“You are all….You are all about to witness, some organic hip-hop jazz. 100 percent groove.…

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Author: Adrian Spinelli
Posted: January 27, 2015, 4:45 pm

As far as Jeffrey Gottshall's family knew, he'd been missing for more than 20 years. 

He left his home in Montoursville, Penn. when he was 20 and has been documented as a missing person by authorities in Pennsylvania. But 2,747 miles away in the bustling town of San Francisco, Gottshall is seen everyday. 

The 44-year-old man is one of the thousands of  homeless people who populate Market Street in San Francisco.…

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Author: Erin Sherbert
Posted: January 27, 2015, 4:25 pm
A few months ago, we did a "Battle of the Dating Apps" between Tinder and Clover. Now we're back to pit the new-ish dating app Score against Tinder and OkCupid.

Although Tinder and OkCupid are two of the most well-known online dating apps, they're pretty different from each other —Tinder matches people based on photos and minimal information, while OkCupid matches people based on their answers to a series of questions.

Score combines Tinder's minimalistic approach and OkCupid's question format to determine the compatibility between two people. 

Like Tinder, users swipe through other users until they find one they want to "score" with, which they indicate by pushing a button that literally says "Let's Score." 

Unlike Tinder, each user's pictures — you can upload three from your camera roll (whereas Tinder only lets you upload pictures from Facebook) — are blurred out until they answer the questions another user has asked them.

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Author: Jessica Nemire
Posted: January 27, 2015, 4:01 pm
Hot liquids (soup!) should be at the top of your sipping list.…

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Author: Mary Ladd
Posted: January 27, 2015, 3:58 pm
A band of thieves plowed a truck into San Francisco’s Wells Fargo History Museum early Tuesday morning, making off with a display of very valuable gold nuggets. 

According to police, the ski-mask wearing crooks rammed a blue Suburban SUV into the museum at about  2:30 a.m. at 420 Montgomery St. The trio held up a security guard and then snatched between four and 10 ounces of gold, CBS News reports. 

The thieves left the scene in light-colored Ford Taurus and remain on the lam.

The museum building was once occupied by the first Wells Fargo branch office in San Francisco. Ruben Pulido, spokesman with Wells Fargo, tells us that they're working with the cops on this "disturbing" crime.

We are cooperating with the San Francisco Police Department’s investigation.…

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Author: Erin Sherbert
Posted: January 27, 2015, 3:43 pm

Okay, so maybe Faith No More's camp-tinted alt-metal isn't exactly what comes to mind when you think of easygoing stoner jams. But we imagine that won't be enough to keep too many fans away from the Warfield this April 19 and 20, when the local dudes of Faith No More — who haven't toured since 2010, or put out new material since 1997 — will be touring to promote their new record, which is still untitled but set for release on the band's own label in May.

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Author: Emma Silvers
Posted: January 27, 2015, 1:02 am
For many Bay Area waterfowl, 2015 is off to a foul start.

Over the past 10 days, hundreds of birds have washed ashore in Alameda, Hayward, and San Leandro covered in an unidentified and lethal mystery goo. 

The sticky, transparent substance exposes the birds to hypothermia and death by blocking the natural insulating oil on their feathers. 

According to California's Office of Spill Prevention and Response, rescue teams have found at least 200 dead birds.…

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Author: Sarah Stodder
Posted: January 27, 2015, 12:49 am

“Because wieners are happiest between two buns” says the sandwich board outside of Dapper Dog, the latest fast-casual spot to open up in the Castro.

It’s taken up the former home of The Bead Store, proof that the neighborhood is just getting more food-centric all the time, and even though the $6-and-up price point is a bit steeper than Nathan’s in Coney Island, it’s totally unlike anything else in the ‘Stro.

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Author: Pete Kane
Posted: January 26, 2015, 11:39 pm
In grand American tradition, this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX will showcase only the best stereotypes our country has to offer — like the fact that 14 billion hamburgers will be consumed in celebration of men giving each other concussions to pursue a lop-sided ball.

