The Bay Area music scene had a particular flair for making headlines for reasons other than actual music in 2012. Some of these 10 incidents are totally tabloid, others are cold and criminal, but none of them are boring. From Ecstasy rings and instrument thievery to lascivious infidelity and shockin ... More >>
Some teens on the East Coast were horrified to discover their innocent Facebook photos had been plastered all over a sleazy porn site. According to media reports, 17 girls from Bay Path Technical Vocational Regional High School in Charlton, Mass., were victims of this Facebook/porn fiasco, but sc ... More >>
Last week, just as two ill-conceived anti-piracy bills were disintegrating in Congress in the face of a massive online protest, the FBI, with help from foreign governments, was busting Megaupload, one of the biggest sources of pirated digital goods. The timing was interesting, though the feds s ... More >>
Marshall GoldbergFederal authorities say Marshall McMains Goldberg, the California man charged with kidnapping his eldery mother from her Ashland, Oregon home, could be hiding out in the San Francisco Bay Area. In May, a Grand Jury indicted Goldberg, 55, on charges that he kidnapped his 85-year-o ... More >>
Albert Law/porkbellystudioMission Chinese Food's mixed pickles, $3.SFoodie's countdown of our 92 favorite things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition.The longer Danny Bowien and Anthony Myint's restaurant sticks around, the farther afield it spins, growing wilder and more elaborate wit ... More >>
Look! Now they're going out to the movies! It's all part of a nefarious plot, I tell you! Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi introduced a resolution this week asking his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors to endorse a Human Rights Commission report that shows law enforcement is consistently racial pro ... More >>
It's like an a TV episodeSan Francisco's Chief of Police has decided to suspend the police department's plainclothes unit at the southern station while the city investigates accusations of perjury and police misconduct during a drug bust earlier this year. The officers involved have been reassign ... More >>
iHackSan Francisco is home to some of the smartest and most tech-savvy inventors -- and hackers. Federal authorities arrested Daniel Spitler, a San Francisco resident, on suspicion of stealing and distributing the e-mail addresses of more than 120,000 iPad owners. Spitler, 26, and Andrew Auernhei ... More >>
Ken Mehlman has had plenty of dancing partners at the hypocrisy partyWhen Ken Mehlman crawled out of the closet last week he dragged a legion of filthy dust bunnies along with him. For years, Mehlman was the mouthpiece -- and brain trust -- of the political party that built its reputation a ... More >>
Bono, your ruined back totally ruined our weekGoogle may launch music store to battle with iTunes this fall. [CNET]U2 had to postpone tonight's show in Oakland due to Bono's back injury. Disappointed, the Chron assembles a list of famous rock injury moments. [SF Gate]Members of Oakland noise-psy ... More >>
A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican Cartel soldier and East L.A. executioner.
Kenneth KyleKenneth Kyle, the Cal State East Bay professor arrested earlier this month at San Francisco International Airport on child porn charges, will be arraigned this morning at San Francisco's Hall of Justice. The 47-year-old is facing felony charges of child pornography possession and chil ... More >>
View Larger Map A 17-year-old boy shot in the stomach last night in what appears to be an unprovoked shooting near Fort Mason is out of surgery with his condition upgraded to "non-life-threatening." He may speak to investigators from the Natonal Park Police and FBI as soon as today. The boy and a 22 ... More >>
Despite Obama's promises of change, corporate crooks are still going unpunished for their roles in the financial collapse.
The November CoalitionDrug War protester at Huntington Beach, Calif.Marijuana arrests in the United States declined in 2008 -- the first such drop since 2002 -- according to figures released by the FBI today.According to the just-released Uniform Crime Reports, U.S. law enforcement made 847,863 a ... More >>
By a 23-15 vote, the California State Senate yesterday approved a "joint resolution" urging the federal government to stop Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) raids on medical marijuana patients and providers. The Sen. Mark Leno-authored resolution additionally calls for the nation to "create a compreh ... More >>
An investor finds that he has been swindled, and that the schemer was aided by a mortgage industry lacking oversight.
Is it just us or does busted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich ... look quite a bit like respected U.C. Berkley astronomy professor Alex Filippenko?One helped SF Weekly with some calculations -- and the other is just calculating. One has a Ph.D, the other one was busted by the FBI. One looks at the star ... More >>
Following Untraceable's lame-brained argument, we're all to blame for this massively dumb movie
Answer all correctly and win a Def Leppard album
Billy Ray takes on another liar: FBI traitor Robert Hanssen
Week of Wednesday, October 11, 2006
In the process of taking down the city's baddest gangsters, prosecutors and cops set some very scary people free.
The Assistant U.S. Attorney, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the SFPD want to get their hands on a video shot by a San Francisco blogger
Why is this tale of a criminally undervalued FBI agent told backward?
Willie Brown acknowledges his cronies fed at the city trough? Now that's funny.
Lying under oath, threatening witnesses, revealing the names of federal agents -- it's just another day on the job for one of the DEA's paid drug informants
So some computers, disk drives, keys, and uranium have been "misplaced." Don't you still think UC should run the top-secret Los Alamos nuclear lab? Take quiz, find out.
Sandra Bullock fires off another Miss
The feds catch up with the "homeless hacker" -- and order him off computers
The unsettling link between a group of firms that sell financial planning services to elderly Californians and one of the most notorious con men in U.S. history
This is no time for softheaded governing. In this election, Prop. F and Dennis Herrera pass the confidence test; MUD fails completely.
The Cell dives into the brain of a killer, but it's a shallow pool
A con man feeds on fear and paranoia in the software business
Three San Francisco men found riches in Antiqua with their Internet gambling site. Now they're federal fugitives. Caribbean
The Internet's version of the Hatfields and the McCoys just escalated
Despite the deaths of Aaron Williams and Mark Garcia, the SFPD continues to use pepper spray on suspects who stand a good chance of dying in custody.
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