San Francisco Golden Gate Rugby will host Old Pugent Sound Beach in the West semifinal of USA Rugby’s Elite Cup competition, which features the top clubs across the nation, on Saturday at 3 p.m. on Treasure Island.
A victory by SFGG would put it in the championship game against the East’s top squad on May 25 in Glendale, Colo.
San Francisco has yet to lose this season and is led by Cal alum Chris Biller. Other Cal alums on the squad include Tom Rooke and Neil Barrett. Read More
A two-alarm fire on Treasure Island last weekend started when a 29-year-old man reportedly “gathered a bunch of cleaning chemicals such as Clorox and began cooking them to see what would happen,” police said Monday.
Chad Ingram, 29, of San Francisco was booked into jail on a charge of unlawfully causing a fire in connection with the 4 a.m. blaze Sunday on Sturgeon Street near Avenue B, Officer Gordon Shyy said. Read More
Negotiations between a Chinese state-run bank and a Miami-based homebuilder for a $1.7 billion loan to bankroll the biggest San Francisco redevelopment project in a lifetime have collapsed. Read More
Renting on Treasure Island could soon cost hundreds of dollars more a month under a proposal for future tenants of the community that is seen as an affordable alternative to San Francisco.
With rents steadily rising around the man-made island, the government agency overseeing Treasure Island and its private developer partner are considering an across-the-board increase of $245, according to a March 13 report on the rental market.
Negotiations over San Francisco’s biggest redevelopment projects in a generation — and just how involved state-owned Chinese enterprises will be in building them — are expected to be a key part of Ed Lee’s first visit to China as mayor, which begins today.
Lee is expected to sit down with officials from the China Development Bank during his eight-day trip to the People’s Republic of China. Over two days in Beijing, the Chinese-American mayor also will meet with key political leadership, which just changed hands.
A local nonprofit is raising money to help the family of a 10-year-old girl who died in a house fire on Treasure Island early Saturday.
Catholic Charities CYO is gathering donations for the family of Cornlina Godfrey, who was trapped in the two-story home at 1223 Mariner Drive during the blaze, which was reported about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. Read More
A 10-year-old girl died in a fire after becoming trapped inside her burning family home on San Francisco's Treasure Island early Saturday morning, an assistant San Francisco Fire Department chief said.
Fire crews responded to multiple reports of a fire at a two-story townhouse at 1212 Mariner Drive around 12:30 a.m., said Assistant Chief David Franklin.
Crews arriving on the scene saw the home fully engulfed in flames, with fire shooting out of windows and doors. Read More
A motorcyclist who was arrested Tuesday after leading authorities on a pursuit across the Bay Bridge and then crashing in San Francisco has been identified by the California Highway Patrol as 30-year-old Steven Stanford Jr.
The crash was reported at 12:17 p.m. Tuesday at Fifth and Harrison streets in the South of Market neighborhood. Read More
The project to redevelop Treasure Island received its second piece of recent good news when a judge approved the adequacy of The City’s environmental impact report.
Shortly after the Board of Supervisors approved the project in July 2011, a group called Citizens for a Sustainable Treasure Island filed a suit over the environmental report. Superior Court Judge Teri Jackson ruled Friday that it “provides sufficient analysis to intelligently consider the environmental consequences.” Read More
Plans to build upward of 20,000 new homes in San Francisco got a big jump-start this week, as sources said that homebuilder Lennar has come to a basic agreement with the government-owned China Development Bank on a $1.7 billion loan for major construction at Hunters Point and Treasure Island. Read More