Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl City, pictured in a rendering, will be the focal point of a nine-day celebration in San Francisco leading up to Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Super Bowl 50 Host Committee)

Santa Clara won’t pay for Super Bowl 50, but San Francisco will

San Francisco’s taxpayers will foot the bill to host a weeklong celebration…

Super Bowl City, pictured in a rendering, will be the focal point of a nine-day celebration in San Francisco leading up to Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Super Bowl 50 Host Committee)
Workers install sod on the field at Levi’s Stadium on Jan. 11 in preparation for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

NFL says Levi’s field will be ready

Less than four weeks from the Super Bowl, the field is nearly…

Workers install sod on the field at Levi’s Stadium on Jan. 11 in preparation for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

SF plans crackdown on illegal food vendors during Super Bowl 50

City health officials will crack down on food vendors that operate illegally…

Suck it up, San Francisco. The money brought in by Super Bowl 50 will more than offset the personal frustrations.

Super Bowl 50: Big headaches, pure gold

The equation sounds terrifying, I know. El Niño + al Qaeda +…

Suck it up, San Francisco. The money brought in by Super Bowl 50 will more than offset the personal frustrations.
A project rendering of the Super Bowl City on Market Street. (Courtesy NFL Super Bowl 50 Host Committee)

Memo: Hosting Super Bowl 50 will cost SF $4 million

San Francisco will spend an estimated $3.5 to $4 million to cover…

A project rendering of the Super Bowl City on Market Street. (Courtesy NFL Super Bowl 50 Host Committee)
Stephen Curry, front, carries the Larry O'Brien trophy as he and Andrew Bogut return to Oakland on June 17 after winning the NBA championship against the Cavaliers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Champions, superheroes … and Jed York

It was a very, very good year for Steph and the boys,…

Stephen Curry, front, carries the Larry O'Brien trophy as he and Andrew Bogut return to Oakland on June 17 after winning the NBA championship against the Cavaliers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Super Bowl City, pictured in a rendering, will be the focal point of a nine-day celebration in San Francisco leading up to Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Super Bowl 50 Host Committee)

Taxpayers to foot bill for San Francisco’s Super Bowl 50 celebration

With less than two months before San Francisco’s nine­-day celebration leading up…

Super Bowl City, pictured in a rendering, will be the focal point of a nine-day celebration in San Francisco leading up to Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Feb. 7. (Courtesy of Super Bowl 50 Host Committee)
Mayor Ed Lee announced his plan to create a new city department to tackle one issue, homelessness. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner, 2014)

Mayor Lee vows improved homeless response with ‘homeless department’

A new city department focused solely on The City’s homeless population is…

Mayor Ed Lee announced his plan to create a new city department to tackle one issue, homelessness. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner, 2014)
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)
The Super Bowl 50 Committee has not said it would refund the SFMTA for costs in rerouting, increasing service and other disruptions involved with the celebration events. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA could pay Super Bowl transit costs

Muni may be on the hook for its transit service as San…

The Super Bowl 50 Committee has not said it would refund the SFMTA for costs in rerouting, increasing service and other disruptions involved with the celebration events. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Planes perform a flyover at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara before a game between the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

As Super Bowl hosts, are we vulnerable?

The game is just 81 days away, with the hours, minutes and…

Planes perform a flyover at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara before a game between the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 22. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Levi’s Stadium has been selected to host the College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2019. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Levi’s right fit for 2019 college football title game

Unlike the 49ers, Levi’s Stadium is having no trouble winning its competitions.…

Levi’s Stadium has been selected to host the College Football Playoff National Championship in January 2019. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Metallica lead singer James Hetfield, left, plays the national anthem alongside guitarist Kirk Hammett before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in San Francisco. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Metallica to crash Super Bowl party

In an area ripe with options, Super Bowl week was sure to…

Metallica lead singer James Hetfield, left, plays the national anthem alongside guitarist Kirk Hammett before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in San Francisco. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
The Grateful Dead perform at the Fare Thee Well Show at Levi's Stadium on June 27, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (Jay Blakesberg/Invision for the Grateful Dead/AP)

Deadheads too stoned for Super Bowl 50?

While the NFL mulls candidates for its Super Bowl halftime extravaganza, one…

The Grateful Dead perform at the Fare Thee Well Show at Levi's Stadium on June 27, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif. (Jay Blakesberg/Invision for the Grateful Dead/AP)
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said the team will paint a gold "50" at midfield in honor of Super Bowl 50 this season at Levi's Stadium — a request the Raiders had failed to comply with during the first two games of the season. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Reluctant Raiders agree to super promotion

Super Bowl 50 promises to be one of the most celebrated championship…

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said the team will paint a gold "50" at midfield in honor of Super Bowl 50 this season at Levi's Stadium — a request the Raiders had failed to comply with during the first two games of the season. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Former 49ers quarterback Steve Young’s comments about his old team didn’t faze tight end Vernon Davis. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

49ers to Steve Young: Nothing ‘scary’ here

Is Steve Young on to something when he says his old team…

Former 49ers quarterback Steve Young’s comments about his old team didn’t faze tight end Vernon Davis. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Super Bowl 50 will pose local challenges in San Francisco, such as how to handle the numerous homeless encampments.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Bay’s defining moment: Super Bowl 50

From the clock tower of the Ferry Building came the bells, on…

Super Bowl 50 will pose local challenges in San Francisco, such as how to handle the numerous homeless encampments.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, talks with tight end Rob Gronkowski on the sideline during New England's 28-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night in Foxborough, Mass. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

Brady response: 4 TDs in win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It was as if Tom Brady never was away.…

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, talks with tight end Rob Gronkowski on the sideline during New England's 28-21 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night in Foxborough, Mass. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
During a press conference highlighting the successes of the San Francisco Navigation Center, Victor Frazier tells his story about the Center's positive impact on his life. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Mayor Ed Lee adds $3M to expand homeless navigation sites

In the five months since it opened, the Navigation Center in the…

During a press conference highlighting the successes of the San Francisco Navigation Center, Victor Frazier tells his story about the Center's positive impact on his life. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
The Raiders have their flaws, but young talents such as wide receiver Amari Cooper, center, are reason to be encouraged about the future. (Tony Avelar/AP)

Analysts: Raiders more fun than 49ers

Lately, it has been a rare occurrence when the Raiders finish with…

The Raiders have their flaws, but young talents such as wide receiver Amari Cooper, center, are reason to be encouraged about the future. (Tony Avelar/AP)