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Le1f makes Santos his underground tree house
Reading from the same playbook as Texas Governor Rick Perry, Mayor Bloomberg toured the Bay Area this weekend trying to lure tech investors and young grads back east with promises of good times and pretty girls. As if San Francisco was just one extended sequence of Revenge of the Nerds.
Hate to say it, but some of you at Governors Ball (which starts today!) are going to be approached by police officers assuming you have drugs. Well, you just may, but guess what? You still have rights, man. Cameron Bowman is here to help! As a music festival lover and attorney at San Jose firm Vale ... More >>
Better Than: It's hard to think of something that this wouldn't be better than. This was one of the wildest shows I've seen at Saint Vitus. It seemed telling that the venue had moved all the tables out of the bar, presumably to make more space for mayhem. See also: The Best Metal Shows in NYC This ... More >>
Not that you needed it, but what the hell--I mean heck--let's run through them all at once, just so we can digest, flush, and then move on. Thanks to datalounge for posting some of Pope (Arlene) Francis's immortal viewpoints that aim to spread love and peace--I mean hate and oppression.
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Teach Your Child Free Enterprise! Author: Dr. W.S. McBirnie Date: 1965 Publisher: Voice of Americanism, Glendale, CA Discovered at: San Jose, CA, ... More >>
Federal authorities, in their ongoing campaign against California's legal cannabis corps, are now trying to shut down Harborside Health Center -- America's largest and most famous medical marijuana dispensary. As detailed by the Los Angeles Times, the feds filed complaints for forfeiture of propert ... More >>
Welcome to the funhouse
Take First Avenue to Hanoi
The East Village gets two new Vietnamese spots
Standardized tests 'tried-and-untrue' method of measuring students' learning
Lauren ShockeyBaoguette Café offers a tasty chicken and sausage dish over rice, but is the restaurant good enough to make it into the top 10?While we do have plenty of banh mi peddlers, New York City isn't an enclave for Vietnamese expat communities, so it doesn't possess a bounty of full-sc ... More >>
A three-year Facebook campaign, supported by emails, is aiming to get Cadbury to supersize its Creme Eggs. [Wall Street Journal] Ever wonder where Sandra Lee likes to go for Easter treats? Look no further than the Four Seasons, St. Regis at Astor Court, and Godiva... Um, she lives here? [NY ... More >>
It's been some time now since Britney Spears was plucked from her pleasant Louisiana life and transformed into the world's foremost pop-robot. The seductive ...Baby One More Time came out twelve years ago, it's success crowning Britney as the prototypical, twenty-first century pop star. In the years ... More >>
Monday, Runnin' Scared reported on Assemblyman Michael DenDekker's new bicycle bills. If his proposals pass, riders across the state would have to register and tack license plates on their bikes, and submit them to yearly inspections. First-time registration would cost $25, with a yearly re ... More >>
As we learned earlier this week, there are 33 miners trapped 2,000 feet underground after a mine cave-in in San Jose, Chile. Fortunately, they are all still alive. Unfortunately, it's going to take three to four months to extricate them, via drilling a hole large enough for their release. Thi ... More >>
And here we have the worst possible thing: A man jumped to his death from the roof of San Jose's Mountain Winery during last night's Swell Season show, falling roughly three stories and landing within feet of frontman Glen Hansard. Our counterparts at the SF Weekly have eyewitness accounts, w ... More >>
Run Tila, run! Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.In the week one of us went to the Gathering of the Juggalos and came back with what is increasingly looking like Stockholm Syndrome, we witnessed Tila Tequila (and Method Man) battle a pack of angry ICP fans and--shortly after she took her top off--lo ... More >>
Forget the WikiLeaks. The POM Papers detail how POM Wonderful hired the law firm Hogan & Hartson to represent it in an investigation over its purported health claims, racking up more than $600,000 in legal bills that the company refused to pay. [New Yorker] The NYPD and FDNY went head-to-hea ... More >>
Organs are so simple, it would be hard to screw them up, right? It's generally the case that if you treat them with reverence, cook them simply and carefully, that they come out perfect every time, especially if you wash them properly. But even the Organ Meat Society sometimes stumbles on or ... More >>
This remote cove can be attained only by cluching a nylon rope and rappelling down a steep cliff face. The area surrounding San Francisco Bay--anchored by the city of San Francisco in the north and San Jose in the south--is a welter of densely populated towns and superhighways and high-tech ... More >>
"Crab butter" featuring local crab at the Swan Oyster Depot, San Francisco (click to savor) A recent 10-day trip to San Francisco convinced me that, taken together, the California coastal strip from San Jose to Fort Bragg offers eating every bit as good as we have here in the NY metro area. T ... More >>
The mockumentary Corked! was screened at the Sonoma Film Festival earlier this year and will be shown in San Jose next week. There are plans to screen it in San Francisco and other cities around the world, including a possible New York screening, but no dates have been set as yet. "We're talking ... More >>
Competitors gorge for glory at Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
On his way to today's San Jose start at the Amgen Tour of California -- a race name with ironic doping connotations, as we pointed out last week -- Lance Armstrong made a lighthearted observation on his Twitter:'Driving to the start in SJ. Just passed Zig Zag Bail Bonds. "Smok'n the competition" is ... More >>
Happy holidays, gabachos and wabs!
A covers album with a little more warmth than, say, Cat Power's
Diquis Tiquis stretched too thin
A private corporation joins Bush administration's conspiracy to obstruct justice
Boeing helps CIA fly kidnapped suspects abroad for torture
An American band misses Mexico but struts to El Norte's promise
You can tell whos running from New Orleans by the tattoos
Tony Hawk Airs on the Side of Commercialism
Why People of All Colors Should (Still) Resist Racial Profiling
Police Here Adopt Ethnic Profiling Their Western Counterparts Reject
The Panic Over Cybersex Addiction
The changes in the game that are turning it to slush