July 28, 2013
The marvelous spread on San Francisco nearly brought tears to my eyes, with reflections of my "return" to that marvelous city in October 1958 ["San Francisco at Iconic Speed," by Christopher Reynolds, July 21]. A native Californian, I had concluded a six-year tour of duty as an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, stationed mainly in East Coast locations. Newly single, I had accepted a position with an organization whose headquarters was at 518 Sutter St., a block from Union Square.
May 7, 2013 |
The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco is offering its guests, locals and other San Francisco visitors an opportunity to help preserve some of Golden Gate National Park 's most treasured areas with its Give Back Getaways program. Volunteers can donate a few hours to help preserve the Gardens at Alcatraz or restore the nursery at the Presidio by clearing invasive weeds, pruning, planting, etc. Guests receive free transportation from the Ritz-Carlton to the appropriate park and can enjoy the park after their shift ends. The program launched in March but attendance has been light. If more volunteers appear in May, the hotel hopes to extend Give Back Getaways in the summer and fall.
February 12, 2010
at San Francisco 77, Pepperdine 47: The Dons (10-15, 5-5 West Coast Conference) seized control with a 21-2 run to finish the first half. The Waves (7-18, 3-6) never recovered. Loyola Marymount 73, at Santa Clara 67: Drew Viney scored 20 points to lead the Lions (13-12, 4-5 WCC). Long Beach State 78, at Cal Poly SLO 72: T.J. Robinson had 14 points as the 49ers (12-12, 6-5 Big West) beat the Mustangs (8-15, 5-6). -- associated press
March 22, 2013 |
Tours of the Golden Gate Bridge inaugurated during its 75th anniversary in 2012 are back for a second season starting April 1. Fans and even locals give this tour high marks on Yelp for the engaging back-story about the bridge's Art Deco style, the dangers during construction and why civil engineers selected it as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World . Tours last 45 minutes and are offered six times daily through Oct. 6 on...
November 20, 2012 |
The San Francisco hospital that treated Bryan Stow for four months last year asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Tuesday for permission to pursue $1.2 million in medical reimbursements from the Dodgers' insurers. Stow and his family are set to go to trial next May in Los Angeles Superior Court, in a suit that blames the Dodgers, former owner Frank McCourt and related entities for conditions that led to the March 2011 attack in which Stow was critically injured in the Dodger Stadium parking lot. Attorneys for Stow and the Dodgers asked the Bankruptcy Court to let San Francisco General Hospital pursue its $1.2 million claim, even though the deadline to submit claims has passed.
August 6, 2012 |
EBay has begun a beta, same-day delivery program people can use in San Francisco after receiving an invite. The new service, called eBay Now, allows users to make purchases of more than $25 from local stores and receive them the same day after paying $5 for shipping. EBay began inviting people to the service over the weekend, but anyone can register for an invite on this page . As an introductory offer, eBay is taking $15 off users' first purchase as well as waiving the shipping fee on their first three purchases.
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July 3, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- An accreditation commission overseeing the 85,000-student City College of San Francisco on Wednesday moved to revoke the institution's accreditation effective July 2014, setting in motion a set of radical measures by stunned state and city officials hoping to rescue the institution. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges last year had demanded that City College -- a multi-campus system that is one of the country's largest -- “show cause” as to why it should remain accredited, citing a litany of financial, governance and other issues.
October 16, 2012 |
Trick-or-treating connoisseurs should head to San Francisco come Halloween for a ghoulish jaunt that involves the least walking, the most candy and the safest streets for kids, according to a new report. Despite its hilly geography, San Francisco tops the list of best trick-or-treating cities from real estate website Zillow. The company weighed four variables in deciding its rankings: local home values, population density, walkability of neighborhoods and crime rates. Fog City - especially the Presidio Heights and Sea Cliff zones - has high-priced homes likely occupied by wealthy residents more likely to give out hefty tubs of candy, according to the report.
February 27, 2013 |
Angels 8, San Francisco 8 AT THE PLATE: Third baseman Kaleb Cowart, the Angels' top prospect, had two hits, including a double against Giants closer Sergio Romo in the two-run ninth inning. Two other well-regarded prospects, second baseman Taylor Lindsey and outfielder Travis Witherspoon, each drove in two runs. ON THE MOUND: Nick Maronde, the Angels' top left-handed pitching prospect, retired four of eight batters. He has been lifted in mid-inning in both of his spring outings.
December 12, 2012 |
First the burger joints wanted to get in on the L.A. action. Now, it's grilled cheese concepts. We already have the home-grown Heywood, a Grilled Cheese Shoppe , in Silver Lake. Huckleberry , Joan's on Third and Grub all turn out credible versions. We've got the Grilled Cheese Truck roaming the streets. Clementine celebrates National Grilled Cheese Month in April with a grilled cheese menu that changes every day. Now comes the Melt , a Bay Area grilled cheese chain from Jonathan Kaplan, who was behind the little hand-held Flip video camera.