Last month we moved readers with the touching story of Maloos, the deeply troubled Iranian cat who was found stuck to the pavement in the streets of Tehran. Maloos was rescued and later flown to San Francisco where he has been treated and loved back to health. Maloos' sad story clearly pulled at ple ... More >>
If anything is going to help thaw the icy relations between the U.S. and Iran, it's going to be a damn cute cat.Both the people of America (specifically San Francisco) and Iran have set aside politics to help save this deeply troubled cat named Maloos -- who, when you think about it, is a Persian ca ... More >>
As Billy Beane taught us, you probably can't trust your instincts without cold hard statistics to back them up.
So for anyone who suspected that gasoline prices might be rising with Icarusian ferver, your intuitions have been vindicated. On Monday AAA released their monthly report on America's f ... More >>
Things have slowed down considerably for Shimon Peres. The former Prime Minister of Israel used to occupy one of the most difficult political positions in the world; today, the 88-year old's duties as President (they're different, see) are mostly ceremonial, doling out political goodwill and barb ... More >>
freethehikers.orgShaneThe last two University of California jailed hikers have reportedly hopped a flight out of Tehran and are en route to America. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, who were convicted this year in Iran for spying on behalf of the United States, were seen by reporters leaving Evin pri ... More >>
Ali's a good fighter inside and outside the ringFormer boxing champ Muhammad Ali has instigated a new fight -- one aimed to get the release of two American hikers who have been held captive in Iran since 2009.Ali, a prominent U.S. Muslim, sent to the Associated Press, a letter he wrote to Iranian ... More >>
Straight reppin' Marina OGsRep yo area and flash a Sucka Free City sign [Burrito Justice]Protesters call Obama a "cracker" -- hopefully of the delicious variety.
[Contra Costa Blog]Gunman enters Children's Hospital emergency room in Oakland [SFGate]
Jeffrey GrossmanHypernovaThe Action DesignHypernovaThe Yellow DogsThee Parkside9 p.m., $8Indie rock has become so washed out in recent years that it's a challenge just to stay awake through many songs, never mind whole albums. Through the Chaos, the full-length debut by Hypernova, is a thrilling ... More >>
At Zaré at Fly Trap (606 Folsom), there are many reminiscences on growing up in Iran (since chef/owner Hoss Zaré and cocktail director Reza Esmaili both did). One especially addictive and dangerous one is the Minted Memory, made of Bombay gin, Pimm's No.1, minted vinegar syrup, and lemon. Minted ... More >>
The only aspect of Oscar Grant's death that inspired cheering was the fact that it was caught on a cellphone camera.
Bay Area commentators generally heralded this as a new day for the wonders of technology -- which, we were assured, would be socially empowering.
"I have to say, I love cell phone ... More >>