The Bay Citizen / New York Times Marriage Is Over

As it transitions to a new entity owned by the Center for Investigative Reporting, and recovers from burning through $11 million in just over two years, The Bay Citizen has…

Facebook Buys Instagram: Implications For San Francisco And The Bay Area

Yesterday, Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg put out a blog post announcing that his company spent $1 billion to acquire Instagram, the popular smartphone-based photo-sharing service. Moreover, the organization…

Ashton Kutcher As Steve Jobs In “Jobs”

Steve Jobs movies planned already? While it’s a logical expectation, I really didn’t think that would happen to quickly. We’re all still getting over the fact that the legendary visionary…

NFL Draft: Andrew Luck’s 70-Yard Bomb Marks Pro Day

Stanford Quarterback Andrew Luck had an outstanding Pro Day down on The Farm, as he threw 50 passes, completing 46 of them and in conditions that were less than perfect,…

WonderCon: Will It Return To San Francisco From Anaheim?

Anaheim, CA – The video above represents the sixth time I’ve interviewed WonderCon Director of Marketing and Public Relations David Glanzer (who I always refer to as “Vice President”) on…

Earthquake In Oakland, Felt In SF, 4.0 On Richter Scale

Here’s an update on that Earthquake that was felt in Oakland, but felt in San Francisco and around the Bay Area. It was 4 on the Richter Scale. Here’s the…

Bay Citizen Failing, Spent $11.4 million, On Life Support

Regular followers of my blog will remember my constant criticisms of The Bay Citizen, the online news organization that started with a $5 million investment from the now sadly passed…

Kathy Neal Suspends CA 18th District Assembly Bid – Oakland

Kathy Neal has announced that she is now formerly the candidate for the 18th District California Assembly Seat, which represents a good portion of Oakland, California. Here’s the letter Ms.…

Jeff Fluhr’s New Startup Spreecast.com

Jeff Fluhr’s a Bay Area entrepreneur and friend who is best known for his first big startup StubHub.com, of which my company Sports Business Simulations, was one of its first…

Sears Oakland Downtown Store To Remain Open In 2012 And Beyond

Sears, facing a drop in sales, announced last December it was planning to close 100 to 120 stores. The local media assumed Oakland, Ca would be one of them, and…

Barry Bonds Sentenced To House Arrest For Federal Conviction

Barry Bonds, the Former San Francisco Giants Slugger, got off easy in today’s sentence for Federal Conviction of obstruction of justice. Bonds was sentenced to 30 days of house arrest,…

Golden State Warriors Owner Disses Oakland On Channel 5 KPIX

Last night, Golden State Warriors Co-Owner Joe Lacob was a guest on Dennis O’Donnell’s sports show on KPIX TV, Channel Five in San Francisco. Dennis asked Lacob about the possibility…

Stanford Cardinal Women Conquer Soccer World, Beat Duke In Final

The Stanford Cardinal Women have done it! They beat Duke in a close contest 1-0, and for their first NCAA women’s soccer title. The Stanford Cardinal Women are National Champions!…

SF Transbay Archaeology Exhibit Has Grand Opening

On Friday, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) held a packed grand opening of its own very cool archaeology exhibit. The exhibit details the lives and times of the original…

San Francisco Reached One Million Tons Composted On Tuesday

The City’s residents and businesses reached a major milestone Tuesday, in their efforts to help protect the environment – one million tons of food scraps and plants collected for composting…

CNN, Michael Arrington, Black Entrepreneurs, and The Invisible Man

Last week, a bit of a row ensued when Tech Crunch Founder Michael Arrington appeared on a segment of a CNN special on black entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, and, under…

Halloween Saturday Night In SF Crowded Good Time

For some reason undoubtedly due to a nutty travel schedule, Halloween just plain caught this blogger by surprise. Now, the real date’s Monday, but the original plan was to dress…

