Regular cable car service on the Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason cable car lines has been disrupted as of 1:16 p.m. due to a problem with the cable.
Muni reports that bus shuttles are in place on Powell Street between Washington and Ellis streets to ferry passengers affected by the disruption.
A 25-year-old South San Francisco man has been identified as the pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Brisbane early Saturday morning.
Juan Francisco Navarro Flores was walking on the Sierra Point Parkway off-ramp at about 12:15 a.m. when he was struck by an unknown vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The vehicle drove away without stopping, but other cars pulled over and called 911.
Flores was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the CHP at (510) 286-6923. Read More
The family of a taxi driver who killed 12 people including his twin brother in a shooting rampage in northern England said Sunday they had no clue what sparked his rampage.
Derrick Bird, 52, killed his brother David and a family lawyer before departing on a 45-mile rampage across a rural area of England Wednesday, targeting former workmates and strangers. Police said he killed 10 victims in a single hour, shooting many in the face. Read More
Minor delays are expected Sunday when BART closes one of the tracks at its Balboa Park station in San Francisco due to construction work.
Trains will be single-tracking through the station while crews work to extend the mezzanine to create a new west-side entrance, according to BART officials.
Delays of up to 10 minutes are expected in both directions due to the work.
Trains on the Dublin/Pleasanton line will also be going as far as the 24th Street Mission station Sunday, according to BART officials.
A man is in stable condition Sunday morning after he was shot in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood, according to police.
The shooting occurred at about 3:30 a.m. near the intersection of Harbor and Northridge roads, police said.
No arrests were made.
SOMETHING TO READ
The Place That Inhabits Us
Selected by Sixteen Rivers Press ($20)
The anthology includes 100 poems about what it’s like to live in the greater Bay Area. Compiled by members of a regional poetry collective named after the web of rivers that flow into the San Francisco Bay, the book’s entries are drawn from both a physical and metaphoric watershed. Read More
Claude Giroux scored 5:59 into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 overtime victory over Chicago in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday night, cutting the Blackhawks' series lead to 2-1.
Game 4 is Friday night in Philadelphia.
Giroux scored on a deflection off Matt Carle's pass to beat Antti Niemi and win the third straight one-goal game in the series.
The Blackhawks, trying to win their first Stanley Cup title since 1961, snapped a seven-game winning streak and a seven-game road winning streak. Read More
A federal court hearing was delayed until June 15 in the case of convicted murderer and former gang member Dennis Cyrus. Judge Maxine Chesney postponed the hearing after prosecutors and defense attorneys said they may be reaching an agreement on a bid by Cyrus’ attorneys for evidence about San Francisco’s drug-testing lab after problems arose with work done by retired criminalist Deborah Madden. Read More
The state senator Leland Yee joined several officials who want to block or limit raves — electronic-music dance festivals — at the Cow Palace in Daly City after one person died and several others were hospitalized for suffering apparent drug overdoses. Police arrested 68 adults and five youths on suspicion of possessing or selling drugs at the festival, which drew 16,500 people. Read More
Samtrans, the San Mateo County transit agency, is seeking public input on extending Route 17 to the Linda Mar Park and Ride lot on weekends and holidays in an effort to improve service between Half Moon Bay and Pacifica. The extension would replace current weekend and holiday service provided by Route 294. No changes will be made to weekday service on Route 294. Read More
WHAT: The Internal Revenue Service received $80.5 million in stimulus funds from the General Services Administration to renovate an office building in Andover, Mass.
WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: The IRS renovations will include a new reflecting pool, art gallery and indoor gardens. Also, the office is designed to house 2,000 employees even though only 900 currently work there. Read More
White players dominate men’s college lacrosse, which makes them prime candidates for white-male bashing. So I wasn’t too surprised when the May 24 edition of People magazine had a cover story about Yeardley Love that contained the following quote:
“There was ample suggestion that the elite lacrosse culture did little to curb bad-boy excesses.”
Love was a member of the women’s lacrosse team at the University of Virginia when she was killed May 3. Her ex-boyfriend, UVA men’s lacrosse player George Huguely, has been charged with her murder. Read More
Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers lost his bid for a perfect game Wednesday night with two outs in the ninth inning on a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admitted he blew.
First baseman Miguel Cabrera cleanly fielded Jason Donald's grounder to his right and made an accurate throw to Galarraga covering the bag. The ball was there in time, and all of Comerica Park was ready to celebrate the 3-0 win over Cleveland, until Joyce emphatically signaled safe.
The veteran ump regretted it. Read More
What: With growing deficits and a senior citizen population approaching 25 percent, Canada’s government is being forced to take tough measures to cut costs of its universal health care system. Ontario slashed payments to generic drug makers, British Columbia is lowering its hospital fees, and Quebec has a new flat health tax. Read More
Oliver Stone, a politically dim bulb wishing to shine bright with his new idolizing documentary on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, says he has just one complaint about the guy: He’s on TV too much.
And so finally, after years of deep immersion in loony, leftist ideology, the Hollywood director has a solitary insight. Sadly, he understates it. According to a news report, Stone said Chavez is “overpowering” with his many hours of almost-daily rambles in which he mixes lectures, news and occasional songs. Read More