Back in April, the grossly rich town of Atherton sent President Obama the bill for his trip to the Peninsula community. When the president told Atherton where the town could shove its bill, city leaders then tried to shakedown the homeowners who hosted the president. They even went as far as threate ... More >>
Back in April, we notified the public that the insanely rich town of Atherton was attempting to bill President Obama for his visit to the small Peninsula town, where the median home price is $4,010,200. Presumably, the White House told Atherton where they could shove their bill, because now the to ... More >>
The really, really, really rich town of Atherton has the audacity to tap the White House for money the president cost the town during his recent visit to the Bay Area last month. CBS News enlightened us all with the story about how Atherton, home of Google guru Erick Schmidt, and where the median ... More >>
We were in the proximity of the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield over the weekend and stopped by ostensibly to stock up on the cheap two-pound bags of misshapen "belly flops." But we really wanted to visit the weird and wonderful folk art portraits of famous historical figures like Benjamin Franklin ... More >>
State Sen. Leland Yee has riled up conservatives again, and not exactly the kind of right-wingers you want to make mad. CBS reports that Yee's office has been fielding threats from gun enthusiasts who have launched a vicious campaign against the San Francisco Democrat's proposed gun-control bill. Se ... More >>
It's a weekday afternoon, and Del the Funky Homosapien's mom has just left his house. She was passing through to pick up an iPod the rapper had bought for her -- but left empty-handed, as she wasn't confident about being able to use Apple's dinky little music player. "She's gonna come back in a coup ... More >>
So you wanna be a sound guy? Get paid to go to all those shows? Control how everyone in the room hears the band? Sounds pretty sweet, huh? Bay Area native Nick Malgieri has been doing sound since he was 15 years old -- for clubs, festivals, conferences and, oh, yes, churches. He currently works as a ... More >>
Another crazy passengerThis is any passenger's worst nightmare a week after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Passengers on a San Francisco-bound flight last night had a scare when a 28-year-old man with a Yemeni passport for no reason started yelling and banging on the cockpit door. Media outlets ... More >>
Photo by Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThis will go down in history An unknown tagger decided to use the President's Day holiday as a time to threaten elected leaders.Southern California authorities are investigating more death threats that were found scrawled on a wall in Santa Ana early Monday ... More >>
Alan May ran, but he couldn't hide in San Francisco. The 45-year-old, wanted by the U.S. Secret Service for defrauding folks of more than $7 million in an oil and gas scheme, had traveled here from Cypress, Texas and taken on multiple identities. He rented an expensive apartment and was throwing ... More >>
Threats directed against state Sen. Leland Yee after he began asking questions about how much Sarah Palin is being paid to speak at California State University Stanislaus have been turned over to the California Highway Patrol and U.S. Secret Service for investigation, a state senate security officia ... More >>
Michael Manos was living the same lie that he peddled across the country. But in San Francisco, the truth caught up with him.
Something to look forward to in 2008: Clint Eastwood's Changeling
Mistah F.A.B. picks up where hyphy left off
The USS Iowa was once considered a lock as a San Francisco tourist attraction. So why is the historic warship rusting in Suisun Bay?
Sneaky Tiki has great service and a fun atmosphere, but we'd rather sneak past the food
Falling in love again with Rubicon, still at the top of its game after a decade
All talk and little action, The Interpreter doesn't even make sense
Week of Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Messages from a repellent AIDS "activist" and other items of interest, put in self-serving context by Weekly Editor John Mecklin
Finding a hidden gem in a Chinese restaurant
Mandy Moore's likable enough; wish we could say the same about her movie
From revolutionary rapper to stockbroker to rapper again -- the long, strange trip of Paris, aka Oscar Jackson Jr.
As of April 14, the national security police can monitor your medical records without your knowledge. So can the local police.
A quirk in immigration laws, and tougher security rules, demand a terrible choice from Filipino baggage screeners at SFO: their jobs or their families
Clinton gets the rock star treatment at UC Berkeley; Chron Covers Enron-Size Bust
How the NSA tracks terrorists in the United States through the Internet
The Muscle Behind Masa's
The Pentagon claims gays who serve openly undermine the force, but a local researcher's evidence says otherwise. Could his work help President Bush make life better for gay soldiers than it ever was under Clinton?
What Bush's choices for inauguration music say about the next four years
The strange quest of San Anselmo's Graham Hawkes, who will dive a two-man submarine to the deepest point in the ocean. If someone gives him $7 million.
The Chinese New Year brings firecrackers, the parade down Kearny, and the Miss Chinatown USA Pageant
Tom Waits raises dough for pal Don Hyde's defense
San Francisco drag queen Joan Jett-Blakk aims for the presidency