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News, The Snitch Why Doesn't "Prestige Terrorism" Happen in San Francisco or on the West Coast?

Why Doesn't "Prestige Terrorism" Happen in San Francisco or on the West Coast?

It’s been a week of tense and horrifying news from abroad: last Friday’s shocking terror plot that killed 129 in Paris, the outpouring of grief from around the world, and the high-stakes retaliation — including a Paris police raid…
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News, The Snitch Bay Area Vigils Planned for Victims of Charleston Church Shooting

Bay Area Vigils Planned for Victims of Charleston Church Shooting

Bay Area residents are planning to gather and mourn the nine victims of an apparent white supremacist terrorist attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  In San Francisco, a candlelight vigil is planned for 8:00 p.m.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>The Hunt for KSM</em>: Tale of Terrorist's Capture Exposes U.S. Intelligence Failure

The Hunt for KSM: Tale of Terrorist's Capture Exposes U.S. Intelligence Failure

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was on the United States' radar for about a decade before the 9/11 mastermind was finally caught on March 1, 2003. In addition to the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Mohammed has been…
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Dining, SFoodie The FBI Says: Be Suspicious of People Who Pay for Lattes With Cash

The FBI Says: Be Suspicious of People Who Pay for Lattes With Cash

Hotel staff. Salespeople at home electronics stores. Baristas. All of you are now on the front lines of the United States' war on terror, claims the FBI, which just released a series of 25 handouts on spotting potential terrorists,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Artist's Video Project Backs Interfaith Service to Commemorate Sept. 11 Anniversary

Artist's Video Project Backs Interfaith Service to Commemorate Sept. 11 Anniversary

When the planes crashed into the World Trade Center 10 years ago Sunday, local artist Ben Wood had just started his first week of grad school at the S.F. Art Institute. That day's events and their aftermath instilled in him…
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News, The Snitch Exclusive: Osama Bin Laden's Porn Collection Revealed

Exclusive: Osama Bin Laden's Porn Collection Revealed

Who knew? It turns out that plotting the destruction of the Great Satan may not have been the only thing that brought joy to recently deceased terrorist Osama bin Laden. The news wires are exploding with the revelation that a…
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News, The Snitch Does Berkeley Hate America?

Does Berkeley Hate America?

It pains us, Dear Reader, to ask the question. We like Berkeley. It has nice fruit trees and bright college students. But ask we must, because the Berkeley City Council has given us no choice.I mean, come on. When you…
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News, The Snitch PG&E Cites Terror Threat in Refusal to Disclose Pipeline Routes

PG&E Cites Terror Threat in Refusal to Disclose Pipeline Routes

Smi23leIs it for the greater good that you don't know you're living on top of an aging pipeline?​In the wake of the San Bruno explosion and fire, PG&E has been pressured to reveal the locations of the pipelines it deems…
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News, The Snitch Terrorism at San Francisco Airport: a History

Terrorism at San Francisco Airport: a History

Thursday's all-day hijack threat at San Francisco Airport, if nothing else, illustrated how little it takes to disrupt the nation's transportation system. You don't need guns. You don't need bombs. You just need a rambling, largely incoherent phone call to…
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News, The Snitch Washington Post Uncovers Six 'Top Secret' Government Contractors in San Francisco

Washington Post Uncovers Six 'Top Secret' Government Contractors in San Francisco

The Washington Post today rolled out its eagerly awaited investigative project, "Top Secret America." The multimedia production -- including video, databases, an interactive map, and a series of stories by Post aces Dana Priest and William M. Arkin -- attempts…
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News, The Snitch GOP Senate Hopefuls Fiorina, DeVore: Give Guns to Terrorists!

GOP Senate Hopefuls Fiorina, DeVore: Give Guns to Terrorists!

Republicans aren't generally big on respecting the constitutional rights of suspected terrorists, but -- as The New York Times' Gail Collins pointed out in a funny column yesterday -- they seem to have found their voice on one thing they…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco a Terror Target?

San Francisco a Terror Target?

Here's the good news: Everyone loves visiting San Francisco. And the bad: That includes terrorists. According to a recently released report, San Francisco is one of the nation's most terror-saturated cities. Between 1970 and 2007, 66 terror attacks were recorded…
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News, The Snitch Gay Sex, Terrorism Cited as Reasons to Close Subway Station Restrooms

Gay Sex, Terrorism Cited as Reasons to Close Subway Station Restrooms

Last week, we wrote about the nearly decade-long closure of public bathrooms in the busiest downtown BART stations. "They're still closed because terrorists are still trying to kill people," BART spokesman Linton Johnson told us. Transportation security expert Frannie Edwards…
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News, The Snitch Berkeley vs. Animal Rights Protesters: You're a Terrorist. No, YOU'RE a Terrorist.

Berkeley vs. Animal Rights Protesters: You're a Terrorist. No, YOU'RE a Terrorist.

Only a few weeks ago, Berkeley was embroiled in a controversy sparked by a city council letter that called local Marine recruiters "unwelcome intruders." Now the tables are turned, and animal rights protesters are aggressively targeting UC Berkeley professors who…
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News, The Snitch Killer Robots Are Coming

Killer Robots Are Coming

Science Daily reports today on the ominous, not at all alarmist warnings of one Noel Sharkey, robotics expert and sometimes TV personality. In an address to the Royal United Services Institute, whose Web site bills itself as the "leading…
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News, The Snitch Oil Spill Raises Bay Terrorism Issues: Pelosi Spills The Beans

Oil Spill Raises Bay Terrorism Issues: Pelosi Spills The Beans

The Cosco Busan oil spill, now called the "greatest Bay Area maritime disaster in twenty years" is now spilling, figuratively speaking, beyond all the oil-soked birds and crab season hiatus into the territory of terrorism and security issues. At…
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News, The Snitch Getting "Centered" with Transcendental Meditation (Part 2 -- with David Lynch)

Getting "Centered" with Transcendental Meditation (Part 2 -- with David Lynch)

There's a conspicuous overlap between the feel-good New Age crowd and those of us moonlighting as investment bankers, architects, and multi-billionaire talk show empresses. Also film industry types like David Lynch, who spends much of his time outside the…
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