Internet forums were buzzing this weekend with sad news about the very visible Giants fan Craig Appel, best known as Rally Pumpkin, who died in an apparent suicide over the weekend. Police in North Hollywood say that Appel, who was also known as "Jingles" to Giants broadcasters, players, and coaches ... More >>
Think of it as a guidebook...In June, your humble narrator traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles via public transportation. This journey, as explained in the ensuing cover story, was undertaken for the same reason George Mallory sought to climb Mount Everest: "Because it's there." Mallory's ... More >>
View "In Transit:" How to Get from S.F. to L.A. in a larger map Huh. We just realized we're crazy. How so? The Google map above traces the public transit odyssey your humble narrator undertook between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Fifteen transfers, seven local transit agencies -- ah, sorry, we' ... More >>
No Age is guitarist Randy Randall (left) and drummer Dean Allen SpuntOne pleasure of interviewing touring bands over the phone is getting to talk to them from random places. When we spoke to No Age's Randy Randall, he was standing outside a Flying J truck stop somewhere between Boise and Salt Lak ... More >>
Week of Wednesday, March 8, 2006
Harmon Leon goes where porn is made!
A journalist frets about job security, then realizes things could be worse -- he could be a janitor at Yahoo!
Judd Apatow's Freaks and Geeks grow up, more or less, and move to a dorm
The hard-rocking women of the L.A.-based Betty Blowtorch prove their mettle with Are You Man Enough?
Armed robbers collect stamps -- and cash -- at city post offices
Antoinetta Stadlman, a 200-pound transsexual on public assistance, dreams of controlling the multimillion-dollar redevelopment of Sixth Street. A misguided state law may just let her do it.
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.