Black Friday alert for all Bay Area cabaret fans! The Rrazz Room, San Francisco’s most cocktail-cool nightclub, is offering some special online deals, today only (www.therrazzroom.com; 800-380-3095). First, there’s a 30 percent discount on all gift card sales if you utilize the coupon code “Thanksgiving” when purchasing. A great deal in itself. Read More
Getting too caught up in post-Thanksgiving deals might leave an opening for thievery.Dear Black Friday, Read More
Black Friday sales marked the start of the holiday shopping season last week, and San Francisco police are making changes to ensure that shoppers in The City stay safe.All of The City’s police stations intend to ramp up foot patrols in their districts during the holiday season to reduce the likelihood of robberies and other crimes.There will also be additional horse-mounted and plainclothes officers, and police will bump up traffic enforcement. Read More
There is no such thing as a perfect tree, but James Carlton works hard to make it look that way.
Carlton, tree farmer with Carlton Christmas Trees LLC, and his team of workers are behind the 80-foot-tall, 30-foot-wide tree in Union Square that — to the untrained eye — looks perfect. It gets that way, however, after weeks of preparations.
“No tree is perfect,” Carlton said. “They all have a little bit of character.” Read More
If economy-wary Bay Area residents went on a shopping diet last holiday season, this year it seems the goal is to keep that weight off.
“[The economy] is still bad,” said Warren Hong, 79, of the Richmond district, who was eating lunch in Union Square the day after Thanksgiving and watching shoppers stream in and out of the nearby Macy’s.
Hong said he would rather his wife and daughter not buy him anything this year. Read More
BART (www.bart.gov): Operating regular daily schedule with longer trains
Muni (www.sfmuni.com): Operating regular daily schedule Read More