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 >>
Despite having been accused of deceptive business practices by the attorney general, former students, and ex-employees, Corinthian Colleges are getting millions in federal stimulus dollars.
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 >>
The death of a prominent businessman is just one more murder that goes unsolved
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger launches an attack on CalPERS. The giant pension fund's Democratic allies aren't taking it lying down
Week of October 30, 2002
All the Wammies That Was!
Your choices of the top local bands
How a supervisor with just $42,500 in income services $1 million in mortgages
State laws regulating vocational schools have been gutted. Disadvantaged students are paying the price.
Willie Brown plays hide-and-seek with his tax returns
One of California's best Cajun chefs goes on the lam after a Bay Area con game is busted
Environmental testing in the Presidio may be a Sisyphean task