San Francisco events for April 16, 2013.
Who’s in town
Dance artist Shantala Shivalingappa performs a program of works choreographed by herself and other dance-makers of our time. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]
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A passenger reportedly fired a stun gun during a battle for a seat on a rush-hour BART train Wednesday morning, the transit agency said.
A fight between passengers broke out just before 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to news reports, as a San Francisco International Airport-bound train approached the Pleasant Hill station.
Witnesses said a younger man swung at an older man while arguing over a seat. The older man then wrapped the younger man in a headlock, police said, and at that point a third passenger pulled out a stun gun and fired it at the younger man. Read More
San Francisco events for April 10, 2013.
Food trucks will not be allowed in the America’s Cup Park or America’s Cup Village during the upcoming international regatta, the San Francisco Business Times reported.
The event’s “master concessionaire,” Levy Premium Foodservice, has asked for applications for 27 food and beverage slots and 12 booths, but has specifically excluded food trucks, according to the newspaper. It’s also looking for vendors for a separate 5,000-square-foot sports bar and food and beverage outlet. Read More
It’s been a wildly windy few days across California.
Northern California was the first to feel the lashing blasts, which spread to the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys then as far south as San Diego County.
In city, at least a dozen trees came down, police Officer John Tozzini told KGO-TV (Ch. 7), which reported that more than 20,000 utility customers lost power in the Bay Area. Read More
San Francisco events for April 10, 2013.
San Francisco events for April 8, 2013.
A local health care provider is receiving an $897,240 grant to further strengthen its services to Bay Area seniors.
On Lok Lifeways is one of nine California health care organizations included in UnitedHealthcare’s $5.2 million grant to boost services in underserved communities. The award will allow On Lok to strengthen its electronic medical records system, “PACELink,” through software upgrades, new technology investments and improved training. Read More
An anonymous tipster is set to receive a $250,000 reward for his help in solving a seven-year-old homicide.
The killing happened April 4, 2006, when Willie Allen, aka Johnny Allen, pictured, was exiting a Fillmore Street store and was attacked by a man with a knife. He died that night.
Two years later, then-Mayor Gavin Newsom announced a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Allen’s killer. Read More
A majority of Americans support the legalization of marijuana, according to a recent poll — which in turn means a majority of U.S. polling firms all agree that support for cannabis legalization is at the highest-ever level.
Fifty-two percent of Americans polled by the Pew Research Center said they support legalizing the use of marijuana by adults, the firm announced Thursday, while 45 percent of respondents said the drug should remain illegal. Read More
San Francisco events on April 5, 6 and 7 2013.
For the second straight year, the Raiders will kick off their preseason schedule with a home game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Tony Romo and Co. will invade the Black Hole the week of Aug. 8, with an exact time and date to be announced later. It will be the 29th preseason meeting between the two teams.
The Raiders’ other home preseason contest will come the in the third week of preseason action, the week of Aug. 22 against the Chicago Bears. Read More
Protesters stake out their ground as President Barack Obama arrived at San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday evening for a number of Bay Area fundraisers, which are part of a drive to raise money for the 2014 U.S. mid-term elections in which the Democratic Party is trying to regain control of the House.
Obama was to attend two events in San Francisco on Wednesday night. Today, he is scheduled for two fundraisers in Atherton before leaving the Bay Area. Read More
The Walt Disney Co. is shutting down San Francisco-based video game production company LucasArts and laying off staff as it focuses on the less risky, less expensive path of licensing its characters and stories to other developers.
The closure comes four months after filmmaker George Lucas, best known as the creator of the “Star Wars” franchise, sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney. LucasArts is part of the Lucasfilm portfolio. Read More