San Francisco is an expensive place to be if you're paying a parking ticket or writing out a rent check or purchasing real estate. We've got that covered. But, when it comes to obtaining a bottle of juice or bar of soap, we're very reasonable. While San Francisco voters spurned a half-a-percent sale ... More >>
Losing efforts sometimes score wins. Medical marijuana scored such a moral victory late Wednesday, when 163 members of Congress voted in favor of not allowing federal dollars to be spent on busting pot growers, distributors, and dispensaries in states with medical cannabis laws.The brainchild o ... More >>
Minhaz Kahn is facing deportation on November 18. Federal immigration officials in San Francisco are ignoring a June memo from immigration authorities that deprioritizes deportation immigrants who came into the country as kids. In the most recent case, it's affecting a UC-Riverside neuroscie ... More >>
Prince didn't let us bring in a decent camera.
Even 27 years on from his magic 1984, there's still something grand and peculiar about Prince inspiring an arena to shout, "I'm not your woman/ I'm not your man/ I am something you will never understand."
At Saturday's hit-packed, blissed-out, ... More >>
Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek
May 24, 2010
Better than: promThe Fillmore was a buzz with another all ages fair last night, boasting headliners Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek, also known as Reflection Eternal, to reunite and perform for a large crowd of enthusiastic fans.
Doors opened as the v ... More >>
Keys to the City
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2009
Notes by Jackie Lopez
The Independent was chilly on the inside Tuesday night. The venue had left the doors wide open and it just wasn't packed enough for the crowd to steal some body heat from others in attendance. Still, a good number showed u ... More >>
Roberta Achtenberg bristles when anyone dares say that Williw Brown is the one who gets things done. "I have gotten things done my entire life, right?" she says, citing when her accomplishments as a law school dean, her 800-page book on sexual orientatio