A Contra Costa County woman messed with the wrong person when she decided to defraud movie star Jet Li and his disaster-relief charity, One Foundation. Today, Sharee M. Hall, a Rodeo resident, was sentenced to six-plus years in prison after she was convicted in October of wire fraud and money launde ... More >>
This weekend marks the inaugural Bay Area iteration of New York's (and one time Amsterdam's) beloved Come Out & Play Festival, a weekend's worth of sportive mischief in and around the Panhandle and the Upper Haight. Full-contact location-based Scrabble? Check. Unusually polite ninja fighting? Ch ... More >>
The UC Theater in 1917 Berkeley's venerable UC Theater may be reopening for business, not as a movie house, but as an entertainment venue. According to Leah Matanky of Slim's/the Great American Music Hall, her company has a proposal to renovate the storied building into a "lovely, world class l ... More >>
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