A Russian Woman’s Perspective On Saturday’s Protest Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Policies
LGBTQ

A Russian Woman’s Perspective On Saturday’s Protest Against Russia’s Anti-Gay Policies

From this week’s Pussy Riot performance at Amnesty International’s concert in Brooklyn, to the United Nations, to a GQ “embedded reporter” article about being gay…

SF Court OKs Lawsuit Against People Search Website Spokeo
In Court

SF Court OKs Lawsuit Against People Search Website Spokeo

A federal appeals court ruled in San Francisco today that an unemployed Virginia man can go ahead with a lawsuit against a people-search website that…

SF’s Pacific Mambo Orchestra Returns With Kickstarter-Funded Grammy Triumph
Culture

SF’s Pacific Mambo Orchestra Returns With Kickstarter-Funded Grammy Triumph

Untitled from Christian Tumalan on Vimeo. Two San Francisco Latin big band leaders are heading back today from the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles with…

SF Supe Proposes Increased Scrutiny, Crackdown On Tenancies-In-Common
City Hall

SF Supe Proposes Increased Scrutiny, Crackdown On Tenancies-In-Common

San Francisco tenancies-in-common could soon face closer scrutiny under legislation that was proposed by a city supervisor on Tuesday. Supervisor Eric Mar proposed an ordinance…

Resolutions Are The Worst Way To Start The New Year
Opinion

Resolutions Are The Worst Way To Start The New Year

I don’t know about you, but most people’s holidays are stupid hard. For me, Christmas time finds me sneaking off to do sit-ups because my…

SF Giants Dole Out Education Grants To Bay Area Schools
News

SF Giants Dole Out Education Grants To Bay Area Schools

The San Francisco Giants have partnered with Wells Fargo to provide $100,000 in education grants to 25 Bay Area schools. Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford and…

Paging All You New Zillionaires Of SF: You Could Save An Historic Bookstore For Only  $1 Million
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Paging All You New Zillionaires Of SF: You Could Save An Historic Bookstore For Only $1 Million

A historic bookstore that faced eviction in San Francisco’s Fillmore District could get a reprieve if supporters can raise $1 million to buy the building…

Sheriff Mirkarimi Says Nuclear Agreement With Iran Will Impact Bay Area Persian Community
News

Sheriff Mirkarimi Says Nuclear Agreement With Iran Will Impact Bay Area Persian Community

San Francisco’s Iranian-American sheriff said today he is hopeful that an internationally brokered agreement to halt Iran’s nuclear program will be an important step toward…

US Secretary Of The Interior Announces New Youth Conservation Initiative At Crissy Field
Environment

US Secretary Of The Interior Announces New Youth Conservation Initiative At Crissy Field

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell stopped by San Francisco’s Crissy Field this afternoon to announce the launch of a youth conservation initiative. The…

BART Workers Stage Demonstration, Say Move To Do Away With Paper Paychecks Was Factor In Breakdown
News

BART Workers Stage Demonstration, Say Move To Do Away With Paper Paychecks Was Factor In Breakdown

4:58 PM: Less than a day after BART union leaders announced a strike, more than 100 workers and supporters gathered today at a noontime rally…

SFPD Seeking Woman Who Stole Car With Kids Inside
Crime

SFPD Seeking Woman Who Stole Car With Kids Inside

An infant and toddler have been found uninjured in the backseat of a car stolen from San Francisco’s Mission District this evening. Around 6:50 p.m.,…

Barriers: The Golden Gate Bridge And San Francisco’s Biggest Dirty Little Secret
Movies

Barriers: The Golden Gate Bridge And San Francisco’s Biggest Dirty Little Secret

Last month, the Senate Select Committee on Mental Health held a hearing in San Francisco on suicide education and prevention – shining an always-uncomfortable spotlight…

Three Hospitalized After Muni Bus Strikes Car
News

Three Hospitalized After Muni Bus Strikes Car

Three people were taken to a hospital after a collision involving a Muni bus and a car in San Francisco’s Mission District this afternoon, a…

“Swell Of Opposition” Cited By Lawsuit Seeking To Block Plan To Name Bay Bridge Span After  Willie Brown
City Hall

“Swell Of Opposition” Cited By Lawsuit Seeking To Block Plan To Name Bay Bridge Span After Willie Brown

The state Legislature’s renaming today of the western span of the Bay Bridge after former state Assembly Speaker and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown has…

Beached Whale Buried At Stinson Beach, Necropsy Reveals Trauma, Hemorrhaging
Bay Area

Beached Whale Buried At Stinson Beach, Necropsy Reveals Trauma, Hemorrhaging

A fin whale that died on Stinson Beach in Marin County on Monday morning has been buried at the beach following a necropsy, according to…

BART Police Defend Speed Of Response To 16th Street Naked Acrobat Attacks
Crime

BART Police Defend Speed Of Response To 16th Street Naked Acrobat Attacks

BART police Deputy Chief Ben Fairow today defended his agency’s response to an incident at BART’s 16th Street Mission station in San Francisco last month…

SF Zoo Names Black Rhino After 49ers Lineman
News

SF Zoo Names Black Rhino After 49ers Lineman

San Francisco 49ers lineman Alex Boone will join San Francisco Zoo patrons on Friday to celebrate the naming of a 4-year-old black rhino after him….

Attention, SF Stores: Size Large Is Actually Size Normal
Business

Attention, SF Stores: Size Large Is Actually Size Normal

I’m not a large person. I’m a size 12, which is the average size of women in this country. I’m in the middle range of…

Tenant Troubles: How Much Do I Have To Help The Realtor Who Wants To Evict Me?
Business

Tenant Troubles: How Much Do I Have To Help The Realtor Who Wants To Evict Me?

What are my rights in regard to Open Houses/viewings of my apartment when my building is for sale? My situation: I live in a 4-unit…

Smokin’ Fast: Ten Things to Love and Haight About Working Out in San Francisco
Culture

Smokin’ Fast: Ten Things to Love and Haight About Working Out in San Francisco

It’s been ten years since I first arrived in San Francisco, and while in many ways it will keep you in decent shape simply through…

SF Appeal Weekend Poll: Do We Want A Chipotle At Church And Market?
Business

SF Appeal Weekend Poll: Do We Want A Chipotle At Church And Market?

A Denver based chain restaurant wants to move into a highly-visible Market Street location. Will San Francisco’s notorious set of barriers to chain retail keep…

Day Five Behind The SFChronicle Paywall: This Experiment Is A Bust
Business

Day Five Behind The SFChronicle Paywall: This Experiment Is A Bust

Our last day together! I think we can safely declare this experiment a bust. Here’s a summary of my week. Number of articles read on…

SF Appeal Daily Poll: What's Up With Hats?
Culture

SF Appeal Daily Poll: What's Up With Hats?

When Appeal pal Beth Spotswood went to report her latest Tourist Trapped column for SF Gate, she made what some might consider a controversial choice:…

Day Four Behind The SFChronicle Paywall: “Why Not Monetize Your Trolls?”
Business

Day Four Behind The SFChronicle Paywall: “Why Not Monetize Your Trolls?”

These posts slogging through the Chronicle paywall are starting to take on the doomed air of Heart of Darkness, aren’t they? I feel like at…

Tenant Troubles: My Landlord Said I Could Add Roommates, Then Changed His Mind
Business

Tenant Troubles: My Landlord Said I Could Add Roommates, Then Changed His Mind

I live in a rent-controlled apartment and the landlord lives in the same building. My lease states that I’m the only allowed occupant and I…