Edward Coble has only missed six home games in the past 60 years — that’s one per decade, as he points out. The 49ers’ first playoff game in nine years wasn’t going to be one of them.
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The 86-year-old San Francisco native has been a 49ers fan for as long as that’s been possible. He went to his first game in 1946, out at Kezar Stadium, and has been a ticket-holder since 1951, since he could afford it. Read More
Fans hoping to scalp a ticket to Saturday’s 49ers playoff game should be wary of counterfeit tickets.
Authorities have already confiscated counterfeit tickets for the home game against the Saints and authorities are warning fans to be cautious, according to a press release from the San Francisco 49ers.
Saturday’s game is sold out, which means the team will not be able to replace counterfeit tickets, according to the statement. Read More
Just steps off tourist-trafficked Powell Street, the Gold Dust Lounge is a portal to an older San Francisco — when people lived for last call, bartenders knew customers by name and the saloon was popular with visiting Hollywood royalty. But soon, the bar — one of the last of its kind — might close its heavy wood-and-brass doors. Co-owners James and Tasios Bovis, brothers who moved here from Greece after World War II, received a three-month eviction notice in December. Their landlord now plans to lease the space to someone else. Read More
Di Huang, the 24-year-old co-founded the dating website SoWink (www.sowink.com), which launched in December.What is the difference between SoWink and other dating websites? With Match or eHarmony, they’re traditional dating sites, based on a matchmaking system. We’re trying to socialize the entire experience by having user engagement through our platform. We have a lot of social elements, unlike other dating sites, where the idea is to message back and forth. The first and foremost thing is we don’t do long profiles like you’d find elsewhere. Read More
Police identified the man arrested Friday in relation to three Mission district sexual assaults as Frederick A. Dosier of San Francisco.
The 32-year-old faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, robbery, battery, kidnapping, rape and other charges.
Police arrested Dosier on Friday after an anonymous tip helped investigators link him to physical crime scene evidence.
The assaults occured June 17, Nov. 18 and Dec. 8. Read More
Animal rescuers are searching Golden Gate Park for a mew gull with a fishing lure snared in its beak.
WildRescue, the group that saved a nail-impaled hawk in October, is asking the public for help locating the bird so trained rescuers can capture it. Despite its injury, the bird is still able to fly, which has made it particularly difficult to capture, according to WildRescue director Rebecca Dmytryk. Read More
Salesforce.com, Inc., an app and cloud platform company planning a major expansion in Mission Bay, is also making waves in the Financial District with the largest long-term lease in The City in at least a decade.
On Thursday, Salesforce.com signed a $339 million, 18-year lease with the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association for 400,000 square feet at 50 Fremont St. The space is intended to supplement a 14-acre campus the company is planning for Mission Bay. Read More
The Sierra Club is the latest group to appeal the environmental impact report for the 34th America’s Cup yacht race.
Citing a concern that the report does not adequately address sediment and water pollution issues that could arise from dredging parts of the Bay for the 2013 regatta, the group is appealing the Planning Commission’s approval of the document. Read More
Power is back on for 7,000 PG&E customers who lost power following a problem with an underground cable.
At about 10 a.m. Thursday, a third party accidentally dug into an underground cable in the 1200 block of McAllister Street, cutting off power to about 7,000 people in Western Addition and Laurel Heights, according to spokeswoman Fiona Chan.
Crews restored power to all customers around 12:20 p.m.
Chan said the cause of the incident is still under investigation. Read More
Arnold Zolotorow repeated after his doctor: “Apple, table, penny.” The 85-year-old then drew a picture, as instructed. When asked to repeat the words he had memorized, he said the first two, but couldn’t recall the third.That three-minute memory exercise is one of thousands of basic tests that may soon cost more to administer, after a company that holds the copyright for one such test started enforcing its claim. Read More
The Sierra Mountains may be low on snow this winter, but San Francisco’s Sierra water source is far from running dry.
The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, the utility system’s primary source of drinking water, is at 85 percent of its capacity, according to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
Tuesday, the California Department of Water Resources announced that the January snowpack for the Sierra Nevada is lower than it has been in decades, at just 19 percent. Read More
Supporters of Bay Area needle exchange programs are calling a move by Congress to once again ban federal funding for the programs a step backward in the fight against HIV and AIDS.The ban is a provision in an unrelated spending bill that Congress approved last week and that President Barack Obama is expected to sign. In 2009, Obama lifted a prior ban, which first took effect in the 1980s.“The reinstatement of the ban is really a dark day in public health policy,” said James Loduca, vice president of public affairs for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Read More
An 18th-century officers quarters in the Presidio will be transformed into a 22-room inn, the first hotel in the national park.Scheduled to open in April, the Inn at the Presidio will be located at the historic Pershing Hall, built in 1903 and previously used as temporary housing for officers.“This is a very exciting one; we’ve always had a demand for lodging here and it was never available unless you were willing to go camping,” said Clay Harrell, a spokesman for the Presidio Trust, the park’s caretaker. “This is a small development, but it’s a first step.” Read More
A San Francisco fire truck was involved in a crash while en route to a non-fire-related call, according to a dispatcher.
About 3:20 p.m. Thursday, the fire truck collided with another vehicle near the intersection of Fourth and Townsend streets. No injuries were reported.
Details regarding the cause of the accident or the type of vehicle were not immediately available.
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A proposed new mural that would replace existing artwork commemorating a martyred South American folksinger and political activist is dividing residents of the Bernal Heights neighborhood.
Work on the new artwork at the Bernal Heights Library could begin soon if the Arts Commission signs off on the design in January. The mural, which is planned for the library’s exterior façade, would replace a deteriorating artwork that depicts working women, clasped hands and a quote from Chilean political activist and folksinger Victor Jara. Read More