The gamblerIt was not Galen Hall's political science degree from Berkeley that helped him become a millionaire -- it was his knack for playing cards. Just barely out of college, Hall, who just turned 25 a few days ago, has more spending power than most people his age. He recently took home ... More >>
Nancy Mary Sage was six months old when The Big One hit in 1906 and destroyed her familyWhenever a survivor of the Great Quake of '06 dies, more of them always seem to turn up after the obituary runs in the San Francisco Chronicle. Nancy Mary Sage died yesterday in Littleton, Colo. at age 105; he ... More >>
Well that is a new deal, isn't it?Back in March, our favorite local memory athlete Chester Santos traveled to New York to defend his 2008 U.S. Memory Championship title. He had been training pretty hard, memorizing decks of playing cards in truly bizarre ways, but apparentl ... More >>
One man's journey to be remembered for his ability to remember.
21 doesn't hit the jackpot. It doesn't even come close.
A gay escort finds himself at the center of a classic D.C. scandal in The Walker
The card game Yu-Gi-Oh! becomes a wild and crazy movie
A brash Iranian-American wins $1.4 million at poker -- and knows his lucky streak has just started
In which the boy mayor shows off his basketball, um, prowess, while his wife just shows off
How a tiny, impoverished Indian tribe managed to persuade a city, a powerful union, and the U.S. Congress to let them build a Nevada-style casino in the East Bay
Dr. David Stork is trying to create a new computer that thinks like a human being. But he needs your help.
New Langton Arts' Bay Area Award Show 2000
The Bare Bones Zone and The Gin Game