One might not expect to find pastries from a chef trained by a former White House toque in a City of Repose, but that's part of what makes the Bay Area food scene always surprising.
Nora's Patisserie (29 San Pedro Road), located on a non-descript stretch in Colma, is a hidden treasure for appreciat ... More >>
Luke Thomas, Fog City JournalLa famille MirkarimiThere was, understandably, much talk about the awkwardness of Ross Mirkarimi's Sunday inauguration as San Francisco sheriff. The progressive stalwart and former supervisor is facing allegations of domestic abuse; if things go badly for him he could ... More >>
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Better than: Smuggling vodka into Outside Lands.
"This is so much better than Outside Lands!" a girl squealed Sunday after exiting a line of por ... More >>
Harvard Law SchoolJudge Stephen Reinhardt says he'll be there for the Dec. 6 Prop. 8 trialJudge Stephen Reinhardt has spurned a motion that he recuse himself from adjudicating over the pending 9th Circuit Court of Appeal review of Proposition 8.Supporters of the same-sex marriage ban contended th ... More >>
A liberal, a conservative, and a moderate. An old guy, a middle-aged guy, and a sorta young guy. Sounds like the makings for a road-trip comedy. Could be. But it's definitely the composition for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' Dec. 6 hearing of the Proposition 8 case, which could determine the ... More >>
Meredith Brody/2009This weekend's Eat Real Fest revives last year's Beer Shed.For the second annual Eat Real, not only is the Beer Shed returning but organizers have also implemented a homebrew competition, since what's urban homesteading without homebrewing? Having said that, while there wil ... More >>
No insulation in Mr. Freeze's lair eitherTo folks living in actual cold-weather communities, San Franciscans' complaints about our recent chilly spell have something of a Marie Antoinette-level naivete. Face it, San Francisco: The coldest day out-of-doors here isn't that cold. Period. That being ... More >>
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The lawyer representing the mother of a man who last year fell to his death in a downtown elevator shaft acknowledged today that he may have sued some of the wrong people. Attorney Ian Zimmerman yesterday filed suit against Coast Counties Management, Inc. and the Kone Elevator compan ... More >>
Adrian Lamo, the 22-year-old "homeless hacker" famous for raiding New York Times computers, pursues his vision of public service by cracking another major corporate network. It's a crime, of course. It's also what he was born to do.
The Pentagon claims gays who serve openly undermine the force, but a local researcher's evidence says otherwise. Could his work help President Bush make life better for gay soldiers than it ever was under Clinton?
During his first three decades on Sixth Street, Tom McKnight Sr. used his various businesses to educate his children and counsel them in the doctrine of social obligation. Now his son must balance the demands of activism against the realities of commerce
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