With the help of a local tech start-up, money has been raised for family barbeques, to save a toy store in Illinois and to replace the boat destroyed in the Boston bomber standoff. Now, a City resident is tapping a SoMa company hoping to bring the Blue Angels back to Fleet Week. Read More
The U.S. Navy has canceled the remainder of the elite Blue Angels demonstration team's 2013 season because of federal cuts.
The commander of Naval air forces announced the decision Tuesday.
The canceled season means the Navy flight team will not be making its annual appearance at San Francisco's Fleet Week. Read More
This weekend, San Francisco will see more than 1 million visitors attending a number of exciting events taking place in our city.
Major events include: the America’s Cup World Series at Marina Green; Fleet Week on the northern and eastern waterfront; Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park; the Castro Street Fair; the Italian Heritage Parade from Fisherman’s Wharf to North Beach; 49ers football at Candlestick Park; and Giants playoff baseball at AT&T Park. Read More
Even on a normal day, a vacant driveway can look like an oasis for frustrated motorists. And during this coming weekend, when 1 million people are expected to descend upon San Francisco for a series of events, a place to park could seem downright mythical. Read More
In a city with skyrocketing rents, rent-control laws, and strong tenant advocacy, it was just a matter of time before corporate “hotelization” became a target of the Board of Supervisors. Read More
Any weekend boasting a Giants playoff matchup at AT&T Park and a 49ers home game could be considered epic by San Francisco standards. But for the first weekend of October, those contests might actually be considered the underdogs.
An unprecedented confluence of major events is expected to bring more than 1 million spectators to San Francisco from Oct. 5 to Oct. 7, forcing The City’s already overstretched transit system to devise a game plan to manage the crowds. Read More
America’s Cup yacht regatta organizers are attempting to redefine sailing by offering a free show to anyone who can find a clear view of the race course on San Francisco Bay. But that’s not to say race officials will neglect sailing’s historical fan base among the rich. Read More
A dramatically scaled-down America’s Cup lease deal with The City will be decided Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors amid more uncertainty over the yacht race’s overall vitality.Since announcing The City as the venue for the international event 16 months ago, race officials have faced a number of hurdles, including a sluggish market for sponsors and a long list of required approvals from city, state and federal agencies — not the least of which has been San Francisco itself. Read More
Schools across San Francisco are strapped for cash, so for those around Golden Gate Park, this month’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival was a big opportunity. Over the festival weekend, Parent Teacher Associations manned the schools’ parking lots, charging concertgoers up to $25 to park.But some PTA volunteers were surprised when inspectors from the Treasurer and Tax Collector’s Office showed up during the weekend and demanded that they collect a 25 percent tax on parking. Read More
Take a good look at the USS Carl Vinson as it sails through the Golden Gate on its way home today — the ship is about to undergo a radical makeover for a historic basketball game. Read More