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Lights created a comic book to go with her new concept album “Skin & Earth.” (Courtesy Matt Barnes)

Lights sets new album in dystopian future

Canadian keyboardist Lights, born Valerie Poxleitner, wrestled with ethical questions as she…

 

Through the ups and the downs of a 13-year career, Matt Cain loved San Francisco — and The City loved him back. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

How the greatness of Matt Cain touched someone halfway across the country

I cried a little bit as I read Matt Cain’s retirement letter…

 

49ers' Carlos Hyde tries to save the ball after being tackled during the fourth quarter of the San Francisco 49ers VS. Carolina Panthers game at Levi's Stadium on Sunday, September 10, 2017. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

No surprises from 49ers, Raiders; No offseason for NBA fans

Quick hits with Kolsky The world watched Week 1 of the NFL…

 

Mark Melancon is back on the shelf. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Giants closer Mark Melancon heads to DL with right pronator strain

AT&T PARK — While the San Francisco Giants enjoyed a rare second…

Mark Melancon is back on the shelf. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Giants' catcher Buster Posey donated 1,000 gloves to kids as part of the Junior Giants program on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Buster Posey donates 1,000 baseball gloves to kids

Giants’ catcher Buster Posey donated 1,000 Rawlings baseball gloves to a crowd…

Giants' catcher Buster Posey donated 1,000 gloves to kids as part of the Junior Giants program on Monday, June 26, 2017. (Sarahbeth Maney/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Alexis Busch was the first full-time batgirl in the MLB. The Giants will honor her with a plaque in the dugout before today’s game. (Courtesy Corey Busch)

Giants to dedicate plaque to Alexis Busch, former bat girl lost at sea

Alexis Busch loved baseball. She loved the Giants. And she loved AT&T…

Alexis Busch was the first full-time batgirl in the MLB. The Giants will honor her with a plaque in the dugout before today’s game. (Courtesy Corey Busch)

SF Giants manager Bruce Bochy hospitalized in Miami

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy was hospitalized in Miami on Monday…

Former Giants GM, Astros Spec Richardson dies at 93

ATLANTA — Former Houston Astros and San Francisco Giants general manager H.B.…

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during practice before the spring baseball season in Scottsdale, Ariz., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Bum news has Giants on shaky ground already

Balls interrupts its 123rd NCAA Tournament bracket to bring you this important…

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during practice before the spring baseball season in Scottsdale, Ariz., Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Prop. D policies set bad precedent

Let’s set the record straight on the Sierra Club’s opposition to Proposition…

Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb, left, is forced out at third base by San Francisco Giants' Matt Duffy after a bunt from Patrick Corbin during the second inning of a baseball game on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in San Francisco. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Giants get back Cain, but shut out again by Diamondbacks 6-0

Giants manager Bruce Bochy has no explanation. Arizona just has San Francisco's…

Arizona Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb, left, is forced out at third base by San Francisco Giants' Matt Duffy after a bunt from Patrick Corbin during the second inning of a baseball game on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in San Francisco. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the San Diego Padres in the eighth inning of their baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)

MadBum loses perfecto in 8th in win

About the only thing Madison Bumgarner didn't do Saturday night was get…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the San Diego Padres in the eighth inning of their baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in San Francisco. (Eric Risberg/AP)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in Denver. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Peavy ends Giants’ skid

DENVER — The Giants stopped their losing streak, but they keep losing players. Jake Peavy doubled…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, in Denver. (David Zalubowski/AP)
San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt, left, loses his helmet after being tagged out at second base by St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong, right, on a steal-attempt in the fourth inning on Saturday. (Ben Margot/AP)

Hopeful Pence lightens up Giants’ gloom

Other than another sellout crowd, there were few signs of life at…

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt, left, loses his helmet after being tagged out at second base by St. Louis Cardinals' Kolten Wong, right, on a steal-attempt in the fourth inning on Saturday. (Ben Margot/AP)
A San Francisco Giants fan listens to the radio broadcasting of the Giants and Houston Astros game inside the free viewing area on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Picture Box: SF Giants Free Viewing Area

Outside AT&T Park at the bottom of a 24-foot-high wall at right…

A San Francisco Giants fan listens to the radio broadcasting of the Giants and Houston Astros game inside the free viewing area on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. (Michael Ares/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Giants starter Matt Cain wipes his face after Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo walked to first base during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday in Chicago. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Giants handed dose of youthful reality

CHICAGO — If the Giants fall short of the National League playoffs…

Giants starter Matt Cain wipes his face after Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo walked to first base during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday in Chicago. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago. (David Banks/AP Photo)

Schwarber continues surge, Cubs beat Giants 7-3

CHICAGO — Rookie Kyle Schwarber continued his surge with two hits and…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong throws against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago. (David Banks/AP Photo)
Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished since demolition companied tend to leave one landmark intil the very end and then bring down the final piece as a ceremonial end to the structure being demolished. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Candlestick Park tear-down nearly complete, next phase will bring big changes

Candlestick Park is nearly 90 percent demolished as crews make way for…

Candlestick Park has been reduced to a large pile of rubble and a lone standing escalator, which will likely be the last thing demolished since demolition companied tend to leave one landmark intil the very end and then bring down the final piece as a ceremonial end to the structure being demolished. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Giants' Andrew Susac (34) is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run that scored Brandon Belt, right, and Brandon Crawford, hidden, during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Time for healthy Giants to make another run

After all the early talk about the sky falling and the odd-numbered…

Giants' Andrew Susac (34) is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run that scored Brandon Belt, right, and Brandon Crawford, hidden, during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik (12) connects with the ball, but flies out to center, during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

Robinson’s homer lifts Nats past Giants 2-1

WASHINGTON — Clint Robinson has been taking advantage of the one chance…

San Francisco Giants' Joe Panik (12) connects with the ball, but flies out to center, during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)