Few onlookers would mistake a Maserati for a Muni -- and, for those experiencing difficulty making the distinction, here's a primer. When a hulking Muni bus parks itself over a mechanics' pit, much-needed maintenance ensues. When a minuscule Maserati attempts to do the same, it finds itself in need ... More >>
Sad news today. We got word that former San Francisco Assistant Police Chief Morris Tabak killed himself last night outside a Sonoma County sheriff's substation. Lt. Bret Sackett told news reporters that the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department was called at about 7:45 p.m. on reports of a desponden ... More >>
The always zany Sgt. Carl T might have thought he was being funny -- or at least he was having fun -- when he posted on his Facebook page a video of a speeding Lamborghini with comments noting haw fast the car was going and drunk its passengers were. T -- who legally changed his name from Tennenba ... More >>
Granted, the show is called The Voice, thus emphasizing contestants' ability to sing; and granted, Chris Mann can expertly render notes given to him on a sheet of music, which many others (probably including his coach, Christina Aguilera) can't do as well; and granted, Mann's Vanderbilt training and ... More >>
The 49ers didn't sign Brandon Jacobs for his speed. They signed him for his power. He's happy to flaunt both, though, as evidenced by his participation in what people are now calling "Death Race 2012." On March 30, two days after Jacobs signed a $1.6 million contract with the Niners, two New Jersey ... More >>
Welcome home, buddy!Amid the flurry of hard-hitting election news yesterday, we were also captivated by a tearjerker about a puppy stolen from the San Francisco SPCA just hours before it was to scheduled to be adopted by a family. Fortunately, we can report good news today: Bodhi, an adorable lig ... More >>
KitchenSidecarThe Sunday Supper: Recreating the Family Dinner Table Where: Classic Cars West, 411 26th St. (at Broadway), Oakland, 626-1135 When: Sun., Apr. 10, 6:30-10 p.m. Cost: $55 for four courses; BYOB ($10 corkage) The rundown: So you missed last week's street-food pop-up that led ... More >>
Telstar Logistics/FlickrSee Sun., Apr. 10.Craving more? Scroll through additional listings here. Sat., Apr. 9: Starbucks Ocean Beach Cleanup Ocean Beach, across from Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant, 1000 Great Highway, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. For its 40th anniversary, Starbucks is hoping to recrui ... More >>
Back when Gavin Newsom's failed gubernatorial campaign was in its infancy, they mayor was caught on tape in a Los Angeles strategy session. He was also caught parking his behemoth SUV in the red zone. Newsom's political weathervane has blown about -- currently, he's doing great -- but his penchan ... More >>
Neil Young performing at the Fox Theater in JulyThe San Carlos warehouse Neil Young uses to store memorabilia from his more than 40-year career in music went up in flames this morning.The fire caused an estimated $1 million in damages, according to firefighters. It's unclear yet what was damaged, ... More >>
The Tesla Model SThe future of the unprofitable local electric car maker Tesla Motors may still be a big question mark, but the company is flush with cash after its stock hit the NASDAQ today. Tesla had the second-best IPO of the year to date, raising $226 million and seeing its stock rise 41 per ... More >>
A San Francisco police officer who cheated death in the wee hours this morning during a traffic stop gone awry has been released from General Hospital and is "doing better," according to the department. A white 2006 PT Cruiser like the one driven by Antonio DalbelloAt 1:42 a.m. the officer -- who ... More >>
Following an explosion of social media outrage at a British car columnist who delighted in using a Tesla Roadster to silently run cyclists off the road, self-identified San Francisco Bicycle Coalition member Rachel Konrad stepped in to quell the storm."It's the most severe of the sort of comments ... More >>
Joe EskenaziThe Aston Martin is James Bond's vehicle of choice. But nothing like this ever happened to 007. When a bevy of fire trucks, ambulances, and squad cars noisily descended upon the China Basin building moments ago, we thought Laura Ling and Euna Lee had come home on the Concorde and were ... More >>
Yesterday we wrote about how Mayor Gavin Newsom's taxpayer-funded Chevy Tahoe Hybrid gets awful mileage, is only marginally more efficient than a regular Tahoe, and costs scads more. We also noted that a would-be neighbor of the mayor's was rankled by the mayor's tendency, like those featured in Los ... More >>
An irate citizen looking to invest in property a Vitalis bottle's toss from Mayor Gavin Newsom's Russian Hill penthouse dialed The Snitch in a huff over the mayor's much-ballyhooed hybrid Chevy Tahoe. Apart from the fact that a hybrid Tahoe is the transportation equivalent of putting Sweet and Low i ... More >>
Here's a rhetorical question worth pondering: Is it possible for Mayor Gavin Newsom to become even more of a douchebag? The dude pretty much captured the eternal title already by porking his best friend's girl. But now comes word from Valleywag that Newsom is one of the first in line for the Tesla R ... More >>
This just in from the Chron: Two people were killed from each plane, and a fifth was killed inside a Chevy dealership hit by wreckage, said Wayne Pollack of the National Transportation Safety Board. "There were bodies falling out of the sky," eyewitness Hector Hernandez told KCBS-TV. "One of them cr ... More >>
Acres of rides at the Moscone
Week of Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Auto show burns rubber
She dreams of being the next Janet Jackson, but she's just a Stanford grad who sings syrupy pop, looks absolutely fab, and makes local teens swoon.
Which, come to think of it, may be enough, for everyone involved.
Remedial Cinema, Voodoo Organists, studs for hire, and more
Any Social Engagement With the Mayor in Attendance
Detroit automakers have spent millions attempting to unplug California's effort to put electric cars on the road. And so far, Detroit's succeeding.
Near-Perpetual Center-Lane Parking on Valencia (and Guerrero)
The artistic scope of fin de siecle roller derby makes Beckett's drama seem transparent
Seventy Bay Area enthusiasts -- and thousands more across the nation -- don't care what Ralph Nader says. They want their Corvairs.