In the final battle. In 2005, the East Bay Express published a story called "The Last Stand of Eddy Zheng." Well, it's been six years and Zheng is still standing -- in more or less the same spot. But now the man who was paroled only to face deportation is seeing his saga enter its final rou ... More >>
Inmate Lonnie Morris is a role model, antiviolence program leader, and darling of the media. But will the parole board see past his crime?
A powerful Bay Area trial lawyer with political connections tries to keep details of his messy divorce from going public
A money-laundering scandal may have helped bring down former Secretary of State Kevin Shelley. But indicted political maven Julie Lee stands to pay the ultimate price.
Leaders should ignore the temptation to over-regulate energy policy and let competition reign
The Rev. Moon has opened an unexpected front in his struggle to win a broader audience for his messianic pretensions: African-American churches and their preachers
Tony Hall's firing casts the spotlight on a real estate mega-deal that slogs along under a veil of secrecy
Did a multimillion-dollar deal with bodybuilding magazines sour you on the Schwarzenegger? Take quiz, find out.
A surfer-dude Purgatorio, reimagined in S.F., does Dante proud
Alex Gibney expertly captures the lies and fall of Enron
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger launches an attack on CalPERS. The giant pension fund's Democratic allies aren't taking it lying down
A partial solution to S.F.'s parking wars? Turn over City Hall vehicles to the local CarShare program.
Either Newsom or Gonzalez will make a good mayor, but Gonzalez has the creative edge
On the heels of Gov. Davis' recall, angry constituents are trying to oust Supervisor Sophie Maxwell
In trying to remove Gov. Ronald Reagan from office, liberal activists spawned the Davis recall and a host of other political ills
There are well-connected companies. Then there's Bechtel.
Since Bruce Brugmann is so enamored of public ownership, maybe voters should take control of the Bay Guardian
In S.F.'s political fight game, all the contestants are ignoring a national biotech debate that could put the local economy down for the count
How long does it take Pac Bell to install a phone? Let us count the days.
Why Gov. Davis' just-say-no parole policy is wrong, Exhibit No. 1: Eddy Zheng has earned a college degree in prison, sings in a church choir, works with at-risk youth, has the support of clergymen, college professors, his prison counselor, and the
A deft film in which a southland legislator and lazy journalists rewrite history, blame Enron for the energy crisis, and leave Sacramento corruption untouched
Clinton gets the rock star treatment at UC Berkeley; Chron Covers Enron-Size Bust
They have dominated state and local politics for 50 years. Now, for the first time, the future of their "family business" is in doubt.
A new law gives one more chance at freedom to abused women sent to prison for killing their batterers
Prosecutors, judges, governors, a sex offender, and a woman with a penchant for poor judgement entangle California and Texas in an epic child custody war with two sure losers -- aged 7 and 9.
The Army and Hollywood join hands to wage virtual, bloodless battles.
A new theme is already beginning to take shape this young campaign season: politicians betraying their heirs
PG&E is doing to New England what greedy, polluting, out-of-state energy suppliers have done to PG&E and California
They are the "AIDS babies." Born before doctors learned how to prevent HIV transmission to newborns, hundreds of California kids are growing up under the burden of a deadly disease.
State laws regulating vocational schools have been gutted. Disadvantaged students are paying the price.
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Late reports prompt state to hold S.F. school district head's pay
Bay Area nursing home regulation lags behind state
Wherein a handful of politicos, a party that's trying not to be a laughingstock, and the singer in a '70s disco cover band unite to rewrite San Francisco politics or try to, anyway
Political winds may blow in long overdue nursing care reform
The state wants to deny religious counsel immediately before executions. But why?
Megamillionaire Al Checchi thinks he piloted Northwest Airlines so well that you should elect him governor. Actually, he sucked in public subsidies, strong-armed unions, reneged on promises -- and still almost flew the firm into the ground.
How the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger foreshadows the new -- and sometimes frightening -- world of health care