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The Last of the Great San Francisco Street Perfomers

By Ed Attanasio, published on Feb 27, 2007

His name is Noah Tyler, age 55, but everyone calls him Dave. He’s one of the last street musicians still left in San Francisco. I first encountered him when I was walking my dogs down by Fisherman’s Wharf on the weekends. It’s a nice stroll down through Aquatic Park, if you can stay clear of all the clueless tourists on bikes who seem to think people on foot are simply in the way. So, I go down to where the cable cars turn around, and I started to notice this street musician entertaining the tourists while they waited in line for a cable car to board. I was immediately impressed with Dave... (more)

Tags: san francisco, police, music

Our Mayor Here in SF is a Dog!!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Feb 27, 2007

...has a serious alcohol problem and is going into rehab. And now he has to get a restraining order because some guy is stalking him. Wow. In 2006, Newsom was an up-and-coming politician with a promising future, and now his future looks about as bright as Donald Rumsfeld's or Scott Peterson's. San Francisco is a very open-minded and permissive city. Drinking and getting drunk is part of the culture here. But, folks will not look past the fact that Newsom did the ultimate no-no -- he slept with someone else’s wife. And that is unforgivable, even here. The guy could have had any brainless ... (more)

Tags: san francisco

When the South Meets the North

By Don Saliano, published on Feb 26, 2007

Already named San Francisco’s best new restaurant by San Francisco Magazine, I take my first step into Maverick American Eatery and Wine Bar to see if it will hold it’s reputation of down home cooking with a fine dining twist. Arriving around seven pm on a Friday night, they had a table available and I took my seat. There are only twenty or so tables in the restaurant making the maximum capacity no more than seventy five. Although the restaurant is very compact the noise level was moderate and the ambiance mellow. Lined with soft red color walls and a small design of a mountain range... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant

Foreign Cinema: Where Food Meets Film

By Ed Attanasio, published on Feb 26, 2007

The San Francisco Mission District is so strange. If it weren’t for the trendy restaurants, awesome burritos and cool nightclubs, I wouldn’t ever want to go there. It’s a rough neighborhood in so many spots, but there are a ton of great places to eat, drink and party in that part of town, so much so that it’s not just a destination, it’s a culinary and entertainment haven. Foreign Cinema is a perfect example of this phenomenon. When you first walk up to the place, you’d swear it’s a tattoo parlor or a porn theater. You fully expect to see a couple of junkies and/or winos laid out... (more)

Tags: san francisco, movie, restaurant

Wasabi & Ginger Serves Sushi To Dive For

By Ed Attanasio, published on Feb 25, 2007

It would be interesting to find out how many sushi bars operate within the city of San Francisco. More fish have met their makers here than anywhere else on the planet, except with maybe the exception of Japan. If I were a tuna, shrimp or mackerel, SF would not be part of my travel itinerary. And the thing is, more and more sushi bars are opening up in this town all the time. You’d think people here would eventually tire of raw fish, but they just can’t seem to get enough of the stuff! There is one sushi place in town that we absolutely love, and it’s called Wasabi & Ginger. Wasabi & Ginger... (more)

Tags: san francisco, japan

Skid Row: The Rundown

By Crowbar, published on Feb 23, 2007

...provided by the various soup kitchens and missions. It is a staggering amount of excess, as the homeless pick and choose, and what they don't want, they toss in the gutter. The gutters become clogged with trash as the chrch groups move on, leaving their mess and our problems behind. In San Francisco, there are signs (and fines!) for feeding the pigeon. They say it interferes with the breeding and ability of the birds to hunt for thier own food. Well, this system needs to be applied to the Row. If they would stop feeding the homeless, we could move on our migratory path and leave... (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, police

Welcome to BrooWaha San Francisco

By Urban Dweller, published on Feb 23, 2007

Welcome! Thanks a lot for joining BrooWaha San Francisco, your local newspaper. As you may know, BrooWaha is a platform that lets you express yourself, and get rewarded for your work. This reward is expressed in terms of what we call Popularity points. You can see how many points you have by having a look at your profile. Your popularity is measured according to numerous factors including the ratings other readers give your articles, the number of people reading them, and how significant and regular your contribution to the newspaper is. The more popular you are, the more weight you will... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, journalism, san francisco, broowaha

Does circumcision prevent HIV?

By Adam, published on Feb 12, 2007

... the penile foreskin which covers the glans. It may involve physicians or nurses for medical purposes like phimosis, penile cosmetic surgery or cancer, but it was first practiced for religious reasons, essentially by the Jews and Muslims. HIV was discovered in 1986 among the gay community of San Francisco and is now a global health problem with 4.1 million new cases/year and 2.8 million deaths/year. It has massively spread in Asia and Sub-Saharian Africa. The hypothesis that male circumcision could protect from HIV infection is mentioned in several scientific publications since the very... (more)

Tags: san francisco, gay

2006 Playoff Musings

By G'Bre, published on Jan 19, 2007

...of a ride so far, but for me a cloud has hovered over them. This cloud descended on the day after the regular season ended. December 31st, 2006- The last day of the regular season. The Denver Broncos need to win in order to be in the playoffs. They're playing the imminently beatable San Francisco 49ers and they're playing them on their home field, so things look good for the home team. Unfortunately for Denver, the 49ers don't cooperate with their plans and beat the Broncos in overtime. It was the last day of 2006, and of the 2006 regular season and now it was the last day of the ... (more)

Tags: san francisco, miami, football, nfl

Photo L.A. coming up in Santa Monica

By Ariel, published on Jan 12, 2007

... a record attendance of over 7500 visitors, and its numbers and popularity only continue to grow. In time, three other national fairs grew out of photo L.A.: photo Santa Fe was the first, enjoying a seven-year run until Stephen decided to shift his focus back to California and open photo San Francisco in 2000 . Then in 2004, photo New York was born. And in 2005 he created the wildly successful contemporary art fair, artLA, which in its debut year attracted over 5000 visitors to the Santa Monica Civic Center. " The 1 day pass costs $20 which is well worth it for over 50 exhibitors.... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, photography, san francisco, california, santa monica

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