Last week, San Francisco police circulated a video showing two men who were wanted for questioning in the murder of 20-year-old Ronnie Goodman last month. Today, police have announced they've arrested two brothers in connection to the fatal stabbing.

On Sunday, police arrested 21-year-old Luis Gutierrez and his older brother 26-year-old Javier Gutierrez, both San Francisco residents.…

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Author: Erin Sherbert
Posted: October 20, 2014, 11:43 pm
If there's one thing that UC Hastings students have garnered from their $150,000 law school education, it's a knack for arguing.

The have the best comment wars on Facebook, third-year student Clifton Smoot says. "They love criticizing each other, the administration, the professors, whatever," he adds.…

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Author: Rachel Swan
Posted: October 20, 2014, 11:09 pm
After tonight you can stow your umbrellas away for the week.

Maybe.

If you enjoyed the morning rain, there's more where that come from. The National Weather Service says there's still a 20 percent chance we'll see more showers tonight, followed by clear skies through the week.…

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Author: Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez
Posted: October 20, 2014, 10:16 pm
Calling all art-rock geeks, original B-boys and MCs, fans of experimental and industrial music, and generally anyone who cares to learn more about the rich history of American music: For one night only (Tuesday night, Oct. 21), a new documentary called "Sound and Chaos" will screen at Oakland's New Parkway Theater at 7 p.m. Afterwards, musician and producer Martin Bisi (featured extensively in the film) hosts a commemorative afterparty around the corner at the Stork Club featuring Bisi performing alongside renowned improvisationalist Fred Frith, among others, as well as performances from East Bay experimental rock act Grex, Third Thursday (featuring Steve Mackay of the Stooges), and French punk band Savage Riposte.


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Author: Chris Zaldua
Posted: October 20, 2014, 10:15 pm
"The rain is here and so are the mushrooms," proclaimed Iso Rabins, head of ForageSF, on Twitter, and so they are. Take yourself to Sonoma this weekend to go on a three-hour mushroom foraging expedition with mushroom foraging expert Patrick Hamilton. 

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Author: Anna Roth
Posted: October 20, 2014, 9:06 pm


Rather than take recent advice delivered by Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk, to ease the reader into it a piece of writing, coaxing them with laughter before bombarding them with the graphic underbelly, let's jump right into it.

In his upcoming novel Beautiful You, a 200-year-old sex witch pleases herself with her dead mother's finger.…

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Author: Michael Barba
Posted: October 20, 2014, 9:04 pm
Urban planning is not meant to be arousing. Very few people are going to drop $12 at the theaters to watch a movie about public parks or the urban canyon effect, especially if there is no sex to see. 

Still, urban planning is an integral, and often sadly overlooked, part of our daily lives as urban dwellers.…

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Author: David L. Garcia
Posted: October 20, 2014, 8:35 pm

Just across the bay from the Embarcadero, with lush views of the SF skyline and Bay Bridge, the Treasure Island Music Festival's slightly crusty, Ferris wheeled, seaside setting feels like the perfect spot to scarf down some funnel cake and catch a John Mellencamp show with your old man. However, TIMF's smattering of paella stands, bacon-themed food trucks, and Patagonia-clad SFsters making their way from St. Lucia to Outkast feels right at home in post-Guardian 2014

In its 8th year as Another Planet's alternative to its own Outside Lands' rock-dominant lineup, Treasure Island's democratic grab-bag of electronica, soul, indie pop, and all the PBR&B between the cracks, (aided in part by Noise Pop's curatorial muscle) spoiled Ray Banned festival-goers with a generous range of musical dynamics, and a handful of shows one might never catch outside a festival environment.

Our feet are exhausted, and the lines for charter buses back to the city were harrowingly long, but we made it. Here are some standout moments and lasting observations from yet another year at Treasure Island. 

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Author: Taylor Kaplan
Posted: October 20, 2014, 8:07 pm
Staffers with the now defunct San Francisco Bay Guardian are now attempting to buy back the newspaper that was shuttered last week by owners who claim the paper was no longer financially feasible. 

On Wednesday, Guardian supporters will hold a rally outside the Guardian's former offices on Market Street, where they'll announce some interesting news: They're going to try and buy the 48-year-old alt-weekly from the San Francisco Media Co., which also owns SF Weekly and the SF Examiner

"We're launching a concentrated search for a buyer or group of buyers this week," says Marke Bieschke, who was publisher of the Guardian when it closed last week. "Many people have stepped forward expressing interest in continuing the Guardian in some way, shape, or form — we've received hundreds of requests for more information on how to contribute to the Guardian's revival."

