• Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Bomb Scare On Bart Causes Major Delays Today

    BART is recovering from major delays after an unidentified passenger shouted that they had a bomb on a train near North Berkeley Station today. Jim Allison, a BART spokesman, said that around 2:23 p.m. a train on the Richmond-Millbrae line came to a screeching halt immediately after the threat was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Xiao Long Bao Worth A Flight ... Or A Drive To Millbrae.

    You could certainly argue that xiao long bao (Shanghai soup dumplings stuffed with pork) are right up there in the pantheon of chocolate truffles, soft poached eggs, and molecular gastronomy's beloved liquid center amuse bouches for the one bite treat that sends out a flood of powerfully flavored li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    BART Station Closed in Downtown San Francisco

    BART is reporting the Montgomery Street station is closed due to a "major medical emergency." There are very few details at this point, but the closure is affecting the Daly City line in the SFO, Millbrae, Daly City and East Bay directions.

  • News

    March 5, 2014
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    October 21, 2013

    BART Strike: Tentative Agreement Reached; Trains May Run Tuesday Afternoon

    In an announcement made moments ago, a phalanx of BART union and management personnel declared an end to the four-day-old strike, while flanked by a handful of local politicians who could be summoned to stand around and look official.  That statement, like the ongoing BART saga writ large, was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Major BART Delays This Morning, Bring a Book

    We're getting word from BART right now that there are "major delays" for commuters headed into San Francisco. According to BART, there is a 20-minute delay for all trains heading in the SFO and Millbrae directions, thanks to an equipment problem on one of the trains at West Oakland. So yes, you w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Sweet Surprises and Late-Night Dining in Menlo Park

    With a Michelin star, a thriving tech industry post- work happy hour scene, and magnificent views of the Coastal Range, what's left for the Rosewood Sand Hill's restaurant Madera to conquer? Dessert - specifically an exciting new menu and chocolate program recently unveiled by pastry chef Melissa Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Peninsula Dining Update: Food Trucks Touch Down at SFO

    Travelers have been enjoying the food at SFO's recently remodeled Terminal 2, but now, you don't even need a plane ticket to enjoy some of the Bay Area's best food at the airport. Off the Grid now is bringing a pair of food trucks to SFO every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., parking at the Terminal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Expect BART Delays This Morning After Weapon Scare

    Update: Lt. Tyrone Forte tells us that someone called BART police at about 8:23 a.m. reporting there was a person armed with a weapon at the Embarcadero station. The cops came, halted all the trains while they searched the entire station as well as the trains. They found nothing, and trains were m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Watch Out, Commuters: Major Delays on BART

    A small brush fire near the Richmond train yard brought BART to a screeching halt this afternoon, causing major delays. Trains are backed up in the Fremont, Richmond, and Millbrae directions, and, according to SF Appeal, there is no service at all to the Richmond, El Cerrito del Norte and El Cerri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    BART Station Closed After Person Found Dead Under Train (Update)

    Update 12:46 p.m. The Colma BART station has finally reopened and no train delays are being reported. No word on what exactly happened to the victim. Luna Salavar, spokeswoman for BART, could not confirm whether or not this was a suicide. "I cannot confirm if a man jumped in front of a train beca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Pedestrian Killed by Caltrain, Expect Major Delays

    A pedestrian trespassing south of the Broadway Station in Burlingame was struck and killed by southbound Caltrain 314 at approximately early this morning. Caltrain officials ran a bus bridge in both directions between Millbrae and Burlingame stations until approximately 8:40 a.m. when the northbou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    BART Service Halted at Glen Park Station, Person Under Train (Update)

    Update 4:30 p.m.: According to press reports, the person who was hit by the BART train has died. Trains are not stopping at the Glen Park Station. Original story 4:09 p.m.: BART just tweeted out the news that the evening commute has been disrupted after a person was found underneath a train at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Soon You'll Be Able to Get Tofu Burritos at Chipotle

    In what we can only assume is a bid to take a bigger share of the fast-casual dining market, Chipotle has announced a tentative new vegetarian entree option. Beginning February 12, the chain will begin testing tofu "sofritas" burritos in seven of its Bay Area restaurants. The organic, GMO-free tofu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    BART: How Many Riders at End-of-Line Stations Were Asleep?

    If you've ever boarded BART's pre-dawn stockbroker train and mixed among the slumbering financial titans, you may have overheard something curious. The driver announces East Bay stops -- MacArthur, West Oakland, etc. -- in barely a whisper. But, come Embarcadero, he or she will shout "EMBARCADERO! E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Bay Area Poverty Is Growing Faster in Suburbia Than in Urban Areas

    Suburban poverty is a relatively new phenomenon. For the past 60 or so years, the suburbs have traditionally represented the American Dream. Work hard, play by the rules, and it'll all be yours-- the crisp lawn, white fence, two-car garage, little league practice, backyard tree-house, etc -- and you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Promising Punk Outfit Synthetic ID Wants to Make You Feel Alienated and Vulnerable

    San Francisco's Synthetic ID plays straight-ahead punk charged with a distinctly urban sense of disorientation and tension. A controlled chaos is contained in the group's jagged instrumental tones. Each part threatens to teeter into a depressive abyss, but the songs trudge along, systematically inst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Gonzalez Guzman, Drunk and Stranded Club-Goer, Off the Hook for Burglary

    Now here's some good fodder for an anti-drinking campaign.A San Francisco jury acquitted a 20-year-old man today of burglary charges and instead convicted him of petty theft and receiving stolen property after he convinced jurors that he was just a drunk, not a crook. Gonzalez Guzman and his buddy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Major BART Delays After Man Dies on Train

