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Op-Ed: Soiled Dove makes return to The Point in Alameda Special

Alameda - The Point in Alameda is making room and coordinating preparations for The Soiled Dove - the one-of-a-kind 'Barbary Coast'- themed circus-infused dinner theater returning weekends from June 9th to July 1st.

Op-Ed: 'A Passion For The Figure' exhibit opens with much success Special

San Francisco - The depiction of the human form in art, especially in public can be a sensitive issue. Often considered 'too explicit' or 'controversial' the human form for some galleries is usually avoided, because it's too personal.

Op-Ed: San Francisco Newspaper editor has his first art show at age 72 Special

San Francisco - Having his first art show At 72 is not easy, he admits. But San Francisco newspaper editor Doug Comstock has an accumulated body of work spanning over 50 years.

Op-Ed: San Francisco's Catherine Merrill is 'A Passion for The Figure' Special

San Francisco - Strolling along Irving Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, locals have noticed the establishment of the San Francisco Woman Artists Gallery.

Op-Ed: New documentary of Janis Joplin makes premiere tonight at Roxy Special

San Francisco - Like echoes of a song, faintly lingering in the background of one's memories of youth, former journalist-turned-job counselor, Kathy Bramwell Ostram wanted very much to be at tonight's premiere of "Janis: Little Girl Blue."

San Francisco fire kills one, leaves 40 homeless

San Francisco - Dozens of residents rescued Wednesday from a burning San Francisco building may have been further imperiled by blocked fire escapes and a malfunctioning alarm system, officials said.

San Francisco police to hold public meeting after shooting

San Francisco - San Francisco police have called a public meeting Tuesday evening to respond to public concerns over Sunday's officer-involved fatal shooting outside Mission Station on Valencia Street.

Op-Ed: Old Lagoon uncovered tells of San Francisco's forgotten paradise Special

San Francisco - Last month San Francisco commemorated the 108th anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. Yet, few people can imagine what San Francisco was like in its early days as Yerba Buena village or even before that.

Knishes are rolling as new commercial kitchen space is found Special

San Francisco - Chef Ramni Levy is pleased to have found a new kitchen to work in for his knish creations. La Victoria Bakery, in the City's Mission District has graciously provided space to the 'King knish' for his growing

Fried grasshoppers taken off menu at San Francisco restaurant Special

San Francisco - Fried grasshoppers are no longer on the menu at the request of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. This past April a popular eatery in San Francisco's Mission District called La Oaxaqueña Bakery and Restaurant stopped serving the specialty.
 

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The interior of La Oaxaqueña on Mission Street at Clarion Alley  near 17th Street in San Francisco ...
The interior of La Oaxaqueña on Mission Street at Clarion Alley, near 17th Street in San Francisco's Mission District.
Part of Cynthia Tom s exhibit are these handmade pillows  used to illustrate a very painful part of ...
Part of Cynthia Tom's exhibit are these handmade pillows, used to illustrate a very painful part of history; that is not only personal but cultural.
Courtesy of Cynthia Tom, artist
This is the plaque that O Brien mentions. It gives witness to California s earliest days.
This is the plaque that O'Brien mentions. It gives witness to California's earliest days.
Liam O'Brien, Nature in The City
Harry Persaud is the owner of La Oaxaqueña.
Harry Persaud is the owner of La Oaxaqueña.
Nayely Duran was born in Mexico City but her parents are from Oaxaca region of Mexico.  The Tlayuba ...
Nayely Duran was born in Mexico City but her parents are from Oaxaca region of Mexico. "The Tlayuba is a classic dish of Oaxaca," said Duran.
One of the altar displays at the Day of the Dead exhibit  now on display at SOMArts Cultural Center ...
One of the altar displays at the Day of the Dead exhibit, now on display at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco's Mission District.
Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
 Back To The Picture  framing and art gallery manager Derek Hargrove (at center) with his fellow sta...
"Back To The Picture" framing and art gallery manager Derek Hargrove (at center) with his fellow staff/crew worked to help make the opening reception of the exhibit that Saturday evening a success.
Derek Hargrove
Patrons and visitors were impressed by the array of works displayed  like paintings by artist Fernan...
Patrons and visitors were impressed by the array of works displayed, like paintings by artist Fernando Reyes, seen in the background here.
Derek Hargrove
Back in April of this year  as work was being done to Dolores Park and surrounding areas  near the o...
Back in April of this year, as work was being done to Dolores Park and surrounding areas, near the old Mission of San Francisco, work crews uncovered the lagoon. Over 150 years ago it refreshed and nourished the native tribes that inhabited the land. As the Spanish settlers took over, the lagoon got filled in. And the area eventualy known as The Mission District.
Liam O'Brien, courtesy of Nature in The City newsletter
El Tecolote newspaper founder  Juan Gozales  was pleased that the fundraiser event on Aug. 28  2011 ...
El Tecolote newspaper founder, Juan Gozales, was pleased that the fundraiser event on Aug. 28, 2011 went well. Dr. Loco's band and friends performed the music for the event.
WATCHFUL: San Francisco police officers patrol the city s Mission District neighborhood in 2012.
WATCHFUL: San Francisco police officers patrol the city's Mission District neighborhood in 2012.
torbakhopper/Wikimedia Commons
Artists Catherine Merrill and Julie Marsh were among the six artists feature at  Back To The Picture...
Artists Catherine Merrill and Julie Marsh were among the six artists feature at "Back To The Picture Gallery" in the Mission District for the exhibit entitled "A Passion For The Figure."
Derek Hargrove
Ian Trottier & Nayely Duran have been to La Oaxaqueña Bakery & Restaurant four times and each time ...
Ian Trottier & Nayely Duran have been to La Oaxaqueña Bakery & Restaurant four times and each time they like to have the house specialty of hot chocolate. "Nayely and I love hot chocolate and this is perhaps the best in town," said Trottier.
The use and reference to modern technology as become a part of the annual  Dia de Los Muertos  The D...
The use and reference to modern technology as become a part of the annual "Dia de Los Muertos" The Day of The Dead exhibit at SOMArts Cultural Center over the last few years.
Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
Workers and staff at St. Luke s show their support for the physicians and hospital at the July 6 ral...
Workers and staff at St. Luke's show their support for the physicians and hospital at the July 6 rally. Many said that they felt as if St. Luke's was their home. Several noted that they would not go anywhere else in the City for their health care needs.
La Oaxaqueña is located at 2128 Mission Street  San Francisco  CA
La Oaxaqueña is located at 2128 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
Brightly painted skulls is one of the many traditional art expressions of The Day of The Dead celebr...
Brightly painted skulls is one of the many traditional art expressions of The Day of The Dead celebrations in Mexican culture.
David Tafolla, courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
The tenants and artists of the 1890 Bryant Street Studio of which surrealist artist Cynthia Tom is a...
The tenants and artists of the 1890 Bryant Street Studio of which surrealist artist Cynthia Tom is a part of.
Courtesy of 1890 Bryant St Studio artists collective
Chef Ramni Levy and crew have found a commercial kitchen location  thanks to Victoria Bakery in San ...
Chef Ramni Levy and crew have found a commercial kitchen location, thanks to Victoria Bakery in San Francisco's Mission District.
Courtesy of Chef Ramni Levy
 A Passion For The Figure  exhibit opened on Sat. Sept. 17  2016.
"A Passion For The Figure" exhibit opened on Sat. Sept. 17, 2016.
Derek Hargrove

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