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Entries by Robin Wilkey from 11/2011

San Francisco Halloween: Best Costumes Of 2011 (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.01.2011 | San Francisco

From Occupy protesters to mariachi band members to Brian Wilsons, San Francisco was represented this Halloween. While partyrockers crowded the cit...

Rip Curl Pro Search 2011 Brings World Surfing Champions To San Francisco (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Posted 11.01.2011 | San Francisco

On Tuesday, locals crowded Ocean Beach to catch a glimpse of 36 surfing greats battling the merciless San Francisco surf in the Rip Curl Pro Search Co...

Blue-Green Algae Contaminates San Francisco Water

Posted 11.01.2011 | San Francisco

Has your juice gone bad? Is there mold in your building's washing machine? Or is it that new dish soap that's causing everything to smell and taste fu...

'Sutro's: The Palace at Land's End': Documentary Explores San Francisco's Sutro Baths (VIDEO)

Posted 11.03.2011 | San Francisco

Families split days between the ice rink and the salt-water pools, filled by the high tide. Kids dropped pennies in arcade games or lined up at the sl...

Bryan Stow Writes Name, Bonds Starts College Fund For Stow Kids

Posted 11.03.2011 | San Francisco

It's been a good week for Bryan Stow. On Wednesday, Stow's family announced via support4bryan.com that Stow is now able to write his name, and eve...

Dia De Los Muertos San Francisco: The Mission Celebrates The Day Of The Dead (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.03.2011 | San Francisco

On Wednesday night, thousands of San Franciscans headed to the Mission District to honor Dia de los Muertos-- the Day of the Dead. A crowd marched...

Oakland City Council Addresses Occupy Oakland (WATCH)

Posted 11.04.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday night, hundreds of people crammed into Oakland City Hall for a heated five-hour meeting about whether to allow the Occupy Oakland encampme...

Dwell Design Lab: Event Brings Public Into The Inspiration Behind Design (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.04.2011 | San Francisco

Last weekend, Dwell Media curated Bay Area designers like Min Day Architects, David Mast Design and Barbara Scavullo Design for the first-ever Dwell D...

Kayvan Sabeghi Injured: Second Iraq War Vet Hurt During Oakland Clash With Police (VIDEO)

Posted 11.05.2011 | San Francisco

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The second Iraq war veteran hospitalized after a confrontation at an Occupy Oakland protest wasn't participating in the demonstrati...

Marcel Buggs Sentenced: Man Gets 40 To Life For Richmond Church Valentine's Day Shooting

Posted 11.05.2011 | San Francisco

MARTINEZ, Calif. -- A California man who shot two people inside a church last year has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison. Despite pleas fr...

Fire At Care Facility For Disabled Kills Four, Injures Two

Posted 11.06.2011 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — A fire at a California home care facility for the disabled killed five people, and federal authorities on Sunday were helping lo...

Larry Ellison's House Hits The Market (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco

On the climb up the tech ladder, there are concrete measures of success: a philanthropic project, an MC Hammer appearance at the launch of said philan...

The 50 Best Bars In The World: San Francisco Nabs Three Spots (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.07.2011 | San Francisco

Finding the 50 best bars in the world: it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it. Fortunately, San Francisco's own Camper English took on the t...

Scott Campbell Films Police Shooting At Occupy Oakland: Video Sparks National Outrage (VIDEO)

Posted 11.08.2011 | San Francisco

A police attack against Oakland man Scott Campbell has drawn national attention and outrage after Campbell released a video of the incident on YouTube...

Gary Scott Holland Pleads Guilty To Murder of Kate Horan, San Francisco Socialite (VIDEO)

Posted 11.08.2011 | San Francisco

On October 29, 2010, a man posing as a PG&E worker knocked on the door of San Francisco socialite and philanthropist Kate Horan, claiming to be inspec...

Tacolicious Mural: An Ode To The Mission By Paul Madonna (VIDEO)

Posted 11.09.2011 | San Francisco

Anyone who loves San Francisco knows that San Francisco loves murals. And Tacolicious II's painted tribute to its new neighborhood is no exception. ...

UC Davis Sued For Allegedly Ignoring Abusive Hazing At University Fraternity

Posted 11.09.2011 | San Francisco

UPDATE: On Thursday, UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi responded to The Huffington Post's article about Ryan Clifford's lawsuit with the following...

Hayes Valley's Restaurant Renaissance: Six More Stars Join The Scene (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.10.2011 | San Francisco

Picking a restaurant in Hayes Valley used to be easy. But lately, there have been more openings than we have nights to eat out. Thai? German? Yakitori...

'Full House' Parody Video: Lauren And Michael Kaplan Chronicle San Francisco Vacation (VIDEO)

Posted 11.10.2011 | San Francisco

Anyone from San Francisco knows the crushing disappointment of an out-of-towner's first visit. You've spent weeks carefully curating your itinerar...

Scott Beattie: Cyrus Bartender On Horror Stories, Plum Bar And The Secret To A Good Cocktail

Posted 11.11.2011 | San Francisco

Who: Renowned bartender, Artisanal Cocktails author and all-around badass, Scott Beattie. Current gig: Already the famed cocktail consultant at Cy...

SFMOMA Expansion Environmental Impact Report Unanimously Approved (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.11.2011 | San Francisco

On Thursday, the San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously approved the environmental impact report on the planned expansion at the San Francisco ...

Bay Bridge Anniversary: The San Francisco Bay Bridge Turns 75 (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.11.2011 | San Francisco

We've had our ups and downs with the Bay Bridge. (Loma Prieta, the S-curve of death...) But at the end of the day, many of us couldn't get home withou...

Crab Season In San Francisco: The Bay Area Crab Season Begins (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.14.2011 | San Francisco

Late November may mean turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes for the rest of the country. But for those of us born in the Bay Area, it wouldn't be Than...

Parvo Outbreak At Occupy SF Encampment: Deadly Dog Virus Spreads Through Camp

Posted 11.15.2011 | San Francisco

Every local supporter of the Occupy movement should pay a visit to Occupy SF. But for the love of dog, please don't bring your pet. On Monday, acc...

Occupy Cal Under Way: UC Berkeley Teach-Ins At Campus

Posted 11.15.2011 | San Francisco

BERKELEY, Calif. — Anti-Wall Street activists began rebuilding their tent encampment on the steps of the University of California, Berkeley, stu...