San Francisco events for May 12, 2013.
SOMETHING TO READ
Tiger Babies Strike BackBy Kim Wong Keltner ($13.99)The local writer’s humorous parenting book and memoir turns the tables on familiar “Tiger Mom” philosophies and discusses contemporary challenges all mothers face. Read More
San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby will host Old Pugent Sound Beach in the West semifinal of USA Rugby’s Elite Cup competition, which features the top clubs across the nation, on Saturday at 3 p.m. on Treasure Island.
A victory by SFGG would put it in the championship game against the East’s top squad on May 25 in Glendale, Colo.
San Francisco has yet to lose this season and is led by Cal alum Chris Biller. Other Cal alums on the squad include Tom Rooke and Neil Barrett. Read More
Wild reeds: Clarinet Thing performs a concert of original works and arrangements of tunes by jazz giants. Beth Custer, Sheldon Brown, Ben Goldberg and Harvey Wainapel are the quartet. [8 p.m., Old First Church, 1751 Sacramento St., S.F.]
A great bike ride
Keep Pedaling After Bike to Work Day: Were you inspired by the thousands of people pedaling to the office Thursday for Bike to Work Day? Read More
An apparent game-tying homer by the A’s Adam Rosales was ruled a double by umpires in the ninth inning, and the Cleveland Indians held on to beat Oakland 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Rosales sent a drive off Indians closer Chris Perez that looked as if it cleared the left field wall. However, second base umpire Angel Hernandez called it a double, and the crew concurred after leaving the field to review the videotape.
When the umpires returned and told Rosales to stay at second, A’s manager Bob Melvin sprinted onto the field and was immediately ejected. Read More
Who’s in town
Susan Bissell, UNICEF’s chief of child protection, speaks at the World Affairs Council. “Protecting Children in Times of Crisis” is the theme. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.]
Sister Helen Prejean: The author, death-penalty abolitionist and subject of the film “Dead Man Walking” speaks. Read More
The conversation surrounding medical marijuana dispensaries in San Francisco has wound its way in recent years from “should we?” to “where should we?” to “how much should we?” Now, the discussion is headed back to “where should we?”
The Board of Supervisors needs to formally reopen the topic of where dispensaries can open up in The City and serve their patients to make sure city zoning regulations do not overload the neighborhoods to which they are currently restricted. Read More
Transportation officials are scheduled to announce Wednesday a fix for broken bolts on the new span of the Bay Bridge, but it may still be too early to say whether the work will be done in time for the planned Labor Day opening.
In March, inspectors found that 32 steel rods that are used for seismic safety had fractured during tightening. The bolts were part of a batch of 96 from an Ohio-based manufacturer, who also provided 192 rods in 2010. Read More
Who’s in town
Award-winning fiction writer Jill McCorkle talks about “Life After Life,” her new novel. [7:30 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park].
Education talk: Program addresses how urban planning can improve access to quality education in San Francisco. Speakers include San Francisco schools Superintendent Richard Carranza. Read More
San Francisco events for May 7, 2013. Read More
San Francisco events for May 6, 2013. Read More
Something to readThe Secret Lives of Sports FansBy Eric Simons ($26.95)In a book subtitled “The Science of Sports Obsessions,” the UC Berkeley professor and “Radiolab” podcast contributor looks at neurological, psychological and evolutionary reasons for sports fanaticism.Lend a hand Read More
San Francisco events for May 3 -5, 2013. Read More
It is often easiest to blame a single person for a problem, but such criticism does not always resolve the underlying issue. That appears to be the case with the San Francisco Housing Authority. Read More
San Francisco events for May 2, 2013. Read More
San Francisco events for May 1, 2013. Read More