Whether you're Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Shinto, Shaman, anti-consumerist, or Mr. Grinch, you could be one of the millions who don't leave cookies out for an old fat man who illegally enters your home via fireplace-shimmying. And that's okay! Because here in America, we're known for ... More >>
Darts and old British stuff at The Pig and WhistleLet's face it, San Francisco: We wish we had lost the Revolutionary War. Hurray, we have the Tea Party! Wouldn't you really rather be in the EU? Then, when Oklahoma and Kansas and Alabama get together to elect President Bachmann, we could al ... More >>
There's nothing to worry about Just in time for the weekend, park officials have lifted the ban on deep-water swimming at Stinson Beach after a great white shark was spotted on Sunday. Alex Picavet, spokeswoman with the National Park Service told reporters that they are set to impose any more res ... More >>
Snack attack There isn't a cloud in the sky; the temperature is picture-perfect, and tomorrow is summer solstice. We cannot think of any good reason not to skip out on work and hit the beach. Yet we woke up this morning to the dreadful news that nobody will be allowed to swim at Stinson Beach thi ... More >>
Eric WolfingerJason Fox.I never got to taste Jason Fox's food when he was chef at Bar Tartine -- he cooked there during my four-year stint in Seattle. Commonwealth, which Fox and his partners opened this summer, was my first encounter with his food. Before Bar Tartine, Fox had been chef de cusine ... More >>
The odd media war unfolding in San Francisco -- in which major dailies establish editions here while local periodicals fade away -- advanced in a new direction Friday, with a page A-19 story in the New York City edition of the New York Times titled "San Francisco's Cyclists Facing Backlash for Fl ... More >>
Damn good surfing, 20 minutes from home. Or less.
How to travel well in 2005 without bankrupting yourself
POINT REYES -- Can Pulitzer Prize winner Dave Mitchell keep his small, renowned, and cash-starved newspaper going? It's a question...
Invading the privacy of birds
Even among long-distance runners, S.F.'s Dean Karnazes is a phenom
Accident and surprise in the work of Arthur Okamura
What to do, all summer long
The economy's been laid low, but you can still get high. Extremely.
A peek inside a new form of Russian organized crime and an ingenious method of turning credit card mailings into large amounts of cash
Stinson Beach's season opener is a hilarious sendup of the Bard's plays -- all compressed into two hours
Round Trip From Stinson Beach to Pantoll Ranger Station, via Steep Ravine and Matt Davis Trails
Summer is the season for Shakespeare festivals
The S.F. International Film Fest ponders a move
Marin County has a program to protect bicyclists. In S.F., we keep killing them.
With gates and fences, private property owners are increasingly cutting off traditional paths to public lands. State law offers some recourse, but not much.
Chris Cutler and Thomas Dimuzio
Buckeye Roadhouse keeps its customers satisfied with updated twists on American fare