Crafty crooks are creating a sticky situation for bank customers in San Francisco, using glue rather than guns to rob them at ATM machines.
A senior at Burlingame High School told police that he was playing a prank when he allegedly posted a threat online targeting a rally at his school, police said.
Authorities have not said what the 17-year-old boy wrote in the online post. But the post was alarming enough that the FBI and San Mateo Police Department teamed to arrest the boy at his school Monday morning.
Just four weeks after Petco filed a permit to open in the Richmond district, an outright ban that would block the pet-supply chain store was proposed Tuesday.
The chain store’s effort has turned into the latest heated land-use battle in San Francisco, whose residents have earned a reputation for putting up fierce fights against big-name chains, including Starbucks and American Apparel.
Less than five minutes into Tuesday night’s opening round game of the Northern California bracket of the CIF Division III boys’ basketball tournament, Burlingame coach Jeff Dowd was worried. “We we’re very concerned,” Dowd said regarding his Panthers trailing 14-4 midway through the opening period. But then Burlingame settled down and took command of the game with a 12-point run that spurred the Panthers to a 63-41 victory against Weston Ranch of Stockton in their home gym. The win also set a new school single-season record for wins as Burlingame moved to 27-4 on the season.
All hyperbole aside, the St. Ignatius softball team lost by a matter of inches against Hillsdale in nonleague action Monday at Fairmont Park. Down two runs with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning and runners at second and third, St. Ignatius sophomore third baseman Elena Vierra hit a soft liner into left field. The first run scored easily, but the second baserunner, St. Ignatius senior Tori Eng, was cut down at the plate to hold off a late Wildcats rally in Hillsdale’s 4-3 win.
In a back-and-forth battle, Serra eventually ran out of steam against a quick and big Franklin of Elk Grove team in a 57-54 loss in the first round of the Northern California bracket of the CIF Division I boys’ basketball tournament.
Matthew Mingrone, the president and medical director of Sereno — a San Francisco medical center that specializes in alleviating snoring and mild to moderate apnea — is a board-certified otolaryngologist, an expert physician on all things throat, nose and ears. National Sleep Awareness Week is March 13-17.
President Barack Obama has once again retreated into passivity in response to the murderous bloodbath being inflicted on the Libyan people by the despotic Moammar Gadhafi. Rather than lead a coalition of countries in stopping indiscriminate bombing of Libyan civilians through imposition of a “no-fly zone,” Obama withdraws into inaction.
The U.S. controls the most powerful military force assembled in the history of Earth. Its military dominates the globe and has troops operating in over 150 different nations. And the scope of this strength is not lost upon our civilian leaders. As U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Madaleine Albright once said to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell, “What's the use of having this superb military that you're always talking about if we can't use it?” This appears to be the U.S. approach to the situation in Libya. The U.S. is the one with the big guns, so let's go out there and use them. But rather then ask if the U.S. should engage Libya, why not ask if the rest of the world will?
When the first OPEC oil shock hit the U.S. in 1973, President Richard Nixon encouraged Americans as a voluntary gas-saving measure to drive 55 mph on the interstate. Not long after, the infamous “Double Nickel” became mandatory as Congress made states choose between adopting the lower speed limit and losing millions in federal aid. For two decades, most Americans voted with their gas pedals and flagrantly ignored the federal speed limit. It had become the least respected law since Prohibition by the time President Clinton repealed it in December 1995.