There were two incidents of carjacking — when a vehicle is stolen from the owner through threat or force — in San Francisco last week.
A chimney fire near San Francisco’s busiest tourist area disrupted Muni service around Pier 39, forcing Sunday sightseers into shuttle buses.
Somewhere on a BART train, a guy is watching Lord of the Rings on a tiny screen that could never capture the panoramic majesty of the film.
In San Francisco, a woman waxes nostalgic about her first BART ride as a Walkman-wearing 14-year-old while a Seattle man types, simply, “You don’t even know how much I miss you :D.”
Achievement Behring — who established the Wheelchair Foundation, which donates free wheelchairs to the needy — recently gave $7.5 million to the Lions Club Campaign to End Preventable Blindness, the largest donation in the organization’s history.
The 60-year-old Bernal Heights resident grew up in Afghanistan but moved to America at 16. His memoir “West of Kabul, East of New York” is this year’s pick for The City’s “One City, One Book” citywide reading program.
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Achievement The sophomore at San Francisco State University studying to be a teacher was awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Chui earned the scholarship on the basis of academics, extracurricular activities and volunteering.
The National Rifle Association will likely dismiss The City from a lawsuit challenging a ban on the possession of firearms in San Francisco’s Housing Authority developments.
Some of the world’s greatest tech minds already supply scores of gamers with their button-mashing, sword-wielding, touchdown-throwing fix from offices in southern San Mateo County.
Now, these same cutting-edge Peninsula pros are helping cancer patients survive.
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Achievement The recent graduate of Notre Dame de Namur University qualified for the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament in Pinehurst, N.C., on Aug. 18. He tied for second with an even-par 144 at a qualifying tournament at the Peninsula Golf Club in San Mateo.
New environmental figures could help settle a vexing debate, which has pitted environmentalists, Bayview activists and energy corporations against public power champions and real estate interests, over how best to burn fossil fuels.
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Achievement The Joe Goode Performance Group, Goode’s 22-year-old dance company, has been selected by the New England Foundation for the Arts for a MetLife Foundation grant to travel throughout the U.S. to eight locations to perform its acclaimed show, “Wonderboy.”
Orkney, San Francisco Zoo’s gray seal, is pushing 40 and is nearly blind due to age-related cataracts in both eyes. He spends his days in a habitat of his own, where he has learned to navigate — as well as eat and receive medical checkups — by feel.
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There, have I met my federal obligation to be excited about the Olympics yet? I mean, I don’t want anyone calling me anti-American simply because I find most of the entire Olympic experience about as thrilling as a WNBA, ahem, highlight reel.
At Foothill College’s Wild Cat Adventure, visitors will get the opportunity to get up close and personal with five live wild cats.
Presented by Leopards Etc. and the Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund, the show may feature species including cheetah, ocelot, caracal, snow leopard, African leopard, lynx and California’s own majestic cougar.
With research showing that most women wear the wrong size bra, and that nearly 200,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer last year, the time is right for “Fi(GH)t for the Cure.”
Just when you thought all the light sabers had been laid to rest, George Lucas delivers a forceful summer surprise with “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which opens Friday.
How did actor-comedian Bernie Mac succumb to complications from pneumonia Saturday at only 50?
His sister-in-law recounted the funnyman’s last days to People, and says a contributing factor was an inflammatory lung disease.
Crime wave: Excelsior district homicides cause concern
WHO: Police Chief Heather Fong
WHAT: There have been eight homicides in the Excelsior district since March 29, including the shooting that killed Tony Bologna and two of his sons.