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    April 29, 2014

    Kids Break Into High School and Kill Animals

    A group of parents down in the South Bay have some serious problems on their hands after their kids allegedly broke into a high school and trashed the place before slaying a few animals on campus. NBC News reports that three middle school kids are being accused of breaking into Adrian Wilcox High ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Berkeley Girl Found Naked and Pepper Sprayed May Have Been Sex Trafficking Victim

    The disturbing scene in Berkeley yesterday -- a teenage girl found naked and pepper sprayed -- may have been the result of sex trafficking, police say. The 16-year-old girl is still in the hospital after neighbors found her in the early morning hours on Wednesday at Piedmont and Ashby avenues, scr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Alleged Crooks Caught on Camera After Stealing Vintage Rings From S.F. Jewelry Store

    A mom-and-pop jeweler is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who can nab the crooks responsible for stealing more than 100 vintage gold and costume jewelry pieces. NBC News aired surveillance video of the burglary at Monkey On Chestnut which occurred on April 1, The store owner shared the footage on ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013
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    October 25, 2013

    Christy Svanemyr: City Gardner's Son Also Arrested for Hit and Run

    The same day Thomas Burnoksi, the city gardener accused of running over 35-year-old Christy Svanemyr and fleeing the scene, was arraigned, his teenage son, Jonathan, was arrested on suspicion of hit and run. According to ABC News, police arrested Jonathan Burnoski, 19, after he struck a bicyclist wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Ben & Jerry's Stays Classy with Anchorman Ice Cream

    On top of having salon-quality hair and reporting the news, Ron Burgundy now has his own ice cream. Ben & Jerry's has rolled out the "Scotchy Scotch Scotch," crafted in honor of the San Diego TV news anchor with a passion for all things scotch. The creamy concoction of butterscotch ice cream and b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Gene Penaflor, Missing San Francisco Hunter, Found After 19 Days in the Woods

    Gene Penaflor was fit to survive. The 72-year-old San Francisco man went missing in the Mendocino woods for almost three weeks, keeping himself alive by eating squirrels and lizards and wrapping himself in leaves. But the missing hunter was found Saturday afternoon -- 19 days after he went missing ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013
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    July 23, 2013

    KTVU Invokes Copyright Laws Hoping to Cover Up its Own Idiocy

    When I first moved to the Bay Area, in 1996 from Chicago, I couldn't believe how good the 10 p.m. KTVU newscast was. The station actually covered the news, and quite well, something that by that time had already become highly unusual among local stations. Even in Chicago, which had a long, rich hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Watch This Oakland Jewelry Shop Clerk Get Robbed at Gunpoint (Video)

    The fact that crime is rampant in Oakland isn't news, but the fact that some very violent crimes aren't really being investigated is. Victims disgruntled by police -- or the lack thereof -- have turned to new reporters to help them out. ABC News got hold of this detailed video (don't worry nobody ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Passengers to Sue Boeing, Asiana Airlines Over Flight 214 Plane Crash

    Passengers from Asiana Airlines Flight 214 have begun legal action against Boeing, the manufacturer of the crashed 777 aircraft, and Asiana could be implicated in the same lawsuit in the coming days, according to a statement by a law firm representing the passengers. Ribbeck Law Chartered Internat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Muni Passenger Halts Runaway Bus

    Last night Muni took commuters for a ride they won't forget. A 43-Masonic bus reportedly went off its usual route when it slammed into a car, jumped a curb, and kept on running until finally a passenger intervened. KTVU tracked down the "cool-headed" passenger, Frank Primus, who was sitting in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Twitter Fetishists Can't be Stopped

    The horrific heaps of misinformation that spewed from Twitter and other social media services during the Boston Marathon bombing saga haven't slowed down the Twitter fetishists. If anything, they've doubled down. For some reason, these people believe that Twitter represents some kind of earth-shat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Gay Couple Is So Convincing Even Fox News Thought Their Love Was Real

    Here's something that should shake any doubts you have about that whole Fox News being a "credible source" thing. The conservative news station ran a story the other day with its usual babble about how women should stop being so confused, make peace with themselves, and find a man to marry so tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Rick Santorum, 1975 Loretta Lynn Has Something to Say to You

    This morning, a Wyoming gasbag who backs Rick Santorum puked up some ridiculous words on TV news for all us Internet people to laugh at. (This is what TV news is for.) Big-money Santorum super PAC donor Foster Friess told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell: Back in my days, [women] used Bayer aspirin for con ... More >>

  • Film

    February 8, 2012
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    January 5, 2012

    Trent Arsenault, Local Sperm Donor, Upsets Family for Using Photo of Baby That's Not His

    ​​Lauren Stromquist, a mother from Minnesota, was struck with a feeling of familiarity when she read a Fox News story on Bay Area sperm-machine Trent Arsenault. She recognized the blonde Silicon Valley worker as her former neighbor in Pleasanton -- the guy she once went to a farmer's market with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Bob MacKenzie: So Long to a Real Individual

    The eulogies for longtime KTVU feature reporter Bob MacKenzie will be sure to mention his wit, charm, and, of course, ability to reel in audiences as only a storyteller can. All of this is true -- but, first and foremost, MacKenzie was, in a business moving increasingly toward homogeneity, an indivi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Fox News Twitter Account Hacked, Claims President Obama Assassinated

    Don't believe Fox News​No worries, folks: Barack Obama is still the leader of the United States, much to the disappointment of Fox News followers. The Wall Street Journal reported this morning that some idiot hackers thought they'd have a little fun with Fox News and give us another reason not to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Is it Osama or Obama Bin Laden?

