Marilyn Hartman is quickly becoming our new favorite local scofflaw-- and we use the word "scofflaw" lightly here. Hartman, the 62-year-old woman who was arrested after attempting to board a Hawaii-bound plane on three different occasions, was busted a fifth time this week at San Francisco Interna ... More >>
Kwame Harris, a former offensive lineman for the 49ers and Raiders, made headlines today because he was in San Mateo Superior Court for an assault charge. It was a hackneyed narrative, the kind we gawk at for some minutes before moving on and forgetting about it: "retired pro athlete accused of beat ... More >>
Maybe it's the helicopters flying overhead from April to November, or maybe it's their cash crop. Whatever it is, marijuana growers love rumors. And a big one -- that the United States attorney had convened a grand jury, and was poking around state-legal medical cannabis operations, looking for crim ... More >>
Given the time of year, you've probably seen -- and heard -- A Charlie Brown Christmas recently. The 1965 animated TV special's celebrated soundtrack was performed by noted San Francisco jazzman Vince Guaraldi's trio, and recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. But for the pianist and composer's c ... More >>
What's in the cup, Lance? The criminal investigation into the U.S. Postal Service-sponsored team of cycling champion Lance Armstrong took a vast leap forward today with reports that former teammate Tyler Hamilton has agreed to speak with federal investigators. Hamilton, an Olympic gold medal ... More >>
Julie Watts/cbs5.com Yesterday's fire at Columbus Salame plant in South San Francisco left $5 million worth of damages, reports CBS5. The cause of the blaze is not yet known. A spokesman told the Early Edition Morning News that the company is currently trying to at least temporarily relocate af ... More >>
There's gold in them thar public notices...A previous post about a resolution under consideration Wednesday by the Board of Supervisors to hand out public notice money to news Web sites closely allied with the board's progressive wing wrongly conveyed the idea that we're talking about chump change. ... More >>
A jury considers whether a store clerk in the Bayview acted in cold blood or in self-defense when he shot a woman he accused of shoplifting.
By John GeluardiThe Chevron Corporation has exposed its pestilent underbelly by hiring William J. Haynes II, a Department of Defense attorney who compiled lists of violent interrogation techniques for shadowy U.S. detention centers. Chevron hired Haynes on as its chief corporate council in April ... More >>
The Guardian hits the jackpot — but don't count the money yet, Bruce.
Prosecutors' reluctance to charge murder suspects in S.F. leaves alleged killers on the street, flush with bravado
The unsettling link between a group of firms that sell financial planning services to elderly Californians and one of the most notorious con men in U.S. history
Jon Brumit and Marc Horowitz have made it their business to be the best-known art idiots in San Francisco.
So ... y'wanna ride a Big Wheel down Lombard?
Letters from March 29, 2000
But if the court's crucifixation is overblown, let a thousand icons bloom
Supervisor Alioto's potential conflict of interest