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Giants: Don't give up on us yet

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Aaron Rowland

Giants: Don’t give up on us yet

By A.J. Read more »

Yum! Local food party!

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Munchies from Chez Panisse, Millenium, and Serpentine. Cubes of jack and cheddar from Spring Hill Cheese Company. Maybe a glass of sangiovese from Long Meadow Ranch or a rose from Berkeley’s Donkey and Goat winery. Cap it off with a slice of Mission Pie and scoops from Bi-Rite Creamery.

Damn. Read more »

The gayest wedding venue ever

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By Janna Brancolini
Years ago, my family and I stayed in Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C., the famously gay neighborhood of our nation's capital. One morning we were walking to breakfast when my then 11-year-old brother exclaimed, much to my mother's horror, "Mom, look at those fairies!"

"Nico, where did you hear that word?" my mom hissed quietly. Read more »

Free Farm Stand overfloweth

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Guardian videographer Ariel Soto visits the Free Farm Stand and makes some leafy new friends.

Five big stories the sportwriters missed …

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… and five more we wish they’d never covered

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To much, too litte: Joba, Ramirz, Uggla

By A.J. Hayes

Like their colleagues in the hard news division, sportswriters under-report certain stories and blows others out of proportion. Read more »

Hair gel and haymakers: Michael the Boxer kicks ass, buzzes heads

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By Philip Eil

If you think You Don’t Mess With the Zohan is just another escapist summer fantasy, think again. Ass-kicking hairstylists, unlike talking panda bears and aging, yet acrobatic archaeologists, really do exist. Read more »

Cody's closes, itty bitty book light in heaven goes out

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So, alas, storied 50+-year-old Berkeley bookstore Cody's, firebombed in the '80s for displaying Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses, has closed rather abruptly due to flagging sales. I'm not going to go into the ironic narrative possibilities here -- Rushdie was just in town this week to give a rare reading, and, like, where were the ubiquitous Berkeley treesitters protesting a legendary bookstore's closure? Read more »

Pics: Juneteenth '08 celebrates slavery's end at City Hall

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By Ariel Soto

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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a celebration of the abolition of slavery in Texas and is recognized as a state holiday in 29 states. On June 20th, a Juneteenth celebration was held in front of City Hall in San Francisco. The event included live music, from gospel to hip-hop and salsa. Vendors displayed traditional African wares such as mud cloths and big woven hats. Read more »

Towards Carfree Cities: San Franciscans in the house

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Steven T. Jones reports from the Towards Carfree Cities conference in Portland.
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A Portland street corner.

San Francisco has a large contingent here at the Towards Carfree Cities conference. Read more »

SPORTS: Ron Hunt, baseball’s pincushion, reveals his secrets

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By A.J. Hayes

If anyone can relate to John Mellencamp’s hit “Hurts So Good,” it’s former San Francisco Giants second baseman Ron Hunt.

While some batters hit for power and others hit for average. Hunt just got hit. And hit. And hit. And hit.

During his dozen seasons National League career with the Mets, Giants, Expos and Cardinals, Hunt was tattooed by an incredible 243 pitches. Read more »