It really is an idyllic street, the one where Paul Stine was murdered by the Zodiac Killer on the night of October 11, 1969. Mansions of unfathomable size (and unfathomable cost) line Washington Street, between Cherry and Maple. The woods of the Presidio are tucked just around the corner. It's silent, save for the… »
This is goodbye to the old me. Today, I undergo my gender confirmation surgery. This, I hope, will be a defining moment for me. I will emerge from the haze of anesthesia a new woman. »
The big news in San Francisco last week was that revelation that the Catholic Church here was dousing homeless campers with water. Anyone sleeping in the foyer at St. Mary's Cathedral was sprayed down every few minutes, KCBS radio reported. The homeless campers apparently didn't mind too much — one reporter spotted… »
Earlier this week I sat on a panel during SXSW suspiciously called "Journaling and Journalism" which marketed itself as a panel discussion on what the future of content will be. The panelists were the following: »
As Will pointed out a few weeks ago, there's a large population of Zodiac lovers hanging out on the "deep web." They populate web 1.0-looking forums with names like "zodiackiller.com" and "zodiackillerfacts.com," wielding personas like "Lucifer's Angel" and "Kevin B." These forums aren't spectacularly active, but the… »
Ronald (or Shameless, the black Irishman), 49, started panhandling a few years ago after finding an alternate revenue source to cover most of his expenses. It's his birthday tomorrow, and he's eager for gifts of a non-monetary variety. »It's my birthday tomorrow. I'm turning 50. Look, I just got a new ID.
A cluster of San Francisco's politicians huddled in the corner of a City Hall chamber, snapping photos of the assembled teens on their iPhones. The teens had selected purple as the official color of their political campaign, and several of the gathered city supervisors had dressed in accordance: one sported a purple… »
This is the kale we planted this weekend. More on that later. »