I know! Let's tax the rich! If you hopelessly lash yourself to one of the city's political camps you're likely either a hack or on the payroll. Or, in the case of this week's Guardian editorial likening city pension reform to Wisconsin-style union-busting, both. The piece is penned by the preside ... More >>
The Actors. All photos by Romana MachadoPhantom Kicks The Actors Sunbeam Rd. December 1, 2010 @ Rickshaw Stop Better than: I expected. Wednesday night live music has traditionally so little to commend itself that acts thank people just for showing up -- even if it's raining barrels, and ... More >>
There's one born every minute...An investment offer advertised in the San Francisco Chronicle by the bank Advanta promised 11 percent annual interest at a time when savings accounts typically offered less than 2 percent. As we noted in an article and blog post shortly thereafter, the offer was to ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Sorry, pal. Maybe next year. Or the year after that. Or not. Yesterday Restore Equality 2010 announced it was abandoning its efforts to repeal Prop 8 on the November ballot. The not-unforeseen announcement was also posted at a handful of blogs on Monday: Autumn Sandeen reported at Pam's House ... More >>
Two rebels take on America's most beloved computer company.
Despite Obama's promises of change, corporate crooks are still going unpunished for their roles in the financial collapse.
Supervisor Chris DalyThose of us who don't fancy ourselves to be Che Guevara have had a lot of fun this past week attacking Chris Daly for being a hypocrite. Those of us who believe that someday we will lead the revolution have praised Daly by saying he remains ideologically pure. Both si ... More >>
Keep your hand on your wallet when approached by this duo on Church Street...Even in 2009, you don't have to be Bernie Madoff to scam people. On the other end of sophistication was the ploy we fell victim to on the BART last night, when a scraggly woman got in our face and demanded a ... More >>
In a development certain to induce a bout of arguments noisily punctuated with pounded fists upon the Seder table, and plenty of resultant flying Paschal lamb shanks and spilled glasses of Manischewitz -- believe me, it doesn't take much -- Newsweek has once again released its mind-blowing lis ... More >>
When Paula Canny, the friend of and attorney for Barry Bonds' embattled former trainer Greg Anderson, is asked why the government has gone to such lengths to prosecute the former San Francisco Giant, she answers with one quick word: "Testosterone." It's not that her client is accused of finding nove ... More >>
Although Bernie Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme engulfed its share of wealthy East Coasters, a comprehensive list of victims made public today as part of a U.S. Bankruptcy Court filing revealed 43 Madoff accounts attached to San Francisco addresses. Some belonged to investment firms and ... More >>
Despite crossing party leadership during the campaign, new state Senator gets plum posts.
In the state Legislature, there are some things you just don't do. If your Democratic incumbent re-enacts scenes from Mad Max on the interstate, treats her employees in a manner even Naomi Campbell would decry as brutal, and, in general, make enemies at a Bernie Madoff-like pace, you do not run agai ... More >>
By Joe Eskenazi A veteran elevator repairman told SF Weekly several scenarios that have killed a number of his colleagues over the years are also plausible explanations as to why Dr. Dan Kliman was found dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft earlier this month. Kliman, 38, was a fiery pro-Isra ... More >>