Coye Cheshire doesn't mean to be impolitic, but he can't help mentioning the FBI's fruitless search for a Boston Marathon bomber -- and how it could be abetted by technology.
"The whole push is to find someone who had pictures, and who could provide high resolution information about public events," ... More >>
The Bay Area music scene had a particular flair for making headlines for reasons other than actual music in 2012. Some of these 10 incidents are totally tabloid, others are cold and criminal, but none of them are boring. From Ecstasy rings and instrument thievery to lascivious infidelity and shockin ... More >>
Happy New Year! And quite a year it's been for bicycles. Between all the new stripes and racks and parklets, we've suddenly catapulted into the future of cycling. Well, maybe not the future, since Europe is several decades ahead of us. Maybe just less of the past.
But there's still plenty of ... More >>
To the victor go the spoilsPennsylvania residents Aaron and Christine Boring -- yes, you may now chuckle at our headline -- have notched a somewhat ambiguous victory in their legal battle against Google's Street View function.While the Mountain View-based company admitted that it trespassed on th ... More >>
You can trust Google, right? Right? Two more plaintiffs have filed yet another class action lawsuit against Google for collecting private data as its cars drove around photographing every corner in the country -- and several other countries as well -- for Google Street View. The British governmen ... More >>
777 Valencia from Google Street ViewSure, Yoshi's in the Fillmore can't turn a profit by booking only jazz. But why should that stop anyone from opening another jazz-focused venue in San Francisco -- this time in, say, the hipster ghetto of the Mission?Aha, but we dream big in San Francisco; it s ... 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 >>
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Earlier this morning, we wrote about a weekend home-invasion robbery that may have lacked the home, invasion, or robbery. Police have called back and given us a few details to fill in the blanks. As to whether the building in question was a residence or "social club," this is explai ... More >>
Click here for a larger map.After weeks of quiet times, San Francisco's latest homicides have come in bunches. On Saturday morning, a 23-year-old Richmond man named James Jamonte Turner was shot to death at around 2 a.m. at Third and Folsom (above); three other men were seen fleeing the scene on foo ... More >>