For the defendants in the ghost scam trial to be acquitted, their lawyers must prove, by a preponderance of evidence, that they committed their crimes "out of necessity." "Preponderance of evidence," jurors are told, "means that you must be persuaded that the things the defendant seeks to prove are ... More >>
On paper, the concept of the modern coffee pod machine isn't a bad one: quick, convenient, and supposedly delicious coffee delivered at the simple press of a button. And if any of this were true, coffee pods might have earned their immense popularity. Unfortunately though, pod coffee is a hoax, an i ... More >>
The national Mexican food chain Taco John's holds a national trademark on the phrase "Taco Tuesday," but you'd never know it because the phrase has transcended ownership and it's a common special everywhere in the United States.
Here in the Bay Area, we may be snobby about our food -- but not too s ... More >>
As everyone knows, summertime in San Francisco starts in mid-April, takes a pause in June for two months of frigid wind and fog, then returns toward the middle of August. So our summer is more or less on now. And today, as if aware of this, the S.F. band most likely to write the anthem of the warm p ... More >>
Yesterday, SFoodie broke the news that the California state senate had passed AB 376, a statewide ban on the sale and import of shark fins. Since the bill had already passed through the Assembly last spring, it now goes to the governor's office.
So what's this bill all about?
Dried shark fin i ... More >>
Ocean BeachThe call came just before 7 a.m. A concerned friend, who has lived in San Francisco less than a year, wanted to alert me that a deadly tsunami was headed my way. After devastating the northern coast of Japan, the tsunami -- generated by a staggering 8.9-magnitude earthquake in the Paci ... More >>
Japandroids at the FillmoreAh, twenty-ten. Two thousand and ten. Two years before our state warps and crackles and slides into a boiling sinkhole that used to be the Pacific Ocean. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. There was a pretty good Sage Francis song called "The Best of T ... More >>
sfwater.orgWorth every pennyTake a long, cool drink of the Hetch Hetchy the next time someone hands you a bottle of Fiji: city officials have long said that the imported mountain water which provides San Franciscans' tap water is better than bottled H20, and now they have a study to prove it.The ... More >>
Going, going....The owners of a Pacifica apartment block built precariously over the ocean -- and currently in the process of falling into the ocean -- must decide today their property's final resting place. Spoiler alert: they DO NOT want it to be the Pacific Ocean.
Zodiac Death Valley is a psychedelic rock band with dark, sailor-esque songs about women, whiskey, and drugs that channels the old Barbary Coast heyday. Live, the group's raucous lyrics and in your face behavior makes for an unapologetic good time. ZDV is currently working on its first full le ... More >>
Drink some hemp as the N-Judah rolls by.Yes, the name is cringe-worthy, but Judahlicious (3906 Judah at 44th Ave.) is the last great vegan/raw stop before you hit the Pacific Ocean, a place for freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, breakfast, and lunch entrees. Named after the neighborhood it is ... More >>
Hop aboardIt's been more than seven months since SF Weekly first chronicled plans for the Plastiki expedition, and we still can't figure out exactly what's going on. Last fall, European banking heir David de Rothschild, a self-anointed environmentalist and adventurer, announced his plans to pilot a ... More >>
A recently released Gallup Poll attempts to rate the vague notion of "well-being," breaking down the rankings state by state and congressional district by Congressional district. California ranked on the happier end of the well-being index, and our neighbors in Congressional District 14 -- encompass ... More >>
When people learn that Pedro Ordenes, 55, has swum to or from Alcatraz 126 times, or that he crossed the Strait of Magellan in 39-degree water, they often joke about his sanity. That's before they hear about his idea to swim the Bering Strait.