Joyce GoldschmidThe namesake for "Hellman Hollow"The wheels of government tend to turn slowly. So the rapidity with which the notion of renaming Golden Gate Park's Speedway Meadow after Warren Hellman became a reality -- two weeks from conception to Board of Supervisors-approved, effective-immedi ... More >>
Oakland's bringing down the house A boom and a blast? Sounds like a regular afternoon in parts of Oakland. Expect to cover your ears if you are in Oakland tomorrow morning, when the city will roll in 800 pounds of dynamite and implode the former Oak Knoll U.S. Naval Medical Center in the Oakland ... More >>
Yesterday we reported on a company with the charming name "Goats R Us" being hit with not-charming-at all charges of animal cruelty following the discovery of dead and malnourished goats.Company co-owner Terri Oyarzun tells SF Weekly the problems are all the fault of one goat of an employee -- he ... More >>
Childish, funny, 3-D delights.
Foodistas who aren't embarrassed by the word "mixologist" like to proclaim we've entered a new Golden Age of Cocktails. It's also the rebirth of the happy hour: Raise a chocolatini glass to Lehman Brothers and Countrywide Financial for helping bring the five o'clock drink deal back into fashion. ... More >>
AJ FarkasMatmos, at SFMOMA on SaturdayOur apologies for the shorter list this week. We came down with the N-Flu (you know how it goes, sick folks ride the N to work and infect the whole Muni line). So there's only 5 Things on our list for cheap weekend entertainment. But they're good things. To m ... More >>
Despite Obama's promises of change, corporate crooks are still going unpunished for their roles in the financial collapse.
What happens to the document you spend hours perfecting -- until your computer crashes and burns? Sure, the data is lost -- but, existentially, where does it go? Is there a special corner of the universe chock full o' unsaved term papers and other e-casualties? If so, perhaps that's where peeved sha ... More >>
With just a half-year to go before Golden Gate Park's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, free-concert backer Warren Hellman is combing the wreckage of the global financial collapse, seeking to augment the fortune that keeps his massive three-day music festival stocked with first-rate talent.Accordi ... More >>
(Photo by codswallop via Flickr) Pink and white tears as Oakland institution/edible nostalgia goes belly up. By Joe Eskenazi Washington Mutual implodes? Times are tough. Lehman Brothers is gone? Time for some belt tightening. But Mother’s Cookies? This, my friends, is a tragedy. The news that ... More >>
The ever-overreaching Human Rights Commission launches an official investigation of ... a barroom display of a few Indian teeth
A degraded character actor comes to Gov. Schwarzenegger's rescue