If a sudden bout of depression came on yesterday (April 1), it's probably because you have to do your taxes soon -- for real this time. Part of what's sparking this depression is this fact: The IRS estimates that it takes over 20 hours for the average person to file their federal and state taxes. ... More >>
A recent Gallup poll ranked states based on their overall level of happiness, and California landed in an unexpected spot -- in between the anti-evolution state of Kansas and North Dakota, that one state whose only real purpose is to buffer Canada from Americans. In any event, the pollsters took i ... More >>
Do thoughts of miniature helicopters hovering and peeking into your bedroom keep you up at night? Maybe you are worried about Uncle Sam seeing what you do when nobody is watching? Well, so is the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based digital civil liberties group that filed a lawsui ... More >>
It's like something out of sci-fi: The bad guy, dressed in black, runs from police officers and manages to shimmy up a drainpipe and hide on a deserted roof. But then from behind him rises a small computerized helicopter that tracks his every move.Well, for Bay Area folks, that scenario might not be ... More >>
If and when Tea Party hero Sen. Rand Paul visits San Francisco and goes shopping, he'll find friendly faces in the aisles of Rainbow Grocery more quickly than he will any Safeway (especially the Castro location). In addition to the destruction of all government, the Kentucky Republican has legislate ... More >>
Update: Aaron Siuda, vice president of marketing at Live Nation Northern California, says that his firm generally does not report ticket sales to Pollstar. But he said if it had provided numbers, the Fillmore would have been in the Top 10 clubs on the Pollstar list. (Shoreline, also a Live Nation ve ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. The mobile food report: Casey's Pizza, which started as makeshift stand, will get a set of wheels by the end of August. Eater SF reports that Casey Crynes' will be the first pizza truck on the S.F. scene ... More >>
Lyle LovettJohn HiattJune 9, 2011@ Marin CenterBetter Than: Almost any other concert featuring middle-aged white guys singing the blues.In some ways, Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt are an odd couple. Lovett sings with a wry throaty croak, whereas Hiatt favors passionate, lung-bursting howls. Hiatt wr ... More >>
For Just $13 Per Hour, Nancy Pelosi's Daughter Will Teach You How To Lead The PublicNancy Pelosi may no longer count herself the leader of Old Democrats -- thanks to an election that ceded the House to Republicans. But her family today captured leadership of the Young Democrats.The House minorit ... More >>
Are you gonna go my way?Like many San Franciscans, your humble narrator has often wondered just what need the San Francisco Police Department has for massive pickup trucks of the sort one would expect to see in a North Dakota rock quarry or Toby Keith video. After noticing the truck in this snaps ... More >>
Phallic camels aren't welcome in this here town! Earlier this week, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and short-timer Department of Public Health Director Mitch Katz wrote a sternly worded letter to Joe Camel's corporate overlords. The two chided R.J. Reynolds for using the Haight -- as well as Brookl ... More >>
Does this mean I get to race, too?A profile appearing in the Nov. 8 issue of Forbes magazine suggests that Phil Anschutz, the 70-year-old billionaire oil, rail, telecom and entertainment barron who owns the San Francisco Examiner, is also an elite international athlete, besting professional compe ... More >>
Trouble in paradise?Two environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court in San Francisco, asserting the EPA did not adequately enforce provisions of the Clean Air Act.The lawsuit, filed yesterday by the Sierra Club and WildEarth Guardian ... More >>
Don't touch that greenhouse gas, warn out-of-state attorneys general...If California voters don't pass Proposition 23 -- which would pull the rug out from under the state's 2006 law limiting greenhouse gas emissions -- a gang of out-of-state attorneys general have threatened to file suit against ... More >>
This is the fellow telling you where to go on 511 -- Bob HesseHalfway through a phone interview with Bob Hesse, we just can't help it anymore. It's just too much of a trip. Here we are talking to the voice of 511 -- and he understands what we're saying. None of those "I didn't get that," or "I mi ... More >>
Dorothea LangeYes, San Francisco's economic 'stress levels' have been worse...If you needed a statistical analysis to back up your gut feeling, here it is: San Francisco ain't such a bad place to be. At least that's what the Associated Press' Economic Stress Index reported on Monday. The index -- ... More >>
No more free rides?Is this the end of free rides for carpools on Bay Area bridges? [Calitics]Target pop-up store looks like a Target threw up on Santa's Village. [Curbed]The origins of an Oakland school lunch, from North Dakota to the table. [Oakland North]Santa's kicking it in the Tenderloin wit ... More >>
Smoke 'em if you got 'em...It was the Roman satirist Juvenal who pondered quis custodiet ipsos custodes? -- Who watches the watchmen? If we gave him the answer "The WildEarth Guardians" we don't think it'd satisfy his query (and, honestly, the man's been dead 1,800 years) -- but it wouldn't be wrong ... More >>
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The Positive Coaching Alliance asks hard-bitten coaches to fill out workbooks and recite management jargon. It also has them saying things like, "I want to go back and relive my childhood and be coached like this."
At Robert Mondavi's new $55 million foodie mecca, you'll find seminars on goat cheese and mustard; surrealist movies; a SPAM exhibit; wine tastings; figurines of pooping Catholics -- everything, in fact, but the answer to that question.
How a rare group of spotted patients and a small cadre of persistent doctors could help change the face of cancer research
A new treatment for victims of severe emotional trauma involving rhythmic eye movements has therapists claiming almost miraculous results. Psychological researchers say the eyes just don't have it.
The schools' low-wire act leaves students dangling
Parents who refuse to pay child support don't have much to worry about in California. Or, for that matter, San Francisco.
Saving the habitat of an inch-long violet butterfly, the endangered Mission Blue, is the starting point of a many-sided battle for dominance of San Bruno
For every direct action against an abortion clinic staged by Operation Rescue, expect an equal and opposite reaction by the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights.
For every direct action against an abortion clinic staged by Operation Rescue, expect an equal and opposite reaction by the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights
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?