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News, The Snitch Housing Policy Director Quits Over (Ongoing) Eviction Fight With 99-Year Old

Housing Policy Director Quits Over (Ongoing) Eviction Fight With 99-Year Old

The eviction of a 99-year-old woman from her Western Addition home has caused heads to roll in city government — just not in San Francisco.  Iris Canada has lived in a Western Addition two bedroom flat since the 1950s,…
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Music, Hear This Trapeze Project: Show Preview

Trapeze Project: Show Preview

Trumpeter, singer, and songwriter Sarah Wilson majored in anthropology at UC Berkeley, but embraced the performing arts via Vermont's Bread and Puppet Theater. Changing her focus to music, Wilson relocated to New York, where she apprenticed with the eclectic "downtown"…
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News, The Snitch Draft of Forensic Science Reform Bill Released

Draft of Forensic Science Reform Bill Released

The office of U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has released a draft version of legislation to reform the field of forensic science across the country -- an effort that could eventually have an impact on the troubled San Francisco Police…
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Music, Neko Case, fan-eater

Neko Case, fan-eater

I would bet the Vermont farm she now apparently owns that no one in the past decade has put up with more dunderheaded audience hoots of horndog devotion than Neko Case. Soaking up one of her shows is about as…
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Dining, Dish Enchanted

Picky, Picky

I come from a long line of pickers. Not the banjo-playing or nose-digging variety, mind you, but the people who reach across the table for a forkful of ... well, whatever you're having (it doesn't really matter). We are the…
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News, Weekly Obsessions

Weekly Obsessions

In addition to National Autism Awareness Month, Landscape Architecture Month, Backpack Safety Month, Oral Health Month, and STD Awareness Month, April is also National Poetry Month. This year it begins somberly with the passing of Robert Creeley, a major voice…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Density Intensity Now, is that the vomit of heroin users, or the other kind of junky vomit?: Re Matt Smith's "Housing Democrats" : I'm not sure how big-city mayors are going to "manufacture" Democrats by giving them big-city experiences…
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Calendar, Halloween

Savage Love

Hey, Faggot: I'm a bisexual woman who decided to "come out" after years of hiding my true feelings. I've developed a network of friends -- mostly bisexual -- and we enjoy spending time in gay clubs. Recently, I met a…
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