Mike Lawson

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Bank Distributes Free Food to Needy iPhone Line-Waiters

Here's today's dispatch from New San Francisco: in order to assure the comfort of people who chose to stand in line outside the Apple Store to snag $200+ <b>new iPhones</b> before their friends, banking giant <b>Chase</b> decided to give them <b>free food</b>. Via a campaign dubbed #FeedTheLine, phone junkies (who began …

Oakland woman charged in cocaine death of son, 2

<b>(09-19) 16:12 PDT OAKLAND</b> -- An Oakland woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and child abuse in the death of her 2-year-old son, who died of cocaine ingestion, authorities said Friday.<p>Fayson Howard, 39, was arrested Monday in connection with the May 23 death of her son, James …

Has Your Building Been Earthquake-Shamed?

The City of San Francisco has begun publicly shaming building owners who have not made necessary retrofits to their soft-story or wood-framed …

SoMa Chinese-Food Chef Storms Out Of Restaurant, Posts Angry Note To Gluten-Averse Customers

<i>The sign outside SO on Thursday. Photo via Eater</i><p>A chef at popular Asian wings spot <b>SO</b> (1010 Bryant Street at 8th) apparently stormed out and forced …

Touchy Feely Tea House Opens This Sunday

<i>Tea Oasis proprietor Travis Sigley/Facebook</i><p>I have met Travis Sigley twice — once at the Lower Haight communal living space, the Convent, and once …

Alleged Toilet-Taping Teacher Took At Least 180 Videos Of Urinating Guests

San Francisco accounting professor Mark Landis was confronted by some of the students he allegedly taped while using the toilet nearly nine months …

'Terminator 5' Shooting Downtown Tonight And Tomorrow

The fifth movie in the <i>Terminator</i> franchise, <i>Terminator: Genesis</i>, will be filming late tonight, August 4, and early tomorrow, August 5, in two …

Paleo And Gluten-Free Craze Hits Peak Weirdness As S.F. Startup Turns Crickets Into Flour

A new San Francisco startup called Bitty Foods is banking on people setting aside their qualms about eating bugs in favor of a protein-rich, …

Repeat Airline Stowaway Lady Arrested Again, This Time In L.A.

Poor Marilyn Hartman — the 62-year-old woman who was arrested several times earlier this year for at least four attempts to board planes at SFO …

Pixar's New Movie, Inside Out, Set in San Francisco

Pixar is looking across the bay for their latest film, <i>Inside Out.</i><p>The movie, from the Emeryville company, will focus on a little girl's move from the …

Skee-Ball Inc. No Longer Cool With Drinking Skee-Ball League

The makers (and legal copyright holders) of Skee-Ball games have decided they are no longer kosher with a national drinking and rolling league. After …

San Francisco Homeless Man Equipped With A GoPro

In the same way that a GoPro camera can take you on a death-defying wingsuit flight or a motorcycle ride with a dog, one San Francisco-based homeless …

Reminder: Hunky Jesus Pageant Moved To Golden Gate Park

As a public service announcement, SFist would like to remind you, the semi-blasphemous drag fan, that recent construction in Dolores Park has moved …

Irwindale, Calif., City Council Declares Sriracha Factory A Public Nuisance

Huy Fong Foods has 90 days to mitigate odors from its plant, or city officials say they will do it themselves.<p>LOS ANGELES — The Irwindale, Calif., city council declared that a a plant that produces Sriracha chili sauce a public nuisance Wednesday, giving the facility 90 days to make changes to an …

Local Pranksters Are Flipping Smart Cars For Kicks

Last night around Bernal Heights and Portola, three Smart cars were flipped over in the streets. One witness described seeing a group of about six to …

Get Free Stuff Simply By Walking To Work This Friday

The best part about walking to work—save for those shapely calf muscles—is that you're at the top of the commuter chain. Others must bow down to your …

Japantown Bar Shut Down For Having Flirty Waitresses Solicit Drinks From Lonely Men

<i>Photo: EveryBarInSF</i><p>You travel to certain Asian and Latin American countries and it's kind of standard procedure to find waitresses in bars who …

Enterprising Teen Facing Deportation After Selling Pot Brownies To Pay For Prom Dress

19-year-old Yuba City Saira Munoz is facing deportation after staging an illicit bake sale to pay for her prom dress.<p>According to CBS, Munoz was a …

Starbucks Fans Revolt Over New La Boulange Pastries

Elsewhere in the country it seems that the pastry offerings from Bay Area-based La Boulange, which replaced Starbucks' previous baked-item array over …

Mozilla's Anti-Gay CEO Brendan Eich Steps Down

Brendan Eich, Mozilla's anti-gay CEO, made the right decision to step down today. He will resign as CEO of the for-profit Mozilla Corporation as well …

Mozilla Staff Urge Their CEO To Step Down Because He's Anti-Gay Marriage

Some employees at Mozilla, the non-profit organization behind the Firefox browser, are calling on new CEO Brendan Eich to resign.<p>Mozilla workers are upset with Eich because he supported Proposition 8 and donated to the politicians who backed it.<p>Prop 8 was a Californian ballot-proposition banning …

OKCupid says avoid Firefox because Mozilla CEO opposes gay rights

If you try to access OKCupid from Mozilla’s Firefox browser, the second most popular in the world behind Google Chrome, the dating site will stop you before you can cruise your latest potential matches and present a pointed message:<p>“Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights …

Man nabbed in sock-theft caper in Mission District

A man is in custody after attempting to steal a pair of socks from a Mission District store Monday afternoon, officials said.<p>The man, later identified as Adam Rowbury, 23, of Fairfax, reportedly entered the store around 12:30 p.m. and began acting strangely, lingering in the clothing aisle for …

Brothers Arrested After Boozy Knife And Weed-Whacker Fight

Two Hayward brothers were arrested today after getting into an alcohol-induced fight with each other. Being brothers who fight, one of them employed …

Five Lessons We Learned at Prince's Oakland Concert

Prince performed a sold out concert at Oakland's Fox Theater on Saturday. The electric performance that was announced just three days in advance …

San Francisco's Iconic Le Video Expected To Close Next Month

Le Video, the Inner Sunset video rental store known for its eccentric organizational system, its wide selection of hard-to-find titles, and its …

Will Someone Please Buy This Woman a Ticket To Hawaii?

A 62-year-old woman who may or may not have cancer but who seriously wants to get to Hawaii has now been nabbed four times at SFO either boarding …

Customers Of Local Sex Workers Might Have Their Photos Tweeted

Richmond, California's 23rd Street and Ohio Avenue are both reportedly hotbeds of prostitution, and the local police department's so frustrated that …

Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier a go if district kicks in

After 40 years of debate, a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge could finally become a reality - but only if bridge officials pony up $12 million in toll money to help cover the cost.<p>Caltrans and the regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission appear ready to kick in $44 million toward …

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Report: The Night Stalker Made At Least Two Escape Attempts From San Quentin

Though the notorious Night Stalker killer has been dead for nearly a year, a new report proves that he hasn't lost the power to scare us. A source …