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News, The Snitch This Afternoon's Earthquake in San Jose Was Not the Big One We Were Promised

This Afternoon's Earthquake in San Jose Was Not the Big One We Were Promised

Today’s tremblor comes nearly a week…
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Culture, Know Your Street Art Warrior Princess (Urduja): 466 Brannan St.

Warrior Princess (Urduja): 466 Brannan St.

You can see the contours of a woman in Allison "Hueman" Torneros' latest street art. Beautiful lips covered in red lipstick. Waves of luscious hair. An eye with heavy makeup. But the features — though clearly outlined — are tucked…
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News, Chem Tales Selective Prosecutions: The Feds Handle Their Pot Busts Very, Very Quietly

Selective Prosecutions: The Feds Handle Their Pot Busts Very, Very Quietly

Barack Obama earned abreak. In search of a home game after a long autumn in Washington full of shutdowns and broken Web sites, the president flew to San Francisco last week. He found the friends and dollars he was after,…
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News, The Snitch Michelle Le Update: Blood Found at Kaiser Parking Lot Where Missing Student Was Last Seen

Michelle Le Update: Blood Found at Kaiser Parking Lot Where Missing Student Was Last Seen

Last week, police ruled the Michelle Le case a homicide without revealing any evidence. But now they are saying that they found blood evidence in the parking garage at Kaiser, where the missing nursing student was last seen on May…
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News, The Snitch BART Considers Cleaner, but Less Comfortable Seats

BART Considers Cleaner, but Less Comfortable Seats

We all know how utterly disgusting a trip on BART is -- the seats are coated in years of grease and grime and the carpet is as sanitary as a Porta Potti.But alas, BART trains are nearing the end of…
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News, The Snitch Bay Area Police Officers Shoot Four Suspects in Less than Two Days

Bay Area Police Officers Shoot Four Suspects in Less than Two Days

There has been a series of officer-involved shootings in the Bay Area since late Tuesday night, when a San Jose Police officer's shoot-out with an alleged robber set off a spate of four armed confrontations between cops and suspects.Since then…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Teenage Dance Craze New Year's Eve Twist Party

The Teenage Dance Craze New Year's Eve Twist Party

With live music by the Dukes of Hayward, featuring resident DJ Russell Quan, this special NYE edition of Teenage Dance Craze is both extraordinary and familiar. There'll be the same surf garage-meets-soul list of hits spinning all night long, but…
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News, The Snitch Benjamin Powell, Jonathan Johnson Killed in Ingleside Crash

Benjamin Powell, Jonathan Johnson Killed in Ingleside Crash

The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has identified the two men killed in an Ingleside car crash this morning as Hayward resident Benjamin Powell and Castro Valley resident Jonathan Johnson. Both were 18 years old.The car carrying Powell and Johnson…
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News, The Snitch

Hayward Votes Tonight on Citywide Marijuana Dispensary Kibosh

​Although California's Attorney General and judges have recently been loosening the legal reins on medical Marijuana users, the debate over whether dispensaries have a place in our cities remains a hot-button issue around the state. This is particularly true in…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fighting to Work

Fighting to Work

Seventy-five years ago, San Francisco was brought to a standstill after police fired into a crowd of striking longshoremen and their sympathizers. “Bloody Thursday” turned the once-radical dream of a general strike into a reality: movie theaters and nightclubs shut…
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News, Matt Smith

S.F.'s tasty tap water about to get a little murkier

We San Franciscans like to fancy ourselves unique, but most such claims don't hold water. We had 1960s counterculture movements, yes, but the thick of that action was at faraway events such as the Chicago Seven trial and the Stonewall…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Rocks-y Theater

The Rocks-y Theater

California runs into her two ex-boyfriends, the San Andreas and Hayward faults. There's tension, and then they double-team her: This is one of many geological sex puns in Tenaya Rocks, a cabaret starring Tenaya Hurst and a couple of boys.…
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News, Sucka Free City Convicted Embezzler Linda Simwa Cons SF Symphony, UCSF

Convicted Embezzler Linda Simwa Cons SF Symphony, UCSF

Nobody tells the whole truth on his or her résumé. Eager to land a new job, who among us hasn't omitted a firing here or a criminal conviction there? It's part of the grand charade known as the American workplace:…
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Music, BeatBox Tel Aviv brothers bring the beats

Tel Aviv brothers bring the beats

In a recent Mixtape Schmixtape column, we praised Hayward artist Prince Ali 's Corner Ensemble mix for its spiritual, nonviolent approach to hip hop. This week Ali will perform with several of Corner's collaborators, including Rakaa Iriscience (of Los Angeles'…
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Music, Mixtape Shmixtape

Mixtape Shmixtape

This was a fine year for local mixtapes, and nothing less is expected for 2007. As people continue to clue in to the many ways the format can be used for promotional purposes — showcasing DJs, artists, producers, and product…
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Summer Guide, Summer

Festivals and Fairs

JUNE 25-JULY 11 Alameda County Fair 4501 Pleasanton (at Valley), Pleasanton, (925) 426-7559, www.alamedacountyfair.com. With funky concerts (War and The Spinners), a tasty Cooking Academy, and the Action Zone -- an expo covering sports from baseball to BMX biking --…
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Music, OK Then 666, Dude

666, Dude

Two weeks ago, I found myself standing among approximately 3,000 anxious people in the Southland Mall in the lovely city of Hayward, waiting for Avril Lavigne to take the stage. It was the umpteenth stop on her umpteen-city Malls Across…
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Best of San Francisco, Shopping & Services

Best Way to Shop in This Lousy Economy

Department Store Sales Markdowns, baby -- we live for 'em in the best of times. But they're even more important during this endless Bush recess- ... oops, economic downturn. Of course, if you're dead-set on a particular item, waiting for…
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News, Matt Smith Industrial Nightmare

Industrial Nightmare

R&R French Bros., a commercial floor-covering showroom and warehouse on Alabama Street, has been part of the economy of San Francisco's industrial eastern neighborhoods since 1954. Founded by Robert and Ray Levesque, and now operated by their sons Jim and…
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Music, Schizophonic Illness

Schizophonic Illness

Hayward's Motion Man, known to his parents as Paul Laster, multitasks in a major way. During a recent Sunday morning interview at his home, Motion flips among nine channels of wide-screen NFL action, shouting at all of them and occasionally…
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