WalletHub released today a study on the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks showdown, which they say will be broadcasted in 180 countries and watched by 171 million people.…

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Author: Ida Mojadad
Posted: January 26, 2015, 10:15 pm
Late last week we were informed the Steve Jobs movie was filming at La Mediterranean on College Avenue on Berkeley, and now we've discovered they've still got quite a bit of Bay Area-filming to do — and they're still looking for extras!

There's lots of work for those of you who want to look like you're straight out of the '80s and don't mind traveling to Cupertino.…

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Author: Mollie McWilliams
Posted: January 26, 2015, 10:06 pm
Are you still into that whole weight-loss thing that you were talking about right after Christmas? Yeah?…

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Author: Mark Shrayber
Posted: January 26, 2015, 9:29 pm
Finally, the quintessential British baking challenge for the contestants: pies and tarts. "Four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie" doesn't mean that it was a poultry pie; it means that the the pie was baked with live birds inside that would fly out when the King or Lord or whoever cut into it.…

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Author: Katy St. Clair
Posted: January 26, 2015, 8:54 pm
Shannon and the Clams
Earth Girl Helen Brown
Magic & Naked
Friday, Jan. 23, 2015
The Chapel

Better than: Clam chowder from a Boudin-bred bread bowl.

(((folkYEAH!))) is celebrating their 10-year anniversary of putting on shows around the Bay Area and beyond this month, with events such as Jessica Pratt at the Atrium in Santa Cruz, Cool Ghouls & Fresh and Onlys at Great American, and a Father John Misty Northern California tour. This past Friday night, Jan. 23, the celebratory atmosphere endemic to the Folk Yeah canon seeped into The Chapel, bringing a capacity crowd to the Mission to shake and rattle to one of Oakland's best exports.…

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Author: Martin Hirshland
Posted: January 26, 2015, 6:32 pm
British born photographer David Mitchell, who makes his home in Southeast Asia, offers his first solo West Coast exhibition here in our very own City at Dryansky Gallery on Union Street. The artist, once a world renowned and in-demand high fashion photographer,  changed course after contracting epilepsy.

While in the fashion world his work was seen in Vogue and Elle, with his camera taking him to London, Florence and Milan; in 1991 he moved to Hong Kong.

Mitchell began experiencing partial seizures in 2004 which led to a diagnosis of Left Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. This condition made commercial work difficult, and led to a journey of self-discovery as a fine artist.

He says, in his official bio, that "the fervor with which he creates and the ardor for particular places, objects and color is directly related to the neuroscience of LTLE."

David Mitchell chats with SF Weekly about his current work, which is every different than what he did during his tenure in the fashion world.…

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Author: David-Elijah Nahmod
Posted: January 26, 2015, 6:10 pm
San Francisco police are investigating two shootings this weekend, which left a 24-year-old man dead and a teenager in critical condition. 

On Sunday just before 9 p.m., officers were called out to Third and Quesada streets on reports of a shooting. When they arrived, they located an unresponsive man with a gunshot wound.…

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Author: Erin Sherbert
Posted: January 26, 2015, 5:39 pm

When I first moved to San Francisco, friends discouraged me from living in the Dogpatch because “there’s nothing there.” Flash-forward seven years and there’s plenty of validation for why I’m not friends with those idiots anymore.

Third Street, while distant from grocery stores, movie theaters or drugstores, keeps getting better and better when it comes to satisfying foodie cravings, and Neighbor Bakehouse is a great new addition to a block-long industrial building that already houses Long Bridge Pizza, Almanac Beer, Dogpatch WineWorks and others.…

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Author: Pete Kane
Posted: January 26, 2015, 4:56 pm

"The one true constant of the San Francisco music scene is a straight-talking Kentucky woman named Nadine Condon. She is rock music's north star.…

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Author: Hiya Swanhuyser
Posted: January 26, 2015, 4:39 pm
SF State has some high-end spending habits for a university with half-a-century old buildings that need more than a $200 million in repairs.

