After running from the law for more than two months, Dimitri Storm, the Bay Area's most popular alleged robber, was arrested this week in Oakland, which, incidentally, was recently named the nation's robbery capital.
According to press reports, police busted 42-year-old Storm on Tuesday night in O ... More >>
Monterey police have tracked down the woman who they say was hoarding 50-plus animals in her house -- and car.
Police have arrested 59-year-old Ilagene "Jeanie" Quaglia who reportedly lived in the urine-soaked home at 1290 First Street where the animals were found living in three feet of garbage.
Staff at the SPCA in Monterey County spent their Saturday night/Sunday morning rescuing a crowd of puppies, dogs, and cats from a home that was declared unsuitable even for humans.
Beth Brookhouser, spokeswoman with the SPCA, said the cops called in the animal rescue team at about 1 a.m. after dis ... More >>
The two women accused of a heinous cat hoarding over in Monterey County appeared in court today where they pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of animal cruelty. As we informed you last month, Donna Johnson and her mother, Maggie Johnson, have been accused of hoarding and neglecting, to put in li ... More >>
Here's some great news to add a little cheer to this foggy day. Those adorable adult cats that were rescued from two Monterey County animal hoarders last month are getting a little spring back into their step.All 51 felines are making a slow yet very happy recovery at the SPCA shelter, where they re ... More >>
Walk into a jewelry store, especially one of the fancier ones, and you'll likely encounter a rush of customer service. An engaging smile, a hand on the shoulder, and oh that's such a wonderful shirt you're wearing. Each entrant, after all, holds significant commission potential and we all have rent ... More >>
Welcome home, Frosty!We've been giving readers a lot of depressing news about dogs being shot and killed this week. So here's an uplifting story with a happy ending. Frosty, the cute 1-year-old poodle-terrier mix whose photo was plastered everywhere after being tossed from a moving car, has been ... More >>
La Chiquita/FlickrChapulines, or grasshoppers, in Mexico.
KGO TV reported yesterday that the San Francisco Department of Health has banned La Oaxaqueña Bakery & Restaurant (2128 Mission St.), one of the only Oaxacan restaurants in the city, from selling chapulines, or dried grasshoppers. Wh ... More >>
Body foundMedical authorities have identified the man whose body washed up on the shores of Fort Mason last week as 64-year-old Mehdi Almotahari. A visitor at Fort Mason spotted Almotahari's body floating in the water at about 4:45 p.m. on March 8. Medical authorities had trouble locating his fam ... More >>
King Bob. Master Dylan. Folk genius. Fake. Whatever you wanna call him, Bob Dylan shares a plane of influence and regard with few other living musicians. But you know that. Last time we checked in with Dylan's live show, he could still throw down a stinging guitar solo, too. So what if his voice ... More >>
A paradise with no shortage of trouble.One of the more renowned institutions of Bay Area journalism is to be found slightly more than hour's drive north of San Francisco, in the coastal cow town of Point Reyes Station. It's there that The Point Reyes Light has for decades brought the roughly 14,000 ... More >>
A former reporter at the Monterey County Herald has sued the Northern California newspaper and its parent company, MediaNews Group, alleging that he was underpaid and then fired because of his race.
MediaNews, headed by press mogul Dean Singleton (pictured), is also a major presence in the Bay Area ... More >>
While the San Francisco Chronicle is busy fêting itself with daily retrospectives, journalists beyond the walls of 901 Mission are sounding a less complimentary note. In an editorial published last week, the weekly Carmel Pine Cone takes the Chron to task for its reporting on environmental question ... More >>