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Friday, July 24
Main Stage Poetry Reading
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Palace of Fine Arts
Join us for a wide variety of international poetry readings, hosted by devorah major, with a special reading by San Francisco Poet Laureate Diane di Prima.
w/ * Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Zhai Yongming, Ignatius Mabasa, Maram al-Massri, Diane di Prima, Alexander Skidan, Nguyen Qui Duc, Roy "Chicky" Arad, Daisy Zamora, Cletus Nelson Nwadike, Anna Lombardo, Menna Elfyn, Paul Flores *
Saturday, July 25
Main Stage Poetry Reading
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm at Palace of Fine Arts
Join host Janice Mirikitani for a wide variety of international poetry readings.
w/ * Francis Combes, Ziba Karbassi, Georges Castera/Joj Kastra, Agneta Falk, Carla Badillo Coronado, Al Young, Taslima Nasrin, Ámbar Past, Tarek Eltayeb, Ferruccio Brugnaro, Sasha Pimentel Chacòn, Jack Hirschman, Najwan Darwish*This will be amazing! ---------------------------------------------------- Friday,... more
What does this person have against our blue friends?
http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2009/02/outhouse_arsonists_22nd_flame-.phpWhat does this person have against our blue friends? More info:... more
additional west coast operatives:
http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=5753crucial. additional west coast operatives:... more
While the national launch of T-Mobile's G1 phone is Wednesday, October 22, 2008, they went on sale in San Francisco on Tuesday, October 21, 2008. Check out the photos.While the national launch of T-Mobile's G1 phone is Wednesday, October 22, 2008,... more
Cool learning experience for anyone interested in science, advances in high-tech, and hearing about the famous inventor and scientists, Nikola Tesla.
http://www.sftesla.orgCool learning experience for anyone interested in science, advances in high-tech, and... more
The city will open up a stretch of roadway connecting the Bayview district to Chinatown and running along the city’s waterfront. This route will be available for physical activities from 9AM to 1PM on Sunday, Aug 31, 2008 and again on Sunday Sept. 14, 2008.
So who will benefit?
Sunday Streets offers free and fun physical activity space to all San Franciscans and provides open space in neighborhoods that lack such space currently. Local businesses will also benefit from increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic along commercial corridors. The events provide a model of how cities can provide healthy, environmental friendly outdoor activities for their residents.
It is truly a privilege to be part of an awesome city that allows these sort of awesome events...The city will open up a stretch of roadway connecting the Bayview district to... more
The American Lung Association's annual report card rates air quality on three major measures: smog, sooty air days, and annual levels of particle pollutionThe American Lung Association's annual report card rates air quality on three... more
"Straight Outta Hunters Point", the award-winning Hip Hop documentary by Hunters Point filmmaker Kevin Epps is a stark cinematic portrait of a community struggling to stop the forces of gentrification -- denial of jobs, police brutality, environmental racism and more -- that have pushed 23 percent of San Francisco's Black population out of the City in the past decade. It has won the acclaim of critics and audiences at independent film festivals around the U.S., including Sundance and the Santa Fe Film Fest, where it was described as "a gritty, uncompromising film about the evolution and perseverance of a black culture in the shadow of poverty, race riots and gang-related rap wars."
Drive-bys, drug peddling and heavy dealing, hot rodding, gun toting, pimping, hustling and rapping - and young people can see very few paths out. "Once that culture is bred, it's prevalent," says Kevin Epps, who has called Hunters Point his home for 30 years.
Epps' film touches briefly on the period during World War II, when Hunters Point was the home of African American shipyard workers who migrated from the South with their families in search of better-paying jobs. After the war, when white men returned from the war front to take back their jobs, opportunities for blacks at the shipyard started to dwindle. The area soon became home to the city's poor, unemployed and unwanted.
The documentary leaves audiences with the taste of despair that churns in the bellies of most residents.
"We're numb to the situation because we've been there so long, even though you know it's not normal," Epps says. "I'm trying to communicate to people this is not normal and we can't accept it."
The result is a montage of voices: Mothers sob unable to reconcile their losses; friends and family celebrate another young life cut off too soon; evangelicals rush in to soothe and save souls. "Can I get with you in prayer," one missionary asks as the young man turns his back. Politicians declare at press conferences that the violence must stop. Police vow to stop it. All the while gangsters from both turfs explain themselves and the unapologetic ways of the streets.
"We have so many guns over here," Epps says. "AL47s. 223s."Straight Outta Hunters Point", the award-winning Hip Hop documentary by... more
cnet news writer explores the technology of oil spill cleanup, touching upon the irony that in a high-tech nexus such as the bay area, the technology being used to address this giant environmental issue is relatively low, and, he suggests, antiquated.
as someone surrounded by technobabble and incessant talk of optimization, efficiency, and data in her day-to-day line of work (web 2.0!), i am aghast whenever i get glimpses into industries that have far loftier reasons to be anal about data, staying up on technology, etc and are completely dropping the ball. not that that hot new visualization widget is not important, but i kind of like the ocean too. and more.cnet news writer explores the technology of oil spill cleanup, touching upon the irony... more
On November 7, 2007, A container ship struck a tower of the Bay Bridge spilling 58,000 gallons of bunker oil into the San Francisco Bay. The following day, several Bay Area beaches were closed due to the spill. This pod takes us to the Bay Area coastline to see how the spill is impacting the wildlife and the people who frequent the coastal waters of San Francisco.On November 7, 2007, A container ship struck a tower of the Bay Bridge spilling 58,000... more