Occupy SF has resurfaced, this time camping out at City Hall where they're reportedly giving Mayor Ed Lee a really hard time. The Ex reports this morning that a group of people claiming to represent the Occupy San Francisco movement have chosen City Hall so they can easily send Mayor Lee messages ... More >>
It hasn't been a good year, or three, for the U.S. Postal Service. Some of us thought they were done for, considering they experiences a whopping $16 billion dollar loss in revenue last year and the looming announcement of possibly ending Saturday delivery. So, what has U.S. Postmaster General P ... More >>
The streets of San Francisco are teeming with joyous gay people. And, thus, your package will be late. That's the excuse customers of Google Shopping Express are finding in their inboxes today: Between the recent same-sex marriage rulings and the 43rd annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Par ... More >>
Days may be numbered for the ornate, 99-year-old downtown Berkeley post office. In June, the United States Postal Service announced that the government planned to sell the Allston Way building, as part of its national budget-cutting strategy. More than 200 "consolidations" are scheduled over the nex ... More >>
Etsy is one-stop shopping at its weirdest. If your wish list includes trolls made out of Play-Doh, shabby-chic furniture, beads, caramel corn, custom-sewn underwear, vegan lip balm, and a wedding dress, Etsy has you covered. The website allows anyone to upload their handiwork and offer it for sale, ... More >>
It's all about who owned what and when.Lance Armstrong has added two more San Francisco attorneys to his defense team to help ward off possible charges that he was doping while cycling the Tour de France. Additionally, SF Weekly has more details on the 1996-2004 U.S. Postal Service cycling t ... More >>
It's about the EPO.CBS' 60 Minutes shook the sporting world Sunday with extraordinary doping accusations involving the seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong. According to Armstrong's former teammate Tyler Hamilton, Armstrong dosed his own teammates post-race with droppers-full of st ... More >>
Look what you've done!! I'm melting, melting. Jeff Novitzky, the USDA investigator famed for pursuing Barry Bonds in the BALCO steroids case, was in Lyon, France this week chasing evidence that cycling star Lance Armstrong doped in violation of multimillion dollar sponsorship agreements with the ... More >>
Matt SmithI'd better have someone look after that pain in my ass...Lance Armstrong has further lawyered up in the face of possible federal doping allegations by adding former Bill Clinton Whitewater counsel Mark Fabiani to his burgeoning legal team. Fabiani specializes in steering scandal-plagued ... More >>
Cyclist Levi Leipheimer must pedal out of troubleCycling's reputation as a sport dirtier than dirt got a shot in the arm today with allegations by a former team manager that Bay Area cyclist Levi Leipheimer was doping during the 2005 Tour de France. Hans-Michael Holczer, the former boss of the Ge ... More >>
What's in the cup, Lance? The criminal investigation into the U.S. Postal Service-sponsored team of cycling champion Lance Armstrong took a vast leap forward today with reports that former teammate Tyler Hamilton has agreed to speak with federal investigators. Hamilton, an Olympic gold medal ... More >>
Matt Smith illustrationDoping Investigation Gaining on ArmstrongLance Armstrong today distanced himself from a federal doping fraud investigation by claiming he had no ties to the San Francisco company set up to own and manage the U.S. Postal Service Cycling Team, the New York Times reports.  ... More >>
No, no, not that way. This way...At this point, who isn't investigating Lance Armstrong? The World Anti-Doping Agency has joined the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Attorney's office to look into allegations that directors of Armstrong's former U.S. Postal Service Cycling Team conducted ... More >>
John BirdsallPal's pulled pork.The U.S. Postal Service wants to make it impossible for you to get a Netflix copy of New Moon delivered on a Saturday, but on 24th Street in the Mission, you'll soon be able to get house-cured Kobe pastrami on rye. Starting July 17, the sandwich guys at Pal's Ta ... More >>
Might this affect Lance's concentration?The Wall Street Journal, which for a week has been rumored to be preparing a Game of Shadows-style story detailing doping allegations against seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, announced in Friday's paper that it plans to release just such ... More >>
Yesterday we reported that nearly eight of every 10 tax forms received by the IRS by early April was sent electronically. This put members of the United States Postal Service in the position of another blue-uniformed figure with little to do: The Maytag repairman. With the late-evening Tax Night ... More >>
He can't save you now, tax procrastinator...IRS statistics reveal 80 percent of returns have been e-filed this year. In the good old days, folks who'd left their taxes until on or about April 15 could count on hordes of postal workers swarming the streets to grab the tax forms out of their hands ... More >>
511 is the He-Man of websitesEarlier today, Government Computer News named San Francisco's 511 transit page, www.transit.511.org, one of the top-10 great government websites. And not only that, but 511 was also designated fuckin' "heroic." "Although a number of cities ... More >>
You're sued, palIn an extremely fitting move, City Attorney Dennis Herrera last month sent a letter to the local U.S. Attorney's office -- informing them of his threat to sue the post office. His follow-through today came not via post but the more traditional venue of a press conference. Herrera tod ... More >>
Oh, you're getting sued!You don't have to be an FBI profiler to figure out that dumping piles of mail on the floor in the city's SRO hotels -- where many people are receiving assistance checks via the mail -- is nearly tantamount to the postman shouting "Hey, steal this!" as he leaves the building. ... More >>
Your powers are weak, old manAs anticipated, San Francisco's City Operations & Neighborhood Services Committee yesterday approved of a proposed "Do Not Mail" registry that would, in theory, spare city dwellers from the acres of junk mail that clog our post boxes yearly. And, when you look at the ... More >>
Eh, it's a little-known fact that if you lost as much money as the Post Office loses in a day, the coins would fill all the couches in America -- that ever existed. It's true, Normy.Is it possible to miss something you never had? That's a question Elaine Zamora is pondering right about now. Not quit ... More >>
Questionable political donations are flowing into the city's most controversial political race
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Why vote Kerry? Exhibit No. 1: George W. Bush has shamelessly hired the dangerous figures behind the Iran-Contra Affair into senior diplomatic posts.
Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms
Detroit automakers have spent millions attempting to unplug California's effort to put electric cars on the road. And so far, Detroit's succeeding.
Michael Wise and Susan Owsley are recovering schizophrenics who got the right kind of help, and got off the street.The mayor's secret budget cuts will make sure that doesn't happen anymore.
One of California's best Cajun chefs goes on the lam after a Bay Area con game is busted
Fuck ducks bucks for yuks
Sophisticated thieves using stolen keys rifle mail deliveries in search of -- your identity!
Milpitas residents Carleen and Robert Thomas found a lucrative way to sell the hardest of hardcorepornography to smut fans all over the country: by computer bulletin board. Then their little Silicon Valley startup attracted the interest of a U.S. Postal S