For the fourth time in the school’s history, San Francisco State will host the NCAA Division II Super Regional 4/RMAC Wrestling Championships on Saturday and Sunday.
The two-day event will decide who from each of the 11 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference colleges will compete at the NCAA Division II Championships on March 11-12 in Kearney, Neb.
The Gators enter this weekend’s event sporting a 5-9 overall record with three wrestlers earning national NCAA Division II rankings, all under the tutelage of 27-year coach Lars Jensen. Read More
Cities throughout San Mateo County are seeing the light a bit differently.After Foster City retrofitted some of its traditional high-pressure sodium vapor streetlights to more energy-efficient LED lamps through federal stimulus funding last week, several other San Mateo County cities are planning to do the same. The pilot project completed its opening stage last Monday, converting 260 traditional streetlights, said Allan Shu of Foster City’s Department of Public Works. Read More
The niece of a woman who was one of the four Americans killed by Somali pirates Tuesday spoke lovingly about her aunt and gave more details about the death of the sailors.
The yacht's owners, Jean and Scott Adam of Marina del Rey near Los Angeles, along with Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay of Seattle were taken hostage Friday several hundred miles south of Oman. The pirates fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a U.S. warship following the hijacked vessel Tuesday, then gunfire erupted and the Americans were fatally wounded. Read More
Jenny McNulty is the executive director of Urban Solutions, a San Francisco-based organization dedicated to strengthening underserved neighborhoods by supporting small businesses, job creation, diversity and sustainability. Read More
John Friend, teacher and founder of Anusara Yoga, a hatha yoga school, kicked off his worldwide Dancing with the Divine tour this weekend in San Francisco with two sold-out workshops. Hatha yoga focuses on various physical poses. Friend’s school of yoga focuses on poses and breathing in attempt to connect with the heart. For more info, visit www.anusara.com. Read More
Although an umbrella and a raincoat usually do the trick, some San Franciscans’ hopes of staying dry amid Thursday’s storm went down the drain as backed-up storm drains caused minor floods throughout The City.
Winter storm showers continued drenching The City. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reported 25 minor floods at various locations. Agency spokesman Tyrone Jue said 19 were at intersections and six occurred at homes or businesses. Read More
Travelers seeking holiday thrills during the long weekend should do so with caution.
Snow levels in the Lake Tahoe area through the weekend are expected at 2,500 feet. Lake Tahoe reported three feet of snow Thursday and should expect another 2-4 feet today with chances of precipitation through Saturday. National Weather Service Forecaster Steve Anderson said Tahoe may see a break in snowfall on Sunday, but a storm projected to strike Monday will likely resume snowfall. Read More
If there is something that’s an annual constant, it’s that every Chinese New Year, the tradition stays the same — out with the old and in with the new.
Often the new looks a lot like the old, but this year is different. This year, the new will be truly groundbreaking.
On Saturday, The City’s first Chinese-American mayor, Ed Lee, will be the grand marshal of the Chinese New Year Parade. Read More
Flooding occurred on multiple city streets Thursday including California and Polk streets, Eddie and Franklin streets, Guerrero and 15th streets, and southbound Highway 101 at Cesar Chavez street, according to 311.
Bay Area-wide urban small stream flood advisories were issued Thursday morning due to continued heavy rainfall, according to the National Weather Service. Flood alerts were called into 311 San Francisco around 9:40 a.m. Read More
Bay Area residents continued to feel winter’s wrath Wednesday, as pea-size hail was reported in San Francisco and Oakland, according to the National Weather Service.
With the chance of light hail falling again today, residents should expect heavier rains tonight. And people looking to capitalize on the Presidents Day holiday weekend will have to navigate a 60 percent chance of showers through Monday, National Weather Service forecaster Steve Anderson said. Read More
John Abrahamson can still remember the panic that consumed him not long ago, out of work for 10 months, struggling to support his family. “When you are trying to take care of a child, and you’re out work ... it’s utter despair,” the 48-year-old Burlingame resident said. “There’s nothing worse than trying to find that job that you know isn’t out there.”Abrahamson found a new job with full health care benefits in the restaurant industry, where he has worked for 20 years, after reading about the Job Hunters Boot Camp and deciding it was worth a try. Read More
After being displaced by a Monday afternoon fire that ravaged an East Palo Alto Veterans Affairs group care home, 11 veterans have since been temporarily relocated to a facility in Menlo Park. Though none of the men were injured during the blaze, several of them lost irreplaceable items.“A lot of these guys didn’t get their possessions back,” Menlo Park fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said. “And that’s hard to see.”All 11 veterans have been safely transferred to the Veterans Affairs Menlo Park Division. Read More
There was hail and wind, and the storm is not over yet.Bay Area residents continued to feel nature’s winter wrath Wednesday morning, as small pea-size hail was reported falling in San Francisco and Oakland, according to the National Weather Service.There is also the chance of the light hail falling again Thursday, and locals should also expect heavier rains Thursday night.The wet weather is also expected to drag on through President’s Day weekend with a 60 percent chance of showers through Monday, National Weather Service forecaster Steve Anderson said. Read More
Jenn Bacha wasn’t too happy being woken at 5:30 in the morning Tuesday by Matt Warneke for their morning jog.
What Bacha, 34, didn’t know is that Warneke, her boyfriend of three years, had an engagement ring in his pocket throughout the run.
“I started thinking about a creative way to propose to her,” said Warneke, 26, an advertising executive at The San Francisco Examiner.
Warneke’s six-month proposal plan became a reality Tuesday as he and Bacha grabbed coffee after their run at the Marina Starbucks and picked up a copy of The Examiner. Read More