Hector Robles, the worker yesterday buried to his neck in a collapse at a Sea Cliff construction mishap is alive and recovering after a four-hour extraction. But the contractor on the project now has some explaining to do, as, according to the city's Department of Building Inspection, he did not ... More >>
The state auditor this week released yet another edition of what could be titled "California Employees Gone Wild" -- part of a recurring series exposing the folks you pay to work on your behalf cheating, robbing, and gouging the state. It's an entertaining read; a variety of dastardly deeds are r ... More >>
Photo by Pengrin, via YelpSuriya Thai steak.Score one for SOMA, and zero for the Mission. Before being evicted earlier this year after nearly two decades of service, Suriya Thai was a Mission standby for authentic Thai food in a calm setting. Knowing Pi Bar (a pizza joint) is on the way in the old V ... More >>
Janine Kahn Our tour guide, Jim Paine."We have so much going on here that you really need to go through everything four or five times to remember it all!" warned Jim Paine, longtime production manager at See's Candies' headquarters in South San Francisco.Paine probably didn't intend  ... More >>
Dr. Dan KlimanSF Weekly has obtained a copy of the Medical Examiner's final report for Dr. Dan Kliman, the pro-Israel activist who fell to his death in an elevator shaft at 55 New Montgomery in November of last year. The ruling: Death by blunt-force trauma, accidental. Also, "multiple defects" were ... More >>
By Joe Eskenazi A veteran elevator repairman told SF Weekly several scenarios that have killed a number of his colleagues over the years are also plausible explanations as to why Dr. Dan Kliman was found dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft earlier this month. Kliman, 38, was a fiery pro-Is ... More >>
By Joe EskenaziThe San Francisco Police Department's may have called in a platoon of new investigators to probe Dan Kliman's death, but, for all we know, they brought in a troupe of Marcel Marceaus.Gone are the days when garrulous Inspector Matt Krimsky would give detailed breakdowns of the police's ... More >>
Off-duty police officers making time and a half are swarming over construction sites, handing out tickets. Only in S.F.
How Robin Stein, a journalistic neophyte, put excitement in her life -- and a dangerous Texas pipe manufacturer on the front page of the New York Times
Building a community in the Presidio, book by book
News media have abandoned the labor beat and missed a story of global financial import: the looming possibility of a longshoremen's strike at West Coast ports
UCSF's Stanley Prusiner is a Nobel laureate and superstar of medical research. But employees don't feel safe working for him.
Against the odds, a new group fights for smokers' rights
Hepatitis B is the Rodney Dangerfield of diseases: It just can't get respect. But it sure can kill you.