San Francisco Bay Guardian - Essential Bay Area News, Politics, Arts, and Culture http://dev.sfbg.com/frontpage/%20%09%20Mark%20Growden%27s%20Handlebars%20%20%20http%3A/www.youtube.com/2010/03/23/shit-show en City will turn Francisco Reservoir into a park, with no affordable housing http://dev.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/11/city-will-turn-francisco-reservoir-park-no-affordable-housing <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://dev.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Screen%20Shot%202014-07-11%20at%205.04.37%20PM.png" 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">A features plan for Francisco Park.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>San Francisco is getting a new park – but the deal has left some wondering why a small portion of the new parkland couldn’t have been set aside to build housing for teachers and firefighters.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/11/city-will-turn-francisco-reservoir-park-no-affordable-housing"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://dev.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/11/city-will-turn-francisco-reservoir-park-no-affordable-housing#comments Rebecca Bowe Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:16:05 +0000 rebecca 30906 at http://dev.sfbg.com Win Free Tickets to Empress Theatre’s Comedy Night with Rocky LaPorte! http://dev.sfbg.com/promo/2014/07/11/win-free-tickets-empress-theatre%E2%80%99s-comedy-night-rocky-laporte <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://dev.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/ComedyRockyLaporteMilesWeberGKingJuly18.jpg" alt="" title="" width="600" height="904"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Vallejo's Historic Empress Theatre presents a night of comedy with Chicago-based veteran comedian Rocky LaPorte. Rocky has starred in his own Comedy Central special, and is currently a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Rocky is joined by Myles Weber (1st place in the Bay Area All-Star Comedy Competition and 2nd in the Best Of The Bay Comedy Competition) and host G King, also of the Bay Area. To win tickets, email <a href="mailto:rsvp@sfmediaco.com">rsvp@sfmediaco.com</a> with the subject line "Rocky LaPorte."</span><span class="read-more"><a href="/promo/2014/07/11/win-free-tickets-empress-theatre%E2%80%99s-comedy-night-rocky-laporte"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:58:11 +0000 Guardian Promo 30905 at http://dev.sfbg.com Angry building owners threaten lawsuit over anti-speculation tax http://dev.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/11/angry-building-owners-threaten-lawsuit-over-anti-speculation-tax <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://dev.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/aef_image_original_format/millk%20ad_0.jpg" alt="" title="" width="500" height="333"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-credits"><div class="aef-image-infos-title">Supporters of the measure are playing up its origins.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Opponents of the <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/2014/07/08/taxing-speculators">anti-speculator tax that will appear on the November ballot</a> blasted the proposal in a City Hall hearing yesterday [Thu/10] — pledging to defeat the measure in court even if voters approve it — but they were overwhelmed by a strong turnout from supporters who said real estate speculation drives up the cost of housing without adding any value.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/11/angry-building-owners-threaten-lawsuit-over-anti-speculation-tax"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://dev.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/11/angry-building-owners-threaten-lawsuit-over-anti-speculation-tax#comments Affordable Housing Housing Real Estate Speculation Steven T. Jones Fri, 11 Jul 2014 22:30:37 +0000 steven 30904 at http://dev.sfbg.com Party Radar: Basement Jaxx, Outpost, Clockwork, Bardot A Go Go, more http://dev.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/11/party-radar-basement-jaxx-outpost-clockwork-bardot-go-go-more <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://dev.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/dancerisarhythm_0.gif" 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">Dancer of the year! (So far.)</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>From the wild, wild, wide world of British clubbing:&nbsp;<a href="http://thump.vice.com/en_uk/words/this-is-the-worst-club-promo-video-of-all-time-seriously" target="_blank">People</a> are <a href="http://gawker.com/worlds-best-dancer-stars-in-promo-for-worlds-shittiest-1602481573" target="_blank">calling</a> the video below "the worst club promo ever," but I kinda want to go. It's not often you find so much abandon, bounce, tan spray, and just plain <em>this </em>in nightlife these days:</p> <p><span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/11/party-radar-basement-jaxx-outpost-clockwork-bardot-go-go-more"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://dev.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/11/party-radar-basement-jaxx-outpost-clockwork-bardot-go-go-more#comments Basement Jaxx Nightlife Party Radar SF Nightlife Super Ego Marke B. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:57:58 +0000 marke 30900 at http://dev.sfbg.com SF to consider joining Richmond in fighting banks over underwater mortgages http://dev.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/11/sf-consider-joining-richmond-fighting-banks-over-underwater-mortgages <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://dev.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/SFemdomain_0.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">Activists rallied in favor of the city using eminent domain to help those with underwater mortgages last September.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Plans to ease San Francisco’s often overlooked home foreclosure crisis will have to wait a bit longer. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week delayed a resolution that would show the city’s “intent” to save underwater mortgages in favor of a resolution that might actually have begin to intervene in underwater mortgages.