Is the Mystery Spot a hoax? A little digging reveals some pretty
odd suppositions. Some have suggested that aliens deposited large
metal cones on the property as a guidance systems for their spacecraft.
Others have said that
the magma core, or molten rock within the earth, turns counter
clockwise, or they have pointed out that the hillside is sloped
at 42.6 degrees, just like the angle of the pyramids. Henry G. Hubbard,
an engineer with the State Division of Mines (and probably the closest
the Mystery Spot has ever had to a classical scientist) explains
the mysteries by noting ...
Image of Women Surfers
through the pages of a typical surfer
magazine and what do you see? Flip. A surfer "dude" flies
up the face of a wave on a Hurley International surfboard. Flip.
Another surfer "dude" splashes down the face of a wave
in an advertisement for Reef surf shoes. To the side, a backside
photo of "Traci" in a thong bikini suggests that anyone
who buys these shoes will win her admiration. Until
recently, surfing has been portrayed in the media as a male sport.
The glossy, colorful pages of magazines feature images of only surfer
"dudes" riding the waves and executing fancy maneuvers...
Fare à la Clémentine
there's no shortage of French restaurants in San Francisco,
a down-to-earth neighborhood restaurant offering excellent French
fare is hard to come by. Clémentine, which takes its name from the
bustling street on which it is located, is a true find. The charming
Clement Street bistro is a refreshing change from the barrage of
hip new restaurants in San Francisco that offer a glitzy atmosphere
but little substance when it comes to the menu. Situated
in the non-trendy Richmond District, Clémentine draws a diverse
begin innocently enough, with musings about the nuances of carburetors
or the phantasmagorias of Chagall, the opening of abalone season,
the late quartets of Beethoven. And then Charlie will take off his
glasses. He'll hold them by one of the hinges, balanced between
the thumb and index finger of his left hand. His eyes will go all
vague and misty, as the eyes of the extremely myopic often do when
their spectacles are removed. If our conversation were a movie,
this is the point where the director would order gelatin to to be
smeared on the camera lens. An amorous liaison is about to unfold....
Park Dream in San Francisco
afternoon at Pier Seven in San Francisco and a couple of skateboarders
are out enjoying the sunshine, skidding along the tops of the concrete
blocks, watching other skaters perform tricks and just hanging out.
Larry Mendoza, 19, and Gino Failla, 18, have come up to the city
from Fresno to skate by the Bay. According to them, San Francisco
is the mecca for skateboarding -- with the right weather, hills,
urban setting and people. The
only thing it doesn't have is an easily accessible skateboard park.
Why not? ...
Age for Asian Art Museum
Art Museum in San Francisco has big plans -- and this summer's
highlight, "The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology," is just the
beginning. Featuring some 240 objects uncovered in the People's
Republic of China in the last three decades, the exhibit spans 6,000
years of Chinese history, from 5,000 BCE to the 10th century A.D.
"The title [of the exhibit] refers to the last 50 years since the
founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, and commemorates
the government's highest achievements during that time," said Pauline
Yao, assistant curator of the Asian Art Museum....