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Lincoln High School quarterback Roel Mariana. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Football is a family affair for Lincoln’s Roel Marania

Growing up in a football family, Lincoln senior quarterback Roel Marania said…

Lincoln High School quarterback Roel Mariana. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Trio of Peninsula programs fight to keep season alive

Three San Mateo County teams are still alive by virtue of winning…

Niamey Harris, above, leads the Mission Bears into the Turkey Bowl today. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Mission, Lincoln high schools look to make history in Turkey Bowl

This year’s San Francisco Section title game on Thanksgiving Day will feature…

Niamey Harris, above, leads the Mission Bears into the Turkey Bowl today. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Niamey Harris has been responsible for almost 3,000 yards of total offense and 36 touchdowns for Mission High School this year. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Versatility vaults Mission QB to next level

Harris leads Bears to brink of City title while playing out of…

Niamey Harris has been responsible for almost 3,000 yards of total offense and 36 touchdowns for Mission High School this year. (Dan Chambers/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Neil Hamburger headlines "Comedy Night at The Indy" on Sunday. (Courtesy photo)

Not concerned with mass appeal, Gregg Turkington thrives as Neil Hamburger

With his ultra-greasy comb over, garish lounge tuxedo and array of cringe-worthy…

Neil Hamburger headlines "Comedy Night at The Indy" on Sunday. (Courtesy photo)
Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg plays The Chapel this weekend with his musical friends. (Courtesy Peter Ellenby)

Pavement’s Scott Kannberg hosts 50th birthday bash in SF

Scott Kannberg of Pavement, a band that set the template for irreverent,…

Pavement guitarist Scott Kannberg plays The Chapel this weekend with his musical friends. (Courtesy Peter Ellenby)
Sebastian Maniscalco brings his observational and physical humor to  Montalvo Arts Center this weekend. (Courtesy Todd Rosenberg)

Love of cooking, family fuel Sebastian Maniscalco’s comedy

When Sebastian Maniscalco is truly in his element onstage, he’ll wait just…

Sebastian Maniscalco brings his observational and physical humor to  Montalvo Arts Center this weekend. (Courtesy Todd Rosenberg)
Comic Arj Barker, who started his career in Marin and The City, is in town this week playing Cobb’s, his “home club.” (Courtesy photo)

Homegrown Arj Barker is a global comedian

For two years on the beloved HBO comedy “Flight of the Conchords,”…

Comic Arj Barker, who started his career in Marin and The City, is in town this week playing Cobb’s, his “home club.” (Courtesy photo)
Bay Area-bred Emily Heller headlines three nights at the Punch Line next week, (Courtesy photo)

Comic Emily Heller’s made for the stage

Being onstage before a crowd of strangers hasn’t been an issue for…

Bay Area-bred Emily Heller headlines three nights at the Punch Line next week, (Courtesy photo)
Maureen Langan appears at the Punch Line during Women in Comedy month. (Courtesy photo)

Punch Line dedicates month to Women in Comedy

A decade ago, it was rare to see female performers at the…

Maureen Langan appears at the Punch Line during Women in Comedy month. (Courtesy photo)
Michael Showalter has cowritten and directed “Hello, My Name Is Doris," starring Sally Field. (Courtesy photo)

Michael Showalter goes outside comfort zone with film dramedy

For comedy fans, the release of “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day…

Michael Showalter has cowritten and directed “Hello, My Name Is Doris," starring Sally Field. (Courtesy photo)
Southern California-based Cold War Kids drew a big crowd on Saturday at Outside Lands. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Outside Lands Day 2: Billy Idol, Cold War Kids, Kendrick Lamar, G-Eazy, Black Keys, Big Freedia, missing Fantastic Negrito

Attending music festivals can often be illuminating in most unexpected ways. Take,…

Southern California-based Cold War Kids drew a big crowd on Saturday at Outside Lands. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)
D'Angelo and and The Vanguard played an amazing set on the Sutro Stage on Friday of  Outside Lands 2015. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Outside Lands Day 1: Mumford, D’Angelo, Drums, Tig Notaro

In its eight years, San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival…

D'Angelo and and The Vanguard played an amazing set on the Sutro Stage on Friday of  Outside Lands 2015. (Natasha Dangond/Special to S.F. Examiner)
From left, Kevin Johnson, Shaun Durkan and Abe Pedroza make up Weekend. (Courtesy Eli Marias)

Weekend brings post-punk sound back to town

Bottom of the Hill, a club replete with cheap beer, loud music…

From left, Kevin Johnson, Shaun Durkan and Abe Pedroza make up Weekend. (Courtesy Eli Marias)
Noah Brodsky, left, and Ryan Lynch are playing Dominant Legs’ catchy pop songs again. (Courtesy Wil Deny)

Now a duo, Dominant Legs steps forward

In 2010, San Francisco’s indie music scene was the envy of any…

Noah Brodsky, left, and Ryan Lynch are playing Dominant Legs’ catchy pop songs again. (Courtesy Wil Deny)
Craig Robinson brings his act to Cobb’s Comedy Club this week. COURTESY PHOTO

Musical mayhem fuels Craig Robinson’s comedy

Set to set star in a sitcom based on his life and…

Craig Robinson brings his act to Cobb’s Comedy Club this week. COURTESY PHOTO