Suburban poverty is a relatively new phenomenon. For the past 60 or so years, the suburbs have traditionally represented the American Dream. Work hard, play by the rules, and it'll all be yours-- the crisp lawn, white fence, two-car garage, little league practice, backyard tree-house, etc -- and you ... More >>
Developing a feverish obsession with record collecting at a young age, DJ and producer Shawn Ryan traveled the world record hunting and only began DJing when friends demanded to hear his extensive collection. While early on, his primary interests were punk and hip-hop, he later moved on to collect d ... More >>
Super Bowl Sunday also doubles as National Corn Chip Day, National Cheap Beer Day, and National Sloppy Joe Day. But if you, or your partner, aren't an expert in Super Bowl Day cooking, head to a bar instead. These bars will give you guaranteed viewing of Super Bowl 2012, and perhaps food slightly ... More >>
Like a shaggy George Washington crossing a Delaware of hipstersHappy Gregg Gillis Day! Oh, you thought it was Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day? Get with the times, fossil. December 7 is now a holiday devoted to the one-man dynamo of exhaustive intertextuality that is Gregg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk -- ... More >>
Moments after the Oakland Raiders tabbed journeyman Bruce Gradkowski their starting quarterback, the tweets and the e-mails started coming. Even people who despise the Raiders or can't tell a football from a matzo ball were suddenly delighted that the team's new signal caller is a "Member of the ... More >>
Andrew Yeoman's alleged attackers didn't use just a hose on Saturday...Police have booked two people who allegedly attacked members of a white separatist anarchist group at Saturday's San Francisco immigration march. The pair have been hit with felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon, robbe ... More >>
The Giants may not be able to afford Barry Zito, but Giants fans on a budget can now only afford to go to his gamesLet me say it up front and outright: The San Francisco Giants' long-planned move to charge more for more desirable games makes good business sense. Including factors such as the day' ... More >>
View Larger Map The San Francisco Police Department moments ago announced it has arrested the man it believes beat, stabbed, and robbed cabbie Balvinder Singh on Jan. 11, nearly killing the 53-year-old driver. Police spokesman Lieutenant Lyn Tomioka said that "excellent witnesses" who aided Singh a ... More >>
You may remember a cute little story from the summer in which local mayors Gavin Newsom and Ron Dellums participated in a Yahoo fantasy football league -- with the winning mayor to receive a healthy little donation to the charity of his or her choosing. Newsom -- and his right-hand men -- won our ... More >>
Everyone harbors suspicions that police are enjoying deep discounts on coffee and donuts all over the city -- and, as department spokeswoman Sergeant Lyn Tomioka tells us, they usually are. But it's protocol to never accept anything for free. If the clerk insists, the common practice is to toss t ... More >>
What were the odds of this happening?Sailing down Highway 101 toward Brisbane, drivers are greeted with an even bigger than real life Mike Singletary glaring off off a billboard accompanied by his now signature line: "I want winners." It's an unusual strategy to make a statement culled from a coa ... More >>
And if the lights are still on six hours later, you can blame a country musicianThe longest nine-inning game in National League history took place right here at San Francisco's AT&T Park back in 2001; the Los Angeles Dodgers outscored the hometown boys, 11-10, in a heart-breaking, ass-crack-numb ... More >>
A dog with ketchup and mustard? Nothing wrong with that, but sometimes you crave a bit more refinement than the classic red hot provides. There's a whole of craving going on these days -- gourmet wieners are poised to become a national (even an international) phenom, and that's just fine with u ... More >>
Dr. SeussEighteen bucks for green eggs and ham? You're ripping me off, Sam I Am!San Francisco has become the country's most expensive place for business travelers to eat, according to the New Jersey-based Institute of Management and Administration. "San Francisco has unseated New York City as t ... More >>
The Jacka keeps his street game tight Whoever said hardcore Bay Area gangsta rap is dead underestimated The Jacka - which is a very bad move. The founding member of the Mobfigaz--straight outta Pittsburgh, y'all!--cracked the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of January 31, 2009, landing at #91 w ... More >>
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