San Joaquin County

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Funding For New San Mateo Jail Blocked

    Enemies of the police state are celebrating today, as San Mateo -- which is in the middle of building a new jail in Redwood City, a project for which the county is currently $80 million short -- tried and failed to get state funding. The 500-bed jail was originally set to cost $165 million, and S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Gary Steven Atkinson, S.F. Man, Charged With Kidnapping and Raping Severely Autistic Teen

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    5 Reasons Californians Are Getting Fatter

    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?

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    The Culture of Foreclosure Auctions

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    S.F. Not the Welfare State of Conservative Nightmares, New York Times Finds

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Woman Sues Starbucks Over Prosthetic Leg Fiasco

    Lawsuit brewing​A 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Bizarre Court Decision: Child Molesters Can Visit Children

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Sodomy, Rape Conviction in Jail Laundry Cart Escapee's Past

    Attempted laundry cart escapee John Anthony III, a man without a very clean background​Readers 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    15,000 Marijuana Plants Discovered in Cornfield

    ​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 >>

  • News

    September 29, 2010

    Head Case

    Experts say ex-football players with head injuries often end up in the criminal justice system. Former USC lineman Chris Brymer is exhibit A.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Got Stress? List of Most and Least 'Stressed' Counties Updated -- S.F. Makes Neither.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Turns Out San Francisco *Does* Participate in State's Sunken Boat Disposal Program. This Is Good, Because We'd Already Received, Spent the Money.

    Courtesy of the Department of Boating and WaterwaysSome inconsiderate bastard left this boat to rot in the San Joaquin Delta​Last 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 >>

  • News

    September 24, 2008
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    June 19, 2002

    Harsh Judgment

    An epic child-custody case, pitting California against Texas, takes another twist when an appeals court labels the proceedings "nonsense"

  • News

    December 26, 2001

    A Little Fine Tuning

    How on earth will KRON fill airtime without NBC? A sneak peek.

  • News

    November 14, 2001

    Wives' Tale

    More than one ex-spouse has had problems with Manuel Saavedra

  • News

    November 14, 2001

    Law and Borders

    Prosecutors, judges, governors, a sex offender, and a woman with a penchant for poor judgement entangle California and Texas in an epic child custody war with two sure losers -- aged 7 and 9.

  • News

    August 18, 1999

    Welcome Home

    How shortsighted neighborhood activism fuels the city's housing crisis, and pushes the best of San Francisco deeper and deeper into the suburbs

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