This past spring, about a dozen housing advocates marched up Russian Hill to Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf's house, to protest the steady stream of foreclosures in San Francisco. On another day, they bused over to Los Altos and Hillsborough, to the respective homes of a couple of the bank's board memb ... More >>
Remember what happened last time Mitt Romney made a trip to the liberal bastion of the Bay Area? Those raging grannies et al went after him for being the billionaire he is, dressing in fake fur and mocking rich boys like him. So we can only imagine -- or hope -- what they might have planned for the ... 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 >>
How a wannabe banking magnate from S.F. built an empire on deception.
Who will be the face of the state's GOP?That pretty much sums up the Chron's story today about Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina. I gotta agree with Rep. Jackie Speier on this one -- there wouldn't be a story about the contrasting styles of two dudes running for public office. Some insiders followi ... More >>
On August 17, 1905, an unknown man wearing driving goggles on his face and feedbags over his boots leaped, screaming, from a tree and into Bay Area lore. The masked man demanded stagecoach driver Ed Campbell throw down the Wells Fargo strongbox and the mail bags before passing a hat among the coach' ... More >>
Former pro soccer players from Latin America help the Farolito team dominate an amateur league.
Week of 5-30-2007
A powerful Bay Area trial lawyer with political connections tries to keep details of his messy divorce from going public
She dreams of being the next Janet Jackson, but she's just a Stanford grad who sings syrupy pop, looks absolutely fab, and makes local teens swoon.
Which, come to think of it, may be enough, for everyone involved.
Week of October 9, 2002
San Francisco's Providian Financial was once the most despised company in the credit card industry. Now, after a humbling fall, it just wants to be loved.
The DayTrippers specialize in writing, rehearsing, and performing their Fringe Festival productions in 24 hours
Will San Francisco finally get the city magazine it deserves?
A Hillsborough entrepreneur wants to sue the U.S. government for $65 million. George Clooney, call your agent.
A con man squeezed $26 million out of 140 victims. Then a U.S. bankruptcy trustee squeezed them again.
How Stanford University aced out UC Berkeley and acquired the million-dollar archives of San Francisco's most prolific author, William Saroyan -- without paying a dime
Red Herring Editor Tony Perkins is a self-described maverick, a stylish fast-talker with a knack for making friends and influencing people in the high-tech world. Not bad traits for a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, but are they what it takes to publish a "m
Politicos, prudes, and the paranoid protest the programming heard on Bay Area radio stations to the highest authority in the land -- the Federal Communications Commission
Jade masquerades as an erotic thriller