Mayor Thomas Menino was recovering and resting comfortably after surgery on Saturday to repair a fracture on the smaller of the two bones in his lower right leg.
Menino, 70, twisted his ankle and fractured his distal fibula while on his way to an event on Friday. Read More
Unsurprisingly, a new study has concluded that thrashing your skull in time to an average 145-beats-per-minute speed-metal song can potentially cause serious neck and head injuries, even whiplash or stroke. Slayer frontman Tom Araya already received the bulletin, loud and clear.
“Headbanging is dangerous,” says the fearsome-voiced singer, who recently had to cancel dates to undergo emergency treatments for neck and back problems. Read More
The A’s are piling up so many injuries, manager Bob Melvin asked his trainer to take questions from reporters before Tuesday’s game. With seven players on the disabled list, Melvin is barraged with daily-status queries that even he’s not always capable of answering. Read More
A floor collapsed into a V shape Friday at the construction site of a new casino, sending workers sliding to the ground and leaving at least a dozen with broken bones, bumps or bruises.
Authorities said there were no life-threatening injuries in the collapse at the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati site, which came just weeks after a similar accident at a Cleveland casino with the same developer. Read More
Evgeni Malkin pounded home a rebound 1:31 into overtime to lift the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Malkin, the NHL's leading scorer, banged a long carom off the end boards past Washington's Michal Neuvirth for his 26th goal of the season. Malkin added two assists to give him a league-leading 58 points on the season. Read More
What happened to the Giants? The better question is, what didn’t happen to the Giants?
From Opening Day, when they were beaten by the Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw — and Buster Posey was still healthy — there was a sense this year might be as frustrating as last year was elating. Read More
The Giants have taken their tortuous season to a level that only the best Hollywood screenwriters could describe.
The sputtering, suddenly comeback-free, post-Carlos Beltran Giants take the field this afternoon against the Astros in Houston in clear danger of losing contact with the Arizona Diamondbacks, which would classify as a genuine disaster. Read More
Gun-related injuries and deaths have declined drastically, saving taxpayers nearly half a million dollars in medical costs annually.
San Francisco General Hospital officials released a report this week showing that gunshot wounds dropped from 175 in 2005 to 134 last year. The number of gun-related deaths also sharply declined from 45 in 2006 to 17 in 2009, according to the annual report. Read More
Fatalities and injuries from traffic collisions are down sharply this year in San Francisco, with both categories on pace for their lowest annual total in over a decade. Read More
Two pedestrians were raced to the hospital after they were plowed down by a car Monday while walking along an inner-city footpath.
A motorist traveling south on Hyde Street is believed to have accidentally hit her gas pedal instead of the brakes as she approached the McAllister Street intersection, police Officer Samson Chan said. Read More