While it's up for debate whether the very best things in life are indeed free, we do know that some wonderful things are very cheap. At Pakwan Restaurant on 16th and Guerrero, you will find satisfying versions of the obligatory Pakistani Indian favorites such as saag paneer, samosas, papadum ... an ... More >>
Mixt Greens is about to get some competition for lunch traffic in the Financial District: L.A.-based Tender Greens is moving in to Fremont and Market. Like Mixt, Tender Greens focuses on salads using local ingredients. But Tender Greens also offers hot plates loaded with protein like marinated steak ... More >>
It's a bad day on BART, that's for sure. Another person was struck and killed this afternoon when a northbound train was moving through the Hayward station, creating major delays for the afternoon commute. The train struck a man at about 4:18 p.m., closing the station to commuters. Emergency cre ... More >>
Are you that person who hops BART after a long day of work, headed for downtown Oakland, but winds up in Fremont because your so damn tired that you fell asleep on the train? If just reading that last paragraph makes you cranky and irritable, then you could probably use an extra few hours of sleep. ... More >>
Finish your breakfast before you read this:The United States Attorney has filed the official paperwork ordering the destruction of all mice-invested food products at the now shuttered San Francisco Herb & Natural Foods Co.As readers probably would like to forget but haven't, state health officia ... More >>
We've heard of angry women cutting off their man's penis, but a man has to be really upset about something to castrate himself. According to press reports, Fremont officers were called to the 4300 block of Mowry Avenue about 2 a.m Wednesday after a 20-year-old man had cut off his penis with an X-A ... More >>
The Examiner brings us this unsatisfying story this morning about a disturbing uptick in public masturbation -- and we're not referring to your Muni ride last night. Just last week in Half Moon Bay, sheriff's deputies were called to a report of a horny man who allegedly had been pleasuring himself ... More >>
San Francisco police shot at a man who was attempting to rob a 30-year-old woman as she walked through the city's Financial District late last night. According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, officers were coming from another call about about 10:40 p.m. when they heard a woman scream. The cops saw ... More >>
A class-action lawsuit brought against a group of Bay Area Hooters restaurants by the establishments' waitresses can proceed, a state appeals court ruled this week, denying the restaurants' claim that the employees' complaints should be settled by a labor arbitrator and not in court.In a decision ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Back from the brink: While it looked as though La Oaxaqueña's brick-and-mortar was a goner, Eater SF shares it's readying for a comeback. Closed since August, the Mexican restaurant says it'll be back so ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Arguably the angriest chef in the kitchen, Gordon Ramsay, is heading to the Bay Area for an episode of Kitchen Nightmares. His team is looking for diners to grab a seat in Fremont at the steak and seafoo ... More >>
Cyclist diesThe cyclist who was hit by a truck yesterday morning as she rode along Mission and Fremont streets died last night. Medical authorities identified the victim as 25-year-old Nancy Ho, a San Francisco resident. Ho was hit yesterday at about 8:04 a.m. when she made an illegal left-hand t ... More >>
Cyclist killedUpdate 2 p.m.: Lieutenant Troy Dangerfield told us that the 25-year-old Asian woman is still in critical condition after being hit by a food delivery truck this morning. He said the cyclist made an illegal left hand turn in front of the truck when she was hit. The woman, who was not ... More >>
View San Francisco Farmers Markets 2011 in a larger map Hey, remember when we said that if you wanted a farmers' market on Monday or Friday, you were SOL? Well, as of today, that's no longer true. A brand-spankin'-new market has bloomed in a public plaza at 50 Fremont in the Financial District. Its ... More >>
The Shaggs in 1968.The opening torrent of notes in Ornette Coleman's "Kaleidoscope" reminds me of the ubiquitous television closet gag. You know, when some unsuspecting soul opens a closet door and is buried under an avalanche of junk (executed rather brilliantly in this episode of Elmo's World). ... More >>
Sonya T./YelpJapaCurry's lunchtime line at Mission and New Montgomery.After last week's encounter with an angry restaurant owner, Jay Hamada didn't park his JapaCurry truck on Second Street on Monday and Tuesday. Instead, Hamada submitted three new locations yesterday to Alfreddie Steward, th ... More >>
Alex HochmanThat's not some bottled hot sauce tossed with Fremont Diner's hot chicken.Chewing our first bite of Fremont Diner's Nashville Hot Chicken ($10.50), we were already mentally calculating how long it would take to drive back to Sonoma the next day to get our fix. Three pieces of Fult ... More >>
A pair of mishaps led to BART commuters this morning having plenty of extra time to get to know their fellow passengers. A mechanical failure that took a train out of service at West Oakland station exacerbated an earlier delay near Fremont when the high-voltage third-rail was exposed on the trac ... More >>
The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office identified the person who yesterday wandered onto the BART tracks at Embarcadero in an apparent suicide attempt. Sadly, the attempt was successful -- Daevonn Hartley, a 16-year-old male Fremont resident, died of his wounds at 7 p.m. last night at San Fr ... More >>
At the corner of Howard and Fremont this morning -- the first day of the $2.50 Bay Bridge carpool toll -- the casual carpoolers disembarked out of virtual strangers' vehicles just the same as they did yesterday and every other morning in past decades. Yet some were a dollar poorer.
