The corruption saga surrounding Robert Shearer, the former SF State employee accused scamming the cash-strapped university out of millions, is finally coming to a head.
After years of investigation, Shearer was arrested on April 18 in his Fremont home on suspicion of colluding with a hazardous was ... More >>
The year 2012 was a pretty stellar one for San Francisco. If you doubt us for a second, just think no farther than the San Francisco Giants World Series win.
But amid the remarkable (sweeping baseball) moments -- like when the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence crashing Sheriff Joe Arpaio's dinner in ... More >>
We already know how Bay Area dogs feel about Mitt Romney, but nobody considered the cat vote until now. NBC brings this phenomenal election report about Mr. Nuts, a Fremont feline who took a dump on Mitt Romney, thus predicting Obama's victory tonight. The cat's owner, Michael Ostrofsky, gave Mr. Nu ... More >>
Scary Angel San Jose investigators say they have "credible evidence" that Steve Ruiz, the Hells Angel who is suspected of killing a fellow member of the biker gang, was spotted in San Jose over the weekend. San Jose Officer Jose Garcia told reporters that Ruiz was seen sometime Friday or Saturday ... More >>
The FDA is a real boner killer There's plenty of opportunities to help the 99 percent. For Trent Arsenault, a Fremont resident and Silicon Valley security expert, he prefers giving away his sperm -- for free -- to help those in need. Arsenault, 36, has been donating his sperm online to couples si ... More >>
Ice ice, baby...In a town where 50 degrees is considered chilly and even the remote possibility of a dusting of snow is a banner news event, it was conceivable that San Francisco's Occupy encampment could exist indefinitely. And yet, on the very night the cops moved in and cleared everybody out, ... More >>
Ryan WhiteRyan White, the nine-year-old Phillies fan who was tragically hit by a drunk driver after the Giants game last week, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, his parents said Tuesday afternoon. Ken and Roseanne White released a statement to the media thanking the community ... More >>
Not feeling itCongressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) defines the word "maverick." His stance on hemp farming and his position against the Federal Reserve earned the 2012 presidential hopeful the moniker long before the Republican establishment hijacked the label in 2008. The hero of political independent ... More >>
It just didn't seem right to lump in Oracle Arena and HP Pavilion fare with the cozy goings-on at S.F. dens like Bottom of the Hill and even Great American Music Hall. So, in search of an even comparison, I'm breaking it up: Today, here are the best concerts I saw with more than 5,000 of my fellow h ... More >>
Maria Lourdes Dionisio allegedly violated one of the first rules of embezzlement -- you're supposed to keep it a secretA pair of women accused of ripping off their San Francisco software company for a cool $2.6 million may go down as the most inept thieves of all-time. Maria Lourdes Dionisio, 46, ... More >>
It's back! In February, we reported on the sad plight of Mark Benz, who suffered something of a real estate crisis. The massive, painstakingly detailed San Francisco landmarks he'd crafted out of Legos were stolen out of his truck, parked in the driveway of his Fremont home. Today Benz -- an engi ... More >>
Courtesy Benz FamilyWill Mark Benz' Lego Ghirardelli Square end up in pieces on the Internet or at a flea market? Last week we reported on Fremont mechanical engineer and Lego savant Mark Benz, who had a number of giant, San Francisco Lego landmarks filched from the back of the family truck. Desp ... More >>
Has Office Depot taken the city for a ride? Let's hope the city saved its receipts. According to San Francisco's Director of the Office of Contract Administration, Naomi Kelly, the vast majority of the city's office supplies are purchased from Office Depot -- that would be the same Office D ... More >>