A San Francisco judge Thursday rejected a motion for a new trial for a reputed gang member who was convicted in July of murdering a man outside a North Beach nightclub while trying to rob him of a gaudy jeweled pendant.
Car owners and late-season shoppers need to think twice about leaving gifts inside cars while running to the grocery store for Christmas feast ingredients.
Despite calls from business leaders and other Bay Area municipalities to veto the legislation, Mayor Gavin Newsom refused to sign one of the strictest local-hiring mandates in the country, effectively allowing the measure to pass.
A congressional rebellion against earmarks in Washington, D.C., might put several local projects at risk.
The Examiner predicts what The City’s leaders, losers, and movers and shakers want from Santa.
Who: Gavin Newsom
What: Bust in City Hall
With Lincoln, St. Ignatius, Sacred Heart Cathedral and University all advancing to the CIF state tournament, it was clear that some of the best girls’ volleyball was played in San Francisco this season.
With the success of the teams, comes a stable of talented individuals certainly worth honoring with the SanFranPreps.com and San Francisco Examiner All-City team.
Genny Tulloch set out for San Francisco in 2005 after sailing through Harvard University in just three years.
WNBA standout and former UConn star Diana Taurasi tested positive for a mild stimulant while playing in a pro league in Turkey, her lawyer told The Associated Press on Thursday night.
College football has lost its way because the media and couch potatoes want to turn it into a minor league NFL.
The sport has long been plagued by scandal. Cam Newton and Reggie Bush are only the latest in a long trail. Half a century ago it was written that Hugh McElhenny found his way to the University of Washington from Compton Junior College by following a trail of $20 bills. But even with all that, college football had one big trump card over the pros: tradition.
After the economic doldrums of 2009, when many best bites materialized from behind self-service counters, 2010’s choicest morsels moved back to the dining room. The year saw a surprising number of restaurant openings from hot-shot chefs, who knowingly kept things affordable.
Ninety percent of Champagne is made by houses like Moët et Chandon and G.H. Mumm. The other
10 percent comes from growers, who are essentially farmers who make wine from the fruits of their labor.
In 1687, the great Puritan preacher Increase Mather wrote a tract titled, “A Testimony Against Several Profane and Superstitious Customs Now Practiced by Some in New England.” He was talking about Christmas and his fellow colonists’ growing enthusiasm for celebrating it.
Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
Gratitude as an attitude is making news. Researchers are reporting that the words “thank you” might be the secret to good health and a long life. With holiday stress upon us, a positive attitude is a relationship challenge. However, the Journal of Happiness Studies makes a convincing argument for gratitude.
I agree with legendary Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson that NBA games shouldn’t be played on Christmas.
Not just because it is a Christian religious holiday, but because it is a day when families like to be together to celebrate, talk, eat and share memories and good times. NBA families shouldn’t be cruelly excluded from these
Recent revisions to a Government Accountability Office report on for-profit colleges released in August have raised questions about the GAO’s objectivity and credibility. Now, a bipartisan group of six members of Congress has asked that those questions be answered.