Wing Wings Chicken Wing Eating Contest When: Tuesday, Oct. 9th, 6 p.m. Where? Lucky 13, 2140 Market Street at Church Wing Wings is known for its fresh, California free-range chicken, homemade sauces, fries and sides. Now, in an effort to raise money for Western Addition Beacon Center, they are brin ... More >>
It might be difficult to do business in San Francisco, but it's certainly easy to undo a business.All you need to do is say that a park or an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting hall is the same thing as a school, and you can keep a business closed for, say, seven months while its operator shells out money ... More >>
The District Attorney's Office might let teachers accused of abusing students off easy, but prosecutors aren't quite as forgiving with students who are chronically skipping school. District Attorney George Gascón has been working with the YMCA and SFUSD to keep make sure your kids actually goes to ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. We're starting on the other side of the bay today. The Berkeley vegan and vegetarian Thai restaurant Green Papaya, is readying to close up for a remodel on Jan. 1. When they reopen their doors, the menu ... More >>
Seeking the Latino vote.While everyone else is kicking back this weekend, the many, many aspiring mayors of San Francisco will spend their free time aggressively campaigning. On the exhausting list are a slew of events aimed to court voters of all types -- parents, mission hipsters, and dog lover ... More >>
Help!Images of the earthquake that devastated eastern Japan on Friday still haunt us; the death toll is rising by the day, and threats of a nuclear meltdown lingers. Naturally, San Franciscans are flooding organizations with phone calls, curious about where and how they can help victims in ... More >>
The Iceman cometh ... to San FranciscoA pair of former National Basketball Association stars who may or may not have graced the posters your high school history teacher plastered around his room are headed to San Francisco today for a series of free clinics. George Gervin and Artis Gilmore will b ... More >>
Fifteen fabulous ways to stimulate the local economy.
Sneaker Sympathies Run DeepUsed athletic sneakers are one of those things that start to take on new luster in an economic downturn. (For many San Franciscans, hand-me-down footwear is hardly synonymous with, say, the early 1990s.) Allowing that demand for old shoes is out there, we're still surprise ... More >>
The Recreation and Parks Department has found another way to get folks out of the pool: Cut jobs and cut hoursYou have to feel for Jared Blumenfeld. Taking over the city's Recreation and Parks Department -- especially on an interim basis -- is like being handed a feather duster and being asked to ti ... More >>
Boiling water, steam, and Scientology. Just another morning downtown. Downtown shoppers, commuters, and the ubiquitous statuesque blonde Scientology pamphleteers enjoyed the odors of a YMCA steam room and hopped over puddles of near-boiling water as steam workers pumped out flooded pipes today. A pa ... More >>
Who needs money if you have your health?
Academy of Arts new sports program is about spirit, marketing — and the chance to break even more rules.
Tear your knee, wrench your back, pirouette, and bow: dancing at the San Francisco Ballet.
A new treatment for transgender kids puts puberty on hold so that they won't develop into their biological sex
Chris Daly made his rep getting arrested at a garage protest that somehow ended up creating a coffee kiosk
Week of Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Outside a Planned Parenthood clinic with Unborn Jesus and the Grim Reaper
A frightening array of the scariest parties on S.F.'s biggest holiday
Where to scare
S.F. has great swimming pools, but political insanity makes them all but useless to families and kids
You don't have to be a tourist to be entranced by a tour of old Chinatown's alleys
Our correspondent tries to keep from being trampled by the seniors who walk, very early in the morning, at Serramonte Center
City closes Golden Gate Park stables for long-needed rehab; only-in-S.F. protest has privileged horse-owners refusing to move mounts
Providing comprehensive services for street people is morally uplifting -- and, as shown in New York, good policy
In a Galaxy Far Too Close to Home
The Netpulse Exercise Bike
"Wild Wild Winter," "Japan Nite," "Dead Celebrity Bowling"
For 40 years, Arhoolie Records' Chris Strachwitz has worked to make unknown roots music (almost) famous
The YWCA's financial straits reveal layers of a neighborhood's history
Not About Heroes lacks enough tension to counter its idealism