Guardian's San Francisco

Pics: 18th Annual Autumn Moon Festival lights up Chinatown

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By Ariel Soto

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There is no such thing as a lull on Grant Avenue in San Francisco's Chinatown, but this past weekend things were especially active and colorful in observance of the Autumn Moon Festival, a celebration of the beginning of the fall and the hope for a bountiful harvest season. Read more »

English only, LPGA and the Giants

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By A. J. Hayes

Anyone who’s ever killed a Sunday afternoon by watching golf – personally, you would have to kill me first - or has taken out his or her frustrations out on the little white ball realizes just how much the game relies on communication skills.

After precision putting and booming drives, the key to this Scottish derived sport is the ability to concisely string together words – preferably in English.

After all, how else will be able to properly address the ball?

Actually, the proficient playing of golf requires almost zero verbal skills. Read more »

No more bush: Meet Lonni's Punani

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Intrepid reporter Justin Juul hits the streets each week for our Meet Your Neighbors series, interviewing the Bay Area folks you'd like to know most.

Lonni Kutzen is the owner/operator of Lonni’s Punani, a hair removal boutique in Potrero Hill that specializes in Brazilians and Manzilians (that’s pussies and balls to you and me) -- and just scored a Guardian Best of the Bay award. Read more »

Guardian Eye: Arab Cultural Fest brings out community

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Photo and text by Ariel Soto

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The hip yet traditional beats of MC Rai filled the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park for the 14th Annual Arab Cultural Festival on Sunday, August 24. Read more »

People ride bikes

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by Amanda Witherell

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Record bike attendance at Outside Lands Friday night

I volunteered for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition on Friday evening, valet parking bikes during the Outside Lands concert in Golden Gate Park. It was busy: Radiohead fans ride bikes. Read more »

Sports: Top ten draft-pick fizzlers

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By A.J. Hayes

From all indications, recently signed Giants No. 1 draft pick Buster Posey is headed to stardom. In his final season at Florida State, Posey, winner of the 2008 Golden Spikes Award for top college player, batted .463, with 26 home runs and 93 RBI. Read more »

Stretch your hole and your mind will follow: Meet Stephen Boyer

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Intrepid reporter Justin Juul hits the streets each week for our Meet Your Neighbors series, interviewing the Bay Area folks you'd like to know most.

Stephen Boyer is an up-and-cumming writer/blogger/porn star. To hear about his sexcapades, stop into his next reading at Dog Eared Books on August 21st. And if want to read his blog or see him take a foot up the ass, just follow the links below.Read more »

G-List: 6 laundromats that don't suck

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The G-List is a weekly list of things to do and places to go by Justin Juul

As a Los Angeles transplant, I enjoy talking shit on my old hometown even more than most San Franciscans. But there are a few perks to living in the city of douchebags that a man doesn’t notice until he’s moved on. For starters, the weather is better there. No getting around that. But there are other reasons I occasionally consider going back to hell and one of them is so constantly irritating I could die. Talkin’ bout laundry ya’ll.Read more »

Bonds humiliates the press (again)

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By A.J. Hayes

Barry Bonds may not have taken a baseball swing in anger in nearly a year, but it was clear last weekend that the Homerun King’s media puppetry skills are in classic form. Read more »

Two turntables and a saxophone: Meet DJ Purple

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Intrepid reporter Justin Juul hits the streets each week for our Meet Your Neighbors series, interviewing the Bay Area folks you'd like to know most.Read more »