The Raiders have been down this road before: old coach out, new coach in.
And once again, that will be the case as players report to training camp in Napa this weekend in advance of Monday’s first full-squad practice.
Former Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen has taken over as coach for Hue Jackson, who went 8-8 in his one full season at the helm. Read More
Who’s in townAuthor Charles Yu, named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35” fiction writers to watch, discusses his new collection, “Sorry Please Thank You: Stories.” [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]LecturesHarvey Rose: San Francisco’s independent budget and legislative analyst explains his approach and the critical need for independent analysis in the public sector. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
The semifinals and final of the 2013 World Baseball Classic will be hosted by the Giants at AT&T Park. Major League Baseball announced the site in a news release Wednesday.
The WBC final and semifinal was previously played in San Diego at Petco Park (2006) and Dodger Stadium (2009). Read More
Who’s in town
Cabaret singer Andrea Marcovicci presents “Smile,” her show featuring songs she selected for their uplifting qualities. [7:30 p.m., Rrazz Room, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St., S.F.]
Jose Fernandez: The U.S. assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs discusses U.S. policy on economic sanctions. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.] Read More
Who’s in town
Rock singer Donna Jean Godchaux, the only woman ever officially billed as a member of the Grateful Dead, performs with her band. [9 p.m., Brick and Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission St., S.F.]
Immigration debate: A diverse panel discusses immigration in the United States in 2012. Speakers include United Farm Workers president Arturo S. Rodriguez. [6:30 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Cornerback Darcel McBath signed a one-year deal with the 49ers on Monday.
A second-round pick by the Denver Broncos out of Texas Tech in 2009, McBath has played in 21 career games, with one start. In San Francisco, he reunites with secondary coach Ed Donatell, who was his position coach with the Broncos from 2009-10.
He was released by Denver on Sept. 4 last year and was out of the league until signing with Jacksonville on Dec. 12 to help the Jaguars’ injury-ravaged secondary. Read More
Who’s in townAuthor and cartoonist Mark Zepezauer talks about his latest book, “The CIA’s Greatest Hits.” [7:30 p.m., Booksmith, 1644 Haight St., S.F.]LecturesStephen Haber: The political-science professor and specialist in Mexican politics discusses the outcome of Mexico’s election and its implications. [7 p.m., World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., S.F.] Read More
Festival Circus fun: The Picklewater Free Circus Festival takes place in Union Square on Sundays in July. The celebration includes professional and student performances, plus circus lessons. [2 to 4 p.m., Powell and Post streets, S.F.]
Music Mozart mania: The Midsummer Mozart Festival presents “Program I,” an all-Mozart concert featuring the Midsummer Mozart Orchestra and guest artists. [3 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.] Read More
A short documentary about The San Francisco Examiner's Law and Disorder page has recently wrapped up filming.
The project features the first look inside The Examiner's newsroom and shows crime journalists Mike Aldax and Rob Nagle working hard to produce high-quality, hyperlocal coverage.
The film dives deep into the writers' rich vocabulary of transgression and uncovers why Law and Disorder calls a thug a thug. Read More
FRIDAYDance concert: Post:Ballet presents “Triads,” the contemporary-dance company’s third home season. The program includes “When in Doubt,” a world premiere. [8 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]SATURDAYA great bike ride Read More
Who’s in townSinger-songwriter Ray Davies, best known as the frontman of the Kinks, performs at the Fillmore. [8 p.m., 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.]LecturesBayview homes: Speakers explore how the recession and the foreclosure crisis have affected homeowners in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood. [6 p.m., SPUR, 654 Mission St., S.F.] Read More
Ariya Jutanugarn continued her march toward a second straight U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship by routing Ji Eun Baik 6 and 5 in the first round of match play at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City on Wednesday.
The 16-year-old Jutanugarn, who won medalist honors after finishing the two rounds of stroke play with the best score, will meet Katelyn Dambaugh in today’s round of 32.
Lydia Ko, the No. Read More
Who's in Town
Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari, seen on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” brings his stand-up tour to San Francisco. [7 p.m., Nob Hill Masonic Center, 1111 California St., S.F.]Lectures
Health care: Health care insiders and advocates discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, focusing on its impact on California. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.] Read More
Who’s in townAuthor Colson Whitehead presents “Zone One,” his latest novel. [7 p.m., Books Inc., 601 Van Ness Ave., S.F.]Lectures‘Success and Chocolate’: Chocolatiers and businesswomen share the joys and challenges of creating a business around a beloved treat. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]Global town hall: World Affairs Council’s International Forum holds its July discussion. “Syria: Between a Rock and a Hard Place” is the theme. [6:30 p.m., WAC, 312 Sutter St., S.F.] Read More
Roughly 20,000 people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations gathered in Golden Gate Park for the annual AIDS Walk San Francisco.
According the the AIDS Walk website, participants raised $2,686,582 for the cause.
"That will keep San Francisco AIDS Foundation leading the way in innovative HIV prevention programs and bold public policy initiatives," a statement on the AIDS Walk website said. Read More