Update(1:53 p.m.): The intersection where the crane toppled will be closed "indefinitely," Police Officer Gordon Shyy said.Police will make a report about the incident and will share this report with the San Francisco Department of Building Inspections, who, with Cal/OSHA, will look into an investig ... More >>
The NFL is a hell of a business. Niners fans, paying an exorbitant amount for season tickets, will now be required to plink down tens of thousands of dollars in order to have the privilege of paying even more for tickets in the 49ers yet-to-be-constructed stadium.Fans sitting in the "club level" ... More >>
When you ride your bike, you ride with Billy Charlton.
He's the deputy director for technology services at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (a city agency that's sort of like Muni's cousin, twice removed), and he oversees Cycletracks.
Remember Cycletracks? It's an iPhone/Androi ... More >>
Sadly, the Congressional bill congratulating the Giants does not make mention of 'The Machine'Congressional Bill: "Whereas the rest of the country learned to 'fear the beard'"
Rep. Nancy Pelosi -- you've heard of her -- yesterday introduced a Congressional bill "Congratulating the San Francisco G ... More >>
Richard Haick The Giants are coming home, and Gavin is leaving itMayor Gavin Newsom yesterday succeeded in his long quest to get out of San Francisco politics, handily winning his race for lieutenant governor -- and leaving an unknown and yet-to-be-determined successor to humiliate the mayor of A ... More >>
You won't be riding this to a Rangers gameAs precarious as riding Muni to Giants games can be, it'll always beat taking public transit to Texas Rangers contests. Because you can't. Wikipedia readers and others have been bandying about the claim that Arlington -- home to the Rangers, Dallas Cowboy ... More >>
Most of us would be stoked to be watching the World Series in person -- right?Right. Which is why this photograph of the Melvins' Roger "Buzz" Osborne (aka King Buzzo) is so perplexing: One bummed Buzzo
Sing it, brother! Any Giants fan who wants to meet YouTube's million-hit-man Ashkon in person can do so today at 4:15, when the singer of the Giants-themed "Don't Stop Believing" belts it out outside the ballpark. "It'll be me, a guitar, an amp, and what's left of my flu-ridden voice," Ashkon Dav ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.
Tablehopper Marcia G. pulled up to the curb yesterday with a trunk full of opening news. First, she laid to rest that palpably unsettled feeling hanging over the Mission: Yeah, Grub (758 Vale ... More >>
Gavin Newsom, gamblin' manSan Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Arlington Mayor Dr. Robert Cluck have announced their good-natured wager on the pending World Series. And it's pretty unspectacular. I just read the article five minutes ago and I can't even remember all the details. That's how unspec ... More >>
4505 Meats/FacebookThe 4505 Meats World Series cooler is available for Wednesday pickup at Local Mission Eatery.Those lame wagers mayors make with each other before events like the Super Bowl and World Series? Where the mayor of Dallas, say, pledges half a dozen rib racks to the mayor of New ... More >>
Nice nails.So Google's new Instant Search function has the web-literate world all atwitter over why, exactly, we need Google's new Instant Search function. Self-involved music scribes that we are, we got to wondering how this technology could benefit us directly, and after many hours of fitful br ... More >>
If only San Francisco could harness the kinetic energy generated by tens of thousands of coins being shaken in thousands of pan-handlers' cups -- we could power this city and sell off the surplus and re-invest it in coins in cups. To our knowledge, there's no accurate measure of how much loose ca ... More >>
Why did the cop cross the road? To nab a hasty motorist. Okay, it's not that funny -- but who among us can resist the opportunity to pen a variation on the classic chicken joke?Negligent drivers beware: Your reckless ways won't be tolerated today. An Ingleside Police Station newsletter penned by Cap ... More >>
Former USF student Ryan Caskey (left) is accused of rape. Texas' Ryan Caskey (right) is accused of impersonating a police officer.The Dallas Police Department confirmed to SF Weekly that Texas fugitive Ryan Caskey -- a man accused of falsifying a police and military background and arresting suspects ... More >>