Occasionally, I change things up and write about a wine personality who is doing something a little bit different. Unless you are an Armagnac fanatic, you may not know Charles Neal. Read More
When San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellows present their annual “The Future Is Now” concert at Herbst Theatre on Wednesday, they will be taking part in an event with great history and at the fulcrum of Bay Area musical life.
Opera director Kurt Herbert Adler created the Merola Program for young singers in 1954, naming it for company founder Gaetano Merola. In 1977, Adler added the “affiliate artists program” for more-advanced singers, and later it was named in his honor. Read More
Not everything you do in middle school will propel you to a lifelong career, but playing golf at Visitacion Valley Middle School could win students a summer job. Read More
With hordes of holiday travelers expected to flee from The City this week, the streets of San Francisco are likely to be filled with rows of empty cars.Usually, those vehicles just sit and collect dust for a few days, but this year their owners can make a few extra bucks by taking advantage of a new car-sharing system in San Francisco. Read More
WHO: Daniel Ray Stewart, 24, of North CarolinaWHAT: Stewart faces criminal charges after he was allegedly found posing as a visiting medical resident in the emergency room of Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, N.C. Read More
An East Coast employee of Mountain View-based Primary Global Research was arrested this week on charges of insider trading for allegedly passing information on Broadcom’s revenue. The employee, Don Ching Trang Chu, reportedly closed his illicit e-mails to a hedge fund employee with, “As always, hope to assist you to make $$ in the market.” Read More
Known best as a computer whiz unwittingly ushered into a life of international espionage as the star of NBC's "Chuck," Zachary Levi might not seem an obvious choice to play Rapunzel's roguish love interest in "Tangled," Disney's musical adaptation of the popular Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Read More
Like the heroin-addicted cop he plays in “Faster,” the aggressive new thriller in which he co-stars opposite Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton rarely minces words. So when he volunteers an assessment of American movies today, you can expect nothing less than brutal candor.
“We’re living in a time where we’re making the worst movies in history,” says Thornton, 55, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter and star of 1997’s “Sling Blade,” which he directed. Read More
Nachos were a key part of the discussion when police interviewed the two young men who survived a tiger mauling at the San Francisco Zoo on Christmas Day 2007.
Brothers Kulbir and Amritpal “Paul” Dhaliwal have never spoken to the media about what happened at the zoo that day, when a Siberian tiger, Tatiana, leapt out of her enclosure and attacked the two and their friend, 17-year-old Carlos Sousa Jr., who died in the mauling. Read More
Coach Jim Harbaugh and quarterback Andrew Luck are Stanford’s dynamic duo, but neither one will be there much longer.
But sorry, 49ers fans: Neither one is likely to show up at Candlestick Park, either.
Harbaugh has a year left on his Stanford contract, but that wouldn’t stop him from leaving for a pro job after this season. Read More