851 is a monthly reading series (dubbed by City Lights Bookstore as “by far, one of the most exciting reading series in San Francisco”) hosted by Janey Smith, located in a derelict apartment in Lower Haight lit entirely by tea lights, votives, and those Saint candles you can get at the grocery store.
Take a deep breath. Do you sense that cool, crisp air filling your lungs? Now breathe out because, up until recently, the air in the Bay Area was considered among the most polluted in the Unites States.
As a new resident in the Bay Area, whenever someone mentions Treasure Island I laugh. This must be a San Fran joke I’m not yet privy to. Treasure Island is a place for pirates, or at least where they go looking for gold. Or something. It’s been a long time since I saw the Disney adaptation.
Back-to-school season is in full swing with SF public schools back in the classroom today and Bay area colleges starting within the next week. It’s time for catchy Target commercials and cheap, trendy new threads. The Bay area has a variety of alternative places to maintain that high fashionable status while keeping money in the bank. Talk about swag…
The NFL’s first pre-season power ranking list is out and the San Francisco 49ers rank 26th. That’s 26th out of 32 teams. Yeah, the stats aren’t looking too good, but the pre-season games beginning this weekend give you an excuse to toast to the home team.
Those epic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island just got a little more interesting. If you’re looking out at the water anytime this week, you’ll likely see dozens of small white sails in the distance. They’re racing in the Laser Master World Championships, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club.