Savvy dog owners are outmaneuvering environmentalists when it comes to political mobilization and media coverage of the newly proposed leash laws in area federal parks.
Since the Golden Gate National Recreation Area released a 2,338-page document proposing significant restrictions to where dogs can roam off-leash within its properties, headlines and television crews have focused on angry dog owners.
And that should surprise no one who follows the Bay Area’s mighty canine-industrial complex. By comparison, the local bird lobby has yet to squawk.
The search for a new San Francisco police chief entered the stretch run, as the Police Commission conducted its final candidate interviews last weekend.
The owners of the iconic Fairmont Hotel might receive an extension on a controversial plan to replace 23 stories of hotel rooms atop Nob Hill with luxury condominiums.
As Vintage High School senior Flora Morofsky rifles through the immense selection of free prom dresses, she can’t help but think of some of her friends. “There are a lot of people who don’t have the money for dresses,” said Morofsky, who made the hourlong drive from Napa with her mother and a group of friends. “So ... they don’t go to prom.”
The City College of San Francisco women’s basketball team came into the California Community College Athletic Association Championship game with one of the most prolific offenses in the state, averaging 74 points a game. However, in the state title game against Santa Rosa, the Rams’ high-scoring offense was nowhere to be found in a 52-45 loss.
Last year, the Hillsdale High School baseball team rode a late surge following a third-place finish in the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division all the way to the Central Coast Section’s Division III championship game.
Dennis Schindler has run in all 27 Emerald Across the Bay 12K races since the event originated in 1984 as Houlihan’s to Houlihan’s.
Why did Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel split up after dating for 3½ years? The couple had weathered more than their fair share of breakup rumors, but their official announcement Friday seemed to come out of the blue.
“It really was mutual,” a source told People magazine. “There really wasn’t a final straw. They’re just two people who realized they wanted different things in life and were headed in different directions.”
Jim Tracy, the University High School girls’ cross-country coach, and his team were given the National Federation of State High School Associations Spirit of Sport award for Section 7 (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah).
WHO: U.S. Department of Commerce, via Texas Connects Coalition
WHAT: The Madison County, Texas, Public Library received funds to buy 16 new computers to replace nine computers bought just two years ago. The grant also funds a part-time computer-class instructor and a variety of peripherals.
The company whose tour bus crashed Saturday in New York City, killing 14 passengers, has been previously cited for fatigued drivers and was put on alert by the federal government. A World Wide Travel bus driver said the fatal crash occurred when he swerved from a tractor-trailer and lost control, but witnesses have said he might have been speeding and driving erratically before the crash.
The previous congressional majority managed to jam Obamacare down the throats of an increasingly resistant nation. Now the fight against Obamacare may have delivered a shock to the system that goes beyond this single issue.