It's not just the Asian community being scammed out of jewelry and cash. San Francisco police are now reporting a trend of Latina women being duped into cleaning out their bank accounts.According to Officer Albie Esparza, two women -- both Spanish-speaking -- have already reported being victims of w ... More >>
Professor Stanley Krippner is an impossible man to pigeonhole. He's nearly impossible to encapsulate in a single cover story. Well, we did our best. But, we acknowledge, we've only scratched the surface of his life and work. On a milder note, we also left out a cartload of mind-blowing anecdotes. Kr ... More >>
In an effort to chart the ever-expanding specialty coffee scene in the Bay Area, we've been engaging a selection of local coffee personalities to pick their brains about why coffee and why now. Today we talk with Shark Senesac of De La Paz Coffee.---You're in the process of opening a new ... More >>
For saleYesterday, we reported that former San Jose State University sprinter Tommie Smith -- the man famously raising a black-gloved fist in a Black Power salute during the 1968 Olympic Games -- was selling off his medal and track spikes. Astoundingly, the $250,000 minimum price tag (not includi ... More >>
Diego Borja reportedly has the goods on Chevron. Will he give them up?
A fantastic case involving multinational oil corporations, myriad allegations of mass corruption, clandestine videos filmed with items purchased from the Sky Mall catalog, and, incongruously, the sleepy nearby suburb of San R ... More >>
According to news reports, starting in 2000 and up to the near-present, Houston Airport Chief Richard Vacar oversaw the diversion of a reported $1.9 million worth of employee time to a private corporation set up to operate the airport in Quito, Ecuador.According to an SF Weekly investigation, ... More >>
Barack Obama kicked off his presidency by limiting his administration's vulnerability to lobbyists. By May, however, it seemed clear that resourceful Democratic Party insiders would circumvent the limited ban. San Francisco's Amazon Watch has just denounced former Clinton Administration trade repres ... More >>
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 >>
For 20 years, South American thieves have been stealing millions of dollars in gems and jewelry from traveling salespeople in San Francisco. And no one -- not the cops, jewelers, or insurance companies -- has the slightest idea how to stop them.