Wells Fargo turned overdraft fees into a billion-dollar hustle. Beginning in April 2001, when you made a string of purchases on your debit card, the bank would process the most expensive charges first in order to maximize the number of overdraft fees. Between 2005 and 2007, Wells Fargo made $1.4 b ... More >>
Fallout from the Oracle v. Google case has landed on unexpected -- but not undeserving -- heads: Those of propagandists masquerading as journalists. In a terse order issued today, San Francisco District Court Judge William Alsup mandated Google and Oracle to list the names of all the phony journalis ... More >>
When we think of Hells Angels-like crimes, we tend to go straight to murders, drugs, and all things anarchy. But it seems the Angels have expanded their criminal portfolio. Josh Leo Johnson, vice president of the Sonoma chapter of the Hells Angels, will have to trade in his outlaw vest for a prison ... More >>
Raymond Foakes, a former Hells Angel, was sentenced yesterday to 70 months in state prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme.U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup also ordered Foakes, 48, to pay $1,085,000 in restitution. On Oct. 25, 2011, Foakes, the former president ... More >>
Don't worry, you will find another job where you can beat your co-workerA San Francisco mother and her daughter lost another brawl this week when a judge rejected their claim that they were only engaging in self defense when they got into a fight with a coworker at CVS Pharmacy. The hair-pulling, ... More >>
Read the Fine PrintA San Francisco judge has temporarily blocked Wells Fargo Bank from kicking another resident out of her home.Court documents show that Keng Hee Paik, a San Francisco resident, filed a restraining order against Wells Fargo after the bank started foreclosure proceedings on her Su ... More >>
By C. Stiles Robert PedrazaIn a recent SF Weekly cover story, Worms in the Apple, writer Tim Elfrink detailed the saga of the Rudy and Robert Pedraza, a couple of rogue computer programming brothers who hacked Apple's OS X and retooled it for use on cheaper PCs. Elfrink wrote about h ... More >>
Robert Pedraza By C. Stiles In our cover story last week, Worms in the Apple, writer Tim Elfrink detailed the saga of the Rudy and Robert Pedraza, a couple of rogu ... More >>
Greg Anderson has given up his freedom rather than testify about Barry Bonds. But one man has learned the deepest secrets of the trainer behind baseball's new home run king.
Big Oil, the rainforest, and sticky legal issues are stuck in a San Francisco courtroom
Half of U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan's lawyers have quit. But as he remains bunkered against criticism, who's minding the shop?