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News, The Snitch The Latest Pinniped Victims of Climate Change Are These Unbearably Cute Northern Fur Seals

The Latest Pinniped Victims of Climate Change Are These Unbearably Cute Northern Fur Seals

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausolito has had quite a year. After spending the first 10 months of the year rescuing record-breaking numbers of seals and sea lions — more than ever before in its 40-year history — the center…
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News, The Snitch Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Gets Overwhelmed by Two Meetings

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Gets Overwhelmed by Two Meetings

It's not news that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has not a thing to do up there in Sacramento, a city he has said is boring. But you know what is news: Newsom finally had something to do -- and didn't do…
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News, The Snitch High Schoolers Bike Coast-to-Coast to Raise Money for Multiple Sclerosis Research

High Schoolers Bike Coast-to-Coast to Raise Money for Multiple Sclerosis Research

While most high school students are lazing on the beach or waiting tables at the local diner this summer, 17-year-old Cameron Swengel, from York, PA, decided to take on a more challenging project -- biking across the U.S. to raise…
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Culture, Artcap

David Marc Grant and Chadwick Heath Moore: "Plastastik"

During a recent walk along the Bay Trail, I was drawn in by a beach at San Bruno Point. Littering the high-tide line was the jetsam of a disposable culture. Everywhere you looked, there were plastic objects: flip-flops, pen caps,…
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News, Sucka Free City Whale Watchers

Whale Watchers

We know, we know. Those two lost humpbacks Delta and Dawn have already gotten more than their fair share of media attention. But after reading the bazillions of updates chronicling their saga while attempting to drive them back to the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Stairway  to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

"Warning: People with severe heart conditions, arthritic knees, or two-pack-a-day smoking habits should participate at their own risk." Such a disclaimer would be appropriate for "Stairway Walks in San Francisco," a gluteus-grinding celebration of the 20th anniversary of Adah Bakalinsky's…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Cheesecake

Best Cheesecake The best thing about the newly reconfigured Union Square is Rulli's little cafe just off Stockton Street, where you can sit at the edge of the piazza, soak up the ambience, sip an espresso, and eat the best…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Bloody Mary

There's nothing particularly special about the Bloody Marys served on the ferryboats that embark, many times a day, for Sausalito and Larkspur -- your basic vodka, tomato juice, and Tabasco in a plastic cup; nothing so captivating as, for instance,…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): I guess it would be OK for you and your sweetheart to buy matching monogrammed sweaters, but I can think of more creative ways to feed a growing sense of togetherness. Like for instance, you could…
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Calendar, Halloween

Slap Shots

Wrestlemania in the Marina The sun has nearly receded into the Pacific Ocean as you stroll out of the Presidio movie theater. You and your date have just seen a pleasant if uninspiring mainstream motion picture, and now it's time…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Pop quiz! How are the four following events related? Sept. 29, 1513: Balboa discovers the Pacific Ocean. Sept. 29, 1846: Astronomer Johann Galle finds the planet Neptune. Sept. 29, 1957: President Eisenhower commands Army troops to…
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