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He Played With The Yankee Clipper: Dario Lodigiani

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jan 14, 2008

Dario Lodigiani enjoyed a 17-year baseball career from 1935-1954, playing parts of six seasons in the majors and 14 in the minor leagues, losing three years while serving in the military from 1943 to 1945. Lodigiani played at Lowell High School in San Francisco, with his lifelong friend Joe DiMaggio.

At age 19, Lodigiani began his pro career with the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League and later joined the Williamsport Grays of the Eastern League. He entered the majors in 1938 with the Philadelphia Athletics, the Toronto Maple Leafs of the international League in 1940. He returned... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco, golf, california

Venticello is Splendido!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Jan 3, 2008

...the whole package – the passion, the preparation, the stories behind the cuisine – I have always said that there is only one thing Italians like to do as much as eat. And that’s talking it. With that diatribe complete, I want to tell you about an Italian restaurant in San Francisco that represents everything that makes the food from this little boot-shaped peninsula the King of Cuisine. It’s called Venticello Ristorante (1257 Taylor Street @ Washington, SF, CA 94108; Phone: (415) 922-2545. Web site: www.venticello.com) We were there the other night and... (more)

Tags: san francisco, australia, restaurant, germany

The Dirty Little Secret of Ballroom Dance

By Joan W, published on Dec 30, 2007

...by saying his wife just doesn't support his dancing, successfully repeating his pattern time and again. Then he's on to his next victim, who he'™s already had a covert operation going with. So women, do ballroom dance and you'll get your heart broke, your bank account emptied, broken bones and teeth, sexual diseases and lose your home and future. Men, run, do not walk, to the nearest ballroom dance. Sex, money and never having to work again is your reward. In the San Francisco Bay Area it's: The Metronome, The Pavilion, The Starlight, and the City of Novato Parks and Recreation.

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Tags: san francisco, gay, sex

The Tiger That Stole Christmas

By Ed Attanasio, published on Dec 26, 2007

We were going to visit the San Francisco Zoo yesterday. I’m not kidding. We’re members of the zoo and pay an annual membership fee so that we can go there whenever we want. Christmas is normally a perfect day to go there, because the place is usually empty. San Francisco has a great zoo, not as good as the Central Park Zoo in New York City or the San Diego Zoo, but it’s still a decent zoo that has been improving its appearance and adding new exhibits over the last decade. Well, I am happy we decided to stay home yesterday. Otherwise, I could have ended up as Christmas dinner for a Tiger.... (more)

Tags: new york, san francisco, police

Newsome Dishes on Coke

By D. E. Carson, published on Dec 21, 2007

San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsome has been accurately described by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly as the Pinhead of the Year. Mayor Newsome has actually proposed placing a tax on establishments that sell Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other popular soft drinks claiming that the high fructose corn syrup is responsible for obesity in San Francisco. Mayor Newsome believes that this tax will be useful in off-setting the rising health care costs of those who are obese. Mayor Newsome is about as big a moron as they come. Shepard Smith of the Fox Report interviewed Deborah King, a so-called social consciousness... (more)

Tags: san francisco

Feasting At The Public Trough

By Mistress Doctor, published on Dec 13, 2007

I was a renter in San Francisco for years. Last year I inherited some money. I then bought a house in Novato. Novato is the furthest town north in Marin County. As a homeowner I now pay real estate taxes that go to the City of Novato and Marin County. My understanding is they go to pay for infrastructure. Like police, sheriff, district attorney, fire department, animal shelter, 911, schools, recreation departments, etc. I also pay rent for my office, also in Novato. I pay insurance, advertising, maintenance and utilities for my office. I have a doctorate in Psychology, a license from... (more)

Tags: san francisco, california, police, restaurant, real estate

A Family Dinner with Cities

By Digidave, published on Dec 10, 2007

I grew up in Los Angeles. I love the city and defend it whenever people attack it as a plastic hybrid of a metropolis. I became an adult in the Bay Area. San Francisco in 2005 created a dream of a lifestyle. I discovered the "real world" in New York, where I worked my tushie off in grad school and working. I've done some traveling recently and have had the chance to further meditate about each city. I play an internal game lately — figuring out what relatives a city would be if I were to anthropomorphize them. Example If San Francisco is a nurturing mother - then New York is a strict... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, san francisco, miami, movie, hollywood, broowaha

The Tainted 11: The Mitchell Report Looms

By Ed Attanasio, published on Dec 8, 2007

...is the only one known to have spoken to the inquiry. Although this wasn't exactly Sing Along with Mitch, retired players have spoken with Mitchell, who did not have subpoena power. Selig's decision to launch an official investigation followed the release of "Game of Shadows," in which San Francisco Chronicle reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams said Bonds used performance-enhancing drugs for at least five seasons beginning in 1998. Bonds, who broke Hank Aaron's career home run record in August, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges he lied to federal investigators about... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, new york, san francisco, disney, iran

Series - We The People - WMD Expert vs. White House #30

By Rose Mountain, published on Dec 2, 2007

...through integrity, compassion, and negotiations with individuals as well as countries, certainly War is not Peace and Peace is not War. SECTION 1--EVIDENCE ON VALERIE PLAME WILSON CASE *NEWS-"EX-AIDE LINKS BUSH,CHENEY TO CIA LEAK CASE"Article by Associated Press Matt Apuzzo Nov 21,2007 in San Francisco Chronicle (sub title) "Book excerpt says they had role in misleading public" (excerpts) "Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan blames President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for efforts to mislead the public about the role of White House aides in leaking the identity of a ... (more)

Tags: iraq, new york, global warming, san francisco, france, terrorism, iran, broowaha, korea

BONDS INDICTED! (finally.)

By Ed Attanasio, published on Nov 16, 2007

...about the indictment. When was the last time you heard a U.S. President comment about a baseball-related incident? This is big, no doubt about it! Bonds, 43, was charged with four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction by federal prosecutors at a California District Court in San Francisco. These are serious charges and even more severe than many people anticipated. Each of the perjury charges carries a jail sentence of up to five years, while the obstruction charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. (Maybe he and O.J. will be sharing a cell in a prison’s... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco, california

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