Just in time for the American electronic music craze, so-called "dance marathons" are once again legal in the city of Oakland. The Oakland City Council last week dispensed with an 82-year-old law banning the events, which were once popular contests offering cash prizes in the gloomy post-Depression ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. There's quite a few openings this week. As of today, Galette 88, the sweet and savory crepe shop, is creating its perfectly-thin cakes and galettes, according to Tablehopper (88 Hardie at Kearny). While U ... More >>
Harborside Health CenterSteve DeAngelo says greed, for lack of a better word, is not goodSteve DeAngelo cares. The owner of Oakland's Harborside Health Center -- the largest medical cannabis dispensary in the United States, with some 60,000 patients and counting -- wants to "flip the switch" ... More >>
The Oakland City Council last night approved an ordinance allowing industrial-scale marijuana-growing operations to set up shop in town, supplying the city's medical pot dispensaries. The measure is expected, by some estimates, to generate up to $2 million in tax revenue for the cash-strappe ... More >>
"Don't call it a comebaaaack." The Chronicle's pop culture writer, Peter Hartlaub, did an amusing piece the other day about memorable movie taglines. Perhaps the most enduring -- and irritating -- tagline Hartlaub wrote about is from the 1986 sequel to Poltergeist. You all know it: "They're b ... More >>
The 49ers and the A's are on the move. Is their flight to the 'burbs a seismic shift in the Bay Area sports scene?
The new A's ballpark in Oakland may inject a dollop of real design innovation into baseball's wrongheaded fixation with nostalgia
As head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Kevin Gover single-handedly gave the Koi Nation land rights. Now, he's stepped through the revolving door to hawk the tribe's plans for a Bay Area casino.
David Burgin is legendary as a rough-and-tumble newspaper editor. But the legend is full of astonishing contradictions, and its last chapter may include the outcome of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by one of his proteges at the Oakland Tribune.