Chin up football fans, the 49ers defeat isn't a total loss. We know your heartbroken that those pre-made Niners Super Bowl championship T-shirts and sweatshirts, bought by retailers in hopes that they could capitalize on a Super Bowl win, won't be on your backs. But they are going to families in n ... More >>
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 >>
Alligator dishes are popping up around San Francisco like crawfish in a running creek. Justin Simoneaux, executive chef of Boxing Room and from the small Cajun country town of Raceland, La., speculates why Bay Area eaters might be attracted to the reptile. "All these crazy Cajun alligator hunting sh ... More >>
We've all missed a deadline, but how many of those missed appointments meant the difference between a life of refuge and a life of fear? That's what it has meant to Blanca Medina, an El Salvadorian woman currently classified as a fugitive after she missed her immigration court hearing. Medina had a ... More >>
Edwin Ramos, the 25-year-old convicted on three counts of first degree murder, will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. This morning, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Charles Haines sentenced him to three consecutive life terms, without the possibility of parole. This comes about a mont ... More >>
Any good San Franciscan knows how to muse over a cup of coffee. We can't help but remembering fondly the coffee drinkers at Four Barrel who continued sipping obliviously as two burglars used this hipster hotspot as an attempted escape route last November. I've sat in many a coffee shop, eavesdr ... More >>
Joe Biden's a reasonable guy. When presidents of Latin American nations suggest drug legalization as a solution to the drug-fueled violence wreaking havoc on their land, the Vice President will listen... long enough to dismiss the idea out of hand.The leaders of Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador ... 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 >>
Ignacio Ellacuria, one of the priests murdered in 1989.Last week, a Spanish judge indicted and issued arrest warrants for 20 Salvadorean ex-military officials in the high-profile 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests during that country's Civil War. The case has significant San Francisco connection ... More >>
Three more members face conspiracy charges. A federal grand jury indicted three alleged MS-13 gang members on Wednesday for conspiracy to commit murder and racketeering. The indictment comes in addition to the 24 alleged MS-13 members already facing conspiracy charges after the three-year investi ... More >>
How does this happen?The youngest of the 24 accused Mara Salvatrucha gangsters operating in the Bay Area are barely 20 years old. They were still minors -- or had just turned 18 -- when they were arrested in 2008 during the Opeation Devil Horns gang take down. Since then, they have been indicted ... More >>
Mexicans top the list, but the Soviets aren't so far behind. Yesterday, we told you about California being a national leader when it comes to the number of criminal aliens incarcerated in our state prisons. It turns out that very few of those criminal aliens hail from San Francisco. Criminal alie ... More >>
Tempers flared in San Francisco last week...Last week we wrote about a strange, albeit international, incident in the south of the city. A menacing group of hoodlums surrounded a stumbling drunk and asked him his country of origin. Not liking the answer, the leader of the pack said he was from a ... More >>
With her star-studded smile, Estrellita's Snacks proprietor Maria del Carmen Flores is the latest San Francisco street food vendor to be featured on VendrTV, a nationally-focused Web show hosted by Daniel Delaney. In this cute episode, Delaney travels to the Alemany Farmers' Market to learn the stor ... More >>
T. PalmerName: CornbrightsBrand: Productos AlimenticiosOrigin: El SalvadorFound at: La Loma Produce #7 (2695 San Bruno at Bacon)Cost: $0.99Ingredients: Sugar, corn grits, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated palm olein or cottonseed oil, salt, artificial flavors, artificial colors, citric acidCalor ... More >>
By Ashley Harrell and Will Harper Over the past decade, we have oftentimes felt as though we are living in an adult playground run by a feisty bunch of hypocrites, philanderers, and drunk-dialers. This, we have to admit, makes San Francisco a pretty exciting city in which to gather t ... More >>
marieclaire.comCAMINOS-Pathways Learning Center, which offers computer literacy and workforce development programs to promote digital inclusion for Latina women, will host a daylong ode to tamales with Fiesta del Tamal. Attendees will get to sample varying regional styles of tamale from nine diff ... More >>
Before: S.F. coddled undocumented teen criminals. After: S.F. punishes undocumented teens who commit crimes (and some who don't, too).
Name: Bean and Cheese PupusasBrand: Casa SanchezOrigin: South San FranciscoFound at: Andronicos (1200 Irving at 14th Ave.)Cost: $4.99Ingredients: Corn flour, pinto beans, jack cheese, canola oil, onions, cumin, paprika.Calories per serving: 174 The word: Originally an invention from El Salvador some ... More >>
As illegal vendors in the Mission play hide-and-seek with the police, market demand keeps them coming back.
Give me your tired, your poor, but most definitely your pupusas.
They once called him a savior who helped people in need. Today, Edwin Parada is accused of taking money from Latinos unfamiliar with real estate laws.
Former pro soccer players from Latin America help the Farolito team dominate an amateur league.
Complete Studio Recordings 1982-1984
If it's kinda, sorta music-related, we'll review it. This week: Trap Door.
A Salvadoran boy awaits the birthday that renders him a warrior
Photographs of the nabe
International soccer invades S.F.
Men may want to take cover when Krissy Keefer, feminist survivor, dances
Journalists are playing into the hands of George Bush when they unthinkingly insist that everything is different since Sept. 11
Mingling with the hoochie mamas, heavy dudes, and drag señoritas
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