Local law enforcement authorities tracked down and arrested six suspects accused of robbing a credit union in the Bayview district on Wednesday.
The rise, fall and subsequent resurrection of Robert Downey Jr. have been documented to the point of tedium. By now, the derogatory labels once attached to a young star whose drug addiction led him first to rehab and later to prison seem more and more like footnotes to a career marked by critical and commercial successes.
The redevelopment of Hunters Point Shipyard and Treasure Island is heavy with The City’s hopes and fears about its future. So heavy, in fact, that life must be perpetually breathed back into the projects, just to keep them from falling over dead of their own weight.
Faves and raves by Lindsey Shook.
YEARS IN THE CITY: Four
OCCUPATION: Marketing director for Hartle Media, publisher of 7x7 and California Home & Design
Proponents call it 21st-century technology. Opponents call it 19th-century packaging.
Whatever you call it, it won’t be showing up on your street corner in the form of a refrigerator-size metal box — not yet, at least.
Michelle Tea, celebrated San Francisco author and former prostitute, tells us about her spirituality, her feelings about judgment and how she deals with issues of class.
The City spends a lot of green on its parks.
San Francisco spends more per resident on its parks — and has more of its space dedicated to parks — than almost any other big city in the nation, according to a report.
Bay Area consumers are cutting down on gas consumption — and it’s driving down gas prices, analysts say.
At the end of the week, the average price for one gallon of unleaded gasoline in San Francisco was down 16 cents from one month ago at $4.34, said Matt Skryja, spokesman for AAA of Northern California. The national average is also down.
Enough about Tim Lincecum’s mechanics. It’s time to start figuring out what it would take for him to win the NL Cy Young Award. He’s been that good on a team that bad.
Of course, Arizona’s Brandon Webb, the 2007 winner, is the man to beat, but its not out of the question for Lincecum. A sparkling seven weeks could make him a genuine contender.
Spectacular, just plain spectacular. That is the only way to describe the colorful, historic Olympic opening ceremony we all witnessed Friday. NBC (again) was right on in combining the talents of Bob Costas with that of “Today” host Matt Lauer as the hosts of this long, but very meaningful and historic presentation.
Brothers Paul and Morgan Hamm are at the forefront of U.S. men’s gymnastics.
If the current pattern continues, San Francisco could have a pair of siblings to take the Hamms’ place.
Today’s artwork chosen by Kalman Muller
OCCUPATION: Film production
THE PIECE OF ARTWORK I LOVE: Three Models for 580 California (aka “The Corporate Goddesses”) by Muriel Castanis (1985)
As a first-time visitor to the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, my only association with the resort is its predominance as a wedding destination in “Town & Country.” For good reason: who wouldn’t want to plan their nuptials atop a 150-foot ocean-facing bluff that overlooks Dana Point, one of the most ideal places to surf in Southern California.
Everyone calls him “G.”
At just 26, Gurbaksh Chahal already has created and sold two Internet companies, one to Yahoo for $300 million.
He’s currently represented by the William Morris Agency, and will star in December in “The Secret Millionaire” on Fox.
The City’s long-neglected battle against trash has been much in the news lately, with a controversial proposal by Mayor Gavin Newsom to require universal three-bin recycling and composting, and also with a good report card for reduced street littering.
Puppy stabbing: Killer still on the loose
WHO: The person who stole and killed a puppy
What: The track athlete was the flag bearer for the U.S. Olympic team during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Games. What makes the occasion even more special is that Lomong is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. When he was 6, he was separated from his parents at gunpoint and made his way to a refugee camp in Kenya.
Fee-fare hikes for Caltrain could hurt ridership, trash agency throws away compostable material and fliers’ information turns out to be less than secure.
Tenderloin put on track for a makeover, dangerous intersection fixes roll along and football in the Bay Area heats up even before the season.
What: The former Democratic presidential candidate admitted to an affair with 42-year-old Rielle Hunter while his wife was battling cancer. Edwards, who has not taken a paternity test, also denied that he fathered the woman’s child.