Her hands trembling and voice shaking, the matriarch of the Bologna family confronted the man convicted last month of killing her husband and two of her children.
“I wish just once you would take responsibility for your role in this incident,” Danielle Bologna told 25-year-old Edwin Ramos at a court hearing Monday. “My family has really been put through the worst tragedy imaginable.” Read More
Some 30 college students set out from the Golden Gate Bridge early Sunday on the first leg of a 4,000-mile cross-country bicycle trip to raise awareness and money for people with disabilities.Along the way, the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity brothers, from colleges throughout the country, will visit organizations that work with the disabled. The group, known as Push America, said it has raised about $600,000 this year, the 25th anniversary of the Journey of Hope ride. Read More
The City’s annual sand removal project at Ocean Beach takes place this week.
The effort aims to reduce sand that blows onto the promenade and Great Highway each year as high winds buffet the beach during late spring and early summer.
Great Highway south from Lincoln Way to Sloat Boulevard will be closed to traffic from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Friday, according to the Department of Public Works. Northbound lanes will be open, but motorists and pedestrians should expect delays.
Motorists are advised to use Sunset Boulevard and other routes. Read More
Local supporters of same-sex marriage viewed Thursday’s federal appeals court ruling declaring part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional as yet another step toward legal equality for gays and lesbians.
Reaction was understandably positive in the Bay Area, which has been a battleground for gay rights both legally and culturally. Read More
Hundreds of new police officers will be hitting the streets over the next few years under a new proposal announced by Mayor Ed Lee and public safety officials Wednesday.
At the Police Department Academy, Lee unveiled the long-term public safety hiring plan, which also includes hiring new firefighters and EMTs over the next two years. The hiring plan, which would extend over six years, was crafted to offset what officials view as a troubling loss of police officers and firefighters to retirement. Read More
A packed, at times raucous, hearing Tuesday evening for the possible permanent dismissal of suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi produced indications that the Ethics Commission would like to narrow the focus and quicken the pace of what will likely be a contentious public spectacle.The hearing — which lasted several hours and was interrupted several times by angry shouts from a heavily pro-Mirkarimi crowd, which numbered at least 200 — was the second in two months on Mayor Ed Lee’s effort to remove the progressive former supervisor for “official misconduct.” Read More
Sixty-seven years ago, Peter Carpou was with the U.S. Army’s 11th Armored Division as the soldiers marched into Austria, liberating a notorious concentration camp during World War II.
Click on the photo to the right to see more pictures of the Memorial Day event in the Presidio.
On Monday, the 92-year-old Carpou stood with hundreds of others at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio to remember those who didn’t make it back, and honor those who did. Read More
City planning commissioners approved an ambitious proposal Thursday for new high-rise buildings and neighborhood improvements intended to revitalize the South of Market area surrounding the planned Transbay Terminal.The Transit Center District Plan outlines developments in the neighborhood, as well as ways to raise revenue to help pay for the new $4 billion terminal at First and Mission streets, such as a special property tax on new construction in the district. Read More
A plan to reshape the South of Market neighborhood surrounding the planned new Transbay Terminal, laying the groundwork for new development that could include the tallest building on the West Coast, passes before the Planning Commission today. Read More
Mark Donahue of HKS Architects is the lead designer for a five-story federal building at 50 United Nations Plaza, which is being renovated for use by the General Services Administration and will accommodate up to 700 people. It’s expected to open in January 2014. Read More
The Warriors will leave Oakland for San Francisco, returning to The City for the 2017-18 season to play in a privately financed, state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex at Piers 30-32.
That’s the plan, anyway. It was announced Tuesday by Mayor Ed Lee and team owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber at a lavish ceremony attended by NBA Commissioner David Stern and other officials at what is now just a windswept parking lot atop a decaying wooden pier overlooking the Bay Bridge. Read More
Following several recent meetings between team leaders and city officials, the Warriors may be hoping to come back to San Francisco to play in a new waterfront arena.
The City has proposed a site for a new arena at Piers 30-32 just south of the Bay Bridge, as well as two other sites farther south. An unnamed source told ESPN on Sunday that the team wants to make the move, although team spokesman Raymond Ridder said Monday, “We’re not prepared to make any announcements at this time.” Read More
The Golden State Warriors may be on the verge of coming back to San Francisco, according to media reports.
An unnamed source told ESPN on Sunday that the team wants to make the move.
“We’re not prepared to make any announcements at this time,” Warriors spokesman Raymond Ridder told The Examiner on Monday morning. Asked when an announcement could be expected, Ridder responded, “I don’t know how soon something could happen. It could be days, or weeks, or whatever.” Read More
Mayor Ed Lee announced Thursday that The City will restore $6.6 million in federal funding to preserve primary care and critical support services and programs for San Franciscans living with HIV/AIDS.
Programs and services funded by the federal Ryan White Care Act or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had been expected to lose about 15 percent of their total federal HIV/AIDS budget for the fiscal year, according to the Department of Public Health.
The mayor announced the funding after meeting with service providers and community groups. Read More
The economic downturn hit San Francisco homebuilding hard in 2011, choking off construction of new housing to the lowest level in at least 20 years, a new city report shows.
Even as a growing tech boom lured waves of residents to The City and drove housing prices skyward, San Francisco gained only 269 units of new housing last year — less than 8 percent of the houses, condos and rental units constructed in 2009, according to data from The City’s Planning Department. Read More