While the focus of the country will be on the unveiling of the NCAA Tournament brackets this weekend, City College of San Francisco will be trying to make history in its version of the Final Four. Both the CCSF men’s and women’s basketball teams are competing in the California Community College Athletic Association Final Four in Ventura this weekend, and the school has high hopes of becoming the first school ever to have both its men’s and women’s teams capture state championships in the same season.
Seagulls that are mysteriously dying on 3 acres of Port of San Francisco property are succumbing to overdoses of mold, not waste from a nearby animal rendering plant, according to state wildlife officials.
What a difference a year makes for San Franciscans, who rank quality of life better than in 2010 and who increasingly believe The City is headed in the right direction.
Those are just a couple of results of the latest CityBeat poll by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, which surveyed 500 San Francisco voters in February and found a much rosier outlook on everything from jobs and the economy to city government than they did a year ago.
Leave it to Muni workers, who have filed a lawsuit to block some portions of the voter-approved reform measure Proposition G, to hop on a train to nowhere.
The boys’ basketball team at Sacred Heart Prep has matched its school’s football program with a section championship. Now, the Gators want to go a step further. Sacred Heart Prep opens its run in the Northern California bracket of the CIF Division IV state basketball playoffs today at 7 p.m. at home with a second-round game against St.Patrick-St. Vincent of Vallejo, which defeated Amador in its opening-round game Tuesday.
Lowell High School played even with defending state champion Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills in every aspect of the game except one — putting the ball in the basket. The Cardinals went through one of their worst shooting performances of the season, while Oak Ridge shot the lights out in a 56-31 win in the Northern California bracket of the CIF Division I girls’ basketball tournament on Tuesday at Kezar Pavilion.
Reid’s comments demonstrate the utter lack of seriousness about cutting federal spending displayed by Reid and most of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate. His party’s budget counterproposal — to chop $4.7 billion out of an annual budget with $1.1 trillion worth of red ink — expresses the same lack of seriousness in numerical terms.
The City is about to start another parade of drug dealers walking free because of misdeeds within the San Francisco Police Department. Once again, some elements of the SFPD may have embarrassed themselves, their fellow officers and the whole city by foolishly taking shortcuts around the law.
Supervisor Eric Mar’s legislation to bar all chain pet stores from Geary Boulevard, as reported in the March 9 Examiner, is a misguided assault on a reputable business that creates jobs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Gas prices have been on the rise in the U.S., having increased roughly 34 cents a gallon since the situation in Libya started. And while President Obama has refused access to some of the most oil rich areas available to the United States, most notably in the Gulf Region, and offered up temporary solutions such as dipping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, other nations have been responding to the added market incentive by increasing oil production.