The western end of SOMA manages to be lively at night and fairly humdrum during the day, minus the traffic coming on and off the freeway (or possibly Costco). Aside from Vega, the little coffee stand selling Blue Bottle on Folsom between Eighth and Ninth Streets -- and which has no seating -- there ... More >>
A day after SF Weekly reported on the strangeness of SF Pride's choices for grand marshal for this year's pride parade, the committee did something even more strange. On Friday, board president Lisa L. Williams released a statement withdrawing the committee's nomination of Army Private First Class ... More >>
Callers to the San Francisco Fleet Week Information line this morning are instructed "If you're calling with a concern about noise, please leave a message at the end of this recording." Suddenly, that's not such a pressing issue. The U.S. Navy today announced that, thanks to mandatory budget cuts t ... More >>
This week Republican presidential cult favorite Ron Paul will campaign through California, with stops at well-known party school Chico State, as well as UCLA, and Berkeley. While the venues reflect Paul's solid and passionate base among college kids, a closer look at Paul's donor list shows that the ... More >>
Hedy Lamarr may be best remembered as the glamorous, scandal-plagued star of such hits as White Cargo and Samson and Delilah. But there's a largely forgotten aspect to Lamarr's life that's much more compelling: The Austrian-born actress, alongside avant-garde composer George Antheil, invented what ... More >>
Oakland's bringing down the house A boom and a blast? Sounds like a regular afternoon in parts of Oakland. Expect to cover your ears if you are in Oakland tomorrow morning, when the city will roll in 800 pounds of dynamite and implode the former Oak Knoll U.S. Naval Medical Center in the Oakland ... More >>
If only someone would tow this thing to Des MoinesBy Jan. 18, Vallejo must submit a plan for slithering out of bankruptcy. Former banker Merylin Wong, the head of a maritime enthusiast's group there, has a plan for keeping the city on firm financial footing henceforth: Pay millions of dollars yea ... More >>
U.S. NavyDressed in their whites ... and hungry.Yesterday, SFoodie received, via Twitter, the best restaurant-recommendation request we've ever fielded. From EB:My cousin in the navy just docked here. I need to find a place for dinner for me and 5 sailors. Any suggestions? #notjoescrabshackThe mi ... More >>
Brien Aho/U.S. NavySmile! You're on Dolphin Camera.Trained journalists cover trained beasts The opportunity to watch Gavin Newsom watch Navy sea lions and dolphins in a terror-fighting exercise was just too good. Scores of creatures, meticulously trained via rote exercises, were on display in Mis ... More >>
Helping Haiti doesn't have to only pump your pocketbook. Use your breasts. In a Valencia Street store window: Hope For Haiti A slew of human breast milk associations (yes, there are many) are imploring women with a generous heart and lactating bosoms to donate their milk to the closest milk ... More >>
It's the law...Cops! Compost! Conspiracies! Killers! The Board of Supervisors has voted, 8-2, that we should have a quiz right now (Michela Alioto-Pier abstained -- but we won't hold it against her). 1. The San Francisco Police Department announced that DNA evidence could tie an unsolved 1984 mur ... More >>
(Is All My Children's Cameron Mathison wearing a thong?)10. Cameron MathisonThe sole male representing on this list, All My Children's Mathison (who plays leading man Ryan Lavery) flashed what looks awfully similar to a thong during an episode of the soap last December. He claims it was just his shi ... More >>
Another Fleet Week has come and gone in San Francisco. Was it an intrusive distraction or a welcome reminder of our country's military might?
Annapolis salutes all the classic boxing clichés
The sprawling International Latino Film Festival covers a lot of ground
Salty young dogs party on
Flash mobs: serious social movement or quirky entertainment (or both)?
Navy admits burning 600,000 gallons of radioactive fuel at S.F. shipyard
Chinatown Kite Shop
The Nuclear Witnesses
Week of March 6, 2002
San Francisco asks the Navy to investigate potentially dangerous methane concentrations at Hunters Point Shipyard
There is more than one way to fulfill the primal dream of flying
Newly released documents indicate the Navy dumped far more nuclear waste than it's ever acknowledged in a major commercial fishery just 30 miles west of San Francisco. Why won't the government even study the Farallon Islands Nuclear Waste Site?
How nuclear researchers handled -- and grossly mishandled -- the Cold War's most dangerous radioactive substances at a top-secret lab inside the Hunters Point Shipyard. The same shipyard the city wants to remake as San Francisco's newest neighborhood.
Fox to Air Presidential Pageant 2000
The untold story of the selling of the USS Missouri