Andrew "Bart" Simpson is dead, and that's tragedy enough. Sadly, however, it can't end with that. The Olympic gold- and silver-medalist drowned on the bay yesterday when the America's Cup AC72 catamaran he was racing with Team Artemis broke up, flipped, and trapped him beneath it. The British sailor ... More >>
Callers to the San Francisco Fleet Week Information line this morning are instructed "If you're calling with a concern about noise, please leave a message at the end of this recording." Suddenly, that's not such a pressing issue. The U.S. Navy today announced that, thanks to mandatory budget cuts t ... More >>
The Who Vintage Trouble Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 Oracle Arena Fans of still active '60s-era rock acts are being faced with some stark choices when their heroes hit the road these days. Instead of "Is it worth shelling out the big bucks to see them?" the question has become "Is this my last chance to se ... More >>
Muse Band of Skulls Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 Oracle Arena Better than: Matt Crawley wailing in his best falsetto atop the roof of Downton. From its earliest records to the present day, Muse has maintained the sound and presence of a band that plays arenas. Over nearly two decades it has refined an ep ... More >>
If your experience is anything like mine, the amount of spam in your email inbox has declined in a big way in recent years. The economics of e-mail spam aren't what they used to be, thanks largely to crackdowns by ISPs and legal actions by governments around the world. Another factor: the rise of so ... More >>
Pearl Jam Kings of Leon X Oracle OpenWorld, Treasure Island Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 While you were at home crying over President Obama's performance in the first presidential debate last night, Pearl Jam, Kings of Leon, and X were rocking thousands of Oracle employees and guests at its end-of-confe ... More >>
Lo, the America's Cup is upon us -- yet we have not been run off the road by a pack of folks resembling Thurston Howell III. Tourists are still cramming the F-Line and eating chowder out of bread bowls, as they would on any nippy Aug. 21 in the city. If San Francisco is going to serve as a beachhead ... More >>
Last week we told you that Oracle CEO and obnoxious bajillionaire Larry Ellison had big plans to purchase part of Hawaii -- and we weren't kidding. According to press reports, the sale went through yesterday, and Ellison will officially own 98 percent of the island of Lanai by the end of the week. T ... More >>
When Golden State Warriors brass told Oakland that the city was "still in the running," they might as well have said, "I do still want to be with you, I just think it would be best for both of us to see other people for a little bit, so we can grow as individuals before committing to each other." M ... More >>
The Black Keys Arctic Monkeys Friday, May 4, 2012 Oracle Arena Better than: The sound of a Guitar Center inside a parking garage. Maybe the Black Keys just aren't an arena band. Sure, the Akron blues-rock outfit sold out Oracle Arena just prior to the start of its Friday show. And the humble duo ... More >>
The America's Cup will grace San Francisco not once, not twice, but thrice, citizens were promised: before catamarans race for the main Cup currently held by Larry Ellison's Oracle team in 2013, there will be smaller World Series races in October and in August, according to plans the race e ... More >>
Fast Company has published what might be the best, clearest look at the how the contours of the tech landscape are shaping themselves, and how that landscape has come to be dominated by four companies. I was alerted to the article via a tweet by Chronicle tech reporter Casey Newton who characte ... More >>
Golf would be much easier Mayor Ed Lee joined Regatta officials today to introduce eight of the 13 teams that will compete in the prestigious America's Cup to be held in San Francisco in 2013. Regatta Director Iain Murray introduced representatives of teams from China, New Zealand, Italy, South K ... More >>
America's Cup Organizers' Surprise Rejection of Latest Terms All About Securing Pier 50 For Waterfront Arena, Supervisor SaysChris Daly's tenacity -- and the fiscal studies he demanded -- may have sunk San Francisco's chances at the America's Cup"Worse things happen at sea" will come as cold com ... More >>
Hello, Larry! During yesterday's committee hearing regarding the hosting of the America's Cup regatta, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi warned his colleagues that former race site Newport, R.I. is clamoring to sail off with San Francisco's prize following any "glitch or defect in our process." This, it ... More >>
Exclusive to SF WeeklyJeff and Beth Easterling's empty boat, the Barcarolle. This was, apparently, the couple's maiden voyage 'out the Gate.''Jeff and Beth Easterling were experienced sailors. Their ship, the Barcarolle, was a good boat. But they had apparently never before experienced the condit ... More >>
Be true to your school...Well, it turns out that you can become rich and famous after graduating journalism school after all -- just not in the way you may have expected. YaVaughnie Wilkins -- whose fifteen minutes of infamy have started ticking -- made national news when she took out large billb ... More >>
cfarivar/californiatacotrucks.com/blogGet ready for biryani burritos, San Francisco.With any luck, it'll be a particularly spicy New Year for San Franciscans who love street food. Peninsula Indian taco truck Curry Up Now is hoping to begin selling in S.F. by the third week of December, compan ... More >>
On a recent sunny afternoon, SF Weekly contributing photographer Tim Wagner headed to Silicon Valley for a tour of Airship Venture's "Eureka," the first lighter-than-air passanger ship to fly in the U.S. after more than 71 years. Tim WagnerThe 246-foot long zeppelin is larger than a Boeing 747 ... More >>
Sam's Chowder House lobster roll is coming to S.F. soonSam's Chowder House of Half Moon Bay has plans to go mobile this summer with Sam's Chowder Van. Fish and chips, lobster rolls, fish tacos, and ceviche cooked out of a 24-foot vehicle will soon hit the campuses of companies such as Ora ... More >>
Fleetwood MacOracle Arena, OaklandPhotos by Christopher Victorio - Click here for a full slideshowBetter than: Watching American Idol's downright infuriating finale with clenched fists.Delving into the convoluted history of Fleetwood Mac is tantamount to stepping in a cow pile for the casual fan (an ... More >>
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