It's still a tough call, but this week sure feels like the end of a significant chapter in San Francisco nightlife history. The catalyst is, of course, the decommissioning of Mighty's epic RLA soundsystem. But while it might be a sad note for some, remember that these kinds of ends usually signal ne ... More >>
As noted earlier on this page, local residents are aiming to scuttle the application of the Jack in the Box on Geary Boulevard to operate on a 24-hour basis. Most notably, it was the site of an after-hours spat that purportedly led an enraged patron to run over a state firefighter; following the ... More >>
Supervisor David Chiu wants Suede shut downFrustrated North Beach neighbors and city officials have been gearing up for a permit suspension hearing tonight in response to a shooting in front of club Suede, at 383 Bay Street, where a 19-year-old Richmond resident died and three others were wounded ... More >>
The San Francisco Entertainment Commission has been having a rough go of it lately. The seven-member board of political appointees, tasked with regulating the city's nightclubs, has presided over a local nightlife scene that has become infamous for its violence. The commission has also come under fi ... More >>
I'm not the answer to Nos. 2 or 3 -- but put me in, coach!Sinking boats, burning cars, Muni ... doing whatever it normally does. Was it Armageddon? Nope. Just another lovely week in San Francisco. Here's your quiz -- no looking at your neighbors'. 1. Police at San Francisco's Central Station resp ... More >>
Entertainment Commissioner Jim Meko, one of only two members of the city's nightclub-regulation board without direct financial ties to the nightlife industry, says that blame for some of the commission's ethical challenges can be laid with Mayor Gavin Newsom.The seven-member Entertainment Commiss ... More >>
Look who's talkingTwo members of the San Francisco Entertainment Commission are drawing fire from several sources -- including local Democratic Party Chairman and former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin -- for what critics say were ethically dubious efforts to influence the city's Smal ... More >>
The Entertainment Commission is supposed to regulate S.F. nightclubs, but it won't — and often can't — punish scofflaws. The results are sometimes tragic.
Gangstas. Thugs. Knuckleheads. Baki Lepolo's bouncers have handled them all. But can they handle the VIP crowd?
A rehearsal space opens, a club closes