Muni’s reduced holiday schedule could become a template for the future.
With ridership historically low in late December, Muni started service later and ran certain bus lines less frequently. Although projected to save $350,000, the $275,000 actually saved was enough for the agency to consider doing it again. Read More
That was no ornament.
Last month, a horrified mother caught a child predator exposing himself to her 6-year-old daughter at a Christmas tree lot in Colma, prosecutors said.
The suspect, 67-year-old Allan Meaney, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to all charges related to the alleged Dec. 1 incident. Read More
San Francisco’s annual Christmas tree recycling program will start next week, city officials announced Wednesday. Residents can leave their trees curbside for pickup.
The “treecycling” was announced at a news conference in Civic Center Plaza, where officials from the Department of the Environment and Recology inserted more than a dozen trees into a chipper. Read More
After 10-year-old Kiona Anderson won a two-year battle with leukemia in November, her mother, Amy Anderson, purchased gifts from Walmart.com to honor her “cure date.” But when the packages were delivered, a burglar was apparently lying
That heartless crook swiped more than $200 worth of gifts sitting outside the home at Victoria and Shield streets in Ingleside Heights, Taraval Police Station Lt. Con Johnson said. Read More
If you’re staying in San Francisco for the upcoming holidays, you might have some difficulty getting around The City on Muni.
For the first time, Muni will run a reduced-service schedule for an entire week, with buses starting later and running less frequently before, during and after Christmas on Tuesday. Read More
A San Mateo man was shot while standing in the street on Christmas morning, police said. The 20-year-old resident was in the 1700 block of Eisenhower Street in San Mateo around 12:20 a.m. when he was shot, cops said. He was transported to the hospital for his injuries, which were not life threatening. As of Wednesday no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing, San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said. No further information is available at this time, he said. Read More
Christmas is over, you have enjoyed the tree as long as you possibly can, and now the time has come to dispose of it. What do you do?
San Francisco’s trash-hauling company, Recology, provides tree pickup as part of its normal service, which remains the same throughout the holiday season.
Christmas tree collection takes place Jan. 3-7 and Jan. 9-13. Trees are supposed to be placed next to customers’ recycling, composting or trash bins. Read More
It takes Joffer Palmares three days to decorate his Christmas tree.
The 38-year-old San Francisco resident starts with lights — all 3,000 of them, which will take hours to hang — then moves on to decorations and finally completes the work with fresh garlands flown in from Bali.
Oh, and the lights used must be white.
“It makes the tree more colorful when you mix it with lots of ornaments,” Palmares said. Read More
With nine brothers and sisters, Barbara Duty’s parents sometimes needed a little extra help during the holidays.
Duty, now a retired U.S. Postal Service worker, has fond childhood memories of Christmas, though — since her family received help from the Fire Department, neighbors or other organizations.
“I figured if I ever got in a position where I could give back, I would,” Duty said as she sat inside a post office in the Bayview district. Read More
Holiday home cooking The SF Examiner asked notable Bay Area food professionals to share seasonal favorites and dining memories. Read More