With a crisp evening breeze blowing the fallen orange and red leaves over your boots, San Francisco is finally embracing autumn. And if the end of summer isn't enough to convince you, we've put together a list of our favorite pumpkin dishes around the city to ring in the fall season -- and make your ... More >>
Great news: The Mt. Diablo fire is 90 percent contained, and the firefighters whose wedding bands were ripped off while they were battling that blaze are going to get brand new rings. NBC delivered the news this afternoon that Steve Padis, who co-owns Padis Jewelry in San Francisco with his wife, ... More >>
Perhaps it's the wedded firefighters who are suffering the most from the Mt. Diablo wildfire. Earlier this week, a burglar reportedly broke into a Walnut Creek fire station while firefighters were out battling the now three-day-old blaze and stole wedding rings, among other valuables. According ... More >>
Word on the mountain is that the blaze on Mt. Diablo officially stopped growing overnight, and firefighters now have the fire 45 percent contained. That's not to say we're out of the woods just yet. Residents in the nearby community of Clayton continued evacuating and cities left air quality advis ... More >>
Now that the Yosemite wildfire is under control, fire crews can focus their efforts on trying to put a cap on the mountain blaze in Contra Costa County where a fire broke out Sunday afternoon. According to press reports, some 250 firefighters have been working to extinguish the blaze, which was o ... More >>
Summer is here, and while in the Bay Area it might not necessarily mean warm weather, it does mean that there will be plenty of festivities to celebrate. From cocktail-inspired gelato to restaurant celebrations and martini contests (making them, not drinking them), there are plenty of ways to kick o ... More >>
Sad news for the running community: Over the weekend 63-year-old Rene Brunet died while running a race on Mt. Diablo. According to press reports, the avid runner was participating in the Mt. Diablo Trail Run when he suddenly died. The race included an 8, 25,or 50-kilometer race.
Coye Cheshire doesn't mean to be impolitic, but he can't help mentioning the FBI's fruitless search for a Boston Marathon bomber -- and how it could be abetted by technology. "The whole push is to find someone who had pictures, and who could provide high resolution information about public events," ... More >>
A local Boy Scout Council is showing the rest of the nation what it means to be a "responsible citizen and develop character." The Mount Diablo-Silverado Council is publicly calling on the Boy Scouts of America to do away with its ban on openly gay members. As KTVU notes today, the Bay Area scouts ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.Paolo L. at Inside Scoop learns that Derreck Johnson has signed the lease on a second location for Home of Chicken and Waffles, which started off intending to be a Roscoe's franchise but has f ... More >>
Forget about Sharp Parks endangered frogs and snakes. The real problem with the golf course is its enormous cost to the city.
Sacre bleu!Get ready for some serious galactic debris, San Francisco. According to NASA, the peak visibility of the Perseids meteor shower will come tonight around midnight (most visible after the moon sets), revealing dozens of streaming fireballs across the night sky every hour until dawn. Soun ... More >>
LFL16/FlickrIf you order wine by the bottle, dining at One Market should be a bit more affordable in July.Let your wallet feel as flush as your face. Starting tomorrow (and for the entire month of July), Bay Area winos can savor half-off savings on every bottles on le menu at all Lark Creek restaura ... More >>
Photos by Meredith Brody The news outlets have been falling all over themselves in the last few days, sending hapless reporters up Mt. Diablo and Mt. Tamalpais, in order to send us footage of snow atop these usually green mountains. But hey! Those are the highest mountains in the area (that's why ... More >>
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A high-flying New Age company is grounded amid allegations that its main financial backer embezzled $4.5 million from UCSF
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Did this aspiring cover boy, who says he killed in a panic fit brought on by unwanted gay advances, get away with murder?
The hypnosis industry is burgeoning, but its mavens are bitterly divided over what direction they should now take on the road to legitimacy.
The wind-power entrepreneurs at Kenetech have spent millionsin vain tosolve this avian mystery: Why have hundredsof raptors, including golden eagles, died alongside the windmills of Altamont Pass?