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Author: Erin Sherbert
Posted: October 20, 2014, 8:00 pm

Calm down everyone. The $4 toast made it out okay.…

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Author: David L. Garcia
Posted: October 20, 2014, 7:50 pm
Want to live forever (read: longer)? Well, new research shows there's a correlation between eating a diet rich in vegetables (and impoverished in meat products) and lasting longer on this mortal coil.…

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Author: Mark Shrayber
Posted: October 20, 2014, 5:54 pm

Ahh, the post-season. Is there anything better than watching San Franciscans who might normally never make eye contact with one another high-five at random on public transportation because they're both wearing orange and black?…

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Author: Emma Silvers
Posted: October 20, 2014, 4:47 pm
An unidentified man was killed this morning after being hit by a car in the city's Outer Sunset neighborhood. 

According to Officer Albie Esparza, the man was at 43rd Avenue and Sloat Boulevard at about 7 a.m. today when he was struck by a vehicle. Responding officers attempted to give the man CPR, but he did not survive. 

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Author: Erin Sherbert
Posted: October 20, 2014, 3:51 pm
 Imagine time traveling to the 1900s and becoming a Broadway sensation, the lover of world-renowned New York City architect Stanford White and the wife of millionaire Harry K. Thaw — and witnessing your husband murder your lover, all before the age of 19. Imagine you are Evelyn Nesbit, the steamy siren whose role in E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime was two-bit, but becomes full-bodied in playwright Laural Meade’s Harry Thaw Hates Everybody.

Directed by M. Graham Smith, the boxing match of a play constructs archetypes, then left-hooks them into a knock down, drag out, music-infested bacchanal.…

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Author: Lou Fancher
Posted: October 20, 2014, 3:00 pm
The cops are always warning us about ballsy scammers who are looking to pay rent by ripping you off. However, this week, it's not just one weird scam you have to worry about — it's five. 

San Francisco police published a brief report titled “Don’t Be Taken by Con Artists,” otherwise known as, ‘15 Ways to Scam Your Fellow Man,' advising residents not to fall for these creative stories told by swindlers.…

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Author: Michael Barba
Posted: October 20, 2014, 2:57 pm
Man! Remember last night? Remember how great it was when the Giants won National League Championship Series with that three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth and the Mission went fucking crazy

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Author: Anna Roth
Posted: October 17, 2014, 11:43 pm

Lest you have any doubt about the resurgence of sideshows in the Bay Area, look no further than this video of celebratory donuts, taken right after the Giants won Playoff Game 5 and advanced to the World Series


Filmmaker Justin Gallagher, who shot the footage, says that revelers spun their vehicles for about 15 minutes before the cops came to break it up.

His clip was first posted on MissionMission.org

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Author: Rachel Swan
Posted: October 17, 2014, 10:48 pm

The world of Kickstarter is full of projects that are seemingly too crazy for traditional funding options, like loans, or begging your parents to tap out their 401ks.

Somehow, it seems the bike enterprises found on Kickstarter have only gotten only kookier by the project.…

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Author: Leif Haven
Posted: October 17, 2014, 10:33 pm
The bizarre Asian ghost scammers are back screweing over hard-wroking residents after a short summer hiatus. Police are reporting two instances where older Chinese victims have been scammed since the start of October, according to police.…

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Author: Michael Barba
Posted: October 17, 2014, 9:29 pm
You can practice and perfect a borrowed revolution, but what if you could make your own?

That radical idea rumbles from the basement of Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor program and gives rise to Party People, the cage-rattling production opening October 24. Incubated in workshops and residencies, fermented in the steep juices of creative minds, and injected with the energy of of live video, hip hop, jazz, rock, gospel, blues,

Latin rhythms, and spoken word, Party People unpacks the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords through the eyes of young counterculturalists at an art opening.

Written by Universes (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz), an international, racially-mixed ensemble known for possessing a rumble of their own, Liesl Tommy, associate director at Berkeley Rep, directs.…

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Author: Lou Fancher
Posted: October 17, 2014, 6:49 pm

"So many of them that are about me. Most of Siamese Dream is about me. I think they put it on... There's a song called "Bodies" that's on Melon Collie.…

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Author: Rae Alexandra
Posted: October 17, 2014, 6:40 pm

Heads up, burger fans: You're about to get a twofer. On Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22, burgermaster Chris Kronner will be popping up in the ABV kitchen.…

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Author: Anna Roth
Posted: October 17, 2014, 4:49 pm

Having traveled to 74 countries in the span of his 20-year career, producer and DJ Daddy Vad aka DJ Vadim has always made music that touched on themes of political awareness and social consciousness. With a wide-ranging musical palate that reflects his worldly travels, his style combines hip-hip, dub, reggae, and cultural beats.…

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Author: Christina Li
Posted: October 17, 2014, 4:17 pm

It was 25 years ago today that the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake rocked the Bay Area. A 6.9 magnitude quake that killed 63 people and injured more than 3,000 and left 12,000 more homeless across the region.…

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Author: Erin Sherbert
Posted: October 17, 2014, 3:33 pm