A San Francisco jury has determined that 24-year-old Marcus "Wolfie" Herrera is not guilty of murdering and robbing 55-year-old Robert Musial during an argument over marijuana.
According to the Public Defender's Office, the jury took about three days before acquitting Herrera of causing Musial's f ... More >>
That static-y voice blurting out from the receiver was easy enough to identify as a telemarketer. The instinct to hang up was temporarily suspended as the disembodied voice inquired about my use of birth control, specifically whether or not I'd ever used Yaz, Yasmin, Oscella, or the Nuvaring. T ... More >>
Starved for changeAs the prison hunger strike enters its third week, California inmates have reportedly collapsed in their cells from deteriorating health conditions, however prison officials are denying that.The number of inmates striking has been dropping steadily. Two weeks ago more than 12,00 ... More >>
Lulu, in all her glory.
Brevity wasn't at the top of our list of expectations for this year's Lou Reed and Metallica (heretofore known as "Loutallica") album (titled Lulu), but jeez, guys, 90 minutes?
Indeed: The official tracklisting for Lulu hit the web today, and though the album only has ... More >>
Anthony Makk, left, can stay for nowAnthony Makk, the gay San Franciscan who was in jeopardy of being deported back to his native Australia today, will be staying here a little longer. His attorneys are filing a spouse visa petition in a New York immigration court, which will buy Makk a little ex ... More >>
Anthony Makk, left, with husband Bradford WellsUpdate, 2:30 p.m.: Steve Ralls from Immigration Equality e-mailed SF Weekly to say that Bradford Wells did not have a heart attack. "I just received an update, and Bradford is back
home from the hospital, and resting. He did not have a heart a ... More >>
Matt SmithDid jailers use excessive force on an inmate who bit a cop?The family of Earl Brown Jr., an HIV positive man who died in jail last March, has sued San Francisco demanding $10 million. The suit alleges that sheriff's deputies "assaulted and battered him... causing injuries which resulted ... More >>
One thing's for certain -- this photo wasn't taken in San FranciscoWhatever momentum those hoping to arm the San Francisco Police Department with Tasers didn't lose following the death of Oscar Grant may have been snuffed out this week in San Francisco District Court. The parents of a 39-year-old ... More >>
View Larger MapEarlier this week, we reported on the unpleasant case of Huan Chen. The 83-year-old man was attacked on the street at 1625 Oakdale back on Jan. 24. According to the San Francisco police, the attack landed Chen in General Hospital. And he never left -- he died on Friday. Yet declaring ... More >>
According to the state's sex offender registry, Nicholas Chaykovsky has been in violation of registration requirements since Sunday. He has a decent excuse. He's dead. Chaykovsky died at age 61 last month after suffering a heart attack. And though the San Francisco Police Department s ... More >>
J. BirdsallYou can practically feel your arteries expanding.Monday, Dec. 28, 2009
We swear we can feel the LDL cholesterol that plastered itself all over our arteries, after a weekend packed with eggnog, prime rib, butter cookies, and whipped cream. We need serious roughage. And no, extra-cr ... More >>
View Larger MapThis has not been a good stretch for residents of Tenderloin hotels -- who never lead the easiest of lives. SF Weekly has written a bit about how an "ongoing dispute" between two tenants at the Rose Hotel led 50-year-old William Pious to walk into the room of his sleeping neighbor and ... More >>
Bad news today: director John Hughes died today at age 59, apparently of a heart attack as he took his morning walk in Manhattan. He may not have direct ties to San Francisco, but Hughes will be sorely missed in this city. After all, how many of us have set up picnics in parks to watch multiple s ... More >>
Remember the Woody Allen movie Sleeper, where a cryogenically frozen man wakes up 200 years later to find that junk food is good for you? In her James Beard Award-winning cookbook Fat: An Appreciation of A Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes (Ten Speed Press), Jennifer McLagan conjures the same k ... More >>
UCSF researchers have taken this off the prostate blacklistAnyone creating a videogame football roster from scratch knows how it goes: You make him strong, he's going to be slow; you give him speed he's going to be easily tackled; you give him arm strength, he's going to get busted mid-season for a ... More >>