Forget about Sharp Parks endangered frogs and snakes. The real problem with the golf course is its enormous cost to the city.
It took years for the city to move against an SRO that was full of pests. So one resident took her case to court.
Long, long ago in a monarchy far, far away...For Part 1 of this retrospective, click here to read my own mother's account of getting out of her car and running like hell when the Bay Bridge partially collapsed. The ostensible purpose of this series is to recount longtime locals' harrowing tales o ... More >>
Whether it's Agnos or Gonzalez, one of them needs to jump into the race
A money-laundering scandal may have helped bring down former Secretary of State Kevin Shelley. But indicted political maven Julie Lee stands to pay the ultimate price.
Social moderate? Republican firemouth? Who is Arnold, really?
All the city's most bombastic commercial landlord wants is a San Francisco-themed casino in Las Vegas ... or absolute misery for anyone who gets in his way
The international soap opera that surrounds the crumbling San Francisco landmark that was center stage for the incomparable "King of Torts," Melvin Belli
The Mission may be getting its first gated housing development
UCSF's Paul Ekman, a national expert on the science of lying, helps police (and journalists) determine whether perps (or presidents) are practiced prevaricators
Conventional wisdom nothwithstanding, chain stores and restaurants find it easy to locate and thrive in San Francisco. Tara Shioya explains why pretending otherwise is bad for the city.
A photographer's view of the unwanted graveyard under the Palace of the Legion of Honor
San Francisco gave away the store to help The Gap Inc. and its politically connected chairman build an upscale headquarters with a bay view. But more than $18 million in subsidies apparently won't bring the city anything it couldn't have had free.
Sculptor Brian Goggin throws art out the window
Some bibliophiles hail Nicholson Baker as defender of a library under siege. His critics call him an antediluvian nutbag.
During his first three decades on Sixth Street, Tom McKnight Sr. used his various businesses to educate his children and counsel them in the doctrine of social obligation. Now his son must balance the demands of activism against the realities of commerce
The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services unveils its new post-apocalypse playbook
The Transport Workers Union contract with Muni is up for renewal, and TWU boss Larry Martin says that anybody who wants to roll back the union's cush work rules, lucrative salary structure, and handsome trust fund is a "racist" and can go to hell. Meet t
Saving the habitat of an inch-long violet butterfly, the endangered Mission Blue, is the starting point of a many-sided battle for dominance of San Bruno
Walter Shorenstein's skyscrapers shaped San Francisco. His cash configured City Hall. Publicly, he's pristine. But there's more than meets the eye to the man behind the megaliths.
Though cops claim they acted appropriately, a victim in the Pine Street shootout prepares to sue for mistreatment