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Design Calendar: The Week in Sales, Openings, Events, and More
Lauren Murrow | August 10, 2016

 

August 11–October 7
View artwork created with leading-edge methods such as digital, computational, animated,...

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Snuffed Out
Ian A. Stewart | August 9, 2016

 

Three hours before the first pitch of a late-May home game against the San Diego Padres, Giants manager Bruce Bochy is walking up the dugout steps when he reaches into his back pocket. Out comes a brightly colored plastic...

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Good Vibrations Founder Joani Blank, Feminist Pioneer and Vibrator Designer, Has Died
Lamar Anderson | August 8, 2016

 

Joani Blank, who introduced San Francisco to the concept of the frank, non-skeezy...

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The Gateway Gallerist
Lauren Murrow | August 8, 2016

 

“I hate the term curator,” groans Jamie Alexander, gallery director at the Inner Richmond art and design shop Park Life. It’s pretentious...

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Why Now’s the Time to Appreciate Andre Ward, the Bay’s Best Boxer
Ian A. Stewart | August 5, 2016

 

East Bay pugilist extraordinaire Andre Ward—he of the Olympic gold medal, star-studded ring entourage (which in...

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Five-Minute Q&A: Fantastic Negrito
Ian A. Stewart | August 5, 2016

 

A failed major record label debut, a nearly fatal car crash, and finally a big break via the NPR Tiny Desk...

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Everyone Wants Toney Chaplin to Become the Next SFPD Chief—But Does Toney Chaplin?
Joe Eskenazi | August 4, 2016

 

The police officers' union wants him. The rank-and-file like him. The mayor’s office is...

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California Assembly Member Wants to Stop Taxing Olympians for Winning
Lamar Anderson | August 4, 2016

 

The athletes who will represent the United States in at the Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro are volunteers. They can spend...

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The Transplants
Kate Conger | August 4, 2016

 

Kotton Kandie glides through the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium wearing her signature sequined rainbow fedora, chatting with her fellow Project Homeless Connect volunteers and doling out hugs. A faint southern drawl and an...

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This Golden State Podcast: Is It Too Soon to Miss President Obama?
San Francisco magazine | August 3, 2016

 

As longtime broadcast journalist Randy Shandobil...

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Suited Up, Dressed Down, Decked Out
Lauren Murrow | August 3, 2016

 

Heath Pivots from Porcelain to Paper
Can’t afford Heath Ceramics’ gorgeously splurgy tile? You’re in luck. This summer, the company best known for producing envy...

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The Five Best Wineries You’ve Never Heard of in Santa Rosa
Ian White | August 3, 2016

 

It’s easy blow past Santa Rosa on the way to weekend destinations like Russian River, Healdsburg, or even Bodega Bay. But it’s worth hopping off...

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