Aside from leaving commuters stranded, what is this BART strike really accomplishing? What we do know is that it's definitely created momentum among all unions in the Bay Area. Along with a possible AC Transit walkout, there are striking concessionaires at AT&T Park, protesting security guards at G ... More >>
For an unknown period of time until January 2006, Walmart had been illegally dumping hazardous waste because it did not have a policy for how employees should handle that sort of garbage, federal prosecutors charged in a case first filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. The retail giant wi ... More >>
Turns out, all that thrift shopping you've done has paid off -- quite literally. A new study released today says that San Francisco ranks no. 4 among the nation's best budgeters. In layman's (aka poor man's) terms, it means we know how to live it up in under $20. And why wouldn't we be financiall ... More >>
Michigan residents aren't the only people who don't like unions. Apparently, Walmart worker don't either. Some Walmart workers have created their own group, called Associates Who Love Walmart, to proclaim their love of the discount superstore. They say their aim is to combat union-backed groups li ... More >>
Protestors gathered today outside the Oakland Walmart on Edgewater Drive, voicing their opposition to what they say is cruelty to animals.The group, Mercy for Animals, is calling on Walmart to require its suppliers to phase out the too small crates, citing new footage filmed at Christensen ... More >>
Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Bank of America, Occupy San Francisco -- now occupy your diet, too. Today is Occupy Our Food Supply Day, a nationwide series of actions and articles hoping to raise awareness about how corporate interests have taken over the world's food supply. As Anna Moore Lappé and ... More >>
Thing Toby Keith has never said: "Nah, man, that might be a little much."On occasion, All Shook Down gives a listen to the music that is to real America what brine is to a cucumber. This is one of those occasions. Toby Keith, "Made in America" Chart Position: No. 5 Verdict: Fantastic, but ... More >>
Michelle Obama proves that the White House is not in a food desert. According to the Obama Foodorama blog, Michelle Obama announced at a press conference yesterday that Walgreens, Walmart, and SuperValue, as well as several regional grocers, have agreed to open 1,500 stores in regions designated ... More >>
Photos by Jason HenryBarrel-aged beer has proven to be more than a passing fad, but tap versions of these wood-aged beers can be elusive or destructive to your wallet. Enter Drake's Barrel House, a one-stop shop for your oaky fix. This beery oasis is hiding in plain sight behind a San Leand ... More >>
Becky Selengut, a cooking teacher and food writer based in Seattle, is coming to San Francisco this weekend to speak about and cook from her new book, Good Fish: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the Seafood Coast. On Saturday morning, she will be doing a cooking demo at the Ferry Plaza Farmers ... More >>
Matt SmithNow them's some gooood readin'Direct your browser to SFGate.com's "Home Guide" section for the rare experience of news articles written as if for morons so ignorant they've never read an actual newspaper.According to the lead sentence in a article about house prices, "Real estate ... More >>
Roadsidepictures/FlickrOur favorite morsel from the Web. Publishers Weekly's Lynn Andriani marvels that the multiculti tenor of cookbook publishing today is so at odds with America's political realities. Andriani: In 2010, "immigration" became a hot-button issue in American politics with the ... More >>
Hanna QuevedoThanks to Project One for hosting a great party and all the artists who helped make a terrific show last night. We wish we could have given out grants to everyone, but we only had enough money to give out three. Hanna QuevedoWithout further ado, here are the artists who took ... More >>
MarkyYo/FlickrMaybe next week?Yesterday, we mentioned that Indian taco truck Curry Up Now had announced plans to roll up for lunch Wednesdays in the Brisbane parking lot of Walmart.com, starting today. But it looks like that's going to have to wait at least another week, weather permitting. Curry ... More >>
Should Mission panaderias panic over Girl Scouts Dulce de Leche cookies?If you've been surfing the Internet today, you've quite possibly read something about Wal-Mart's new, suspiciously Girl Scout-like cookies. You may have even wondered how a giant corporation could prey on little girls like th ... More >>
Moral Crusaders? Green DayLooks like everyone who called Green Day sell-outs owes the band an apology. After releasing 21st Century Breakdown, their most ambitious album ever, the band followed up by doing the most punk thing they've ever done: refuse to sell a clean ve ... More >>
By Peter JamisonThe professional world offers few examples of desiccated ritual more perfect than those to be found on newsstands the Saturday after Thanksgiving, when daily papers across the country give over their front pages to the annual Black Friday story. Every year, without fail, unlucky repo ... More >>
Does 'sustainability' mean meddling in workers' personal lives? San Francisco's Act Now Productions seems to think so.
Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything
The sins of Wal-Mart get the documentary treatment
Can they show penetration? Dog Bites visits the Game Developers Conference to find out.
Tomfoolery and entertainment in the sanitized supermarket lanes
A heaping helping of Italian films
Week of Wednesday, August 4, 2004
Paul Oakenfold is not a celebrity-DJ hack. Or if he is, maybe that's not so bad.
John Wiley & Sons New Jersey, 2004
Celebrate the season at sea
The book Nickel and Dimed is a first-rate journalistic look at minimum-wage life. The play it inspired is just journalism.
Week of April 18, 2001
The rise and fall of a dot-com
Independent View promo; Store Wars
Etienne de Rocher