Back in the day, it used to be so easy to give out candy on Halloween. But today, every little Tommy, Dickie and Madison seems to be either allergic to nuts, gluten-free, lactose-intolerant or has some other type of food restriction. Because this is San Francisco, shops like Rock Candy Snack Shop i ... More >>
The website Livability today compiled a list of the top 10 cities with the best music scenes that aren't New York, L.A., or Nashville. The results were in some ways predictable (Minneapolis, Athens, Ga., and Portland all made it), and in some ways spectacularly weird: Omitted from the list for no ap ... More >>
Explore The BruceLike prayer, but secularThis Sunday The Oakland Tribune ran a selection of kids' letters to Santa. Some clever editor or layout person made a point about things by placing the following two letters right on top of each other: Dear Santa, I'm so happy I am saying a hello to you. I ... More >>
Pretty sure Hamilton was a pot head It's rarer these days, but you can still find some medical marijuana purveyors fond of saying how much they welcome the federal government throwing them in prison for decades. Each dispensary in San Francisco, for example, violates the Controlled Substances Act ... More >>
dignidadrebelde via FlickrFor such a loosely organized group, Occupy Oakland has managed to quickly coordinate a renewed movement after police conducted an early morning raid today on the protesters' camp outside City Hall, which resulted in heavy smoke, dozens of arrests, and lots of chaos. With ... More >>
Where's the unlike button?If ever there was inspiration for an "dislike" button on Facebook, here it is: An Israeli couple reportedly named their newborn baby "Like" after the popular button on the social networking site that lets users show support for their friends' status, photos, and comments ... More >>
KGO-TVAn aerial view of Gayle Falgoust's crushed tentThe Sonoma County Coroner has told SF Weekly the identity of the woman killed yesterday night at Safari West Animal Preserve when a tree blew over onto her tent: 70-year-old Gayle Falgoust of Madison, Ala.The tourist was sleeping alongside her ... More >>
Thursday, May 21, 2009 Let's do lunch: Call it consolation for being stuck in some gray cube downtown: Weekly restaurant critic Meredith Brody counsels lunching on The Madison salad (grilled chicken, asparagus, and roasted white-truffle potatoes) at Mixt Greens (560 Mission at Second St., 543-2505 ... More >>
The Onion Newspaper -- self-billed as "America's Finest News Source" -- is proof positive that, in this business, "quality" is no guarantee against failure. The paper's Chicago corporate office today released a statement confirming Web reports that the San Francisco and Los Angeles print editions ha ... More >>
They are a rare species, these gay Iowans who have moved out to the Golden State, the perfect journalistic formula to comment on today's news of the Iowa Supreme Court approving gay marriage while its California colleagues mull this same issue. But we put on our intrepid reporter cap and found two s ... More >>
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Against the odds, an Oakland theologian -- most famous as a critic of Pope Benedict XVI -- takes his inclusive notion of Christianity global
After a quarter of a century, S.F.'s venerable vegetarian restaurant is still leading by example
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Where "good restaurant" and "small children" go together
Sticky fingers and dirty feet: Managing the many trials of public life
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Wedding gifts, heirlooms, and lost possessions
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Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.
On the Edge
Debra Chasnoff's new documentary looks at how a loaded subject is handled in school