Round up your cowboy gear: The rodeo is coming to town this week.The Grand National Rodeo returns to Daly City’s Cow Palace Friday and Saturday and Oct. 21 and 22 for another year of fun.More than 600 professional cowboys will compete in seven events at this year’s extravaganza.The Grand National Horse Show also will be in full swing, from Friday to Oct. 22, as horse lovers show off their pride and joy. Read More
Let there be hockey.
The ECHL held a news conference Tuesday to formally introduce the San Francisco Bulls as the 21st member of the long-standing NHL minor-league affiliate.
"It’s very exciting," Pat Curcio, San Francisco Bulls president, general manager and head coach, said. "There hasn’t been pro hockey in San Francisco in 15 years, so we believe we can provide an affordable entertainment for the families of San Francisco." Read More
After a 15-year absence, pro hockey will be returning to San Francisco in 2012.
The ECHL announced Tuesday the San Francisco Bulls will join the league for the 2012-13 season and play their home games at the Cow Palace. The Bulls will become the 21st team in the premiere “AA” hockey league, which serves as the primary developmental league for the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. Read More
The dirty deeds were done dirt cheap for an executive producer of the Exotic Erotic Ball, who was sentenced to 30 days in jail Monday for writing bad checks.
Howard Mark Mauskopf, 53, co-owner of Beverly Hills-based Perry Mann Productions, pleaded no contest to charges that he fraudulently paid for the band and emergency medical services at the 2009 Cow Palace ball. Read More
A crazed woman wielding a tire iron threatened a driver and cops — all over a dispute about a parking space near the Cow Palace on Monday, police said.Police were called about the enraged woman around 7 p.m. The victim told cops he saw the woman begin to pull out of a space in a parking lot near Geneva Avenue and Santos Street. The woman took her time pulling out of the spot, and the man said he honked his horn to get her attention, hoping to ask if she was leaving, police said. Read More
A 19-year-old Cow Palace raver who claimed to be holding 25 ecstasy pills for his scantily clad girlfriends was found guilty of drug possession but not drug sales Monday.Samuel Warner Morgan, of Belmont, was arrested for selling two pills to an undercover female cop on May 23, 2009, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. Read More
In an attempt to give locals more of a say as to what goes on at the Cow Palace, a piece of legislation introduced by a local politician would rearrange the famous arena’s board of directors to include more local flavor. Read More
If only the teen pill popper had more wholesome girlfriends.Samuel Warner Morgan, the 19-year-old Belmont resident charged with dealing ecstasy pills at a Cow Palace rave, says he’s no dealer. Rather, he says he possessed the 25 pills because the girls he was with were scantily clad and lacked the capacity to carry them.Defense attorney Geoff Carr made the claims Thursday during opening statements of the trial stemming from the rave drug bust on May 23, 2009. Read More
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, is set to present legislation Wednesday establishing safety guidelines at raves and other large events on state property.Assembly Bill 74 was written in response to deaths and hospitalizations at drug-fueled rave parties in California last year, including at the state-owned Cow Palace in Daly City. Read More
When Cirque du Soleil emerged from Montreal in the 1980s it gave the moribund world of circus an injection of style, pizzazz, more than a little sex appeal and a French accent. With “Quidam,” the production that opened this week in San Francisco, much has been lost in translation, from setting to soul. Read More