A new report confirmed what many of us already know: Blacks and Latinos are jailed at rates far exceeding that of whites, a fact that, sadly, doesn't come as a surprise. But this is California where we have roughly 11,000 inmates housed in private prisons. And it turns out racial disparities are pr ... More >>
Whether it's posting pictures of breakfast cereal or "liking" a Change.org petition on immigration reform, Facebook has become one of the primary vessels through which we express sentiments and emotions. In some ways, that's deeply problematic -- and even Facebook knows that. Which may explain why ... More >>
Coye Cheshire doesn't mean to be impolitic, but he can't help mentioning the FBI's fruitless search for a Boston Marathon bomber -- and how it could be abetted by technology. "The whole push is to find someone who had pictures, and who could provide high resolution information about public events," ... More >>
Eugene Ruyle, the Peace and Freedom Party candidate who won a spot on the November ballot for state assembly, is calling for the resignation of UC Regent Richard C Blum. The 15th State Assembly District candidate is taking on Blum, who happens to be U.S. Sen Dianne Feinstein's husband, claiming he h ... More >>
The Pastry Shop: Favorite Childhood Junk Foods Where: Cavallo Point, 601 Murray Circle (at Fort Baker), Sausalito, 339-4700 When: Wed., Sept. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $55 adults/$25 children (plus tax) (reserve by calling 888.651.2003) The rundown: Cavallo Point, otherwise known as the Lodge at th ... More >>
Protesters have big plans to demonstrate at four UC campuses across the state today when the UC Board of Regents holds a teleconference to discuss a new tuition plan, as well as the recent incident where a UC Davis cop callously doused protesters with pepper spray. Last week's Regents meeting, sc ... More >>
Jack Ferry directed this simple, cute clip for the Berkeley-born Morning Benders' "All Day Day Light," from the band's still-stunning album Big Echo. It has the four band members bangin' through the song while changing clothes as the seasons inside the studio seem to change. Which means: fall l ... More >>
Thomas Hawk/FlickrBut can it squeeze out Panda Express?It won't be as glamorously foodie as Dining Hall Three at UC Berkeley (no chef stations branded with the likes of Suvir Saran and Mai Pham), but when UCSF's Moffitt Café finishes its $5 million overhaul, we're guessing it'll be a worthy ... More >>
Lovely, pink Bernal Hill. Via UC Berkeley.Ye Olde Bernal Hill back in 1857. [Burrito Justice] Resourceful robbery victims circulate their own police sketch. [SFist]Bike access on Geary in our future? [Streetsblog]File under "inevitable": The Swayze Pumpkin. [Sexpigeon]Ew: Sewage "naturally" diss ... More >>
Hip-hop, in Berkeley? Yes yes y'all. Even the threat of rain couldn't stop the 13th Annual Hip-Hop in the Park Festival from going down this past Saturday at People's Park. A core audience mainly culled from all the beats-and-rhymes heads at UC Berkeley posted up all afternoon to watch what was an a ... More >>
Last week, the company who tried to buy Napster finally settled for $130 million in damages related to facilitating downloading. Can you imagine how much RIAA would like to get out of universities? Likely billions. Now Stanford and UC Berkeley promise new scarecrows for the 2007/2008 school year. Ye ... More >>
A trio of twenty-something San Franciscans have invented SFZero, a game that bleeds far into reality
UC professor Tyrone Hayes found that a highly profitable weed killer causes sexual abnormalities in frogs. Then he found out how nasty a biotech multinational can be.
The road rules in Berkeley
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
The makers of Thirst ask, "Is water a human right, or is it a commodity?"
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?
A provocative theory called "intelligent design" claims evolution is hogwash. But it's not the usual religious zealots leading the latest attack on Darwin. It's scientists and professors at Cal.
Walking Tour of Mission Lofts Turns Housing Crisis Into History
For two years, Beni B and Oakland's ABB Records have taken on the hip-hop establishment one vinyl single at a time
How Stanford University aced out UC Berkeley and acquired the million-dollar archives of San Francisco's most prolific author, William Saroyan -- without paying a dime