You know crime has gotten out of control when thieves are not only victimizing news reporters, but also the security guards specifically hired to protect news reporters from would-be thieves.
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It has been amusing to watch some of the sillier, more melodramatic reactions to Yahoo's announcement that it will buy the blogging platform Tumblr. Given Yahoo's history of wrecking or abandoning... More >>
The Bay Area will host Superbowl L in 2016. The decision, voted on by NFL team owners today, was not much of a surprise. The league has been eager to reward franchises that build new stadiums-- t... More >>
Language frames discourse. Which is why liberals say "global warming" and "estate tax," and conservatives say "climate change" and "death tax." This sort of dichotomy has been most apparent in ong... More >>
To date, Muni has opted to surrender $15,780 from four different runs of inflammatory ads demonizing Muslims. Now Supervisor Scott Wiener, working with the Jewish Community Relations Council has... More >>
If you're still recovering from the fact you had to dip into your savings to see the Rolling Stones play in San Francisco earlier this month, well consider yourself lucky that you didn't have to ... More >>
Eminem, the prolific and profane rapper, is suing fellow billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO whose idea of irreverence is adding tickers to your Facebook wall.
According to the Detroit ... More >>
Friends and family of 27-year-old Beau Rasmussen continued their search this morning for the Emeryville man who disappeared on Sunday after running the Bay to Breakers race.
His friends tell K... More >>
Think different, Apple tells the world. The Cupertino company, whose creations have defined our technological age, apparently applies the same innovative thinking to its tax evasion strategies.
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San Francisco authorities have identified the man who mysteriously died at a Marina hotel last week as 45-year-old Jaisingh Pawar.
Police have yet to disclose how the man died, but believe his d... More >>
Staff over at the Animal Care & Control have been finding work a little more stressful than usual, as they've noticed a disturbing increase in animal-abuse cases as of late. In the last several ... More >>
Federal officials "concerned that it has taken the Central Subway Project so long to address this serious deficiency." If time is, indeed, money, the Central Subway project is in double trouble.... More >>
It's damn near never that you're going to get on BART and feel better about yourself no matter how many accounts you scored that day at work. The nausea will always win.
And even when the BART ... More >>
Just because you don't like drunken crowds, doesn't mean you can't enjoy the festivities from afar. Fortunately, for those of you who tend to run to the (Oakland) hills any time San Francisco dec... More >>
A 28-year-old man died Sunday night after after he reportedly fell from a rooftop while partying with friends at a Bay to Breakers house party.
The Medical Examiner's Office would not release t... More >>
At first blush, this year's gathering of the American Psychiatric
Association had the air of a coronation. It kicked off at the George Moscone Center in San Francisco just as the dust was settlin... More >>
Over the past few months, San Francisco law enforcement has tightened the screws on the ghost scams, in which teams of con artists steal elderly ladies' money by tricking them into thinking a spi... More >>
It's that time of year again to put on your finest foppery (ass-less chaps, tutus and chicken masks) and swill cheap beer in the streets. All the things that make for a great footrace in San Fran... More >>
Any cyclist who knows bikes and knows Craigslist has come across -- way too often -- those sketchy shops shilling in the "by owner" section and the obviously stolen bike ads. Then there's the clue... More >>
Getting caught eyeing the ads too closely in an alt-weekly publication can get you some odd stares on public transit. Well, fair enough. But an eye-catching spot of a different sort appeared in t... More >>
In the NASCAR-themed epic Talladega Nights, Will Ferrell's character explains that prefacing his statements with "With all due respect" allows him to subsequently say whatever he wants (in this specific… More >>
Discovering the dark side of the S.F. Police Department: This is a good, solid piece of investigative reporting ["Cover of Darkness," Ali Winston, feature, 5/8]. It's also just the… More >>
Photo illustration by Audrey Fukuman
On March 24, 2011, a veteran San Francisco Police Department officer sat down at an undisclosed location in the city with a 40-year-old career criminal named… More >>