Regardless of one's thoughts on open-air drinking, urinating, running, and no-backpack-having, the Bay to Breakers is a San Francisco institution. For more than a century, a malleable ratio of actual runners and drunks have hoofed it from San Francisco Bay to San Francisco's Ocean Beach. So it' ... More >>
In hockey terminology, "freezing the puck" is defined as "to cover up or immobilize the puck to force a stoppage in play." That, in essence, was the state of NHL hockey for the past four months, as the second lockout in just eight years melted away nearly half of the season. With the abrupt curtailm ... More >>
If the Fourth of July didn't fulfill your patriotic quota for the summer, you're in luck: The San Francisco Bulls professional hockey team is looking for someone to sing the national anthem, and we'll get to watch the selection process.On Saturday, Aug. 18, all wannabe Christina Aguileras will come ... More >>
In late June, San Francisco Bulls president and coach Pat Curcio said he wanted his fledgling hockey team to be a minor league affiliate of the San Jose Sharks even if it took a whole season -- or two. It didn't even take a whole month. The teams today announced a deal, meaning the Cow Palace-based ... More >>
Unless you're within the devoted cadre of Slovakian hockey aficionados, you probably don't know much about Peter Sivak. You've probably heard of the San Jose Sharks, however. They're the guys with the teal uniforms who fly onto the rink via an oversize shark head and through a mist of dry ice. Well, ... More >>
Each week, we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with food TV. This week, Cupcake Wars, an hour-long show about one thing, over and over, until death comes, Sundays at 8 p.m. on the Food Network. Cupcake Wars has been on the air just two years, but they're already finishing up their fif ... More >>
The FuriesIf you've ever doubted the punk-rock pedigree of our neighbors to the north, ask yourself this: could just anybody make it work going by the name Joey Shithead? Tomorrow night the Roxie Theatre, in conjunction with Indiefest, presents Bloodied But Unbowed, a documentary about the punk s ... More >>
Food NetworkThe home team: Brandon Arnovick of Mission Minis.Having to watch Cupcake Wars made me roll my eyes as much as when my date last night said that he was noticing that cupcakes were a big deal. Ugh, please: That is so 2000 and late. The trend is as over as the FroYo yo-yo. Basical ... More >>
Ryan Lynch, sometime guitarist of Girls and Magic Bullets, brings his budding Dominant Legs project to Amnesia this Sunday. With the help of fellow Bay Area native Hannah Hunt, Lynch makes summery ditties about being young -- at love and life, per the title of their debut EP -- with an undertone ... More >>
Jon Dion OwensIs it really better to look good than to feel good? There is no old-timers day in modeling. Twiggy and Cheryl Tiegs do not prance down the catwalk after the cruel standards of their industry deem them old and unsuitable. There is an old-timers day, however, for the men who model foo ... More >>
Karen Peterson served as a schoolteacher in nearby Woodside for many a year. Her name did not become known nationally. Prior to Saturday's San Francisco Giants game, she threw what may be the worst ceremonial first pitch in the history of humanity. And now you know who she is. Welcome to the Interne ... More >>
Seventeen-year-old do-gooder Winnie Phan is well on her way to becoming the next Internet meme -- and she didn't even have to beat the shit out of a fellow bus passenger or generally behave crazy to do it. No, she just had to do what she's always done: Succeed. The photogenic 17-year-old from ... More >>
San Francisco sports bars have turned their backs on the California RedwoodsWe've talked about the United Football League's business plan, personnel, and ghastly, ghastly uniforms. But with tonight's debut game between the hometown California Redwoods and the host Las Vegas Locomotives, we'll fin ... More >>
We look back on the big news stories of 2006 and ask the tough question: Are you an apologist for the year that was?
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Everyone loves the 49ers. But even love has its limits. Are taxpayers willing to subsidize millionaire owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.'s dreams of a new stadium when economists say it's a bad deal