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Old Yuppies Make Grateful Dead Auction Expensive

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 9, 2007

During their heyday, the Grateful Dead promised in their folksy lyrics to "steal your face right off your head." Dedicated Deadheads probably lost their shirts and a lot earlier this week in San Francisco when big bidders brought in more than $1.1 million during an auction of memorabilia collected by the group's longtime road manager, Lawrence “Ram Rod” Shurtliff. Everything from guitars to ticket stubs kept by Lawrence "Ram Rod" Shurtliff during his decades-long stint coordinating the rock band's legendary touring operation were on the auction block. Other items included drug syringes,... (more)

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Talking to the Oldtimers: My Interview with Dick Williams

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 8, 2007

I met Kathy, the daughter of Dick Williams, at KFOG’s KABOOM in San Francisco several years ago. When I learned who her dad was, I started to try and talk baseball with her, and although she was really nice about it, I could tell she wasn’t a huge baseball fan. A few months later, I persuaded her to give me her father’s phone number at his house in Henderson, NV. I could tell why some reporters found him tough to talk to. I asked him several questions that he thought were stupid and he had no problem telling me so. Dick Williams was a player and manager in the major leagues for a total... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york, san francisco

Cafe Gratitude: Joining The Grateful Fed

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 7, 2007

With two cafes in San Francisco, one in Berkeley, and with their newest location in San Rafael, Café Gratitude has gained a much-deserved reputation in the alternative culinary community for its inspiring environment and distinctive, flavorful organic foods. To find out what Café Gratitude is all about, all you need to do is check out their mission statement: “Cafe Gratitude is our expression of a World of Plenty. Our food and people are a celebration of our aliveness. We select the finest organic ingredients to honor the earth and ourselves, as we are one and the same. We support local... (more)

Tags: san francisco, environment

A Little Too Close To Home

By D. E. Carson, published on May 6, 2007

... still people here in the United States that have more to worry about than whether or not a bunch of people in LA's MacArthur Park were beaten by cops. I would like to ask on behalf of fellow Kansans, if you could find it in your hearts to say a prayer to which ever God you worship for strength and stamina to face the difficulties these people are about to face. I'm sure many of them did the same for Los Angeles in 1994 and San Francisco in 1989. Oh and one more thing: it is always said that tornadoes sound like freight trains -- so what did they sound like before there were freight trains? (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, movie

Barkley Bashes the Bay Area

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 3, 2007

TNT broadcaster and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley dissed the Bay Area recently, saying that he would rather live on Alcatraz than reside in either Oakland or San Francisco. He went on to say that he likes Sacramento more. Locals are fuming and want The Round Mound of Rebound’s large head on a platter. “I love it when they give me a hard time,” Barkley said. “I know that I’m getting a lot of love there now.” Bay Area radio and TV stations have received numerous complaints about Barkley’s remarks. People have created amusing photo shopped pictures of Barkley in a rowboat on... (more)

Tags: san francisco, nba, shooting

Secret Oakland Experiment Proves Heat Melts Steel

By D. E. Carson, published on May 1, 2007

...and physics guru Rosie O’Donnell. Internationally acclaimed research firm California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) announced its conclusion as the result of a rather informal experiment conducted in an area known as the MacArthur Maze, located about a half mile from the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge. CalTrans engineers, acting separate from their esteemed colleague O’Donnell, estimated that in the experiment, temperatures of the fire, fueled by gasoline, exceeded 2,750 degrees Fahrenheit. CalTrans director Will Kempton announced the findings of the Oakland... (more)

Tags: san francisco, california, fashion

Skateboarding rises as transportation

By DrSinValley, published on Apr 30, 2007

San Francisco, Ca.-Everyday, unless it’s raining, Ramsey Garcia, 30, rolls his longboard -- a three-foot skateboard with large black wheels -- to San Francisco State or to work downtown. He rarely uses his a car and he doesn’t have a bicycle; the skateboard is his principle transportation from his house on Sloat Boulevard. “It takes a good portion out of my daily commute,” said Garcia, a native of San Clemente. “And it gets my heart rate up to keep me warm in a colder city.” Longboard skateboards, different than those used for ollies, 360 flips and grinds, are becoming a trendy form... (more)

Tags: san francisco, california, police, traffic

Activism is alive in all forms in SF

By pennylane986, published on Apr 29, 2007

...literature and the Code Pink for Peace ladies are out en force with feather boas, hats and the like. Floral peace signs, caricature masks of Bush and Cheney, even some fashionably clothed dogs wearing signs that read “Panting for Peace” welcomes one to promote the end of war in San Francisco. Thousands of people embarked on San Francisco's Justin Herman Plaza at the Embarcadero March 18 for an Anti-War March that winded to the SF City Hall and UN Plaza. The San Francisco State University College Republicans counter-protested alongside the group in support of the troops.... (more)

Tags: san francisco, california

Vivande in SF: Now, That's Italian!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 29, 2007

Vivande in San Francisco is a renowned Italian restaurant that has the whole package. When it comes to the “big four” -- atmosphere, quality, price and service – this place excels at every level. From the homemade pasta to the killer desserts, there’s something for everyone at Vivande. The word, “vivande” had not been used extensively in the Italian language since the 14th century until Carlo Middione chose it for his business in 1980. From the Latin “viva”, or life, the word basically means prepared food. Carlo Middione is the Chef/Owner of Vivande Porta Via – the... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant

Bay Woof: Bay Area Barkers Get New Publication

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 24, 2007

...web site: www.baywoof.com: Bay Woof is an informative and entertaining monthly newspaper for dogs and their people. Our mission is to be the voice of the local dog community and an essential resource for people who love their pets – the wonderfully dense and diverse population of the San Francisco Bay Area. Bay Woof will launch with the March 2007 edition, due to hit the stands on February 15th. Our website will launch the same day, offering content from the paper, lost and found, and lists of resources in the area. The paper will be available at dog-specific locations–... (more)

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