Napa County cops have busted the man who they say is responsible for a slew of residential burglaries, including one at Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's wine country house Monday night. According to news reports, police on Wednesday arrested 21-year-old Kevin Michael Hagan after he admitted to breaking ... More >>
Okay, so you slept on the Castroville Artichoke Festival. Don't worry, there are still some fantastic food festivals left to tackle this summer in the greater Bay Area. Every road trip should be planned around good food, but why not plan a day trip where eating the best produce from the region that ... More >>
California State Assembly Bill 1993, introduced by San Francisco Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, would prohibit police officers from impounding or towing an unlicensed person's car if the car can be parked nearby or if a licensed driver can come and pick it up. The idea behind the bill is that the current ... More >>
Solano County has gotten caught in the crossfire of a family feud that ended with one brother in the hospital and another in jail. David Bango is suing Solano County, claiming sheriff bailiffs failed to restrain his brother while Bango testified against him at his murder trial. According to court ... More >>
Critics and supporters alike of Chris Daly can smile and state the former supe now works for Big Labor -- officially. An article in the Guardian feted Daly's recent appointment as the SEIU Local 1021 interim political director as a modern-day return from Elba. Not surprisingly Daly's new gig was ... More >>
Michelle Le has been missing since Friday Over the last five days, police have interviewed some 20 people -- even arresting one briefly. They've issued search warrants and tracked down a few "persons of interest," only to remained stumped as to what happened to Michelle Le, the 26-year-old nursin ... More >>
CraigslistStraight outta Vacaville.From the cow dung-littered fields of Vacaville comes a new sort of pie altogether ― with roots in Texas, nearly 1,600 miles from Solano County. As of this morning, an enterprising Craigslist vendor is hawking Texas-style sweet potato pies, which typically ... More >>
Will District 6 voters still care what Chris Daly thinks?Supervisor Chris Daly is a man toward whom few people in this city have an indifferent attitude. Despite the cursing, buying homes in Solano County, and abrasive behavior, he's still revered as the people's champion by plenty of folks in Di ... More >>
A San Francisco private investigator who works with criminal defense attorneys has been indicted on a felony count of dissuading a witness, a charge stemming from his alleged efforts to scare off a star witness in an attempted murder case last month.Steve Vender, in a 2007 SF Weekly photographSte ... More >>
A San Francisco jury convicted Phil Pitney, 19, of attempted murder Thursday, even after the victim he shot at was a no-show for the entire trial -- apparently because he was threatened by the defense attorney's investigator.The Chron reported last week that Steve Vender, a private investigator w ... More >>
Dispensary moratorium: Latest political fad?One by one, across California, the lights are winking out.In city after city, town after town, patients who had dared hope they would at last have safe access to the medicine recommended by their physicians are having those hopes dashed by politic ... More >>
Some observers might have felt tempted to reserve judgment upon hearing news of Supervisor Chris Daly's bizarre family decision to move his wife and kids to Fairfield, a suburb an hour north of here, while he minds the fort in his SoMa condo. As a former staff reporter for the Fairfield Dail ... More >>
Sorry, Chuck: No scoop for you! On Wednesday afternoon, Chronicle columnist C.W. Nevius e-mailed Supervisor Chris Daly asking him about the Fairfield home he had purchased in April. The email contained the exact address of Daly's new house. (In other words: Busted!) Daly didn't respond t ... More >>
Supervisor Chris Daly Yesterday Supervisor Chris Daly (a.k.a Brilliant Comrade) disclosed on Fog City Journal that he and his wife, Sarah, recently purchased a home in Fairfield, a stones throw from his in-laws. While that's true, online property filings suggest there's more to the story: ... More >>
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
Think Quentin Tarantino's flicks are gory? Wait 'til you see his dad's new, um, movie
Taylor's lawyer was suspended from practicing during the robbery trial.
Tony goods, thrifty prices
What to do, all summer long
Even if you dont know your exacta from a post parade, the racetrack can be a summer joy
It wasn't impossible to find justice in Michael Dufficy's Marin County courtroom. But it was easier if you had been to one of his parties.
Mormon doctor's conviction for sexual penetration with foreign object upheld; allegation of juror misconduct headed for court
Once, she partied with the Rolling Stones. Now, shunned by family and sued by friends, aging eccentric Arden Van Upp has retreated to her mansion.
Dr. John Parkinson, a civic and religious leader in the perfectly suburban town of Fairfield, told women they needed pelvic exams. Long exams. Several times a week. For years. And they believed him.
Why are prisoners with AIDS dying for release?
The wind-power entrepreneurs at Kenetech have spent millionsin vain tosolve this avian mystery: Why have hundredsof raptors, including golden eagles, died alongside the windmills of Altamont Pass?