A study that will, all but certainly, be at some point brandished by Supervisor Eric Mar in a forthcoming crusade against sugary beverages being slurped down by children was released at the stroke of midnight today. You can read the study, the product of the UCLA Center for Health Policy R ... More >>
What started as a college hobby for Daniel Kurzrock and Jordan Schwartz turned into a business. During their time studying Economics at UCLA, the two started brewing beer from home. Soon enough, the 20 pounds of grain used in each 5 gallon batch quickly piled up. "We wanted to find something creat ... More >>
Within minutes of Asiana Air Flight 214 crash that killed two people and left dozens critically injured Saturday, local hospitals faced another problem: language barriers. The first wave of crash victims arriving to San Francisco General Hospital all spoke Korean -- and presumably, so did many of ... More >>
Relieving yourself outside the comfort of your own bathroom will give even the overly confident some understandable anxiety. But for transgender people, it's more than just nerve-racking, it's dangerous, according to a survey released this week. The survey, published in the Journal of Public Manag ... More >>
Donald Tashkin's is a tale cannabis pushers like to repeat. The physician and professor at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine set out to prove -- via a study funded by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse -- that marijuana is bad for you. Instead, a long-term study found no solid link between m ... More >>
If you were shocked to learn that Utah is gayer than us,then you will probably feel a little confused, anxious, let down, etc. to learn that the state of Mississippi has more same-sex couple raising kids than any other state in the nation. In other words, they are not fleeing to the states that allo ... More >>
Sparks, as a patient fan of the cult band once explained to us, is a musician's band. Held in high esteem by the likes of pretty much everyone cool ever -- they're credited with inspiring both Morrissey and Bjork to go into music, and count Joey Ramone, Kurt Cobain, and Paul McCartney as fans -- Spa ... More >>
Whenever a new medical marijuana dispensary applies for a San Francisco permit, a troop of naysayers is ready with a predictable script: dispensaries cause crime, harm children, and destroy neighborhoods. However, the city's Planning Commission tired of this long ago -- because it's simply not based ... More >>
Today a Los Angeles judge ordered a trial for Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood, the men accused of beating Giants fan Bryan Stow so severely he'll need full-time assistance for the rest of his days. As we noted earlier, there's not much clever or funny to wring out of the violent Dodger Stadium park ... More >>
This week Republican presidential cult favorite Ron Paul will campaign through California, with stops at well-known party school Chico State, as well as UCLA, and Berkeley. While the venues reflect Paul's solid and passionate base among college kids, a closer look at Paul's donor list shows that the ... More >>
Tobacco smoke and marijuana smoke have some things in common. For example, they are both "smoke." Yet it appears there are some significant differences between the two, according to a study conducted by University of California San Francisco researchers. For starters, one causes lung proble ... More >>
Come Jan. 1, California will manage to solve a problem no one has yet proven to exist -- the rampant scourge of underage boozers purchasing alcohol via the supermarket self-checkout lanes. Won't someone think of the children? Oh wait -- they did.Assemblywoman Fiona Ma's AB 183 will prevent the sa ... More >>
Quick! Pick your crime magnet: The stretch of central Market Street in front of Zuni, or the alleyway near cannabis dispensary Shambhala Healing Center in the Mission District?Neither blocks are exactly San Francisco's cleanest, but let's face it, SFPD's finest have more work to do in front of Zu ... More >>
Douglas ZimmermanTamara Palmer.You read them here, now find out who the hell they are: We give you the diverse group of men and women who cover the local food and drink scene for you on SFoodie. Tamara Palmer Beats: Street food, underground dining, restaurants Tamara Palmer is the first t ... More >>
Bad Religion's Gregg Graffin reads at Booksmith this FridayThere's less than a week left to master your perfect Turkey Day dish, or mentally prepare yourself for a shared meal with the family. Instead of worrying about the impending chaos, celebrate the calm before the storm with a weekend full o ... More >>
Smile and the world smiles with you, TimWith college and professional football kicking off and baseball's pennant races rounding third, 'tis the season for sports junkies to never leave the couch. By the way, here are a few phone numbers for local divorce attorneys -- if, you know, this is a prob ... More >>
Survey says...A massive, years-in-the making survey this week released by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research reveals what many out-of-staters have snidely pontificated for years: We're having mental problems here. One out of every five adults in the Golden State -- nearly 5 million people ... More >>
Super!The California State Senate passed a bill Monday urging Congress to greenlight legislation that would allow gay "permanent partners" to sponsor each other for visas. The only hurdle left is for the State Assembly (which already passed an earlier version of the bill 45-29) to approve the new ... More >>
norml.orgCancer cure, or cause?When the bureaucrats over at the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) classified marijuana smoke as a carcinogen last Friday, it predictably made headlines worldwide. But how much does the classification really mean, and should medical us ... More >>
If altruism weren't a good enough reason for California voters to enable same-sex marriage -- and, let's be realistic, altruism isn't a good enough reason for state voters to do anything -- a recent article by Forbes magazine predicts that legalizing same sex marriage nationwide would pump nearly $1 ... More >>
Don't laugh -- it's a resume-filler. When we ran our 'Funemployment' cover story about how some young San Franciscans, to paraphrase the sage words of Aerosmith, are "livin' it up 'till they hit the ground," a number of people reacted vehemently. Misery loves company, and out-of-work folks searching ... More >>
Eddie Muller is in way too good a mood for a man who's known as the Czar of Noir. At every onstage introduction this year, he's been chortling with joy. But he's not alone: the Castro Theatre has been packed out at both of its evening performances of its opening weekend of Muller's Deadline: No ... More >>
A "lost" classic, 1961's The Exiles gets its long-overdue theatrical debut.
Three housekeepers and a day laborer take action against deadbeat employers who abuse immigrants
Where the indies rule
When bad things happen to good kids, their Luck always holds
Paranoia and conservatism -- yay! It's the '80s again with "Not in My Backyard"
Major anti-war groups change strategy, hoping to win over mainstream voters the Bush administration can't ignore
Local filmmaker Caveh Zahedi's career was waylaid by his addiction to prostitution and porn. Today, his sexual compulsions could be the source of his comeback.
Deaf students wonder why officials at UC Berkeley and UC Davis won't hear their plea for equal access to education
The difference between "naff" and "wack"
What a 62-year-old man can teach shellshocked dot-commers as he sails from Osaka to San Francisco. Alone. Again.
Budd Boetticher; Film awards; Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within preview
Field of Dreams, Fear Strikes Out, Angels in the Outfield
After decades of being misunderstood, novelist and gay icon John Rechy is fighting back -- and making Hollywood take notice
At the end of the Gershwin centennial, his trust benefits from new copyright laws. But are they protecting artists or merely bank statements?