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/11/sf-consider-joining-richmond-fighting-banks-over-underwater-mortgages"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://dev.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/11/sf-consider-joining-richmond-fighting-banks-over-underwater-mortgages#comments Banks foreclosure Foreclosure Crisis Housing Julian Mark Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:42:47 +0000 steven 30903 at http://dev.sfbg.com Mac DeMarco underwhelms at Amoeba — until he busts out the covers http://dev.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/10/mac-demarco-underwhelms-amoeba-%E2%80%94-until-he-busts-out-covers <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://dev.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Mac-Demarco2.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">Mac DeMarco, who did not stick his thumb up his ass at Amoeba yesterday.</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/pages/Mac-DeMarco/301768729858252" target="_blank">Mac DeMarco</a> has one of the most charismatic, clearly defined personas of anyone in indie rock. He chain-smokes, cross-dresses, makes out with interviewers, and -- in what might be the key piece of apocryphal Mac mythology -- once stuck his thumb up his ass at a gig. <span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/10/mac-demarco-underwhelms-amoeba-%E2%80%94-until-he-busts-out-covers"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://dev.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/10/mac-demarco-underwhelms-amoeba-%E2%80%94-until-he-busts-out-covers#comments Daniel Bromfield Live Review Mac DeMarco Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:23 +0000 Emma Silvers 30902 at http://dev.sfbg.com Treasure Island development plans moving forward after lawsuit rejected http://dev.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/10/treasure-island-development-plans-moving-forward-after-lawsuit-rejected <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://dev.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Treasure-Island-Rendering.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">Treasure Island could include up to 8,000 homes and high-rise hotels.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Construction on the first 1,000 of up to 8,000 new homes planned for Treasure Island could begin as soon as next year after the State Appeals Court this week rejected a challenge of the project’s environmental impact report by Citizens for a Sustainable Treasure Island, a grassroots group led by former supervisor Aaron Peskin.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/10/treasure-island-development-plans-moving-forward-after-lawsuit-rejected"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://dev.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/10/treasure-island-development-plans-moving-forward-after-lawsuit-rejected#comments Steven T. Jones Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:46:12 +0000 steven 30901 at http://dev.sfbg.com Elder care facility under pressure not to move forward with evictions http://dev.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/10/elder-care-facility-under-pressure-not-move-forward-evictions <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://dev.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Screen%20Shot%202014-07-10%20at%2012.52.37%20PM.png" 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">University Mound board member John Sedlander is questioned by Sup. David Campos.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">GUARDIAN PHOTO BY REBECCA BOWE</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>A group of senior citizens, mostly in their 80s and 90s, faces eviction from the University Mound Ladies Home, a San Francisco elder care facility serving residents of modest means that has been in operation for 130 years.</p> <p>The University Mound Board of Trustees has said the nonprofit organization that runs the home is too far in debt to keep the doors open.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/10/elder-care-facility-under-pressure-not-move-forward-evictions"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://dev.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/10/elder-care-facility-under-pressure-not-move-forward-evictions#comments Rebecca Bowe Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:05:55 +0000 rebecca 30899 at http://dev.sfbg.com Drop a house http://dev.sfbg.com/2014/07/08/drop-house <div class="field field-type-text field-field-sub-head"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>SUPER EGO </strong>Will Pink Saturday go the way of Halloween in the Castro? Plus: Wizard of Odd, Soundwave Festival, Bardot A Go Go, and Esta Noche's return (for one night only!)</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://dev.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/4841-Music_ego.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">Get huh! Sharon Needles in The Wizard of Oz, Sat/12</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">PHOTO BY JOSE GUZMAN COLON</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>SUPER EGO Some of us fabulous fairies caught flailing in the ratty-tutu-and-trucker-cap tornado of Pink Saturday, during this year's Pride celebrations, were like, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Castro, anymore."<span class="read-more"><a href="/2014/07/08/drop-house"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://dev.sfbg.com/2014/07/08/drop-house#comments Super Ego Volume 48, Issue 41 Bardot A Go Go Esta Noche Nightlife Peaches Christ Pink Saturday Queer Soundwave Festival Super Ego Marke B. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:54:49 +0000 Kate Conger 30879 at http://dev.sfbg.com Psychic Dream Astrology, July 9-15, 2014 http://dev.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/10/psychic-dream-astrology-july-9-15-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>ARIES<br />March 21-April 19<br />You’ve gotta take a chance, Aries. There’s no ‘safe’ route this week; no matter what you do, there’ll be consequences. I trust you to make the best decisions possible, but do you trust yourself? Managing anxiety is your real work right now, so make sure you are kind and patient with on your way.