It's not every day that a tortoise gets pilfered. Even less frequently does a tortoise escape. But, according to a sign posted on the corner of Coleridge Street and Cortland Avenue, one of those two things happened recently to a Hermann Tortoise living here in the city.
Arthur's tortoisenappers wouldn't have got away if they'd stowed him in one of theseThe thief who stole Arthur the 50-year-old California desert tortoise from The Randall Museum March 10 apparently changed his or her mind. On Saturday left the 12-pound animal was deposited in the museum's lobby w ... More >>
Uh, no, those don't countEveryone loves butterflies. But if you're serious about it -- and we mean all-day serious -- this is the event for you. The 16th Annual San Francisco Butterfly Count is coming next month -- and butterfly counters are being sought from the community at large. Are you tough ... More >>
Dom MosurHas Arthur the stolen tortoise found a new home? Last week we reported on Arthur, the 50-year-old California Desert Tortoise filched from San Francisco's Randall Museum. The middle-aged gentleman had been living at the museum since Jerry Brown and Linda Ronstadt were a hot couple -- and ... More >>
Dom MosurArthur the tortoise was swiped from the Randall Museum earlier this monthIf you're the miscreant who ran off earlier this month with Arthur, the Randall Museum's crowd-pleasing tortoise, here's yet another reason to unhand him. He doesn't enjoy being carried around and, according to his ... More >>
Red MeatIf you're planning an all American staycation this weekend, there's still plenty to do in the (very 2009) American spirit of staying thrifty. Below, a couple choice selections for the long Independence Day(s)...and nights.Panama! 2 with DJ Beto (Friday)DJ Beto traveled all through the bug-fi ... More >>