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Seven Hells of SF: The road to hell is paved with potholes

By Kat Renz Rounding the peaks. All photos by Frank Chan. View more here. "When gas is five bucks a gallon, I'm joining you!" An excellent sentiment shouted by a supportive driver on the afternoon of...

Pics: Some famous faces of Pride

Yes, rainbow people turned out in bliss-tipsy droves for Pride '08, more than a million according to parade and festival organizers. Photographer Neil Motteram caught some shots of three of the Proud celebrities. Supervisor Tom...

Giants: Don’t give up on us yet

Aaron Rowland Giants: Don’t give up on us yet By A.J. Hayes The San Francisco Giants may still be 10 games under .500 and play like a recreational softball team in their home yard, but after last...

Yum! Local food party!

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...

The gayest wedding venue ever

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...

Free Farm Stand overfloweth

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

Five big stories the sportwriters missed …

… and five more we wish they’d never covered 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....

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

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. Just...

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

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...

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

By Ariel Soto 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,...

Towards Carfree Cities: San Franciscans in the house

Steven T. Jones reports from the Towards Carfree Cities conference in Portland. A Portland street corner. San Francisco has a large contingent here at the Towards Carfree Cities conference. And judging from the size and engagement...

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

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...

More day 2 pics: Fierce gay wedding bells aflame

Guardian photographer Charles Russo reports from City Hall. Amber Weiss and Sharon Papo of Berkeley make their way to City Hall's rotunda for their marriage ceremony. After being together for 25 years, Tom Poon (left) and...

Homonuptial stories: Persian sugar cones, matching fedoras, and princess bouquets

Janna Brancolini reports from City Hall Photo by Ariel Soto At 3 pm, everyone in the City Hall rotunda erupted into cheers as two women in beautiful white gowns walked down the grand stairway. I glanced over...

City Hall day 2 pics: Love reigns supreme

Guardian photog Ariel Soto reports from City Hall About every five minutes the air was filled with the sounds of cheering and applause as newly-wed couples made their way down the huge marble steps of...

Homonuptial stories: Cupcakes and a chuppa for same-sex newlyweds

Maria Denzio reports from City Hall Along with cheering demonstrators waving signs and banners of encouragement for the same-sex couples emerging from City Hall this morning were representatives of some local churches - religious leaders...

Homonuptial stories: Sarah and Kristina

Maria Dinzeo reports from City Hall on some of the same-sex couples getting married today. Every couple has a different tale, and same-sex couples are no exception. Some met and fell in love at school;...

Homonuptial stories: Marc and Charles

Maria Dinzeo reports from City Hall on some of the same-sex couples getting married today. Marc Benson and Charles Sullivan descended the City Hall steps this morning amidst a thunder of applause and a...

Same-sex marriage: Supreme Court’s big “F- You”

The remarkable logic behind the historic legal decision By Melissa Griffin of sweetmelissa.typepad.com Photo by Charles Russo I am positively giddy! As of yesterday at 5 p.m., the California State Supreme Court's May 15th same-sex marriage...

Homonuptials: Roiling crowds on Day 1 — pics

Guardian photog Charles Russo shot the crowd outside City Hall yesterday. A newlywed prelude to Tuesday's wedding mania? Though fairly small in number, the anti-gay marriage sect was highly visible Monday evening as several hundred gathered...

The wonderful politics of gay marriage

I was listinging to Forum this morning on my way to work and although a few complete idiots called in, most of the talk was about how great it is that California now has...

Homonuptials: More Day 1 wedding shots

Guardian photog Ariel Soto got these shots of Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin's wedding at City Hall yesterday, as well as some of the celebratory crowd outside. The view from City Hall steps Spiralling toward matrimony...

Homonuptials: Phyl and Del’s wedding, as seen from outside

Hunky Beau and I hightailed it down to City Hall at 5pm today to (we hoped) catch Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin, San Francisco's first legally married same-sex couple -- and the city's only...

Same-sex equality: From dongs to ding-dong-dings

OK, so this is it. This is the day I'm finally equal. No longer a "second class citizen" -- in California at least, the third biggest state with the largest population in the good...