The former site of an 1861 San Francisco cottage is the subject of conflict, yet again.
The Russian Hill historic structure formerly at 1268 Lombard St. was torn down in the spring of 2009, despite the angst of preservationists who said it should have been saved. Read More
On the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, research seismologist Walter D. Mooney, who's based in Menlo Park at the U.S. Geological Survey, talks about what scientists have learned from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.What have we learned about earthquakes and tsunamis from Japan’s recent seismic event? Sometimes the earthquakes are larger than anticipated based on existing data. We probably will be much more conservative in the future on estimates of earthquakes — conservative meaning we will assume earthquakes will be stronger. Read More
Like it or not, San Francisco is one of those places where your choice of neighborhood determines a lot about your image. If you live in the Marina, you’re apt to be stereotyped a yuppie. If you live in the Haight, you’re a hippie.
But sometimes just saying you’re from, say, the Mission isn’t enough to really convey where you live and all it entails. Sometimes a more specific subneighborhood name is needed. Read More
The dead body of a man was found Saturday morning near a drainage pipe at Fort Funston Park, according to the U.S. Park Service.A person walking a dog on the beach discovered the body in the surf under 1 to 2 feet of water at about 7:20 a.m. U.S. Park authorities and San Francisco police responded and brought the body above the surf line, according to Alexandra Picavet, a spokeswoman for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Read More
A judge will likely have to decide the fate of an environmental impact report on major redevelopment plans for a former U.S. Navy base at Hunters Point, after discussions between activist groups and the developer, Lennar, bore no agreement. Read More
A benefit raffle for severely injured Giants fan Bryan Stow featuring Ashkon, the man who popularized the Giants playoff anthem, will take place at 4 p.m. Friday at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers in San Francisco.
Stow remains in a coma at an L.A. hospital after his skull was fractured by two attackers in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium on March 31 following the first game of the regular season. Read More
Six endurance swimmers attempting a relay course Thursday from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge didn’t quite make it, as they were plagued by difficult water conditions brought on by mountain snowmelt runoff.
A GPS tracker on their boat shows they were pushed backwards for a time about halfway to the bridge, and attempts to swim against the current were eventually abandoned about 7:30 p.m. The group began the swim at 6:30 a.m. and had planned to arrive at the bridge around 7 p.m. Read More
Tim Lincecum intends to donate $25,000 to help Bryan Stow, the comatose Giants fan who suffered a skull fracture in a brutal beating in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium after the first baseball game of the season.
“I encourage Giants fans to support Mr. Stow in a positive way and hope there are not any more unfortunate acts between fans in this great rivalry,” the pitcher wrote on Facebook. Read More
Six endurance swimmers attempting a relay route today from the seaward Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge are nearly halfway there, according to an online GPS tracker at 12:45 p.m.
South End Rowing Club members Vito Bialla, Darrin Connolly, Phil Cutti, David Holscher, Joe Locke and John Mathews, all Marin County residents, left in a boat at 6:30 this morning after spending the night docked at the Farallons. Read More
Giants pitching ace Tim Lincecum posted a Facebook message Thursday saying he will donate $25,000 to the Bryan Stow Fund, to help the comatose fan who suffered a skull fracture after he was brutally beaten in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium March 31 after the first game of the season.
“I encourage Giants fans to support Mr. Stow in a positive way and hope there is not any more unfortunate acts between fans in this great rivalry,” Lincecum wrote. Read More
Giants fans polled outside of AT&T Park had two words for Wednesday’s verdict in the Barry Bonds trial: Over it.
For many Giants fans, the conclusion of the trial didn’t justify the time and expense of the case, in which jurors convicted the 46-year-old former home run slugger on just one of four charges he was facing.
“I’ve been a huge Bonds fan ever since he came in ’93, but it’s all in the past now,” said Bill Mullen, 32, of Elk Grove. “It was a huge waste of taxpayer money.” Read More
It’s a frigid and turbulent 30-mile swim from the lonely seaward Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge, in waters that are seasonally infested with great white sharks.
Oh, and wetsuits are for weaklings. Read More
Tuesday’s announcement that the popular handheld Flip video camcorder will no longer be manufactured came as a surprise to many — not the least of whom were the 250 or so employees at Flip’s main office in China Basin.Facebook and Twitter messages from Flip on Monday asked users to suggest new color schemes for the rectangular digital recorders. But on Tuesday, that became moot as workers at the Berry Street office discovered they will find out in May whether they’ll be laid off with a severance package or receive alternative jobs within Cisco, Flip’s parent company. Read More
A city agency that was bludgeoned with layoffs during the housing and construction crash two years ago is beginning to hire again, in a possible sign of economic resurgence among the building trades.
Click on the photo at right to see more info on Department of Building Inspection permit revenue. Read More
After all the torture of 2010, the high-stakes drama of the postseason and San Francisco’s first World Series championship, only one thing was left: the ring.
Shrouded in secrecy until the ceremony before Saturday night’s Giants-St. Louis Cardinals game at AT&T Park, the diamond-encrusted white-gold ring is marked by a large “SF” logo in the middle, with the Golden Gate Bridge depicted on one shank and the recipient’s name and the World Series trophy on the other side. Read More