Even the most football-adverse people we known plan to cheer on the 49ers this Sunday for the Super Bowl, and if you don't want to go out to root for the home team, plenty of local restaurants are getting in on the catering game. Whether you're throwing your own party or want to show up at someone e ... More >>
Welcome to the hub of American prosperity. Yesterday, the Census Bureau released the results from the 2011 American Community Survey, and in the competition for Wealthiest City in America, the Bay Area snagged gold and silver. San Jose took the top spot, with a median income of $76,593 and San Fra ... More >>
We're just getting word via Facebook and other sources that beloved local hip-hop DJ Matthew Africa passed away this Monday in a car accident. He was 40. His sister, Julia Africa, posted the following on Facebook: My brother, Matthew Africa, was killed in a car accident on Monday afternoon. He and ... More >>
Christopher Bryan Ablett, a member of the Modesto Mongol motorcycle gang, was hoping to elevate his position within the biker gang when he murdered San Francisco's president of the Hells Angels. But now, the aspiring Mongol will have to trade in his patches for prison scrubs. Earlier this year, Able ... More >>
Perhaps James Hooker, the 41-year-old teacher/lover/inmate who ditched his wife and kids for a student, took our advice on how to lure 18-year-old Jordan Powers back into his arms.After the Modesto high school teacher was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting another student 14 years ago, Pow ... More >>
James Hooker, the 41-year-old Modesto high school teacher who ditched his wife and kids for one of his students, was arrested today -- but not for his questionable relationship with 18-year-old Jordan Powers. While police had been investigating whether that relationship was legal, they came across a ... More >>
Despite efforts to derail James Hooker and his questionable relationship with his student, the Modesto teacher, who ditched his wife and kids for 18-year-old Jordan Powers, has managed to keep his young girlfriend and also his pension. Well, at least he will have money to take care of her.As we p ... More >>
A few weeks ago we told readers the Jerry Springer-like story about James Hooker, the 41-year-old Modesto high school teacher who dumped his wife and kids to move in with one of his students. Of course, the not-so-young love has drawn ire from readers, and now lawmakers, too.Assemblywoman Kr ... More >>
Some might say this is yet one more example of the education system failing us.A 41-year-old Modesto teacher has reportedly dumped his wife and kids for one of his former students at Enochs High School. According to the Modesto Bee, James Hooker (could this get any worse?) quit his job at Enochs ... More >>
Imelda/FlickrThe Ferry Building is the ideal place to bring tourists to, but it's not the only one. So your Aunt May is in town from San Diego or Modesto or Charleston and you've promised her two days of guided sightseeing, just as long as you don't have to accompany her to Pier 39. (Don't worry ... More >>
"Money Shark," the new video from San Francisco-bred rapper Andre Nickatina, features a few prominent elements: the Las Vegas skyline, a pliable female backside, and a giant crab meant to represent his favorite S.F. seafood spot, Crustacean. The cut, from director Ben Griffin (who's also prod ... More >>
It's like Arizona and San Francisco in oneOne Southern California pol is sick and tired of the Democrats up in Sacramento -- tired of the "pillaging" of local governments and worse, the left-wing policies that dominate the blue state. That's why he's dusted off that tired proposal to let Southern ... More >>
beyondtheplate.netBrentwood's Frog Hollow Farm.Most people are familiar with Slow Food, the organization founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986 to encourage a return to traditional foodways and reconnect with the sources where our food comes from. So what if we took the same mentality and applied i ... More >>
No Shaven-legged, 2-percent-body-fat Europeans allowed!For the first time in 10 years, the international professional bicycle-racing circuit will bypass San Francisco, while today's stage three of America's biggest cycling event, the Tour of California, is skipping the city with a jaunt from Aubu ... More >>
Not here you don't...San Francisco's route to really fast handheld Internet access has slowed to a crawl as activists in Bernal Heights have compelled a Board of Supervisors hearing over their concern that broadband antennae might shake loose in the event of an earthquake and accidentally zap res ... More >>
Lo, the contract is here...Following this week's ruling that CSU Stanislaus broke the law by fighting to obscure its contract with Sarah Palin, the school has finally disclosed the details behind the former vice presidential candidate's controversial June appearance. Here's the number you were al ... More >>
Edgar G./YelpOur favorite morsel from the blogs. At his California Taco Trucks blog, Cyrus Farivar queries the son of the guy who first drove the Mi Grullense taco trucks into the Goodwill parking lot in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood. Edgar Galindo maps the history of the Oakland truck, f ... More >>
D-Lo (left) and DJ FreshIn case you've yet to pick up this week's issue of SF Weekly, a couple music highlights for you here:Emily Savage looks at what makes Noise Pop different from every other local music fest/good week in venue booking. The secret, it seems, is in limited-edition events, wheth ... More >>
But we've still got plenty hereNotwithstanding a barrage of intemperate comments on our recent post discussing the comparative claims to insanity of the "birther" and "truther" movements, we here at The Snitch had thought that adherents of these conspiracy theories were comfortably removed from t ... More >>
Yours Truly, the Commuter (ANTI-)
In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.
Cam De Leon "Happy Pencil Goes to Hell" If you have seen the cover of any of Tool's earlier albums, you will be familiar with the work of Cam De Leon. He was born in Modesto, CA, and I'm sure he's happy he's out. He has also done work on The Ghostbusters and a host of other movies. He has a really ... More >>
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