Here's a thing that'll go over well with the kids: The Marin County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution making June, July, and August "Soda Free Summer" months. While the measure doesn't outright ban sugary carbonated beverages, it does encourage Marin residents to adopt "soda free policies" a ... More >>
Metallica singer James HetfieldExit light, enter night, if you will -- but don't go entering into James Hetfield's sprawling Marin County property. The Metallica singer and rhythm guitarist erected a metal fence on his ranch that blocked off a popular trail connecting two nature preserves. S ... More >>
Snack attack There isn't a cloud in the sky; the temperature is picture-perfect, and tomorrow is summer solstice. We cannot think of any good reason not to skip out on work and hit the beach. Yet we woke up this morning to the dreadful news that nobody will be allowed to swim at Stinson Beach thi ... More >>
Now it is your turn to be seen Nicholas Springer, the 26-year-old man accused of placing a video camera in his Crocs and recording up women's skirts, got off with a rather sweet plea deal. According to media outlets Springer showed up to court yesterday and plead guilty to charges of loitering. T ... More >>
Alastair BlandDefinitely the Best Photo Ever.You read them here, now find out who the hell they are: We give you the diverse group of men and women who cover the local food and drink scene for you on SFoodie. Alastair Bland Blogs about: Beer and wine Alastair Bland may be one of the only ... More >>
A compilation of the most-viewed stories on Bay Area news sites and blogs at the moment. You're welcome.SF Gate: Columnist Chip Johnson voted for Don Perata, who, he can't believe, lost to Jean Quan in the race to become mayor of Oakland. Quan prevailed after Johnson wrote a week ago that she'd b ... More >>
The MIJ is going away, technically -- but it's not going anywhereCountering rumors to the contrary, the Marin Independent Journal's president and publisher said his paper is not curtailing its print run and going online only. "Completely untrue," says Matt Wilson. That being said, it is the ... More >>
Kip Burr has known happier, nakeder times...San Rafael's Kip Allen Burr's last name is pronounced "brrr." This would seem the perfect name for his chosen avocation of baring it all in public, outside, at night, in the winter, spring, and summertime.As of Friday, Burr was in the Marin County Jail ... More >>
Media mogul Dean Singleton is again seeking inroads to San Francisco's daily newspaper market, according to a report today in the Denver Business Journal.Will joint ad sales bring happy days back?Apparently Singleton's MediaNews Group -- owner of legion Bay Area newspapers, including the Oakland ... More >>
A lawyer for MediaNews Group says the newspaper chain plans to deny allegations of discrimination in a lawsuit filed earlier this month by a former reporter at the Monterey County Herald. Andre Briscoe, a black man who worked at the MediaNews-owned Herald from August 2005 through January 2008, asse ... More >>
A former reporter at the Monterey County Herald has sued the Northern California newspaper and its parent company, MediaNews Group, alleging that he was underpaid and then fired because of his race. MediaNews, headed by press mogul Dean Singleton (pictured), is also a major presence in the Bay Area ... More >>
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