A sea of purple T-shirts was crowding downtown San Francisco as hundreds of union security workers marched through the streets to bring attention to their contract negotiations with security and janitorial contracting companies ABM Security and Universal Protection Service (UPS). While the march a ... More >>
Sorry, but we found the scavenger hunt/nerd labyrinth/Fibonacci sequence or whatever it was that would reveal news about the much-anticipated new Boards of Canada album too tedious to follow. Details of the Scottish electronic duo's first record in eight years arrived online today in a much less ard ... More >>
An armed bank robber hoping to pull off his heist incognito managed to draw even more attention to himself when the phony mustache he was wearing started falling off mid-robbery. According to police, the robber walked into a Bank of America on El Camino Real in Burlingame Wednesday afternoon donni ... More >>
It's been a while since we've heard any rumblings from Occupy and disgruntled homeowners in general. But that's not to say they haven't been actively pissed-off. In fact, the group has been working up a new campaign, behind the scenes, which they plan to launch today. This morning, homeowners/Occu ... More >>
Loved ones of Silvia Patricia Tun Cun, 29, and Francisco Gutierrez, 26, both of whom were killed in a car accident on New Year's Day, are asking the public to kick in as much cash as they can to help get their remains back to their families in Central America. The San Francisco Archdiocese is coor ... More >>
The year 2012 was a pretty stellar one for San Francisco. If you doubt us for a second, just think no farther than the San Francisco Giants World Series win. But amid the remarkable (sweeping baseball) moments -- like when the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence crashing Sheriff Joe Arpaio's dinner in ... More >>
It seems like just yesterday Occupiers had created their own unregulated cities playgrounds in downtowns, hoping this would help combat American poverty. Here we are a year later, and it's time to ask: What's really changed?Well, nothing, of course. But who gives a damn really, the Occupy ... More >>
Batter Bakery has a huge crush on shortbread and has traditionally offered eight unusual flavors, including honey vanilla, lavender sea salt, rosemary brown butter, and sesame ginger. The newest variety of shortbread contains an ingredient rarely seen around these parts: Elderberry. The tiny berry ... More >>
Three years since launching from a converted horse trailer in a SOMA parking lot, Crêperie Saint Germain is getting ready to open its third brick and mortar location in San Francisco at the Bank of America building. Former SF Weekly restaurant critic Meredith Brody called it "the French truck that ... More >>
Hundreds of local laborers are planning to storm City Hall tonight to "oppose further service cuts and call on the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors for business tax reform."And if the mayor and city supervisors don't listen, workers are planning to roll out their sleeping bags and stay the night, ... More >>
Californians would have loved 2002 Mitt Romney. That guy was the bleeding heart who pushed universal health care in his state; the conservationist who would attack a coal plant by saying "I will not create jobs that kill people!"; a man who signed a Planned Parenthood candidate questionnaire affirmi ... More >>
(Update) 3:50 p.m.: It looks like the madness is moving down Marker Street, where protesters are blocking traffic. So yeah, your commute home will suck. The Occupy Party bus has arrived, and is headed toward the Civic Center, it appears. Meanwhile, Wells Fargo is playing it smart and has boarded up ... More >>
Robin O'Connor The woman who was accused of diverting millions of dollars from the San Francisco Giants for personal use pleaded guilty in a federal courtroom today. Robin O'Connor, 41, the former payroll manager for the team, admitted to transferring more than $2.2 million from the Giants into h ... More >>
In yet another possible sign that hacking is the most popular pastime among antisocial American youth since Magic: The Gathering, the Bank of America website is experiencing technical difficulties that some are speculating could be part of a reprisal for its announcement of a new fee on debit-car ... More >>
Is S.F. more republican than we thought?You would think that if volunteers with Lyndon LaRouche could safely post signs of President Barack Obama with a Hitler mustache in downtown San Francisco, then you'd assume that anyone in the city's more liberal Hayes Valley NoPa neighborhood could get awa ... More >>
Watch your back or pay the priceSome criminal tried to rip off Bank of America customers using street smarts that didn't pay off.At about 3 p.m. on Friday, a bank employee called police to report the ATM on the 1200 block of Fell Street had been vandalized, using a low-tech scam to steal cash fro ... More >>
Anthony Gardenal, who demonstratively exited his assisted living facility on SaturdayAnthony Gardenal, the 73-year-old dementia patient who went missing from his Mission District assisted care facility on Saturday, is still missing. According to staff at the Araville Residential Care Home at 1506 ... More >>
Alex Jackson, chef and partner in The Corner, is accomplishing the rare feat of opening two restaurants at once. The first, a small Puerto Rican restaurant named Parada 22, opened in the Upper Haight six weeks ago ― check back next week for more information on that project. The second, Black S ... More >>
'Officer Jane,' Jane WarnerSupervisor and mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty plans to introduce a resolution Tuesday to name the recently created mini-park at Castro and 17th Streets in honor of Jane Warner, a longtime city security officer who died May 8. It would become Jane Warner Plaza if Dufty's ... More >>
Windsurf @ Amnesia on FridayNot all summer music fests require sizable chunks of your paycheck. This weekend, two budget music shindigs blanket San Francisco, championing alternatives to both mainstream music and mainstream admission prices. San Francisco's Doomed and Homo a Go Go are just two of ... More >>
Taylor's lawyer was suspended from practicing during the robbery trial.
Our supervisors tilt at a lot of silly windmills. But the city's recognition of Mexican consular IDs may help change national immigration policy for the better.
To work against terrorism, new money-laundering laws will have to be enforced in the world headquarters of cash-washing: the U.S. of A.
By Dan Kurzman (William Morrow & Co. , 2001, $25)
Stuffed animals imperil American banking system. Maybe.
How the NASA researchers who inspired the film Contact outfoxed Congress and continued the search for intelligent aliens
UCSF-Stanford merger challenged directly in appellate court
But if the court's crucifixation is overblown, let a thousand icons bloom
Janitors claim building managers are treating them like dirt
The skateboarding community's unofficial lobbyist warns that crackdown proposals are self-defeating
Ignoring the law, the city lags in handicap access