I have a question for you. I work on the 3200 block of Van Ness. The parking in front of the building is an island in the center of the street, there are spots on each side of the island, and there is a 4-hour limit. Last week I lucked out and found a spot right in front of the building. Four hours later I went to move my car and somebody four spots down happened to be moving at the same time so I took that spot.
Well, I got a ticket saying I parked over the 4 hour limit. Not true, I moved my car 4 spots away. Is that legal to just move a few spots down and park for 4 more hours or is there a restriction? Or did the meter maid just have me logged on that block and I got a ticket because they thought I was in the same spot?
Seattle’s Fleet Foxes are something of an anomaly these days, that rare laptop-less band with members who ask for less instrumental volume from the soundboard guy. Their organic approach to the song — hyper-lush vocal arrangements, dreamy and varied instrumentation, and sweeping, ambitiously evocative songs — has, incidentally, won them plaudits from an increasingly broad range of critics and fans alike. Long story short: they’re the new faces of indie folk rock, a title all but secured by their latest LP Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop) released to e-standing ovations this past week on a blog near you.
Long before the new album’s release, the band’s Cinco de Mayo date at Oakland’s Fox Theatre sold out, and Thursday night’s crowd seemed relatively unaware but appreciative of their new work.
Ryan Vogelsong, 34
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher
How many other blogs discuss the challenges of being a singing Nordic god in 15-inch platform boots? Yes, fine, the internet’s a big place. But how many of these bloggers sporting 15-inch platforms are also opera singers? Much less Nordic gods? Exactly.
Wagner’s greatest work and the biggest opera event of the year Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung) now has its own blog. Called Notes from Valhalla, you can’t help but picture a horde of Vikings pecking away at laptops while wearing giant horned helmets and sipping cappuccinos.
There’s a big difference between looking at wedding pictures and attending a wedding. The photos tell a perfect love story; you see the vows, the cake, and the wedding party in a small, very pretty moment. What the photos don’t show is Uncle Ray falling over and splitting his pants while kneeling in the aisle during the vows to take his own pictures (this happened at a wedding I attended). But that small mishap doesn’t come close to the series of wedding day disasters that befell Kathy Moore and Bryan Solari during their Sonoma County beach wedding. If rain on a wedding day is really a sign of a good marriage, then this pair has a great life ahead.
This You Tube video tells the story:
While we're not dying to snuggle with pythons or iguanas, we can learn a thing or two about survival from them–they've only been around for, oh, 200 million years. Next week, more than 60 new creepy, crawly, scaly, exotic reptiles from around the world will take up residence at the Academy of Sciences' latest wildlife spectacular, Snakes & Lizards: The Summer of Slither, which opens May 9.
This Week in Fashion: Bikes & Beats Present Bike Fashion, Rose & Champagne Facials for Mother's Day, Swap for Good at BellaPelle and More
The mega-hip bike hang out, Bikes & Beats, brings you their fashion edition with designs by Level 4 Couture, live music and art shenanigans, food trucks, and, of course, free valet bike parking -- tres classy, indeed. Bring your own garment for on-the-spot screenprinting, with three music and bike inspired designs, by Like Minded People.
Earlier today, there was a frenzy surrounding reports from SFist, Bay Citizen and CBS that the royal newlyweds are planning a trip California–Kate Middleton's first-ever voyage to America–in July. We thought we were immune to the hype until we happened upon William and Kate themselves posing (rather stiffly) for photos on this gorgeous spring day at the cable car turnaround, just blocks away from 7x7 HQ. Luckily we had a camera on us!
Owner Gerald Hirigoyen named his FiDi restaurant Bocadillos after the little sandwiches of the same name in Basque cuisine. These lamb sliders are a favorite among the lunch crowd during the week, and the recipe comes from Hirigoyen's 2009 cookbook, Pintxos: Small Plates in the Basque Tradition (Ten Speed).
Makes 4 small burgers
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