There's nothing we enjoy more than a petty newspaper fight, especially one that includes the phrase "put down the news rack."Down in the South Bay, the San Jose Mercury News was busted with news racks from competing papers inside a dumpster at the Merc's headquarters, including those belonging to th ... More >>
A time traveler from, say, the Renaissance era or the Hellenistic period, would immediately find two things strange about our beloved present. First (in no particular order): Michele Bachmann. Second: "Wait, people are paying money to run in place and lift heavy things?"Everything else would sort of ... More >>
A San Leandro doctor has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his decision to write illicit Vicodin prescriptions to undercover Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents posing as patients addicted to the painkiller.Alameda County prosecutors say that Dr. Naim Katiby, 62, a San Ramon resident with ... More >>
Police are scouring the East Bay, looking for an inmate who reportedly escaped from the Santa Rita Jail this afternoon. Media outlets are reporting that at about 2 p.m., someone called the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, saying they saw an inmate walk out of the jail. We contacted the Sheriff's ... More >>
What happened to Roma?Police are trying to figure out what happened to a Bay Area mother whose body was found over the weekend on the side of Interstate 680 near San Ramon. Authorities say 47-year-old Roma Bhatia's body went unnoticed on the busy freeway, where she was possibly hit by a car ... More >>
That's kinda what it felt like It's been a tough week to try and get some sleep in Oakland -- amid the downtown protests, tear gas, helicopters circling, and earthquakes.A 3.6 quake rattle the East Bay at about 5:36 a.m., causing buildings to sway and bringing public transit to a screeching halt. ... More >>
menuism.comCan we see your papers, please?The owners of Taqueria El Balazo pleaded guilty last week in federal court to immigration and tax violations, and face up to 20 years in prison. Marino Sandoval, 58, and his wife Nicole Sandoval, 50, were charged last year with harboring and employin ... More >>
Allison Bayliss is still missingEarly this morning, police expanded the search in San Francisco for missing Danville teen Allison Bayliss, whose bike was located at Crissy Field Tuesday morning -- a day after the 15-year-old was reported missing. However, Danville Police Chief Steve Simpkins is n ... More >>
Wasn't Bike to Work day fabulous this year? We certainly saw a lot more cyclists out than usual, and we hope to see them out again on the remaining 364 days until next year. Let's do a quick roundup of the best of the bikes. According to the Chron, the mayor and "almost every member of the Bo ... More >>
Why should preventing catastrophes be a secret?After the BP oil spill devastated the Gulf of Mexico, you would expect that a prominent oil company like Chevron would want consumers to trust its ability to prevent such blowouts. Yet the San Ramon oil company, is suing Scribd, a San Francisco docum ... More >>
Caleb KuhlThey are IAMEMPIRE.Live 105 recently announced a shortlist of local bands vying to perform at Not So Silent Night, the radio station's annual holiday concert, alongside the Smashing Pumpkins, the Black Keys, Phoenix, and some other band no one cares about. Ever since the announcement, o ... More >>
You think that looks like a real Chevron ad? We agree. An apparent Chevron ad campaign decrying the oil giant's years of polluting Third World locales and pledging to change its ways was the spitting image of the real thing. But Scrooge-like changes of heart are only for the movies. The San Ramon ... More >>
Diego Borja reportedly has the goods on Chevron. Will he give them up? A fantastic case involving multinational oil corporations, myriad allegations of mass corruption, clandestine videos filmed with items purchased from the Sky Mall catalog, and, incongruously, the sleepy nearby suburb of San R ... More >>
Cainan Schierholtz is charged with speeding drunkenly through the sleepy streets of Danville at the usually sober hour of 10 a.m. on Sunday. He allegedly struck a bicyclist, a pedestrian, two other vehicles, and finally came to rest against a pole not far from his alma mater, San Ramon Valley Hig ... More >>
While the San Francisco Giants are celebrating a sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers, outfielder Nate Scheirholtz has bigger things to worry about. His 23-year-old brother, Cainan, was yesterday arrested after leaving a mile-long trail of carnage in hiws wake while allegedly driving drunk in a red p ... More >>
Three black men, a Latino, an Asian, and a woman walk into work at 24 Hour Fitness, but this isn't any joke. The employees of the San Ramon-based mega gym chain have filed a class-action lawsuit in Alameda Superior Court, alleging they were passed over for promotions to managerial positions.
Carnivores get mad about meatless Mondays.
When you take away food like this, the terrorists winColorado Bank VP: "I've attended my last meeting In San Francisco!" Illinois Financial Adviser: "I"m going to start conducting my business meetings in Napa Valley!"As official exhortations go, Supervisor Sophie Maxwell's recent non-binding Meat ... More >>
"Richmond then divulges that she herself has used Porta Potties at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass..."
Barack Obama kicked off his presidency by limiting his administration's vulnerability to lobbyists. By May, however, it seemed clear that resourceful Democratic Party insiders would circumvent the limited ban. San Francisco's Amazon Watch has just denounced former Clinton Administration trade repres ... More >>
By John GeluardiThe Chevron Corporation has exposed its pestilent underbelly by hiring William J. Haynes II, a Department of Defense attorney who compiled lists of violent interrogation techniques for shadowy U.S. detention centers. Chevron hired Haynes on as its chief corporate council in April ... More >>
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Week of 5-9-2007
Big Oil, the rainforest, and sticky legal issues are stuck in a San Francisco courtroom
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
Transformed by a romanticized airport novel, our heroine constructs a strangely compelling life
Week of January 30, 2002
The chaotic, unsuccessful, and utterly charming first year of the San Francisco Tsunami of the Women's American Football League
Major oil companies are gobbling up independent gas station operators, all in the name of greed
How shortsighted neighborhood activism fuels the city's housing crisis, and pushes the best of San Francisco deeper and deeper into the suburbs
Cleaning up on violent deaths
INS on offensive; Hispanic activists play defense
Why do San Francisco emergency workers live so far away?