Every once in a while it's good to remember that this magic plant milked for tax dollars and for reefer votes in America has an ancient history elsewhere in the world.In Nepal, where some land-race strains of the cannabis plant we know today originated, marijuana is downright religious.The Shivaratr ... More >>
The Oakland community is still trying to understand exactly what motivated a local student to open fire at Oikos University yesterday morning, killing seven people and wounding many others. But Police Chief Howard Jordan offered up some insight at an early-morning press conference in Oakland where h ... More >>
Tamara PalmerWe're going to make this game a little bit easier on you this week: Since it's quite clear that what's pictured here is ice cream, please tell us what San Francisco shop scoops it up? Take a guess in the comments below.
Congratulations to Kendall, who correctly identified the mo ... More >>
Have the old boy's powers failed him?A Palm Springs judge has refused to dismiss murder conspiracy charges against Kaushal Niroula and Danny Garcia, a rare setback in a pretrial process that seemed to favor the two alleged masterminds of the December 2008 murder of retiree Cliff Lambert.SF Weekly ... More >>
Ramesh "Raymond" Lama was born in Nepal.Fans of Little Nepal on Cortland in Bernal Heights will be sad to find out about the passing of owner Ramesh "Raymond" Lama. Lama, owner also of Pizza Express next door, was 45. No word as to cause of death.
A native of Nepal, Lama came to the U.S. in ... More >>
Brothers Anton and Lewis Patzner of Judgment Day got their start playing together on the streets of Oakland back in 2002. Highlighting heavily the fact that there are no guitars in Judgment Day, they are a trio of violin (Anton), cello (Lewis) and drummer John Bush. Playing what they call "stri ... More >>
Long, long ago in a monarchy far, far away...For Part 1 of this retrospective, click here to read my own mother's account of getting out of her car and running like hell when the Bay Bridge partially collapsed. The ostensible purpose of this series is to recount longtime locals' harrowing tales o ... More >>
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