Large-scale events proposed for San Francisco’s public parks could receive more public scrutiny under a proposal introduced Tuesday by Supervisor John Avalos.
Avalos wants the Recreation and Park Commission to hold special informational hearings for any event that would occupy 25 percent of a park and run for more than 48 hours. Read More
Most neighborhoods west of Twin Peaks are quiet, quasi-suburban enclaves with intermittent commercial centers where residents gather often, and which outsiders frequent once in a blue moon. Many people move to the outerlands and Avenues to escape the bustle of the eastern part of The City and visit shops and eateries frequented primarily by neighbors. Read More
The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is likely to return to Golden Gate Park through 2021, with The City reaping additional financial benefits from the multiday concert.
A proposed contract extension, which will be considered by The City’s Recreation and Park Commission at an upcoming meeting, would extend the permit for eight more years and allow for up to 10,000 more daily attendees at the event. Read More
Pouring money into public education is an exercise in futility, particularly with the checkered history of the miseducation of teachers and students and the malpractice of teacher unions.
Indeed, the latest education-related political barbs being thrown by President Barack Obama at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, accusing him of wanting to cut education funding, isa perfect example of Obama’s wasteful spending intended to keep the support of teacher unions. Read More
The grass may have been slightly brown after the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park, but this year The City’s parks department will be seeing more green from the event. Read More
Three women were possibly sexually assaulted at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival last weekend.
The attendees, whose ages range from 18 to the mid-20s, have come forward saying they were attacked at the Golden Gate Park concert, police Officer Albie Esparza said. The incidents are not believed to be related since they reportedly occurred in different locations of the music festival and none of the victims knew one another. Read More
Parisian electronic-music duo Justice sits atop a stacked dance music lineup on the opening night of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park on Friday.
Touring behind their sophomore 2011 release, “Audio, Video, Disco,” Gaspard Auge and Xavier de Rosnay have been playing to tens of thousands on the festival circuit this summer. Auge says it’s impossible to spot the Justice fan, though. Read More
Music lovers are converging on Golden Gate Park today for the fourth annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.Three-day and single-day tickets are still available at the gate for the festival, which features bands including Phish, Muse, Arcade Fire, The Shins, Erykah Badu, John Fogerty, The Roots and The Decemberists. Bands will be performing at the Polo Fields, Speedway Meadow and Lindley Meadow. Read More
England’s rock magazine New Musical Express has already featured them on its cover several times and hailed their emergence as “the return of the great British guitar band.” The Vaccines are easily the most invigorating new outfit around, and their kinetic debut “What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?” is the best record of the year to date. Read More
There’s just no stopping Damian Kulash and his kooky Chicago combo OK Go. Tonight — believe it or not — the boundary–pushing video conceptualists will be performing their kaleidoscopic latest (“All Is Not Lost,” with Pilobolus) live on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” which airs at 9 p.m. And — given the exacting nature of its choreography — it’s a one-time –only affair. Haven’t seen it yet? Read More