Local television isn't as booming as it was years ago. One of the greatest casualties, Dr. Jang excepted, is the proliferation of awesome and awesomely strange commercials for Bay Area businesses. We thought we'd take a moment to honor a few past and present food commercials we love: 5. East Oa ... More >>
A database of more than 200,000 Bay Area public employees charts just who's earning $12.2 billion in public salaries. (It's a big database, so it takes a while to load up). Coming tops on the Bay Area News Group-compiled cavalcade of information: Nancy Farber, chief administrator of Washing ... More >>
Last year, Hearst Corp. had no problem bandying about the Chronicle's purported $1 million a week losses when it suited their aims of playing super-duper union hardball, successfully liquidating much of the staff, and switching to non-union printers. Now, however, more than half a doz ... More >>
J. BirdsallRibs should be an essential part of your strategy for happiness tonight.Today kicks off more than just the slightly hungover-around-the-edges start to the weekend. It's also the first day of Town Hall's patio happy hour. You know, just like the lunchtime outdoor barbecues the resta ... More >>
Mr. Tudor is not amused...Less than a month before Renaissance Faire organizers hoped to transform Golden Gate Park from a haven of drunken debauchery into a haven of period-piece drunken debauchery, an e-mail today from Renaissance Productions today announced that the Aug. 1-2 event has been nixed. ... More >>
Did you miss San Francisco's Oyster Fest last month? Fear not. There are plenty of larger food festivals to satiate you -- if you're willing to travel. We've put together a roundup of some of the best. Maine Lobster Festival (July 29-August 2)Made famous by David Foster Wallace's essay Consider ... More >>
A transportation activist points to inefficient and costly projects like the Central Subway.
"New plant opening up in Fremont -- looks like I'm out of work." In this, the San Francisco Chronicle's 144th birthday week, the paper has giddily promised its readers "144 days of extra surprises, leading up to the biggest of them all -- new presses." You won't read about it in the Chron, but not e ... More >>
The third one is charming in a nautical sort of way.
It had been too long since I'd been to the Naz 8 (www.naz8.com), the multiplex in Fremont that features the best in Asian film. (It had been too long since I'd been anywhere, but that's a different issue). It was Veteran's Day. Tom called at ten and asked if I'd like to go see On Shanti Om at 3 p.m. ... More >>
The 49ers and the A's are on the move. Is their flight to the 'burbs a seismic shift in the Bay Area sports scene?
City Lights hosted the announcement of the National Book Awards finalists this month. But do book awards even matter?
The politics of pork has real victims. Just look at New Orleans, or commuters on the Bay Bridge.
A look at the appalling discrimination against Middle Eastern students countenanced by Bay Area public schools
Girls just want to eat spicy food and see movies together
DJ "I rule the school"
A story about the music we make out of the things we carry
Whole lotta shakin' goin' on
A meditation on memory and Indian culture, from Krishna dolls to bharathanatyam
Taking the Fun Out of Fort Funston; A Tale of Two Cities (and One Swedish Furniture Emporium); Spin the Bottle?
Can't Find My Way Home, Nancy Drew in The Case of the Screaming Stadium!, Last Week for Golden Handshake Reader Poll!
One of California's best Cajun chefs goes on the lam after a Bay Area con game is busted
Schools plan to tell parents where sex offenders live; is it caution or hysteria?