Thinking globally, acting locally

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[Photo by Karma, via It's Always Sunny in San Francisco]

Now please enjoy this old post involving the old California Academy of Sciences and a boomerang.

Don’t forget to vote

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Now let’s rock:

[via Primo]

Tune into ‘Roll Over Easy’ this morning to learn all you need to know about next week’s election

As we’ve said before, it’s the best morning radio show in town, and today they’ve got Mission Mission alum Nick Pal talking local politics in advance of the big day:

Tune in on, 7:30-9:30am. Or check it out later on via the Roll Over Easy archive.

Look at this cool Jeb Bush sticker


Podcast recorded at Lost Weekend in which comedians and a mayoral candidate and a local business owner discuss HBO documentary ‘San Francisco 2.0′

It’s a podcast about documentaries, but this particular episode is very SF-pertinent. Here’s the deal:

Sup Doc Podcast presents its debut LIVE show recrorded at Lost Weekend Video. Bay Area comediansPaco Romane and George Chen invite a SF Mayoral candidate, a comedian and a Mission business owner/musician to discuss Alexandra Pelosi’s HBO documentary “San Francisco 2.0” about the changing nature of San Francisco and gentrification.

Kaseem Bentley: Comedian and SF native

Amy Farah Weiss: YIMBY SF Mayoral candidate

Adam Pfahler: Business Owner
Jawbreaker drummer / co-owner of Lost Weekend Video



Watch the Democratic Debate while drinking “The Pantsuit” or “The Sidebern” tonight at the Chapel

Mainly I just wanted the word “Sidebern” to be here on this blog forevermore. Plus, Ralph Carney rules too. Here are all the details:

Join us in the Chapel Bar to watch the 2015 Democratic Debate!

Hillary versus Bernie versus a potential Biden! Plus former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, former U.S. Senator Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chaffee plan to join the conversation, all moderated by the great Anderson Cooper.

Drink specials include THE PANTSUIT and THE SIDEBERN, plus good times all around!

The bar will open at 5pm, debate begins at 6pm, followed by The Tedtones feat. Ralph Carney playing live until 11pm!

Tuesday, Oct 13
5pm FREE in the Chapel Bar
Democratic Debate Watching Party

[Photo by Unframed Thoughts]

The duality of current feelings about San Francisco expressed by two recent slack-jawed media sensations


(They’re from this and this.)

There’s a mayoral race going on right now, and there was a debate last night

The headline over at Mission Local is “Opponents Slam SF Mayor Lee in First Debate”:

Though Mayor Ed Lee is widely predicted to win re-election this November, he faced staunch opposition from five candidates at a forum Thursday night as opponents zeroed in on suspected corruption in city hall and a failure to address San Francisco’s worsening housing crisis.

“We need to take our city back,” said candidate Stuart Schuffman, better known as comedian and blogger Broke Ass Stuart. “We need to get the money out of politics. This corporate money is ruling our city. We need to start thinking about our communities and the best sustainable ways of keeping them together.”

Some 300 people, many of them hissing and booing at Lee’s points, tried to squeeze into the small auditorium on the University of California San Francisco campus. About a third of the crowd were sticker-wearing Lee supporters, while the rest came to support alternative candidates.

Read on for the full story.

Zeitgeist palm tree

We were surprised and bummed to hear that our pals over at the Bold Italic suddenly closed up shop, but it was heartening to see that even the bartenders at Zeitgeist, typically known for their gruff demeanor, felt the urge to usher them off on their unplanned vacation with this nice little treat.

[Photo by Lauryn]

Former Supervisors Matt Gonzalez and Tony Hall on what’s up with SF these days

This is from the latest installment of Valerie Luu‘s #100drinksdivis project, in which she has a drink with 100 of her neighbors along the Divisadero Corridor:

Matt: “There’s still a lot of artists here, and galleries that are opening in places you don’t expect.” [Matt has an art opening at the Dolby Chadwick Gallery on March 5.]
Tony: “It’s a city that’s trying to find its soul again. It might take another 5, 10, 15 years.”

Good news and bad news, I guess. Sounds about right.

Keep up the good work, Val-Pal!