A kite surfer was at a local hospital Sunday evening after being pulled from the waters off San Francisco’s Ocean Beach earlier in the day by National Park Service rescue rangers who spotted the man in distress, a spokeswoman for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area said.
At about 2:35 p.m., the rangers entered the water to get the kite surfer, who had signaled he was in distress, spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet said.
The victim, a man from Kings Beach, a town near Lake Tahoe, had gotten tangled up in his equipment, Picavet said. Read More
The family of a woman found dead inside a suitcase floating in the Bay last week will be handing out fliers Sunday for the second day in a row, hoping to find information regarding her death.
Pearla Louis, 52, of San Francisco, was last heard from the morning of May 15 when she and her daughter exchanged their daily phone call at 6 a.m., San Francisco police Lt. Lyn Tomioka said. Read More
As part of his budget plan, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has proposed eliminating In-Home Supportive Services, the state’s fastest-growing social services program, which pays caregivers to help the disabled and the frail elderly. Nearly half a million disabled Californians get subsidized home care. Read More
David Cameron, Britain’s new prime minister, announced a “radical, reforming” agenda Thursday that arguably points to the central issue of the financial crisis: What to do about ineffective, avaricious, ever-expanding government. Read More
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Musée d’Orsay are proud to present the initial installment of what is certain to become one of the premier cultural events of the decade. “Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay” is the first of two consecutive exhibitions drawn from the Orsay’s incomparable collection that are traveling to the de Young Museum in 2010. Read More
Works of art are made to be seen by all, to travel across the world and across the ages. The universal nature of masterpieces precludes any one person owning them. They belong to everyone. The role of a museum is to preserve and maintain the works, to see that they are shared and circulated. Read More
WHAT: The mandatory 2009 exploration plan BP filed for the Deepwater Horizon oil rig claimed the company could handle a spill of as much as 12.6 million gallons per day — an amount 60 times more than currently estimated for the ongoing Gulf of Mexico disaster. In related documents filed with the U.S. Minerals Management Service, BP said it would be able to skim 17.6 million gallons of oil a day from the Gulf in the event of a spill. Read More
Matt Downs hit a two-run double in the 12th inning and the San Francisco Giants held off San Diego 7-6 on Tuesday night, beating the first-place Padres for the first time in eight tries this season.
Brian Wilson gave up a two-run double to David Eckstein with two outs in the bottom of the 12th after Chris Denorfia and Yorvit Torrealba singled. Wilson intentionally walked Adrian Gonzalez before he struck out Chase Headley for his 10th save in 11 chances. Read More
WHO: Department of Housing and Urban Development
WHAT: Gave federal stimulus funds to an Ohio homeless advocacy group called The Other Place to rent housing for homeless panhandlers near the University of Dayton.
WHY IT’S AN OUTRAGE: Federal auditors found that the group overpaid $1,000 to rent an apartment in violation of local laws, which require a license to operate a transitional group home. And federal stimulus money is supposed to be used to create jobs so people won’t be homeless. Read More
WHO’S PIGGING OUT: Donald Gerth
INGREDIENTS FOR THIS PIGOUT: Gerth is the former president of Sacramento State University
HOW BIG IS THIS PIGOUT? $283,629 per year
AVERAGE ANNUAL PRIVATE SECTOR RETIREMENT INCOME: $31,757
WHO PAYS FOR THIS PENSION PIGOUT? Taxpayers of California Read More
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., recently announced that Congress will not pass a budget resolution this year. That hasn’t happened since Congress adopted the landmark Budget Control and Impoundment Act of 1974, which among much else was supposed to streamline and rationalize the federal budgeting process. Read More
PERSON IN TOWN
Hiromitsu Agatsuma, who plays the Tsugaru-shamisen, performs with his ensemble on opening night of the 2010 S.F. International Arts Festival. The concert is the only West Coast appearance on his 2010 U.S. tour. [8 p.m., Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard, S.F.] Read More
With the backdrop of the Police Department’s struggles with its crime lab fallout and complaints about the inability to deal expeditiously with police-misconduct allegations, the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee will meet Thursday to vote on who will occupy two seats on the Police Commission. One seat is for the reappointment of Joe Marshall, the commission president. The other seat has three applicants: Angela Chan, Phillip Hogan and David Waggoner. Read More