On June 6, 2007, Rodrigo Caballero, a 16-year-old member of the Vario Lancas gang in Los Angeles, jumped out of a green Toyota and opened fire on three Val Verde gang rivals walking down the street. He missed two of his targets, but the third caught a non-fatal gunshot wound near the shoulder blade. ... More >>
Def SoundJ*DaveyBluDef Soul@ 330 RitchThursday, March 10, 2011Better than: A late-night spelling bee. San Francisco came out last night to party in good faith -- to get down, make noise, say Yeeaaayyuh, the usual -- but the partying spirit was damped, at least in my case, by an hour and fifteen ... More >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain
A methodical look at how and why we torture in Taxi to the Dark Side
We tried to warn you. A new audit shows how a PGA tournament sucked millions of dollars from city parks.
Hollywood claims the sky is falling. To which we say, Puh-lease.
Jim Carrey's brand of fun warms a reheated Dick and Jane
An intriguing cover-up tale melts into a melodramatic mess
Why does Joe Morgan -- the best second baseman in history and a prominent TV broadcaster -- hate Moneyball? And Billy Beane and his Oakland A's? And you, too, if you think the statistical revolution that's overwhelmed Major League Baseball has any
Alex Gibney expertly captures the lies and fall of Enron
A 1905 play presciently engaged with the ethics of transgression and repayment
How U.S. financial firms -- including Bank of America -- allegedly abetted a multibillion-dollar fraud, and how U.S. regulators are letting them get away with it
This Spike Lee joint is a cockeyed, self-righteous, and graceless diatribe
After mortgaging our future in an orgy of budget-related borrowing, the Legislature hatches new orgiastic plans: sleazy tax shelters
ACT brings new life to a well-trodden script
San Francisco now has two -- count 'em, two -- adult dodgeball leagues
The problem today isn't shoddy corporate ethics -- capitalism was built on corruption. The problem is America's bias against government regulation.
Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam brings hip hop home
How long does it take Pac Bell to install a phone? Let us count the days.
WARNING: Gov. Davis' plan to use tobacco lawsuit money to fill a budget gap is dangerous to our financial health
Why San Francisco and its outside accountants are a little too close for comfort -- and how it could threaten the city's financial integrity
Shaw's 70-year-old Apple Cart still has plenty to say about modern-day democracy, globalization, and corporate scams
The plan to build a massive new power plant in San Francisco -- once thought inevitable -- hits a few snags
Previous "creative financing" debacles should haunt city officials who've approved a risky $1 billion lease of Muni streetcars
Why is Muni in such a hurry to win approval for a blindingly complex, potentially risky, $1 billion plan to privatize the city's rail fleet?
In S.F., spring is the season for romance. And pig coitus. And mouse erections. And ...
A deft film in which a southland legislator and lazy journalists rewrite history, blame Enron for the energy crisis, and leave Sacramento corruption untouched
A rehearsal space opens, a club closes
Clinton gets the rock star treatment at UC Berkeley; Chron Covers Enron-Size Bust
Week of January 16, 2002
As we're now finding out, Gov. Davis may be the only one who won't have to pay for his mishandling of the energy crisis
PG&E is doing to New England what greedy, polluting, out-of-state energy suppliers have done to PG&E and California
Greedy out-of-state profiteers make easy targets, but the real villains of California's energy debacle are the ones under the state capitol dome.
It's time for consumers to take back California
Competitors say delay in electric deregulation helps PG&E, other utility monopolies
The S.F.-based utility embarks on a nationwide buying spree