The Campaign Against Marijuana Planting is dead.Long live the Cannabis Eradication Reclamation Team.Last year, rumors that the drug war -- or at least California's role it in -- was over, when Gov. Jerry Brown eliminated state funding for the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting. CAMP, as it was know ... More >>
Binh Thai Luc, the suspect accused of killing five people at an Ingleside home on March 23 appeared in court today where he pleaded not guilty to all charges. Decked out in an orange sweatshirt and orange pants with a chain belt cuffing his hands at his waist, Luc, 35, slowly shook his head as Judg ... More >>
This week Republican presidential cult favorite Ron Paul will campaign through California, with stops at well-known party school Chico State, as well as UCLA, and Berkeley. While the venues reflect Paul's solid and passionate base among college kids, a closer look at Paul's donor list shows that the ... More >>
"Pandering to the conventional wisdom," former New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller once observed, is "the mortal sin of journalism." There are plenty of journalistic sinners out there, particularly when it comes to the conventional wisdom on San Francisco.Self-consciously middle-of-the-ro ... More >>
Lori Hodgson, ex-Scientologist, with her kids before they "disconnected" from her.Our sister paper, the Village Voice, posted a disturbing piece today from the frontline of a Scientology scandal. Lori Hodgson, a South Bay mother who recently defected from the Church of Scientology, has been livin ... More >>
What would a voucher get you in San Francisco?There are more than 136,000 homeless veterans in the U.S., and California has more than a quarter of them. So while the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is patting itself on the back for handing over more than $4 million in grant money to the Bay A ... More >>
ConfessesFeliciano Valencia-Santiago, the man accused of murdering a San Jose woman and dumping her body in a garbage bag, has reportedly confessed to the heinous crime. According to media outlets, police say that during an interrogation, Valencia-Santiago admitted that he killed Maria Esther Oro ... More >>
Some love to hate himThe stylistic differences between former Mayor Gavin Newsom and the current Mayor Ed Lee are too many to list here. Yet the one distinct deviation certainly worth noting is their relationship with 49ers president Jed York.Lee reportedly met with the 49ers president yesterday ... More >>
Local officials are awaiting a response to San Francisco Sheriff Michael Hennessey's letter yesterday, which once again asked federal immigration officials to allow San Francisco to opt out of the fingerprint ID program that targets illegal immigrants booked into jail. The request comes afte ... More >>
Matt SmithDon't mind me, kiddies...After San Francisco school officials refused to allow local programmer Kevin Hall to carry a sidearm near Grattan School in Cole Valley, he sued in federal court Thursday demanding respect for what he calls his Second Amendment rights."I want to open carry in Sa ... 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 >>
Going, going, gone?On April Fools' Day, the CEO of Caltrain made an announcement we wish was just a joke: The agency is beyond broke, and will move to cut half its service. And that's only if it's lucky enough to survive at all. That was the bad news. Here's the worse news: According to transit e ... More >>
Courtesy Benz FamilyWill Mark Benz' Lego Ghirardelli Square end up in pieces on the Internet or at a flea market? Last week we reported on Fremont mechanical engineer and Lego savant Mark Benz, who had a number of giant, San Francisco Lego landmarks filched from the back of the family truck. Desp ... More >>
Joe EskenaziUFL Commissioner Michael Huyghue smiles while California Redwoods owner Paul Pelosi shows off what is either a large Jolly Rancher candy or his team's road uniformA superstitious person would have picked up bad, teal and lime green vibes at the just-concluded AT&T Park press confe ... More >>
The city's politicos made the enviros happy by banning plastic bags, but left us with more pollution and cost
SEIU members in Northern California challenge the national boss over his collaboration with employers
We look back on the big news stories of 2006 and ask the tough question: Are you an apologist for the year that was?
Under new basketball coach Jessie Evans, USF quickly exits the NIT. But it looks like there's more -- and better -- to come.
On the eve of the A's big loss, we learn why the Oakland team is to baseball as indie rock is to mainstream music
The story of Dealership's third album is as action-packed as the band's music
Why you have to see Bobby Badfingers finger-snap the drum solo to "Wipe Out"
Reliving the decade we never had
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.
How the state public employees' retirement system and the politically connected Carlyle Group profit from defense
Our critic, an early convert, attends a revival meeting and genuflects at the altar of Shalimar
It's the dirty little secret of male distance runners: bloody nipples
Week of April 24, 2002
Our supervisors tilt at a lot of silly windmills. But the city's recognition of Mexican consular IDs may help change national immigration policy for the better.
Are the people who posted some 13,000 Internet messages about subsidiaries of Varian Medical Systems funny First Amendment heroes or "despicable," obsessional liars?
Skye's the Limit, Spinnin' Wheel, Bonjour!, Harry's Helpful Hints (Numbers 510, 650, and 925)
There's a pot of money available to investigate real estate fraud, but Terence Hallinan isn't using it
The stormy relationship between a transitioning transsexual and a well-known sex counselor raises questions about the growing field of sexology
The Bay Area's Together Dating Services franchise regroups in the face of lawsuits and investigations