The criticism leveled at Sean Parker for the lavish, Medieval-themed wedding he threw in a patch of old-growth redwood forest in Big Sur went a little overboard. The wedding, and the preparations for it, appear to have been a bit less scandalous than it at first seemed, when The Atlantic's Alexis Ma ... More >>
If it's not breast-feeding mommies, then it's pipeline-hating enviros going after Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. Today, Bay Area activists who are "mystified and angered" by recent TV ads in favor of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will descend on Facebook's global headquarters to launch the ... More >>
Kwame Harris, a former offensive lineman for the 49ers and Raiders, made headlines today because he was in San Mateo Superior Court for an assault charge. It was a hackneyed narrative, the kind we gawk at for some minutes before moving on and forgetting about it: "retired pro athlete accused of beat ... More >>
We've written before about growing concerns over the competence, ethics, and eccentricities of psychological experts tasked with making decisions in California's family courts. These experts make enormously consequential recommendations to judges in disputed child-custody cases, but some question ... More >>
A Menlo Park priest placed on leave following improper conduct with a 17-year-old parishioner has been relocated to a "private" location in San Francisco while an internal investigation of the incident moves forward, according to the Archdiocese of San Francisco.Father William Meyers, pastor of S ... More >>
Represents the Silicon Valley?When we read in the Chronicle today that supporters of our very own Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer were rolling out the red carpet for GOP House Speaker John Boehner, we had to give it a second read -- just to make sure that we hadn't misunderstood. And then we gave i ... More >>
Meet the new boss, Joe LacobBillionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's quest to buy his favorite basketball team has been stuffed. The long-awaited sale of the Golden State Warriors was announced today, for a record $450 million -- but the winning bidder was Joseph Lacob, a part-owner of the Boston C ... More >>
We recently wrote a pair of articles about how former Oakland A's fan favorite Eric Byrnes is now being paid $11 million to sell sofas and play beer-league softball on the Peninsula. After the wheels came off the 34-year-old's Major League career in Seattle, we were hoping Giants general manager Bri ... More >>
Brothers Anton and Lewis Patzner of Judgment Day got their start playing together on the streets of Oakland back in 2002. Highlighting heavily the fact that there are no guitars in Judgment Day, they are a trio of violin (Anton), cello (Lewis) and drummer John Bush. Playing what they call "stri ... More >>
Paul McAdooPaul McAdoo sounds like an interesting guy -- and if you see him, be sure to stop and have a chat. Then call the Menlo Park Police Department, as McAdoo has been missing since mid-October. The 86-year-old dementia patient has taken off for spells at times in the past; his family told p ... More >>
Tycoons will pay to generate leftist ideas in voters' minds, but now they want to see results
A look at the appalling discrimination against Middle Eastern students countenanced by Bay Area public schools
Pope Benedict XVI named him Roman Catholicism's top doctrinal watchdog -- even though, as San Francisco archbishop, William J. Levada resolutely looked away from sex-abuse complaints against a renowned priest and legal scholar
A case that the Archdiocese of San Francisco apparently doesn't want you to know about
S.F. Archbishop William Levada doesn't want the public to know about decades of alleged sexual misconduct by his clerics. But why are district attorneys in San Mateo, Marin, and San Francisco helping him keep secrets?
Even among long-distance runners, S.F.'s Dean Karnazes is a phenom
Looking into the endearing obsession known as Antiwar.com
The Defense Department hires a New Economy futurist to help fight terror. Don't you feel safer already?
A request for an inexpensive and interesting restaurant for a party of eight sends our critic to the books
S.F. Archbishop William Levada styles himself as a leading advocate for openness among Catholic leaders on the clergy sex-abuse issue. So why doesn't he practice what he preaches?
Despite their hatred of Saddam Hussein, many Iraqis living in the U.S. oppose Bush's war
The gloriously unambitious world of John Patrick McKenzie, who doesn't care that he's a rising star in the visual arts. And who, as it happens, is autistic.
He's running for mayor again, and this time he wants to define himself, before his enemies do it for him
Dr. David Stork is trying to create a new computer that thinks like a human being. But he needs your help.
A young software engineer has a plan to teach Silicon Valley to change its tightfisted ways
Environmental Eating Action Team
Wherein one East Bay trio gets acclaim and attention the old-fashioned way: by accident
Excavation, celebration, and provocation at the 18th annual Jewish Film Festival
How Arno Penzias, who won the Nobel Prize for confirming the universe started with a Big Bang, turned his back on pure science and became an investment banker for Silicon Valley
Sinkhole that ate Seacliff still eats at its residents
How the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger foreshadows the new -- and sometimes frightening -- world of health care
Under a proposal receiving serious consideration by the city, health insurers may be required to cover the cost of municipal workers' sex changes
Red Herring Editor Tony Perkins is a self-described maverick, a stylish fast-talker with a knack for making friends and influencing people in the high-tech world. Not bad traits for a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, but are they what it takes to publish a "m
The San Francisco Office of Emergency Services unveils its new post-apocalypse playbook
Douglas Hollis combines audio with visual in his larger-than-life environmental sculptures
If Adam and Eve moved to Northern California, they'd probably note on the first day that the balmy weather, inspiring vistas, and mellow vibesreminded them of Eden. On the second day, they'd pick up a copy of "Common Ground" and enroll in a self-help cour
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