Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer is reportedly in negotiations to play the role of Oscar Grant's mother in the upcoming indie film about the New Year's Day 2009 killing of the Oakland man. Spencer is best known for her role as Minny in the 2011 film The Help.The film, titled Fruitvale. ... More >>
In March, Moraga's St. Mary's College earned the national spotlight due to its plucky, personable basketball team. Well, that was this month and this is this month: St. Mary's received a wag of the nation's finger due to a music professor being disciplined after inexplicably making a black student s ... More >>
Gary Soup/Flickr Sheng jian bao: Worthy of coronation. Old episodes of Check, Please! Bay Area aren't always the best barometer of local restaurant excellence, but in the case of Shanghai Dumpling King, one came through like the Earl of Warwick. Local Filipino-American writer and St. Mary's C ... More >>
Week of Wednesday, November 23, 2005
For her hot new dog-mauling book Red Zone, eye-pleasing author Aphrodite Jones re-created dialogue and scenes; her publisher and the Chron don't seem to mind
Under coach George Rush, City College regularly wins national football titles. But is community college really the place for big-time sports?
In the 1960s Anthony Poshepny was a CIA operative whose macabre Southeast Asian exploits drew comparisons with Col. Kurtz, the megalomaniacal anti-hero of Apocalypse Now