Hello, operator? During Herb Caen's heyday, he shared lunch with Willie Brown every week. When the Chronicle tabbed the latter to fill the former's long-empty shoes three years ago, the paper was desperately hoping it could, once again, win readers with an eccentric man about town. Brown, of cour ... More >>
What's the real story?David Weir, the legendary local journalist who helped launch the Center for Investigative Reporting and 7x7 magazine, is part of a new crack team of reporters investigating the effects of the newspaper business' decline in the Bay Area.According to a pitch by SF Public Press ... More >>
Barry Bonds in his new home uniformThe sight of Barry Bonds, in uniform, performing in front of packed crowds is not a new one. These days, however, the uniform appears to be a dark suit and striped tie. And the crowds are gathered at his ongoing perjury and obstruction of justice trial.Certainly, a ... More >>
The Guild is up against a cost-cutting mogul and declining revenues, but the union continues to seek converts
By not paying their interns, some Bay Area publications may be violating the state labor code
The much-loved Web site is taking millions from Bay Area newspapers and causing layoffs that adversely affect coverage. And its founder's well-intentioned support of citizen journalism has a slim chance of fixing the problem.
Week of September 17, 2003
Is shorter ever better? Yes, when it's on the front page of the Contra Costa Times.
An unfond look back at Freedom Toast, TV jingoes, and a pro-war bully called Tony Hall