The second annual Canstruction San Francisco showcases 14 unique structures made entirely of canned food. Originally started in New York in 1992, the competition now spans across the globe with more than 140 cities world-wide.
This year’s theme is “The CANnes Film Festival” where each structure is based around legendary films and cinematic themes from Star Wars to 3D. Read More
The Giants arrived at their ballpark in San Francisco on Monday afternoon to a crowd of hundreds of fans thrilled by having a second World Series championship in three seasons.
Fans who were lined up along Second Street erupted in cheers as the buses turned in to the alleyway, and some fans even climbed the gates at the park to try and get a closer look at the players.
Click on the photo to see more of the Giants arrival to AT&T Park after winning the World Series. Read More
Based on numbers alone, especially September numbers, manager Bruce Bochy would be hard-pressed to leave Barry Zito out of the playoff rotation.
Presumably, we know the top three: Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner and Tim Lincecum. Then comes the tougher choice: the left-handed Zito or the right-handed Ryan Vogelsong.
Bochy already said all five starters would likely make the roster. That doesn’t mean it’ll be a five-man rotation. That simply means one will be in the bullpen. Read More
About the only thing Arizona rookie left-hander Patrick Corbin could not do Sunday was talk himself into a complete game.
“You never want to come out of a game, especially when you are throwing well, but I understand,” Corbin said after pitching a career-high eight innings and driving in four runs in the Diamondbacks’ 10-2 victory over San Francisco.
Corbin’s bases-loaded triple broke a 2-2 tie in a five-run fourth inning, and he singled in a run in the seventh. They were his first career RBIs. Read More
Any thoughts that getting blasted three straight games by the Los Angeles Angels was going to ruin the Cinderella story being crafted by the A’s proved to have no basis in reality this weekend in Seattle.
Jonny Gomes’ three-run homer in the fifth inning gave starter Tommy Milone some room to work, and Josh Donaldson added a solo shot for insurance in the ninth as the A’s pulled out a 4-2 win over the Mariners on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep in the Pacific Northwest. Read More
Two students at San Francisco State University have been diagnosed with chickenpox, prompting officials to send a health warning to students.
The letter states that the second student, who was diagnosed Friday, lived on campus and visited buildings including creative arts, ethnic studies, psychology, the library, student services, the student center and the Towers and Dining Center. Read More
Police are searching for suspects in connection with a brutal attempted robbery in the Excelsior district last weekend that left a man with a facial bone fracture.
The 41-year-old victim, who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation, said he’s lived in the neighborhood for 12 years and had never experienced such a vicious encounter. Read More
Jimmy Rollins still believes the Philadelphia Phillies can make a run at a playoff spot.
The Encinal High School product helped his team’s cause by lining an RBI single in the 12th inning to lead the Phillies over the Giants 4-3 on Sunday.
The five-time defending NL East champions are 10½ games behind Atlanta for the second wild-card spot. They snapped a seven-game home losing streak with the win and improved to 5-4 since the All-Star break.
“It’s not a feeling. It’s a fact,” Rollins said when asked whether he felt the Phillies could contend. Read More
Oscar-nominated screenwriter Nora Ephron, known for romantic comedies "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," has died in New York at age 71 after battling leukemia, according to media reports on Tuesday.
The New York Times cited her son, Jacob Bernstein, as saying Ephron died of pneumonia brought about by acute myeloid leukemia. Bernstein is a freelance reporter for the Times. Read More
Tommy Milone continued his dominance at home with his first career complete game as host Oakland made it two straight over Los Angeles with a 4-1 win Thursday night.
Brandon Moss homered for the sixth time in eight games and Yoenis Cespedes returned to the lineup with two hits and an RBI as the A’s improved to 11-2 at home in interleague play against the Dodgers. Read More
Measure S Voters in the Cabrillo Unified School District serving Half Moon Bay approved Measure S, an $81 million bond issue that will allow the district to repair deteriorating school buildings. The district, which is facing a $2 million deficit this year, expects to issue 40-year bonds, which would be paid back by taxes estimated to cost property owners $45 per year for each $100,000 of assessed value. Read More
Supervisor Sean Elsbernd, a life-long San Francisco 49ers fan, broke his silence Thursday on the team’s planned desertion of San Francisco and vowed that he will never darken the doors of the team’s new stadium in Santa Clara. Read More
A billboard on a government building is suddenly the center of a whole lot of attention.At issue is whether the Board of Supervisors should approve a deal with a billboard adverting company for use of a 20 foot by 60 foot space on the wall of the city building at 1650 Mission St. It is the only billboard on a city building, and would generate at least $345,000 in revenue during the next five years. Read More
A key piece of video evidence can be used as evidence in the upcoming domestic violence trial against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, appellate division judges ruled today.The three-judge panel from San Francisco Superior Court's appellate division had been considering whether to allow the use of a 55-second video recorded by a neighbor that reportedly shows Mirkarimi's wife Eliana Lopez crying and pointing to a bruise on her arm. Read More