A massive criminal copyright suit might have left Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom penniless, but apparently, it hasn't crushed his ego. Yesterday, the German entrepreneur launched a Twitter tirade, threatening to sue Google, Facebook, Citibank, and Twitter for infringing a two-step authentication p ... More >>
The Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, Alabama Shakes, the Dirty Projectors, Vintage Trouble and more Friday, May 10, 2013 Bottle Rock Napa Valley Better than: Bob's Hot Rods cover band, Craig Chaquico, or other music you'd typically hear at a winery. Ostensibly the four-day event that too ... More >>
Apparently, there is a way to be godawful at public nudity. A San Francisco man and wannabe nudist was cleared of indecent exposure after a sympathetic jury decided his only crime was trying too hard to fit in with the Castro nudists. According to the Public Defender's Office, 48-year-old Richard ... More >>
Sometimes it's hard to decide which is worse -- insurance companies, banks, or just the 1 percent. Today, banks win.We just learned that banking giants charge Americans anywhere from $84 to $144 every year just to maintain a bank account, according to a report from the California Reinvestment ... More >>
One of the worst parts of going through a foreclosure is the sense of helplessness. There's a lot of waiting and hoping and let-me-transfer-you-over run-arounds. The process feels closed and distant, marked by indifferent operators and vague brief loan modification denial letters. Yesterday the Cal ... More >>
Last Saturday, a 62-year-old man was walking across the street in North Beach with a pizza in his hand when he was hit by a car whose driver callously left him bleeding on the street. That victim was a homeless man named Selester "Les" Rowe who, has been a friendly fixture in North Beach f ... More >>
(Update) 3:50 p.m.: It looks like the madness is moving down Marker Street, where protesters are blocking traffic. So yeah, your commute home will suck. The Occupy Party bus has arrived, and is headed toward the Civic Center, it appears. Meanwhile, Wells Fargo is playing it smart and has boarded up ... More >>
In what could be the first practical request by the Occupy Movement yet, protesters are asking everyone across the nation to take part in the "Move Your Money Day" tomorrow and divert their investments from big banks. It might seem ambitious, but considering how the mass exodus of customers from ... More >>
How a wannabe banking magnate from S.F. built an empire on deception.
A group of California cities and counties can proceed with a lawsuit alleging shenanigans by some of the world's largest financial institutions, a federal judge ruled today.In a decision delivered in federal court for the Southern District of New York, Judge Victor Marrero denied a motion to dism ... More >>
Despite Obama's promises of change, corporate crooks are still going unpunished for their roles in the financial collapse.
Palm Springs arrests cast doubt on the prosecution of a San Francisco man in a sex tourism case.
How Federal Home Loan Banks and their execs exacerbated the banking meltdown.
As Sunday news reports described Mexican monopolist Carlos Slim Helu's bid to become the largest shareholder of The New York Times, readers and staffers were no doubt wondering precisely what kind of scoundrel he is.Everyone knows Slim controls Telmex, the politically connected monopoly that has dri ... More >>
Former Mayoral candidate Matt Gonzalez finds art to his liking
Alex Gibney expertly captures the lies and fall of Enron
How U.S. financial firms -- including Bank of America -- allegedly abetted a multibillion-dollar fraud, and how U.S. regulators are letting them get away with it
Tony Fitzpatrick, an S.F.-based engineer and world-renowned authority on tall buildings, says the most reasonable response to the World Trade Center disaster is also one of the simplest: improved fire codes for skyscrapers
Greedy out-of-state profiteers make easy targets, but the real villains of California's energy debacle are the ones under the state capitol dome.
Bike messengers organizing for April 15 walkout
Doris Ward, San Francisco's assessor, is tossing around commercial tax breaks as if they were fairy dust. It's costing the city at least $100 million a year.