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SPORTS: Black baseballers MIA

By A.J. Hayes It may seem overly dramatic to call Giants rookie shortstop Emmanuel Burriss a member of baseball's "lost generation" -- but if you have any doubts just look at the numbers. The fact that...

Pics: Bay to Breakers gone wild

By Ariel Soto I am a born and raised, homegrown San Franciscan, and it's events like this weekend's Bay to Breakers fun run that make me so proud to be from this crazy town. Although...

When tools race

San Franciscans love to make shit and they love weird spectacles. And the The Power Tool Drag Races is the perfect combination of both. The name says it all: drag racing between custom vehicles...

Ticketing cyclists sucks

Because there’s NOTHING BETTER TO DO in the Mission at 7 a.m. on a Tuesday, I got pulled over by a cop for rolling through a stop sign at 17th and Harrison. Yeah, happy...

Big gay thanks, California Supreme Court

As a ginormous, idealistic faggotta, I of course can't help tearing up at the news that the California Supreme Court overturned the ban on same-sex marriage. As someone who's been with the love of...

Big fat gay wedding announcement

The California Supreme Court has announced that it will issue its long-awaited same sex marriage ruling tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., deciding whether the current ban is unconstitutional. City Attorney Dennis Herrera, whose office...

San Francisco tops list of best cities for the outdoors

During this wonderful heat wave, on the day before the increasingly popular Bike to Work Day, it hardly seems surprising that Forbes Magazine has named San Francisco as the best city in the country...

Heavenly oboro: SFBG goes to Eiji

Really yummy ...

Video: Meet the Makers

The third annual Maker Faire in San Mateo brought out some of the country's most innovative inventions, ranging from lounge wheelchairs and mind machines to human-sized mousetraps and better crocheting.

Oktoberfest in May: Tourist Club returns?

By Justin Juul The Tourist Club , an authentic German beer garden at the end of a mile-long unmarked trail in the Muir Woods, is probably one of the coolest places in the entire Bay...

SPORTS: Boo-yah! Johnnie LeMaster returns

By A.J. Hayes In current baseball vernacular, "wearing it" refers to owning up to a hellacious slump, a shoddy performance or bone-headed play sans lame excuse. "I threw like ass... basically," former Giants pitcher Sidney Ponson...

Burning Man ’08 to be terrifyingly sober

Burning Man will lose all meaning this summer for thousands of revelers who will attempt to attend the event under a dark cloud of startling sobriety. That’s because a man named Yacov “Jacob” Yida was...

Concours d’Vrrroooommm

While we shine a little frowny face upon fossil fuel burning for the sake of it, we're suckers for antique motos (and, occasionally, their riders). David Carini checked out the International Concours d'Elegance. Classic...

Pics: Protest at the ICE

Photos and text by Ariel Soto At the San Francisco Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office an emergency protest and a call for justice was held on May 5th in a response to condemn last...

SPORTS: Billy Ball, where have you gone?

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. ...

The Cinco skinny: Drop that Corona

By Justin Juul 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...

How Weird, hell yeah!

Photo by mvgals.net 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...

Blazin’ up for UCSC

Deep Thoughts by Justin Juul, in honor of Cannabis Awareness Day, Sat/3 The University of Santa Cruz has a long history of embracing pot-heads, communist philosophers, vegans, musicians, artists, and white Rastafarian dudes. That’s why...

Frank Chu Speaks, Or, McCain Embezzled My Money

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… SFBG: Hey, aren’t you the guy who hangs out...

SPORTS: The F-in’ ballgame

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

Taking the Johnnie Walker Journey

By Jon Beckhardt 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...

Pics: Best croissants in SF?

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

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...

Eat these queens’ meats

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...