3:35pm

Wed March 6, 2013
MY MIX TAPE

"Not Great Men" by Gang of Four

This song reminds Chris Carlsson of his early days in San Francisco, but still applies today. 

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3:33pm

Wed March 6, 2013
Community Partnership

Crossroads Irish and Irish-American Festival

Crossroads, San Francisco's Irish-American Festival, celebrates its 10th Anniversary March 9 to April 26.  Crossroads is a literary, musical, and cultural event showcasing Irish and Irish-American history and culture. Crossroads is dedicated to creating a dynamic forum for meaningful, many-sided conversations about Irish and Irish-American histories, the ancient roots, passions, work, and presence of Irish culture around the globe and our efforts to make sense of it all!

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3:31pm

Wed March 6, 2013
MY MIX TAPE

"All Kinds of People" by Big Mountain

This song makes Jim Fruchterman think about how good people can make a difference.

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3:27pm

Wed March 6, 2013
MY MIX TAPE

"Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon

This song reminds Chris Fogler of his son. 

3:20pm

Wed March 6, 2013
MY MIX TAPE

"Tangled Up in Blue" by Bob Dylan

This song takes Christopher Cook on a poetic journey.

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3:18pm

Wed March 6, 2013
Arts & Culture

Arts/Culture/Weekend: Tea leaves, experimental sound, and dungeon masters

Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling experimental. My arms and ears are open to what the universe has to offer, and luckily this weekend, the Bay Area is brimming with new options: from sounds by young producers, to a vast selection of fresh tastes on the world's most popular, brewed beverage. Let's go adventuring this Arts/Culture/Weekend!

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3:16pm

Wed March 6, 2013
MY MIX TAPE

Official State Song of California by Various

If you've never heard the official song of California, you've probably never been to David Cash's house.

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3:04pm

Wed March 6, 2013
MY MIX TAPE

"A Night in Tunisia" by Art Blakey (feat. Lee Morgan)

This song opened Berigan Taylor's eyes to a new genre of music.

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3:00pm

Wed March 6, 2013
MY MIX TAPE

"Night and Day" by Frank Sinatra

Carina Marquez doesn't trust anyone who doesn't like Frank Sinatra.

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2:53pm

Wed March 6, 2013
The Two-Way

U.S. Spent Too Much In Iraq, Got Little In Return, Watchdog Report Says

Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 3:13 pm

Ten years and $60 billion in taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild it were worth the cost. That's the finding of a report to Congress by Stuart Bowen, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.
Evan Vucci AP

A decade and $60 billion later what does the U.S. have to show for the reconstruction efforts in Iraq? That's the question being answered by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction in his final report to Congress.

The report by Stuart Bowen was based upon audits and inspections, as well as interviews with Iraqi and U.S. officials and politicians. Here's the crux of what happened to that money, according to the report:

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