City Librarian Luis Herrera is asking the Library Commission Thursday to support the demolition of a 1960s Jacque Overhoff brick sculpture inspired by Medgar Evers, a civil rights activist who was assassinated in 1963.
Police have begun investigating an incident in which an officer arrested 18-year-old Zach Stow for skateboarding after the teenager called the officer a derogatory name.
Residents fed up with graffiti can take matters into their own hands, literally.
Environmental wonks will party Thursday evening in the nation’s most environmentally-friendly museum.
The City’s public schools won’t be as panicky with the virus formerly known as swine flu as they were required to be last spring.
A rowdy Tenderloin adult entertainment spot that has angered police and neighborhood residents for the violence and noise that has spilled out its front door could be shut down now that The City has asked for its closure.
Dozens of cameras placed in high crime areas throughout the city are "ineffective," police Chief George Gascon told the Police Commission Wednesday.
But don't count on him changing them anytime soon.
High-ranking city officials and law enforcement officials are scheduled to gather in Mayor Gavin Newsom’s office today to hash out issues with San Francisco’s sanctuary policy for illegal immigrants, which is under attack in the courts and subject to changes from new legislation.
A university campus that’s helping drive growth of the biotechnology-focused Mission Bay neighborhood will open its first clinical service on Friday.
UC San Francisco, which is building a hospital and expanding its new medically-focused campus in the booming waterfront redevelopment area, is set to open an orthopedic institute for research and patient treatment.
Recent violent crimes on Muni and the failure of cameras to record them have various city leaders calling for change, but concrete plans have yet to be disclosed.
The most recent high-profile crime on a Muni vehicle happened Saturday at about 9:45 p.m. when an adult passenger on a 14-Mission was stabbed after a fight with two men and one woman on the bus.
The BART police department should increase the visibility of its officers on trains, document and track racial profiling and streamline its use-of-force policies, according to an independent study of the transit agency.
Walls of a bar and art gallery that were once covered with paintings, sketches and sculptures are now empty as uncertainty about plans to rebuild a transit center takes its toll on local businesses.
Mayor Gavin Newsom has challenged California Attorney General Jerry Brown to nearly a dozen verbal throw-downs.
The Newsom campaign e-mailed a letter to Brown’s team Wednesday suggesting the two Democrats attend 11 90-minute debates at locations scattered across the state.
The renowned chef and locally grown food advocate, Alice Waters, will be honored Nov. 5 at the University of San Francisco. Waters will receive the university’s California Prize for Service and the Common Good, which comes with a $10,000 award.
Mayor Gavin Newsom may get a break from public appearances today – his schedule has him in meetings at City Hall.
Hopefully the mayor, who’s been enduring the sleepless adventures of new fatherhood, can grab a nap at some point.
Several hundred Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers in San Francisco remain without power after an early-morning outage today, PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.
Under-21 year olds can continue rocking out at the Great American Music Hall, after the popular Tenderloin district venue defeated a year-old legal challenge by state liquor licensors.
Norman Hsu, the former Democratic fundraiser from San Mateo County, was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison Tuesday for fraud and breaking campaign finance laws. The judge said Hsu stole more than $50 million from hundreds of investors during a 10-year scheme, which collapsed in 2007.
The 7.7 magnitude earthquake that sent towering waves crashing into villages in American Samoa failed to produce much of change to San Francisco’s shoreline.
A tsunami warning for the Bay Area was cancelled at 1:42 a.m.
While the tsunami advisory for the California coastline turned out to be a "non-event," emergency responders and local Samoan community groups are busy coordinating assistance for American Samoans affected by Tuesday's deadly tsunami.
Smokers will have a new incentive to quit starting Thursday, when the cost of a pack of cigarettes in San Francisco increases 20 cents.
Money generated from the new city fee will pay for cleaning up cigarette butts that are illegally discarded on streets and in gutters, Mayor Gavin Newsom said Tuesday.
