Carson Palmer's value has dropped more precipitously than that of a new convertible or an old laptop -- which is fitting enough, because he ran slower than either. The Oakland Raiders today sent the quarterback packing to Arizona -- along with a seventh-round draft pick -- in exchange for a sixth-ro ... More >>
"Dial the seven digits. Call up Bridget/ Her man's a midget. Plus she got friends, yo, I can dig it..." It was 19 years ago when Tajai, Opio, Phesto, and A-Plus first upped us on how they just chill, roaming the strip for bones to pick, attackin' with the smoothness. "93 'til Infinity" still stand ... More >>
Bizarre news stories take on a certain cachet these days when they inspire cartoons from Next Media Animation, the offbeat Hong Kong-based company that has produced humorous CGI depictions of the travails of Charlie Sheen and Tiger Woods. The latest figure in the public eye to get NMA's attention is ... More >>
An overly excited fan made headlines over the weekend when he tossed his hot dog wrapped in a crusty bun at Tiger Woods as the pro golfer putted his final round at the Frys.com Open at CordeValle in San Martin, just down the street from Stanford. "When I looked up, the hot dog was already in the ... More >>
Yesterday we reported on a San Francisco woman's horror story of being burglarized by strangers who rented her apartment through Airbnb, the local start-up that connects hosts with travelers who want to pay to stay at private homes instead of hotels. The news came after Airbnb announced earlier this ... More >>
Dear Anna, How can a female Digger hold her own in the penis party that is the comments section on any given article on Digg? - InDiggnant I've got something you can hold alright, sweetheart, and it rhymes with Shipotle durrito! Just kidding. I can hold my own burrito, thank you very much ... More >>
Forget about Sharp Parks endangered frogs and snakes. The real problem with the golf course is its enormous cost to the city.
feedpeoplenotdumpsters/FlickrKombucha makers, this is your Woodstock.This weekend, Ferment Change starts bubbling up in Oakland with a series of microbe-centric events, lessons, and tasting parties to benefit longstanding urban farming and environmental justice group City Slicker Farms. Wit ... More >>
A blogswarm was launched on March 18 to encourage the community to contact Nancy Pelosi's offices about her lack of effort behind the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). In addition to the pressure on the phone lines, her offices in D.C. and San Francisco were visited by ... More >>
She's been called the female Manny Pacquiao. But can Ana Julaton make people care about women's boxing?
At my desk where I never use my work computer to look at porn. Except when I do.The front page of the Datebook in Monday's Chronicle offered a photograph of a pair of hands bound by the cord of a computer mouse and the headline "Putting Lives on the Line for Porn." The story opens with what the w ... More >>
Jim HerdYou may have figured out that this is the image we use whenever Muni drops the ball. It gets used a lot. If you're a Muni passenger, this has been the winter of your discontent. And, according to Irwin Lum, president of the Muni drivers' union, many of you have been taking out your frustr ... More >>
Jason Segel: They loved you, manCelebrity Autobiography w/ Rachel Dratch, Laura Kightlinger, Laraine Newman, Steve Schirripa, Jason Segel, Fred Willard, Dayle Reyfel and Eugene Pack SF Sketchfest Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010 Cobb's Comedy Club Better than: Reading Suzanne Somers' poetry alone. One ... More >>
Eliot Spitzer @ Commonwealth Club "The Cataclysm of 2008-2009: Lessons Learned, or Lessons Ignored" is a lecture by a expert on Wall Street crime. Here's a man with history of going after securities-fraud characters, weighing in on regulatory reform and attempts to control the banking industry. ... More >>
As journalist Jim Barnett pointed out earlier today, Bay Area News Project's new editor-in-chief, Jonathan Weber, wasn't always a fan of nonprofit news-gathering. In fact, just last year, Weber said that the idea that nonprofits were the future of journalism was a "cop-out." Weber, then helming t ... More >>
Is this elf even unionized?Rock! Roll! Real estate! Are you ready for a news quiz? Well, here it is anyway. 1. What San Francisco rock musician unloaded his Pac Heights mansion for nearly $9 million? A. Mickey Hart, Grateful DeadB. Carlos SantanaC. Les Claypool, PrimusD. Kirk Hammet, MetallicaE. ... More >>
Yours for $125!Last week we wrote about an interesting opportunity to put schadenfreude to work for a good cause. A broken 9-Iron splayed across a framed photo of Tiger Woods mocking the golfer's exploding sex bomb woes went under the gavel at the KNBR charitable sports auction. What a combinat ... More >>
Be kind by being cruel?When it comes to golf deity Tiger Woods' automotive mishap followed by his admitted "transgressions" -- about the least sexy term one can employ for alleged carnality -- people tend to fall into two camps. There's the "Leave Tiger Alone!" contingent. And there's the "I Neve ... More >>
Courtesy Code PinkWhat did you do to promote world peace today, Tiger?San Franciscans heading to the southwest of the city for the weekend's President's Cup golf tournament may not have been 100 percent certain if the president -- and those who'd like to tell him a thing or two -- would be headin ... More >>
Fore!During this weekend's President's Cup Golf Tournament at Harding Park, Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and President Barack Obama are all scheduled to be within cigar smoke-blowing distance of one-another, and 25,000 fans are expected to attend. There hasn't been a development this exciting in ... More >>
Life, death, sports, and Froot Loops. That's what kind of a week it was in San Francisco. You know, if you have half as much fun taking this quiz as we had writing it -- then we had twice as much fun as you. On to the quiz: 1. Which of the following statements wasn't uttered by Officer Noel Schwa ... More >>
Being Transcendent: BT Pop-trance prince B.T. -- ne Brian Transeasu-- plays a free show July 1 at Ruby Skye. One of the biggest names in electronic music, B.T. has released five studio albums (the most recent being 2006's This Binary Universe), remixed artists from the Doors to Sarah McLachlan, and ... More >>
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