Buoyed by the success of San Leandro fighter Nonito "Filipino Flash" Donaire, Hayward-born super middleweight champion Andre Ward, and the Fillmore's own junior welterweight title-holder, Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield, we've long predicted a Bay Area boxing Renaissance. And once again those predicti ... More >>
You ever left a restaurant then suddenly realized that you forgot to feed the parking meter an hour earlier? As you march down the sidewalk, a deep dread sinks down your throat and into the pit of your stomach. You do your best to accept the reality that you will owe the city of San Francisco $72, s ... More >>
On March 10, 2001, a 117-pound, 23-year-old boxer named Rosendo Sanchez fought 18-year-old Nonito Donaire in a five round bout at the Pacific Sports Center in Vallejo. Sanchez had won two of his three previous fights and Donaire, born in the Philippines and raised in he East Bay, had won his only on ... More >>
Attempts to reform California's oft-confusing and always-contentious medical marijuana industry have been put on hold until next year -- at the earliest.Assemblyman Tom Ammiano on Monday withdrew from consideration Assembly Bill 2312, medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access announ ... More >>
It's a weekday afternoon, and Del the Funky Homosapien's mom has just left his house. She was passing through to pick up an iPod the rapper had bought for her -- but left empty-handed, as she wasn't confident about being able to use Apple's dinky little music player. "She's gonna come back in a coup ... More >>
A bizarre lawsuit by a mentally "compromised" East Bay man alleges that, while in an outpatient mental program he attended in lieu of serving out a prison term for petty theft, therapist Maria Santos Arriola had sex with him on multiple occasions. His suit, filed yesterday in Oakland, names Santos a ... More >>
One Goh, the suspect in Monday's deadly shooting spree at Oikos University in Oakland, will make his first court appearance today where he will answer to charges of seven counts of murder. Police have only begun to unravel what motivated Goh to show up at the university Monday morning and allegedly ... More >>
In his solo show at the Marsh Theater, Not a Genuine Black Man, Brian Copeland told the story of moving with his African American family in the 1970s to San Leandro, named one of the most racist suburbs in the United States. Not a Genuine Black Man had a seven-year run at the Marsh, the longest runn ... More >>
Forrest Day, with the band's frontman and namesake at far left. It was easily one of the most memorable moments of our very first All Shook Down festival last year: Forrest Day, the physically imposing, fast-rapping frontman of his own uncategorizable band, was exhausted and leading an enthus ... More >>
bittermelon/FlickrFatted Calf dinner at Magnolia.You've read part one of our SF Beer Week dinner roundup. Pair your beer with food during the second half of the week here: Wednesday, Feb. 16 Drake's Sau and Brau Dinner Where: Drake's Brewing Co., 1933 Davis (at Phillips), #177, San Leandro ... More >>
Stolen!Thieves seemingly bucking for damnation by ripping off a church school's nativity play costumes during mass have been caught, SF Weekly has learned. But Rodney Pierre-Antoine still finds himself in purgatory. The principal of St. Felicitas Catholic School in San Leandro hasn't yet learned ... More >>
In the wake of a federal court ruling that upheld San Francisco's system of ranked-choice voting, three East Bay cities are moving ahead with plans to adopt "RCV" in this fall's elections.Oakland, Berkeley, and San Leandro will be using the balloting system -- which allows voters to cast up to th ... More >>
Gav's counsel says politics has intruded on this political race...You may have read this morning that would-be lieutenant governor Janice Hahn filed a complaint with the state accusing rival Mayor Gavin Newsom of shimmying around campaign spending limits. Not only is Newsom's San Leandro-based at ... More >>
As head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, Kevin Gover single-handedly gave the Koi Nation land rights. Now, he's stepped through the revolving door to hawk the tribe's plans for a Bay Area casino.
A tribe with many faces
Our critics weigh in on local theatre
Our critics weigh in on local theatre
This one-man show, wrought from pain and rage, never succumbs to bitterness
Week of Wednesday, April 28, 2004
What could be worse than a devasting earthquake in the Bay Area? The day after, when we all realize that no one is covered by insurance.
A longtime cigar nut examines the sudden crass commercialism of his favorite vice
Why do San Francisco emergency workers live so far away?