Like gossiping and checking one’s iPhone, it’s never good manners to talk politics at the dinner table. But we all do it. And so, in preparation for dinner conversations on this day, when everyone except unfit parents camping out at department stores will be at a table somewhere, I give you a quick primer on what has happened recently in San Francisco politics. Read More
As big-box merchants prepare to kick off the holiday season with Black Friday shopping deals, small businesses are also preparing for the weekend — but many say it’s not particularly beneficial to their operations.Black Friday does not play a role in the bottom line of some 75 percent of small businesses nationwide, according to a recent report conducted by Braun Research and released by Bank of America. Read More
What a difference a year makes.
In 2011, Lake Tahoe ski resorts were struggling to make enough snow to open for winter sport enthusiasts by Thanksgiving, but this year they are getting help from Mother Nature.
By Sunday night, resorts in Lake Tahoe could see as many as 2 feet of new snow as two storms move through the area, according to National Weather Service forecaster George Cline. More storms are expected next week as well. Read More
The start of crab season went off without a hitch this year, bringing Dungeness from the ocean floor to the dinner table sooner than in the 2011 season.
“We got what we were asking for,” said Larry Collins, president of the San Francisco Crab Boat Owners Association. “We had no problems. It was nice having an easy year.” Read More
Right around now, people start thinking about which wines to serve with the bird. First, don’t wait until the last minute unless you like lines. The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for wine shops. Read More
Late-night noise and violence in the Inner Richmond district have residents fighting to prevent a 24-hour restaurant from reopening between 2 and 6 a.m. — and recent police stats could boost the effort.Residents say they do not have an issue with the Jack in the Box restaurant at 11th Avenue and Geary Boulevard, but there are public safety problems that come from inebriated people gathering in a small location late at night. Read More
Stand by your thug.
The girlfriend of the man charged with ramming into a firefighter with a sport utility vehicle in the Richmond district went to extreme lengths to protect her man from the law, prosecutors alleged Thursday.
Click on the photo at right for a map of where the events occurred. Read More
The 49ers have plenty left to prove to the faithful.
Admit it. Despite nine wins and only two losses, the wonderful feelings stirred up in the 49ers Faithful so far this year were shaken on Thanksgiving. Is it really safe to believe? Is it finally time for the Niners to not just take a spot among the NFL’s elite, but establish themselves as championship contenders? Read More
Why does Mayor Ed Lee want to move the Occupy San Francisco camp to the Mission district? We don’t want them. There are too many problems with drug addicts, drug sellers, prostitutes and vagrants here. Putting that group here will only bring more of these people. Read More
A Bayview man was smashed over the head with a frying pan during a spat with his roommate over potatoes on Thanksgiving, according to San Francisco police.
San Francisco police called to the 700 block of Dartmouth Street at 3:22 a.m. found the victim with a laceration to his head. The victim declined medical attention, police said. Read More