The 50th Super Bowl will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area and the NFL championship will go to Houston the following year.Team owners voted Tuesday for the 49ers' new stadium as host of the 2016 game. That facility in Santa Clara, Calif., is due to open for the 2014 season.San Francisco beat out South Florida, which was stymied in its bid to stage an 11th Super Bowl when the Florida Legislature did not support financing to renovate Sun Life Stadium. Read More
A 15-year-old boy from Nevada County has been arrested on murder charges in connection with the fatal stabbing last week of 20-year-old Cameron Myers in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood.
The boy, who is not being identified because he is a minor, was detained by police in Nevada County at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, Officer Albie Esparza said.
Police remain tight-lipped about the investigation and what led to the arrest. Read More
A bank robbery in the Inner Sunset district Monday afternoon was the second such heist in the lively neighborhood in just over a month, police said.
About 12:45 p.m., a man in his 50s reportedly walked up to a teller and demanded cash at the Citibank branch at the corner of Irving Street and Eighth Avenue. His hand was in his jacket pocket as if to imply that he had a gun, Officer Gordon Shyy said, but no weapon was seen. Read More
Police are hunting for the unnecessarily vicious robber who pistol-whipped two Walgreens employees who had obeyed his orders inside their Bayview store Sunday.
A 25-year-old man who reportedly works as a customer greeter at the store at Third Street and Evans Avenue said he was attacked while closing shop about 7:45 p.m.
The man walked to the rear to punch in the code to the security office when he was confronted by a gun-toting thug who demanded his keys as well as the keys from a female coworker. Read More
The parolee who allegedly shot at police at Gough and Ellis streets during the middle of the morning commute two years ago was ordered to stand trial Monday on attempted murder and assault and firearm charges.
Roselyndo Sicat, 40, was approached by plainclothes officers about 8 a.m. on June 29, 2011 as he was pulling out of a garage. When officers identified themselves, police said, he pulled out a handgun and fired at least one shot. The officers were not hit and returned fire, wounding Sicat.
Sicat attempted to drive off but crashed into a parked car. Read More
An $840 million contract for Muni’s Central Subway project — a pact that accounts for more than half the total cost of the undertaking — is up for approval Tuesday.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors is expected to vote on the contract, which includes the construction of three underground stations, an elevated platform and 1.5 miles of light-rail tracks. The stations are slated to be built underneath the Moscone Center, Union Square and Chinatown, and the platform will be located at Fourth and Brannan streets. Read More
A recent report by a federally placed overseer monitoring the $1.6 billion Central Subway project laments that the controversial line is at risk of falling significantly below Federal Transportation Administration minimums for both time and money contingencies.
The subway’s current project schedule “reflects 4.7 months of buffer float,” according to the project oversight management contractor’s most recent monthly report to the FTA. That’s down precipitously from a 14.8-month contingency as of August 2012. Read More
Eighty-two days, more than $400,000 in donations and 500 volunteers have saved Carnaval.
The Mission district’s most important street festival — and the highlight of the cultural calendar for many Latinos across the Bay Area — will go on this weekend, less than three months after Carnaval’s then-organizers said there was not enough time, money and energy to put on the 35th annual parade and two-day block party.
“This is a testament to what a jewel this tradition is,” said Ani Rivera, executive director of Galeria de la Raza. Read More
It was a real open-and-shut case.
Police arrested a man suspected of multiple burglaries in Potrero Hill on Friday after he unknowingly opened and closed a garage door while police were investigating the scene, police said.
Police responded to the 400 block of Connecticut Street about 3:40 a.m. after a resident called 911 about an unknown man walking out of a neighbor’s garage.
When police arrived, the garage door was still open. During the course of their investigation, the garage door began to open and close seemingly on its own. Read More
Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he does not know if the Bay Bridge will open over Labor Day weekend because of safety concerns.
It was the first time the governor acknowledged serious worries about the structural integrity of the $6.4 billion infrastructure project to build a new eastern span of the bridge. Brown had dismissed concerns about broken bolts earlier this month.
Now the governor said the state is reviewing construction documents going back as far as the administration of former Gov. Gray Davis, who served from 1999 to 2003. Read More