Local women are putting a positive spin on the once antagonistic phrase "Throw like a girl!" In fact that directive is being displayed proudly across the banner of San Francisco's newest nonprofit: Girls Reclaiming Revolutionary Recreational Power, or "GRRRL" for short.The goal of GRRRL's spon ... More >>
No more dressing up in ugly hospital gowns or sending mean Valentine's Day cards to Wells Fargo executives. It seems 99 percenters have decided it's time to go big or go home.On May 1, occupiers aren't just going to make life hell for Wells Fargo executives -- they are going to make life ... More >>
Cursing out the CEO of Wells Fargo has kinda lost its thrill, which is why San Francisco's 99 percent has come up with a new way to shame the 1 percent. A coalition of powerful unions launched a new website today which, among other things, has a report that lists the state's top 13 most egregious 1 ... More >>
Later this evening, frustrated San Franciscans will descend on the home of Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf to shame him, once again, over his gross wealth and our gross despair. And if that isn't enough to rattle him, this might be: The National Fair Housing Alliance is accusing the big banker of racial ... More >>
No better way to draw sympathy than to put on a hospital gown, right? Needless to say, protesters in San Francisco are getting creative with their campaign against Wells Fargo, the nefarious big bank that's screwed one too many homeowners out of their homes. Occupy Bernal Heights, along with the ... More >>
This weekend, San Francisco families are planning to descend on the front steps of Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf's home to deliver a foreclosure notice of their own, and stage a mock auction to show the wealthy financier the same kind of humiliating treatment that local families have experienced, t ... More >>
Not winning the vote of San Francisco's business community...Despite 30 minutes of face time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi failed to convince a delegation of San Francisco Chamber of Commerce business leaders to endorse the most important piece of legislation a San Francisco politician has shepherd ... More >>
CaliforniaTacoTrucks.comCurry Up Now: Poaching from established merchants?In September, the Peninsula city of Burlingame got a spicy taste of taco-truck Indian food via Curry Up Now. But according to a story in the San Mateo County Times, the truck is leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of s ... More >>
Almost four months after voters stripped gays of their right to marry in California, a Town Hall-style meeting addressing what went wrong will finally happen. Supervisors Bevan Dufty, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, and Senator Mark Leno will all apparently be there, as w ... More >>
Week of November 20, 2002
San Francisco's Providian Financial was once the most despised company in the credit card industry. Now, after a humbling fall, it just wants to be loved.
A Dot-Com Launch Party
Hometown thieves we'll tolerate, but not southern sexists
Sutter Health, which owns one of California's largest hospital empires, is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity. Critics wonder why Sutter dispenses so little charity, and vacuums so much profit, from the hospitals it acquires.
Born to sell, would-be America's Cup skipper Dawn Riley puts her birthright to work