It's not every day a sitting state senator is led off in handcuffs in the shadow of the Capitol rotunda. Sen. Leland Yee's arrest this morning following a coordinated series of federal raids is, rightfully, the day's story for this and many foreseeable days. The longtime San Francisco politico ... More >>
Buoyed by the success of San Leandro fighter Nonito "Filipino Flash" Donaire, Hayward-born super middleweight champion Andre Ward, and the Fillmore's own junior welterweight title-holder, Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield, we've long predicted a Bay Area boxing Renaissance. And once again those predicti ... More >>
Soul and funk guru The Selecter DJ Kirk has been dubbed the unofficial mayor of San Francisco by friends and peers. Born and raised in S.F., he is recognized for his all-embracing knowledge of soul music through the decades, his extensive record collection, and for producing events like Soul ... More >>
Joseph SchellSporting crowds make lots of different noises: Cheers, boos -- in Europe they sing. But, every once in a while, a crowd makes that most distinctive of sounds -- the collective reaction of people who've witnessed something that impressed them but they wish they hadn't seen. The "OHHHH ... More >>
Twenty-seven years ago, Shuggie Otis released one amazing record. Maybe now it'll get its due.