Techno-pop singer Ellie Goulding is familiar with the 19th-century fable of a depressed gentleman who is advised by his physician to see Grimaldi, Britain’s most famous clown of the era, and sighs, “But doctor, I am Grimaldi!” She can relate.
“That’s such a sad story, but it’s quite interesting, because it was like that for me for a bit,” says the English vocalist, who plays the Fox Theater in Oakland on Friday. Read More
Midway through her new sophomore recording “Siberia,” amid Erasure-bubbly anthems like “Toes,” “Banner” and “Peace Sign,” Canadian synth-rocker Lights has placed a dubstep-jittery dirge called “Heavy Rope.” It sounds like a plaintive cry for help as she whispers, “Don’t let me tumble away, toss me a heavy rope, it’s a slippery slope/Come bail me out of this God-forsaken precipice.” Read More
Figuring out if a cab is available has always been a bit of a guessing game for taxi patrons.
The cab’s rooftop light is supposed to be on if there is no fare inside, but nearly every passenger in The City has a story about being ignored by a lit-up taxi.
To address that issue, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which regulates cabs, is pondering a plan to introduce new rooftop lights to its taxis. Read More
Fans of Menlo-Atherton High School football may be left in the dark if a judge sides with a group of neighbors next week in a dispute over a plan for lighted Friday night home games this fall. Read More