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VIDEO: Bisi & The Moonwalker serenades Haight Street

Sean Reichhold September 3, 2012

Equipped with his black Fender acoustic guitar, Joshua Smith sways on Haight Street alongside his partner Bisi Obateru, who is armed with a microphone. After picking a spot they set up a makeshift performance...

Forkin' Frisco: Dining on Haight Street

Forkin' Frisco: Dining on Haight Street

KC Crowell October 23, 2011

  Forkin' Haight Street For many, Haight Street might conjure up images of hippies with flowers stuck into their long hair, but the truth is that this street runs through two distinct neighborhoods....

Songstress Lana Del Rey performs in the Haight District

Barbara Szabo February 12, 2012

A short Brazilian man was browsing through the “country rockabilly” section of Amoeba Records on Haight Street in San Francisco, within minutes he found himself engulfed in a sea of hundreds of people....

A copper tea kettle sits on a copper tray at the front desk register at Abu Salim Middle Eastern Grill on Haight Street in San Francisco, on Nov. 7, 2020. (Emily Curiel / Golden Gate Xpress)

SF family opens new Palestinian restaurant after fire at Mission location

Noor Baig, Staff reporter December 13, 2020

Family owners of Old Jerusalem Restaurant opened a new location after they were forced to close, following an accidental fire over the summer. The new restaurant, Abu Salim Middle Eastern Grill, opened...

SF to vote on vacant storefront tax

Corey Browning December 3, 2019

As San Francisco’s tech economy booms, brick and mortar retailers are struggling to stay afloat, and popular shopping corridors are becoming filled with storefront vacancies.  “Every block...

'Beautiful Boy' sheds light on the effects of substance abuse

‘Beautiful Boy’ sheds light on the effects of substance abuse

Stephanie R October 23, 2018

“Beautiful Boy” conveys the heartbreaking struggles of both a young man who tries to survive his addiction, relapsing over and over for many years, and the battle a father has to face to save his son. The...

Nonprofits step up where Prop Q falls short

Nik Wojcik December 7, 2016

When voters were asked to consider Proposition Q, it was billed as a “housing not tents” initiative. Now that it’s passed, the city and Department of Public Works are given license beginning in January...

Young medical cannabis patients lose access

Nik Wojcik September 7, 2016

Connor Caporicci can’t buy a lighter or pipe to smoke his medical-grade cannabis. Caporicci, a 19-year-old business management major, is a medical cannabis user with a legal prescription for the drug. This...

It is more about the gifts than the love for Valentine’s Day

Eva Barragan February 10, 2015

For those who are single, Valentine's Day may not mean much. It acts only as a reminder that there is no “special someone” to present you with extravagant gifts. I suppose in some ways that makes...

Compost, recycling and trash pile up in the grass at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 after hundreds of thousands of people attended the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.

Hardly Strictly inches toward zero waste, crews tackle mounds of post-festival trash

Timothy Smith October 13, 2014

After the final band struck its last chord and festival goers flooded out of Golden Gate Park Oct. 5, the only thing in the wake of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was the tons of garbage left behind. Clean-up...

CA program connects low-income, homeless populations with free cell phones

Erin Dage March 22, 2013

Ian Smith, 33, has been homeless for two and a half years, living in a homeless encampment under the Interstate 280 on-ramp at King Street. March 11, Smith’s home was cleared by Caltrans to make way...

Music lovers celebrate legacy of vinyl records on Record Store Day

Kirstie Haruta April 15, 2012

With a renewed appreciation for tangible tunes, music fans are dusting off their old turntables and boomboxes for another spin. It can be hard to believe that vinyl records and cassette tapes are surviving...

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