This week brings an exciting development in one of Berkeley's favorite coffee hideouts, Local 123. As of last week, the café is now roasting its own. The café began as a multiroaster coffee house in 2009, serving Flying Goat, Sightglass, Coava, and Barefoot, later going exclusive with Four Barrel. ... More >>
The past two years have proven San Francisco to be fairly fertile ground for craft coffee. Armfuls of small roasters and "Third Wave" cafés are popping open monthly, and their missions are clear: to teach us to love coffee as we love wine -- to care about where it comes from and the prolific subtle ... More >>
On Nov. 6, the country watched closely as voters legalized small amounts of marijuana for adults in Colorado and Washington. And now those votes are resonating south of the border.This week, the president of Costa Rica said that increased demand for marijuana will impact Drug War-torn countries. And ... More >>
Dave MP is new to San Francisco but it hasn't taken him much time to note the stretch of Mission between Cortland and Cesar Chavez is sadly underrated, especially in the food department. As Bernalwood points out today, Dave MP has pledged to chomp his way through the strip, investig-eating the ov ... More >>
Man v. Food, the outer Mission editionCross-posted on The Snitch.Dave MP is new to San Francisco but it hasn't taken him much time to note the stretch of Mission between Cortland and Cesar Chavez is sadly underrated, especially in the food department. As Bernalwood points out today, Dav ... More >>
The snitch wants a new day in court. The MS-13 snitch who provided federal agents with information that led to the mega-indictment of the transnational gang -- and recorded alleged murder confessions that will be allowed as evidence in an upcoming Superior Court trial -- wants a new trial of his ... More >>
The MS-13 informant's future is looking grim. A federal judge replaced the defense attorney representing the Roberto Acosta -- the MS-13 gang informant who was convicted of lying to his handlers -- and urged attorneys on both sides to consider the likelihood that Acosta will be killed if he's dep ... More >>
The MS-13 snitch thinks the government is ungrateful for his help. Roberto "Bad Boy" Acosta, the MS-13 gang informant who for years gave federal agents details about San Francisco's branch of the gang, faces sentencing in federal court next week for lying to his handlers about how many people he' ... More >>
The government's snitch is about to get sentenced. Federal prosecutors are pushing for the maximum five-year sentence for the criminal informant who was shaping up to be their star witness in the case against San Francisco's MS-13 clique. But his future took a turn when Roberto Acosta was instead ... More >>
The government won its case against its own informant. The inside informant who turned evidence for the feds about his own MS-13 gang in San Francisco was found guilty this week of lying to the government.According to the complaint, Roberto Acosta had told his handlers that he'd only been the mes ... More >>
The government will soon see its rat in court. It's not every day that the government charges their own criminal informant with lying. That's exactly what happened with Roberto Acosta, an MS-13 gang leader who infiltrated the gang which had claimed turf near 20th Street in the Mission District. A ... More >>
Supervisor Campos after his law policy passed two years ago. Now it will be enforced - for some. Mayor Ed Lee announced Tuesday that he will begin implementing the city's controversial Sanctuary City law, only reporting illegal immigrant youth to federal immigration authorities if they have been ... More >>
Mexicans top the list, but the Soviets aren't so far behind. Yesterday, we told you about California being a national leader when it comes to the number of criminal aliens incarcerated in our state prisons. It turns out that very few of those criminal aliens hail from San Francisco. Criminal alie ... More >>
The state's quick budget fix of selling off public buildings is a horrible idea.
Before: S.F. coddled undocumented teen criminals. After: S.F. punishes undocumented teens who commit crimes (and some who don't, too).
Our story so far: The Supervisors were drinking champagne in City Hall last week after reaching a budget deal that restored an unprecedented amount money to programs that Mayor Gavin "Call me Governor" Newsom cut from San Francisco because he thought it would play well in Fresno. Par-TAY! B ... More >>
Mission progressives descended on the 24th Street BART plaza this evening to protest for the return of President Manuel Zelaya to Honduras after the military coup on Sunday. Eric Quezada of Dolores Street Community Services and former District 9 supervisor candidate led the crowd of about 200 in a ... More >>
According to news reports, starting in 2000 and up to the near-present, Houston Airport Chief Richard Vacar oversaw the diversion of a reported $1.9 million worth of employee time to a private corporation set up to operate the airport in Quito, Ecuador.According to an SF Weekly investigation, ... More >>
Why some "progressives" are putting energy into a bad idea.
SFO officials deserve some blame for an air disaster in Honduras. By Matt Smith
Journalism is under attack from lefties who promote public access to information.
The party's leaders are putting their lack of ethics on display once again
A new audit shows bureaucrats spent public money on a failed private business in Honduras
Naming one of the masterminds of the SFO Enterprises scandal as a "watchdog" over billions in public investment: city government or pulp fiction?
A visit with Honduran Cardinal Rodriguez, who is often mentioned as a contender to become the next pope. For good reason.
Why will the city receive no money from the sale of SFO Enterprises?
Breathing in sleaziness at the rarefied and urbane levels of San Francisco political life
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
Gavin Newsom's anti-homeless campaign is disgusting, but he's the only mayoral candidate talking substance
In the city of sleaze, someone's finally doing something about SFO's shady little side business
Bad stuff's hitting the fan out at the airport. Can mayoral confidante Eleanor Johns help keep the smell down?
Airport officials have bungled their international business efforts so badly, the city attorney has to investigate
Even a headstrong columnist can meet his match -- and have to move on
Why do our supervisors pass over substance in favor of trivia like the public peeing bill?
Once upon a time, there were airport officials who wanted to spin tall tales, spend $745,000 on Honduran boondoggling, and not explain very much
President Bush says he's serious about cracking down on money laundering by terrorists. San Francisco's experience suggests otherwise.
How SFO officials used city employees and money -- in apparent violation of state and federal law -- in a very odd attempt to privatize the airports of Honduras
Mingling with the hoochie mamas, heavy dudes, and drag señoritas
The Academy of Art College may be questionable as a school, but it's a hell of a business
Are San Francisco International Airport managers running Honduras' airports? If so, why?
eX-Girl; Blues Fuse; Grrlyshow
A longtime cigar nut examines the sudden crass commercialism of his favorite vice