January's a great month for local coffee geeks, bringing us an upcoming trio of events featuring Hanna Neuschwander, author of Left Coast Roast: A Guide to the Best Coffee and Roasters from San Francisco to Seattle. As the title suggests, the book is kind of a coffee guidebook, profiling 55 companie ... More >>
Salvadore Cordileone, Archbishop-elect of the San Franicisco archdiocese who was arrested on suspicion of DUI over the weekend, was driving his mother and some friends home when he reached a sobriety checkpoint near San Diego State University. He was one a 11 people were arrested on suspicion of dru ... More >>
Like with every big happening in the world these days, Matt Cain's perfect game -- the first in Giants history -- sent Twitter into an immediate and homogenous flutter. The magnitude of which we haven't seen since ... Manny Pacquiao dominated got screwed by corrupt/blind judges against Tim Bradley o ... More >>
Dozens of college students - many undocumented - protested outside Senator Dianne Feinstein's Market Street office Thursday morning, urging her to act on a pending bill that would offer a path to citizenship to students who crossed the border while kids and have attended two years of college.Stud ... More >>
News this week of Adam Wheeler, the 23-year-old who lied his way into Harvard and almost into Yale, brought back fond memories of Azia Kim, the dorm-squatter who was discovered posing as a Stanford student two years ago. We have to ask: Who's the better college hoaxer? TV movie-ready back st ... More >>
Will HarperIf ever you were looking to keep Gavin Newsom away, scare up a picket line Employees of the University of California vociferously protesting proposed fee hikes and furlough days had an unforeseen consequence on the plans of one Mayor Gavin Newsom -- who may or may not have a Santa Clara U ... More >>
Photo | Courtesey of Puma, the WPS, and Stuart Ramson. Used with permission. A recent announcement from the Bay Area's FC Gold Pride does not inspire confidence Don't get us wrong: We love soccer of all sorts. The final match of the 2006 World Cup haunts us to this day. We'd love to see flourish ... More >>
Not everything that goes in the trash can is trash. Ask someone who knows...Pulling into the home stretch of Recyclemania, the nationwide recycling competition for colleges and universities, our local institutions appear to be flagging a bit. Ranked 12th and 13th earlier this month, San Francisco St ... More >>
A novel manner of demonstrating one's school spirit...Finally -- a competition that rewards college students for amassing empty beer bottles.Midway through the "RecycleMania" competition, our plucky hometown schools are among the nation's leaders. San Francisco State ranks 12th, one spot ahead of Ci ... More >>
By Lauren Smiley Is Mayor Newsom a self-hating Catholic? The Catholic League said this week that the Mayor (and the Board of Supervisors) should be blamed for vandals scrawling the names of the pope and the San Francisco archbishop next to a Nazi symbol on Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in the ... More >>
Life Imitates Apatow; Moped Bitches Lash Out
The New College founder is promoted as a visionary. The college should openly admit the Jesuit priest was a pedophile.
A judge says Silicon Valley investment titan Frank Quattrone is free to go back to work. Would you trust him?
An extraordinary collection of San Francisco avant-garde art is hanging in a Norwegian school. Why not here?
After scoring big with "Two Buck Chuck," renegade vintner Fred Franzia once again has Napa Valley's wine burghers in an uproar
Troubadour Jason Webley gets you singing, squirming, and maybe even doing the "gnome dance."
Albert Johnson was exonerated for a crime he didn't commit, but not before spending over a decade in prison. Why guiltless people get jailed -- and how to stop it.
Santa Rosa's charismatic Catholic bishop got busted shaking down a priest for sex. But he had friends in high places -- and they served him well.
Under coach George Rush, City College regularly wins national football titles. But is community college really the place for big-time sports?
Alanna Krause believes that much of her hellish childhood could have been avoided. Now she's suing her father, her therapist, and her lawyer in an effort to prove it. How did it come to this?
With Knife Play, San Jose's Xiu Xiu carves cathartic music from traumatic experience
Meet John Cox, a USF swingman who is a cousin and friend to Kobe -- and quite at home with his own game and his own life
A San Francisco firm thinks it's time people started copyrighting their DNA
There's no reason to fear Red Planet -- especially if you like high energy, old-fashioned rock
Environmental activists adopt a new strategy -- playing the race card
Gorbachev foundation prez Jim Garrison has something special in mind for San Francisco in September, an international palaver at the Fairmont Hotel. After that, a seat for himself in the U.S. Senate. And then, who knows? Chancellor of the world?