San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://www.sfbg.com/ en Psychic Dream Astrology: Oct 1-6, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/30/psychic-dream-astrology-oct-1-6-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Oct. 1-7, 2014</p> <p>Mercury goes retrograde Oct. 4-25. Don't take it personally when miscommunications occur, and triple-check things on your end, friends.</p> <p>ARIES</p> <p>March 21-April 19</p> <p>You don't need to know how you're going to get it done, but you do need to commit to trying. This week will test your resolve to make good on some changes you're trying to execute, Aries. Set yourself up for success by putting yourself into situations you can handle, even if that means moving slower than you'd prefer.</p> <p>TAURUS</p> <p>April 20-May 20<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/30/psychic-dream-astrology-oct-1-6-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Astrology Jessica Lanyadoo Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:04:08 +0000 admin 31393 at http://www.sfbg.com Rep Clock: Oct 1-6, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/30/rep-clock-oct-1-6-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Schedules are for Wed/1-Tue/7 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features marked with a •. All times pm unless otherwise specified.</p> <p><strong>ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS </strong>992 Valencia, SF; <a href="http://www.atasite.org">www.atasite.org</a>. $6. "Other Cinema:" "Rick Prelinger's Yesterday and Tomorrow in Detroit," Sat, 8:30.<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/30/rep-clock-oct-1-6-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rep Clock Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:02:29 +0000 admin 31392 at http://www.sfbg.com Our Weekly Picks: Oct 1-8, 2014 http://www.sfbg.com/listing/2014/09/30/our-weekly-picks-oct-1-8-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <P>THURSDAY/2 </p> <p><P> </p> <p><P><H4>Great Gatsby Loft Party</h4> <span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/09/30/our-weekly-picks-oct-1-8-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> This Week's Picks Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:58:08 +0000 admin 31391 at http://www.sfbg.com Hype machine http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/30/hype-machine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>TABLEHOPPING</strong> Lazy Bear lumbers into the light, Mid-Market scores another dining spot, plus oyster happy hours</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4901-food_tablehopper.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Communal time: long tables at Lazy Bear</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY CHARLOTTE CLEARY</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com</a></p> <h4>CHOW NOW</h4> <p>When the website and ticketing software used to book the first tables at your restaurant crashes (just like Burning Man!), you could say you have a hot opening on your hands.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/30/hype-machine"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Volume 49, Issue 01 Elite Cafe Ferry Plaza Seafod Food and Drink Lazy Bear Tablehopping The Hall Marcia Gagliardi Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:43:06 +0000 admin 31390 at http://www.sfbg.com Ralph Nader writes a letter to Rep. John Boehner http://www.sfbg.com/bruce/2014/09/30/ralph-nader-writes-letter-rep-john-boehner <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/new-nader-pic.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>September 22, 2014</p> <p>Dear Speaker Boehner,</p> <p>While millions of hardworking Americans are working more and more for less and less, you and your House of Representatives seem to have no problem working less and less for more and more.</p> <p>If a mother of one in Butler County, Ohio — your home county — working at the Ohio minimum wage ($7.95 per hour) wanted to make a living wage — according to MIT’s Living Calculator for the county — she would have to work 88 hours a week, which adds up to a little over 12 hours of work per day, 7 days a week. You once defended the placement of Ten Commandments on public property. If this mother wanted to obey the Fourth Commandment — “Remember the Sabbath Day to Keep it Holy” — by not working one day a week, she would have to work over 14 hours per day, leaving her with only two hours left to spend with her child, given eight hours of sleep. For millions of Americans, the fair deal of eight hours of work, eight hours of rest, and eight hours of discretionary time has been broken. <span class="read-more"><a href="/bruce/2014/09/30/ralph-nader-writes-letter-rep-john-boehner"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:13:00 +0000 bruce 31388 at http://www.sfbg.com Straight shooter http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/30/straight-shooter <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>THE WEEKNIGHTER</strong> Hunting big game at Bloodhound</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4901-food_weeknighter.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="mailto:culture@sfbg.com">culture@sfbg.com</a></p> <p><strong>THE WEEKNIGHTER</strong> I've never been hunting and I've only shot a gun on one occasion. OK, it was multiple guns on the same occasion in a shooting range in San Diego, but still I've only shot at things once in my life. I guess I did a good job of killing the piece of paper I was shooting at since my friend Josh told me I had good aim for a beginner. It was pretty easy considering the target just hung there and took the abuse.