Remember that big ol’ freaking fire on Angel Island earlier this week? Well, it turns out, we were lying when we claimed “We didn’t start the fire.” And when we say we, we mean the larger general “we” of humankind. Through process of elimination, the Marin County Fire Department deduced that the fire was most likely started by people. Human people, that is. And–rest assured–the Marin County Fire Department will find the ones responsible. The good news is, if there hadn’t been a fire on Angel Island, and we hadn’t read the article about its origin, we wouldn’t have learned all these cool new things.

Here are some things we learned from the SF Examiner’s article about the Angel Island fire: read more »


Sunday Shout-Out picks out the week’s stories that simply slipped our minds.

*It’s been burning on Angel Island since 9 p.m. Yikes.  SFist has already posted views of it from different parts of the bay. We sincerely hope all the campers were able to G.T.F.O. in time. Apparently they were moved to Tiburon?

*Not to make light of a serious subject, but speaking of “flaming,” the SFBG Music Blog just posted its fourth installment of the Gayest. Videos. Ever. Trust us, they’re pure dance-worthy excellence.

*A new issue of The Heuristic Squelch came out this week. Get the PDF version here, if you want to save paper. Or if you’re fundamentally against accepting things from people on Upper Sproul Plaza.

*Aw, man … And just when we thought Gavin Newsom was like, the hottest thing alive, he has to go all conservative on our asses. Tisk, tisk.

Billy Joel We Didn’t Start The Fire [YouTube]
Earlier: Sunday Shout-Out: Make Your Voice Heard