When Jason Collins contemplated whether to come out as the first openly gay active member of a major U.S. professional sports league, the first family member he confided in was his aunt, a San Francisco Superior Court judge.
Judge Teri Jackson talked this afternoon about her nephew Collins, a Stanford University graduate and 12-year veteran in the NBA who wrote a first-person account released earlier today by Sports Illustrated about his decision to come out. Read More
Four men were rescued from a boat that was burning off of Candlestick Point Saturday morning, a San Francisco Fire Department lieutenant said.
The U.S. Coast Guard, police and fire officials responded at about 9:55 a.m. on a report that four men were on a burning boat that was about a half mile out in San Francisco Bay from Candlestick Point, fire department Lt. Robert Lopez said. Read More
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was in Baltimore on Friday to settle a bet he made with the city's mayor on the outcome of the Super Bowl game between the 49ers and Ravens in February.
Click on the photo to the right to see pictures of Mayor Ed Lee in Baltimore.
Lee agreed on a friendly wager with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ahead of the big game in New Orleans on Feb. 3, in which the 49ers fell 34-31.
As the losing mayor, Lee visited the winning city and started his day cooking Maryland blue crabs at Faidley's Seafood at Lexington Market. Read More
An East Bay lawyer who is in the midst of disbarment proceedings testified at a State Bar Court hearing in San Francisco on Thursday that she is seeking to resign from the bar.
State Bar spokeswoman Laura Ernde confirmed that Lorna Brown, 67, of Berkeley has submitted a letter resigning from the practice of law. But Ernde said the California Supreme Court’s approval is needed when a lawyer seeks to resign during disbarment proceedings. Read More
A man who was struck by a SamTrans bus in San Francisco’s Outer Mission neighborhood earlier this week has died, a spokeswoman for the transit agency said
Eugenio Mallari was hit when he stepped onto Mission Street near Valencia Street, just south of Cesar Chavez Street, around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to police.
SamTrans spokeswoman Christine Dunn said that at the time of the collision, the SamTrans Route 391 bus was traveling south, heading from downtown San Francisco to the Caltrain station in Redwood City. Read More
A big rig collided with a MUNI light rail vehicle this evening in the city's Bayview District, causing minor injuries to three passengers, a Muni spokesman said.
Muni spokesman Paul Rose said it appears the truck was making an illegal U-turn near the corner of Third Street and Burke Avenue and hit the train shortly before 6 p.m.
Three passengers aboard complained of minor injuries, but none were transported to the hospital, Rose said. Muni is providing bus shuttles from Third and 23rd streets to the end of the line. Read More
Three nudity activists have become the first to be found guilty of violating San Francisco’s nudity ban that went into effect in February.
Russell Allen, Oxane “Gypsy” Taub and George Davis were arrested and cited for violating the new law by disrobing at a rally outside City Hall on Feb. 1, the day the ordinance went into effect. Read More
As people on the ground around the Bay Area experienced another sunny day, an all-solar-powered plane passed overhead Tuesday after taking off from Moffett Airfield in Mountain View.
The lightweight plane, which has a wingspan of 208 feet, was about 3,000 feet in the air as it flew above the Golden Gate Bridge, said Alexandra Gindroz, spokeswoman for the Swiss firm Solar Impulse, which owns the plane. Read More
A woman was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation after jumping onto the train tracks at a San Francisco BART station on Monday night, an agency spokeswoman said.The woman, who is in her 50s, apparently jumped in front of a train around 9:50 p.m. at the 24th Street Mission station, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.The train traveled over her but did not make contact with her, Trost said.“There were no visible injuries,” she said. Read More
Pot enthusiasts packed San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Saturday for an unofficial celebration of marijuana, leaving behind a mess that city officials now say cost more than $15,000 to clean up. Read More
A man seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood last May will soon finally be on his way home to Georgia after family, friends and even an ex-San Francisco 49er helped raise enough money to transport him there.
More than $17,000 has been raised to help Selester "Les" Rowe, a 63-year-old homeless man who was struck by an SUV on May 12, 2012. Read More
The 24th Street BART station in San Francisco is closed this evening after a person was hit by a train there, BART officials said.
BART officials announced major delays due to a medical emergency followed by station closures shortly before 10 p.m.
The person's condition is unknown and it is unclear how long the station will remain closed. Read More
Organizers of the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival today announced the lineup for the sixth-annual three-day concert in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Paul McCartney, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails and Phoenix are among the headliners at the festival, scheduled from Aug. 9-11. Read More
San Francisco’s 10 police stations have been designated as safe havens for members of the LGBT community to report crimes. Read More
A gun buyback that took place in San Mateo County on Saturday has been deemed a success by one of its organizers, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier.
An estimated 250 firearms were collected at the buyback event, which was held at the South San Francisco courthouse, according to the office of the Peninsula Democrat.
Organizers paid more than $23,000 in exchange for the unwanted firearms — $100 for every handgun and $200 for rifles and assault weapons. Read More