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.
Lou Reed, well-known jerkface and former headmaster of the Velvet Underground, has canceled his April 14 show at the Warfield in San Francisco as well as his two Coachella appearances, according to The Desert Sun.
A spokesperson for Coachella/Warfield promoter Goldenvoice said Reed was canceling th ... More >>
If ever there was a silver lining to high gas prices, this just might be it: No traffic. Well, okay, that might be hyperbolic, but we can at least assure you that this Labor Day Weekend the roads won't be any more clogged than what you've grown accustomed to in San Francisco. While San Francisco has ... 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 >>
Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi appears in court ... for his own hearingUpdate: (4:41 p.m.): Judge Susan Breall issues stay away order, barring Sheriff from seeing his family. Meanwhile, prosecutors read Eliana Lopez's text messages in court. Read updated story below.Original story: Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi ... More >>
Mission Bowling ClubA 'before' shot of Mission Bowling Club, due to open in February 2012.In the Mission District, the dream of a brand new sporting center with satisfying, original food grows. After navigating a fiery pit of Planning Department fees that could have destroyed the project before i ... 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 >>
Missionites: up to 15 percent of your neighbors are undocumented.San Francisco's highest concentration of illegal immigrants lives in the city's Mission District -- a zip code of day laborers, black-market hot dog vendors, and fake document peddlers.The Public Policy Institute of California relea ... More >>
Merry Christmas, indeed...As San Francisco empties out and its residents head "home" to places that possibly feature traditional Christmas weather, the hangers-on will cope with a different sort of holiday climate. The weather prediction for Dec. 25: breezy, rainy, cold -- but not cold enough to ... More >>
Perhaps Kamala Harris made her 'major announcement' in L.A. because of the George Lopez factor...As expected, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris declared victory in her race for Attorney General this morning in her "major announcement" this morning in Los Angeles. "I stand before you t ... 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 >>
A16Liza Shaw.A new SFoodie feature: Every week, we call a local
chef to ask what he or she is putting on the menu that night, and
what inspired its creation.Liza Shaw has been at A16 since 2004 and its executive chef since Nate Appleman's departure in 2009. All it took was a 15-second explanation ... More >>
The Emerald TriangleMonday, Nov. 2, 2009The IndependentBetter than: Watching Vetiver open for Chris Robinson's Wooden Family open for Jonathan Rice open for Ryan Adams open for Interpol.Paul Scott "We're aware that this is a very strange thing," Vetiver front man Andy Cabic announced from the sta ... More >>
By Peter JamisonObama's tapping of former Monterey congressman Leon Panetta for CIA director was bound to raise hackles among pols and pundits. While Panetta has that rarest of political assets -- an unimpaired reputation for probity among his colleagues and former constituents -- he has little dire ... More >>
The most vituperative battle ever fought over the Presidio pits a handful of activists (and a certain weekly newspaper) against a local coalition of environmentalists, business, and the majority of elected officials. Is the congressional compromise to es