Eliana Lopez continued her testimony last night, where she denied that her husband, Ross Mirkarimi, abused her during the couple's domestic dispute on New Year's Eve, which ultimately led to Mirkarimi's suspension as the county sheriff. In her testimony, she detailed the New Year's Eve argument in w ... More >>
Muni officials are scrambling to prepare for a planned protest in the city's Bayview neighborhood next week that's sure to screw up your commute come Monday. The Examiner brings us the bad news this morning, explaining that demonstrators are calling on all Muni lines to be shut down -- and they clai ... More >>
One of the major missing pieces in the domestic-violence case against newly elected Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi emerged during his arraignment on three misdemeanor counts yesterday: Text messages and e-mails, allegedly sent by his wife, that prosecutors say demonstrate her concerns that Mirkarimi was ... More >>
The Cooking ChannelChing-He HuangOn Saturday, the Cooking Channel launches "Easy Chinese: San Francisco," a full season of 14 30-minute episodes showing Taiwanese-born Ching-He Huang cooking her recipes in our town. I spoke with Ching on the phone earlier this week from her home in London ab ... More >>
Abandoned in San Diego by a firefighter recalled to SF?The Bay Citizen published a nifty online database over the weekend that shows the pay and partial mailing addresses of San Francisco city employees. The accompanying article parsed the data, and debunked the idea that city employees -- who ar ... More >>
C'mon man. It's not that coldAsk a weather scientist why it's so damn cold today and you'll get two answers, both of them equally valid. The first is a scientific rationale involving high-pressure systems and advection and whatnot. And the second is that San Franciscans are wussies. We told you t ... More >>
The question of whether to begin saving creatures and habitats from climate change
Half of U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan's lawyers have quit. But as he remains bunkered against criticism, who's minding the shop?
The golden state of Skygreen Leopards' cosmic roots-pop
Behold - the forgotten history of the Beau Brummels, the true originators of the San Francisco sound of the '60s
Dominic Di Mare's handmade books tell a quiet tale of obsessiveness
James Brown is the Godfather of Soul. Also: hot pants.
Anti-cult crusader Ford Greene and the town of San Anselmo are staging a nasty public fight over Greene's strident anti-Bush political signs. But is that an old religious enemy we see behind the curtain?
Week of Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Lawyers for hundreds of sex-abuse victims have California's Catholic dioceses in a dire financial bind. Can church leaders finagle an escape, or are they ...
Santa Rosa's charismatic Catholic bishop got busted shaking down a priest for sex. But he had friends in high places -- and they served him well.
Worried about what John Poindexter's up to as federal information czar? Call his home number and ask.
A galaxy-spanning journey through space and sound!
How the NSA tracks terrorists in the United States through the Internet
If you don't know birds have accents, you haven't been attending your birdsong symposia
A Listing of Halloween Events
With an October trial in the offing, prosecutors had every intention of proving that Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson was a domestic terrorist who helped plant bombs under police cars 26 years ago.
How nuclear researchers handled -- and grossly mishandled -- the Cold War's most dangerous radioactive substances at a top-secret lab inside the Hunters Point Shipyard. The same shipyard the city wants to remake as San Francisco's newest neighborhood.
The Pentagon claims gays who serve openly undermine the force, but a local researcher's evidence says otherwise. Could his work help President Bush make life better for gay soldiers than it ever was under Clinton?
The international soap opera that surrounds the crumbling San Francisco landmark that was center stage for the incomparable "King of Torts," Melvin Belli
Bad luck and a head injury couldn't kill him. Poverty just made him stronger. Now, freewheeling Bay Area bicycling legend Mike Neel is staging another comeback by coaching professional women's racing.
ValueStar wants businesses to pay for the privilege of sporting its seal of approval. Is it a public service, or a shakedown?
Raeshel Keavy ran one of the city's most sophisticated and profitable prostitution rings. She was safe until she strayed from San Francisco.
Satellite radio brings 100 stations and digital sound to San Francisco's car stereos. Can local broadcasting survive?
Sinkhole that ate Seacliff still eats at its residents