DALY CITY — Dean Ouellet is back in town and the San Francisco Bulls are keeping forward Tommy Grant for the playoffs. But top-scorer Peter Sivak is staying in Worcester for at least another week. Read More
San Francisco schools raised $19,624 last year through Fresh & Easy’s Shop for Schools program, the company announced
The program is simple: schools within three miles of a Fresh & Easy store collected receipts from Sept. 12 to Dec. 31 and received $1 for every $20 in purchases. Schools also held a “Shopping night” where students, teachers and parents worked the register and bagged groceries while collecting 5 percent of the store’s revenue that night. Read More
Everyone seemed to be healthy again, back at work after that seasonal bug, commonly known as March Madness, tore through offices across The City a couple of weeks ago.
But in the waning hours of Easter Sunday, a cacophony of sniffles could be heard off in the distance as another virus swept through town: Opening Day Delirium.
You’re probably unfamiliar with this malady as it isn’t an annual affliction like March Madness. In fact, it’s fairly uncommon. With a 162-game season, it’s rare for one baseball game to be so dizzying, infectious like the bubonic plague. Read More
Do you have the day off? Playing hooky? Don’t have a place to check out the Giants game this afternoon? Swing by AT&T Park for Opening Day and watch Matt Cain, Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval take on the Los Angeles Dodgers with thousands of other screaming fans.
The Giants might be opening their World Series title defense on the road this season, but fans can receive a real ballpark experience by watching Opening Day on the Diamond Vision scoreboard at AT&T Park courtesy of the team and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Read More
As the Golden Gate National Recreation Area looks into banning the sale of bottled water, the beverage industry is hoping to have a say in the matter.
Park officials intend to begin the process within six months, but the American Beverage Association says limiting consumer choice is unnecessary.
“There seems to be folks who want to regulate how we drink water,” said Kate Krebs, the association’s senior environmental policy adviser. “I just don’t feel that, from a public policy standpoint, that that should take place.” Read More
As the Giants get set to defend their World Series title, the front office is ensuring that the team also remains No. 1 in the social-media world.
The experience of attending a baseball game at AT&T Park will be even more interactive this year with increased Wi-Fi capacity, the addition of mobile device and tablet charging stations, and the unveiling of baseball’s first social-media center.
“Giants baseball is so perfect for social media,” social-media director Bryan Srabian said. “It gives us this unique opportunity to be leaders in that space.” Read More
Melky Cabrera’s offensive production seemed impossible to replace as news broke in August that he had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. With 159 hits, 84 runs and a .907 OPS sucked out of the order, the Giants looked incapable of keeping pace with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who held a one-game lead in the National League West.
Of course, Bruce Bochy’s club, which returns to town tonight for the exhibition Bay Bridge Series, went on to win the World Series thanks to the timely contributions of several unexpected heroes. Read More
The sale of bottled water is banned in 14 national parks, and now two treasures in the cradle of the environmental movement are being asked to jump on board.
A coalition of environmentalists, businesses and nonprofit organizations is launching a campaign called Think Outside the Bottle in hopes of making the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Yosemite National Park the next federally owned open spaces to eliminate the sale of bottled water. The group is holding a public event at Crissy Field this morning, seeking support from the parks’ superintendents. Read More
DALY CITY — Playoff rosters need to be in by Monday and San Francisco Bulls coach Pat Curcio is juggling a lot of moving parts. With the first playoff series in franchise history set to get underway on April 5, Curcio is treating the last three games of the regular season, including tonight’s contest with the Idaho Steelheads, as a tryout for the Bulls’ 23-man playoff roster.
With several players skating in the AHL right now, the Bulls coach won’t be able to make any final decisions until the midnight hour. Read More
Playoff hockey is around the corner and the San Francisco Bulls are gearing up for a first-round series against the top-seeded Alaska Aces. Read More
For a moment, the pessimists’ worst nightmare appeared to be coming to life.
Stephen Curry slapped the court at Oracle Arena on Saturday after rolling his twice-surgically-repaired right ankle, and the gesture seemed like a perfect illustration of the frustration Warriors fans were experiencing across the Bay Area.
For Joslyn Tinkle, basketball is an everyday part of life, like eating, sleeping and breathing. She grew up in a hoops house — her father is a coach and her mother is a Hall of Fame player — and now her family is converging in the Bay Area for March Madness.
Wayne Tinkle isn’t traveling far to see his daughter and the Stanford women’s basketball team (31-2) take on Tulsa (17-16) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Maples Pavilion today. Read More
SAN JOSE — After executing the game plan to near perfection for more than 59 minutes, the Cal men’s basketball team almost let an upset victory in the NCAA Tournament slip away.
A suffocating zone defense and plenty of scoring help for Allen Crabbe propelled the 12th-seeded Bears to a 64-61 victory over No. 5 UNLV at HP Pavilion in San Jose on Thursday. But the “home” team provided plenty of drama for the faithful down the stretch.
“It wasn’t always smooth,” Coach Mike Montgomery said. Read More
BERKELEY — Coach Lindsay Gottlieb is asking the players on the Cal women’s basketball team to press the mute button on all talking heads analyzing the squad as it heads into the NCAA Tournament. But she is making an exception for the opinion of one person: President Barack Obama. Read More
Jason Kidd, Kevin Johnson, Alfred Grigsby ... Allen Crabbe? Read More