Since announcing our intention to purchase The Buck, I have been excited to see additional segments of our progressive community drop in. This Fall, Drinking Liberally and several other informal progressive circles have found a home at Buck Tavern, and I am committed to continuing to foster these discussions as well as many others. In addition, our public house will be committed to supporting the grassroots efforts for social and economic justice that I have been associated with in this town for nearly 2 decades.
I know when I’m being sold a bill of goods. I remember when they told me that my life would be easier once elected. It wasn’t. I was encouraged to always vote my conscience — that really worked out well for me. And earlier this year, I was even promised a job in the LG’s office in exchange for my endorsement. But now Gavin won’t return my calls.
Are you tired of all the progressive infighting in the District 6 race? Come join Jim “No Drama” Meko, Public Defender Jeff Adachi, former Board of Supervisors President Matt Gonzalez, and other special guests today from 2pm – 4pm at the Artists Alley Gallery, 863 Mission Street (across from Bloomingdales), for the final Jim Meko for District 6 Supervisor festivities. Free tee-shirts, fine food, fabulous beverages and great company are guaranteed in this gorgeous gallery space.
“The Brazil Series” is exhibited in a large well lit gallery. In a gallery alcove, there is a timeline of Dylan’s career. The painting are exhibited in the main part of the gallery. On a back wall, there a video of the curator discussing Dylan’s paintings interspersed with Dylan sketching and four persons expressing their views of the paintings. The timeline, the video, and the painting and drawing labels are in English. (English is the common language among the Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Norway, and Sweden).
Outgoing District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly did the unthinkable today during the weekly Board of Supervisors meeting. The oft-unabashed, activist legislator known for his f-bombs and wily rhetoric, sang a duet – an adaption of Piano Man no less – with the man he was honoring during commendations, public comment maestro, Walter Paulson.
As true patriots they have been willing, and morally well braced to endure, not only rank and file criticism, but also broad disdain, public ridicule, numerous slanders of every hue, and in some cases even physical violence. From my father’s point of view, without a thought for self, a true patriot stands up against the stones of condemnation, and speaks for those who are given no real voice in the halls of justice, or the halls of government.
Turning Negative into Positive is CSC’s annual celebration of people who have created a positive outcome out of personal tragedy. TNIP uses spoken word, art, music, inspirational speakers and theater performances to inspire community to create positive action. This is a community-minded program that models forgiveness, gratitude and responsibility as an effective method to stop violence. Proceeds to benefit Create Social Change, Challenge Day, and Camp Choice.
Smith, a consummate musician and producer who has played with such notables including Brian Eno, Madonna, Warren Zevon and John Scofield, will provide percussion for legendary Fillmore jazz pianist Peoples under the name The UF2: The Unidentified Flying Quartet.
In a letter dated July 23 to SFPD Chief George Gascón, Gonzalez and Leigh attorney Whitney Leigh requests the release of the reports to correct “serious and false allegations that have appeared in recent media reports.” At issue is whether the incident began inside or outside Jelly’s.
The quatrains of Khayyam which have given him an international prominence are a collection of poems with philosophical essence and ontological nature in which Khayyam reveals his skeptical standpoints regarding the modality of material world and the existence of human being. It’s widely believed that Khayyam had a pessimistic, cynical viewpoint regarding the material world as he typically tried to direct criticism against the hypocritical, insincere man and portray his crave for a utopian world which is practically impossible to realize.
The historic club will be celebrating the first Harvey Milk Day in California and thirty-five years since the club was co-founded by San Francisco political legend Harvey Milk.
The 48 Quintara is a repeat offender in this field. I quickly gave up waiting for it when I used to live on 24th Street. And the former 26 bus that used to (supposedly) run along Valencia was also a bit of a mystery. In all my attempts at waiting for and hoping to ride the 26 bus, I only ever caught one glimpse of it.
The movie and the book introduce Lisbeth Salander, played by Swedish actress Noomi Rapace. She is a unique figure in fiction. She is Goth-like in appearance, autistic and bisexual with a distrust of authority, an amazing ability with a computer, a photographic memory and astonishing physical courage, and while not physically attractive, is sexually appealing to both men and women. And yes, she has a large tattoo of a dragon on her back. She is a rare example of a feminist heroine who doesn’t hate men, just men who hate women. Throughout the Trilogy, Larsson weaves in her background of childhood abuse and violence. My minor quibble with Ms. Rapace is that she is too pretty. But otherwise, Ms. Rapace and Michael Nyqvist, who plays Mikael Blomkvist, the other main character, are well cast.
This Saturday, people all over San Francisco will be doing what they love on the city’s sidewalks and they will be inviting family, friends, and neighbors to join them. Dozens of events are already planned and the list is growing daily. Join an event or plan your own! What can you do for SIDEWALKS ARE FOR PEOPLE? Anything! Play music, barbecue, yoga, lemonade stand, read, relax, art, talk, sunbathe, knit, play chess, meditate, tai chi, eat, dance, paint, write, sing, DJ, play drums, sit — Anything!
San Francisco’s 159th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival will be held on Saturday, March 13th, 2010 at Civic Center Plaza, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Festival takes place at Civic Center Plaza and on Grove Street, from Polk to Larkin Streets. The Parade will be held on Saturday, March 13th at 11:30 a.m. The Parade begins at the corner of Second & Market Streets, and continues on to City Hall.
Swiss-born artiste Mona Caron was honored Saturday during an official unveiling of her mural entitled “Windows into the Tenderloin.” Photos by Luke Thomas By Luke Thomas March 8, 2010 A recently completed mural in the…
Mystery Author Dick Francis in 2000. By Ralph E. Stone February 17, 2010 I enjoy a good mystery, but I was hesitant at first to pick up a Dick Francis mystery. After all, I don’t…