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The 45th Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival kicked off Saturday in San Francisco's Japantown. The four-day event celebrates the arrival of spring and pays
On any other night, the sight of a man dressed in nothing but leather chest straps, a matching thong, and loin cloth sauntering under the chandelier-lit lobby of the Hotel Whitcomb might have caused a stir. But among the many other men and women clad
Roughly 1,000 people took a plunge into San Francisco’s frigid bay as part of the third annual Polar Plunge.
Families and costume-wearing participants filled the bleachers at San Francisco’s Aquatic Park, where they waited patiently to rush into the water in support of the Special Olympics of
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Feathers and pillows fling around as people gathered for the annual Valentine Day pillow fight in front the Ferry Building in Justin Herman Plaza. Feb. 14, 2012. Photo by Nelson Estrada."][/caption]
Valentine's Day is about more than kissing, teddy bears, heart-shaped boxes
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Crowds of people browse, buy, shop and play at the Chinese New Year of the dragon festival on Grant Street, Feb. 11, 2012. Photo by Tearsa Joy Hammock / Special to Xpress."][/caption]
In the U.S., the new year is celebrated with drinking,
Opportunistic pyromaniacs celebrated Chinese New Year, on the streets of Chinatown Sunday night. Resounded bangs of light, laughter, pervasive metallic-smelling smoke and full-grown adults running to avoid debris from crackers and M-180s were all signs of the celebration.
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