Bargain hunters, protesters and even a balloon animal twisting Mrs. Claus flocked to San Francisco's Union Square during Black Friday.
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Bruno Bowden, the lead engineering elf on Google’s Santa Tracker project with NORAD, explains how enhancements will let Google Earth and Google Maps mobile help kids of all ages track the whereabouts of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Follow jolly ol’ St. Nick at www.noradsanta.org.How do you track Santa? With GPS or Rudolph’s nose? Rudolph’s nose gives off a unique heat signal and so we use that, and a number of satellites positioned in space detect the heat signal. Read More
Just before Santa Claus boarded his Macy’s rock-star tour bus, the jolly old man took a break from his busy holiday schedule of making toys and listening to children’s requests for gifts to talk about what the holidays mean to him and why he helps out with organizations such as the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The Macy’s “Believe” campaign helps the organization grant seriously ill children wishes.What brings you joy during the holidays? Read More
People throughout San Francisco today shared sidewalks, public parks and bar space with several hundred people dressed as Santa Claus, elves, reindeer and other holiday figures for SantaCon 2011.
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The annual gathering and pub crawl, in which thousands of Santas descend upon cities worldwide, drew more than 1,000 people to San Francisco's Civic Center around noon today to kick off the holiday fun. Read More
Shonte Henderson spent her 15th birthday in a hospital bed while doctors tried to cool her 104-degree fever.
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The public is invited to help LEGO Master Builders construct a 12-by-10 foot Santa Yoda on Friday at the Union Square ice rink.More than 6,000 oversized LEGO bricks, created from the smaller classic LEGO building blocks, will be used to construct the model. Read More
A longtime San Francisco Santa Claus will receive a final sendoff this week as friends and fans come together to celebrate his life.Lefty O'Doul's will host "an Irish wake befitting 'Santa' John Toomey" on Friday that will include food and music, restaurant spokesman Lee Houskeeper said. Read More
She wasn’t Santa Claus.A woman walking down the steps of a Richmond district apartment building had a bed comforter slung over her shoulder with bulky items in it Friday, a building tenant told police.After seeing the woman, the tenant continued on to her apartment and found that someone had broken in via the fire escape and stolen a laptop and phone around 3:30 p.m. Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following editorial, among the most famous ever written, appeared in The New York Sun in 1897. It remains appropriate for this holiday season 113 years later.We take pleasure in answering at once and thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:Dear Editor! I am 8 years old.Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Read More
The Examiner predicts what The City’s leaders, losers, and movers and shakers want from Santa.
Who: John ‘Bad Santa’ Toomey
Holiday wish: Christmas year-round Read More