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The 420 Games and weed-smoking pro athletes counter the image of lazy potheads

San Jose cracks down on pot clubs after eschewing SF’s regulatory approach

San Jose’s current (and harsh) crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries contrasts with San Francisco’s decade-old (and still working well) regulations.Over the last five years,...

Where there’s smoke

San Francisco takes its pot smoking very seriously

This Week’s Picks: April 16 – 22, 2014

April 15, 2014
  WEDNESDAY 16Fourth Annual Spring Book Sale Got a spare couple of bucks? Stock up on a year's worth of reading! Fort Mason Center and...

This Week’s Picks: February 26 – March 4, 2014

February 25, 2014
WEDNESDAY 26Fresh and Onlys Yeah, Ty Segall moved to LA and Thee Oh Sees are on an indefinite hiatus, but chin up! The Fresh...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week (Noise Pop edition)

February 24, 2014
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the festivals of San Francisco. Or something like that. SF Beer Week is over, dear readers, but...

Ignore less

20 great educational opportunities in 2014

All together now

It takes a village — and a Google Doc — to legalize pot: California's Marijuana Control, Legalization and Revenue Act of 2014, a new crowd-sourced legislation proposal

We are back

The SF underground roars again. Plus: Deltron 3030, 1002 Nights, Alland Byallo, Surya Dub, Danny Daze, more nightlife

Best of the Bay 2013: BEST FRESH FLOWERS

October 16, 2013
All over the news last year: Medical marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco and other cities were being shut down by a spasm of...

Best of the Bay 2013 Editors Picks: Shopping

SHOPPINGEDITORS PICKSEditors picks are chosen by Guardian editors for special recognition for brightening the Bay Area experience.BEST PLACE TO PARK YOUR CARD Get that...

Best of the Bay 2013 Readers Poll: Shopping

October 15, 2013
BEST OF THE BAY 2013: READERS POLLSHOPPING BEST OVERALL BOOKSTORE GREEN APPLE BOOKS 506 Clement, SFwww.greenapplebooks.com BEST USED BOOK STORE AARDVARK BOOKS 227 Church, SF(415) 552-6733 BEST...

Best of the Bay 2013 Readers Poll: Food and Drink

October 15, 2013
BEST OF THE BAY 2013: READERS POLLFood and Drink BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT NOPA 560 Divisadero, SFwww.nopasf.com BEST NEW RESTAURANT COQUETA The EmbarcaderoPier 5, SFwww.coquetasf.com BEST BUDGET RESTAURANT...

Industrial hemp legalized in California

After being stuck in legislative limbo for 14 years, industrial hemp will soon be a legally sanctioned agricultural crop in the state of California.The...

Industrial hemp legalized in California

September 27, 2013
After being stuck in legislative limbo for 14 years, industrial hemp will soon be a legally sanctioned agricultural crop in the state of California....

New director triggers a brain drain at SFDPH

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has seen an exodus of top officials over the 18 months since Barbara Garcia took the reins...

Music Listings: July 17-23, 2013

July 18, 2013
WEDNESDAY 17ROCKBottom of the Hill: 1233 17th St., San Francisco. Joyce Manor, Merry Christmas, Tony Molina, 9 p.m., $10-$12.DNA Lounge: 375 11th St., San...

Change in leadership at DPH triggers brain (and heart) drain

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has seen an exodus of top officials over the 18 months since Barbara Garcia took the reins...

The dish on knish

TABLEHOPPING: Beer at Mikkeller Bar, wine at St. Vincent, coffee at Cafe St. Jorge -- how's that for a liquid diet plan. Plus: elegant knishes? They're real.

Some wins, some losses in Sacto

June 3, 2013
The state Assembly and Senate passed the usual flurry of bills on May 31, the last day for initial-house approval, with some unusual drama...

Legalize it–All of it

Tomorrow is election day in Los Angeles and beyond the biggest race (for mayor between a pair of dull left of center bureaucrats of...

Newsom calls for marijuana legalization

For all his flaws, Gavin Newsom has never shied away from taking a stand or showing leadership on emerging issues, particularly when the politicians...

420 trip(tych)

Scenes from Dolores Park, Snoop Dogg, and Denver's Cannabis Cup

Willie Brown and Ammiano’s pot bill

March 26, 2013
Assemblymember Tom Ammiano’s new medical marijuana bill seems pretty straightforward. Almost everyone in the medpot biz thinks there ought to be some sort of...