The off-the-water element of the America's Cup has been the antithesis of smooth sailing. Mayor Gavin Newsom and the "city family" pushed a series of fiscally disastrous deals with Larry Ellison -- only for the yachting billionaire to pull the plug on the cusp of all-but-certain approval by the Boar ... More >>
All that practice over the Golden Gate really paid off. The solar-powered airplane that departed from the Bay Area on Friday for its cross-country trip landed safely in Arizona where the plane and pilots are reportedly enjoying fame. So far the fuel-less flight has been a success; the plane flew c ... More >>
Yesterday, we enlightened readers with the unsavory news that Californians (that includes you health-conscious San Franciscans) are getting fatter by the minute. Don't believe us? Look no further than the empty food container next to you. Along with getting fat, we're also getting filthy. According ... More >>
The former Kelly's Mission Rock, an event space that played host to many a late-night party, is now home to Mission Rock Resort, opening today (Aug. 10). We have serious flashbacks from the vestiges of past disco daze spent here, but the space looks fresh and new as a seafood-centric bar and grill ... More >>
Happy Fourth, everybody! As we all know, patriotism in this fine land of ours often sounds frickin' terrible when presented in song form. But feeling happy to be American doesn't -- we repeat, doesn't -- have to involve Toby Keith. Or Keith Urban. Or, well, anyone named Keith actually. Here then, ar ... More >>
Town's End Restaurant & Bakery, as its name suggests, is tucked into a corner just off the Embarcadero steps away from the San Francisco Bay. It makes for good people watching, as the city's lively inhabitants pour into AT&T Park, cars zoom over the Bay Bridge and you play tourist for a day, ... More >>
The owners of the Dubai Star oil tanker has to shell out $1.96 million for a 2009 oil spill in the San Francisco Bay that impacted more than 200 acres and killed some 100 seabirds, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said today.About 75 percent of that cash -- which will be divvied up amo ... More >>
fresh herringEver wonder where the many tons of fish landed by San Francisco Bay's commercial herring fleet throughout the winter go? There's a growing market for local and sustainable seafood, but the bay's herring -- an inexpensive fish that lends itself to a variety of preparations -- doesn't ... More >>
He's back! A mating pair of federally endangered San Francisco Bay clapper rail -- a once abundant species thought vanished from San Francisco -- have been discovered alongside some chicks in Heron's Head Park.The park is on a pier made of gravel that was dumped into the Bay to provide footing fo ... More >>
Remember when Bruce Brugmann, chief editor with the San Francisco Bay Guardian, decided that the right-wing Examiner had no place in a liberal bastion like San Francisco? Brugmann never ceases to shock us when it comes to playing God. So we weren't surprised this morning to see that the left-wing ne ... More >>
Where is this?Bryant Rutledge and Antaeus Roy, the button-mashers behind Lazer Sword, don't live in S.F. anymore, but we still consider this a hometown act. Maybe that's separation anxiety or misplaced affection, or maybe it's justified. Making us think the latter is this, the latest video for ... More >>
Dumping millions of gallons of toxic waste in the bay can land you in jail -- or worseA barge manager who dumped -- and ordered his employees to dump -- perhaps millions of gallons of toxic pollutants into San Francisco Bay off the coast of Pittsburg has received a barge load of justice. Mark Gui ... More >>
Now that duck...We've written an entire cover story about the fierce rivalry between the two duck boat tour operators at Fisherman's Wharf -- the corporate-chain Ride the Ducks vs. the only-in-San Francisco Bay Quackers. Well, Bay Quackers has the duck market to themselves today for the most trag ... More >>
Jun BelenThe city warmly welcomed its newest farmers' market yesterday ― above, State Senator Mark Leno and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown were present to cut the ceremonial vine to officially launch the Sunday Fort Mason Center market.
C'mon, Mr. Mayor -- shave that follicle helmet for Google!Puzzling technological initiatives, close studies of dense municipal bureaucracies, garage regulations -- this week at City Hall ain't exactly a stroll down the carnival midway, but there's some important stuff on the table. And if you pay ... More >>
A local committee of the Society of Professional Journalists and the weekly San Francisco Bay Guardian continue to conceal the identity of a photojournalist present at a murder scene in Bayview-Hunters Point last year -- despite the fact that the photographer disclosed his own identity when he en ... More >>
From Charles Gould's Mythical Monsters, via archive.orgThis month saw two stories of mysterious monsters crop up in rapid succession. In Britain, the inhabitants of Buckshaw Village fear a creature that looks like a cross between a boar, a dog and large cat that upends trash bins and devours deer ... More >>
http://englishrussia.com/?p=1788Well, the state ain't paying for that...Earlier today, we ran a story about how, while it's no Truk Lagoon boats sink in San Francisco Bay more often than you might guess. Yet getting even an incomplete count of how often vessels slip beneath the waves here was als ... More >>
The Guardian would have you believe that stealing this van is a violation of The Raker ActSo SFist is blaming the robbery of the San Francisco Bay Guardian's "Best of the Bay" van on us. Apparently, some miscreant(s) broke into the SFBG's parking lot last night and zoomed off with the easily identif ... More >>
If only it were collectivized...The big news out of yesterday's five-hour Board of Supervisors meeting was the adoption of a last-minute compromise on the Municipal Transportation Agency budget despite plenty of complaints from a cadre of left-leaning supes concerned about fare increases and other i ... More >>
Take that, SNLWhen KOFY-TV proudly announced several months ago that roller derby was returning to the little screen, we professed some skepticism about how much attention the game's scheduled time slot -- from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturdays -- would generate. The time has come for us and other doubter ... More >>
Touring the Rock on celluloid
Week of Wednesday, October 26, 2005
As a public service, Dog Bites proposes a few naming-rights deals that could benefit the Bay Guardian
Permission to come aboard, sir!
Iva Vendetta, Miss Moxxxie, Ghoulina, and the other Bay Area Derby Girls are into piercings, tattoos, partying, sexual innuendo, and whatever they decide roller derby is going to be
The enduring charm of the Life Size Game of Mouse Trap and Circus Contraption
Korean-Americans find their voice
The Globetrotters dribble into town
The Wave Organ, the Butoh Festival, a funeral urn show, and the baleful power of the North Pacific
Why Bruce Brugmann and his Bay Guardian are (by their own admission) failing
Why Bruce Brugmann and his Bay Guardian are (by their own admission) failing
Chevron to Turks: Bay is pristine! GOP to pot doctor: Good job! Tenants to landlords: You're illegal! Potheads to supervisors: Like, wow -- a sanctuary!
The Hearst Foundation's Annual Awards
The Bay Guardian has railed for years against the illegal use of live-work lofts. So guess who's using a loft as an office?
How nuclear researchers handled -- and grossly mishandled -- the Cold War's most dangerous radioactive substances at a top-secret lab inside the Hunters Point Shipyard. The same shipyard the city wants to remake as San Francisco's newest neighborhood.
To the Farallones
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