Dressing up for the Craigslist Bay to Breakers is an annual tradition for Irvine resident Jolene Manginelli and three of her best friends. In past years, they’ve worn M&M outfits and “Alice in Wonderland”-themed attire, and once designed costumes that looked like gum on the bottom of a sneaker.
But this year, the group of four decided to keep it simple with T-shirts bearing a fitting message: “Boston Strong. Never Forget.”
“We had a discussion about whether we should skip this year,” Manginelli said. “But we just felt like we had to go ahead and do it.” Read More
An up-and-coming runner from Ethiopia conquered his first Bay to Breakers and Olympian Ryan Hall placed as high as any American since 1986.Tolossa Gedefa Fufi, 23, won the men’s field in the 102nd Bay to Breakers presented by Craigslist on Sunday, finishing the 12-kilometer race through the heart of The City in 35 minutes 1 second. Hall finished in second place 39 seconds later. Like Gedefa Fufi, Hall was competing in his first-ever Bay to Breakers and his runner-up finish was the highest placement by an American since Ed Eyestone won the race 27 years ago. Read More
Diane Nukuri-Johnson would like to run Bay to Breakers in a costume someday, maybe even a wedding dress. But on Sunday, she kept it simple en route to finishing first among women runners. Wearing the traditional red-and-black runner’s attire, Nukuri-Johnson won her first Bay to Breakers, presented by Craigslist, by zipping through the 12-kilometer course in 40:12, topping her second-place finish in last year’s race. Read More
When Alex Cocoles encountered a tough question on his Advanced Placement chemistry exam a month ago, the Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory senior did not fret — he knew exactly how the chemical reaction in a battery works thanks to the marshmallow fight in Dr. Ramsey Musallam’s class. Read More
As Briana Stewart tore up the track at James Logan High School in Union City, scholarship offers poured into her mailbox. The star hurdler received letters from top Division I programs, including Oregon, LSU and Kansas.
But on decision day, she chose a school that had never participated in an NCAA track meet: Division II Academy of Art University.
“I wanted a career that I’d actually be interested in for the rest of my life,” said Stewart, who fell in love with the school’s fashion merchandising program. Read More
If there is a bright spot in the Warriors’ playoff series loss to the San Antonio Spurs, it was the emergence of Harrison Barnes as a legitimate go-to guy.
With David Lee and Stephen Curry hobbled by injuries, the Warriors leaned on Barnes for offense throughout the series and he delivered until he left Game 6 with a headache.
“He certainly has elevated his game,” coach Mark Jackson said. “I think the sky is the limit for him.” Read More
Video cameras will capture the salmon running upstream at the Hayes Street Hill, and additional surveillance posted at the start and finish of Sunday’s Bay to Breakers race will help ensure the 102nd running of the San Francisco institution is safe, Police Chief Greg Suhr said Thursday.
Race security is front and center as The City prepares to host its first major public event — and one of its most high-profile — since the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon. About 100,000 people — 70,000 of them spectators along the route — are expected to attend the race. Read More
A former police attorney has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against Chief Greg Suhr, claiming she was fired in retaliation for seeking disciplinary actions against him.
Kelly O’Haire, a former attorney responsible for investigating and prosecuting disciplinary cases against department employees, filed the lawsuit in San Francisco Superior Court on Wednesday. Read More
Apple’s flagship retail store is moving up the street to Union Square and increasing its size in the process.
Mayor Ed Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu announced on Thursday plans to relocate the existing Apple Store at 1 Stockton St. three blocks north to 300 Post St., which is adjacent to Union Square. Read More
The best NBA playoff series often turn on one play, one shot, one moment. Robert Horry’s last-second 3-pointer against the Sacramento Kings, Derek Fisher’s buzzer-beater against the San Antonio Spurs, Reggie Miller’s missed free throws against the New York Knicks. The Warriors’ second-round series with the Spurs had all the ingredients of an instant classic after two games: a colossal choke job, a stirring upset and a double-overtime thriller. Read More
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
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