3.6 Earthquake Located 1 Mike E of Berkeley, Felt In Oakland at 5:37 AM PDT

This Oakland-based blogger just felt an earthquake that turned out to be centered about 1 mile east of Berkeley and hit at 5:37 AM. The US Geological Survey website reports…

As Calpine Russell Energy Center Grows, Hayward Gets Library Help

At a time when many California cities are strapped for money, Hayward gets the rewards of seeking the development of an energy manufacturing facility: the Calpine Russell Energy Center. It’s…

Occupy Oakland Tells City And Media To Fuck Off

Whatever triggered the City of Oakland’s notice for Occupy Oakland / Occupy Wall Street to leave Downtown Oakland’s City Hall Plaza, the organization’s response to the eviction notice on Twitter…

Al Davis and Steve Jobs: Bay Area Loses Two Raiders in Three Days

Atlanta, Georgia – The Oakland Raiders’ Al Davis and Apple’s Steve Jobs. That the San Francisco Bay Area could lose two icons (two “Raiders,” if you will) in three days,…

Steve Jobs Is Part Of One Big SF Bay Area Family

In reading and listening to the countless remembrances of Steve Jobs, it seemed something was missing. And that idea that there was an incompleteness to all of this stayed with…

Steve Jobs Dies Of Pancreatic Cancer; Apple Store SF Memorial

It was Mom who called to say that “Steve Jobs died of cancer,” and at the time, this blogger was bound for the gym. Instead, the entire evening schedule of…

UnCrunched: Michael Arrington’s New Blog Up And Running

TechCrunch Founder Michael Arrington's rumored new blog is up, running, and now as of this writing five posts old. It's called "UnCrunched" and is a simple WordPress blog with little…

Shaker Wins TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield; Trippy, CakeHealth

AMAZING. Shaker, the Facebook application that turns the social network Facebook into the second coming of Second Life, won TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 Startup Battlefield. The more detailed blog post was…

San Francisco TransBay Terminal Area Plan Introduction

That the San Francisco TransBay Terminal Area Plan has been released, let alone that the new San Francisco TransBay Terminal is under construction (and forget for the moment Wednesday’s press…

Google+ Suggested User List Is Overwhelmingly White

The older I get the more I exhausted I am of pointing to this problem, but the one sign that the people who do this sort of thing are overwhelmingly…

Chick-Fil-A Breakfast Free Offer At Top Of Trends? People Are Hungry

At first that Chick-Fil-A would be at the top of Google Trends as of this writing would come as a surprise, but when you stop and consider the wave of…

On The Oakland Tribune, Mayor Quan, and BART’s Linton Johnson

My celebration of the suddenly free “Oakland Tribune” from the hands of the Bay Area New Group, or BANG, both ruffled feathers and gained supporters. One email I received went…

Steve Jobs : Apple CEO Steps Down, Bad For Apple And The SF Bay Area

The news that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is stepping down from his post because he’s, as he put it, “no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO,” is…

The Oakland Tribune is Gone? Yipee!!!

When I got the news that the Oakland Tribune was no more, I could not understand why the reaction expressed above just came out, as “Yipee,” but it did. Spontaneously.…

Libya Rebels Attack Gaddafi Compound, CNN’s Sara Sidner Reports Fallback

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 will go down as a red-letter day in history, because on this day rebels took over Libya’s capital of Tripoli and stormed the Gaddafi Compound. Along…

Oakland USD Loses Second Chief To Problem In Four Years

Yesterday, The Oakland Unified School District lost its police chief Pete Sarna, after the officer, allegedly intoxicated, reportedly went off an an “N-word” laced rant against an African American sergeant…

BART Computer, Train Control Vulnerable: Network Failure, Hackers Attack, Next?

In less than one week, the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) Computer Network has shown signs of extreme vulnerability, and now, after Sunday’s computer hacker attack to its website,…

BART Cell Phone Interruption: FCC Past Shows Act Was Not Legal

Yesterday’s action where the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area Rapid System took the step of interrupting or blocking cell phone service has increased from the first blog post on this, the…