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PR problems

Some neighbors are bummed that a new pot club is coming to Mission Street, but does their reasoning make sense?

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caitlin@sfbg.com

HERBWISE Though I'll admit the waves of federally-mandated dispensary closures that have washed over the Bay in recent months make it hard to keep in mind, I can't shake the feeling that the key to legalization is not burning effigies of US Attorney Melinda Haag and harassing Barack Obama when he comes to town. Though those things can be fun.

These nonsensical days of the government blocking our access to cannabis will only stop when regular old citizens realize that the War on Drugs is not making them any safer.Read more »

Talk about chaos

FALL ARTS PREVIEW: Burning Man wrestles with doom

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steve@sfbg.com

FALL ARTS Is this the last Burning Man? After 26 years of resiliently expanding on the vast canvas of Nevada's Black Rock Desert, and reaching what is arguably the pinnacle of its popularity and artistic innovation, the answer is: Probably not.Read more »

Drug peace

Strange times call for strange measures: an interview with author Doug Fine

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HERBWISE Author Doug Fine's last book, Farewell My Subaru, is about the year he moved to a secluded New Mexico farm and attempted to live without petroleum. He's just as creative about advocating against the War on Drugs as is his against fossil fuel dependency -- for his new book Too High To Fail: Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution Fine spent a cannabis season living in a Mendocino grow town. Read more »

Preaching denim

At Holy Stitch, young people get sew motivated

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caitlin@sfbg.com

CAREERS AND ED News that another coffee shop has opened in Mid-Market may not send happy vibes thrumming down your spinal cord, but that's because you haven't gotten a chance to hang out in Trailhead (1100 Market, SF), the community-oriented pop-up cafe that houses Holy Stitch. It's a bright spot amid the Twitter-fueled frenzy, if you're into the creativity of young people, or even just really beautiful clothes.Read more »

Let it learn

What's fresh in Bay education, from pot activism 101 to design degrees

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If you want my advice

Two career coaches on dream jobs and who's hiring these days

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CAREERS AND ED In July, the unemployment rate in California was 11 percent. Which got us thinking: what's the smart way to job hunt these days? We're not the only ones — this month, the Commonwealth Club is hosting a series of lectures and workshops called "The Future of Work." We tapped two of the series' experts for email interviews, asking Marty Nemko, author of Cool Careers For Dummies, and Joel Garfinkle, Oakland-based career coach, for their takes on the matter. They offered two points of view on today's dreary job market. Upside? Read more »

We need a hero

And why look to the Olympics when Vice made a documentary about said savior?

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Dick and a smile

From panda porn to Lindsay Lohan, tweenthrob adult star James Deen redefines crossover.

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caitlin@sfbg.com

SEX "I was basically wearing a wet sock full of sweat," porn crossover star of the year James Deen tells me. "There was hair everywhere, I was pulling hair out of the girl's mouth."

Perhaps another interviewer would not have led with questions about Deen's recent involvement in an offbeat Kink.com panda gang bang production. Hey, this isn't TMZ. And who doesn't already know the standard gossip about the 26-year old, who has shot porn nearly every day of his life since turning 18?Read more »

Dab'll do ya

Despite the actions of our president, we will continue to dab

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caitlin@sfbg.com

HERBWISE The neatly-dressed line of donors waiting outside the Fox Theatre on July 21 gawked at the procession coming down Broadway Avenue. Was it the impassioned protesters in wheelchairs, the oversized fake joint, or the realization that stoners could be so... vehement that had them transfixed? Read more »