Think of it as a guidebook...In June, your humble narrator traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles via public transportation. This journey, as explained in the ensuing cover story, was undertaken for the same reason George Mallory sought to climb Mount Everest: "Because it's there." Mallory's ... More >>
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa personally congratulates Joe Eskenazi on his succesful transit odyssey.On the off chance you find yourself in Los Angeles and listening to the lower end of the FM band, SF Weekly staff writer Joe Eskenazi will be on LA's KCRW, 88.9, talking to Warren Olney, ... More >>
View "In Transit:" How to Get from S.F. to L.A. in a larger map Huh. We just realized we're crazy. How so? The Google map above traces the public transit odyssey your humble narrator undertook between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Fifteen transfers, seven local transit agencies -- ah, sorry, we' ... More >>
Dodgers: tame your fans By now most people know about Bryan Stow, the 42-year-old paramedic and hardcore Giants fan who was brutally beaten outside the Los Angeles stadium last week after the season opener. While he is in a medically induced coma, the question remains: Was security at the game ad ... More >>
As D.A. Kamala Harris campaigns to be attorney general, her success rate in felony trials has dropped below that of any big-city prosecutor in California.
Kamala HarrisHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi threw her support behind San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris in the California Attorney General's race today, the latest in a string of prominent endorsements for the Democratic front-runner.The announcement comes on the heels of new polling that ... More >>
Candidate Newsom is narcissistic, thin-skinned, disloyal, and friendless. And thats from his former supporters.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa isn't going anywhere...In a move that ostensibly benefits erstwhile San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today announced he will not run for governor. Vallaraigosa cited his city's utter fiscal mess (you can start shaking you ... More >>
Perhaps you have already caught wind of the SF Mexican Consulate's recent gaffe, in which they referred in a press release to speaker Kimberly Guilfoyle as the wife of Mayor Gavin Newsom. She hasn't been for some time. We all know that the mayor's current betrothed is Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the not ... More >>
Are ghost towns the wave of the future for California? They may be, if a certain 'empty suit' wins the Governor's raceJoel Kotkin is SF Weekly's favorite urbanologist -- you can read the short series he helped us with about the transformation of San Francisco into an "adult Disneyland" here and here ... More >>
While Gavin Newsom continues his "Get to Know Me!" fund-raising tour around California, the mayors of the three largest cities in the state will be in the nation's capital, pleading for funds for our broke, broke state. Mayors Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, Chuck Reed of San Jose, and Jerry Sa ... More >>
Not likely, given his lack of spine in opposing the initiative promoting more parking
With attacks on immigration and affirmative action, the GOP has fueled a new Latino political apparatus. But can the Democrats master the machinery?
Why are prisoners with AIDS dying for release?