Even though scientists have discredited the polygraph, the SFPD still relies on the flawed device to screen recruits.
By most accounts, David Kessler's four years as UCSF's medical school dean were a rip-roaring success. So why was he fired?
Why lawsuits filed by anti-abortion activists may be a blessing in disguise for the California stem cell institute
The mysterious obsession with Weldon Kees, poet, polymath, and icon of San Francisco bohemianism
Anti-war activists ignored Saddam Hussein's horrendous crimes against ordinary Iraqis. Do they have anything -- beyond anti-Bush demonstrations -- to offer the oppressed in Iran and Syria?
A domestic worker from Kenya has accused her employer -- a prominent African journalist -- of human trafficking
Yes, punch-card voting machines are error-prone. The touch-screen systems planned to replace them may be just as bad.
Rjyan Kidwell enters the school of hard rocks, leaving his electronica stardom behind
Building a peace army, one person at a time
Another film production company leaves the city. Can the Bay Area Film Alliance help?
Warning: Meditating may be hazardous to your health
Buying Dolly the duplicated sheep has brought researchers at the Bay Area's Geron Corp. to the threshold of remarkable frontiers in transplants and cloning. Do we want to follow their lead?
Or is a new law that puts sexual predators in long-term psychiatric lock-up really -- and finally -- justice for perverts?
Gorbachev foundation prez Jim Garrison has something special in mind for San Francisco in September, an international palaver at the Fairmont Hotel. After that, a seat for himself in the U.S. Senate. And then, who knows? Chancellor of the world?