Just before lunch, we asked you to ponder the riches this city rakes in every moment of the day off of parking. Get ready to feel bad about your yearly wages, because the answer is about to be revealed. . .
How much money does the city of SF make from parking fines per minute?
The Bay Area's got world-class music and killer indie record labels to match. But what does it take to run a tastemaking label? In this new series, we look at the movers & shakers who've been changing the music game here in the past decade.
Absolutely Kosher started in the beginning of 1998 in founder Cory Brown's living room. He took the ethos of torch-holding East Coast biggies like Merge and Matador and forged Absolutely Kosher as a freewheeling group of artists united by their risk-taking, experimental mindsets. Here, Brown sheds light on the flipside of working with seminal indie bands like Pinback, The Wrens, The Mountain Goats, Sunset Rubdown, Little Teeth and many more:
Helicopter in Morgan Freeman and Sigourney Weaver- we've got a real-time episode of Planet Earth on our hands. More than 20,000 California gray whales (and a smattering of humpback, blue, and killer whales) are making their way along the Northern California Coast (en route from Mexico to Alaska) for their annual migration (in March and April). Dozens of pods per hour (each pod contains 20 or so whales) will be swimming by at a rate of 70 to 80 miles per day. Their journey -- one that should make you think twice about complaining about your next half marathon -- is 12,000 miles, the longest known distance that any mammal migrates on an annual basis.
It's no secret that parking in the city is a bitch. So we've enlisted local parking guru and author of Finding the Sweet Spot, David LaBua, to dish out weekly tips on navigating the ins and outs of city parking.
Everyone knows the government makes a ton more money than you could ever dream of having. But just how much does San Francisco make off parking every minute?
How big is the current technology boom that is centered in and around San Francisco?
Big enough that New York-based Bloomberg Television has hired 65 reporters and editors to cover it, as well as launched a new daily program that is broadcast live at 3 pm every day from the company's base at Pier 3 on the San Francisco waterfront.
When John Favors was a little boy in San Francisco, he started messing around with his grandmother's decorative items and playing in her jewelry box. Later, as a self-described hippie, he became fascinated with everything from rusty cans to antiques while under the influence of mind-altering drugs. I don't know what kind of substance gave him his aesthetic eye, but if it could help me put together a collection like his, I'll have what he's having. He's staging a warehouse sale in Oakland this weekend, and it's the kind of thing scavenging dreams are made of. Read more. . . .
These deals are for reals...
White Elephant Sale: Featuring countless bins and tables laden with secondhand finds, the largest rummage sale of its kind in Northern California is sure to attract crowds this weekend. Go early and plan to stay a while to get the most out of this two-day event benefitting the Oakland Museum and its programs.
Exposed on Film, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's ongoing film series presented in conjunction with Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera Since 1870, returns to the Castro this weekend with Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool, a cinema verité-style exploration of social tension in America during the 1960s, and David Lynch's macabre fantasy Lost Highway. Elsewhere:
1. The Found Footage Festival
Where: Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight St., 415-668-3994
When: March 4-5
7x7 asks the city's chefs for the recipes to their most loved cocktails, bar snacks, starters, mains, and desserts. If there's a dish you can't stop thinking about and want to make at home, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your wish may end up on the blog, along with the actual recipe from the chef.
Executive chef Alexander Ong usually fries the cauliflower and curry leaves he serves at Betelnut Pejiu Wu, but for the homemade version, he suggests sautéing. For Sichuan peppercorns, head to Chinatown, and for curry leaves (fresh or frozen will do), Ong sends people to Richmond New May Wah (207 Clement St.).
Until recently, Margo True, food editor for Sunset magazine, hadn’t done more gardening than tend to a pot of basil in New York when she worked at Saveur. Today, she’s got a year-and-a-half of vegetable and fruit gardening, chicken rearing, bee-hive caring and even cow milking under her belt and is the author of the new book The One-Block Feast: An Adventure in Food from Yard to Table (Ten Speed, $25). Sunset is currently holding the One Block Party contest, inviting people to live as local as they can get.
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