San Francisco native Gabriela Hernandez was selected as one of 25 to receive a national teaching fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund for Aspiring Teachers of Color. A senior art history major at Williams College in Massachusetts, Hernandez will receive a $30,000 stipend from the fellowship to pursue a master’s degree. Read More
What a difference a week makes.
Just seven days after The City encountered record high temperatures during an unseasonable heat wave, San Franciscans experienced classic winter conditions likely to last through the weekend.
Winds and scattered rains showered San Francisco on Monday, ending the rare run of clear skies. A new storm is expected to hit The City tonight and Wednesday morning and may last into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. Read More
City Council members unanimously approved $3.2 million in funding last week to kick off planning for athletic synthetic turf fields that will in the long term save the city money on maintenance costs.
With the council’s approval Monday, existing grass sporting fields at Sea Cloud and Port Royal parks will be converted from grass to a synthetic turf surface. Read More
Although standing just feet from her only daughter, Candice Cain could not help herself. As gently as a mother possibly can, Cain slowly approached medic Spc. Lauren Yee and embraced her.
“Hello, mom,” said Yee, 24, who will ship out on her first military tour in a few months.
Yee, a San Bruno resident, is one of about 60 California Army National Guard soldiers from the 297th Area Support Medical Company, which will depart for Iraq soon. Their mission: Operation New Dawn. Read More
As renowned professional cyclists from all across the globe gear up for the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, tour officials announced the details of the opening three stages of the annual race Wednesday.
The race, which is set to kick off May 15-22, will start on a Sunday on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. Stage 1 will continue for roughly 119 miles until cyclists reach North Lake Tahoe’s Northstar at Tahoe Resort. This year will also mark the first time the race will venture outside the Golden State, as 27 miles will wind through Nevada. Read More
Amid camera flashes and the din of the boxing gymnasium, trainer Robert Garcia knows how to get his fighter’s full attention.
He leans in close to Nonito Donaire and whispers, “Let’s get to work.”
Rising boxing star Donaire is nearing the biggest fight of his career — a Feb. 19 showdown with Fernando Montiel, the top bantamweight in the world, in Las Vegas. Read More
An unseasonable heat wave leading up to the Super Bowl left fans of the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers — and San Franciscans too — feeling the burn.
San Francisco broke its previous high temperature for Feb. 6, recording 77 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Sunday’s reading broke The City’s previous record of 73 degrees, set in 1987. Read More
A plan to increase bicycling in San Mateo is being unveiled next week, though the proposal has many miles to travel and steep hills ahead before becoming a reality.
The Department of Public Works drafted a citywide plan that would construct a complete network of bicycle routes. The proposal will be available for public vetting Wednesday.
“What [these plans] entail is everything bicycle,” said Gary Heap, the senior engineer of the Public Works Department. Read More
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On the eve of famed naturalist Charles Darwin’s birthday, author of the Darwin Awards books and Darwinawards.com founder Wendy Northcutt will make an appearance at the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday. Her six books are a compilation of 600 true stories of how people managed to end their lives. Read More