Sledgehammers, cans of pepper spray and less than one minute were all four professional crooks needed to swipe $100,000 worth of jewelry in broad daylight from a San Carlos store Tuesday, according to sheriff’s deputies and a witness.
The men, clad in orange-and-black masks, apparently said little when they stormed the Home Consignment Center at 1123 Industrial Road about noon and smashed the cases. Read More
If the stars line up in Oakland this year, the Warriors might just fulfill coach Mark Jackson’s promise from last season and make the NBA playoffs. The potential is ripe, as usual, but Jackson isn’t guaranteeing anything this year.
But as the 2012-13 season tips off in Phoenix tonight, Jackson is adamant about at least one thing: Klay Thompson’s rookie season wasn’t a fluke.
“He’s a big-time player,” Jackson said. Read More
For years, BART’s train interiors have been bywords for dirt, grease and other filthy things most people would prefer not to know about.
However, the agency is finally starting to make strides in its never-ending battle against grime. During the most recent quarter of this fiscal year, BART actually met its goals for train interior cleanliness — the first time in the 15-plus years of its reporting that the agency has achieved that mark. Read More
From giant Sequoias in the east to wind-swept Monterey cypresses in the west, California is defined by its trees, so a surge this year in oak deaths is cause for consternation across the Bay Area.
A recently completed survey shows 376,000 dead oak trees across the coastal regions impacted by sudden oak death, a pathogen that develops on host plants ranging from the bay laurel to ornamental rhododendrons. Read More
Game 1 of their respective division series held dramatically different consequences — implied, imagined and in reality — for the Giants and A’s, and such circumstances represented perhaps the most clear reflection of the teams’ hold on the Bay Area’s collective imagination.
In short, the Big Brother-Little Brother dynamic was in full effect. Read More
Coffee behemoth Starbucks is testing a variety of toasty croissants and baked goods in nine San Francisco stores, with plans to eventually expand distribution nationally. Read More
It’s already been one of the most remarkable baseball stories in Bay Area history. If it ends with a World Series, so ends the debate.
Win or lose, if the A’s reach the Fall Classic now, after having suffered the loss of their three most proven, veteran starting pitchers in a disheartening span of less than a month, they will represent the most amazing story not just in the history of Bay Area baseball, but in Bay Area sports history. Read More
The summer and fall of 2002 produced one of those magical sports periods for professional sports teams in the Bay Area. The Giants, A’s, 49ers and Raiders all reached the postseason and had fans buzzing. Read More
Bay Area theaters go into high gear this fall with can’t-miss new works, Broadway hits and significant revivals highlighting the season. Read on for best bets.
Time Stands Still
TheatreWorks’ fall season opens with Donald Margulies’ hard-hitting drama about a photojournalist returning from the Iraq War. Read More
The wife of a Japanese diplomat based in San Francisco is expected to testify today about allegations of horrific abuse by her husband, who is charged with throwing her from a car, stabbing her with a screwdriver and “stomping on her” several times — once knocking out a tooth. Read More