San Francisco police arrested a 57-year-old sex offender who allegedly followed a woman out of a store, pushed her into a stairwell, and sexually assaulted her over the weekend. Officer Albie Esparza says that on Saturday about 11 p.m., a woman struck up a conversation with the suspect while makin ... More >>
Apparently, some Southern boys have taken an uncomfortable liking to San Francisco. The SFPD caught another wanted sex offender from the South who reportedly cut his ankle monitor and left Georgia to make a new home here in San Francisco. According to Officer Albie Esparza, 30-year-old Christopher ... More >>
1987 was an interesting year -- gas was under a dollar, the world population was nearing five billion, the stock market crashed, a storm of hurricane-like power hit Southern England killing two dozen, The Simpsons started airing as shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show, Baby Jessica fell down a well, the ... More >>
Strawberries have been one of my favorite foods since I was a kid, so I jumped at the chance to go to a California Strawberry Commission-hosted event at Cotogna last night to learn more about California strawberries and the local farmers who grow them. Over strawberry-vodka cocktails and passed appe ... More >>
The Avett Brothers Jackie Greene June 23, 2012 The Greek Theatre, Berkeley Better than: Nearly every other folk-rock family act you'll see this year. North Carolina's Avett Brothers, arguably the most ubiquitous folk rock act in the country right now, kicked off the Greek Theatre's summer season o ... More >>
There are some really bad mothers out there -- and then there's Samantha Tomasini, the Salinas woman who supposedly tried to trade her baby for some petty cash outside a Walmart two years ago.The twentysomething mother has now been handed four years behind bars after she and her boyfriend allegedly ... More >>
Think of it as a guidebook...In June, your humble narrator traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles via public transportation. This journey, as explained in the ensuing cover story, was undertaken for the same reason George Mallory sought to climb Mount Everest: "Because it's there." Mallory's ... More >>
A Bell 47G-5 chopper like this smacked into Highway 101 this morningFirst beer, then choppers. Odd items have plagued Bay Area highways in consecutive days (what's next? Frogs? Locusts?). A helicopter crashed onto Highway 101, almost exactly 24 hours after a beer truck overturned on Highway 17, d ... More >>
In California, many undocumented immigrants are offered cheap college tuition, only to find they cant get jobs after they graduate.
Kevin BerneThe cast of The Pastures of HeavenJohn Steinbeck's The Pastures of HeavenRuns through June 27 at California Shakespeare Theatre.Imagine an episode of The Waltons that just won't fucking stop, and you'll have some idea of the horror that awaits you with The Pastures of Heaven. The s ... More >>
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Our favorite morsels form the food blogs and beyond. Top-tier employment: NBC Bay Area's Sajid Farooq files a depressing story about a couple of recent assaults on street-food vendors in Salinas. On Monday, two pushcart ice cream hawkers --- a 36-year-old and a 64-year-old - were pepper-spra ... More >>
"I don't know any white gay man who sat on the back of the bus." So spoke Chauncey Killens, a black Pentecostal minister from Salinas, as he stood on San Francisco's Civic Center mall yesterday. Like hundreds around him, Killens had showed up to demonstrate outside the state Supreme Court, which to ... More >>
Lovely Germans perform for you
In which we round up 10 of the Bay Area's most obsessive vinyl collectors to see what makes them tick -- er, spin.
What to do, all summer long
This all-American kid from Monterey is now one of the foremost experts on Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Where does he go from here?
Major anti-war groups change strategy, hoping to win over mainstream voters the Bush administration can't ignore
A con man squeezed $26 million out of 140 victims. Then a U.S. bankruptcy trustee squeezed them again.
Freedom on My Mind and Never Fear
Or is a new law that puts sexual predators in long-term psychiatric lock-up really -- and finally -- justice for perverts?
Will paving one of S.F.'s last dirt streets improve or ruin east Bernal Heights?
With attacks on immigration and affirmative action, the GOP has fueled a new Latino political apparatus. But can the Democrats master the machinery?