This weekend will bring a slew of bands to San Francisco for the Outside Lands music festival, but you can kick off the festivities one day earlier in Golden Gate Park by visiting the California Academy of Sciences.
Each Thursday, the Academy holds a NightLife event, and this week it will feature musicians that will be playing at Outside Lands. Read More
A 20-year-old woman was dragged off the street at knifepoint before a neighbor observed the attempted kidnapping and intervened, according to police.
The woman met the 55-year-old man while walking down the street in the Excelsior district Friday at 6:40 p.m., according to San Francisco police. At some point, the man pulled out a knife and attempted to drag the woman into a house, police said.
A neighbor saw the struggle and stepped in to stop the kidnapping, which occurred near Mission and Leo streets, police said. Read More
Mark Lugo, the New Jersey resident accused of stealing a Picasso drawing from a San Francisco art gallery, was charged by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office on Friday. Lugo is accused of taking the Picasso sketch “Tête de femme,” which is valued at $275,000, from the wall of the Weinstein Gallery at Geary and Powell streets late Tuesday morning. He then reportedly strolled down the street, jumped in a cab and went back to the Hotel Palomar, where he was staying, police said. Read More
A 27-year-old man ended up in police custody after doing his own type of recycling.
The man reportedly lighted a phone book on fire and then threw it into a recycling bin, according to San Francisco police.
Officers responded to Howard Street near Ninth Street in the South of Market neighborhood at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and detained the man.
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A 28-year-old woman was held up at gunpoint after exiting her car in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco on Wednesday night, police said.
At 10:55 p.m., the woman was approached by two men, described as being in their early 20s, at the intersection of Anderson Street and Eugenia Avenue, San Francisco police said.
One of the men pulled a handgun and demanded the woman hand over her personal property, police said. The two thieves fled with the woman’s purse, iPod, cell phone and money.
The woman was not injured in the incident. Read More
A 25-year-old woman was robbed by knifepoint in the Tenderloin on Tuesday evening by a man who threatened to stab her.
The young woman was walking on Turk Street between Leavenworth and Hyde streets at 5:30 p.m. when she was approached from behind, according to the San Francisco Police Department.
The man, who is described as a black man between 35 and 45 years old, placed a knife to the woman’s throat and grabbed her wallet from her purse, police said.
When the woman struggled, the man threatened to stab her. The thief fled on foot after the robbery. Read More
San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos fired up his rarely used Twitter account Monday to post links about … Twitter.The District 11 supervisor has had the account since Oct. 18, 2009, according to a website that tracks the creation date of Twitter accounts. There were just three tweets on the account — until Monday, that is. Read More
It is not every day that politicians take up the topic of people-eating bugs. That is why a San Francisco Board of Supervisors hearing about bedbugs Monday is sure to catch some attention. Read More
Three men accused of beating two people while yelling “White Power” were in court Thursday and face up to 10 years in prison if convicted on all charges connected to the attack.The people were attacked in the Tenderloin on Nov. 10 by three to five white males, according to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. During the incident, the attackers allegedly yelled “White Power.” Read More
There are polls about who is winning in the race to become the next mayor of San Francisco, but there is also another yardstick by which we can measure the contestants: online friends. All of the candidates in the race to become the chief executive of San Francisco have Facebook and Twitter pages. In the lead right now would be San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, based on the social media pages the candidates have listed on their campaign websites. Read More
Leland Yee really, really wants to be your friend.The candidate for San Francisco mayor, who is competing in a crowded field of contenders, is constantly sending out press releases every time someone in politics blinks. Every time another candidate enters the race for mayor, Yee's camp "welcomes" them to the race with an email flurry to the media.There is of course the thought that Yee used death threats against him by a Rush Limbuagh fan to put himself into the spotlight. Read More
There are drive-bys often in the crime news, but less heard of are walk-by crimes.On Sunday at 5 a.m., however, a crook decided to rob a business by strolling up to the drive-through window of a business in the 200 block of Bayshore Boulevard, according to the San Francisco Police Department.The suspect, described only as a black man in his 40s, reportedly drew a gun and pointed it at the victim, described as a Hispanic man in his 20s.The victim coughed up the cash from the register, and the thief absconded from the scene on foot. Read More
Perhaps you could not get the time off of work to travel to Scottsdale, Ariz., for the San Francisco Giants spring training, but never fear, you can still catch some of the action there. Read More
If personal financial choices point toward how a San Francisco supervisor will deal with The City's finances, then read on about Malia Cohen, who represents District 10.As the San Francisco Chronicle reported in February, Cohen walked away from the condo near Candlestick Point that she purchased in 2006.How bad of a deal was the puchase by Cohen? Read More
Since our redesign, we've received a lot of feedback. Perhaps the most frequently mentioned item, however, has been our commenting system for blog posts and articles.
On our previous site, The Examiner had partnered with a company called Disqus to provide comments. It offered users a lot of flexibility however it did not allow us to provide a customized user experience and build our community.
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