California has a rich history of environmental activism. When an obscure easterner named John Muir arrived in San Francisco in March 1868, he immediately he asked a local carpenter how to get out of the city. “Where do you want to go?” asked the carpenter. “Anywhere that is wild” replied Muir. Muir proceeded to walk straight through the Central Valley and into the Sierra Nevada, where he would begin his long career as an environmental advocate and an important figure in the establishment and growth of the National Park System.
The Occupy movement that began as a protest against Wall Street has been showing some worrying signs of devolving into a protest against capitalism. We have previously praised the attention drawn by these protests to critical issues of economic inequality and unrestrained financial sector risk-taking, among other things, but we believe this change of course threatens to detract from the group’s original purpose.
Treasure Island Music Festival came to an iPhone-friendly close last weekend with a jaw-dropping sunset on Sunday evening. A testament to the young festival’s flexibility, San Francisco’s satellite island supported both an Explosions in the Sky rock conflagration as well as a nostalgia-inducing tour with Death Cab for Cutie on its closing night.
With the lights of its iconic Ferris wheel splashing across the Bay, Treasure Island will reclaim the entertainment spotlight this weekend. For two days, the artificial isle off San Francisco proper will again play host to Treasure Island Music Festival (TIMF), a small-scale bonanza of just-left-of-mainstream rock and dance
Yet despite the great experience I had in San Francisco, I still think the game should be moved back to Stanford Stadium next season and for the foreseeable future. If the end goal of having a spring game is to promote interest in Stanford football and get fans excited about the coming season, putting the game on campus is a much better way to achieve those goals.
On Tuesday, I spent the day in New York City. Being in Manhattan again reminded me of an argument that I often have with friends on campus. I’ll warn you, if your home state borders the Pacific Ocean, you’re probably not going to like what I have to say.
In order to reach out to casual fans all over the country, the NHL needs to evaluate staging the Winter Classic in a different region than between Chicago and New York. I, for one, think it would be great for the NHL if next year’s Classic came here to the Bay Area, in Candlestick Park or AT&T Park.