It’s not every day that Oakland gets to be something good that San Francisco is not. The gritty city known as Oaktown perpetually gets the brunt of bad press, while San Francisco basks in the spectacularness that has tourists eating out of its hands.
But have you noticed that, lately, all your friends are moving over to Oakland? It’s the new Brooklyn. There’s good reason for that: Once the stepsister of the Bay Area’s best, Oakland now trumps San Francisco when it comes to leading an exciting life.
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BART has launched a handy new gadget that will give riders a snapshot of crowding levels on BART trains with a quick tap of their smartphones.
The beta version of the feature, which only estimates crowds, was announced Tuesday.
When riders use the BART QuickPlanner, the trip plan will show one of the following icons indicating the crowding levels on the trains: three heads (heavy crowding), two heads (moderate crowding) or one head (light crowding).
The new online feature was engineered in response to BART’s record ridership levels over the past year. Read More
An online petition began Tuesday to persuade U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to recuse himself from deliberating on Proposition 8 over comments he made at the hearing.
At one point during oral arguments in the case of California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, Scalia said, “When did it become unconstitutional to exclude homosexual couples from marriage?” Read More
The San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office this morning said it was 46-year-old Ross Ehlinger who died on Sunday during the city's popular Escape From Alcatraz triathlon, marking the first death in the history of the annual event. Read More
San Francisco police have put the word out they're looking for an unidentified driver who hit two pedestrians as they walked through the Cow Hollow neighborhood last weekend.
Officer Albie Esparza told SF Weekly that the two victims were walking along Green and Fillmore streets at about 2 a.m. last Sunday when the driver, traveling westbound on Green, hit both pedestrians then left the scene. Read More
This morning, homeowners and Occupiers in San Francisco, Oakland, and Los Angeles will descend upon their local Wells Fargo banks to announce their latest effort to purify the big bank. Specifically, the groups want Wells Fargo to enact a broad principal reduction program and reduce short sales, SF Weekly reports. Read More
Nudists have taken this whole being-naked-at-all-times thing to a new and musical level; now the naturists want police to come after them with cuffs any time they drop trou in public.
So on Wednesday, notorious nudists Gypsy Taub and George Davis are going to try again to lure the cops by staging a "body freedom dance performance" accompanied by violinist Erik Hoffman. This lewd performance will begin at noon -- admission is free. Read More
Medical authorities told SF Weekly this morning that it was 57-year-old David Biddle's body that was found in the water at Pier 48 yesterday; however, authorities do not yet know what happened to him. Officer Albie Esparza says the call came in yesterday just before 10:40 a.m. on reports of a body floating in the water near China Basin. The body had been there for a while, police said. Read More
San Francisco Police officers have located a body off Pier 48 that appears to have been there for some time.
Officer Albie Esparza told SF Weekly that police in the Marina District got a call at about 10:37 a.m. on reports of a body. The Medical Examiner has taken over the investigation to determine cause of death and whether the circumstances were suspicious.
"We're not sure if it's suicide or suspicious, but the body has been there a while," Esparza said. Read More
The animal lovers over at the Peninsula Humane Society are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the animal-hater who shot a raccoon in South San Francisco over the weekend. Read More
A San Diego family is asking for the public's help in finding 20-year-old Crishtian Hughes who traveled to San Francisco earlier this month and has been missing since.
SF Weekly reports that Hughes' mother, Kim Nepote, says she dropped him off at the San Diego International Airport on Feb. 4 where he caught a flight bound for San Francisco. Hughes was planning to visit a friend, returning Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. Read More
It's that time of the year when all The City's biggest bros train for one of the most important events: Mr Marina. At first glance, it sounds like just a regular Saturday night in the Marina — a bunch of metrosexuals with really nice apartments — but don't quit reading just yet. Read More
Hey, students, here's your chance to garner a decent amount of fame and money before the age of 30. Read More
A Santa Clara man who once worked for Apple's Steve Wozniak is behind bars today after allegedly collecting a cache of destructive devices, including bomb materials and loaded guns, and threatening to harm state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco. Read More
Family and friends of Ernesto Gonzalez Acosta, the 23-year-old man who was gunned down last weekend in the city's Western Addition neighborhood, are trying to make sense of this unsolved murder still being investigated by police. Read More