An unidentified pedestrian was hit and killed by a southbound Caltrain this morning. According to Caltrain, the incident happened at about 5:20 a.m. when the #102 train struck a person who was on the tracks between Linden and Scott streets, a mile north of the San Bruno station.
For all you crazy cat ladies out there, here's your chance to get even crazier with your feline. Santa Claus is coming to the Peninsula Humane Society specifically to let your pets sit on his lap and bark, meow, or hiss what it is they would like for Christmas this year. If that sounds weird, it's ... More >>
Don't do the crime if you don't want to do the time. A San Francisco man was sentenced Monday to 18 months in jail for taking part in a scheme that defrauded a Pasadena hospital out of millions of dollars. As if health care costs weren't high enough. Alexander Svidler, 54, was in cahoots with two ... More >>
San Francisco police arrested two people accused of opening fire in a parking lot, striking a 21-year-old man in the head. Officer Carlos Manfredi says police tracked down 30-year-old Hun Saelee and 26-year-old Judiana Lau at a San Leandro residence Sunday morning after the shooting. Both were arres ... More >>
If this weather makes you feel lonely and sad, then you probably are in need of a companion. Chin up: We found one -- or 20 -- for you. Go down to the Peninsula today and get your free kitty. We said FREE, damn it. Right now as we type, the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA is waiving adoption fees ... More >>
Matt SmithIt's hard to stop a leak.Attorneys for Lance Armstrong pivoted from demanding an apology for purported inaccuracies in a recent 60 Minutes doping exposé to lambasting the "leakers" who proved that the report was true. Last month, Armstrong hired a San Francisco law firm famed ... More >>
Good luck taking a party bus to a rave...San Francisco officials are doubting that party bus operators will self-police underage drinking on their rolling bacchanals -- which is the basis of what's called for in legislation introduced in the state assembly this month. You know party buses -- thos ... More >>
Wesley Snipes: Tax protester and vampire hunterThe leader of the nation's Libertarian Party said today he's outraged that Wesley Snipes has been sentenced to three years in prison, citing it as an example of the IRS' unfair "selective enforcement," and of the fact evaders evade because "THE TAX I ... More >>
Tillman the skateboarding bulldog distracted office workers in Mission Bay todayYou don't get to meet an internet meme every day. Rarer still does one drool on you. But for SF Weekly, today was the the day. Tillman -- the world's fastest skateboarding dog -- and three of his less rapid canine ska ... More >>
Who cares if Scharffen Berger left town when we have E. Guittard?A question came in from D.F. this week:I used to buy Scharffen Berger chocolate, but now that Hershey bought out the company and left Berkeley, I don't know where to buy local chocolate. I've been buying bags of Guittard chips at th ... More >>
Tamara PalmerBaked bao with Chinese spiced duck confit and mango salad.Chairman Bao launched just yesterday and is already embroiled in controversy, but that didn't stop us from crossing the (invisible) picket line today as it parked for its second day of operation in front of Economy Restaur ... More >>
Even though scientists have discredited the polygraph, the SFPD still relies on the flawed device to screen recruits.
Janine Kahn Our tour guide, Jim Paine."We have so much going on here that you really need to go through everything four or five times to remember it all!" warned Jim Paine, longtime production manager at See's Candies' headquarters in South San Francisco.Paine probably didn't intend  ... More >>
Joe EskenaziJonathan Zambole and some of his creationsThere's no way around it -- Jonathan Zambole's reputation is inflated. That's not a knock on him; the kid is a balloon animal -- and mineral and vegetable -- prodigy. The 18-year-old Burlingame man is skinny as one of his balloons, and Conan O'Br ... More >>
Aaron FarmerTapioca Ed Jew now blames a brain-freeze (of sorts) for his corruptionA tired writer could describe Ex-Supervisor Ed Jew's rise and fall as "meteoric" -- but, then, meteors don't really rise that often. So let's liken Jew to a bottle rocket -- he ascended gloriously before flaming out fo ... More >>
Mama Mia! Da NLRB a-rule against mia protest!Late last month, we wrote about the head-turning sight of burly union carpenters dressed as Italian pizza chefs. The theatrical protest in front of Amici's East Coast Pizzeria in Mission Bay disguised a convoluted, modern-day Rashomon, complete with brawl ... More >>
Atsa spicy protest! San Francisco is a town where you can often turn more heads wearing a three-piece suit than nothing at all. And yet, the sight of two burly union carpenters from the Local 22 handing out fliers in front of Amici's Pizza on King Street -- while dressed as Italian chefs - still ma ... More >>
Greg Anderson has given up his freedom rather than testify about Barry Bonds. But one man has learned the deepest secrets of the trainer behind baseball's new home run king.
Leaders should ignore the temptation to over-regulate energy policy and let competition reign
Week of Wednesday, March 16, 2005
A case that the Archdiocese of San Francisco apparently doesn't want you to know about
Two macho men and the bitchy bodybuilding world that surrounds -- and, perhaps, spawned -- the BALCO steroids case
What does a girl have to do to get a decent hot pastrami in this town?
S.F. Archbishop William Levada styles himself as a leading advocate for openness among Catholic leaders on the clergy sex-abuse issue. So why doesn't he practice what he preaches?
At the Singles Expo, we learn that Russian brides are the hottest thing since online personal ads
More on Maher; Striking Back; Assertive. Opinionated. We Bet You're an Aries.; Editor's Note
With new operators, what's in store for the Castro Theater?
Hip hop show in memory of Ken Hamilton; music in Matt Gonzalez's office
Letters from October 4, 2000
Pez on Earth
When Willie Brown is mayor, and one of their limiteds is Angelo Tsakopoulos
Why do San Francisco emergency workers live so far away?
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