With the Super Bowl matchup between the 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens just days away, the wagering between the cities has hit something of a fever pitch.
The symphonies in Baltimore and San Francisco have started a friendly back-and-forth using social media to show pride in their hometown teams. In addition, the zoos and libraries of both cities have placed friendly wagers on the outcome of Sunday’s game. Read More
They have long traded rifles for cameras and pencils, but the folks who will scour The City for birds this week are no less enthusiastic about their pursuits.
Thursday marks the Christmas Bird Count, an annual event that started locally in 1983. More than 100 volunteers will break off into teams to count and identify as many species as possible in a 15-mile diameter from the Golden Gate Bridge to San Bruno. Read More
John is a 31-year-old American, born and raised in California. He is currently on probation, attempting to turn his life around. Blue-eyed and athletic, with a positive disposition, John came into a world where every door was already open. He never took that for granted, though, and carved himself a pleasant niche. Ever curious about the way things work, he got a college degree and became a carpenter. He tinkers, builds, surfs, skates, runs, explores, makes sausage and obsesses over coffee. He also lives with demons. Read More
Five years after making an ambitious push into the U.S. grocery market, the future of Fresh & Easy is unclear — and that’s not good news for the communities it serves in San Francisco.
On Wednesday, U.K. parent company Tesco announced that it is seeking a buyer for the grocery chain or that it could close the 200-store operation employing 5,000 people. Citing lackluster growth, Tesco said Fresh & Easy “will not deliver acceptable shareholder returns on an appropriate timeframe.”
Muni kicked off Centennial Week on Sunday to celebrate its 100th birthday. Streetcars are rolled out on the oldest rail line, the J-Church, which opened in 1917.
Next Sunday, those streetcars will travel along Muni’s newest rail line, the T-Third Street, from downtown to Cesar Chavez Street.
During the week, several vintage streetcars will operate on the F line as part of regular daily service between the Castro district and Fisherman’s Wharf. Read More
Back at the scene of the worst post-World Series mayhem, there were no buses being destroyed — or any vehicles at all. But they would soon arrive, carrying the heroes of this and prior generations — Willie Mays, Orlando Cepeda, Will Clark and Barry Zito.
Yes, Barry Zito.
When the 2012 season began, few would have predicted that Zito would start — let alone win — Game 1 of the World Series. But that he did, and the hordes of Giants fans huddled around the intersection of Third and Market streets Wednesday let him know exactly how they felt as his vehicle crawled by.
A San Francisco jury acquitted a Potrero Terrace woman of murder charges in the stabbing death of another woman last year, the Public Defender’s Office announced Tuesday.
After a nine-day trial, Maria Elena Burgos, 49, was found to have acted in self-defense when she stabbed Ernestine “Buttercup” Herron, 26, in the neck during a confrontation on a street in the housing projects where both women lived, according to the defense. Read More
The holiday revelry and shopping season was in full swing around Union Square on Sunday, as folks admired the Macy’s holiday tree in the middle of the square and others perused the department store’s selection. The big tree, which for the first time is a faux fir this year, was officially lit up Friday night. Read More
Dogs better watch their backs at the Occupy SF camp.
Three pooches residing at the Justin Herman Plaza space have tested positive for the highly contagious and deadly parvovirus, putting all four-legged friends there at risk, according to San Francisco Animal Care and Control. Read More