    (Update 4:30 p.m.): BART officials say the man riding on the train toward Millbrae died, however they could not say how the man died. He was seen slumped over in his seat.(Original Story 3:34 p.m.)If you are like us, you are probably counting the minutes until your 4th of July holiday begins. Sadly, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Bay Area Man Sues Company Over Unwanted Flirting Tips

    ​A Bay Area man has insisted he doesn't need help picking up chicks. To prove this, Andrew Humble, a Millbrae resident,  filed a lawsuit in San Francisco this week, claiming a Georgia-based company sent him "flirting tips" via text message -- and then charged him for the dating advice without ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    R.I.P. Ronnie Montrose, Bay Area Rock Guitarist, 1947-2012

    Ronnie Montrose, the intense guitarist and songwriter who led the band Montrose and helped bring Sammy Hagar to the world's attention, died Saturday, March, 3, of complications from prostate cancer, according to a posting on his website. He was 64. Throughout a 40-year career, Montrose worked with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    The Doughnut Burger: Dining with the Devil

    Carina OstLucifer melting​Here's some new burger lingo, courtesy of the new Civic Center-area restaurant Little Griddle: a Lucifer burger. You might think that means flames of hellfire or hot sauce, but gluttony will also get you to hell. In this case, the devil resides in a bacon cheeseburger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Videogame Competition at S.F. Libarary Comes as Surprise to Librarian

    ​Of all the libraries in the city, you might think it odd that little old Bernal Heights would be the one tapped to host a national competition. So does the librarian there. On the American Library Association website, Bernal is listed as San Francisco's participating branch in Saturday's "Nationa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    BART Delays for City-Bound Riders

    ​It's going to be one of those Mondays for BART riders heading toward the city from San Francisco Airport and Millbrae. A "trackside problem" or "equipment problem" at SFO has led to delays of 20 to 30 minutes for trains headed toward the city. BART is still experiencing residual delays following ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009
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    October 21, 2009

    Bomb Scare Shuts Down Millbrae Station

    Hiya Swanhuyser ​SF Weekly received calls from inconvenienced riders noting that a suspicious package has shut down the Millbrae station, curtailing all rail service (as you can see from the snap above taken at the Cal Trains station on Fourth and King). Naturally, you should alter your travel pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    Sweet Beat: Charlotte's Confections' Peanut Butter Caramel Twists

    These addictive chews were spotted at Faletti Foods (308 Broderick at Fell), a gourmet grocer with discerning aisles filled with local and organic products. Charlotte's Confections was an unfamiliar brand, but a little digging revealed that it's actually the wholesale end of Shaw's of Millbrae (1395 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    An Honest Drunk: Inebriated S.F. Driver Waves Off Sobriety Test, Admits He's Plastered

    In a scene ripped straight from the Kris Kristofferson/Johnny Cash ditty "Sunday Morning Coming Down" (Well I woke up Sunday morning/ With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt/ And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad/ So I had one more for dessert), cops from San Francisco's Taraval Station e ... More >>

  • News

    November 12, 2008

    Take the Rude Train

    BART riders won't give up their seats for a pregnant woman.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2008

    Your Inappropriate Sexual Conduct With Minors Roundup

    A Vacaville "team mother" was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old basketball player, a Millbrae teacher stands accused of putting video cameras in the Mills High School girls bathroom, a San Francisco MTA employee has been charged with having sex with two girls he met online, and two Oakland ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    Desperately Seeking Soup Dumplings: Bay Area Xiao Long Bao

    If you've never had the opportunity to gorge yourself on the Chinese specialty known as the soup dumpling or xiao long bao, you need to stop reading right now and get your ass out to one of the handful of places in the Bay Area reputed to serve up a decent batch. Imagine, if you will: dumplings abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007
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    June 10, 2007

    LastNight: Menomena at the Independent Friday, June 8, 2007

    Menomena June, 8, 2007 The Independent Better Than: Ezra. Download: "Wet and Rusting" from their Myspace. It's pronounced 'men-ahh-men-uhh', people. Like the word 'phenomena.' Menomena, phenomena. Get it right. The Portland indie rock trio lacks the best name in West, but they overcompensate by br ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2006

    Fire Away!

    A judge has overturned the ban on handguns passed by S.F. voters last November. Are you worried about firearms flooding our streets? Take this quiz and find out!

  • Music

    June 7, 2006

    Sun Ra

    Sun Ra Research CD Two

  • Summer Guide

    June 23, 2004
  • Music

    April 30, 2003

    To Sun Ra With Love

    The Hinds brothers make art about -- and inspired by -- Saturn's most influential musician

  • Culture

    June 19, 2002

    Breath of Understanding

    Pondering the questions raised by the international reach of the Ethnic Dance Festival

  • News

    November 15, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Who Still Wants to Be a Millionaire?; Bush Leads Prop. L by 337 Votes; Readers Freeway Comments

  • News

    March 15, 2000

    Dog Bites

    Planetary alignment, book proposals, and parking speculation

  • News

    March 8, 2000

    Night Crawler

    Suspended Adulation

  • Music

    February 2, 2000

    Break Science

    What does DJ Marz do as a turntablist? Everything. All the time.

  • Music

    December 30, 1998
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    November 18, 1998
  • Dining

    December 10, 1997
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    October 15, 1997

    A Short-Order Murder

    The diner manager told the cook not to prepare the poached eggs a pretty woman had ordered. The next day, the cook shot the manager to death. They had worked together amicably for 20 years. The unanswerable why of it all will haunt family and friends fore

  • News

    May 7, 1997
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    May 7, 1997
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    April 16, 1997
  • Music

    January 17, 1996

    Other Worlds, Other Sounds

    Korla Pandit and the secret museum of mankind

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