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Entries by Robin Wilkey from 12/2011

'Grubstake': Aesop Rock And Hail Mary Mallon Release Rap Song About San Francisco Diner (VIDEO)

Posted 12.01.2011 | San Francisco

San Francisco may be a city of Michelin Stars, but any meat-and-whiskey-loving local knows this town is just as fabulous for its sticky diners and div...

SFMOMA Unveils New Design Details (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 12.02.2011 | San Francisco

We've all seen the sketches for SFMOMA's new expansion. But on Tuesday when architectural firm Snohetta released a video and renderings further re...

Mozzeria's Russell And Melody Stein: The Perfect Pizza, Wine Vs. Beer And SF's First Deaf-Owned Restaurant

Posted 12.02.2011 | San Francisco

Who: Russell and Melody Stein Neighborhood: Restaurant in the Mission, home in the Inner Sunset. Years in SF: Russell: five; Melody: life C...

San Mateo National Guard Comes Home (VIDEO)

Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

Friends and family members gathered at the San Mateo National Guard armory Friday morning to welcome home more than 60 soldiers returning from Iraq. ...

Stand For San Jose, Anti-A's Ballpark Group, Sues City

Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The coalition group “Stand for San Jose,” which is opposed to the Oakland Athletics m...

Michael Tyner, Biologist, Killed By Tree Felled By Winds

Posted 12.04.2011 | San Francisco

BIG SUR, Calif. -- Authorities in California say a wildlife biologist working in a Big Sur redwood forest was killed when a tree fell in heavy winds t...

49ers Near Postseason, John York Thrilled With Resurgence

Posted 12.04.2011 | San Francisco

By Janie McCauley, Associate Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A giddy John York stood on the field at Candlestick Park the first Sunday of December with...

San Francisco Holidays: The Best Spots To Get Seasonal (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Posted 12.05.2011 | San Francisco

It's December in the City, and you know what that means: sky-high Christmas trees, blazing Menorah's, endless holiday parties and, good lord, I hope t...

W Hotel Files Appeal Against SFMOMA Expansion Environmental Impact Report (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 12.05.2011 | San Francisco

While the SFMOMA has been giddily releasing plans about the $500 million expansion project, a potentially party-ruining battle has been brewing with a...

Peter Starrs Killed: Well-Known Skateboarder Dies In San Francisco Motorcycle Accident

Posted 12.05.2011 | San Francisco

Early Saturday morning, well-known skateboarder Peter Starrs was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle near the 101-80 connector ramp in San F...

Jerry Rice Sues Over Botched Sale Of Atherton Home (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.06.2011 | San Francisco

According to TMZ, former 49er and NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice has filed a lawsuit over the unsuccessful sale of his $11 million Atherton home. Th...

Martha Stewart And Ryan Farr: Stewart Makes Penis Jokes With San Francisco Butcher (VIDEO)

Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

San Francisco butcher Ryan Farr certainly had his hands full on a recent episode of "The Martha Stewart Show." On the episode that airs Thursday, ...

Transbay Archaeology Exhibit: SOMA Construction Unveils Preserved Gold Rush Artifacts (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

Just like we all learned from Encino Man, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority recently discovered that the best treasures are often found when you are...

Michael Tilson Thomas: Grammy Award-Winning Director On 100 Years Of SF Symphony

Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

Who: Ten-time Grammy Award-winning conductor, pianist and composer Michael Tilson Thomas. Current Gig: The music director of the San Francisco Symp...

Brian Wilson And Chelsea Lewis: Giants Pitcher Picks Nose, Eats Candy, Works Out With New Girlfriend (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 12.08.2011 | San Francisco

This week, photographer Westley Hargrave caught an unsuspecting Brian Wilson in the crosshairs during a Los Angeles walk with his equally tough-lookin...

Trent Arsenault, Sperm Donor, Gets Cease Order From The FDA (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 12.08.2011 | San Francisco

The Food and Drug Administration has gone after a Fremont man with a cease order for his community service project. The charge: being a sperm "manufac...

Food And Wine '50 Best Bars In America': San Francisco Cleans House (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.08.2011 | San Francisco

As Anthony Bourdain said, San Francisco is a "two-fisted drinking town." And now the rest of the nation knows it, too. This month, Food and Wine re...

BART Extension: Santa Clara County Awards $772 Million Contract For San Jose Line

Posted 12.09.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority board voted to award a $772 million contract for a ten-mile BART extension in Santa Clara...

Gorgeous And Green Gala 2011: Michelle Branch Dazzles At Global Green Fundraiser (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.09.2011 | San Francisco

On Tuesday night, environmental supporters from around the world gathered at San Francisco's LEED certified Bently Reserve for the seventh annual Gorg...

Hiram Lawrence, Oakland Toddler In Rap Video Shooting, Dies

Posted 12.09.2011 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. — A 1-year-old boy who was shot in the head during the filming of a rap music video in Oakland was taken off life support Friday...

'Weed Wars': Five-Year-Old Takes Medical Marijuana On Reality Show (VIDEO)

Posted 12.09.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday night, the Discovery Channel's controversial reality show "Weed Wars" became even more controversial when a father administered medical ma...

Occupy San Francisco Raided, 55 Arrested

Posted 12.11.2011 | San Francisco
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SAN FRANCISCO — Police have arrested dozens of people during a raid of an Occupy San Francisco encampment outside the Federal Reserve building e...

UC Berkeley Oil Spill Leaks Diesel Into San Francisco Bay (VIDEO)

Posted 12.12.2011 | San Francisco

On Sunday, a sinking tugboat in Richmond began leaking oil into the surrounding water. And on Saturday evening, a fuel leak at UC Berkeley's Stanley H...

Tony Hawk Donates $10,000 To San Francisco Skatepark (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.12.2011 | San Francisco

Last week, famed skateboarder Tony Hawk kept skating in San Francisco alive with a $10,000 donation to the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Departme...

Marine Mammal Center Releases Three Sea Lions (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Posted 12.12.2011 | San Francisco

Call it a holiday miracle. This fall, three young, male sea lions were rushed to the Marine Mammal Center with severe bacterial infections. And la...