Medical authorities have identified the man who was shot to death while sitting in a car in the SOMA neighborhood this weekend as 28-year-old Stoney Whetstone. The crime happened at about 2:41 a.m. on Sunday when Whetstone, a Union City resident, was sitting with another man inside a parked at the c ... More >>
San Francisco is an expensive place to be if you're paying a parking ticket or writing out a rent check or purchasing real estate. We've got that covered. But, when it comes to obtaining a bottle of juice or bar of soap, we're very reasonable. While San Francisco voters spurned a half-a-percent sale ... More >>
Haters of black licorice have even more reason to hate: A recent recall of black licorice twists from American Licorice Co. (of Red Vines fame) has been expanded to include more types of the company's black licorice. On Friday the California Department of Public Health warned consumers not to eat R ... More >>
Shabuway recently opened its first San Francisco location and sixth overall in the Bay Area. Launched in San Mateo in 2004, the specialist of the Japanese hot pot style called shabu shabu opened subsequent locations in Mountain View, San Jose, Union City, and Santa Clara before venturing to San Fran ... More >>
Men Oh Tokushima Ramen has been softly open since July 20 and had an official grand opening the weekend before last. It's the second American location of a Japanese-based ramen restaurant; the first thrives in Union City in the East Bay. The current menu is focused around two styles of ramen ($7.95 ... More >>
San Francisco police caught the two men who they say shot and killed 25-year-old Gary Smith on Friday night. On Saturday, Union City police arrested Anthony Pratt, 27, of Union City, and Trumillion Ballard, 24, of San Francisco on suspicion of murder. Both were booked into San Francisco County Jail. ... More >>
One Goh, the suspect in Monday's deadly shooting spree at Oikos University in Oakland, will make his first court appearance today where he will answer to charges of seven counts of murder. Police have only begun to unravel what motivated Goh to show up at the university Monday morning and allegedly ... More >>
Giselle Esteban, the 27-year-old woman accused of killing her former classmate, Michelle Le, appeared in court today where she pleaded not guilty to murder charges. The Union City woman, who recently gave birth to her second child while in jail, was reportedly ordered to appear in court on Feb. 1 ... More >>
Tamara PalmerCaution: These cookies might cause drowsiness.One would think there would be many novelty fortune cookies in the Bay Area since the treat was birthed here, but iLL Fortune Cookies are the first we've seen here since the racist missives of yore from the (we think) now defunct Fat Fong ... More >>
Suspect and a momGiselle Esteban, the 27-year-old Union City woman accused of killing her former high school friend, Michelle Le, is a new mother. Esteban, who appeared in court today, but did not enter a plea, gave birth to a baby boy right before Thanksgiving, according to the Chron. A so ... More >>
Giselle Esteban Giselle Esteban, the 27-year-old woman accused of murdering Michelle Le, missed her arraignment this afternoon in Alameda County because she was taken to the hospital for a nonemergency situation. Alameda County Sergeant J.D. Nelson wouldn't provide details about her medical condi ... More >>
We're not in Kansas anymoreCops finally caught up with some local jewelry thieves as they cruised along Interstate 80 -- in the middle of Nebraska. The tale begins on the 300 block of 29th Avenue -- a quiet residential block near upscale Sea Cliff. Jewel thieves plotted what police are calling a ... More >>
Alleged Dollar Tree rapist Eugene Melendres Ramos is back in courtEuguene Melendres Ramos, the Union City man who shocked the nation when he was allegedly caught in the act of raping a 2-year-old in an East Bay Dollar Tree, will be in front of a judge today. Ramos did not enter a plea on Friday a ... More >>
California sex registryEugene Ramos, alleged dollar store rapistWell, it doesn't get much more horrifying than this. Union City police have announced the arrest of a registered sex offender for allegedly raping a 2-year-old girl in a Dollar Tree store Wednesday afternoon. According to news report ... More >>
Outlaws unwanted...When cops swarm into a pot club, it's usually not a welcome development. But it was today at the Berkeley Patients Group after club management alerted the police that a woman wanted on a parental abduction warrant had entered the building. Sergeant Mike Dougherty of the Berkele ... More >>
Kevin Y./YelpOkay, so we do have an Olive Garden out near S.F. State.Our favorite morsel from the blogs. Yesterday at LA Weekly's Squid Ink, SFoodie's sister food blog with the WTF name, editor Amy Scattergood passed along a list from Nation's Restaurant News of America's 15 favorite casual- ... More >>
When the voice of Tyson Beckford penetrates your head and tells you to enter a dangerous animal's zoo cage, things have become interestingThere's a fine line between bizarre and transcendentally bizarre, and the just-concluded court trial of Kenneth Herron blazed over it. Herron is the man who, f ... More >>
Kenneth HerronKenneth Herron, who yesterday had the trespassing charge tossed following his foray into the San Francisco Zoo Grizzly Grotto, today beat the one remaining charge -- "willfully disturbing a wild and dangerous animal -- to wit, bears."Herron, 21, who has a history of mental illness, ... More >>
Check out the 100-ounce "beer towers" at Gerry's.
"New plant opening up in Fremont -- looks like I'm out of work." In this, the San Francisco Chronicle's 144th birthday week, the paper has giddily promised its readers "144 days of extra surprises, leading up to the biggest of them all -- new presses." You won't read about it in the Chron, but not e ... More >>
A top chef expands his brand, and we follow
Week of Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Discovering the delights of DeLessio while searching for a good sandwich to take to a movie
Fricke-Parks lawsuit; Jondi and Spesh CD release; Dot-com junkies
If you think pro wrestling is outrageous, you should see the battles that go on among the sport's local promoters
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Published April 26, 2000
Taking the Fun Out of Fort Funston; A Tale of Two Cities (and One Swedish Furniture Emporium); Spin the Bottle?
Schools plan to tell parents where sex offenders live; is it caution or hysteria?
With Prop. 209 looming, an airport contract battle shows how S.F. has failed to keep faith with minority business
Why do San Francisco emergency workers live so far away?