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One of California’s greatest assets is its natural environment. Nearly every landscape imaginable is within a day’s trip from here. To the east you’ve got the snowy Sierras. To the south, the blazing deserts. In the middle lie the plains and the sunny valleys. And right here in the Bay, black rock...
Who would have thought that Borders, the corporate bookselling behemoth that had stores in practically every mini mall across America, would now be shutting its doors? Some blame the Borders breakdown on the end of books as we know them. The cause? Technology. SARAH BIERMAN: I buy books off of...
Bernal Heights is a San Francisco neighborhood of about 25,000 located in the southern part of the city. The main commercial street in Bernal Heights is Cortland Avenue, a ribbon of small, community-owned businesses: the Good Life grocery store, Liberty Cafe and Bakery, Bernal Family Chiropractic,...
SATURDAY, JULY 30 Fantasy book discussion // Parents, college students, children, and elder folk, get ready to read about the latest adventures of a servant to a sexual goddess because the next book in the Moirin Trilogyhas arrived. The tale began with Naamah's Curse, in which Moirin journeys...
When it comes to making it big at anything, you’ve got to do some hard work. Behind every rock star, there are thousands of hours of practice, touring and rocking out. Of course, to rock out, you don’t actually need to know how to play an instrument – at least not at the San Francisco Regional Air...
Reform programs such as Race to the Top and No Child Left Behind have their share of critics, but they also have strong supporters: stakeholders who appreciate quantifiable results, parents who can measure their children’s education, and students whose entire life paths can change simply by moving...
San Francisco’s Central Market neighborhood is the focus of a lot of attention these days. The long rundown area has become a canvas of urban planning: local art and mural projects fill the sidewalks, and big businesses like Twitter have decided to locate there because of generous civic tax breaks...
Why do they call it The Blues, when it makes you feel so good? You can ponder that question tomorrow when Earl Thomas and the Blues Ambassadors take the stage in Redwood City. It's the kick-off concert in the Redwood City Blues Festival. Showtime is 6pm, at Courthouse Square, and it's a free show.
Sometimes stories are told in the privacy of a booth, like the StoryCorps booth in the Contemporary Jewish Museum. And sometimes they’re told on stage. Jamaica Osorio is just one of the poets who performed at last year’s Brave New Voices spoken word tournament. The tournament began airing on HBO in...
SATURDAY, JULY 16 Like a Tree Book Reading // There are tree people among us, and Jean Bolen is one of them. She writes in her new book Like a Tree, "A tree person met up with Nature in childhood and may still heal emotional hurts by going to where the trees are." Even if you're not a tree person,...
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