San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is making one of his biggest bets yet on the 49ers when the team takes on the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl this Sunday, city officials said.
Lee has agreed on a friendly wager with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on the outcome of the big game in New Orleans.
As part of the bet, the winning mayor will host the losing mayor to take part in a day of service with local programs from AmeriCorps, a federal community service agency. Read More
Orion has enormous antlers, but Polaris’ much smaller ones are of particular scientific interest.
The two Arctic reindeer, or caribou, are in residence at the California Academy of Sciences’ East Garden during the museum’s celebration of the winter holidays. Read More
If you think love bites, be glad you’re not a praying mantis.
If you were — shall we say — Mr. Mantis, you might have your head snapped off by Mrs. Mantis the moment you make your intentions clear. Read More
Watching two reindeer in the California Academy of Sciences’ East Gardens on a cloudy day, a child recently asked, “Will they be OK when it rains?” The mother, probably not a spelling bee winner, replied, “Sure, they are reindeers!” Read More
This weekend will bring a slew of bands to San Francisco for the Outside Lands music festival, but you can kick off the festivities one day earlier in Golden Gate Park by visiting the California Academy of Sciences.
Each Thursday, the Academy holds a NightLife event, and this week it will feature musicians that will be playing at Outside Lands. Read More
In 2002, you could have called it a building destined to never happen.
But you wouldn’t have known it Wednesday when public officials held a topping-out ceremony to hail the approaching completion of an office building they called The City’s greenest, the future home of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Read More
Christopher Andrews opened the California Academy of Sciences exhibit “Snakes & Lizards: The Summer of Slither” with the remark: “I’d like everyone to know that snakes are not slimy, dangerous or evil.” Coming from the director of Steinhart Aquarium, a lifelong snake aficionado, it wasn’t surprising. Andrews, after all, shares his office with Balthazar, a 7-foot red-tail boa. Read More
Image of the weekNew life: Will Savill-Welch, 4, looks at two baby chickens at the Spring to Life exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences. The academy estimates that more than 100 eggs will be hatched by the time the exhibit ends May 1.Something to readThe Company We KeepBy Dayna and Robert Baer ($26) Read More
An unseasonable heat wave leading up to the Super Bowl left fans of the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers — and San Franciscans too — feeling the burn.
San Francisco broke its previous high temperature for Feb. 6, recording 77 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Read More