Eleven San Francisco high schools are part of the Northern California bracket of the CIF State Basketball Championships, though none were selected to compete in the newly formed and controversial Open Division.
The CIF unveiled brackets on Sunday and the Sacred Heart Cathedral boys and girls were both handsomely rewarded. Read More
Principal Sheila Sammon and her staff and students at Paul Revere Elementary School have something to celebrate.
The K-8 school in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood made the largest gain among The City’s elementary schools in the Academic Performance Index to put them within reach of the state’s performance target for the first time in its history.
A stun gun was used on the victim of a terrifying home invasion robbery in the Mission district early Sunday.
Five people are being sought in connection with the attack and robbery in which the 47-year-old resident lost cash and a television, laptop and modem. Read More
It’s easy to miss this bar, tucked off the hallway entrance to Foreign Cinema, which is known for the classic films it projects on a wall in the restaurant’s courtyard. It has the look and feel of a neighborhood bar, a striking contrast to the elegant dining room down the hall. Russian propaganda posters and skateboards line the walls. There’s a cozy loft upstairs and nightly DJs. Read More
The stretch run of the Academic Athletic Association boys’ basketball season is no longer a two-horse race.
With the same five players on the floor for the vast majority of the game, visiting Marshall High School upset Mission 77-71 on Wednesday.
Combined with Lincoln’s win over Balboa on Wednesday, the loss knocks the Bears (17-9, 10-2) out of first place in the AAA’s Lang Division and puts Marshall (11-11, 9-3) a game behind Mission and two games behind the Mustangs. Read More
Despite underwhelming nonleague records, Mission High School and Lincoln High School are still the favorites to advance to the Academic Athletic Association boys’ basketball championship game, and we’ll get a possible preview of the title game Friday.
The Bears, who fell to Washington in last season’s championship game, went 7-7 in nonleague play, but have only beat two teams with winning records in Los Gatos (7-5) and Menlo (6-3). Read More
A bicyclist was taken to a hospital tonight after he was struck by a car in San Francisco's Mission district.
The bicyclist was taken to San Francisco General Hospital after the crash, which was reported at 8:19 p.m. at 17th and Valencia streets, a fire dispatcher said.
Officers at a police station across the street heard the accident from inside the building, Sgt. Matt Rodgers said.
"It wasn't as bad as it looked at first," he said. Read More
Mission’s defense was far from dominant against Lowell in the Academic Athletic Association semifinals, but when the Bears needed it, they got the stops.
After Lowell scored on the first possession of the second half to cut the Mission lead to 28-24, the Cardinals recovered an onside kick and appeared to seize momentum, but the Mission defense held strong and didn’t allow a point for the rest of the game to lead the Bears to a 42-24 win on Thursday at Kezar Stadium. Read More
In the Academic Athletic Association football playoffs, familiarity breeds upsets.
In the past four seasons and in six of the past seven years, a AAA underdog has beaten a higher seed, and the feeling is fresh in the minds of the players and coaches at Mission High School.
A year ago, after completing an undefeated league season, the Bears were stunned by fourth-seeded Balboa in the AAA semifinals. Read More
At Malcolm X Academy, a small elementary school on top of a hill in the Bayview, more than 90 percent of students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch. The school is surrounded by housing projects, and the neighborhood has one of the highest rates of violence in The City.
For a chart listing grant amounts awarded to Superintendent's Zone schools, click on the photo to the right. Read More