A trumpet-tooting gorilla, a lonely violinist, and a bassoon player with a baby on her back. There's nothing like the 70s in San Francisco to showcase the city in all its weirdness, and its oddities certainly spilled onto the sidewalks.
Street musicians, now largely spotted around Powell Street Station and Haight Street, seemingly took a classical turn in the 70s.
Work assignment abroad makes waves back home
Dear Abby: I took an assignment with my company that posted me to Hong Kong for two years.
Legally, eating or using the contents of an unpaid item in the aisle is considered shoplifting.
While the intent may not be to “steal,” retailers require that items in their stores be paid for before they can be used or eaten.
An employee of mine working in a major grocery chain took a bottle of eye drops and used them while he was in the aisle.
Several of them mentioned that it is impossible to correctly charge for food that is sold by weight if someone has eaten some.
Others said that customers sometimes get to the register and realize they have left their wallet at home, or their credit card is rejected.
A reader also suggested that if someone wants to pay for food after consuming it, that’s what restaurants are for.
Minerva’s horoscope for week of March 26
New moons are always special, a time for beginnings and important decisions.
(March 20-April 18) The sun and new moon spark moments of truth as planetary biggies gather in your sign for their annual roundup.
Mercury adds fuel to the fire.
Taurus (April 19-May 19) Is nothing sacred?
Is spring cleaning in order?
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1984 by George Orwell (Signet, $16).
This is the "duh" choice. It's everyone's favorite book. But for me it is even more special. What I have seen in Egypt and how the media manipulated people on a daily basis might be a chapter out of Orwell's book — a chapter that is not even well written.
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn (Harper Perennial, $20).
It always fascinates me how some people choose to stand for truth in the face of organized, deeply rooted propaganda.