<br />­<span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/10/psychic-dream-astrology-july-9-15-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Astrology Jessica Lanyadoo Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:16:48 +0000 marke 30898 at http://dev.sfbg.com Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week http://dev.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/09/gimme-5-must-see-shows-week <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://dev.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/Waterstrider.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">Waterstrider perform at Slim's this Sat/12.</div></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>Hello friends and festival-goers! Did you just get back from High Sierra? Does your hair still smell of patchouli? Are you sad that you actually have to be in the world this week, possibly at a desk, while wearing all of your clothes? (Sexual harassment suits these days, lemme tell you.)&nbsp;</p> <p>Fret not, fair Bay Areans. A solid few days of music, most of it bred right here, awaits you. Read on for our picks.</p> <p><strong>THU/10</strong></p> <p><strong>WATERS and CATHEDRALS</strong><span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/09/gimme-5-must-see-shows-week"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://dev.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/09/gimme-5-must-see-shows-week#comments Must-See Shows Emma Silvers Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:16:14 +0000 Emma Silvers 30897 at http://dev.sfbg.com San Jose cracks down on pot clubs after eschewing SF's regulatory approach http://dev.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/09/san-jose-cracks-down-pot-clubs-after-eschewing-sfs-regulatory-approach <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://dev.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/pot_club.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">San Francisco's regulated, civilized medical marijuana dispensaries are a sharp contrast to San Jose's laissez faire approach.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">Mike Koozmin/SF Print Media Co.</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>San Jose’s current (and harsh) crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries contrasts with San Francisco’s decade-old (and still working well) regulations.<span class="read-more"><a href="/politics/2014/07/09/san-jose-cracks-down-pot-clubs-after-eschewing-sfs-regulatory-approach"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://dev.sfbg.com/politics/2014/07/09/san-jose-cracks-down-pot-clubs-after-eschewing-sfs-regulatory-approach#comments Holly McDede Marijuana Medical Marijuana Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:27:07 +0000 steven 30896 at http://dev.sfbg.com The Best of Burger Boogaloo http://dev.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/09/best-burger-boogaloo <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://dev.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/crowd%20boogaloo_0.JPG" alt="" title="" width="325" height="275"/><div class="aef-image-infos" style="width:325px"><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"> <div class="aef-image-infos-credits">ALL PHOTOS BY AMANDA RHOADES</div></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>This weekend Oakland’s Mosswood Park was transformed into a mini music festival of adorable proportions. After two days of PBR, sunburns, and a heap of eclectic and altogether awesome music, the results are in: Here is the best of Burger Boogaloo 2014. [Check <a href="http://www.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/08/live-shots-burger-boogaloo-2014-take-1" target="_blank">yesterday's review</a> for a different sort of run-through.]<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/09/best-burger-boogaloo"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://dev.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/09/best-burger-boogaloo#comments Burger Boogaloo Live Shots Haley Zaremba Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:27:37 +0000 Emma Silvers 30895 at http://dev.sfbg.com Live Shots: Nick Cave hypnotizes the Warfield two nights in a row http://dev.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/09/live-shots-nick-cave-hypnotizes-warfield-two-nights-row <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://dev.sfbg.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/Full_325_wide/NC-1%28web%29_0.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">Nick Cave at the Warfield July 7.</div> <span class="aef-image-infos-credits">ALL PHOTOS BY CHARLES RUSSO</span></div><div class="aef-image-infos-title-legend"></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><!--paging_filter--> <p>It took <a href="http://nickcave.com/" target="_blank">Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds</a> all of two songs to whip the audience into a mighty frenzy at the <a href="http://www.thewarfieldtheatre.com" target="_blank">Warfield Theater</a> on Monday night [during the first of a pair of sold-out shows at the venue]. Not totally surprising, but all the more impressive when considering that Cave and company pulled it off by playing new material, a pair of tracks from their latest album<em>, Push the Sky Away</em>.<span class="read-more"><a href="/noise/2014/07/09/live-shots-nick-cave-hypnotizes-warfield-two-nights-row"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> http://dev.sfbg.com/noise/2014/07/09/live-shots-nick-cave-hypnotizes-warfield-two-nights-row#comments Live Review Live Shots Nick Cave Charles Russo Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:55:25 +0000 Emma Silvers 30894 at http://dev.sfbg.com Music Listings July 9-15, 2014 http://dev.sfbg.com/listing/2014/07/09/music-listings-july-9-15-2014 <p><!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>WEDNESDAY 9</strong><span style="font-family: Helvetica; letter-spacing: .6pt; mso-font-kerning: .5pt;"><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top: 3.0pt; margin-right: -1.5in; margin-bottom: 2.0pt; margin-left: 0in; line-height: 14.0pt; mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Helvetica; letter-spacing: .6pt; mso-font-kerning: .5pt;"><strong>ROCK</strong></span><span class="read-more"><a href="/listing/2014/07/09/music-listings-july-9-15-2014"><strong>Read more &raquo;</strong></a></span></p> Music Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:26:59 +0000 marke 30893 at http://dev.sfbg.com