In hockey terminology, "freezing the puck" is defined as "to cover up or immobilize the puck to force a stoppage in play." That, in essence, was the state of NHL hockey for the past four months, as the second lockout in just eight years melted away nearly half of the season. With the abrupt curtailm ... More >>
With the New Year just hours away, we can finally say it without fear of a buzzer-beating jinx: 2012 marks The Year of the Bay Area Sports Renaissance.
These things tend to come in cycles. The Bay's Age of Terrible Sports was a long, cold winter. Game Six in '02 was the first snow, and the blizzar ... More >>
As we move toward November it isn't too soon to get ready for Thanksgiving and beyond. Whether you are looking to cook, shop or find a place to take (or escape from) your relatives, there are plenty of free iPhone apps help you prepare for the coming onslaught. If you're staying in the city, the (sh ... More >>
In some parts of the world, the notion of wolfing down a stack of pancakes before lacing up a pair of skates and hitting the ice sounds like business as usual for a Monday morning. Not here. But, for fans of the nascent San Francisco Bulls, that was on their plates today. For aficionados of hockey - ... More >>
Tonight, Brooklyn-based weirdos Fang Island are playing the Great American Music Hall. Zechs Marquise supports, show starts at 8 p.m., tickets are $15. We strongly suggest you go watch these guys -- here are five reasons why.1. Fang Island is Responsible for the Greatest Patrick Swayze Tribute in Hi ... More >>
Today's cover story is about Muni's broken vehicles and the broken system that leads mechanics to "fix" them with plastic bags, duct tape, and rubber bands. The rolling symbol of Muni's long-term neglect of maintenance needs is Coach No. 5427, which has been motoring through city streets since at le ... More >>
Over the past week, photos of Warren Hellman toting a banjo were pretty much ubiquitous. The departed billionaire was a financial titan and a political force in this city -- but, yes, it was the banjo, perhaps the happiest of musical instruments, that seemed to define his public persona (and his pri ... More >>