Our sea legs are still a little shaky from the news earlier this week that Coachella, the annual bare midriff convention of Indio, Calif., is going on a cruise. But then we thought the Bruise Cruise was totally weird. And actually, a cruise boat where Pulp plays and you get to go wine-tasting with J ... More >>
Authorities say they might have recovered the body of one of the sailors who went missing after a boating accident near the Farallon Islands earlier this month.Tourists spotted the body at the base of the cliff at Bodega Head Tuesday evening, but helicopters couldn't see anything "due to the darkne ... More >>
A 48-year-old man is in critical condition this morning after he was reportedly shot in the head last night in the city's Oceanview neighborhood. According to Sgt. Michael Andrayachak, police were called to the intersection of Plymouth and Farallones streets at about 8:45 p.m. on reports of a shooti ... More >>
After 24 hours of scouring the waters, the Coast Guard announced last night that it was suspending its search for the four sailors who went missing in a boating accident over the weekend, and would not resume the search today. Authorities explained to the press their reason for ending the search, sa ... More >>
There's nothing to worry about Just in time for the weekend, park officials have lifted the ban on deep-water swimming at Stinson Beach after a great white shark was spotted on Sunday. Alex Picavet, spokeswoman with the National Park Service told reporters that they are set to impose any more res ... More >>
Snack attack There isn't a cloud in the sky; the temperature is picture-perfect, and tomorrow is summer solstice. We cannot think of any good reason not to skip out on work and hit the beach. Yet we woke up this morning to the dreadful news that nobody will be allowed to swim at Stinson Beach thi ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Tablehopper reports that Brick & Mortar Music Hall, (1710 Mission at Duboce) which opened in the former Coda space in late March, is starting to focus on food. Part-owner Michael O'Connor will hire one of ... More >>
It's been a rough summer for whales in the Bay Area. A humpback died near the Farallon Islands in July, a cargo ship killed a minke whale near the Port of Oakland last week, and yesterday a dead 35-footer washed up on Ocean Beach between Kirkham and Lawton. Leviathan, we hardly knew ye! Let's o ... More >>
Stoke ReportPoor surfing -- and a dead whaleContinuing a rough spell for our Cetacean brethren, a large dead whale was today spotted on Ocean Beach. The whale -- which at least appears to have been dead for some time -- washed up between Kirkham and Lawton. This is the third dead whale spotted in ... More >>
When at the New York State Fair, be sure to check out the meat goats! It's hard to characterize the San Francisco Examiner. You get an impressive breadth of coverage of local events by very hard-working reporters, lunatic fringe national coverage and editorials, and, well, this.But we weren't sur ... More >>
Annie Schmidt/PRBO Conservation ScienceMaybe this was a boating accident...A young humpback whale sighted off the Farallones Sunday may have been struck by a boat and left to die, scientists fear. The 25-foot whale was spotted by biologist Jaime Jahncke, a researcher at PRBO. Scientists afloat fo ... More >>
El Monstruo de Cojimar was captured off the coast of Cuba in 1945 and purportedly clocked in at 21 feet.Dr. John McCosker, the Senior Scientist and Chair of the Department of Aquatic Biology at the California Academy of Science, presented a talk called "Sharks: Why We Love, Fear, and Need Them" a ... More >>
The adoring public may have a problem with what San Francisco has in store for its troublesome invaders, the sea lions.
Jim HerdWebcam, ahoy!Longtime listeners to San Francisco Giants broadcasts will be familiar with KNBR radio's ubiquitous catchphrase touting its broadcasting might: "From the Farallones to the Rockies..." Many a fan has probably stopped to wonder who, exactly, is catching those ballgames out on the ... More >>
The question of whether to begin saving creatures and habitats from climate change
Late SF rapper Madd Maxx's debut CD is out--and so is his killer
Friends and family of a well-known fishing captain are convinced he and his deckhand were victims of a maritime hit-and-run near the Golden Gate
A nautical novice learns sailing's not just for the high society
Damn good surfing, 20 minutes from home. Or less.
Too many fishermen are still unaware of the dangers of consuming San Francisco Bay seafood
In the heart of the urban jungle, and angler's oasis
SF Weekly writer Lisa Davis wins a Polk Award for exposing the history of nuclear waste at Hunters Point Shipyard
The weird coincidences between last week's terrorist attacks and David Hagberg's novels have been keeping the author up at night
The Fallout From "Fallout";Where There's Smoke ...;Charity Case
Three California members of Congress are demanding information from the Navy about radioactive materials at Hunters Point Shipyard
Newly released documents indicate the Navy dumped far more nuclear waste than it's ever acknowledged in a major commercial fishery just 30 miles west of San Francisco. Why won't the government even study the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Site?
How nuclear researchers handled -- and grossly mishandled -- the Cold War's most dangerous radioactive substances at a top-secret lab inside the Hunters Point Shipyard. The same shipyard the city wants to remake as San Francisco's newest neighborhood.
To the Farallones
The strange quest of San Anselmo's Graham Hawkes, who will dive a two-man submarine to the deepest point in the ocean. If someone gives him $7 million.