<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/09/30/straight-shooter"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Food & Drink Volume 49, Issue 01 Bars Bloodhound Food and Drink The Weeknighter Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:43:37 +0000 admin 31386 at http://www.sfbg.com Two-fer Tuesday: New music videos from Cathedrals and The Stone Foxes http://www.sfbg.com/noise/2014/09/30/two-fer-tuesday-new-music-videos-cathedrals-and-stone-foxes <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/tumblr_mvkdvz4xKm1qz820io1_500.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Because nothing showcases the breadth of music being made in the Bay Area better than some chilled-out electro R&amp;B followed by a driving blues-rock sprint of a song: Here are the latest music videos from local faves Cathedrals and the Stone Foxes.&nbsp;<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/09/30/two-fer-tuesday-new-music-videos-cathedrals-and-stone-foxes"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> CATHEDRALS Music videos Stone Foxes Emma Silvers Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:22:24 +0000 Emma Silvers 31385 at http://www.sfbg.com Luxy! The dating app for the 1 percent is NOT a prank http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/30/luxy-dating-app-1-percent-not-prank <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="/sites/default/files/dynimagecache/0-14-516-239-540-250/Screen%20Shot%202014-09-30%20at%2010.47.54%20AM.png" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250" /><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Who ever said online dating had anything to do with love?</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>I got a press release announcing a new app yesterday that immediately set off my “hoax” radar. Not only is Luxy not a prank, but actual people are signing up for it.</p> <p>In the press release, Luxy is advertised (in all caps) as TINDER MINUS THE POOR PEOPLE.</p> <p>Finally -- an app guaranteed to ensure <a href="http://valleywag.gawker.com/happy-holidays-startup-ceo-complains-sf-is-full-of-hum-1481067192">Greg Gopman’s pool of dating prospects won’t be infected with the grotesque human trash</a> he so despises.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/30/luxy-dating-app-1-percent-not-prank"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Rebecca Bowe Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:38:29 +0000 rebecca 31384 at http://www.sfbg.com Chiu's Airbnb legislation, still a controversial mess, moves to full board http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/30/chius-airbnb-legislation-still-controversial-mess-moves-full-board <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/chiu%20mug_1.aspx" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Will Airbnb sink David Chiu's reputation as a effective legislator who can find good compromises?</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Board of Supervisors President David Chiu’s reputation for forging decent compromises is being severely tested as his <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/04/28/new-coalition-opposes-chius-airbnb-legislation-updated">widely criticized</a> legislation to <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/04/15/chiu-introduces-legislation-airbnb-and-short-term-housing-rentals">legalize and regulate</a> Airbnb and other short-term housing rental companies now <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2014/09/16/still-not-sharing">moves to the full board</a>, where its fate is uncertain.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/30/chius-airbnb-legislation-still-controversial-mess-moves-full-board"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Airbnb Corporations Sharing Economy Steven T. Jones Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:37:31 +0000 steven 31383 at http://www.sfbg.com Win Tickets to Rock the Boat to Treasure Island Festival http://www.sfbg.com/promo/2014/09/30/win-tickets-rock-boat-treasure-island-festival <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/300x300_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="300" height="300"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--><br /> <div style="line-height: normal; margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 8px; color: #666666; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">For the second year in a row, <a href="http://www.thebolditalic.com/">The Bold Italic</a> is hosting a <a href="http://treasureislandfestival.com/2014/">Treasure Island Music Festival</a> party boat to ferry you to and from the festival fun.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: normal;">This year, they’ve partnered with&nbsp;</span><a style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #0f90ba; text-decoration: none;" href="ht </div> <span class="read-more"><a href="/promo/2014/09/30/win-tickets-rock-boat-treasure-island-festival"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:24:48 +0000 Guardian Promo 31382 at http://www.sfbg.com Live shots: Modest Mouse sweat it out at the Masonic http://www.sfbg.com/noise/2014/09/29/live-shots-modest-mouse-sweat-it-out-masonic <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Teaser_220_wide/mm%20end_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="220" height="200"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:220px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Modest Mouse at the Masonic Sept. 26. Photos by Emily Sevin.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ModestMouse" target="_blank">Modest Mouse</a> got hot and heavy at the <a href="www.masonicsf.com">Masonic</a> Sept. 26, and we were there to catch them in all their sweaty glory. Mimicking Birds (first photo below) opened.