An elderly woman who scolded a child who she said was disturbing geese at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of being shoved to the ground by the kid’s apparently heartless father.
Police are now hunting for the dangerous dad, who was reportedly enraged that the 82-year-old had disciplined his child. Read More
Don’t change the name on the map just yet.
It’s been more than a month since the Recreation and Park Department held a ceremony honoring California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, with a new street name in Golden Gate Park, but the change isn’t official yet.
While there is a sign in Golden Gate Park with the name Nancy Pelosi Drive, the street is technically still Middle Drive East, a title with significantly less meaning to the former Speaker of the House. Read More
Cyclists approaching the intersection of Market and Eighth streets as they head west ride across a street marking that shows two arrows above a bicycle. Cars, buses and trucks are supposed to share that space with bikes.
Across the intersection, a new lane opens up for cyclists only. It’s painted green and separated from auto traffic by plastic posts, making it clear which vehicles go where. Read More
Police are asking the public for pictures and video that might have captured a fatal assault in Golden Gate Park the day of the Zazzle Bay to Breakers. Stephen Martin, 30, of Santa Clara was beaten into a coma, and on Friday he was taken off life support. Read More
He should have stuck to just the grass.Police have released more details in the case of a Santa Clara man who allegedly went on a bizarre drug-fueled rampage at this year’s Zazzle Bay to Breakers on May 20. Daniel Frank, 21, of Santa Clara was reportedly seen talking to himself and eating grass before he ripped out a chunk of a woman’s hair for no apparent reason and assaulted several other people — and also spat blood on a security guard. Read More
Tripping during the Zazzle Bay to Breakers not only kept a man from reaching the finish line, but it landed him in jail.Daniel Frank, 21, of Santa Clara is facing serious charges after allegedly taking a hard drug, possibly LSD, during the zany 12-kilometer footrace. Police said he went wacko along the racecourse, ripping out a woman’s hair, attacking other participants and tearing off a police officer’s badge while resisting arrest Sunday in Golden Gate Park. Read More
Here’s the sports statistic San Franciscans look for most at this time of year: The arrest count for the Zazzle Bay to Breakers footrace.
Click on the photo to see more participants drinking throughout the race.
The colorful competition that starts at Howard and Beale streets, snakes through Golden Gate Park and ends on Great Highway is not only known for its many costumed runners, but also the partying “athletes.” Read More
Mamitu Daska has said that she would keep returning to compete in the Zazzle Bay to Breakers until she’s won it.
After doing just that in dominant fashion on Sunday, event organizers might need to find another reason for the Ethiopian phenom to return to compete again next year. Read More
The sun and moon aligned over the Earth in a rare astronomical event Sunday evening — an annular eclipse that dimmed the skies over parts of Asia and North America, briefly turning the sun into a blazing ring of fire.
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Eclipses of some type occur almost every year, but stargazers had not seen an annular one — shaped like a ring — on U.S. soil since 1994, and the next one is not to occur until 2023. Read More
Police announced the arrest Monday of a second man in connection with the slaying of Robert Musial, who was robbed and beaten to death April 27 with at least one skateboard in Golden Gate Park.
On Thursday, 33-year-old transient Jeremy Brinker was taken into custody in the town of Weed, located in Siskiyou County, San Francisco police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said Monday. Read More