Daniel Ellsberg — the former military analyst responsible for the infamous Pentagon Papers intelligence leak — spoke at a rally for Army Pvt. Bradley Manning held near the San Francisco Pride office on Market Street on Monday.
Attendees were upset with the organization for rescinding the grand marshal appointment of Manning, who is openly gay and allegedly responsible for a major leak of U.S. intelligence to the WikiLeaks website. He is currently in a military prison. Read More
A power cable failure in downtown San Francisco on Friday blew two manhole covers into the air, according to PG&E.
At about 11:30 a.m., the underground powerline failure caused a loud boom and sent the manholes into the air at Bush and Stockton streets. One manhole struck a rental car carrying two people. Neither of the passesngers, who are not from San Francisco, were injured.
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Caltrans on Monday held a grand opening event to celebrate the completion of the long-awaited Devil's Slide-bypass tunnels.
The ceremony was hosted by local politicians, transportation officials, and the wife and daughter of the late U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, the Peninsula lawmaker for whom the tunnels are named.
Mourners gathered at the Holiday ice rink at Justin Herman Plaza Thursday evening for a "Night For Newtown" candlelight vigil for victims and families affected by the Newtown, Conn. shooting. Toy donations were accepted for Bay Area families in need. Read More
Gold Dust Lounge owner Nick Bovis was joined by General Manager Mark Casey, bartender Mike Bowens, musician Cat Hill and house band leader Rich Young as he carried Herb Caen's bar stool into their new location on San Francisco's historical Fisherman's Warf. Bowens pours the first Irish Coffee cocktails on location and Bovis sprinkles "Gold Dust" over the tops for good luck.
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Bargain hunters, protesters and even a balloon animal twisting Mrs. Claus flocked to San Francisco's Union Square during Black Friday.
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Muni officials and workers celebrated with members of the public Wednesday during a service inauguration ceremony for the newly restored Powell Street Cable Car No. 26, built in 1890. Workers who participated in the restoration, which took nearly two years, were on hand for Wednesday’s rollout. The ceremony was held at the Cable Car Barn and Powerhouse at Washington and Mason streets as part of Muni’s centennial celebration. Read More
The nearly record-breaking summerlike temperatures Monday and Tuesday seemed like a distant memory Thursday as Mother Nature unloaded pellets of rain on San Franciscans. Temperatures dropped and winds kicked up whilst rain fell from the sky.
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The Rev. Daniel Nascimento of St. Brendan Catholic Church, held a prayer service Monday morning at 20th Street and South Van Ness Avenue for 28-year-old Jose Matias-Aguilon, who was shot to death at the intersection last week.
With the help of witnesses, police were able to arrest a 20-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy in connection with the shooting.
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Supervisor Eric Mar joined Recreation and Park Commission President Mark Buell along with representatives from the Department of Public Works and Arts Commission for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at Fulton Playground in the Richmond district.
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Nearly 200 students from neighboring schools participated in the festivities to celebrate the renovations, which were made possible by the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond. Read More
Thousands of enthusiastic fans packed AT&T Park as the San Francisco Giants took game 2 of the 2012 World Series in a 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers, Thursday. Read More
The space shuttle Endeavour flies over San Francisco on its way to its final destination as an historical museum exhibit at the California Science Center in the Southern California Exposition Park. *CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO VIEW A SLIDESHOW* Read More
A water main break opened a massive hole in the street at Sunnydale Avenue and Cora Street on Tuesday morning. Flooding left homes in the neighborhood with little to no water pressure, but it was restored by early evening, according to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
Employees at nearby Pump Repair Service said the business suffered damage when the water level outside rose above a foot.
"I heard the ladies in the front office yelling, ‘Emergency!’ So I went up front and there was water flowing in the door," shop foreman Wilbur Norwood said. Read More
An early morning fire that broke out on Lapidge Street between 18th and 19th streets in the Mission district Tuesday left one man with burns to his lower body.
A roofing company worker was apparently using hot tar to attach flashing above the front door when some wood on the exterior of the building caught fire, Fire Department Battalion Chief Kirk Richardson said. The 50-year-old man was treated at the scene and released. Read More