CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 |
George Lucas' hunt for a site for his "world-class museum for the future" recently took another turn after a trust for a highly coveted parkland in San Francisco nixed the proposal, offering an alternative location instead. The Presidio Trust rejected a site across from Crissy Field and instead have offered a spot near Lucas' Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco. The planned 95,000-square-foot museum is designed to house Lucas' collection of Hollywood collectibles, Americana art and Norman Rockwell pieces, among others, that are valued at an estimated $1 billion combined.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- A coalition of San Francisco supervisors will move today to place a tax of two cents per ounce on sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages on the November ballot, triggering what is expected to be a costly fight with opponents who aim to defeat it. If the measure were to pass, as much as $31 million in estimated annual proceeds from the "unified soda tax measure" would go to city and public school nutrition, health and physical activity...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 2014 |
Three teenage boys have admitted that they sexually assaulted a 15-year-old Northern California girl who later hanged herself after she discovered that cellphone photos had been taken of her after the incident, according to reports Wednesday by two news organizations. Audrie Pott was assaulted after she had been drinking at a Labor Day weekend party in 2012 at a friend's house in Saratoga, an upscale Silicon Valley suburb about 50 miles south of San Francisco. Two of the boys, both 16, also admitted in the Santa Clara County Juvenile Court proceeding to possessing photos of Pott, the San Francisco Chronicle reported . The other boy, 17, admitted to additional charges of having photos of other girls.
December 20, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tensions flared Friday as activists in San Francisco and Oakland blocked buses ferrying tech workers to their jobs in Silicon Valley. One bus was vandalized. This was the second wave of protests this month targeting the buses. San Francisco is split between young tech workers and those who say they are being pushed out of a city they can no longer afford. Apple, Facebook, Google and other major Silicon Valley companies deploy shiny fleets of unmarked coaches equipped with air conditioning, plush seats and wireless Internet access to ease the commutes of their workers.
December 3, 2013 |
One question only: What side is Santa on? What does gingerbread mean to him - to you? A spicy, spongy cake? A spicy, slightly crispy cookie that dunks perfectly in eggnog? A piece of cardboard coated in decorative frosting? That's what San Francisco is fighting over right now: Can you call it “gingerbread” if you can't eat it? YEAR IN REVIEW: Ted Rall's five best cartoons of 2013 Is gingerbread a food, a building material or a metaphor? How did the evil facade of a fairy tale, a dream turned to homicide, the Wicked Witch's honey trap for Hansel and Gretel, the come-on maison de gingerbread, turn into a happy holidays symbol?
December 2, 2013 |
Exactly what Google wants to do with the barges being built on both coasts are becoming a bit clearer. According to a new report, there will actually be three barges and they will be used as floating retail stores for Google's new Glass eyewear. They will cost a total of $35 million, according to the San Francisco Chronicle , which attributed the information to a budget report by Turner Construction Co., which is building the barges. The barges will be stationed in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York, the Chronicle says.