Today, the Board of Supervisors will take a final vote on banning restaurants from giving away toys with Happy Meal-type kiddie orders unless nutritional standards are adhered to. Barring any last-minute changes of heart worthy of bad-guy wrestlers, the motion will pass, 8-3 -- a veto-proof major ... More >>
Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes plays McLaren Park this SaturdayNow that the World Cup is long over, let's get back to business. If you're like some people, you're probably wondering how will you spend your vuvuzela-less days. Others may not know what that word means. Either way, rejoice in ... More >>
Nostalgia alert!Tonight at 7:15, an Oakland Raiders team that has found ways to embarrass its home city in ways violent crime rates and a reputation for danger and lawlessness could not, host the San Diego Chargers in a Monday Night Football opener. The Chargers are a stacked team that some consi ... More >>
At least the bull doesn't tell the clown 'I'm going to kill you' By now, even Bay Area readers who can't tell a football from a futbol have heard all about how Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable is accused of channeling Ike Turner and hospitalizing assistant coach Randy Hanson by bouncing him o ... More >>
By Joe EskenaziThe fellow at the right is Al Hart and, odds are, this is the first time you've ever seen him. But if you're a longtime Bay Area resident, you've probably heard him. For many of us, Hart's voice is synonomus with hair dryers, burned toast, and the other rites of the morning he essenti ... More >>
Is it possible to balance a fairy-tale surface with the darkness lurking beneath?
Why a Bay Area microbiologist turned to the New Age art of building labyrinths -- by hand, out of dirt
Paintings in Black and White; A Night to Remember; The Hall of Records; The End Is Near; Bush Whacking; Correction
Rocker Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind dabbles in acting
The setting is the only real star in the cliché-ridden Captain Corelli's Mandolin
In the name of fiscal prudence, Congress has ordered that a whole class of poor, troubled children be "redetermined"
The Transport Workers Union contract with Muni is up for renewal, and TWU boss Larry Martin says that anybody who wants to roll back the union's cush work rules, lucrative salary structure, and handsome trust fund is a "racist" and can go to hell. Meet t