Chin up football fans, the 49ers defeat isn't a total loss. We know your heartbroken that those pre-made Niners Super Bowl championship T-shirts and sweatshirts, bought by retailers in hopes that they could capitalize on a Super Bowl win, won't be on your backs. But they are going to families in n ... More >>
Heather Meader-McCausland grew up in rural Alaska, 100 miles above the Arctic Circle, and in Sonoma County, Calif. She was born to Elaine and Fred Meader, the filmmakers who produced the Alaskan documentary "Year of the Caribou," so nobody was surprised when she picked up a camera. Her photo exhibit ... More >>
Edwin RamosImmigrant rights activists remember 2008 as the year that San Francisco turned its back on its sanctuary city status. Then-Mayor Gavin Newsom reversed the city's long-standing policy of shielding juvenile undocumented immigrants from deportation as the city became the target of anti-im ... More >>
Jen SiskaAdelita's nacatamal, exposed.Not only did this week's review give me an excuse to eat queso frito over and over again ― even reading the words "fried cheese" makes the heart of any native Midwesterner swell ― it meant walking around the Mission sampling nacatamales. And then losing y ... More >>
Gravel & GoldAn art, clothing, produce, good vibes -- and now bean -- dispenser in the Mission.These days, art, food, and apparel don't amount to more than a hill of beans. Tomorrow, from noon until 3 p.m., or while legumes last, food activist and artist Mark Andrew Gravel will be serving up ... More >>
Without Monty Python's help, Cornel West and crew take on the big question.
Bang Data at the Elbo Room January 12, 2009 Review by Eric K. Arnold Photos by EKAphotography What more could anyone ask from a Tuesday night in the Mission than discovering both a new favorite taqueria and a new favorite band? First the taqueria: Los Coyotes on 16th (in-between Mission and Valenci ... More >>
With murders on the rise, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is cracking down on gangs using a legal tool critics say smacks of McCarthyism
When Sherlock's Haven closes, the city's cigar and pipe smokers will lose one of their few public refuges
Snappy one-liners can't rescue the Mime Troupe's too-obvious political message
Why vote Kerry? Exhibit No. 1: George W. Bush has shamelessly hired the dangerous figures behind the Iran-Contra Affair into senior diplomatic posts.
Right-wingers are targeting liberal pastors -- including at least one in S.F. -- who favor gay marriage
Love of the national pastime, on display at a downtown art gallery
Reconnoitering the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation and its 205 military vehicles. In Portola Valley.
We went to the largest stamp collectors' convention in California. And found something to write about.
A refugee from torture is finally let out of jail
Ride of Passage
In a landmark case, Amanda DuValle, allegedly brutalized in Nicaragua because she is a transsexual, escaped deportation from the U.S. by invoking the U.N. Convention Against Torture. But if she won, why is she still in jail?
With the advent of new federal welfare rules for elderly immigrants, S.F.'s oldest and poorest are running out of time
Janitors claim building managers are treating them like dirt