Guardian Staff Writers

5 Things: March 24, 2011

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>>BEES ARE BACK IN TOWN On March 24, Hayes Valley Farm welcomes back the bees. Hives previously kept at the urban farm were wiped out by a mysterious pesticide sabotage, but head beekeeper Karen Peteros, co-founder of San Francisco Bee-Cause, has stayed busy bringing the pollinators back. Tonight's oddly matched Return of the Bees event at the Korean American Community Center will feature a discussion about the new hives, as well as a meet-and-greet with San Francisco Sups. Jane Kim (D-6) and Scott Wiener (D-8) and Ross Mirkarimi (D-5). Catching the buzz of urban farming politics? Become a budding apiarist by signing up for an urban beekeeping workshop.

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5 Things: March 23, 2011

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>>PILLOW TALK "Luxury-tech” home furnishings line DQtrs is releasing a really clever collection of limited edition tapestry wall hangings and pillows that links ancient Greco-Roman imagery and Sputnik-era space age fantasies. (Cue the gorgeous Apollo jokes.) Catch the launch tomorrow (3/24) at nifty Hayes Valley store Propeller, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Plus: Food trucks!

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5 Things: March 22, 2011

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>>SUPERMOON SUPERSOUND Miss the GIANT SUPERMOON this weekend? Hell, we all did – it  was storming cats and dogs (interestingly enough, Polish soulful techno DJ duo Catz 'n Dogz were here this weekend as well, and they were magnificent, as always.) In any case, in memoriam and fantasy, here's a special electronic "Supermoon Mix" by DJ Deevice, voted Best Radio DJ in our 2010 Best of the Bay Readers Poll: Read more »

5 Things: March 22, 2011

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>>1. MIGHTY BIG HEAD Definitely check out the new Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico exhibit at the de Young -- the museum's permanent Oceania collection is jutifiably famous (and controversial), and the level of expertise at showcasing indigenous culture and art bleeds perfectly into the realm of ancient Veracruzians as well ... Read more »

5 Things: March 18, 2011

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>>ANTIQUING IN THE DAMP This rainy weekend may be the perfect time to check out Hayes Valley's new curiousity shop, Reliquary, holding it's grand opening party at 5 p.m. today. Toddle past after work (with your cutest brolly in tow, of course) to check out the shop's handmade Afghani dresses and antique Zippo lighters. Bonus: the shop's Tumblr tipped us off to amazing afterlife art: a photo series of the turquoise, pink, and cardinal mineral deposits that have grown off tins of cremated ashes found in the Oregon asylum where One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed.

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5 Things: March 17, 2011

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>>THREE VEILS TO THE WIND You're probably already green around your St. Patrick's Day gills -- maybe it's the perfect time to rustle up a bridal gown, and a wee bit more liver to damage, for this Saturday's Brides of March dash around the city. The raucous, open-to-all annual event is the Santarchy of hetero privilege, so let's get sloppy-ironic and "WOOOOO" like a bachelorette.Read more »

Sunshine superheroes

Our Freedom of Information Issue salutes the winners of the 2011 James Madison Awards

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Norwin Yoffie Award for Career Acheivement

 

TIM CREWS

One midsummer day in 2007, Sacramento Valley Mirror editor and publisher Tim Crews noticed smoke billowing into the air several miles away. A duck hunters cabin on an expansive Glenn County farm compound was ablaze. By the time the fire engine sirens had sounded, Crews was on his way there to find out what was happening.Read more »

5 Things: March 15, 2011

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>>1. (PARTY) HELP FOR JAPAN SF's nightlife community is already pulling out the fundraiser stops for Japan. First up: Thursday night's Good Foot party at SOM, a rad hip-hop and funk-soul affair with special superstar guests Lyrics Born and Trackademics. Read more »

Our Weekly Picks: March 16-22

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WEDNESDAY 16

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