Sergio C. Garcia, a 36-year-old Chico man who came to the U.S. illegally as an infant, has spent the last 19 years of his life in a vexing, seemingly horizon-less legal limbo. After gaining U.S. citizenship in 1994, Garcia's father requested an immigrant visa for his son, which was approved in 1995. ... More >>
The news that the city's nascent cruise ship terminal could well lose the city boatloads of money is disturbing -- but hardly unanticipated. Last year, SF Weekly obtained a January 2012 e-mail from Port of San Francisco Director Monique Moyer to members of her staff lamenting the proposed cruise shi ... More >>
CopperWire is a new hip-hop trio featuring S.F. R&B singer and prodigy Meklit Hadero, rapper Gabriel Teodros, and producer-rapper Burntface (government name: Ellias Fullmore). The group comes with its own mythology: Its debut album, Earthbound, tells the story of three renegades in the year 2089 who ... More >>
It's a shame the "Shit X says" meme is dying out, because Rick Santorum is on a roll. In related news, the "Rick Roll" meme seems to be dying out, too. Shame, that. It was American philosopher George Santayana who famously noted that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." B ... More >>
For some, cannabis and college may go together like ... well, beer and college, or massive debt and college (and if you manage to show up to 8 a.m. lectures reeking more of Cypress Hill than frat row, points for diversity, anyway). This is not the case in California, at least not when talki ... More >>
Robert ShearerIn August, when we wrote about an investigation into potential contract corruption at San Francisco State that could potentially cost the cash-strapped university hundreds of thousands of dollars, the California State University police told us they were in the "final stages" of the ... More >>
City College could have plenty of Favres in the making A San Francisco football player is suing the NCAA, Cal State, and the University of California, claiming they are keeping him and other junior college athletes from playing Division I sports. Reginald Davis, a full-time student at City Colle ... More >>
In which the cheer coach makes off with the club's money and goes to Vegas.Any playwright or screenwriter searching for their next big idea should consider the bizarre case of the San Francisco State cheerleading coach who embezzled the team's money to go to Las Vegas. We're thinking Kirsten Duns ... More >>
Wanted an apology, but got death threats instead.State Sen. Leland Yee received death threats after the San Francisco Democrat asked conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh to apologize for mocking the Chinese language in his radio show last week.Yee's staffers said the messages came via fax th ... More >>
Waiting tables, Ben. Waiting tables. Wave of the future. The California Supreme Court upheld a law yesterday that allows illegal immigrants who've attended California high schools for at least three years to pay in-state tuition at the state's public universities. Well, that's great news for the ... More >>
How much did CSU Stanislaus really spend to accommodate Sarah Palin? Responding to a public records request from SF Weekly, the California State University system has sent along an "event accounting summary" of June's controversial appearance by Sarah Palin at CSU Stanislaus. Yet the one-page sum ... More >>
Wait a minute! This doesn't add up! This year's going-back-to-school story has been that San Francisco public high schools are now requiring all incoming ninth graders to complete the 15 courses required for admission to the University of California or California State University systems. Known i ... More >>
In California, many undocumented immigrants are offered cheap college tuition, only to find they cant get jobs after they graduate.
A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican Cartel soldier and East L.A. executioner.
For Sen. Leland Yee, Sarah Palin has proven to be the perfect foilFor the record, Sen. Leland Yee has always claimed that his ongoing Sarah Palin crusade is not a politically motivated operation. If some other figure with a penchant for charging $100,000 per speech were slated to appear at Califo ... More >>
Sarah better run ... because Leland Yee is chasing down her finances Did Sen. Leland Yee just evoke Watergate in his ongoing quest to discern how much California State University-Stanislaus will pay Sarah Palin for a forthcoming speech? You betcha. When it was last month announced the former Repu ... More >>
Rick HallLorelei Lee, left, seen here with fellow porn star Bobbi Starr, has put her San Francisco State undergrad degree to good use already In 1995, San Francisco State professor Geoffrey Marcy, and his student, Paul Butler, created an ingenious optical device allowing them to detect evidence o ... More >>
If college is intended to brace young people for the real world, consider San Francisco State students well prepared. They're paying more, receiving less, and coping with conditions most Americans thought were more likely to plague a university where classes are occasionally canceled due to rocket a ... More >>
Raising teachers' self esteem through massage - and other "education" moments from Gavin's enormous State of the City Address. By Benjamin Wachs Every now and again, Gavin Newsom finds his moment. In the last State-of-the-Citysode, it was a brief minute when he was talking about why the Laguna ... More >>
Two contemporary music giants descend upon the Bay
The amazingly true tale of the Bay Area's greatest hip hop success story
A bitchy academic fight within SFSU's College of Ethnic Studies puts the future of the program in question
Executives involved in outsourcing U.S. jobs should also become involved in sponsoring CA schools
A nonprofit school known by the acronym SOUL is working to undermine The System with The System's own money. But does SOUL teach anti-capitalist subversion -- or how to sell out?
Warning: Meditating may be hazardous to your health
Amid a drastic budget crisis, why is the California State University system spending $400 million on computers? And where is the money coming from?
Deaf students wonder why officials at UC Berkeley and UC Davis won't hear their plea for equal access to education
As we're now finding out, Gov. Davis may be the only one who won't have to pay for his mishandling of the energy crisis
Frank Moore's Cherotic All Star Band provides nudity, music, cerebral palsy, and, perhaps, art
Angoras, Ricardo Lemvo, Knoxville Girls
A school district administrator's extracurricular foreign recruiting prompts investigations in two countries
The stormy relationship between a transitioning transsexual and a well-known sex counselor raises questions about the growing field of sexology
Wherein a handful of politicos, a party that's trying not to be a laughingstock, and the singer in a '70s disco cover band unite to rewrite San Francisco politics or try to, anyway
How Curtis Hanson brought James Ellroy's epic crime novel L.A. Confidential to the screen
Earlier this year, the District Attorney's Office was flirting with farce. Then Terence Hallinan called in David Millstein.
Mare Winningham fuses her two careers in Georgia