A three-alarm fire near San Francisco’s Civic Center was quickly extinguished Sunday thanks to the help of police officers.
About noon, police Sgt. William Conley and another officer were driving on Golden Gate Avenue when they noticed black smoke billowing from the roof of 370 Golden Gate Ave.
“We knew something wasn’t right,” Conley said. Read More
The resurgence of the mid-Market Street neighborhood could be boosted by another bus line serving the area.
Muni has proposed adding an express route that would operate during peak weekday travel times. The 83X Mid-Market Express would travel an L-shaped path from the Caltrain station at Fourth and Townsend streets to the Civic Center at Ninth and Market streets, running from 7 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Read More
Ask anybody who was there, and you’ll get a unanimous “Hells Yeah!” Recently reunited Seattle grungeslingers Soundgarden veritably ripped the roof off San Francisco’s Civic Center a few weeks ago, with feral frontman Chris Cornell booming at maximum, girder-shaking velocity, as if the band never left. Read More
The design for a veterans memorial in San Francisco has been chosen, according to a press release Thursday from the Arts Commission, which had been mulling three options for the octagonal space in the Civic Center. Read More
Encouraged by the popularity of last summer's World Cup viewing events at Civic Center Plaza, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will host free, family-friendly viewings of this summer's women's competition at the same location.
Between July 9 and July 17, attendees can watch the quarterfinal, semifinal and final matches of the FIFA Women's World Cup on a 13-by-17-foot screen. Read More
Hundreds of homeless people lined up near San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza on Wednesday morning to receive help ranging from eye exams to voice mail service — all compliments of the latest Project Homeless Connect. The event, a service fair that has been held quarterly since 2004, is expected to bring about 2,000 clients and 1,000 volunteers to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium throughout the day, event spokesman Kevin McCormack said. Read More
A large sculpture that has been in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza since May was being removed Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Arts Commission said.
Click on the photo to the right to see a slideshow of the sculpture being dismantled. Read More