Those of you enviro nerds who have kept up with solar news might have caught sight of the Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane gliding over the Golden Gate Bridge a few weeks ago. At the time, it was taking a few practice laps before making its cross-country trip, which began this morning when ... More >>
The Company Bar & Kitchen is currently being built at 133 Steuart Street, in the space that formerly housed Shanghai 1930 restaurant. The project is the latest in the Mina Group collection and is led by longtime Mina group star sommelier Rajat Parr. AK Design Network from Los Angeles is transforming ... More >>
In late June, San Francisco Bulls president and coach Pat Curcio said he wanted his fledgling hockey team to be a minor league affiliate of the San Jose Sharks even if it took a whole season -- or two. It didn't even take a whole month. The teams today announced a deal, meaning the Cow Palace-based ... More >>
Unless you're within the devoted cadre of Slovakian hockey aficionados, you probably don't know much about Peter Sivak. You've probably heard of the San Jose Sharks, however. They're the guys with the teal uniforms who fly onto the rink via an oversize shark head and through a mist of dry ice. Well, ... More >>
Holland Reynolds, the 17-year-old San Francisco track star above, is being credited with inspiring the New York Giants Super Bowl victory last night. The video above was posted on YouTube, showing Reynolds as she struggled to finish the last 100 meters of a cross country 5K race in Fresno in 2010. ... More >>
For years, SFoodie has found it impossible to visit the Alemany Farmers' Market without gawking at Rosa de Santis's citrus stand. Her cara caras and oro blanco grapefruit are positively mundane -- there are boxes of sweet limes and nobbly Seville oranges to paw through and smell, and up on the ca ... More >>
Horan and HollandGary Scott Holland, 44, today confessed to the brutal slaying, of 46-year-old Kathleen "Kate" Horan -- a stranger he beat to death in a drug-induced rage.Holland, an alleged Satanist, appeared in court today where he plead guilty to murder charges. In exchange, prosecutors droppe ... More >>
Admiral RadleyAdmiral Radley Typhoon Social Studies Fake Your Own Death February 23, 2011 @Bottom of the Hill Better than: Starting an indie rock supergroup with your co-workers called the Water Coolers. Every night at the Noise Pop Festival is a dilemma. The schedule holds a musical em ... More >>
Found at last.Kelli Christensen's long hunt to reconnect with her homeless father ended at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday when she walked up to a Muni bus shelter in front of a Market Street 7-Eleven store downtown. There, sat a man in an orange baseball cap with his head down. Her cousin, Caine, who drove ... More >>
Have you seen this man?For years, Kelli Christensen knew very little about her father, Marty, only that he had a drinking problem and he had been estranged from the family. She and her family -- who live in Kingsburg, near Fresno -- had heard he was homeless in San Francisco. Christensen traveled ... More >>
Steve Vender, in a 2007 SF Weekly photoThe closely watched case of a San Francisco private investigator charged with dissuading a witness from testifying is scheduled to go to trial next month.We've reported in the past on the murky circumstances surrounding the District Attorney's prosecution of ... More >>
All smiles until messed with...San Franciscans probably have their ideas about the sort of folks who will descend on the Hyatt Regency airport hotel this weekend for the Second Amendment Foundation's gun rights conference: white, Tea Partyish, Red State-y, straight. Then here comes panelist Nicki ... More >>
Sorry, pal. Maybe next year. Or the year after that. Or not. Yesterday Restore Equality 2010 announced it was abandoning its efforts to repeal Prop 8 on the November ballot. The not-unforeseen announcement was also posted at a handful of blogs on Monday: Autumn Sandeen reported at Pam's House ... More >>
In today's print issue of SF Weekly, we report on suggestions in previously unreleased court documents that San Francisco police officers lost track of an important attempted-murder witness while trying to scrounge up dirt on a private investigator. But the cops' use of questionable spy games agains ... More >>
A San Francisco private investigator who works with criminal defense attorneys has been indicted on a felony count of dissuading a witness, a charge stemming from his alleged efforts to scare off a star witness in an attempted murder case last month.Steve Vender, in a 2007 SF Weekly photographSte ... More >>
Look, Ma! Solar panels and a three-car garage!If asked to guess which city in California sported the most rooftop solar installations, you might well guess San Francisco, right? And if asked which city would be most likely to include such information on its official travel brochure or within the stu ... More >>
She's closed Camp Casey outside George W. Bush's Crawford ranch and recently lost her bid to unseat Nancy Pelosi in Congress. Now Cindy Sheehan is taking on Barack Obama, claiming the U.S. president is the same sort of warmonger as her previous foes. But no less an anti-war authority ... More >>
So you've never heard of Christopher Dahl. He'd still like to be your U.S. Senator.
Isn't it Ironic? No. Believe it or not, the gaudy Christian rock of the Knights of the New Crusade is meant to be taken seriously
Treading funny old waters with Dame Edna
An extreme road trip that's never just a drag
In which the boy mayor shows off his basketball, um, prowess, while his wife just shows off
The last leg of a traveling exhibition on California's vanishing resources
Former Thrasher photographer Nik Freitas trades his skateboard for a keyboard -- and the glories of '70s pop
Why Mark Leno ought to serve in the Assembly, and Harry Britt should go back to New College
The Plane Facts; Review Redo; Winner or Loser? You Make the Call.; Grousing About Housing; Speechless
Providing comprehensive services for street people is morally uplifting -- and, as shown in New York, good policy
The Safari West wildlife reserve is like a bit of Africa in the Bay Area
Yes, SF Weekly has been secretly trying to rid the city of artists. It's working pretty well, don't you think?
Next Week: The Case Against Cable Cars;
Cali Agents' Rasco and Planet Asia are underground rappers who want to go platinum. You got a problem with that?
Tire Iron vs. Baseball Bat; Trashing SUVs Is Rude? Well Then, We'll Stop Doing It.; Or We Could Just Deport Them to Fresno; Modesto, My Modesto; Say, People Are Still Saying "Meme"?
The San Francisco rock scene is alive and well -- 90 miles from San Francisco
Since moving to the Bay Area a decade ago, Alec Palao has diligently tracked the history of local bands before the Grateful Dead (yes, such bands existed)
The snitches mumbled, stumbled, equivocated, and perjured themselves The jury found Bernard Temple -- the man prosecutors believed to be a bloodthirsty assassin for drug dealers -- not guilty of murder.
Terry Allen on remains, human and otherwise