By now, if you're involved in the food industry in any way you've probably heard of the rider sneaked into the House spending bill that's being called the "Monsanto Protection Act" by outraged parties. It's part of a bill that Obama signed last week (and basically had to sign to keep the government ... More >>
Black Friday is over, the Christmas tree is up in Union Square, and San Franciscans are busy making holiday plans -- sans the snow. So while you are out shopping for your loved ones, don't forget about the less fortunate, specifically those sad victims of Hurricane Sandy. On Dec. 5, a "Very Jersey ... More >>
Oh, good. More "sharing." The mobile social-app company Path (yes, the one that found itself in the middle a big privacy controversy not long ago) announced on Monday that it had landed another $30 million in venture financing from some top-tier firms, making its total valuation $250 million. Hey, t ... More >>
-- John BurtonIt's always a great day to be a reporter when politicians are dropping F-bombs, especially when they are dropping them in reference to California's depressing finances. Of course, it makes even better fodder for The Daily Show, which did a hilarious segment last night explaining jus ... More >>
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cSan Francisco's Happy Meal Banwww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogThe Daily Show on Facebook San Francisco made itself the object of national attention last year with city legislators' decision to ba ... More >>
When I was born, MTV had already passed its eighth birthday. Now that I've dated myself, I'll make another confession: I never had cable television growing up. So I watched MTV take over the planet like someone who lived in a different dimension -- I watched music videos with my friends at th ... More >>
Strange Cosmos.comWhen San Francisco banned McDonald's Happy Meals last November, the rest of the country mocked us, and not just the conservative trolls who hate everything we stand for. We got mocked by Jon Stewart, which hits us where we live. Ex-mayor Gavin Newsom -- does anyone miss him ... More >>
Adder's fork and blindworm's sting, Lizard's leg and howlet's wing. For a Happy Meal of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.If you didn't think San Francisco's official ban of toys with fatty Happy Meals wasn't making news worldwide, consider this. Not only are Jon Stewart and Har ... More >>
The good people at Mission Local have found something for you to do on Oct. 30. Those too busy or broke to head to the nation's capital for the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert Rally to Restore Sanity/March to Keep Fear Alive can head to a local version scheduled for Civic Center Plaza. And you can al ... More >>
Judge Joseph TauroThe story of the week: A federal judge in Massachusetts declared that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) - passed by Congress in 1996 and signed into law by President Bill Clinton - violates the U.S. Constitution. In his decision, Judge Joseph Tauro (A fiery young radical aged ... More >>
Would you eat McNuggets made from this?"It's time to start calling a chicken a chicken," San Francisco attorney Steve Baughman says of his latest Web endeavor. The chicken in question, it so happens, could probably feed many of the homeless encamped in Golden Gate Park -- that is, if you could ever ... More >>
By Meredith Brody How does this menu sound to you: tomato basil soup, market pasta salad, salad du jour, organic spinach salad, Philly cheesesteaks, roasted local veggie melts, organic baked French fries, steamed organic broccoli, organic pears? Or this one: zucchini bread, French dip au jus, roas ... More >>
By Meredith Brody You may have noticed that there's precious little new stuff to watch during the holidays - a period which The New York Times describes as "a profound holiday slumber of repeats and musical specials." But we can't even find any musical specials, and are reduced to re-watching A Co ... More >>
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