On Monday, Mayor Gavin Newsom is expected to release his very own “accountability” report card.
Joe Alioto Veronese, once a police commissioner and who made an unsuccessful bid for senator in a race with the likes of Joe Nation and Mark Leno, is making a go at becoming a member of the Democratic County Central Committee in 2010.
A handful of prominent architects and designers will teach our public officials a thing or two about little changes that can make big differences.
Accessing information about the San Francisco Community College District became easier this week.
The board of trustees adopted a public access sunshine policy that closely resembles the sunshine ordinance of San Francisco, according to the district. In fact, San Francisco’s Sunshine Ordinance Task Force helped the district pass the policy.
The City’s middle school students will get to skip class Friday morning for a jam session in Golden Gate Park.
The Fireants and MC Hammer will kickoff the ninth Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival with an educational session for the teenagers, who'll be bused to the park for the event.
If you’ve noticed half-staff flags around town, they’re probably in respect to Don Fisher.
Mayor Gavin Newsom issued a statement today in regard to Fisher’s death that read, “His unwavering commitment to our city’s arts and civic culture will be remembered for generations to come.’’
“Classy” and “classic” best describe the national tour of the revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.”
A pitch-perfect production of the multiple Tony Award-winning musical (both the 1949 original and this 21st century version were honored) is onstage at the Golden Gate Theatre, presented by Best of Broadway.
His hair might be thinning slightly, his voice gets a little raspy at times and his once-bulging frame has shrunk down to more normal proportions, but San Francisco native and fitness icon Jack LaLanne has not lost an ounce of his trademark vigor in his 10th decade on the planet.
State Highway 1 at Devil's Slide in San Mateo County reopened shortly after 10 a.m. today after closing for an hour so crews could remove a car that went off the roadway and over a cliff early Friday.
The curving stretch of highway between Pacifica and Montara closed from 9 a.m. to about 10 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
San Francisco International Airport's security systems are receiving a $5 million upgrade this fall thanks to funds released by the Transportation Security Administration, according to the airport.
Anyone with a picture of San Francisco history or a story about The City can contribute it to a growing Web site.
Nearly 1,300 pages of articles, photographs, videos and audio files have been published on FoundSF.org since it was created earlier this year, according to co-founder Chris Carlsson.
It was the type of crime that investigators regularly see in real estate fraud cases — Maria Fe Valdez and her sister, Marissa Cruz, allegedly befriended a developmentally disabled man who worked at Goodwill Industries with Cruz.
I’m not trying to be a wise guy, but the 49ers’ 2-0 start runs deeper than their record.
And goes beyond their head coach, who deserves plenty of credit for bringing a sense of order to the franchise that has suffered through a dysfunctional decade of disappointment.
Games indoors were often failures for Brett Favre in the early part of his career, particularly when his Green Bay Packers came to Minnesota's deafening dome.
More recently, though, Favre has played better inside than out, and that sure fits well with the Vikings.
I love former Mayor Willie Brown. Although still in the beginning stages, he is doing a good job with Gary Radnich and Eric Davis on “49ers Postgame Live” on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.
Radnich, as always, is very good at everything he does. CSNBA is lucky to have him. Davis is dry and he is what he is, basically an ex-player taking up space, but Willie lights up the set.
Kezar Stadium will be the site on Oct. 10 for the first Division I men’s lacrosse game between top 20 programs ever to be played in Northern California. The San Francisco Fall Lacrosse Classic will feature an offseason scrimmage between two of the nation’s top collegiate lacrosse programs, the University of North Carolina and Brown University.
Who’s in town
Steve Hildebrand, deputy national campaign manager for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential run, discusses his experience last year, the administration’s relationship with the LGBT community and the upcoming push to repeal Proposition 8. [6 p.m., Commonwealth Club, 595 Market St., S.F.]
Today’s artwork chosen by Lindsay Snyder
NEIGHBORHOOD: Glen Park
THE PIECE OF ART I LOVE: “The Broken Pitcher” by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1891)
Without a doubt, Paso Robles is California’s next great wine country. Lush hills, gardens and grapes, along with a highly cultivated culinary scene, bring weekenders to this area to relax in an up-and-coming, still-unspoiled area in the state’s vast viniculture terrain.
In his campaign to increase renewable energy use in the U.S. by government fiat, President Barack Obama often points to Spain as a “green jobs success story.” Here’s the part of the story Obama doesn’t mention: If the U.S. follows Spain’s decade-long lead, we’ll need massive government subsidies to keep renewable energy companies afloat.
A day care center is also a site for dogfighting, police in Florida are caught playing on the job, Toyota wants to collect for training, and someone puts a cat in a sticky situation.
Toyota seeks funds for training, but still closing plant
Facebook backs down from invasive program, the governor signs bill to insure children, scientists make HIV breakthrough, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation keeps giving.
Ex-airline CEO backs three-hour limit for passengers stuck on runway