California Attorney General Jerry Brown is ready to ramp up his fundraising efforts, which could help him in a bid for the governor’s mansion.
Brown filed paperwork Tuesday with the secretary of state for a “Brown for Governor 2010 Exploratory Committee,” according to his campaign.
One of the great joys of the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco is that it brings us a kind of music not usually associated with the city, but a flock of characters that are.
Since being diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago, artist Torrie Groening has felt bombarded with constant reminders of her disease — all in various shades of pink. She once cried in the frozen food section of a grocery store because she was trying to find a box of fruit pops for her son that didn’t have pink ribbons on it.
Anthony Rapp doesn’t hesitate in describing why the hit show "Rent" has become a modern classic.
"The music is incredible and the characters are identifiable and familiar," he says. "There’s truth in the story — people connect to it."
After declaring that he “despises” estranged wife Kate and that his new girlfriend Hailey Glassman is his “soulmate,” Jon Gosselin is apparently doing a major 180. The reality star reportedly announced to In Touch magazine that he’s had a change of heart about his divorce, and is filing papers with an arbitrator to suspend proceedings for 90 days.
President Barack Obama called New York police Commissioner Ray Kelly to thank him for his efforts in thwarting a planned terrorist attack on the city’s subway system, which counterterrorism experts describe as the most serious terror plot since 9/11. But Obama should have also thanked his predecessor in the White House.
Coal mining in West Virginia provides more than 50 percent of the nation’s electricity, but left-wing donors like the Tides Foundation and the Rockefeller Family Fund have funneled thousands of dollars to groups opposing construction of needed new coal-fired power plants and favoring cap-and-trade limits on carbon dioxide emissions while showing little regard for coal miners’ jobs.<
The U.S. government says Kevin Ring, onetime colleague of jailed influence peddler Jack Abramoff, was a crooked lobbyist who should go to jail for wooing lawmakers and their staff. But absent any evidence of a specific illegal act of corruption, prosecutors have been forced to try Ring for simply being a lobbyist.
Earlier this year the U.S House of Representatives approved the Waxman-Markey bill to establish a so-called cap-and-trade program designed to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
As Sen. Max Baucus tries to squeeze a health care bill out of the Senate Finance Committee, and as Sens.
Afghanistan is just one theater in a world war that will never go away until terrorist Islamic extremism is crushed once and for all. The Taliban and al-Qaida (one in the same) are the 21st century’s Third Reich. And not only do we need to send more troops, but the rest of the world needs to join in just as we did to stop Adolf Hitler in World War II.
WHO: Rep. Darrell Issa
"Dear Beltway Confidential: Buy the book. Luv ya, SP." (AP)
In her speech in Copenhagen today, First Lady Michelle Obama said her trip to Denmark, along with the travel of her "dear friend" and "chit-chat buddy" Oprah Winfrey, as well as tomorrow's visit by President Obama, is a "sacrifice" on behalf of the children of Chicago and the United States.
As early as May 2008, Newsweek was warning us that Republicans would try to make President Barack Obama “The Other” — a strange, foreign entity, a “dangerous black man,” a Muslim, an alien, a stranger to all we hold dear.
The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed two Freedom of Information lawsuits, one of which could re-open the strange case of alleged embezzlement in which ACORN's founder and former chief organizer kept an embezzlement scandal "in the family."
Facing intensifying criticism for slow-walking a decision on troop levels for Afghanistan, the White House is pushing back, saying President Obama won't let politics influence his decision.
Gerald A. Reynolds, the chairman of the U.S.
The teeth of justice are sharp! (reuters)
From today's White House press briefing, just in case you were wondering:
Does ObamaCare mean that the government subsidizes abortions, or doesn't it? And if it doesn't, then why did senators just vote down an amendment to the bill that bars the government from paying for abortions under the proposed new health insurance framework, except under the rare circumstances already permitted under current law?