In these days of leaks, the federal government has bigger worries than drug war dissidents. But Uncle Sam hasn't forgotten about the marijuana movement. This week, the target of the biggest federal drug raid in recent Bay Area memory was finally brought to heel: the $180,000 in cash, found at the ... More >>
Politicians receive some odd gifts. Not as odd as the stuff thrusted Queen Elizabeth's way -- but odd nevertheless. San Francisco public officials must report as a gift "Any source of income aggregating $500 or more invalue, or any source of gifts of $420 or more in value, provided to, received by ... More >>
The city of Richmond, B.C. -- a suburb of Vancouver, Canada's balmiest city -- has just put out a call for what may be the best food-writing job on the continent. Michelin inspector? Nothing so secretive. Small-producer Champagne taster? No, far more varied. Richmond's tourism bureau has jus ... More >>
David D./YelpSubway franchise on Main at Howard in SOMA.Our favorite morsels from the Web. Thanks to SFoodie's blog sib Noah Galuten of LA Weekly's Squid Ink for directing our browser to USA TODAY, which today records a backlash against efforts by a craggy, scenic town in Utah to keep chain ... More >>
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone
The duo of Johan Churchill and Jordan Presnick, known as Tres Lingerie, came together by chance. Both DJs and producers, the boys grew up with the same taste for disco and boogie tunes made before they were born, and met while studying in New York. After Presnick left the East Coast for a sc ... More >>
Hello SF Weekly readers! I'm Rupert Murdoch. That will be a dollar, please. You may have read about my heroic remarks against Google's terrorist campaign of content-hijacking by way of the links and the searches. "I'll stop Google taking our news for nothing," I said. But why stop there?
Image | Audrey FukumanBevan Dufty and the PUC want to give low-income San Franciscans a new, low-flow throneIn a novel new take on the populist slogan of "a chicken in every pot," the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission today is announcing a program of providing free toilets for low-inc ... More >>
Tim Redmond thinks our debate on Forum tomorrow should be "fun." But I'm bored with his line of argument already. Because the truth is that we're reached a point in the "how much does San Francisco spend per capita?" debate where reasonable people can disagree. And at that point, debating th ... More >>
Another lump of coal in the Warriors' stockingYesterday's unloading of malcontent guard Stephen Jackson was the latest installment of a longtime Golden State Warriors tradition: Sending talented and disgruntled stars out of town for mere cents on the dollar. But how bad was it compared to the tea ... More >>
On Friday, July 17 The Snitch warned readers that an advertisement published in the previous Sunday's San Francisco Chronicle seemed intended to lure mom-and-pop investors into possible financial disaster.News headlines Monday suggest our warning was valid. Advanta Corp., a bank holding company s ... More >>
An investigator who exposed dishonest savings and loan regulators in the '80s re-encounters an old rival in the latest banking crisis.