Santa Clara

Fire suppression foam spills from hangar at airport, blankets street

Large amounts of white foam have spilled from a hangar near Mineta…

 

Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)

Under Kelly, Baalke, Niners’ draft gets stranger by the pick

Just when you thought the 49ers’ draft days couldn’t get any any…

 

Bettors love the even-year theory, making the Giants the team with the most money wagered on it to win the World Series. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Gamblers love the Giants in even years, too

GIANT EXPECTATIONS They’re no sure thing with a cast of new faces…

 

While the Niners’ boy CEO Jed York refuses to make moves and plants trade rumors in the media, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, above, is making moves to put his team in contention in 2016 and beyond. (Richard Drew/AP)

As 49ers play stupid Kap tricks, Raiders get serious

Somehow, it all makes total, ridiculous sense. The 49ers, the smug franchise…

While the Niners’ boy CEO Jed York refuses to make moves and plants trade rumors in the media, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, above, is making moves to put his team in contention in 2016 and beyond. (Richard Drew/AP)
Park guests look over the damage after a powerful storm overnight toppled several trees inside the Pismo Coast Village RV Resort in Pismo Beach on Monday. (Joe Johnston/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)

Powerful thunderstorms rage throughout California

LOS ANGELES — Powerful thunderstorms raged throughout California on Monday, walloping the…

Park guests look over the damage after a powerful storm overnight toppled several trees inside the Pismo Coast Village RV Resort in Pismo Beach on Monday. (Joe Johnston/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)

Amid legal threats, SF debates raising tobacco purchase age to 21

San Francisco’s evolving crackdown on tobacco use enters another stage with a…

What really happened between Peyton Manning and a female trainer on a now-scandalous day at the University of Tennessee? Most likely, we’ll never truly know. But that won’t slow the masses from playing judge and jury with Manning’s legacy. (Mark Humphrey/1997 AP)

Manning case: Why assume when you don’t know?

In a country where only 19 percent of working-age Americans have four-year…

What really happened between Peyton Manning and a female trainer on a now-scandalous day at the University of Tennessee? Most likely, we’ll never truly know. But that won’t slow the masses from playing judge and jury with Manning’s legacy. (Mark Humphrey/1997 AP)
The 49ers announced Thursday the appointment of Al Guido as team president and Paraag Maathe as executive vice president of football operations, chief strategy officer and a managing partner. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Will management reshuffling lead to more 49ers drama?

In the curious and ambiguous world of 49ers management, CEO Jed York…

The 49ers announced Thursday the appointment of Al Guido as team president and Paraag Maathe as executive vice president of football operations, chief strategy officer and a managing partner. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Juan Meza, a waiter in a West Hollywood restaurant, gets a free vaccine against bacterial meningitis at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in West Hollywood in 2013. Officials say the public health threat currently isn't high enough to justify using a new vaccine. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

Despite cases at SCU, officials deem meningitis threat not high enough for use of new vaccine

SANTA CLARA — Officials say the public health threat of meningitis isn't…

Juan Meza, a waiter in a West Hollywood restaurant, gets a free vaccine against bacterial meningitis at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in West Hollywood in 2013. Officials say the public health threat currently isn't high enough to justify using a new vaccine. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)
Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman wears a mask as he answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Memo to Super Bowl Week: Wake Up!

Three days before Super Bowl 50, it’s almost time to panic. The…

Carolina Panthers' Josh Norman wears a mask as he answers a question during Opening Night for the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game on Monday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Ed Lee yelling, suites aren’t selling, forecast telling

Are you ready for some ... El Niño? Or maybe, in a…

Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Cam Newton celebrates after a touchdown run during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory over the Arizona Cardinals. (David J. Phillip/AP)

As we admire him, Newton injects race

Scared? The only people who should be scared of Cam Newton are…

Cam Newton celebrates after a touchdown run during the Panthers' NFC Championship victory over the Arizona Cardinals. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Former San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh is hoisted on the shoulders of his team after defeating the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XIX at Stanford, Stadium on Jan. 20, 1985. (1985 AP)

Super Bowl in Silicon, leaving The City with silicone

So it’s another Not-in-San-Francisco Super Bowl to be played in a city…

Former San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh is hoisted on the shoulders of his team after defeating the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XIX at Stanford, Stadium on Jan. 20, 1985. (1985 AP)
Keith Bruce, CEO of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, says he expects this year’s big game — and the accompanying events — to be the biggest in NFL history. (Jeff Chiu/2014 AP)

Bruce is super man on the spot

There are a few things that Keith Bruce wants known about Super…

Keith Bruce, CEO of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, says he expects this year’s big game — and the accompanying events — to be the biggest in NFL history. (Jeff Chiu/2014 AP)
NFL field director Ed Mangan holds up a piece of sod as he prepares for Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Weather or not, Levi’s is dressed up, ready to go

At first blush, Levi’s Stadium appears to be a substantial upgrade over…

NFL field director Ed Mangan holds up a piece of sod as he prepares for Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Stan Roth, Market Street food cart operator, joins Supervisors Jane Kim, Aaron Peskin and John Avalos for a news conference at the foot of Market Street demanding that the Super Bowl Host Committee fully reimburse The City for costs and to address the impacts to street artists and small business owners. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Supes to call for Super Bowl 50 cost reimbursement

Like any good athletic contest, the two opposing sides battle until the…

Stan Roth, Market Street food cart operator, joins Supervisors Jane Kim, Aaron Peskin and John Avalos for a news conference at the foot of Market Street demanding that the Super Bowl Host Committee fully reimburse The City for costs and to address the impacts to street artists and small business owners. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Santa Clara County judge denies soccer league’s bid to kick out NFL

SAN JOSE — A judge has denied a San Francisco Bay Area…

St. Louis Rams tight end Lance Kendricks (88) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) during the second half  in Santa Clara on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Dawson kicks 23-yard winning field goal, 49ers beat Rams

SANTA CLARA — Whatever Jim Tomsula's future holds as 49ers coach, San…

St. Louis Rams tight end Lance Kendricks (88) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) during the second half  in Santa Clara on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Stanford coach David Shaw, walking off with another Rose Bowl prize, would require only a 14-mile reach for the 49ers. But Shaw likely wants no part of a struggling franchise’s inner workings. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Unless Jed vanishes, Shaw-49ers no match

PASADENA — Forget Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State and Coach Khaki, who says…

Stanford coach David Shaw, walking off with another Rose Bowl prize, would require only a 14-mile reach for the 49ers. But Shaw likely wants no part of a struggling franchise’s inner workings. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
Coldplay, pictured performing at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on Sept. 26, have been tapped to headline the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Paradise? Coldplay gets Super Bowl gig

Sorry, Taylor Swift, but Coldplay is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show.…

Coldplay, pictured performing at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on Sept. 26, have been tapped to headline the Super Bowl 50 halftime show. (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)