The Niners' NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons features a rarity in football gambling: the Falcons, the home team and the NFC's number one seed, will play the game as the underdog. When the line opened on Monday morning, San Francisco was a 3-point favorite. By Tuesday evening, the ... More >>
In the latest iteration of a tired tradition, a newspaper from the country's heartland has dispatched a writer playing the part of "Unfrozen Caveman Sports Columnist" to San Francisco. Once arrived on our decadent shores, he's labeled our fans as a bunch of gourmet-munching softies, used coded langu ... More >>
Sunday was about as glorious an afternoon as San Francisco ever hosted. The sun shone brightly and the weather was Northern California perfect. Beautiful people and their dogs were everywhere. That there was an America's Cup World Series race taking place was almost an auxiliary pleasure. ... More >>
The city and the Golden State Warriors held a press conference today on Piers 30-32 -- and everybody came. The mayor! The lieutenant governor! The police and fire chiefs! Rose Pak! The starting power forward! A platoon of laborers who moved shrubberies to strategic locations! Everybody! Whether the ... More >>
Gregoire never resurfaced after his kayak capsizedAuthorities searched well into the morning for Thomas Gregoire, the 55-year-old man who has been missing since his kayak capsized at Pier 80 in San Francisco yesterday afternoon. Gregoire was paddling back from Candlestick Park with friends at abo ... More >>
Loyal readers of this page -- and, perhaps, no one else -- are familiar with eccentric mayoral candidate Harold Miller. His position statements include impressing Jerry Rice into coaching an expansion football team at Candlestick Park; setting up an 800 number so streetcorner beggars can be impre ... More >>
Those who squander their hard-earned cash on food and heat rather than gambling it away may not know what a prop bet is. It's not a wager on, say, Yorick's skull or the gun Chekhov saw fit to hang on the wall. Rather, it's a proposition bet -- or side bet -- on something seemingly chancy an ... More >>
John Yoo weighs in on whether Giants baseball is, indeed, tortureWith a win this afternoon in Atlanta, the San Francisco Giants can actually succeed without making life as difficult as it possibly can be -- a step back from their well-worn motto, Giants Baseball: Torture. While this low-scoring, ... More >>
An unknown number of San Franciscans received an introduction to one Harold Miller yesterday, when the little-known mayoral candidate sent out an e-mail illuminating the masses on just how he'd clean up this town. When Miller rails against the "crazy laws the Board of Supervisors put on the books ... More >>
Joe EskenaziDon't bother asking how much that doggie in the window is...This morning, we wrote about a proposal to ban the sale of any pets (other than fish) within city limits. The suggestion seemed a little extreme to us. But, then, we never had to sign the papers condemning countless doggies, ... More >>
How much would it be worth to San Francisco to keep plays like this within city limits? If ever there's a man to liken shepherding a development to completion in San Francisco to pulling teeth, Mike Antonini is him. He's been a planning commissioner for eight years -- and he's a dentist. So Anton ... More >>
You won't have to head to anywhere like this to view Eugenio Velez' misspelled jersey -- for nowIt's made the rounds that, last week, Giants utilityman Eugenio Velez took the field outfitted in a uniform reading "San Francicso." The other day we asked the team what plans it had for Velez' quasi-l ... More >>
Not seen in these parts...The news that multiple witnesses have spotted what appears to be a monkey tooling around Novato takes the wind out of San Francisco's sails. Nothing is supposed to happen in Novato -- that's why people move to Novato. We're the place that ought to have wild animals galli ... More >>
The SFPD Web Page induces nostalgia for the 1990sWhen Police Chief George Gascon today announces San Francisco cops will soon have the ability to engage in real-time text message conversations with people who have witnessed -- or are witnessing -- a crime, it will be more than a technologically u ... More >>
Hut, hut, hikeThese days are just packed for Mayor Gavin Newsom. He just introduced a city financial plan that's a dead cert to induce enough fevered statements about "balancing the budget on the backs of the poor" to make outsiders think the city's indigent population is working on a circus novelty ... More >>
With murders on the rise, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is cracking down on gangs using a legal tool critics say smacks of McCarthyism
Local officials are resisting a federal takeover of the Housing Authority. They should stop.
Gavin Newsom has a plan to clean up the Bayview in five years. If only his programs were working as well as his PR machine.
Meet Donald Fisher, the private billionaire with unprecedented sway over ordinary San Franciscans' lives
Can Wade and O'Donoghue keep up in this brave broke world?
How amateur boxing matches -- and a bunch of mostly black and Latino fighters -- are resurrecting Irish culture in the Sunset
Deciding they just wouldn't take it anymore, Bayview citizens stopped a Navy plan to incinerate toxic gas at Hunters Point Shipyard
The Nuclear Witnesses
Dog owners, compliant pols viciously distort a reasonable attempt to preserve our environmental legacy
Does the world need another college football bowl game? Some San Francisco boosters are banking on it.
Major oil companies are gobbling up independent gas station operators, all in the name of greed
Bedlam reigns as a great development boom besets the warehouse district south of downtown. Blood boiling, drivers late to work search in vain for parking. Are we doomed?
Literally and figuratively, the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger gets fouler every day
The Coast Guard busts skippers for angling next to Hunters Point
Is the DA's Office bungling the biggest pollution case in Bay Area history?
In the clubhouse, the press box, the seats, malaise pervaded this season's swan song
In 1984, four women living in city housing projects said they wanted to get out. Only one made it.
Tales of the wheeled homeless