foodies to this long neglected corner of Southeast San Francisco. Yes, there is plenty of the mouthwatering BBQ and Soul Food you’d […]

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