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Poet and San Francisco staple Diamond Dave Whitaker was recognized on February 2 by the Board of Supervisors, who declared the day in his honor. Photo by Laura Waxmann

Legendary SF Mission Radio Host Honored by City

Diamond Dave Whitaker remembers the first time he stepped foot into San Francisco’s city hall some six decades ago. “It was 1957, and I was in seventh heaven,” said Whitaker. At 19, he had just hitchhiked to San Francisco from Minnesota. Whitaker describes the half century since as a “long, strange trip.” “I sat right there, the benches were different...

It’s Freezing in Here!

It’s cold. And it’s going to get colder tomorrow night, possibly dropping below freezing. Makes me wish I had heat. Why not try to warm up with some soup, then? The Kristin Hoppe, aka the Sexy Soup Lady, has started posting her sexy soup recipies on her new blog, the first is a tasty-sounding winter squash soup with apple, ginger...
Justin after he voted in Philadelphia.

Solid as Barack

By SHALWAH EVANS I was at Pirate Cat Café on Florida Street in the Mission District, San Francisco covering election day hype for missionlocal.org, and fighting back my own tears and hysterical laughter as people ran into the streets popping champagne bottles and shouting, “OBAMA!” My friend Justin Moore’s text message came in as I caught myself on the verge...