Even San Francisco natives like me are sometimes alarmed by the pressure applied to denizens of this city to publicly acknowledge that we live in the best place on earth. That being said, we certainly do have access to the best of things here: The best intoxicants, stimulants, and ingredients; th ... More >>
They're cute when they're young.Many people know about the great horned owl family living on Strawberry Hill in the middle of Stow Lake. But did you know barn owls -- the ghostly-looking birds with white, heart-shaped faces -- are making a family at the Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina?Josi ... More >>
Hi. I'm your new co-worker.A Federal Judge has issued a restraining order banning Robert Stokes from visiting his ex-employer, The Presidio Trust, after he threatened to sic the Tea Party on the organization that manages the sprawling San Francisco park."You know what: I'm gonna get a hold of the ... More >>
Chris MacArthur/SF WeeklyRec and Park commissioners vote Thursday to allow Off the Grid-like markets in three city parks.The organizer of S.F.'s Off the Grid street-food market at Fort Mason Center could soon be rolling out similar events in three city parks. At Thursday's regularly scheduled ... More >>
Forget about Sharp Parks endangered frogs and snakes. The real problem with the golf course is its enormous cost to the city.
Exclusive to SF WeeklyJeff and Beth Easterling's empty boat, the Barcarolle. This was, apparently, the couple's maiden voyage 'out the Gate.''Jeff and Beth Easterling were experienced sailors. Their ship, the Barcarolle, was a good boat. But they had apparently never before experienced the condit ... More >>
Is it just us, or does state politics have an unseemly apocalyptic tone these days? First we had "demon sheep" -- twice -- then "apostles of darkness." Now Republican gubernatorial candidate Douglas Hughes, an erstwhile unknown, has come forward with what just might be the wackiest millenarian ca ... More >>
Feds threatening to board up your 73-year-old restaurant? We got a non-binding resolution for that! We've written a bit about the plight of Louis' Restaurant, the 73-year-old city institution perched over the remains of Sutro Baths. The restaurant has lasted this long despite the arbitrary decisi ... More >>
FacebookThe Hontalas family wants a long-term lease.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Saving Louis': We all say we love family-owned businesses right? Here's our chance to support one that seems in trouble of disappearing. Louis' restaurant ― the place on Point Lobos up the hill from the ... More >>
The term 'Presidio Trust' has become an oxymoronThe Presidio Trust is a wholly owned government corporation created by Congress to manage the Presidio.The Presidio Trust is not a private fiefdom assigned to connive its way into granting Gap magnate Don Fisher his dream of creating a publicly-subsidi ... More >>
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is quietly trying to keep the Presidio on the public teat. That's a good thing.
Let's hope the Fishers use it to clean up the messes they've created.
The efficient killing of invasive deer is being fought by concerned animal activists in Marin. But who's looking out for S.F. venison connoisseurs?
After years of self-sacrifice, legendary newspaper editor Dave Mitchell sells his beloved Point Reyes Light
POINT REYES -- Can Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Mitchell keep his small, renowned, and cash-starved newspaper going? It's a question...
The guy who pitted dog people against plant people in one of S.F.'s epic political battles has, um, switched sides
Characterless chowders and seafood seem at home in the too-casual Blue Mermaid
As museums return stolen religious artifacts, Native Americans are learning that their most sacred objects may kill them
Week of August 14, 2002
Why is a Bay Area filmmaker who cherishes his independence about to direct a $40 million studio film?
Aquatic Park, long mismanaged by a jumble of self-interested entities, needs public-spirited refurbishment
As the dog wars heat up, desperate times call for desperate measures -- perhaps a mandatory test for off-leash pets?
The fervor isn't building for another gay rally on Washington
U. Utah Phillips, inspiration to Ani DiFranco and card-carrying Wobbly, is Northern California's institutional memory of itinerant folk
Men keep falling in love with the aging steam schooner Wapama. She always exacts her price.
The Muwekma Ohlone tribe pushes for a voice in Presidio planning -- and, perhaps, a piece of a national park
No one seems to want a grocery store in the Presidio except Larry Buck
Powerful new environmental cleanup regime relies on expert use of votive candles, flowers
Sinkhole that ate Seacliff still eats at its residents
Will paving one of S.F.'s last dirt streets improve or ruin east Bernal Heights?
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?