With the help of a local tech start-up, money has been raised for family barbeques, to save a toy store in Illinois and to replace the boat destroyed in the Boston bomber standoff. Now, a City resident is tapping a SoMa company hoping to bring the Blue Angels back to Fleet Week. Read More
A City College of San Francisco student magazine captured second place in a prestigious journalism competition this week.
Etc. Magazine, produced by the CCSF journalism department, placed second in the Best Student Magazine category of a national competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.
The magazine snagged the honor by beating out publications from several four-year universities, like Syracuse, Ohio University and Drake. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee announced Monday that San Francisco is making $12 million in affordable loans available to small businesses through the creation of the Emerging Business Loan Fund.
“The Emerging Business Loan Fund will allow entrepreneurs and small businesses to secure the capital they need to innovate, grow their business and succeed,” Lee said in a statement. Read More
Life without David Lee is one thing; knocking off the San Antonio Spurs minus the NBA’s best pure shooter — forget about it.
Stephen Curry saved the Warriors from finding out the hard way in Game 4 at Oracle Arena on Sunday, limping through 38 tough minutes that were desperately needed to even the series up at 2-2.
“I just sat back and was, honestly, just in awe,” guard Jarrett Jack said. Read More
Waste bin, recycling bin or compost bin? Elliot Easom never paid close attention to which piece of trash belonged in which bin — black, blue or green — until he became aware of an incentive being offered to his neighborhood. Read More
America’s most prestigious cycling event is receiving a major facelift this year and it promises to be the most challenging race in the state’s history.
The eighth Amgen Tour of California is getting underway in Escondido today, launching eight days of racing that will conclude in Santa Rosa on May 19. For the first time, the race is running south to north and its three mountain-top finishes will surely push the limits of the world’s top cyclists. Read More
A Nob Hill post office is closed after several workers were sent to the hospital with symptoms that could be related to a hazardous materials situation.Fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said five employees working at the post office on the 1400 block of Pine Street were told by their supervisor to go to St. Francis Hospital this morning after experiencing “itchiness” over a period of a couple of days. Firefighters arrived at St. Francis shortly after 11:40 a.m. after “a substance” was found on the clothing of one of the employees. Read More
The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office identified the 25-year-old man who died in a car crash Tuesday night as Yongze Wei, a San Francisco resident.
According to police, Wei was driving along Sunset and Lake Merced boulevards at about 10 p.m. when his car hit a curb; he was ejected from his car and pinned by the vehicle, police said.Wei was removed by fire crews and eventually pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital.Medical authorities waited to release Wei’s name because his family was out of the country and had not been notified. Read More
Do you still think the Sharks are too old, too slow and too soft to be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders?
Two months ago, you wanted to blow up the band, convinced Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle’s best years had passed. Now, the team looks like the most balanced squad to ever throw on the teal sweaters. Read More
The 49ers are moving to the South Bay, but the football team will keep ties to The City by naming its new stadium after a San Francisco-based apparel company.The team and Levi Strauss & Co announced on Wednesday that the $1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara, set to open in 2014, is going to be called Levi’s Stadium. The jeans maker landed the naming rights for the state-of-the-art facility by reaching a $220 million, 20-year agreement with the club.“Our colors aren’t exactly the same, but they’re close enough,” 49ers CEO Jed York said. Read More
Super Bowl L is less than three years away and officials are trying to bring the football party to the Bay Area.The Bay Area Super Bowl Bid Committee submitted an official bid to the NFL on Tuesday to host Super Bowl L at the San Francisco 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara.The full details of the proposal will be revealed on May 21 when the committee makes its presentation to NFL owners, who will choose between the Bay Area and Miami for the site of the 2016 Super Bowl later that day. Read More
State Senator Leland Yee is planning to introduce legislation into the California Legislature that will ban the use of technology to create firearms with 3-D printers.Lee’s call for action comes in the wake of news that a University of Texas law student has manufactured a completely functional firearm with 3-D-printing technology.“We must be proactive in seeking solutions to this new threat rather than wait for the inevitable tragedies this will make possible,” Yee said in a press release. Read More
Crews have finished cleaning up the Golden Gate Bridge, but expect delays through the evening commute. As of 1:30 p.m., two lanes were open to southbound drivers from the north end of the bridge to Anchorage, where the new paving ends. After Anchorage, an additional southbound lane was opened up for the remainder of the bridge.However, at this point, the Golden Gate Bridge District is recommending that Giants fans traveling south into The City use the Golden Gate Ferry to reach AT&T Park -- or leave earlier than usual. Read More
Muni trains experienced a 65-minute delay this afternoon after police were called to remove a man from the tracks at the Powell station.Train service resumed at roughly 1:30 p.m. after police finished their investigation. Lt. Joe Engler said it’s unclear how the man ended up on the tracks, but the incident doesn’t appear to be a crime.“It’s clear from our investigation that no one else was involved,” he said. Read More
We’ve seen this play before: the Warriors shock the world with an emotional first-round upset, the future looks bright and then the team spirals back into the basement quicker than a Run TMC fastbreak.
Is there any reason to think the plot will take a different turn this time around? Read More