The courts are a funny thing. A case that caused the sky to fall is six months ago is now being declared irrelevant.A state appeals court case that some feared would cause all medical marijuana dispensaries in California to be banned back in January was dismissed without review on Wednesday by the C ... More >>
Medical marijuana dispensaries are protected under California state law, and cities and counties have no right to ban cannabis collectives outright, according to a state Court of Appeals ruling released Monday.The decision invalidates a ban on dispensaries in Los Angeles County, which was enacted in ... More >>
Oakland isn't letting San Francisco fight for medical marijuana alone. The East Bay city announced it would join other California cities in the pivotal fight to defend the rights of local governments and their ability to regulate pot clubs. Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker, on behalf of the City ... More >>
Medical marijuana does not grow on trees (pot plants are much smaller). And cannabis does not fall from the sky: In order for marijuana users to access their preferred medicine -- and in order for the will of the voters to be respected -- "patients" need to acquire cannabis from somewhere. In Califo ... More >>
It's a go -- for now.San Francisco has begun issuing medical marijuana dispensary licenses again, following a recent state Supreme court decision that will allow local pot dispensaries to do business -- for now. The city's Medical Cannabis Act permitting process had been on hold for several month ... More >>
The one-of-a-kind cooperation between medical marijuana growers and the Mendocino County Sheriff's Department -- which legitimized cannabis cultivation in the eyes of the law and saved the jobs of deputies facing layoffs -- is at risk, pending the outcome of a court case.Since 2010, Mendocino Cou ... More >>
Times they did a-change.Pressure from the Justice Department is forcing a fourth San Francisco pot club to close early next year, with a fifth closure expected soon thereafter.Market Street Cooperative -- one of the city's lowest-profile cannabis dispensaries, with a modest sign outside its 1884 ... More >>
And Divinity Tree, and Green Door Sacramento, and maybe MedithriveLombard Street is in the city's oft-posh Marina District, but that stretch of US-101 that leads from the Golden Gate Bridge down through Van Ness Avenue includes seedy motels as well as high-end boutiques. It might have also contai ... More >>
This week's joint: J Mascis' Several Shades Of Why Behind the Buzz: To Dinosaur Jr. fans, the idea of a J Mascis acoustic album fails to spring unbidden into the mind's ear. On blunderbuss masterpieces like 1987's You're Living All Over Me, mainman Mascis founded a durably influential heavy ... More >>
Not sure about you, but I'm still sad about the death of Nate Dogg. Thankfully, there's no shortage of tribute mixes and anecdotes to make me feel better. Wanna know the best one? Warren G says he and Nate Dogg recorded part of their classic hit "Regulate" in a closet at Warren's Long Beach apart ... More >>
No money for you, chumps.San Francisco Examiner owner Phil Anschutz, his companies, and his employees, donated $92,582 to 30 California politicians between 2003 and 2009, according to campaign finance filings compiled by Anschutz's competitor, Bay Area News Group.But the railroad, telecommunicati ... More >>
For Bay Area natives of a certain age, Jack LaLanne doing deep knee bends is enshrined alongside Charley and Humphrey or the KOFY dogs in the pantheon of childhood nostalgia. LaLanne, who did for the fitness industry what Eli Whitney did for cotton gins, died yesterday at age 96. The "Godfa ... More >>
So Cameron Diaz was recently on the George Lopez Show (and has he always sounded like that?), where she discussed Cuban food, driving a Prius, identity theft, and all that good stuff. But she also recalled her days as a high school student in Long Beach, and memories of one upperclassman named Calvi ... More >>
Rappers lead the world when it comes to ridiculous tattoos. But while it's easy to mock Lil Wayne getting the EPSN logo on his arm or Eve's decision to stamp cat paws on her breasts, sometimes rappers themselves have second thoughts about their ink art. So with Gucci Mane recently revealing a freshl ... More >>
The Babies plays Hemlock Tavern this Saturday There is heavy metal and ethereal ambient noise, transsexual fashion shows and fancy vintage paper, Go-Gos and Babies. It's all here this weekend, in San Francisco, for less than the cost of taking a heterosexual date to Chick-fil-A. Here's our list o ... More >>
Police notice when you steal from their clothierA burglar was caught in the act Sunday perpetrating an alleged crime every bit as ill-conceived as robbing a doughnut store. Police nabbed an as-yet unidentified man as he was purportedly robbing Galls on Cesar Chavez -- the official clothier of the ... More >>
How the hipster set learned to shake their skinny jeans.
The popular web site stands accused of acting like a modern-day Mafia.
Not gay enough, apparentlyAs the ongoing Proposition 8 trial begins its second week today, the mayor of the "Gayest city" in California will take the stand to testify in favor of marriage equality. That mayor, of course, is Jerry Sanders. And the gay-friendly realm over which he reigns is -- San ... More >>
It's almost the end of the year, and we're extremely grateful to the readers who visited our site in 2009. Here are the Snitch posts that garnered the highest readership, and reflect what is truly important to you: sex, crime, and weed. And serial killers.10. Lawsuit Alleges ER Doctor Let Man D ... More >>
All photos | Gabor GardonyiClick on photos for a larger versionLast week, Gabor Gardonyi, a chef on tugboats running up and down the Pacific Coast, sent SF Weekly some primo shots of his vessel, the Sound Reliance, being buffeted by large waves just south of San Francisco. We titled the story ... More >>
All Photos | Gabor GardonyiClick on the photos for larger versionsFor much of his life, Gabor Gardonyi worked as a chef up and down the Pacific coast. Now he's doing it a different way -- as a cook on a tugboat hauling loads from the Pacific Northwest all the way down to the southern tip of C ... More >>
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends, and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.
Week of Wednesday, August 10, 2005
The Hard Way
Week of Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Have fun with democracy, before it has fun with you
There are bargains in comestibles as well as collectibles to be had at these Sunday markets
A pack of Orphans you don't want to mess with
Yerba Buena Gardens Carousel
A sexy film fest, a Croatian lute fest, and a festering punk band
Not That Tired Old Business About Dot-Coms and Culture Again; Gone
Legal battles decked the wildly popular Robot Wars competitions. Now a challenger has arisen to save the sport.
Suncatcher and the mediocre beauty of Los Angeles
S.F. tries, tries again to bring the USS Missouri "home"