The many faces of Dr. Syed The San Francisco doctor best known to his patients as "Dr. Syed" was reportedly sentenced this week to six years behind bars for posing as a dermatologist and treating patients in the basement of his home. For years, Timothy Syed Andersson, 68, practiced dermatology ou ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Men dont have to agree to sex in order to get busted in a prostitution sting. They just have to seem interested.
As D.A. Kamala Harris campaigns to be attorney general, her success rate in felony trials has dropped below that of any big-city prosecutor in California.
A phony dermatologist misdiagnosed patients and stuck them with needles. It took four years for the medical board to figure it out.
Muni's bogus tax shelter and theGuardian's bogus lawsuit.
J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. are going to court today where they will face off against copyright experts from the Stanford Law School’s Fair Use Project. The dispute was sparked when Steve Vander Ark, who runs a Harry Potter fansite, got a book deal. Vander Ark, along with others, created a si ... More >>
Local free culture champion Larry Lessig is considering a run for congress. Lessig is a professor at Stanford Law School and founder and CEO of Creative Commons an SF based non profit that offers alternatives to restrictive copyrighting. The recent death of Representative Tom Lantos has left a seat ... More >>
The mysterious obsession with Weldon Kees, poet, polymath, and icon of San Francisco bohemianism
Why Democratic mayors must build America's cities by establishing an urban real estate cartel
Matt Gonzalez wants to be mayor. And he doesn't mind climbing over fellow progressives to get the gig.
Roberta Achtenberg bristles when anyone dares say that Williw Brown is the one who gets things done. "I have gotten things done my entire life, right?" she says, citing when her accomplishments as a law school dean, her 800-page book on sexual orientatio
Milpitas residents Carleen and Robert Thomas found a lucrative way to sell the hardest of hardcorepornography to smut fans all over the country: by computer bulletin board. Then their little Silicon Valley startup attracted the interest of a U.S. Postal S