UC college chicks don't need daddy to pay for school and all those four-year parties anymore, but what they do need are their sugar daddies.
A new study shows that an increasing number of female students from UC Berkeley and UC Davis are tapping sugar daddies for college tuition -- and they have hi ... More >>
There's a new side hustle at Berkeley High: Hacking into the school database and clearing classmates' attendance record for a fee.
Ferris Bueller would be proud.
But the administration was not. School officials caught on and are suspending dozens of students and expelling a few others.
Of course, ... More >>
It's bad enough having to pay student loan late fees -- but imagine having to pay them twice. That's just what a Bay Area student says happened to her when the bank charged her two times for student-loan late fees.
Tina Ubaldi is suing Sallie Mae and its affiliates, claiming unfair business prac ... More >>
Raymond Foakes, a former Hells Angel, was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in state prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme.U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup also ordered Foakes, 48, to pay $1,085,000 in restitution. On Oct. 25, 2011, Foakes, the former president ... More >>
Occupy is doing something besides squatting A few weeks ago, we got a real kick out of the fact that Occupy Oakland deposited a $20,000 donation it received into Wells Fargo -- one of the many big banks the movement has been actively protesting since September. Say what you want about Occupy  ... More >>
So good on and off the field While you were out cooking hot dogs and pounding cheap beers to celebrate the three-day weekend, Brian Wilson, the Giants relief pitcher, observed Memorial Day by establishing the largest Air Force scholarship in history. Wilson set up The Michael Wilson Scholarship i ... More >>
City College could have plenty of Favres in the making A San Francisco football player is suing the NCAA, Cal State, and the University of California, claiming they are keeping him and other junior college athletes from playing Division I sports. Reginald Davis, a full-time student at City Colle ... More >>
Friend of students, foe of alleged felons.Update: Newsom's spokesman responds. Read below. Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has come out today supporting a group he threw the book at during his time as San Francisco mayor: illegal immigrant youth. Newsom has sent a letter to Assemblyman Gil ... More >>
There's one born every minute...An investment offer advertised in the San Francisco Chronicle by the bank Advanta promised 11 percent annual interest at a time when savings accounts typically offered less than 2 percent. As we noted in an article and blog post shortly thereafter, the offer was to ... More >>
That top hat? A cool $200 -- do not pass 'Go.'
Cheap is the new black. It's hip to be spare. Frugal = fabulous. But according to a new map that shows the most frugal cities in America produced by the personal finance Web site, Mint.com, San Francisco is yet again lagging behind on a trend, traili ... More >>
Banking experts qualify the service being hawked in this San Francisco Chronicle ad as a potential Ponzi schemeReaders skimming the ads on page D-2 of the Sunday, July 12 San Francisco Chronicle might have been surprised to see an extraordinary investment opportunity in a quarter-page advertisement ... More >>