    Fox News probably doesn't think there is a difference between Osama and Obama​Twitter was abuzz after Fox News made the Freudian slip yesterday when announcing that Obama, not Osama, bin Laden is dead. Sure, the names are off by only one letter, but that one letter spells the difference between th ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011
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    April 1, 2011

    Rapping Weatherman Resurfaces (VIDEO)

    He's baaaaaack!​You don't need a weatherman to tell you today is looking glorious. You don't need a rapping weatherman -- well, ever. Be that as it may, readers may recall how local TV station and numerology casualty KRON last year saw fit to hire Nick Kosir, the Rapping Weatherman. First, KRON ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    S.F. Bedbug Website Spawns Bogus Trend Stories Nationwide

    Louis De Vos, Université Libre de BruxellesNow you see me...​The website, run by San Franciscan Maciej Ceglowski, takes pains to note that its anonymous reports of insect sitings should not be taken as hard evidence of a plague. But that hasn't stopped newspaper and television ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Rapping Weatherman Nick Kosir Quits on San Francisco

    The Rapping Weatherman is M.I.A.​Not long ago, SF Weekly reported that KRON-TV had gone and hired Nick "The Rapping Weatherman" Kosir -- but wouldn't let him rap. It turns out, however, that Kosir's tenure in San Francisco was not unlike a summer storm: It was brief, tempestuous, and left everyone ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Rapping TV Weatherman Leaves S.F. After Two Days on the Job

    Turns out he won't be droppin' rhymes or forecasts in S.F.​Not long ago, SF Weekly reported that KRON-TV had gone and hired Nick "The Rapping Weatherman" Kosir -- but wouldn't let him rap. It turns out, however, that Kosir's tenure in San Francisco was not unlike a summer storm: It was brief, temp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Mattel Launches News Anchor Barbie

    Putting the "fox" back in Fox News.​Just when you thought certain airheads on network cable news couldn't get anymore plastic, Mattel has immortalized the entire profession with its very own Barbie. Actually she won in the inaugural global vote. While the popular vote went toward a computer engine ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    'Rapping Weatherman' Nick Kosir Hired By KRON

    The rapping weatherman brings it ... to San Francisco​Rich Lieberman's Media 415 site is reporting that KRON is hiring a new weatherman. Now, talent comes and goes (mostly goes) with brutal regularity here in the world of Bay Area televised news. But what makes this internecine media report of a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    George Hatton Smithey, Found Hanged in San Quentin Cell, Had Just Beaten Death Penalty

    George Hatton Smithey beat the death penalty -- but instead died by his own hand​George Hatton Smithey, the San Quentin death row prisoner found hanged with bedsheets in his cell Saturday, had just won a legal motion to have the possibility of the death penalty eliminated -- horrifying the survivo ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    Report: John Mark Karr, Reputed Pedophile, Formed Cult of JonBenet Lookalikes

    ​John Mark Karr, the creep-o who falsely claimed in 2006 to have murdered JonBenet Ramsey in 1996, has upped his creep-o ante. He's allegedly gotten a sex change, started a JonBenet Cult, and made death threat to one escaped cult member, a 19-year-old San Francisco woman who was once Karr's fourth ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010
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    April 7, 2010

    Report: FBI Arrests S.F. Man for Scores of Phone Threats to Pelosi

    'Hello, Nancy...'​The Associated Press today reported that the FBI has arrested a San Francisco man for scores of threatening phone calls he made to Rep. Nancy Pelosi's California and Washington, D.C. homes. It is alleged Gregory Guisti -- who will be arraigned tomorrow -- also dialed up Pelosi's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    KTVU Channel 2 Won't Replace Ross McGowan -- Longtime News Interviewer's Duties Will Fall Upon Existing Staff

    For those who grew up in the Bay Area, Ross McGowan has been like the caretaker at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining: He is the morning interviewer. He has always been the morning interviewer. He will always be the morning interviewer. Until Oct. 2, of course. Then he's retired. And in a sign of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    The Nobody's Business Diner

    By Meredith Brody How does this menu sound to you: tomato basil soup, market pasta salad, salad du jour, organic spinach salad, Philly cheesesteaks, roasted local veggie melts, organic baked French fries, steamed organic broccoli, organic pears? Or this one: zucchini bread, French dip au jus, roas ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008
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    July 1, 2008
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    April 2, 2008
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    August 2, 2006

    Crash Test Dummy

    The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap

  • News

    April 12, 2006

    KRON's Last Gasp

    How a once-proud San Francisco television station became ground zero in the nation's most controversial experiment in local TV news.

  • News

    February 8, 2006

    Is Anybody Watching?

    In its struggle for cable eyeballs, Al Gore's S.F.-based Current TV is off to a rocky start

  • Film

    July 7, 2004

    Good News

    Will Ferrell's Anchorman is dumb, and funny, as hell

  • News

    April 7, 2004

    Sex and the Single Psychologist

    Should Dr. Al Cooper's fuzzy data and controversial subject stop him from becoming a media darling -- or getting a date?

  • Calendar

    December 10, 2003

    Mad as Hell

    Network zeroes in on the intersection of personal ambition and public media

  • News

    February 5, 2003

    More At 11:00

    An Exclusive Look at Secret Plans for Revolutionary Change in San Francisco Television News

  • News

    December 24, 2002

    The Poindexter Effect

    Digging into the architect of Total Information Awareness unearths good news: Ordinary Americans value civil liberties

  • Culture

    May 9, 2001

    The Product

    Heath Ledger's in no rush to be a star. Why's everyone else in a hurry?

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    November 11, 1998
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    December 24, 1997
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    July 30, 1997
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    April 10, 1996
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    February 28, 1996

    Anchors Awry

    Up Close and Personal sinks lower than the intellectual wasteland of the TV news it depicts

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