After running from the law for more than two months, Dimitri Storm, the Bay Area's most popular alleged robber, was arrested this week in Oakland, which, incidentally, was recently named the nation's robbery capital.
According to press reports, police busted 42-year-old Storm on Tuesday night in O ... More >>
On September 12, 2011, a S.W.A.T. team busted into a Santa Cruz home and arrested a woman named Haley Wright. The local newspaper the next day noted that Wright was one of 24 people scooped up in a major narcotics sweep. She and the rest were allegedly linked to a Mexican drug cartel.
She spent 30 ... More >>
While some of us might be horrified to discover an 11-year-old on the dancefloor of our favorite club, Santa Cruz promoter and house DJ Robin Simmons' club experiences began at that precise age, at an underground party accompanied by none other than his mother. Inspired by the positive vibes and ene ... More >>
It's been a good week for Pablo "Kung Fu Panda" Sandoval. On Tuesday, he helped lead the National League to a Giant blowout in the All-Star game, and today, investigators say there is insufficient evidence to arrest him for alleged sexual assault.On June 1, a 21-year-old Santa Cruz native filed a se ... More >>
A Friend in Cheese stands on the extreme end of interesting in terms of the condiment combinations chosen for its jams and marmalades. As the Santa Cruz-based Tabitha Stroup says, she "doesn't like rules when it comes to food."
Tabitha started selling her home-made wine-and-cheese-pairing-specific ... More >>
Honey is an amazing substance. It's eternal: Honey found in a Pharaoh's tomb is still edible. It's antibacterial: Wild honey spread on a cut can temporarily suffice in lieu of Bacitracin. And, of course, it's delicious, even if it does still spike your blood sugar. For all its many qualities, the a ... More >>
In an effort to chart the ever-expanding specialty coffee scene in the Bay Area, we've been engaging a selection of local coffee personalities to pick their brains about why coffee and why now. With the 2012 Regional Barista Championship occurring this past weekend, we spoke to Rit ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.
Update on Cafe Gratitude: Our own Luis Chong reports one Northern California location is not closing after all -- Santa Cruz. This cafe, which opened Aug. 15, is owned by the owners' son and stepson, Matt ... More >>
Jonathan Percy/SF Weekly Flickr poolHighlights from the blog this week: 1. Have you read Lauren Smiley's great profile of Oscar Yedra yet? Yedra's a master butcher who, until now, has remained low profile in a food scene turning butchers into artisans (at minimum), even celebrities. SFoodie acc ... More >>
Is Animal Collective laughing in the face of Mother Nature, or laughing at the fact that they'll now sell more tickets?Mother Nature, you are a saucy bitch. First, you offer us a sweet place like Big Sur's Henry Miller Library to have shows. The place books a concert for the beloved weirdo band A ... More >>
KMP0629Liquid assets -- literally! The truth: Soda is incredibly unhealthy -- and limiting the amount one drinks is one of the quickest ways to lose weight. The truth: It is unlikely that two-thirds of California's elected representatives will agree to impose new taxes upon the populace, even if ... More >>
San Francisco manages to land on ever so many Top-10 lists; if ever a Top-10 list was assembled of cities that crack the most Top-10 lists, it's a good bet we'd make the Top-10. Now a website called Livability.com has sent along yet another list -- the Top 10 Pet-Friendly Cities. Astoundingly, th ... More >>
davecobb/FlickrA 2008 Outstanding in the Field dinner at L.A.'s Wattles Farm.In a little food-themed reversal of Manifest Destiny, the 2010 Outstanding in the Field dinner tour has blazed trails all the way to the East Coast, heaping eats on tables in farms, orchards, and vineyards from sea t ... More >>
Born in Santa Cruz and now based in San Francisco, Taylor's Tonics is a company with theatrical flair and original flavor. We've previously praised the original version of Taylor's Chai Cola, loving its notes of cardamom and clove. And while "diet" drinks admittedly aren't a typical favorite ... More >>
Shot at Twin Peaks and Lake Temescal, Grand Lake's new video for "Spark" is a perfect, shimmering visualization of the song's melodic twinkles and twangs. The video uses split screen to divide up the same scene in four shaky, simultaneous images of horsey-headed lovers, mostly frolicking at Twin P ... More >>
Cheryl Bower/FlickrStart saving up.Outstanding in the Field stages al fresco dinners at organic farms around the country, touring from site to site in a 57-year-old bus that probably runs on spring onion fumes and goat cheese whey. Now in its 11th year, Jim Denevan's operation has been across ... More >>
If only we could look this mod in our garden....When Jennifer Siebel squatted down last year in the Civic Center Plaza garden in her Jackie O. shades and trench coat to get her delicate hands dirty, it was official: urban gardening is glam. And with folks having fewer bu ... More >>
Achieving just the right moist texture is usually the main challenge when it comes to vegan baking; it's been the downfall of oh so many chefs. But the smart addition of pineapple helps Aunt Nettie's Carrot Spice Teacake to pass that important test with flying colors. Nettie's, a Santa Cruz-based w ... More >>
By Lauren SmileyThe San Francisco city attorney filed an amended petition (note: PDF file) challenging the constitutionality of Prop. 8 in the state Supreme Court Wednesday, adding seven same-sex married couples and 11 more cities and counties as parties. The amended filing also argues that Prop. 8 ... More >>