Hey pescatarians, take note. The California Department of Public Health is warning hungry people not to eat harvested mussels, clams, or whole scallops that come from Marin County where dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins have been detected in this region.
Specifically, the to ... More >>
If you're regularly in the practice of harvesting and cooking your own mussels from the waters of Marin county ... stop doing it for now. (Also, can we join you next time?) The California Department of Public Health issued a statement this morning warning consumers not to eat recreationally harvest ... More >>
A while back, a medical cannabis grower told us this story: Needing help on his pot farm, a young entrepreneur drove down Cesar Chavez Avenue, convinced some day laborers to become season-long laborers, and headed north. All went well until the helicopters overhead turned into boots on the ground, a ... More >>
Camper Van Beethoven has a message for all you wayward Northern Californians: Come the hell home!
The band's upcoming album, La Costa Perdida (out Jan. 22), is named after the wild stretch of coast along Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Having spent their formulative years in Riverside, Santa Cruz, ... More >>
Six Organs of Admittance
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
Bottom of the Hill
Better than: Mushrooms -- either kind.
Ben Chasny used to be the Bay Area's premier cinematic psych-rock wunderkind. Though he's based out of Portland now, his long-standing musical concern, Six Organs ... More >>
Another year, another fleet of helicopters hovering overhead and federal agents tramping through the publicly owned woods in search of illegal marijuana plots and the (Mexican) people who grow them.In 2011, there was Operation Full Court Press; in 2012, we had Operation Mountain Sweep. This year, be ... More >>
Mystery accompanied the federal Justice Department's crackdown on California's state-legal medical marijuana industry since Oct. 7, when prosecutors formally declared their war on weed. Who was behind the feds deciding it was time to shut down hundreds of California dispensaries -- rogue prosecutors ... More >>
Photos by W. Blake GrayUnlike most of the fooderati, we went to the second night of the soft opening of Bottle Cap, the new restaurant in the old Washington Square Bar & Grill space (1707 Powell St. at Union). The Chronicle has already written two stories, Yelp has seven reviews and count ... More >>
You can't really win against business AND laborPublic safety and jobs. To a California politician, they are
the bread and butter -- if bread and butter means getting elected, that is. There are fewer worse labels for a politician than
"job-killer" or the pejorative "soft on crime."You'd think, th ... More >>
We pot more than we need politiciansCalifornia is the most populous state in the Union. It's where the nation's medical marijuana movement was birthed, and the Golden State is also where
the rest of the country gets most of its illegal pot, judging by law enforcement
statistics (lo siento, Britis ... More >>
You keep growing, they keep seizingSeizures Rise Under Obama Administration as Cops Bust
More Plants Than Ever.The marijuana-related headlines on Wednesday were hogged by a report,
issued by a private "cannabusiness" company, that says sales of medical
marijuana nationwide will top $1.7 billion t ... More >>
A not-so-friendly waveUpdate 4:36 p.m.: One person has been declared dead after a tsunami hit the shores of Northern California earlier today, causing millions of dollars in damages to boats and surrounding docks, according to media reports. Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in D ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanPoco Dolce's Kathy Wiley.The Chocolatiers of San Francisco: Taste, Talk, and Tour
Where: Starts at 1198 Illinois (at Humboldt)
When: Sat., Jan. 22, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
The rundown: Saturday morning is your chance to lift the veil on three local chocolate masters ... More >>
Wait 'til next year...As the national media will gladly tell you, people are smoking weed in San Francisco. People -- with and without medical marijuana recommendations -- smoked weed yesterday and they'll do so today, and they were going to do so no matter what happened with Proposition 19, the ... More >>
It's fun! It's educational! All right -- you win free shit! Send us your perfect score here and win a prize! And now...Whose car is this? 1. Did you know the winner of NASCAR's Daytona 500 was given a hero's welcome in San Francisco this week? Of course you didn't. By the way -- who won the Dayto ... More >>
artandresistance/FlickrWear your crunchiest outfit.Big Ag sucks, high-fructose corn syrup is toxic like antifreeze, and even a cursory look at the American food system is enough to make any thinking person yearn to be a hermit goat farmer in Humboldt. That's why we often turn to Grist food ed ... More >>
mendonews.wordpress.comMendocino grow room: Puff, puff, pass? Not so fastIt's not easy being a district attorney, especially in a mostly pot-friendly place like Mendocino County. Whatever law enforcement priorities you follow, it's guaranteed you're going to piss off one group while pleasing another ... More >>