Peter Lawrence Kane
We live in an age of Karens. Cell-phone videos of people acting like entitled, boorish, and shockingly racist assholes are so in-demand that reporter Dion Lim of ABC affiliate KGOTV has said it might be time to take a break (Her producers, for whom such clips no doubt yield tons
There’s only one name more phallic than Peter, and that name is Dick. With the news that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are postponing, the name Dick Pound has been trending on Twitter. He’s a member of the International Olympic Committee and former swimming champion who’s long been an anti-doping advocate
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Most people are entertained cause the show mostly looks like it should, but the people in front who are paying the most attention can see the bloody protruding bone, and they’re screaming.
A decade ago, CNBC’s Rick Santelli launched the Tea Party movement with a cry of “Can you hear me now, Mr. President?” from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. That was the era of tri-corner hats, contrived 18th-century verbiage, occasional Obama-hanging-in-effigy displays, and deep concerns about the national debt
Like a lot of other streets — Geary, Bryant, McCoppin, Bartlett — Van Ness Avenue is named for a 19th century mayor of San Francisco. James Van Ness was the seventh head of the city government, but he served for only a year and a week, from July 1856 until
As recently as 2009, California was virtually broke. Facing a $24 billion deficit on a budget of approximately $100 million, the state furloughed employees, paid I.O.U.’s instead of tax refunds, and used every type of financial chicanery to move stuff around. At one point, the deficit was feared to be
Bay Area legislators have been urging the governor to snap it up before someone else does.
Sooner or later, Northern California will experience a major earthquake. Statistically, it’s likely to be on the Hayward Fault, which means less-affluent parts of the Bay Area like Oakland and Richmond may bear the brunt of the destruction. The recovery will be arduous, and decades-long, and it will almost certainly