A San Francisco supervisor has suggested that San Francisco consider seeking a better financing deal from the investment bank Goldman Sachs for some of the costs associated with its outstanding airport debt.
The comments came as Oakland leaders took to the firm’s San Francisco doorstep, urging other cities to join them in fighting a bank that has become a lightning rod for criticism of the U.S. financial system. Read More
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Kyrgyzstan-born, New York-based jazz piano virtuoso Eldar performs at Yoshi’s. “Three Stories” is his latest album. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]
Marty Nemko: The career coach and radio host gives a talk titled “Not-Obvious Things Every Career-Minded Person Must Know in 2013 and Beyond.” [5:15 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
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Journalist, science fiction author and Internet activist Cory Doctorow talks about the future of computing and the fight for freedom both online and offline. [7:30 p.m., Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., S.F.]
America’s Cup: The panel discusses the America’s Cup race and what it will mean for San Francisco. Speakers include America’s Cup Organizing Committee Chairman Mark Buell. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
A four-alarm fire that caused $2.4 million in damage to San Francisco’s Pier 29 last month was apparently caused by welders doing work in the building, a Fire Department spokeswoman said Monday.
The fire was reported about 1:50 p.m. June 20 at the two-story waterfront building at the intersection of The Embarcadero and Sansome and Chestnut streets. Read More
The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the death of 25-year-old Natasha Noland, who was killed after she and another woman were ejected from a party bus late Friday night, a CHP spokesman said.
The fatal accident occurred just before midnight on state Highway 17 near state Highway 9 in Los Gatos, CHP officer D.J. Sarabia said. Read More
Who’s in townGrammy-nominated jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti performs with his group. The Stanford Jazz Festival show also features Kendrick Scott and his ensemble. [8 p.m., Dinkelspiel Auditorium, 471 Lagunita Drive, Stanford University, Stanford]LecturesArts forum: The panel explores how the arts have played a central role in examining issues involving race in the United States. Speakers include jazz artist Marcus Shelby. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
FRIDAYSymphonic ‘Oz’: Friday is movie night at the San Francisco Symphony. Feature attraction: “The Wizard of Oz,” accompanied by the orchestra, live. [7:30 p.m., Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]SATURDAYA great hike Read More
The longtime U.S. Postal Service worker was sworn in as San Francisco’s 29th postmaster. Sanghera, who was appointed to the position earlier this year, also is co-chair of The City’s Postal Customer Council. She began her career with the USPS as a letter carrier in San Jose. Sanghera is responsible mail delivery to nearly 400,000 residential and business customers.
The Bayview district resident was named The City’s sixth poet laureate. Murguia has twice received the American Book Award, for “Southern Front” and “This War Called Love: Nine Stories.” He most recently published “Native Tongue.” Murguia is a professor of Latino studies at San Francisco State University. He organized the Flor y Canto en el Barrio poetry festivals in 2008 and 2011. Read More
Mark Jackson’s second season as coach of the Warriors will tip off Halloween night on the road against the Phoenix Suns.
The Warriors went 23-43 in an abbreviated first season for Jackson due to a volatile labor situation that wasn’t resolved until just before Christmas.
But with a revamped roster that includes veteran center Andrew Bogut, acquired via trade from the Milwaukee Bucks, and veteran guard Jarret Jack to go along with rookies Harrison Barnes, Festus Ezeli and Draymond Green, the Warriors are expecting to put a better product on the floor. Read More
The Raiders have been down this road before: old coach out, new coach in.
And once again, that will be the case as players report to training camp in Napa this weekend in advance of Monday’s first full-squad practice.
Former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen has taken over as coach for Hue Jackson, who went 8-8 in his one full season at the helm. Read More
Who’s in townAuthor Charles Yu, named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35” fiction writers to watch, discusses his new collection, “Sorry Please Thank You: Stories.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]LecturesHarvey Rose: San Francisco’s independent budget and legislative analyst explains his approach and the critical need for independent analysis in the public sector. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
The semifinals and final of the 2013 World Baseball Classic will be hosted by the Giants at AT&T Park. Major League Baseball announced the site in a news release Wednesday.
The WBC final and semifinal was previously played in San Diego at Petco Park (2006) and Dodger Stadium (2009). Read More
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Cabaret singer Andrea Marcovicci presents “Smile,” her show featuring songs she selected for their uplifting qualities. [7:30 p.m., Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]
Jose Fernandez: The U.S. assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs discusses U.S. policy on economic sanctions. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.] Read More
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Rock singer Donna Jean Godchaux, the only woman ever officially billed as a member of the Grateful Dead, performs with her band. [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]
Immigration debate: A diverse panel discusses immigration in the United States in 2012. Speakers include United Farm Workers president Arturo S. Rodriguez. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More