I have to say I’m disappointed in the World Health Organization for issuing a phony health scare regarding cellphone use and cancer when by its own admission it has no experimental data to support this conclusion. When organizations like WHO issue this kind of scare it calls into question their conclusions about the dangers of everything else they claim causes cancer. Read More
I can’t believe the California Public Utilities Commission is allowing these PG&E executives to flee the sinking ship and keep their ill-earned bonuses and incentive packages. The CEO is leaving with his $35 million retirement bonus while the San Bruno victims continue to wait for a monthly handout. PG&E now wants to employ set-aside accounting so it can bill ratepayers for its mismanagement of the San Bruno gas explosion. Read More
I oppose the Recreation and Park Department’s decision to permit food trucks in Dolores Park. This is not a realistic solution to our budget problem. The City expects to get between $12,000 and $35,000 a year from the food trucks. Rec and Park’s share of the budget deficit is $7 million. This isn’t a debate about money; it’s a debate about priorities for the use of our open space. Read More
Eyes around the world will be turned towards Westminster Abbey in London this Friday for the royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton.
As the long-awaited global event unfolds across the Atlantic, The San Francisco Examiner will feature live coverage of the royal union, including a live video feed and live blogging. Read More
Thank you for notifying readers about the Caltrain board meeting Thursday morning — which I attended. I was delighted that the current 86-train schedule will be retained. The staff’s original proposal was to run 76 trains, but at the suggestion of San Mateo County Supervisor and MTC Chair Adrienne Tissier, this meeting was called to “bridge the gap” and keep the current 86-train schedule. Read More
As Joan Murphy’s 90-year-old father drifted in and out of sleep on his death bed 11 years ago, he tilted his head and uttered his final words.“Bye-bye, baby,” he said, voicing the late Giants broadcaster Russ Hodges’ famous home run call.“Did he really just say that?” Murphy, 65, thought aloud at the time. Read More
Jenn Bacha wasn’t too happy being woken at 5:30 in the morning Tuesday by Matt Warneke for their morning jog.
What Bacha, 34, didn’t know is that Warneke, her boyfriend of three years, had an engagement ring in his pocket throughout the run.
“I started thinking about a creative way to propose to her,” said Warneke, 26, an advertising executive at The San Francisco Examiner. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee is hoping Twitter officials will respond positively within the next month to a tax-break proposal to lure the company to The City’s “edgy” mid-Market area, he told the San Francisco Examiner Wednesday. Read More
As I anxiously awaited Pete Sampras’ first serve, he bounced the ball, looked up at me and laughed so hard he almost fell over. The 14 time Grand Slam champ may have been out there for hits and giggles, but I was serious about Monday’s Hit with the Pros doubles mini-match at HP Pavilion.
Sampras, who had just lost a beautifully played SAP Open exhibition with Gael Monfils, was teamed with KGO Radio contest winner Ryan Sablan, a 27-year-old, 5.0 USTA-rated player from Martinez. Read More
Elaborate schemes elude many lawbreakers, whose escapades do not rise to that of international whodunits.Son of a gun!A Sacramento man allegedly brought a loaded .45-caliber handgun through the security checkpoint of a San Mateo County courthouse July 12 — while en route to a child custody hearing.Holy cheeseburger, Batman! Read More