As co-founder and record selector of parties Haceteria and Warm Leatherette, DJ Nihar is known for throwing underground events which explore the history of techno, house, and rave music. Launching his DJ career as an avid record collector asked to play hip-hop at house parties, he soon felt compelle ... More >>
Illegally funny?Since the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, it has been a misdemeanor in this state to malevolently impersonate someone on the internet. The "Malicious E-Personization Bill" authored by Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) outlaws the impersonation of another person on the web for the p ... More >>
No cameras, pal!University of California police and U.C. officials barred an independent filmmaker from a Regents meeting in Mission Bay today after police said he was filming "security arrangements" of the campus cops. To turn the molehill into even more of a mountain, state Sen. Leland Yee, who ... More >>
Jennifer Azzi's sterling basketball credentials won her the top job at USF. But they didn't impress everyone...The University of San Francisco today announced it has named Jennifer Azzi as the new coach of its flagging women's basketball program. Bay Area residents may recall Azzi as the very bes ... More >>
An unpublished study shows the surprisingly lethal effects of the Cosco Busan oil spill. Why are government scientists helping the ship's owner keep it a secret?
Will HarperIf ever you were looking to keep Gavin Newsom away, scare up a picket line Employees of the University of California vociferously protesting proposed fee hikes and furlough days had an unforeseen consequence on the plans of one Mayor Gavin Newsom -- who may or may not have a Santa Clara U ... More >>
As Sunday news reports described Mexican monopolist Carlos Slim Helu's bid to become the largest shareholder of The New York Times, readers and staffers were no doubt wondering precisely what kind of scoundrel he is.Everyone knows Slim controls Telmex, the politically connected monopoly that has dri ... More >>
Blacks should look to Washington and not to City Hall for hope.
Their anti-Newsom campaigning is preventing more affordable housing
Hospital removes man's cancerous prostate. Two months later, doctors say he didn't have cancer after all
The question of whether to begin saving creatures and habitats from climate change
Is outgoing school Superintendent Arlene Ackerman worth a huge severance package and $45,000 in credit card charges? Find out where you stand!
Will a new generation of curbside sensors end our parking problems -- or help the government monitor our every move?
Week of Wednesday, May 5, 2004
Ward Connerly says his new anti-racism initiative won't have any real impact on California. Critics beg to differ.
Is shorter ever better? Yes, when it's on the front page of the Contra Costa Times.
Hint: It Ain't Along Marina Boulevard
Why Michael Moore's Academy Awards rant shouldn't have surprised anyone
At least that's what Janet Campbell claimed about construction bids at UCSF, where she soon found herself out of a job
In S.F.'s political fight game, all the contestants are ignoring a national biotech debate that could put the local economy down for the count
An explosion of federal funding has Bay Area researchers at the forefront of America's counter-terrorism program. Will the money make us safer - or just make science a military secret?
Deciding they just wouldn't take it anymore, Bayview citizens stopped a Navy plan to incinerate toxic gas at Hunters Point Shipyard
The good news: A major studio turned his book into a movie. The bad news: Hardly anyone will ever see it.
UC's Hastings College of the Law proposes a huge Tenderloin garage; most everyone else gags
As we're now finding out, Gov. Davis may be the only one who won't have to pay for his mishandling of the energy crisis
In Berkeley, researchers have found a way to identify deadly spores, which could lead to simple, smoke detector-like devices. So why isn't anyone interested?
Republican mega-donor Howard Leach is reportedly headed to France. At least we're not sending him to an important country.
Greedy out-of-state profiteers make easy targets, but the real villains of California's energy debacle are the ones under the state capitol dome.
After billionaire pedophile Larry Hillblom died, illegitimate children began stepping forward to demand part of his estate. It took cutting-edge genetic sleuths to prove that they were, indeed, to the mogul born.
Literally and figuratively, the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger gets fouler every day
Western swing musician Johnny Dilks plays scholar to California's country music past and suggests its future, if Charlie Louvin has anything to say about it
Do you know which streets will be torn up on any given day? Of course not. Neither does the city. SF Weekly's Lisa Davis maps out the mayhem.
UCSF-Stanford merger challenged directly in appellate court
Hot dog store thrives in vegetarian vortex
It's merge or be merged out for teaching hospitals like Stanford's and UCSF's
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