Why have SFPD Chief Heather Fong and Mayor Gavin Newsom pursued an overblown pseudo-scandal when thereís so much else on the departmentís plate?
He adored beatniks, trolled the streets of North Beach in a beret, and was once Timothy Leary's gatekeeper, and now he packs a gun.
Eugene O'Neill's emotionally powerful drama lacks its misbegotten heroine
Hal Robins - erudite comic of the absurd, underground cartoonist of note,co-host of the world's strangest radio program, early member of the Church of the SubGenius - has a new hit with the "Ask Dr. Hal Show." But he really could use a paying gig. Really
Local comic Rex Navarrete invades the Philippines
Could a fat, naked, and belligerent Elvis impersonator be the Bay Area's most entertaining performance artist?
The international soap opera that surrounds the crumbling San Francisco landmark that was center stage for the incomparable "King of Torts," Melvin Belli
After three decades of feeding the homeless, the only church devoted to John Coltrane now finds itself without a home
Portrait of the North Beach icon as an old woman
Verbal Prankster Mal Sharpe and his partner, Jim Coyle, bushwacked San Francisco in the early '60s, posing absurd man-in-the street questions to the unsuspecting. Taping the encounters, the dup invented a shtick that was part comedy, part performance art