Is self-policing the answer to cleaing up San Francisco's nightlife mess? The selves vowing to police themselves say so. There's a new player in San Francisco's nightlife wars: A trade association with a carrot and stick approach to dealing with nightclub regulation. The California Music and Cult ... More >>
The police do not want to deal with Entertainment Commission matters, thank you very muchThis month, Mayor Gavin Newsom suggested that the commission which oversees nightclub permits should be scrapped, and the power to issue entertainment permits returned to the police.But the police permit offi ... More >>
The problematic Club Suede is closed for a month. What will become of the problematic Entertainment Commision? In the wake of a deadly shooting outside Suede this February, the 383 Bay Street nightclub's license has been suspended for 30 days, starting April 5. This was the Entertainment Commissi ... More >>
Terrance AlanJust as critics of San Francisco's Entertainment Commission are saying that the much-maligned body has reached a crisis point, one of its most longstanding and controversial members has announced he's stepping down. But in an interview with SF Weekly this afternoon, Entertainment Com ... More >>
Out with stripping, in with sex...The building that housed the notorious Pink Diamonds strip club has found a new occupant: a prominent San Francisco sex club. You could call it a match made in heaven -- heaven, in this case, being Fetish magazine. Entertainment Commissioner Terrance Alan owns th ... More >>
The wild nights are overSan Francisco Superior Court Judge Peter Busch ordered today that the Pink Diamonds be closed for one year, a victory for City Attorney Dennis Herrera in his efforts to crack down on the notoriously violent strip club."I am gratified that Judge Busch clearly recognized the ... More >>
The San Francisco Entertainment Commission has been having a rough go of it lately. The seven-member board of political appointees, tasked with regulating the city's nightclubs, has presided over a local nightlife scene that has become infamous for its violence. The commission has also come under fi ... More >>
Now available on Mason StreetThere's a place in San Francisco where things get put when the well-to-do or well-organized residents of every other neighborhood in the city don't want it nearby. It's called the Tenderloin. So it should come as no surprise that Power Exchange, the sex club that was ... More >>
The Entertainment Commission is supposed to regulate S.F. nightclubs, but it won't — and often can't — punish scofflaws. The results are sometimes tragic.
In yesterday's follow-up to Tuesday's story in the Chron on proposed new legislation aimed at regulating problem clubs, writer C.W. Nevius drops quite a bombshell: Terrance Alan, a member of the SF Entertainment Commission, is also the landlord of Pink Diamonds, a Tenderloin strip club which h ... More >>
A new generation of activists is fighting to clean up the Tenderloin. The neighborhoods churches are standing in their way. Whose side are the angels on?
How a DA's decision to drop prostitution charges against lap dancers will change the sexual culture of S.F. -- and, perhaps, the country
Berlin's legendary -- but embattled -- Love Parade makes a San Francisco debut. But will thousands dance to its beat?
It was inevitable -- an Internet lounge just for porn