Last year, for instance, the state school made plans to construct a state-of-the-art science building and to refit the grimy Hunter's Point Shipyard with a sparkly new educational facility. It's also housed some of its college of business in a downtown center, with a luxury address on Market Street.

Although the administration's lavish taste is still apparent in its choice to host its upcoming graduation ceremony at AT&T Park, its proclivity to spend big money is not.

Counter-intuitively, the university is saving money by making the switch to host  graduation at the very fancy AT&T Park where the Giants have garnered multiple World Series wins.…

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Author: Michael Barba
Posted: January 26, 2015, 4:29 pm

Jordan Doner seems to have a pretty level head in regards to the fashion industry. The artist and photographer has worked for some of the top magazines in the world, from Vogue to Interview, and skimming the commercial section of his website is like falling into one of these magazines; it’s all leggy models with impossibly flawless hair, flawless garments, flawless make-up, all stacked on top of towering high heels.…

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Author: Laura Jaye Cramer
Posted: January 26, 2015, 4:06 pm

The 2015 edition of San Francisco Beer Week is just days away, and it promises to be the most action-packed iteration to date. The official site currently lists no less than 550 events over the 10 day period.…

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Author: Brad Japhe
Posted: January 26, 2015, 3:55 pm
Update 9 a.m.: The fire has been contained.

Original Story 7:40 a.m.: Fire crews are at the scene of a huge five-acre fire that's burning in Pacifica, threatening homes along the canyon near Rockaway Beach. 

CBS News is reporting that the six-alarm fire started at about 3:35 a.m. in the canyon between Rockaway Beach and Fassler Avenue, forcing residents in the Seacrest Townhomes near the top of Fassler Avenue to flee.…

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Author: Erin Sherbert
Posted: January 26, 2015, 3:40 pm
Authorities confirmed this weekend that it was 26-year-old Daniel Ha whose body was found floating in the water near Pier 22 last November. 

On Oct. 30, Ha disappeared after leaving work early, claiming he had a headache. He called in sick the next day and was last seen leaving his apartment in a rush on Halloween evening. 

He was never seen or heard from again. 

Two weeks later, on Nov. 11, authorities found a body floating in the water near the Golden Gate Bridge; Ha's family was certain it was Daniel, although the coroner had to run DNA tests and couldn't confirm that until now. 

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Author: Erin Sherbert
Posted: January 26, 2015, 3:29 pm

For more than two decades, New York rockers The Ramones were at the forefront of a musical revolution, leading the charge with the attitude and sound of the punk movement, and inspiring and empowering multiple generations of fans.

Rightly considered one of the greatest and most beloved rock n’ roll bands of all time, The Ramones blazed a path through the music world with their two minute, buzzsaw anthems that combined an independent spirit and raw approach coupled with sincere songwriting and a strict work ethic.


For 15 of those years, drummer Marky Ramone kept the beat going steady and strong behind the group, playing 1,700 shows, recording classic songs like “I Wanna Be Sedated” and appearing in the iconic movie Rock N’ Roll High School.

Now, nearly 20 years after The Ramones called it a day, and the original lineup have all passed away, Ramone —born Marc Bell — is sharing his side of the story, the way he saw it, from behind the kit every night and in the van every day.…

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Author: Sean McCourt
Posted: January 24, 2015, 12:34 am


San Francisco has hosted some of the world's greatest and most provocative masterpieces. Currently, the de Young museum is hosting a temporary retrospective collection of one these artist's works: Keith Haring.…

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Author: Juan De Anda
Posted: January 24, 2015, 12:18 am
When San Francisco's state Sen. Leland Yee was popped for his alleged role in orchestrating a gun-running ring to Filipino jihadis, all constraints were done away with. 

Was the jihadi group called the "MILF"? Yes.…

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Author: Joe Eskenazi
Posted: January 23, 2015, 11:30 pm