It took a destructive recession and a budget deficit even MC Hammer finds ridiculous, but California has slowed down the flow of tax-payer money to for-profit colleges.
Yesterday, the California Student Aid Commission announced a sharp decrease in the number of schools eligible for Cal Grants: fo ... More >>
The economy sucks, but we don't care -- the Bay Area is home to artists so talented they deserve to take over the world. That's why the Masterminds grants are given to three local and emerging artists who need that little push to become even more awesome.
SF Weekly has narrowed down the potential w ... More >>
Yow: Let's play earthquake preparedness!!!!San Francisco's government is creating an iPhone app patterned after FarmVille and Foursquare where players can prepare themselves for an earthquake, rather than feed imaginary chickens or collect badges.Called SF Heroes, the app is scheduled to be relea ... More >>
If you thumbed through yesterday's edition of The New York Times, you may have chanced across a 1,500-word essay on the fashion of San Francisco. It's always fun and a little maddening to see what the Gray Lady makes of Bay Area culture, and this latest offering is worth a read -- if for no other ... More >>
Bryan Dempler'Man vs. Muni' dude Bryan Dempler has a long road ahead...Every Day, Bryan Dempler takes a train downtown for work. Then he take a train home. Then he takes a train back downtown for night school. And then he takes a train home. Now he's come up with a novel new way to spend his days ... More >>
What does it behoove SFGate to run an infomercial praising Academy of Art -- written by the school's president?When SFGate debuted its "City Brights" blogging section, we didn't know what to think. Soon, however, the strategy became apparent -- give a space to every last person in the Bay Area an ... More >>
Elisa Stephens had an admission to make today. "We have made a few mistakes," she said at a public hearing regarding the controversial housing practices of her family's for-profit Academy of Art University.
And that, claim the Academy's many critics, is one hell of an understatement.
For d ... More >>
Monday, Jan. 11
10:30 a.m. - City Operations and Neighborhood Services committee
There is so little going on at this meeting that physicists have yet to quantify an amount this small.
1 p.m. - Land use & Economic Development Committee
When local small business ... More >>
After huddling yesterday for hours with members of the City Attorney's office, San Francisco's planning commission opted to not file a suit against Academy of Art University at this time, despite the for-profit school's history of code violations and evasion of city rules and laws. Planning Depar ... More >>
Ah, Academy of Art. This will go as planned. As we've noted in this space before, real legal and political hearings don't often feature the Perry Mason specialty of the guilty party loudly and unambiguously admitting wrongdoing on the stand. And yet everything about the Academy of Art University ... More >>
They compared me to what?Stabbing! Suing! Slashing Services! That's the week it was, here's the quiz it is. 1. What did kids discover Tuesday in a sandbox at the Visitacion Valley Playground? A. A bag containing 14 pounds of marijuanaB. Gavin NewsomC. A loaded gunD. Nothing -- someone had stolen ... More >>
Dr. Dan Kliman, who died in a building not owned by the Stephens family or Academy of Art UniversityThe attorney representing the mother of a man who bizarrely fell to his death last year from a downtown San Francisco elevator now admits he's sued people who don't own the building in question -- ... More >>
Dr. Dan Kliman shouts at anti-Zionists in 2004In a first for us, today's press conference at lawyer Ian Zimmerman's office regarding the Dan Kliman elevator death case was attended by -- us. So the "press conference" became a "chat" about last year's disturbing death of a prominent pro-Israel act ... More >>
Dr. Dan KlimanThe mother of a man who mysteriously fell to his death last year in a San Francisco elevator shaft is set to file a $30 million wrongful death lawsuit tomorrow in San Francisco Superior Court, naming the owner, manager, and elevator service company of the Sharon Building on 55 New M ... More >>
With the recession (or a word that rhymes with it) doing a number on the economy like the Visigoths did to Rome, many former white-collar workers have been forced to work with their hands. Some, perhaps, quite literally. Sperm banks in other municipalities have reported a boom of men with time on th ... More >>