We last heard from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio back in December, when a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, based in San Francisco, grilled his lawyer on the sheriff's alleged violation of an Arizona newspaper's First Amendment rights. (Disclosure: That ne ... More >>
Michael Scott Moore, who previously worked as a theater critic for SF Weekly, was reportedly captured by Somali pirates over the weekend while he was traveling to central Somalia to research for his book about Somali pirates. The LA Times reports that Moore was on his way to the airport when 15 m ... More >>
By CHLOE ROTH
In 2009, tUnE-yArDs frontwoman Merrill Garbus was lured from Montreal to Oakland by "Love and fear of illegal immigrant status in Canada." Lucky for us. "I started sadly playing a ukulele that my mom had given me," Garbus says. "Though it crossed my mind that being a doctor was probab ... More >>
jay galvin via Flickr Pretty .... cold today!Three girls -- the oldest of which is barely a teenager -- are adding an impressive boost to their resumes this morning: They're jumping into the frigid November waters to swim roughly 1.25 miles from Alcatraz to the San Francisco shore -- a feat most ... More >>
Christopher VictorioRoger Waters performed The Wall at Oracle Arena Friday night.Roger Waters' 'The Wall'
December 3, 2010@ Oracle Arena
Better than: A hippie-dippy stoner protest.
We don't need no education
We don't need no thought control
We sang the anthem as school kids. In bong-fuele ... More >>
San Ramon Mayor Abram WilsonSan Ramon Mayor and California Assembly candidate Abram Wilson has taken what amounts to a progressive and independent-minded stand in today's Republican Party: He has directly acknowledged that President Barack Obama was born in the United States.A Los Angeles Times a ... More >>
Monday, Aug 17
11 a.m. - Public Safety Committee
A lot's happened to the Public Safety Committee since the last time I wrote about it -- and there's one thing I just don't understand.
Ross Mirkarimi used to be the chair of the Public Safety Committee, and he was exceptional at pulling the many t ... More >>
Former musician Bernie Krause has spent 30 years recording the pristine sounds of nature in the remotest corners of the world. Now, after all his travels, he has an important message for the human race: Shut up!