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
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
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