Following January’s temporary closure of a parking lot shared by the Exploratorium and the Palace of Fine Arts, The City hoped to construct 23 new parking spots on a triangular plot of land at Palace Drive and Lyon Street. But neighbors of the 9,000-square-foot space were protective of the once-wooded lot.
So ... does time really heal all wounds? Or, specifically if you’re a Giants fan: Does the passing of a few seasons, the emergence of new heroes and the revelry of a current world championship erase the memories of misdeeds committed by heroes of the past? We’re about to find out, as the long-awaited perjury trial of Barry Bonds begins today in federal court.
While things remain warm and fuzzy in the Arizona desert for our World Series champions, the forecast has turned stormy on the offseason horizon for our can’t-get-a-break 49ers.
The San Francisco Fight for Air Climb takes on even greater significance this year for one city firefighter.
Ashley Rhodes-Courter, the New York Times best-selling author of “Three Little Words,” will be a guest speaker at the San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program’s 20th-anniversary luncheon Wednesday at the Four Seasons Hotel. For more information, visit www.sfcasa.org.
Violinist Regina Carter, recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, performs at Yoshi’s. Her latest recording, “Reverse Thread,” contains African folk melodies infused with jazz. [8 p.m., 1330 Fillmore St., S.F.]
I wonder how I would feel if my parents’ generation had left me a debt like my generation is leaving to my 8-year-old son’s generation. My parents may have left some debt, but it was for things worthwhile — debt for infrastructure, highways, public universities and a strong military — which is not a bad thing. Those expenses secure and build toward a future that benefits everyone.
WHAT: Kecia Parker brought her winning $88,000 North Carolina lottery ticket into a Pop Mart convenience store to have the numbers scanned, but owner Sureshbha Patel allegedly said it wasn’t a winner and kept it — trying to claim the payout for himself.