It is no secret that Harborside Health Center sells medical cannabis. Harborside sells lots and lots of it, according to United States Attorney Melinda Haag, who wants to shut down the dispensary's two locations in Oakland and San Jose, in part because of Harborside's sheer size.Concourse Business C ... More >>
Ah, the weather is finally changing. 'Tis the season when a foggy, cold San Francisco winter reluctantly hands over the reins to a ... well, a foggy, cold San Francisco summer. Feh. That's why it's a good thing to avoid City provinciality and head out to the sunnier East Bay climes right around th ... More >>
It is no secret that cats are a nefarious species of mammal. Dirtier than the pig and more vicious than the wolverine, felis silvestris catus must be applauded for using its estimable wiles to colonize the homes of its comparatively guileless cohabitant, homo sapiens. The debate over whether love ... More >>
As if the promise to dismantle most of the Washington-based government wasn't enough, Texas Congressman Ron Paul has also made waves in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination with his maverick stance on drug policy.During his 30 years in the House of Representatives, Paul has authored ... More >>
If it makes parents tolerable ... A few common schools of thought persist in the medical marijuana debate -- on one end, doubters point to young men at dispensaries and say that the drug is widely abused by people who are "not that sick." On the other hand, believers say that you don't need to be ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. The Feast files an exclusive! sneak peek of Mission Cheese, opening tomorow at 736 Valencia (at 18th St.). The pitch: mac and cheese, fromage platters, pressed sandwiches, and cut cheeses from Sarah Dvora ... More >>
First Blood plays Saturday at the Oakland Metro Operahouse. NBC: The Poison Control Center. Drama. CBS: Great American Taxi. Game show. Fox: Terrible Things. News.ABC: City (Comma) State. Sitcom. ABC Family: OK Sweetheart. Sitcom. Cartoon Network: The Supervillains. Cartoon. Disney Channel: Sydn ... More >>
This shot was taken the day Palarca got her lower-body tattoo.Vital Statistics: Juliet R. Palarca, RN Risk Manager at San Francisco General HospitalSpotted: Foraging for food at her parent's house in the Outer Sunset, or your neighborhood dive bar.Tattoo: Tribal sharks with Filipino script (aliba ... More >>
Meredith BrodyCupcake maker Kingdom of Cake is one of 10 new vendors.On Monday last week, the Earth Island Farmers' Market in the Metreon (101 Fourth St. at Mission) expanded into the former Sony PlayStation store on Fourth Street, adding more than 10 new vendors. The market opened in mid-May ... More >>
With plans to roll out a daily farmers' market, the struggling Westfield Metreon may be counting on catching a glint of the Ferry Building 1:PlaceType>'s foodie glamour to stir up buzz. A kickoff event planned for next Friday, May 15, is set to launch the Island Earth Farmers Market, a collection ... More >>
Weekend, yay! Broke, sucks! For those being so heavily taxed on your corporate bonuses that you can barely afford the Cuvée at Jardiniere, don't go slitting your wrists with diamond cuff links. There are plenty of options for entertainment that allow you to keep half of that $20 in your pocket. Bel ... More >>
Get ready to see the world through prescription beer goggles on April 11, when the Nerd Nite tour hits SOMA--the very appropriate part of town considering its high high-tech geek concentration. Tagging itself "like the Discovery Channel with beer," the event has been touring the East Coast for a cou ... More >>
Throughout my television-viewing life there have been certain programs that I've obsessed over, planned my schedule around, discussed with my fellow zealots over water cooler and barstool and, in short, made a point to watch without fail, but nowadays there's only one show I can't live without, Top ... More >>
Gleaning lessons from the darkness, Herzog treks to Antarctica in Encounters at the End of the World.
By Thorin Klosowski We’re knee deep into Depression 2.0. We’re running out of jobs and we’re overwhelmed with the amount of people looking for them. You’re unemployed, and if you aren’t, then I bet you’re about to be, because your job can be combined with the guy in accounting and the r ... More >>
SF Weekly news blogger Matt Novak did some classic tourism, and came back with a bad taste in his mouth. Tastes like cordite. -d2 The House Guns Built By Matt Novak A ramshackle, 160-room mansion built by a nutty rifle manufacturer's heiress, beseiged by malls and parked cars on an manicured plot ... More >>
Happy Monday, SF. Did you get any rest? Didn't think so. I was just re-reading The Elementary Particles, and have been thinking a lot about genetically modified, asexual, immortal humanoids without fear or desire. It's easy to write the book off as fiction. Ha ha. Then headlines from the Discovery C ... More >>
With a new owner opening a mega-mall down the street, the future of the Metreon is uncertain. Will you miss it? Find out where you stand!
Can Nintendo really make you smarter?
Drawing an indistinct parallel between a 10th-century Islamic fable and modern politics
If Lance Armstrong were found to have been on drugs, and his S.F. handlers knew it, sponsors could demand their money back, and perhaps change sports in the U.S. forever
I Liked You Better When You Were a Corpse
Things get ugly when Infiltrator is unmasked at a celebrity impersonator convention, but all ends well when fake Arnold Schwarzenegger marries faux Shania Twain
Celebrate a shoreline renaissance
This year, you absolutely, positively, will take the trip of a lifetime
The makers of Thirst ask, "Is water a human right, or is it a commodity?"
Rhode Montijo and Kenn Navarro created Happy Tree Friends, a set of Web 'toons that put adorable critters to gruesome death. Mondo Media sponsored the DVD. Now, about that happy ending ...
Bay Area filmmakers respond to a call for short works about the events of Sept. 11
A media chain buys a local television station. Employees worry. Oh, the horror.
The Dating Game