• Issue of  
  • Sunday,
    Aug 10, 2008
Digital Edition


  • BART has commuters all a-Twitter

    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.”

  • Kudos: Kenneth Behring

    Occupation Philanthropist

    Home Blackhawk

    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.

  • Kudos: Amanda Chui

    Occupation Student

    Home San Francisco

    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.

  • Kudos: Mike Prescott

    Occupation Student

    Home San Mateo

    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.

  • On Target: Aug. 11, 2008

    The California Highway Patrol has affixed ribbons to the antennas of their patrol vehicles this month to warn the public about the dangers of leaving children unattended in cars. The purple ribbons are in memory of children who have lost their lives because they were left in a car, including 6-month-old Kaitlyn Russell, who died from hyperthermia in 2000, the CHP said.
  • Kudos: Joe Goode

    Occupation Choreographer

    Home San Francisco

    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.”

  • Zoo’s seniors may bunk up

    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.



  • Kudos: Five live wild cats promote conservation

    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.



Most Popular Stories

© 2017 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation