A 21-year-old woman who claimed she was the victim of a crime is now being investigated for possibly committing a crime. Police are telling reporters that the woman, whose name is not being released, admitted she lied about being raped while visiting the UC Santa Cruz campus on Feb. 17; the woman ... More >>
This week, SF Weekly reported on the long-awaited designation of San Francisco's native Franciscan manzanita as a federally protected endangered species. This overdue pronouncement finally curtails a yearslong part-Kafka, part-Heller situation in which the very last Franciscan manzanita in the wild ... More >>
You never know where a passion for food will take you. For food writer Krista Simmons, it was the Top Chef judges table. It all started back in 2006, when Simmons was a junior at UC Santa Cruz. She took what she refers to as the "obligatory trip" to the Bonny Doon Winery Tasting Room, and was immed ... More >>
There isn't much agreement over who uses medical marijuana, and why. There's dispute over even the nomenclature: cannabis users refer to themselves as "patients," as do some state and local laws; some in law enforcement and in the August halls of government, officials dole out far less-accommodating ... More >>
Let's roll you a joint, madamRecently, we wrote about a study which claimed that a majority of medical marijuana users in California are probably white men. Not included in the study was how many of those men were acquiring marijuana to placate their wife or girlfriend to cure the myriad of "wome ... More >>
Lydia WhiteDon't be fooled by its goofy demeanor and goofier name -- Battlehooch means business. Since signing a pact to form officially in 2007, the group has released an EP and two full-length LPs, toured the country, and even created a video series around its adventures. Band members have ... More >>
Just your average stonerA Californian with a job, an education, and every opportunity this society can afford him (minus perfect health).Meet your typical medical marijuana patient.A study conducted by a sociology professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz has some interesting revela ... More >>
How many volunteers will this cleanup take?There are so many alarming side effects to the Japanese nuclear leak -- tainted rainwater, polluted air samples, and let's not forget the possibility of radiation in your milk. But while we are so preoccupied with these immediate hazards, we have yet to ... More >>
No more oysters? Zut alors!Oysters can definitively be counted among Things San Franciscans Love. Whether opening our wallets for those tasty bivalves at the Ferry Building or taking a Zipcar up to Tomales Bay for a picnic of raw shellfish, we show our love for the oyster in countless ways.So it ... More >>
Gabe Zimmerman RememberedIt was only yesterday that Alex Clemens and Jonathan Klein went live with their scholarship fund in memory of Arizona shooting victim, Gabe Zimmerman, and already they have raised more than $4,000. The two San Francisco residents don't have any connection with Zimmerman o ... More >>
Tom Coburn, ungrateful non-head.Earlier today, one senator from Oklahoma named Tom Coburn released a list of what his tight-fisted self considers the most wasteful federal spending of 2010.Number four on that list is a $615,000 grant given to UC Santa Cruz for a massive archive of Grateful Dead m ... More >>
You! Race over! Wednesday night's DFL Cross Dress Cyclocross event -- in which some 300 athletes, many of them in drag, mounted their cycles for a clandestine race -- broke up about 15 minutes before the finish when an San Francisco park ranger pulled up and began hollering for racers to get off ... More >>
You can go to a restaurant and ask the server to offer wine pairings to accompany your fancy-pants menu choice. But imagine you're home and have just reached for the latest album from that hip new San Francisco band. You're all ready to crank up those sweet tunes, but what to drink to compliment ... More >>
If you're up near SF State today around 6 p.m., check out the Depot for a free gig from three local bands. Tempo No Tempo and Grass Widow will school college kids and post grads on the finer points of post punk, while Grandma's Boyfriend proffers smart-ass indie pop. FYI: Tempo No Tempo's older vid ... More >>
Judgement DayBattlehooch, Judgement Day and The Hot Moon SF Winter Fest Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 Bottom of the Hill Better than: being force-fed sand while Metallica's "Load" blasts through headphones at full volume; Megadeth. Tell a friend, "Hey there's this band that plays metal with just a ce ... More >>
If floating your Thursday night away while eating wild food is just not your thing, consider shelling out 25 bones for a Grow-A-Farmer fundraiser that includes eats from One Market Restaurant, as well as Northern California farm inspired dishes. Event proceeds will go to the permanent housing projec ... More >>
Michael Pollan's new book exposes how "nutritionism" has ruined our diets.
Emily Jane White's evocative storytelling
How the culture of Ecstasy has changed as the drug moved from raves to hip hop
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The tactile pleasures of exposing, editing, and projecting celluloid
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Estradasphere's epic new recording, Buck Fever
Happiness is a warm guitar
In a city full of zealous preservationists, why can't we halt the desecration of a medieval monument?
As they prepare for their next album and U.S. tour, the Donnas prove they may be growing up but they remain the perfect antidote to Britney and Christina
As they prepare for their next album and U.S. tour, the Donnas prove they may be growing up but they remain the perfect antidote to Britney and Christina.
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Will Europhiles wring the barf out of Bay Area cyclocross racing?