The fleet of classic DeLoreans that Uber sent tooling through San Francisco this weekend provided just a small glimmer of techno-fantasies to come. And while years may pass before cars can actually fly, we can comfort ourselves knowing that Google's new line of self-driving robo-vehicles is already ... More >>
The BMW comes with just about everything one needs for a comfortable, luxurious ride around town. Except of course, well-mannered drivers. The hypothesis -- largely based on callous sideswipes and general lack of pedestrian-friendly behavior -- that BMW drivers are total jerks has now been backed u ... More >>
Monday is already off to a good start, thanks to another fake press release submission to Eater SF for a new bar called DISTILLED MOUSTACHE. The same jokester sent a fake release to Eater a few weeks ago for a restaurant called Reclaimed Wood & Subway Tiles, which claimed to have ingredients sourced ... More >>
Be careful San Mateo County authorities identified 27-year-old David Zaki Hanna as the San Francisco man who was killed in a tragic hit-and-run accident Saturday morning. Police say Hanna's Toyota Camry hit a soundwall on the right shoulder of the highway at about 4:30 a.m. Saturday. When he got ... More >>
Hard times at an Outside Lands pairing event. It wasn't until my second glass of Chardonnay, while remembering my drive to Scribe Winery in the Prius, taking Instagram photographs of beautiful scenery on my iPhone, and savoring Korean BBQ from Namu, that I was reminded of the South Park episo ... More >>
So Cameron Diaz was recently on the George Lopez Show (and has he always sounded like that?), where she discussed Cuban food, driving a Prius, identity theft, and all that good stuff. But she also recalled her days as a high school student in Long Beach, and memories of one upperclassman named Calvi ... More >>
Joseph Schell/SF WeeklyNice tats, Jamie. Now go home!Last night's Top Chef: All-Stars marked the 100th episode for the Bravo franchise, so we had some high hopes (especially since the show skipped last week). The special night's Quickfire Challenge featured Tom Colicchio in the kitchen, cooki ... More >>
This boot has a message Jean Quan couldn't disagree withEarlier this month, Oakland Mayor-elect Jean Quan confirmed to SF Weekly that she isn't wearing the same purple suit everywhere. Rather, she has three or four purple suits. "Plum purple is my color," she told us. Today, the San Francisco Chr ... More >>
How I miss old Jane...Jared Blumenfeld, San Francisco's former boss of both the Department of the Environment and Rec and Parks Department, was appointed in January as EPA administrator for Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and the Pacific Islands. Also during the past year, he donated Jane, h ... More >>
Those tall guys on the Golden Gate Bridge? That's right...Yes, the rumors are true: The Harlem Globetrotters, prior to their trio of forthcoming Bay Area games, will dribble basketballs across the Golden Gate Bridge tomorrow morning. Hey, sounds like fun (they'll even do a bit of habitat restorat ... More >>
Julia Manzerova/FlickrA local specialty is just about dead.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Dead fish: At the Ethicurean, Monterey Fish founder Paul Johnson ― a guy as responsible as anyone for feeding the Bay Area's loca-stainable restaurant ethos ― blogs an appropriately bitter lame ... More >>
"What's Crackin' SF?" @ Punch Line No time like the holiday-worn present for a wee spot of catharsis. While the usual wintertime opportunities for relaxation still apply, laughter is the next best medicine, if you have no access to Wellbutrin, Effexor, or Tofranil. Thank local comic Ali Wong (be ... More >>
Fresh porcini season has invaded our slumber. We still dream about good stuff -- treasure troves, sprawling country estates populated by sweet fluffy fantasy fauna -- along with the bad -- broken teeth, hypodermic needles, and college classes in buildings we can't find. But we must confess that, the ... More >>
She just became the city's first transgender department head, but Theresa Sparks is already setting her sights on becoming the city's first transgender supervisor.
Following an explosion of social media outrage at a British car columnist who delighted in using a Tesla Roadster to silently run cyclists off the road, self-identified San Francisco Bicycle Coalition member Rachel Konrad stepped in to quell the storm."It's the most severe of the sort of comments ... More >>
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma's Tweets make us happy -- but perhaps not in the manner she intended Fiona Ma, you never disappoint us -- on Twitter. We make a point of checking the San Francisco Assemblywoman's Twitter feed at least twice a month. So far, we have never failed to find some manner of bizar ... More >>
Jen SiskaNote to aspiring restaurateurs: The fiercest Chinese eateries are in diaspora neighborhoods, places like the Outer Richmond or northern Peninsula, where second- and third-generation Asian Americans actually live. Seems like nobody told the owners of Bund Shanghai (640 Jackson at Kearny), a ... More >>
Niallkennedy via FlickrThey may soon be able to take a load offIf the zoning gods are kind, you soon won't have to devour that maple-glazed, bacon-topped apple doughnut from Dynamo Donut and Coffee while leaning against your Prius. Head Barista Sandy Parkinson told SFoodie that Dynamo -- which curre ... More >>
Fiona wants answers -- she wants THE TRUTH!When the 21st Amendment brewed a batch of special Twitter Beer, we thought the Web mega-trend had finally served a discernible, useful purpose. We're pretty sure we still think the beer's the thing after catching the latest San Francisco government-related ... More >>
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Pulling the Plug on Electric Cars; Hypocrisy, Pro and Con; God, More Letters
Detroit automakers have spent millions attempting to unplug California's effort to put electric cars on the road. And so far, Detroit's succeeding.