Holly McDede

Volunteer Reporter/Producer

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5:19pm

Wed June 19, 2013
Arts & Culture

San Francisco's beloved City Lights Bookstore turns 60

It’s been 60 years since poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti decided to open City Lights Bookstore in the heart of San Francisco’s North Beach. It was the first all-paperback bookstore in the country to also serve as a publishing house, a business move that changed the game of book selling forever. It didn’t take long for City Lights to become the center of the beat literary scene – by the 1960s it was practically home to writers like Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac.

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4:24pm

Fri June 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Written on the Dock of the Bay: June 7, 2013

League of Somebodies by Samuel Satin
http://www.samuelsattin.net/league-of-somebodies/

Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.

BAY AREA BOOK WORLD BREAKING NEWS

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10:14am

Fri May 31, 2013
Arts & Culture

Written on the Dock of the Bay: May 31, 2013

Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society Written by Carrie Galbraith, John Law, and Edited by Kevin Evans

Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.

BAY AREA BOOK WORLD BREAKING NEWS

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4:32pm

Sat May 25, 2013
Arts & Culture

Written on the Dock of the Bay: May 25, 2013

The cover of Lisa Hanawalt's Dirty Dumb Eyes

Written on the Dock of the Bay is your weekly guide to literary and bookish happenings in the pleasantly literary and bookish Bay Area.

Saturday, May 25

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6:11pm

Mon August 6, 2012
Arts & Culture

Exodus of Oakland's sports teams may have already begun

Oakland Coliseum
Photo by Flickr user statixc CC License

By 2017, the Golden State Warriors plan to scamper out of Oakland to the more polished side of the court over at San Francisco’s waterfront. This move was announced in May at a press conference held in San Francisco. That day was cloudless, and the waterfront shimmered on San Francisco’s Pier 30. Loudspeakers belted Train’s “Soul Sista," a fire department boat shot off water cannons, and Mayor Ed Lee smiled as though his daughter were coming home for Christmas, which would be true if his lost daughter were the Golden State Warriors basketball team.

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