A San Francisco man arrested earlier this week on suspicion of attacking a 16-year-old autistic girl who walked away from her Oakland group home was charged with kidnapping her, holding her in his home, and raping her repeatedly before she managed to escape.
Gary Steven Atkinson, 36, was arraigned ... More >>
Last year, we were pretty stoked to learn that California was among the skinniest states in the country. But not for long. According to a new study released this week, nearly half of Golden State denizens will be obese by 2030. Sad news like this kinda makes you want to emotionally eat, huh?
In this week's feature story, "The Dispossessed," several real estate investors who attended a foreclosure auction declined to give their names. Real estate investors who buy foreclosed property after all, don't have the best public reputation -- one homeowner interviewed for the story called them " ... More >>
San Francisco is a favorite punching bag of right-wing provocateurs who decry it as a West Coast bastion of European-style socialism. (Whatever that might be.) Sadly, even some of our city's local journalists buy into the pat image of San Francisco as a cautionary tale of the excesses of expansiv ... More >>
Lawsuit brewingA Central Valley woman is suing Starbucks and not because the coffee was too hot. Rather, Janet Marx is claiming the Stockton coffee house barred her from using the restroom so she could repair her prosthetic leg unless she first bought something. According to the claim, which was ... More >>
Sure, you can visit the children....It's rare that the letter of the law undermines common sense so drastically as in a ruling that came down from the California Court of Appeals this month. According to the ruling, convicted child molesters could have visitation rights with their victims as long ... More >>
Attempted laundry cart escapee John Anthony III, a man without a very clean backgroundReaders could be forgiven for laughing at this morning's news of prisoner John Anthony III purportedly attempting the most hackneyed, cliched jailbreak in many a year when he reportedly tried to secret himself o ... More >>
A massive marijuana grow -- 15,000 plants worth an estimated $6 million -- was discovered in a Brentwood cornfield yesterday. This, once and for all, answers the questions "What's going on in Brentwood?" and "Do they grow corn there?" The plants were uncovered in the 4600 block of Orwood Ro ... More >>
Dorothea LangeYes, San Francisco's economic 'stress levels' have been worse...If you needed a statistical analysis to back up your gut feeling, here it is: San Francisco ain't such a bad place to be. At least that's what the Associated Press' Economic Stress Index reported on Monday. The index -- ... More >>
Courtesy of the Department of Boating and WaterwaysSome inconsiderate bastard left this boat to rot in the San Joaquin DeltaLast week we reported that the administrator of the California's Abandoned Watercraft Abatement Fund told us that San Francisco does not participate in the state program. Th ... More >>