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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012
The key to any voyage into the twangy depths of this weekend's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is planning.

San Francisco's annual free celebration of bluegrass (and also not bluegrass) in Golden Gate Park, now in its 12th consecutive year, has gotten so popular that shuttling between stages to see all of your favorite bands can prove virtually impossible. Instead, the best idea is often just to get there early, pick a spot near the stage you're most interested in and stay there for the long haul.
Gas Prices Went Up By HOW Much?!
Rare Images From World-Famous Photographer Found At UC Berkeley
It's A Bird! It's A Plane!
Buster Posey Makes Baseball History
Mike Marshall: It's the Tuolumne, Stupid.
Currently, San Francisco uses Tuolumne River water to irrigate our golf courses, hose down our streets and wash our Muni buses. We must stop using so much of it. San Francisco can and should plan to do better.
Kirsten Dirksen: WATCH: "Shotgun Shack" Family Remodels Tiny Home for $700 DIY-Style
Three years ago, this family left their 4-bedroom home to move into a 320-square-foot prefab. Yikes!
Charles Pelkey: Tits on a Boar: A Male's Thoughts on His Own Breast Cancer
With those words, I joined the elite ranks of the 1 percenters. Alas, not those who've been the focus of the Occupy Wall Street movement. No such luck on my part. No, I am among that small group of breast cancer patients who happen to pee standing up.
George Heymont: Meanwhile, Back at the Cult of the Clitoris
Few people would deny Eve Ensler credit for the impact she has had on women's lives around the world. It's easy to understand why Newsweek named Ensler as one of its "150 Women Who Changed Our World."
Christine P. Sun: SPLC Applauds Gov. Jerry Brown for Leading Nation, Protecting Children by Fighting Dangerous Conversion Therapy
This dangerous and discredited "therapy" -- sometimes known as "reparative therapy" or "ex-gay therapy" -- claims to change people from gay to straight. The new law, which takes effect Jan. 1, not only protects California children but paves the way for a national effort to end this dangerous practice.

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