An East Bay teen was hit and killed by a train last night after he was reportedly playing a game of "chicken" with two friends, police said. The boy -- who, according to press reports, has been identified as 15-year-old Austin Christopher Price -- was on the tracks off Lewelling Boulevard near San ... More >>
If you can't be with the someone you love on Valentine's Day, then love the one you are with, as Stephen Stills would sing. And that'd be San Francisco. Who else do you spend all your money on? Now, it's time to declare your love for this city, even if you can't afford it. Thankfully, the S.F. Tr ... More >>
Authorities are looking for Charles J. Dowd, a San Mateo resident and former San Francisco firefighter, who mysteriously vanished after he boarded an Amtrak train in the East Bay earlier this week. Dowd, 69, boarded a train in Emeryville on Wednesday morning with plans to change trains in Chicago on ... More >>
Mumford and Sons: All aboard?In case you thought those dapper vests worn by the likeable Brits in Mumford and Sons were all just for anachronistic show, here's proving they aren't: Along with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show, the British folk-rock group is plannin ... More >>
Conductor BustedRicardo Arias Cano, a conductor who worked on Caltrain, was arrested recently on suspicion of propositioning two female passengers for sex, one who was a minor. The 60-year-old South San Francisco man has since been banned from Caltrain property. According to Steve Fein, who works ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanDaddy O's fried catfish and collard greens, $12.95. After more stops and delays than an Amtrak ride to Los Angeles, Daddy O's opened in the old Schnitzelhaus space last week. The giant steins of beer: gone. The antler lamp: gone. The lederhosen: sadly, too incongruous to dress th ... More >>
When at the New York State Fair, be sure to check out the meat goats! It's hard to characterize the San Francisco Examiner. You get an impressive breadth of coverage of local events by very hard-working reporters, lunatic fringe national coverage and editorials, and, well, this.But we weren't sur ... More >>
In his illustrious National Basketball Association career, Kevin Johnson racked up 1,082 steals. Now a San Francisco miscreant has registered a steal at Johnson's expense. In his blog, Johnson, now mayor of Sacramento, wrote that his weekend trip to San Francisco was highlighted by someone swipin ... More >>
'Meeting time, guys.' The strangely nostalgic odor of stale beer wafts through the streets of Potrero Hill as a handful of familiar figures converge on a designated corner. It's the Progressive Apologists, a group of lefty media movers and shakers who have been summoned to a top secret meeting ... More >>
Eight years after being swept into office, a once-disorganized band of neighborhood leftists tries to create a citywide political machine.
Feeding four hungry Spring Break-ers on Pittsburgh-style sandwiches and Singaporean street food
How to travel well in 2005 without bankrupting yourself
Week of Wednesday, June 30, 2004
There's a romance to railroad travel, especially when the destination is a special, spirited mountain town called Truckee.
Neil LaBute tries
to be nice but
comes off very savage
A lawsuit alleging racism at Amtrak's Oakland yard has made it to the Supreme Court -- and could affect discrimination cases nationwide
New Orleans comes to Noe Valley
Dark Days discovers the real tunnel dwellers beneath the urban myths
Santa Fe Bar & Grill
Sen. John McCain's push for campaign-finance reform has helped his presidential bid. Donations from special interests haven't hurt, either.
Da Da Da
Human excrement in the parks -- dangerous or just dirty?