As a rebuttal of a rebuttal of a rebuttal is always a dicey proposition, I'll start off by echoing the words of Farhad Manjoo. I respect him and his work, and I'm flattered that he took the time to tear apart one of my pieces. Still, Manjoo's rebuttal of my rebuttal of his current San Francisco Mag ... More >>
On December 18, a California Highway Patrol Officer arrested a man who led him on a brief car chase along I-580. The officer found a handgun in the man's jacket pocket. The gun, like so many in California, came from out-of-state, according to a complaint filed Tuesday in the Federal District Court ... More >>
Update (12:46 p.m): Police have identified the suspect as 24-year-old Malachi Barton. He was booked on felony charges of evading arrest and assault with a deadly weapon. Original story (7:07 a.m.): A 24-year-old suspected gang member was arrested last night after allegedly slamming into a SFPD veh ... More >>
Well no, actually -- a Metallica-Vans partnership doesn't seem all that "inevitable" to us, despite this statement from both parties today chirping that "many a skate trick is landed with Vans shoes on the feet and a Metallica tune in one's head." Maybe that was true in, like, 1992. Maybe the Vans f ... More >>
Hollywood's craziest premiere this week didn't take place in Los Angeles, it rocked Alcatraz Island. For the first time since Sean Connery launched the feature film The Rock there in 1996, the isle hosted a premiere party Wednesday night for Alcatraz, a television series produced by J.J. Abrams (Fr ... More >>
From Seventeen Evergreen's "Polarity Song" video. Ah, the music video: In three decades, these modest clips went from insider promo tool, to prime-time TV staple, to Internet meme-generator. And despite all the online noise and bustle of 2011, a good music video is still a fantastic way to gr ... More >>
The 1968 Steve McQueen film Bullitt set the gold standard for car chases on film -- and the fact that its extended Ford Mustang-vs.-Dodge Charger battle took place on San Francisco's insane hills certainly had something to do with its greatness.Yet recently, the boys from Toronto's Holy Fuck ... More >>
Uh, I had a lovely night, too...Bernal Heights residents were witnesses to a first date gone horribly awry Friday, as a woman drove past her suitor -- and into more than a dozen parked cars. Eyewitnesses described a scene less resembling a night on the town but a demolition derby. Residents in th ... More >>
Cops' haul: 175 pounds of marijuana, 222 plants. The San Francisco Police Department busted a growhouse in Laurel Heights, and trucked away more than 100 pounds of marijuana. Following that raid, police also hit a home on 43rd Avenue in the Richmond in what may be a related growing operation. Two ... More >>
Joe EskenaziThe tow truck had just finished hauling a jeep in forward and reverse through a maze of traffic cones, Muni personnel, Public Works guys, and bulldozers in an exercise reminiscent of the Olympic figure skating compulsories when I noticed the next car in line. It was this stunning blac ... More >>
Janine KahnAn artist's rendition of Jeff Adachi's dump truckAnswers are trickling in from our elected officials on how they plan on cruising at this weekend's Pride Parade. Starting at the top, Mayor Gavin Newsom takes the same approach with vehicles as he does with spokesmen -- if one is good, then ... More >>
Without parental guidance, they lived wild and free at an early age, but murder will keep them locked up for years.
Rick LaubscherMuni's flagship car will soon be going under the knifeThe news that Muni is shelling out just shy of $2 million to restore its historic trolley car No. 1 while struggling to make up a $129 million shortfall (and being systematically looted by other city departments) could be read as a ... More >>
In the process of taking down the city's baddest gangsters, prosecutors and cops set some very scary people free.
A case that the Archdiocese of San Francisco apparently doesn't want you to know about
An enterprising volunteer gives Sonoma State University a unique solution to its athletics-funding problem: a stable of thoroughbreds
A veteran of the Apollo program continues a quixotic quest to send a small rocket of his own design 60 miles high and, in the process, save his soul. Maybe ours, too.
Week of May 28, 2003
Driven by ego and anger, kids are turning some city neighborhoods into racetracks -- with deadly results
"Alloy Orchestra," "Bardot a Go-Go"
Seventy Bay Area enthusiasts -- and thousands more across the nation -- don't care what Ralph Nader says. They want their Corvairs.