Catholic Charities is tapping the community to help the victims who were displaced by a large blaze on Treasure Island, including the family of a 10-year-old girl who was killed in the fire. According to press reports, the local nonprofit has already started collecting money to assist the family o ... More >>
Wing Wings Chicken Wing Eating Contest When: Tuesday, Oct. 9th, 6 p.m. Where? Lucky 13, 2140 Market Street at Church Wing Wings is known for its fresh, California free-range chicken, homemade sauces, fries and sides. Now, in an effort to raise money for Western Addition Beacon Center, they are brin ... More >>
Aaron CaleyDue to some great clerical error in the cosmos, this guy is famous and Eliot Rose isn't. Yet. The Oakland-based (via Portland via Romania via New Haven) micro-fi troubadour has been hitting new strides repeatedly since the early aughts, making spellbinding, eloquent songs out of unusua ... More >>
A lot of noodle-scratchers in town this week. Can you make heads or tails of them? No. 2 pencils only. Answers after the jump.I. Short answer1. What is the Eleventh Commandment? 2. How does King Midas In Reverse work?3. Who are Mill Valley's Most Honest Men?II. Match the leader with the band4. Ji ... More >>
Joe EskenaziOpen your hearts, open your wallets...As we've written before, San Francisco is a city where a man outfitted in a floral-print dress and pushing a conga drum down the street while sporting a John Muir beard will garner hardly a glance. But a pair of weiner dogs in a Radio Flyer wagon? ... More >>
Learning about John Muir has hardly made the state's schoolchildren conservationists ... so how could curriculum on Harvey Milk turn them gay?Milk, on the whole, tends to suffer when left out -- but Sen. Mark Leno feels a year of exposure is just what his Milk bill needed. The San Francisco State Se ... More >>
Activist Van Jones shows that being green can appeal to your pocketbook as well as your conscience.
Always wanted to become a locavore but never knew exactly how to start? Well, here's your chance: the 2nd Edition Bay Area Local Food Guide is coming! It lists over one thousand spots in the Bay Area that buy and sell local food -- from restaurants and retailers to farmers markets and caterers. To c ... More >>
The Examiner reported today that Hayes Valley's John Muir Elementary School was on lock down for about twenty minutes yesterday afternoon after school officials heard sounds of gunfire across the street. No students or employees were harmed, but one man was shot on the street. He then got in his car ... More >>
Sean Penn delivers a soulful road movie and refuses to define his subject
On many fronts, the spiteful are doing harmful things that you should know about
The envelope, please ... and the Pulitzer goes to -- Environmental Defense!
A few designs for the California quarter that better capture the nature of our splendid state
The Environmental Defense Fund embarks on a national campaign to shame San Francisco into restoring the other great Yosemite valley, Hetch Hetchy. But is shame really a good political strategy?
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How development pressure and environmental law may force radical change along the seemingly idyllic but deeply troubled Russian River
Jehovah's Witnesses refused transfusions -- and led the way to bloodless surgery
A tale of faith, hope, and serendipity
Superintendent Bill Rojas is pushing a simple solution for troubled schools: Get rid of everybody.
Taking the Sierra Club's helm, boy wonder Adam Werbach confronts more than his own inexperience
If Adam and Eve moved to Northern California, they'd probably note on the first day that the balmy weather, inspiring vistas, and mellow vibesreminded them of Eden. On the second day, they'd pick up a copy of "Common Ground" and enroll in a self-help cour