</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/09/29/live-shots-modest-mouse-sweat-it-out-masonic"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Live Shots Modest Mouse Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:33:24 +0000 Emma Silvers 31381 at http://www.sfbg.com Now that Willie Brown is a lobbyist, will the SF Chronicle finally cut him loose? http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/29/now-willie-brown-lobbyist-will-sf-chronicle-finally-cut-him-loose <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="/sites/default/files/dynimagecache/0-0-264-223-325-275/willie_mug.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275" /><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Da Mayor, Da Questions</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">SF Chronicle</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Years ago, the San Francisco Chronicle handed Willie Brown a megaphone, but now that he's officially recognized as a paid lobbyist, isn't it time to yank it back?<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/29/now-willie-brown-lobbyist-will-sf-chronicle-finally-cut-him-loose"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Mayor Ed Lee San Francisco Chronicle Willie Brown Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:29:59 +0000 31380 at http://www.sfbg.com Investigation shows outsider ownership of SF's luxury condos http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/29/investigation-shows-outsider-ownership-sfs-luxury-condos <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/infinity%20map.JPG" alt="" title="" width="310" height="355"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Map showing where the owners of Infinity Tower live.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">48hillsonline.org</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Former Bay Guardian editor and publisher <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/category/author/tim-redmond">Tim Redmond</a> has a <a href="http://48hillsonline.org/2014/09/29/investigation-new-condos-arent-owned-san-francisco-residents/">great new investigation on his 48Hills site</a> showing how many new luxury condos in San Francisco are owned as investments by out-of-towners, puncturing the myth that unfettered market-rate housing development will help with the city’s affordability crisis. Check it out.&nbsp;</p> Affordable Housing Housing Wealth Steven T. Jones Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:34:40 +0000 steven 31379 at http://www.sfbg.com Ammiano "angry" as Brown vetoes prosecutor misconduct bill http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2014/09/29/ammiano-angry-brown-vetoes-prosecutor-misconduct-bill <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="/sites/default/files/dynimagecache/0-37-258-218-325-275/sfbg-innocent300.jpg" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275" /><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Our Sept. 3, 2003 cover story on JJ Tennison is one of many Guardian stories of prosecutorial misconduct.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Assemblymember Tom Ammiano strongly criticized Gov. Jerry Brown today [Mon/29] for yesterday vetoing his Assembly 885, which would have provided modest sanctions for prosecutors who willfully withhold evidence during criminal trials, a huge problem we’ve repeatedly covered in the Bay Guardian.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/09/29/ammiano-angry-brown-vetoes-prosecutor-misconduct-bill"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> District Attorney Police racism Steven T. Jones Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:48:33 +0000 steven 31378 at http://www.sfbg.com The back story of the celebrated Boys' Night Out at John's Grill http://www.sfbg.com/bruce/2014/09/28/back-story-celebrated-boys-night-out-johns-grill <div class="field field-type-aef-image field-field-uberimage"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="aef-image"><img src="http://www.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_Width_545_wide/boys%20night%20out.jpg" alt="" title="" width="540" height="250"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:540px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">U</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>By Bruce B. Brugmann (Scroll down for photo id and to see Ex- Marine Pete McCloskey jump the barricade and storm Martin's Beach)&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Boys' Night Out, a creation of press agent Lee Houskeeper, was held recently at John's Grill, home of Dashiell Hammett and the Maltese Falcon. &nbsp; Houskeeper turned the falcon on its side, which meant that all of the news and gossip turned up by his newsworthy guests was privileged and could not be repeated to the outside world.</p> <p>Nonetheless, the timing was perfect because the next day came the welcome news that a San Mateo Superior Court judge had ruled for the public and against a &nbsp;billionaire coastal landowner to open up a valuable chunk of privately held San Mateo coastline. The Surfrider case was handled by &nbsp;Attorneys Joe Cotchett and Pete McCloskey, both of whom were at the dinner.</p> <p>Houskeeper, who does publicity work for Cotchett, &nbsp;explained the back story to me after the dinner. He said that the Surfrider forces started "the public brouhaha" two years ago when the "Blackwater type security goons were arresting surfers who dared jump his locked Martin's Beach gate fence." &nbsp;Vinod Khosla, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, had acquired the 53-acre parcel near Half Moon Bay in 2008. Houskeeper asked McCloskey, a Korean War veteran, &nbsp;if he would risk arrest, jump the gate, and lead the surfers a half mile to "free" the beach. <span class="read-more"><a href="/bruce/2014/09/28/back-story-celebrated-boys-night-out-johns-grill"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Bruce Brugmann Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:31:52 +0000 bruce 31377 at http://www.sfbg.com