It's always such a rare pleasure when bike thieves make it easy for cops to bust them. In this case, all it took was a surveillance camera and a home visit for San Francisco cops to recover a stolen bike -- and arrest the alleged thief. Here's what happened: On May 6, at about 8:30 a.m., a man wen ... More >>
A new San Francisco startup that turns star athletes into stocks is already promising big paydays for all players involved -- even with a roster of one. Two weeks ago Fantex Holdings unveiled plans for an IPO, having negotiated a deal with Houston Texans' running back Arian Foster that guaranteed t ... More >>
Better days lie ahead for the sharks in San Francisco Bay, now that alleged poaching vessel "The Shark Hunter" (actually a fishing boat small enough to load in the back of a Toyota pickup) is banned from the bay's navigable waters. The boat's captain, Milpitas man Dean Tuan Trinh, pled guilty to c ... More >>
Lower Haight neighbors are bit shaken after hearing of this scary home-invasion robbery where armed men forced their way into a home and attacked the residents. The crime happened just before 4 a.m. on Wednesday; the suspects surprised the sleeping residents, one of whom was punched repeatedly, acco ... More >>
That's it folks, it's over. Burning Man 2012 came and went much the way it has every year. Life, however, goes on. This might be easy to forget while you lose yourself un-glueing things from the hood of your Toyota. But since research suggests that such activity has the potential to permanently hypn ... More >>
On June 6, 2007, Rodrigo Caballero, a 16-year-old member of the Vario Lancas gang in Los Angeles, jumped out of a green Toyota and opened fire on three Val Verde gang rivals walking down the street. He missed two of his targets, but the third caught a non-fatal gunshot wound near the shoulder blade. ... More >>
Each week we take a quick, cautious look at what's going on with televised cooking. This week: Food Jammers, a half-hour show about our Canadian overlords, Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. on the Cooking Channel. When you first heard the MythBusters cannonball went errant last week, wasn't your lif ... More >>
Pedestrian hitUpdate 1:45 p.m.: Police said they arrested 21-year-old Andrew Vargas on suspicion of driving under the influence. He has been booked on felony charges for hit and run. Read more after the jump. Hayward police detained the driver they believe hit a San Francisco boy last night ... More >>
No record deal? No CDs? No problem. How Pomplamoose is modifying the music industry.
It's much easier than it seemsSome car thieves steal vehicles for money, others take them so they can run their own errands. Earlier this week, a woman was driving along California and Spruce Streets in the Laurel Heights neighborhood when she recognized a stranger driving her gray Subaru Outback ... More >>
John BirdsallHarvest and Rowe's Alison Rowe, feeding the meter at the Second Street space where JapaCurry has a permit to sell.Things are getting messier in JapaCurry's struggle to do business in two spots it has permits for in the FiDi. You'll recall that Harvest and Rowe cafe owner Alison R ... More >>
A record-breaker...Yesterday we reported on a woman making a hit record of a different kind -- she motored her car straight through a plate glass window at the old Virgin Megastore on Sutter and Market. The incident took place when a big rig clipped a Toyota Camry -- which happened to be 15 feet ... More >>
Earlier today, we reported on a motorist careening through the abandoned Virgin Records megastore on Sutter and Market. It turns out this wasn't a statement about Virgin Records so much as a hit-and-run incident involving a big rig truck. Based on accounts from the driver and eyewitnesses, the San F ... More >>
'You feel it' says an expert regarding items bumping a big rig's trailerWhile authorities seek a big rig involved in a hit-and-run traffic accident that left a man dead in Albany, a trucking expert contacted by SF Weekly said it's doubtful the trucker doesn't realize he struck another vehicle. Wi ... More >>
Tough luck, Steve...The Library of Congress' copyright office today approved an application submitted by San Francisco's Electronic Frontier Foundation which will allow millions of iPhone owners to get out of jail -- free. It is now legal for iPhoners to break electronic locks and download applic ... More >>
Tesla Motors Inc.'s initial public offering of shares was trading at Tuesday at $18.13, above market expectations of $14 to $16 each, according to NASDAQ.The Bay Area-based electric automaker had hoped to earn $209.7 million if shares sold at $15, with every extra dollar per share worth $11 ... More >>
Ma on trackThe first Asian-American woman to be Speaker Pro Tempore of the state Assembly, SF west-side rep Fiona Ma is also a NASCAR fan.
It came in a manilla envelope with three American flag stamps, entitled "Important Pre-Election Press Release." Return address: David Bavineau (ecstatic), County Jail 4, 850 Bryant St. Over at SF Weekly, we tore the thick envelope open with no small amount of anticipation. Bavineau, as some may r ... More >>
Image | Audrey FukumanSupervisor Mar! Both ways! Look both ways! For some legislators, Twitter is a useful means for letting people know that you've passed a bill. This weekend for Supervisor Eric Mar, however, it was a means for letting folks know that he'd almost passed into the great beyon ... More >>
For those who lived through it, it's hard to believe that, come Oct. 17, it'll be 20 years since sportscaster Al Michaels shouted "Tell ya what, we're having an earth...", triggering a massive earthquake that devastated the Bay Area. While professional journalism critics loathe the anniversar ... More >>
Photo by ToyotaSolar Flower Power! [Laughing Squid]Kick-ass castle for sale. [Curbed SF]Mouse infestation in Presidio. [SF Citizen]Maya Lin debuts a new piece at the Academy of Science Thursday. [Richmond District]You can find anything on the street in the Mission. [People Reading]Muni fare inspe ... More >>
AT&T Park is playing host to a memorial in honor of those slain on Sept. 11. Banners decorated with the names of the victims were strung between the palm trees.
Without parental guidance, they lived wild and free at an early age, but murder will keep them locked up for years.
In the city of San Francisco, it's probably a good idea to assume any stranger you encounter is actually an undercover cop. Particularly if that stranger is A) stumbling around drunk with $20 hanging out of a pocket; B) trying to buy your marijuana; or C) in a crosswalk. On ... More >>
(King Khan and friend at the Great American Music Hall) Ah, who could forget what happened the last time King Khan came to town? Fans were poking Khan's belly button, stripping off their shirts, shouting and singing along. I'm sure the corporate heads at Urban Outfitters will expect very different ... More >>
Andre Nickatina raps about being one of the Fillmore's hardest MCs, so what's he doing driving a Toyota?
Things to do this week: See Rachel's, see the Darkness, form band, rule world
Country spookiness, movies, and the Texas Tranny Two-Step made Guerneville the place to be, pre-Halloween
Jewish/Palestinian collaboration, and arty white-trash losers
Detroit automakers have spent millions attempting to unplug California's effort to put electric cars on the road. And so far, Detroit's succeeding.
Long before there was a swing-dancing fad, there were the vintagely correct, who live the 1940s all day, every day, everywhere
If you're good at pushing a shopping cart - really good - and establish a lucrative route, you too can make minimum wage by heisting bottles, cans, and newspapers from the blue recycling bins. And incur the wrath of the cops in the process.