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People ride bikes

by Amanda Witherell 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...

Sports: Top ten draft-pick fizzlers

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...

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

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...

G-List: 6 laundromats that don’t suck

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...

Bonds humiliates the press (again)

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....

Two turntables and a saxophone: Meet DJ Purple

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. Steve Hays, AKA DJ Purple, is a Karaoke DJ --...

Dinosaur tattoos are the new tramp stamp: Meet Sam Kehl

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. Sam Kehl is a singer/producer/DJ from Seattle who I randomly...

Aloha SF! Aloha Fest chills out — pics

By Ariel Soto Twirling hips, shaved ice and the aloha spirit filled the Precidio this weekend for the 14th Annual Aloha Festival. Hula dancers of all ages took to the stage to perform the...

SPORTS: Roberto Kelly has plenty to tell the kids

By A.J. Hayes Roberto Kelly had all the ear-marks of a pre-fab Yankee Legend when he broke in with the Bronx Bombers in the late 1980s. As a NY Yankee Scouts drooled over the young center...

The best pizza? Yagottabekiddin.

Forget the truffles, Bauer ... The Chron's Michael Bauer claims to have found the six best pizza places in the Bay Area, and they are all so chi-chi I can't imagine eating at any...

Best of the Bay runners up!

Due to technical difficulties, aka my five-day celebratory bender, we've been unable to present the runners up in hotly contested Best of the Bay Food and Drink, Nightlife and Entertainment, and Shopping categories. Until...

Puppy brutally stabbed to death

First there was this news about a horrifying "puppy mill" being busted in Los Gatos -- then we got this release. Please contact Lt. Le-Ellis Brown of Animal Care & Control at (415) 554-9400...

Sports: Down for the count

By A.J. Hayes Our limited experience atop a pitching mound – and the corresponding disastrous results - precludes us from properly evaluating major league baseball pitch counts. Tim Lincecum But based on Saturday’s buzz kill of...

Drive-by clowning

By Sam Devine “I sit and watch as tears go by …” –Mick Jagger It was a lovely day on Columbus Avenue in the heart of North Beach. No one suspected they were about to be...

Shootin’ your mouth off at the Arms

By Phil Eil The Jackson Arms Shooting Range in South San Francisco has plenty of promotions. Mondays are Ladies Night (half-priced lane for ladies), Tuesdays are N.R.A. Night (half-priced lane for cardholders), Wednesdays are Law...

Ultimate Kink Surrender (NSFW)

The wrestlers in action. I ride my bicycle past the Armory just about everyday and I’ve always wanted to get inside for a tour, particularly since this magnificent, historically significant building was purchased by fetish...

Burning, burning for you: Crucible Fire Arts Festival lights up East Bay

Guardian videographer Ariel Soto visited the Crucible's 8th Annual Fire Arts Festival (and talked to some firemen!) for SFBG TV.

Sports: Jersey Boys will be boys

By A.J. Hayes They haven’t been teammates since Jimmy Carter’s swansong year in the White House, but when John “The Count” Montefusco and Ed “Ho-Ho” Halicki got together this past weekend and saucily ribbed...

Sports: The Giants’ quiet hex

Eddie Grant, swinging from the heels in the pre-hex days By A.J. Hayes When compared to other noted sports hexes - notably, the Chicago’s “Billy Goat Jinx” and Boston’s now squelched “Curse of the Bambino” -...

Dolores Park mini guitar hero

By Phil Eil For those of you who declined invitations to Dolores Park on Saturday: Don’t worry, you didn’t miss much. It was the usual scene: young people drinking Tecate, dogs chasing Frisbees, an eight-year-old...

Old Skool Cafe Gospel Brunch gives back

Guardian videographer Ariel Soto visited the Old Skool Cafe Gospel Brunch at Farmer Brown restaurant, and really enjoyed the bacon.

Lincecum strikes out SJ jinx

By A.J. Hayes For Tim Lincecum’s sake lets hope that there’s some validity to the phrase "What you don't know, can't hurt you." After the Giants young ace - billed as “The Freak” -...

Pics: Fillmore Jazz Festival saxes up the art stalls

By Ariel Soto The syncopated sounds of the Fillmore Jazz Festival made their way through the huge crowd this 4th of July weekend. The fair-goers perused the many stalls lining Fillmore street, that were...

Video: San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival 2008

Guardian videographers Rhyen Coombs and Eric Zassenhaus reported from the Bicycle Music Fest on June 21.