Category: SF

Xploration Photo of the Day (XPD): A new series

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Marin HeadlandsJanuary 14, 2005 • Nikon D100

Love @ first sight: The MINI Speedster

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of BMW’s MINI automobiles. After living in San Francisco for the past five years, I’ve had to deal with my MINI-lust on a daily basis as they can literally be found driving and/or parked on just about every street here.

Well, my love affair with this killer go-kart …

Early edition: 2009 SF Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival initial lineup announced

[Update: Full lineup (complete with poster and video) added after the break.]

After months of waiting and wild speculation, the 2009 SF Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival initial lineup has finally been revealed (early!) via a peel-down ad on (Not surprisingly, news of the “leak” broke on Twitter.)

The 3-day event in Golden Gate Park …

Happy 75th, 21st Amendment!

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment (aka every college kids’ favorite constitutional amendment) which repealed the 18th Amendment ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol for consumption – aka prohibition.
For those of us in the Bay Area, KQED’s Forum had a great segment on this morning about …

The Art of Parking

Let’s make HISTORY!


Redskins down Eagles in their own nest

The Redskins improve to 4-1 on the season after defeating the Eagles 23-17 in Philly!

El Zocalo does pupusas right

I can’t say I’ve ever had an urge for El Salvadorian food…until last Saturday.  A friend  suggested we head over to Bernal Heights to have dinner at El Zocalo.

1 hour and 2.5 amazing pupusas (with rice and beans) later, I had been converted.  El Zocalo offers delicious traditional El Salvadorian and Mexican food at very …

Outside Lands revisited

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In retrospect, Rodrigo y Gabriela’s performance was, overall, the most enjoyable part of my Outside Lands experience.  Although I love Radiohead, the crowd and technical issues created a less than ideal environment during their set.  Alternatively, during Rodrigo y Gabriela, I was able to focus exclusively on their wonderful music without any …

Outside Lands: A solid start

The first-ever Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival concluded last night with Jack Johnson rounding out the weekend performances. While the festival was not without its hiccups, for the most part, the organizers did a respectable job.

Festivals of this size are judged not only on its musical lineup, but also on the smoothness of …