Health officials have confirmed that a San Francisco man tested positive for the West Nile Virus, the first human case since 2005. What's more, the man has not traveled outside the Bay Area, which almost certainly means he contracted the disease right here. The good news is that the man is recoverin ... More >>
Pot patients are marching to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco office as we type to deliver a petition demanding she do something to stop the ongoing and significant crackdown on local pot clubs. The petition, which you can find here, asks Pelosi to defend medical marijuana users who rely o ... More >>
Genaro Molina/Los Angeles TimesDanielle Fetzer and Steven Pociunas, volunteers at Rawesome Foods in Venice, after the store was raidedAfter a year-long investigation, agents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration joined state and local authorities yesterday to bust owners of a small Venic ... More >>
slowpoke_sf/FlickrThe underground marketHealth inspectors are holding the line on their decision to shut down the popular ForageSF underground food market, insisting in a meeting yesterday with ForageSF founder Iso Rabins that vendors obtain necessary licenses before the market can reopen.Rabins ... More >>
Homeless are also victims of the crappy weather in San Francisco Two things in San Francisco any tourist will almost certainly encounter -- foggy weather and panhandlers. That also happens to be the two issues that irritate visitors the very most about our fair city, as confirmed by a recent San ... More >>
Last week we reported on how "Dr." John Getzow -- a serial evictee profiled in an SF Weekly cover story -- successfully stiffed the eighth San Francisco landlord to sue him for nonpayment of rent. We speculated we'd see Getzow's name come up again before too long -- and we were right. But we were su ... More >>
Iso Rabins' foraged food is the toast of San Francisco's gourmet set. Health inspectors and environmentalists aren't so thrilled.
Gay porn star Michael Brandon goes from meth addict to antidrug poster boy and, tragically, back to meth addict.
Join us as we map the street food scene and find out why there aren't more vendors in this most food-involved and temperate of cities.
Medical marijuana smokers face a 1,000-percent increase in cost of state ID card, which could force its demise
For years the city has been using racy ads to sell HIV prevention. Do they work?
Shawn Richard got the city to give jobs to alleged gang leaders. If anyone can make such a program work, it's ...THE LIFESAVER
A monumental sewage eruption shows tenants the downside of living in the Presidio
Ward Connerly says his new anti-racism initiative won't have any real impact on California. Critics beg to differ.
As of April 14, the national security police can monitor your medical records without your knowledge. So can the local police.
The Nuclear Witnesses
How a cozy alliance of government bureaucrats and nonprofit developers spends tens of millions of dollars building almost no housing for the poor
In a radical approach, San Francisco is making addiction a health issue rather than a law enforcement imperative. So far, though, treatment on demand has been a costly pipe dream.
In the name of fiscal prudence, Congress has ordered that a whole class of poor, troubled children be "redetermined"
Some people with HIV don't get sick for years and years and years. Their lives might contain the clues for the cure.
Traveling room to room in the Columbia, a Tenderloin SRO, shows that fixing a building up is one thing. Repairing broken lives is another.
You can change your body with surgery and hormones, but what happens after that might surprise you
Against the odds, a new group fights for smokers' rights