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Airbnb Faces Tougher Rules From SF Legislation

SAN FRANCISCO—The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved new legislation on Tuesday, June 7 which will have Airbnb and other short-term rental websites work under stricter new rules. The new legislation which was created by Supervisor David Campos and received the support of Aaron Peskin requires Airbnb and other short-term rental websites/organizations to post only rental listings that its occupants...

SFPD Launches Summer Educational and Employment Programs

SAN FRANCISCO—On Monday, June 6, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) launched several programs which will according to their website “engage,” “educate,” and “employ” young San Francisco teens. According to the authorities, their goal is to provide the city’s youth with employment opportunities and safe, and fun activities. The San Francisco Police Department has partnered with sf.citi (San Francisco Citizens Initiative for...

Colorful Foliage Long Before Autumn

UNITED STATES—The best and brightest color in the garden is obviously still provided by flowers. Autumn color can be spectacular, but only amongst relatively few deciduous trees, shrubs and vines that turn color reliably in mild climates, and only if the weather is conducive to coloration. The next best option for color beyond green is the sort of colored...

March Madness Underway

UNITED STATES—The time is here. March Madness is officially underway. Selection Sunday came and went and the match-ups are set with games already beginning. This is a time of year where the cinderella story becomes a reality year in and year out. Who will be the George Mason of the 2016 tournament? The lowest seed to ever make a final...

Auto Show: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Duesenberg
UNITED STATES—Rather than battle bargain hunters on Black Friday, this season, I decided to check out the auto show. If you’ve never been to an auto show, well, it can be summed up like this: If you just want to see a lot of new cars (and a few that aren’t so new) without being hassled by salesmen, an auto...

Analyze This: Dreams Of A Gearhead

"Brain Engine"
UNITED STATES—The other day a friend commented to me that he never remembers his dreams anymore. I thought about that and realized I haven’t had a memorable dream lately either. That changed this morning when I awoke from a real Duesy of a dream. This is how I remember it: I find myself overlooking a large modern-style mostly glass mansion...

Moon Cars

Moon Cars
UNITED STATES—On September 28, the world witnessed a rare lunar event. Not since 1982 has a lunar eclipse occurred simultaneously with what is commonly referred to as a “supermoon." What makes this event noticeable is the blood red hue cast upon a moon that appears significantly larger than your average run-of-the-mill moon. The color is attributed to the Earth...

Movies For Car Lovers

Movies about Cars
UNITED STATES—Spark up a conversation at a dinner party over which is the single most famous movie car in history and you will doubtlessly be served a barrage of opinions. While these opinions are being shoved down your throat, as you attempt to fain pleasure in your host’s culinary dabblings, you may think to yourself, “Yes, that was a...

“No Escape,” A Guilty Pleasure

HOLLYWOOD—You might walk into the theater seeing the movie “No Escape” with very little expectations, but you will walk out the theater being thoroughly surprised by how entertaining the movie actually is. The film stars Owen Wilson as Jack Dwyer, who is vacationing with his wife Annie (Lake Bell) and their two daughters, Lucy and Beeze, in Southeast Asia. Jack...

Skylight Fall In Mission Proves Fatal

Skylight
SAN FRANCISCO—A fall through the skylight of a building in San Francisco's Mission District claimed the life of an unidentified man early Tuesday morning. The deceased, who's identity will remain confidential pending notification of first of kin, was reportedly drinking on the roof of a building located near the crossing of Shotwell and 14th Street at the time...