Patron saint of predators?That's the subject of the latest SF Weekly cover story, which examines Jesuit records suggesting that Mother Teresa of Calcutta, founder of the international Missionaries of Charity order and winner of the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize, asked Catholic Church officials to overlo ... More >>
Jim HerdLeland! Leland! Over here! Over here!Proving once again that you can get media coverage if you tell them where to show up and when, Sen. Leland Yee was this morning documented signing a few papers at the Department of Elections by an absolute scrum of reporters. No disrespect to Yee -- he ... More >>
Finn Riggins plays El Rio on SaturdayBust out the barbecue, hoist up the flag and turn up the Americana jams. Yes, Independence Day is here again. Celebrate the founding fathers (and mothers) this weekend without breaking the bank. Here's our list of cheap summer holiday events for less than thos ... More >>
cfarivar/californiatacotrucks.com/blogGet ready for biryani burritos, San Francisco.With any luck, it'll be a particularly spicy New Year for San Franciscans who love street food. Peninsula Indian taco truck Curry Up Now is hoping to begin selling in S.F. by the third week of December, compan ... More >>
A new lawsuit sheds light on the S.F. years of Mother Teresa's spiritual adviser – who is also one of the Jesuit order's most notorious convicted pedophiles.
Joe EskenaziIncoming Police Chief George Gascon addresses the sweating throngs of the fourth estate, as Mayor Gavin Newsom looks onThere are two times in life when it's pretty much guaranteed that everyone will find something nice to say about you: Your wedding and your funeral. It was a littl ... More >>
Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond. You can't have da mango: On NPR's Morning Edition, local writer Sandip Roy waxes eloquent about Indian mangoes -- a Bush-era nukes agreement with India freed them up for import. One variety is the Alphonso, known in India as the King of Mangoes. ... More >>
Bill English pilfers from Sam Mendes, with mixed results.
Place: Kasa Indian Eatery (4001 18th Street at Noe) Occasion: Late lunch Style: Calcutta-style Indian street food, otherwise described as "Indian taqueria." Price: Lowish, take a gander. Fancy Factor: Nil. Rationale: San Francisco's Indian food selection being what it is (read: not so good), Ka ... More >>
Around Town: It's not every day an Indian restaurant opens in San Francisco, but, rare as that may be, it's downright unheard of for a restaurant billed as an "Indian taqueria" to open its doors, which is one reason Kasa Indian Eatery (4001 18th St. at Noe) in the Castro has been grabbing so much i ... More >>
Funky bums, funky bums, funky bums, funky bums, funky bums, funky bums, get off our back! Snitch Joe Eskenazi cleans up Chronicle writer Nevius' bum beat – looking at that other Golden Gate bum park – the SF Main Library. Quotes from the long-suffering staff below. Thanks, Joe. -d2 Guess What? ... More >>
The immigrant experience meets generation gap in Mira Nair's The Namesake
Bringing terror back to the Cabaret
The S.F. International South Asian Film Festival has the depth of an older series
Presenting the Love Week Scavenger Hunt: because ravers aren't already stimulated enough
A photographer visits an Indian brothel, where heartbreak finally meets hope
Week of Wednesday, February 25, 2004
When an elderly man left the city millions to build apartments for homeless old folks, neighbors tried to block the project. Fortunately, they failed.
A copyright dispute pits yoga king Bikram Choudhury against competitors and followers alike
Catch the Sex Worker Film and Video Festival before Ashcroft outlaws fun
Unless there's been a Newsom/Getty/bin Laden/Bush plot of some kind, how could voters support Care Not Cash?
By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Doubleday (2002), $23.95
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So many San Franciscans live in cars, vans, campers, and buses that the city wants to create a "vehicular community" where they could legally park. But if we build it, will the "houseless" come?