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  • News

    December 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Hey, Sean Parker, Listen to Your Handlers and Shut Your Yapper

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Facebook Pisses-Off Local Environmentalists With Keystone XL Ads

    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 >>

  • News

    March 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Kwame Harris, Former 49er, Accused of Assaulting "Ex-Boyfriend"

    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 >>

  • News

    January 4, 2012
  • News

    October 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Family Court Evaluator Spied on Employees with Hidden Bathroom Camera

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Peninsula Priest Held in 'Private' S.F. Location As Abuse Investigation Moves Forward

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    John Boehner, GOP House Speaker: Does He Truly Define Silicon Valley?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    San Francycle: Bike to School Day Is More Popular Than You Think

    ​At last, an answer to the question that has long intrigued San Francisco: Is it a good idea to ask kids to bike to school? As it turns out: Yes. Yes, it is. When we were young, "Bike to School Day" happened five days a week. But here, in San Francisco, it's only an official affair one day every ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2011
  • News

    March 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Chris Cohan's Worst Screwups As Warriors Owner

    ​With the end of Warriors owner Chris Cohan's 16-year tour of mismanagement here, long-suffering fans of the franchise are jubilant. The team was sold for a record $450 million to a group led by Joseph Lacob, a Celtics part-owner and partner at the Menlo Park venture capital firm KPCB; and Mandala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Warriors Sold -- But Not to Larry Ellison

    Meet the new boss, Joe Lacob​Billionaire 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Eric Byrnes: Softball God

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Eric Byrnes: Softball God

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Local Frequency: Q&A with Judgment Day

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Have You Seen This Missing Elderly Man Who Enjoys Hanging Out at BART and Bus Stations?

    Paul McAdoo​Paul 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 >>

  • Music

    November 21, 2007
  • News

    December 27, 2006
  • Culture

    August 30, 2006
  • News

    February 15, 2006

    Greening the Left

    Tycoons will pay to generate leftist ideas in voters' minds, but now they want to see results

  • News

    July 13, 2005

    Blind Eye Unto the Holy See

    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

  • News

    January 19, 2005

    Fast Times at Marin Catholic High

    A case that the Archdiocese of San Francisco apparently doesn't want you to know about

  • News

    January 19, 2005

    Zipped Up

    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?

  • News

    December 10, 2003

    Intrepid Antiwarriors of the Libertarian Right Stake Their Rightful Claim to Power

    Looking into the endearing obsession known as Antiwar.com

  • News

    September 17, 2003

    Total Future Awareness

    The Defense Department hires a New Economy futurist to help fight terror. Don't you feel safer already?

  • Dining

    June 4, 2003

    Urban Explorer

    A request for an inexpensive and interesting restaurant for a party of eight sends our critic to the books

  • News

    May 21, 2003

    See No Evil

    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?

  • News

    February 5, 2003

    War Torn

    Despite their hatred of Saddam Hussein, many Iraqis living in the U.S. oppose Bush's war

  • News

    November 27, 2002

    Osama bin Laden dislikes kelloggs frosted mini wheats

    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.

  • Summer Guide

    June 19, 2002
  • News

    November 15, 2000

    A HAL of an Idea

    Dr. David Stork is trying to create a new computer that thinks like a human being. But he needs your help.

  • News

    January 5, 2000

    Charity Begins @ Home

    A young software engineer has a plan to teach Silicon Valley to change its tightfisted ways

  • Dining

    December 1, 1999

    The Man Who Came to Dinner

    Environmental Eating Action Team

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    TheirNameHere.com

    New domains -- including .store -- likely to multiply Internet trademark conflicts

  • Music

    June 9, 1999

    Art of the Dealership

    Wherein one East Bay trio gets acclaim and attention the old-fashioned way: by accident

  • Film

    July 15, 1998

    Oral Histories and Pulp Fictions

    Excavation, celebration, and provocation at the 18th annual Jewish Film Festival

  • News

    July 15, 1998

    From Bang to Net

    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

  • Calendar

    April 1, 1998
  • News

    October 1, 1997

    That Sinking Feeling

    Sinkhole that ate Seacliff still eats at its residents

  • News

    January 29, 1997

    Pinstriped Medicine

    How the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger foreshadows the new -- and sometimes frightening -- world of health care

  • News

    December 4, 1996

    Chick's in the Male

    Under a proposal receiving serious consideration by the city, health insurers may be required to cover the cost of municipal workers' sex changes

  • News

    April 10, 1996

    Fish Story

    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

  • News

    February 14, 1996

    Pet Sounds

    Douglas Hollis combines audio with visual in his larger-than-life environmental sculptures

  • News

    December 6, 1995
  • Culture

    September 27, 1995
  • News

    August 23, 1995

    Navel Maneuvers

    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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