Guardian's San Francisco

SPORTS: Billy Ball, where have you gone?

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By A.J. Hayes

Somewhere, maybe in a moldy gym locker or a clandestine liquor cabinet, a brilliant game plan for big league success has sat untouched for more than a quarter century.

Were talking about "Billy Ball," the late Billy Martin's blueprint for righting the ship of moribund baseball franchises. It was last used in Oakland in the early 1980s.

The A's were the last team of dubious talent that Martin managed to meld into winners. Read more »

The Cinco skinny: Drop that Corona

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By Justin Juul

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Hey! Learn some history, dude.

I don’t know exactly how you’re going to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year (or have celebrated it already) , but odds are it’s going to involve excessive drinking, a BBQ grill, and a few of your close friends. I mean that’s what it’s all about right? Drinking Mexican beer in the sun? Well, the simple answer is yes. Read more »

How Weird, hell yeah!

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How Weird Street Faire is the best annual party in San Francisco, bar none, particularly on days like this Sunday when the sun is scheduled to shine brightly. I'll be among thousands of people dancing my ass off to some of this city's best DJs and generally mixing it up in a way that I'll probably regret on Monday, particularly with the plethora of cool after parties around the epicenter of Howard and 2nd streets. Read more »

Blazin' up for UCSC

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Deep Thoughts by Justin Juul, in honor of Cannabis Awareness Day, Sat/3

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The University of Santa Cruz has a long history of embracing pot-heads, communist philosophers, vegans, musicians, artists, and white Rastafarian dudes. Read more »

Frank Chu Speaks, Or, McCain Embezzled My Money

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By Justin Juul

So I ran into this really interesting guy at the One Year Anniversary of The Mission Indie Mart at 12 Galaxies the other day…Read more »

SPORTS: The F-in' ballgame

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By A.J. Hayes

Carbon dioxide, deforestation, and nitrous oxide all shoulder their share of the blame for Global Warming. But what about Lee Elia?

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Now, you won't find Elia's name mentioned in any Al Gore lecture. Read more »

Taking the Johnnie Walker Journey

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By Jon Beckhardt

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A couple Thursdays ago I went on the Johnnie Walker Journey - a traveling tasting show of Johnnie Walker's five blended whiskies. Only now can I process this odd event.

First a quick note, I am often fairly cynical about these tasting events -- whether they are put on by a liquor company, or whether they’re part of festivals that bring together a number of companies. Read more »

Pics: Best croissants in SF?

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Ariel Soto, our video photojournalist about town, checks out the amazing Destination Baking Company in Glen Park:

Pics: Goats and green at Heron's Head Park

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By Ariel Soto

The EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday, April 22, in San Francisco's Bayview/Hunters Point. The EcoCenter will be the first LEED-certified building in the southern part of the city and first building to run completely off the grid. Heron's Head Park was opened in 1999 to provide an open and natural space for the communities nearby, and since then more than 1,200 volunteers have helped restore the area by removing invasive plants and trash and replacing them with native plants. Read more »

Eat these queens' meats

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It's time to raise a knife and spoon to end AIDS, as restaurants throughout our fair berg are flooded on the evening of Thurs/24 for Dining Out For Life -- a benefit in which 25 percent of all food and drink sales will be donated to StopAIDS. Oh yes, there will be drag queens. Perhaps even breaded and baked. Below are three choice happenings hosted by thirsty trannies aching to shove their meat in your mouth. Read more »