It's great to be granted tacit permission by our colleagues down the hall at the Guardian to cover matters relating to CleanPowerSF. It's not so great, however, to read an article about the city's clean energy program essentially urging readers and reporters alike to pay no attention to the man behi ... More >>
Tell someone you like long walks on the beach and you'll seldom be asked to explain why. Mention you like baseball, however, and you maybe put on the spot. Well, maybe you like baseball because of days like Thursday. Game 2 of the World Series was an old-fashioned, grind-it-out pitcher's duel with t ... 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 >>
Former Bay Area television fixture Wayne Shannon's catchphrase used to be "What's it all mean?" It was, on most days, a thought-provoking, witty conclusion to an equally witty and thought-provoking news commentary.It comes off a bit differently now, however. Shannon's decomposing body was disco ... More >>
Your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from Golden State basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. E.T. Coors Ad Discovered At: 57th Street Antique Mall, Sacramento Somewhere in Hollywood, 1982. "So, as we discussed, Coke, Reese's, Ski ... More >>
Photos by W. Blake GrayTrout ($18)Fog Harbor Fish House recently became the first restaurant on Fisherman's Wharf to commit to using 100% sustainable seafood. SF Weekly had never written anything about the restaurant, so I joined the flock of German and French tourists walking down Embarcader ... More >>
Gary Kramer, US Fish and Wildlife ServiceEnvironmental groups appealed to the Ninth Circuit to reinstate the northern rocky mountain gray wolf on the Endangered Species List, after Montana judge Donald Molley reluctantly upheld Congress' move directing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to delist ... More >>
Stephanie N./YelpToday's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. The big piece of gossip today, which originated on a blog called DealReporter, is that Peet's is in talks to sell itself to Starbucks. Since I've just receiv ... More >>
Brian Erb in happier daysThe friends and family of Brian Erb, who put out the hue and cry when the Concord man went missing earlier this month, have had their worst fears realized. The 33-year-old married father of two was found dead Friday in a lodge in the far northern Idaho town of Sandpoint.
Choices, choices. We should all be resting up to rock out at (and brave the dangers of) the Treasure Island Festival this weekend, but it's hard to resist the double-octopod charm of the Vermont-via-Brooklyn ensemble Rubblebucket. They're flying all the way across the country for a two-night res ... More >>
Farrell'sWe miss the dearly departed Farrell's, an ice cream parlor which boasted of 130 locations in the '70s and '80s. We don't pine for the turn of the last century costumes (though that facial hair in the pic above is definitely cool again) or the pomp and circumstance of songs, bells, wh ... More >>
Finn Riggins plays El Rio on SaturdayBust out the barbecue, hoist up the flag and turn up the Americana jams. Yes, Independence Day is here again. Celebrate the founding fathers (and mothers) this weekend without breaking the bank. Here's our list of cheap summer holiday events for less than thos ... More >>
Elena, step up to the plate and tell us how you really feel...Frankly, I don't care if Elena Kagan never looks at her own vagina let alone anyone else's. But I do care about how LGBT matters are discussed, because that narrative reveals an awful lot about how inept, ignorant, bigoted, fearful ... More >>
Smoke 'em if you got 'em...It was the Roman satirist Juvenal who pondered quis custodiet ipsos custodes? -- Who watches the watchmen? If we gave him the answer "The WildEarth Guardians" we don't think it'd satisfy his query (and, honestly, the man's been dead 1,800 years) -- but it wouldn't be wrong ... More >>
They are a rare species, these gay Iowans who have moved out to the Golden State, the perfect journalistic formula to comment on today's news of the Iowa Supreme Court approving gay marriage while its California colleagues mull this same issue. But we put on our intrepid reporter cap and found two s ... More >>
Bay Area Takes All Five Nominations for Best Chef in Pacific Region; Boulevard and A 16's Nate Appleman Among Locals Competing For Top PrizesThe prestigious James Beard Awards, given by the James Beard Foundation and often referred to as the Oscars of the restaurant and food media industries, announ ... More >>
We're wowed by the New American cooking served at the Mission's snug Maverick
Built to Spill survives some transitional time out
Fury, injustice, humiliation and humor in Campo Santo's four-story program
Republicans want to break up "the 9th Circus," the San Francisco-based liberal federal appeals court. Whose side are you on?
American independent cinema is alive and well at IndieFest
Times may be tough for Gomez, but three nights at the Fillmore proves you can't keep a good British band down
An art show's lingering effects take us on a tour of deco restaurants
Week of Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Eating fire, swallowing swords, playing old-timey tunes -- the Yard Dogs offer medicine for the soul. And they'll even work for booze.
Matthew Barney's Cremaster cycle concludes with three hours of outrageousness and unfamiliarity
The long-running pro-bike protest known as Critical Mass is a form of ritual self-abuse that hurts the cause of city cycling
A month of public art and community programs
Under coach George Rush, City College regularly wins national football titles. But is community college really the place for big-time sports?
Power Tool Drag Races. What else do you need to know?
Never You Mind
(Heroes & Villains/Vagrant Records)
Tin Cup and Taking Off
Computers won't know what to do when 1999 becomes 2000; but lawyers and other profit-seekers will
Chicken John takes chaos, dysfunction, and the Stupidest Show on Earth from San Francisco to Boise
Two decades after the nightmare with a bronzed boatman on the Salmon River, I still hadn't forgiven myself for not fighting back. But there was no time like the present.
A trio of solo performances shows the degree to which performers can hit -- or miss