Fans of the 65-year-old Stow Lake boathouse might cringe at plans to gut the open working area and make room for a cafe, but park officials say it is time for a change.The new owners plan to overhaul the space where for decades managers and new employees have learned how to mend and care for the fleet of aging row and paddle boats. Instead, a kitchen, cafe that seats about 35, small coffee shop and gift store will take its place, and a new fleet of boats will be stored elsewhere. Read More
Some families living in San Francisco’s public housing apartments are receiving eviction notices just weeks before Christmas.In September, the San Francisco Housing Authority put a freeze on evictions to give tenants with a backlog of rent the chance to start a payment plan or contest the bills. The goal was to put the financially unstable Housing Authority back on track with rent collection without evicting tenants. Read More
After conducting a rescue effort that spanned two days, the Monterey County Sheriff's Office found a Seaside hiker who had been reported missing by his wife when he did not return to their Big Sur campsite after an apparent marital spat, the sheriff's office reported. Read More
Three people were hospitalized after being shot in a drive-by shooting in San Francisco early Sunday morning, police said.
Officers responded to reports of shots fired near Van Ness Avenue and Clay Street in The City's Pacific Heights neighborhood at around 2:10 a.m., San Francisco police Lt. Troy Dangerfield said. Read More
Anyone with a parent or grandparent who remains stubbornly helpless in the face of new technology will appreciate the opening scene of “Ahead of Time,” which shows the documentary’s subject, Ruth Gruber, tapping nimbly away on her Mac. Read More
Teresa Mejia is the executive director of The Women’s Building, a center for women and girls to gain the resources needed to be an active member of society. The native of Puerto Rico dealt with the death of her mother, sister and two nieces in 1977. They were killed by her sister’s husband. She came to San Francisco in 1991 and landed her first job, as a counselor, through The Women’s Building.Who has had the biggest influence on you in your life? Read More
Something to Read
Tahoe Beneath the Surface
By Scott Lankford ($16.95)In a volume subtitled “The Hidden Stories of America’s Largest Mountain Lake,” the Foothill College English professor describes the popular landmark’s 10,0000-year history with colorful tales about its residents and visitors. Read More
PG&E customers are being asked to pay again for more than $175 million in pipeline improvement projects that they had apparently already paid for in a rate hike three years ago. Read More
Fans who flock annually to see the world’s best surfers compete in the famed big-wave contest at Maverick’s may be bummed to find that a key spectator spot — the beach — is off-limits.
As organizers of what is now called the Jay at Maverick’s Big Wave Invitational prepare to hold opening ceremonies for the competition this week, authorities say the permit for the event requires that the beach be closed to the general public during the upcoming contest. Read More