Yoshi's S.F., the swanky Fillmore District jazz club and Japanese restaurant that opened in 2007, filed for bankruptcy last week, SF Weekly has learned.
Yoshi's representatives say the move is intended to allow restructuring of the struggling club's debt -- which includes a $7.2 million loan from t ... More >>
The last thing Netflix needs right now is Carl Icahn, but there he is, his dour puss looming above Los Gatos as he buys up shares in the company and makes noises about how he thinks it should be run. The trouble is that he has no idea about how it should be run, and all he cares about is pulling in ... More >>
Does this mean they will stop endorsing Tea Party Republicans?Clarity Media Group announced today that it will sell the San Francisco Examiner -- the city's daily free tabloid. Phil Anschutz, the evangelical media mogul, announced that his Denver-based company has agreed to sell the Ex to Black P ... More >>
The Dodgers may be bankrupt, but the Stow lawsuit is safe. Bryan Stow's family's lawsuit against Dodger Stadium will likely go forward without any major hiccups even after the team filed for bankruptcy this week, an attorney for the family told SF Weekly. Thomas Girardi, a Los Angeles-based ... More >>
Flickr/aquababeDesigned to be a business-to-business convergence of the worlds of music and technology, the S.F. MusicTech Summit, which took over the Hotel Kabuki yesterday, is really many events rolled into one. The top three: A trade show, a forum for new ideas, and a place to make connect ... More >>
In our recent cover story on San Francisco's burgeoning, billion-dollar health care and pension obligations, we included the following hilarious assessment from Moody's Investor Services: "Our Aa1 rating on the city's [general obligation] bonds assumes that
the city will prepare a long-term solu ... More >>
Hello everyone, I'm now on Twitter and this is my first messageThe history of Twitter is strewn with specialness -- celebrity tweets, happy birthday tweets, tweets advertising that the tweeter had just taken a nice dump -- but the company today enjoyed one of its most special days ever with the d ... More >>
On Monday, the David and Goliath of concert ticket promotion and sales -- Live Nation and Ticketmaster -- joined forces to become Live Nation Entertainment, a music industry behemoth that promises to force other music labels and promoters to rejigger their business plans to accommodate. The U.S. ... More >>
The State Bar of California has taken over the law firm of Mitchell Roth, who had, in partnership with convicted felon Paul Noe II, convinced more than 2,000 troubled homeowners to fall for an apparent "foreclosure assistance" scam.The apparent swindle, fist described in the September, 2008 SF Weekl ... More >>
Today at 4 p.m., San Francisco Chronicle staffers will cut a cake and lift a glass to the abrupt end of many of their careers. At least 80 union employees have accepted the paper's buyout offer and guild rep Carl T. Hall anticipates that number will easily grow to 100 or perhaps even 150 by the buyo ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs
I cannot imagine a board without Aaron Peskin, Jake McGoldrick and Gerardo Sandoval - let alone Tom Ammiano. As the old board reaches its end and transitions to the new this week, I find myself hoping that - like a bad sitcom - our departing cast members will come back as guest ... More >>
Mayor Willie Brown has made official decisions benefiting business entities that are partners in the mayor's own private business endeavors. Is this intersection of Brown's public decisions and private finances a coincidence - or a conflict of interest?
University of California regents are set to vote next week on finalizing a merger of the UCSF Medical Center with Stanford University's health service.
Supporters claim the merger -- a transfer of $380 million in public assets to the private sector -- is