Tomorrow is Mayor Ed Lee's 60th birthday. And, in lieu of a politician's traditional birthday celebration -- a cake, served discreetly in an envelope left beneath the table -- Lee's staff has come up with a novel concept. They have created a website listing 60 things you and I can do to help Lee hel ... More >>
We recently wrote about how Scott Linehan was just the latest NFL coach to trot out the ridiculous "It's all about my family" excuse to cover up why he really doesn't want/got bounced from a job. You'll recall that Linehan, the former head coach of the St. Louis Rams, flew to San Francisco and engag ... More >>
It seems so right. It should have been true. Edgar Allan Poe, his jaw taut and his eyes bloodshot, ought to have been wandering along a foggy San Francisco alley upon a midnight dreary, pondering weak and weary. Alas, 'twas not the case. Poe -- who would have been 200 today (and barely made a fifth ... More >>
Over the weekend, Scott Linehan, the 49ers' preferred choice to coordinate the team's once-proud (read: Not so proud anymore) offense surprised the team by offering the thanks-but-no-thanks. Turning down the job was an eyebrow-raiser -- but not so much as the excuse he offered: "The timing isn't rig ... More >>
Can you put a good spin on this? Then answer the Niners' ad!Do you have a degree in journalism? Do you have at least eight years as a public relations professional? Are you a skilled public speaker? And do you enjoy working around men who disrobe in front of the media and are led by a man who disrob ... More >>
The wrong man catches a desperate heave late in a meaningless contest between two losing teams ... and it changes everything. By Joe EskenaziWith the first NFL playoff weekend in the book, we can safely say this: You really don't have to be all that good to make the postseason these days. So while i ... More >>
Longtime 49ers announcer managed to be great without being good By Joe Eskenazi Scientific data does not exist to back my claim -- a grant application is pending -- but I believe that "Road House" is, quantifiably, the best bad movie of all-time. It stars Patrick Swayze as a legendary bouncer brou ... More >>
By Benjamin Wachs What's that, you say? Didn't Gavin already give a Newsom-isode on the economy? Well, yes, but that was the "Economic Climate." This is the Newsom-isode on "Economic Development." What's the difference? Well, one kind of tells you what Gavin plans to do, and the other kind of ... More >>
The SF Weekly today learned the identity of the man who fell to his death at yesterday’s 49ers-Minnesota Vikings game at Monster Park. The victim was Torrey Kretschman from Roseville, CA. north of Sacramento, according to the San Francisco medical examiner's office. The 31-year-old's family was ... More >>
The 49ers and the A's are on the move. Is their flight to the 'burbs a seismic shift in the Bay Area sports scene?
Week of Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Numbers guy and Stanford MBA Paraag Marathe has become a scapegoat for the 49ers' failure, but he's really the future of the NFL
Must we love everything about S.F. -- even the Dungeness?
Dog Bites turns into a film critic to help us understand the Bayview police video scandal
A 49ers diversity training video included crude racial jokes, steamy strippers, and not-so-hot lesbians. So what's the problem? Take quiz, find out.
Are you a 49ers apologist? Or a football fan?
Custom cars are really hoppin'
This is, after all, San Francisco. How hard can it be?
Mayor Brown is pushing for quick approval of a Hunters Point Shipyard redevelopment plan that gives a lot to homebuilding giant Lennar, and not nearly enough to the city or the shipyard's neighbors
An Exclusive Look at Secret Plans for Revolutionary Change in San Francisco Television News
The chaotic, unsuccessful, and utterly charming first year of the San Francisco Tsunami of the Women's American Football League
Asia de Cuba
A cannabis club in the Fangxaminer building. This could explain a lot.
Sticks and Stones; or, A Rare Moment of Lucidity
The amazing transformation of Carmen Policy, defender of mobsters, babysitter to flashy kid moguls, and now savior of the Cleveland Browns
A serious talk with Sassoon on his official day in S.F.
Everyone loves the 49ers. But even love has its limits. Are taxpayers willing to subsidize millionaire owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.'s dreams of a new stadium when economists say it's a bad deal