It's not private prisons or Big Pharma that's keeping marijuana illegal in California (though no doubt both benefit big-time from drug prohibition). It's money, as in a lack of about $3 million to put a voter initiative like the ones that legalized small amounts of cannabis in Colorado or Washingt ... More >>
Debaser presents Last Nite Elbo Room Friday, April 12, 2013 Growing up in the veritable golden age of cultural nostalgia that was the '00s, it never really occured to me that my own decade might eventually be revisited. Even now, it's surprising that anyone would care to go back and try to relive m ... More >>
Here's something that will surely stoke contempt among the Occupy Movement: A San Francisco suburban home is on the market. Its asking price? Only $29 million!The mega mansion, which sits on 6 acres in the quiet town of Hillsborough, is secured by classic wrought-iron gates. It has reportedly bee ... More >>
Jim HerdDid you know that missed runs don't count in Muni's on-time rate? Nat Ford did. Muni transports 700,000 riders a day, and every one of them's a critic. Local passengers -- and journalists -- come to bury Muni, not praise it. But it warrants mentioning that the journeys locals see fit to c ... More >>
Judge Vaughn Walker is out ... of the buildingVaughn Walker, the Republican-appointed judge loathed in the LGBT community for much of his career -- who went on to strike down California's anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 -- has announced he's hanging up his robes. Walker will give up the mantle of ... More >>
President Warren Harding left his heart in San Francisco -- and everything elsePresident Barack Obama's agenda in San Francisco today: Get in, raise money for Sen. Barbara Boxer, safeguard the Senate's Democratic majority, and get out. But just because Muni will stop for him doesn't necessarily m ... More >>
Well, these guys do deportRare is the catchphrase that makes the jump to the public consciousness. If the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit: Johnnie Cochran at the O.J. Simpson trial (they acquitted). Read my lips; no new taxes: George H.W. Bush (he enacted new taxes). Mayor Gavin Newsom's ... More >>
We're not exactly unaccustomed to paranoid political thinking in the pages of our rival weekly here in San Francisco. But the journos at the Bay Guardian have taken their conspiracy theories to new levels -- and depicted them in bolder-than-ever graphics -- in this week's issue.Appearing alongside a ... More >>
No one is allowed in to see the hi-jinks of the old boys club inside the Bohemian Grove, but we certainly can see the oddities going on outside of it, thanks to these photos on NorCalTruth.org.The rich and powerful of the WASPy Bohemian Club reported for aging frat boy duty last weekend to the Bohem ... More >>
Be sure to tune into "Forum" tomorrow morning (88.5 FM) at 9 a.m. and hear our very own Joe Eskenazi talk about his provocative feature on wacky -- and sometimes temperamental -- service animals, "Service With a Snarl." We're not sure who the other guests will be. We hope they are better-t ... More >>
In San Francisco, lizards, rodents, and vicious Chihuahuas have all been declared service animals.
Last year, SF Weekly's John Geluardi profiled the curious case of "Dr." John Getzow. It turned out that Getzow didn't have a license to practice medicine in this state -- but he did have a trail of evictions going back to the George H.W. Bush administration including at least seven litigated in San ... More >>
Are the '90s back already? If so, is it too soon? After all, we can think of several dubious trends from that decade - grunge 'uniforms' (flannel shirts and scruffy faces), sugar-coated teenie pop (think Britney Spears, 98 Degrees, 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys), stomach tattoos ( i.e. Tupac's "Thug Life ... More >>
So, we weren't at all surprised to see the above headline, "San Francisco restaurants appeal to Supreme Court." After all, with so many great restaurants to choose from, why shouldn't the local fare be appealing to our highest court? In fact, here's the breakdown: Chief Justice John Roberts: We hear ... More >>
By most accounts, David Kessler's four years as UCSF's medical school dean were a rip-roaring success. So why was he fired?
Paying for California's green initiatives is proving difficult, according to an article in the Chronicle today, while the beyondchron blog calls into question the merits of one green building already erected in S.F. The George H.W. Bush Federal Building has been lauded as a feat of green design, but ... More >>
BOSS (Ecstatic Peace!)
Breathe easy, Simpsons fans
Attorney Tom Frankovich and his disabled clients sue small businesses to make them accessible - and make millions
The Black Lips blow up all they touch
Anti-war activists ignored Saddam Hussein's horrendous crimes against ordinary Iraqis. Do they have anything -- beyond anti-Bush demonstrations -- to offer the oppressed in Iran and Syria?
Tennessee schoolkids teach the world a lesson in an inspirational documentary
To close the budget deficit, Mayor Newsom should take on the fire union and SFO's bureaucrats before he closes a single rec center for a single hour
Why vote Kerry? Exhibit No. 1: George W. Bush has shamelessly hired the dangerous figures behind the Iran-Contra Affair into senior diplomatic posts.
Social moderate? Republican firemouth? Who is Arnold, really?
From revolutionary rapper to stockbroker to rapper again -- the long, strange trip of Paris, aka Oscar Jackson Jr.
How the state public employees' retirement system and the politically connected Carlyle Group profit from defense
Why Pansy Division still matters -- and not just to suburban kids
There are well-connected companies. Then there's Bechtel.
Think that a $680 million Iraq contract is a big deal? You don't know Bechtel.
This all-American kid from Monterey is now one of the foremost experts on Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Where does he go from here?
Major news organizations need to snap out of 9/11 emotionalism and ask impolite financial questions about Saudi elites and President Bush
They have dominated state and local politics for 50 years. Now, for the first time, the future of their "family business" is in doubt.
Bush will likely gut national health and safety regulation; local liberals screw up regulation by forgetting its purpose -- protecting the general public