Lake County

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Mikaela Lynch, Missing Autistic Girl Found Dead, Was S.F. Resident

    The 9-year-old girl who was found dead yesterday near her family's vacation home in Lake County was a San Francisco resident who attended the special needs program at Sunset Elementary. The Examiner reported this morning that the San Francisco Unified School District is in the process of letting s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Lake County News Site Wins Public Records Battle With Sheriff Who Blacklisted Them

    The Lake County News fought the law and won. In January, the local news site's founders, Elizabeth Larson and John Jensen, sued Lake County Sheriff Francisco Rivero for discrimination, claiming that he was shutting them out from public information because the outlet published "unfavorable" article ... More >>

  • News

    January 23, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Lake County News Sues Sheriff for Retaliation After Printing "Unfavorable Articles"

    Lake County Sheriff Francisco Rivero hosts an hour radio show called "Straight Talk With the Sheriff." An August Sac Bee profile described him as "brawny and mustachioed," "a maverick who walks tall and shoots from the lip," and a man who's "been called a thug, a liar, a bully, a cowboy and the Cuba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Shannon Ridge: Taste Testing Wine & Lamb

    Efficiency is sometimes adorable. Vineyards run by environmentally conscious folks sometimes use sheep to trim weeds between the rows and nibble of sucker shoots from the bottom of the vine. Baby doll sheep seem to be the beast of choice since their diminutive size and limited mouth elevation keeps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Feds Renege on Plea Deal for State-Legal Medical Marijuana Providers

    SF WeeklyScott Feil​Scott Feil wants to go to prison. And the United States wants to put him there. That, however, is where the common ground between Feil -- one of the state-legal medical marijuana providers the federal government is prosecuting -- and the Department of Justice ends.Three of the ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    eHarmony Russian Romance Allegedly Turns Into Slavery

    ​A Russian woman and her adult daughter are suing two men in federal court in San Francisco for allegedly turning them into virtual slaves at an isolated rural property in Lake County.  You could call it an eHarmony romance gone utterly awry. Natalya Shuvalova met Joseph Cunningham on the pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Another 24 Hours: Edible Offerings on Craigslist

    CraigslistBerkeley homegrown.​Some foodie essentials recently offered up on Craigslist: • A Craigslist angel must have read our mind yesterday morning. The air was colder than usual on the way to the BART station, the wind whipped a little faster, and we were happy to read an ad hawking the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Politician With Propensity to Tweet About Fecal Matter Chides SF Weekly: We Forgot a Shitty Tweet!

    Fiona Ma, she of the "bat guana" Tweet​Last week, we once again ventured into the surreal world of Assemblywoman Fiona Ma's Twitter feed -- where you should watch where you step. The former San Francisco supervisor has demonstrated a remarkable tendency to Tweet the shit, so to speak -- the subjec ... More >>

  • News

    August 13, 2008

    Scientology's Antagonists

    An ex-Scientologist and an army of online pranksters attempt to bring down the controversial religion.

  • News

    June 6, 2007

    Mazzola Is Slippery

    The union boss has once more escaped punishment for funds diversion

  • News

    May 30, 2007

    Lacking (Progressive) Definition

    Lefty factions and a phony convention do not an effective political party make

  • News

    March 28, 2007

    The Little Tribe That Could

    As descendants of San Franciscos aboriginal people, the Muwekma Ohlone Indian tribe seldom gets much respect. But that could be about to change.

  • News

    February 14, 2007

    Harboring a Land Bonanza

    Do union members know their boss stands to benefit from turning their pension fund investment into a gambling casino?

  • News

    January 17, 2007

    Let the Gaming Begin

    Has a labor boss in trouble with the feds joined a high-powered Democratic lobbyist to merge Konocti Harbor Resort with Indian gambling?

  • News

    January 10, 2007

    A Union Made in Political Heaven

    A labor boss in trouble with the feds joins a high-powered Democratic lobbyist to merge Konocti Resort with Indian gaming

  • News

    January 4, 2006

    House of the Accused

    When priests within the Salesian order based in San Francisco were accused of sex abuse, the leaders chose to keep quiet.

  • News

    March 2, 2005

    Father of a Nation

    As head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Kevin Gover single-handedly gave the Koi Nation land rights. Now, he's stepped through the revolving door to hawk the tribe's plans for a Bay Area casino.

  • News

    October 27, 2004


    How four tiny Indian tribes, with help from powerful gambling interests, are trying to transform the Bay Area into a slot machine Mecca

  • Summer Guide

    June 23, 2004

    Retreat to Invigoration

    Where and how to tend to your soul (and body) when it's summer in the city.

  • Summer Guide

    June 25, 2003

    Up, Up, Away

    The economy's been laid low, but you can still get high. Extremely.

  • Summer Guide

    June 19, 2002
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