The Bay Area will host Superbowl L in 2016. The decision, voted on by NFL team owners today, was not much of a surprise. The league has been eager to reward franchises that build new stadiums-- the 49ers, whose $1.2 billion Santa Clara stadium will open in 2014, follow in the recent footsteps of the ... More >>
The news that the city's nascent cruise ship terminal could well lose the city boatloads of money is disturbing -- but hardly unanticipated. Last year, SF Weekly obtained a January 2012 e-mail from Port of San Francisco Director Monique Moyer to members of her staff lamenting the proposed cruise shi ... More >>
San Francisco's Hyatt Hotels and the labor unions are once again bickering about best practices. Back in July, if you'll remember, hotel workers picketed outside the Grand Hyatt Union Square, protesting difficult working conditions and calling for a boycott of the chain.
This time, the dispute is ... More >>
Contrary to how you might have treated that Frenchman on the F-Market this morning, San Franciscans seem to love tourists as much as tourists love them.According to a survey released today, San Francisco residents named tourism the city's most important industry.
The survey, which was commissioned ... More >>
Updated 4:55 p.m. to show Hyatt's statement about the boycott initiative.The stories coming from Hyatt housekeepers explain why people in 20 cities are rallying to launch a global boycott of the hotel chain: overworked employees, unfair firings, management turning on heat lamps on protesters in the ... More >>
The NFL is a hell of a business. Niners fans, paying an exorbitant amount for season tickets, will now be required to plink down tens of thousands of dollars in order to have the privilege of paying even more for tickets in the 49ers yet-to-be-constructed stadium.Fans sitting in the "club level" ... More >>
Another dirty scandal is plaguing Chevron, but this one has nothing to do with polluting the Amazon. A judge overturned a jury's $100,000 award to a former Chevron employee who had sued the oil and gas company for gossiping about his passion for prostitution.According to court documents filed in ... More >>
Not in my fire house!Update (4:53 p.m.): Firefighters will be picking up the check from strip clubs at the union's distribution center today, followed by a reception at the Gold Club.Original Story ( 3 p.m.)Talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth.San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White h ... More >>
Just another Wednesday afternoon in Oakland...
Isn't it skeezy to sing an entire song about how much you like ladies' legs? Honor Roll Crew member and NYC-via-East Bay rapper Mike Baker the Bike Maker apparently doesn't care -- he enlisted pals Trackademicks and 1-O.A.K. for this simmering ap ... More >>
From this week's Bouncer column:
No one seems to be watching The World According to Paris, so I have had to take up the slack on my lonesome. The premise of the most recent reality show based on the life of heiress Paris Hilton is her day-to-day existence in Los Angeles. She has to keep rein ... More >>
Carina OstThe smallest rooms at the Fairmont are for the hard-working honeybeesWhat delivers the highest buzz in San Francisco? Rooftop beehives.
The Chronicle and Bi-Rite have their own colonies, but the bees with the
best zip code in town are at The Fairmont hotel: Nob Hill views, access ... More >>