Eddie Kurtz, a straight former Boy Scout, has started a petition urging the California Legislature to pass SB 323, which would end tax breaks for youth groups that discriminate against gays, including the Boy Scouts of America. So far some 9,000 Californians have signed on to the petition, which ... More >>
Ryan Andresen, the incredibly badass 18-year-old who was booted from boy scouts because he's gay, is getting the recognition he so deserves. After scoring a spot on the Ellen Show and Anderson Cooper 360, the East Bay teen's next stop is the state capitol where he'll be honored by the California As ... More >>
The man, the bridge, the resolution...Other than partially collapsing, falling apart, and swelling into a costly boondoggle, San Franciscans don't think much about the Bay Bridge. For 75 years now it's been an ugly duckling and an afterthought. So most of us probably don't remember that our Board ... More >>
Put that in your pipe and smoke it, San Francisco.Wait, not all of your tax dollars are wasted in San Francisco. Your local bureaucrats make it part of their job to send a letter every February to state and federal politicians restating the city's desire that the government legalize marijuana. No ... More >>
Growers who cashed in on illegal pot now welcome legalization and taxation.
For the serious cannabis consumer, only the Volcano Vaporizer will do: The popular $500-plus combustion machine burns only the THC in cannabis -- while leaving the gummy plant matter behind -- resulting in a cleaner, dare we say healthier smoke.No one in their right mind would breathe vaporizer b ... More >>
If this chart were a slide, it might be too steep for small children...The big takeaway from this week's comprehensive Public Policy Institute of California Statewide Survey was that Meg Whitman's stock has gone down as badly as, well, all stocks. Also, Jerry Brown is poised to knock off either W ... More >>
San Ramon Mayor Abram WilsonSan Ramon Mayor and California Assembly candidate Abram Wilson has taken what amounts to a progressive and independent-minded stand in today's Republican Party: He has directly acknowledged that President Barack Obama was born in the United States.A Los Angeles Times a ... More >>
Despite having been accused of deceptive business practices by the attorney general, former students, and ex-employees, Corinthian Colleges are getting millions in federal stimulus dollars.
By a 23-15 vote, the California State Senate yesterday approved a "joint resolution" urging the federal government to stop Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) raids on medical marijuana patients and providers. The Sen. Mark Leno-authored resolution additionally calls for the nation to "create a compreh ... More >>
Journalism is under attack from lefties who promote public access to information.
The struggle between Bay Area law enforcement and the Black Panthers is still going on after 35 years
Why is someone as smart as Mark Leno sponsoring genuinely stupid legislation to legalize hemp cultivation?
After mortgaging our future in an orgy of budget-related borrowing, the Legislature hatches new orgiastic plans: sleazy tax shelters
Why the Legislature shouldn't extend the city's medical marijuana identification system statewide
The economy's in a slump, and so are a lot of S.F. politicians. At least for the pols, Brow Set seems to be part of the answer.
Forget terrorists; let's fight the dancers
UCSF Children's Hospital
A four-year fight between the YWCA and a church group over who owns a Japantown building is now heading to court
A new theme is already beginning to take shape this young campaign season: politicians betraying their heirs
Proposition 36 is based on a noble idea: substituting drug treatment for prison sentences. But the measure needs practical help.
Got It; Got It; Didn't Get It; Female Cracker Morons Who Maim; Ounce of Prevention; Our Apologies, John; The Oddest Clarification We've Published This Year
Legalizing baby dumping might feel good, but is it smart?
State allows ferret underground to weasel way around law
And Stanford's Dr. Peter Sturrock wants something done about it
Sculptor Brian Goggin throws art out the window
With attacks on immigration and affirmative action, the GOP has fueled a new Latino political apparatus. But can the Democrats master the machinery?
The hypnosis industry is burgeoning, but its mavens are bitterly divided over what direction they should now take on the road to legitimacy.
Fundamentalists want to ban same-sex marriage. All across California, people are mad as hell. So how come nobody's doing anything about it?
Despite the deaths of Aaron Williams and Mark Garcia, the SFPD continues to use pepper spray on suspects who stand a good chance of dying in custody.
Willie Brown's A-list donors and what they may want
Spurned by term limitations, Willie Brown turns his political affections on San Francisco. But how long will our small-town ways hold his fancy?
"Traffic," Bar Pilot Donald Hughes barks. "I need some help." The tanker Mundogas Europe has just lost her steering beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, and if the anhydrous ammonia she's carrying hits the water a toxic cloud could cloak San Francisco. A di
In which Jack Davis repents, Clint Reilly froths, Roberta Achtenberg has a vision, Angela Alioto has an attitude, and the voters are the pigeons