The parents of Hugues de la Plaza, along with their attorney, are turning to the FBI for help in the case of their son’s mysterious death.
San Francisco's ban on plastic bags may soon extend to newspaper delivery.
Most people don’t think much about leaves. The Department of Public Works wants that to change.
Clearing the backlog of disciplinary cases at the Police Commission may not be moving as fast police Chief George Gascón had hoped.
A private art gallery that has been operating illegally for years in a landmark Pacific Heights mansion will be required to open its doors to the public in order to continue operating.
San Francisco public school officials will be on hand Wednesday as a local education nonprofit celebrates the achievements of school volunteers.
Among those recognized will be George Kelley, who has given his time volunteering by reading to first-graders at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy for the past 10 years, according to the school district.
Don’t give kids candy with lead in it: seems like a no-brainer.
Nonetheless, a 10-month campaign by the San Francisco Department of Public Health convinced only about 20 percent of the 500 shops they visited to stop selling lead-laced candy.
One year ago Monday, hundreds of acres of Angel Island erupted in flames, threatening the island’s historic buildings, endangering campers who were spending the night on the island, and creating a fiery vista for waterfront onlookers around the Bay.
Democratic candidates for Virginia's House are subtly distancing themselves from Creigh Deeds' struggling bid for governor as the top of their ticket faces mounting troubles.
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.6 struck early Saturday morning in Santa Clara County.
According to the USGS, the earthquake struck at about 3:45 a.m. and had a depth of about 2.5 miles.
The quake was centered about 7 miles east of Milpitas and 9 miles northeast of San Jose City Hall, according to the USGS.
A female pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle Friday night at Van Ness Avenue and Bush Street in San Francisco, a police spokeswoman said.
The victim was hit at about 9:15 p.m. and was taken to San Francisco General Hospital where she was pronounced dead shortly after
arriving, police Sgt. Lyn Tomioka said.
One of the largest landlords in The City, which is already facing a slew of lawsuits for allegedly withholding tenants’ deposits, is the subject of a new class-action lawsuit — this one related to labor laws.
Sunday's Blue Angels air show has been given the green light to proceed, following the cancellation of Saturday's demonstration minutes after
it started due to foggy weather, a spokeswoman said.
Fans that came out to see the Blue Angels perform Saturday missed out on that show as it was cancelled due to heavy fog.
The highlight of The City’s popular Fleet Week weekend, the Navy’s flight demonstration team was scheduled to begin their show at 3 p.m. Although they did take off from San Francisco International Airport on schedule,
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Even though he has no appearances on his public calendar, Gavin Newsom likely has the day marked for another reason.
The mayor turns 42 years old on Saturday .
But don’t expect any big Hollywood-style birthday bashes in honor of the new father.
Two people were injured and several cars damaged when a dump truck driver apparently lost control and crashed in Pacifica on Friday afternoon, according to the fire department.
Fire and paramedic units responded to a multi-vehicle crash reported in the area of 80 Manor Drive at around 12:10 p.m., according to the
North County Fire Authority.
Joel Goodrich lives a gilded life.
Voted one of San Francisco’s best-dressed men, the real estate agent who sells luxury properties dresses up his Nob Hill penthouse in gold, shimmery fabrics and antiques.
MORGAN HILL — Two toddlers have died from an apparent drowning after they were found in their family's pool in rural Santa Clara County.
Authorities say a family member found the siblings, both under the age of 3, in the pool about 4 p.m. Saturday in San Martin, a community of about 4,200 residents located between Morgan Hill and Gilroy.
Roddy White had a 90-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown and a 31-yard TD reception, Michael Turner ran for three scores and the Atlanta Falcons flattened the 49ers 45-10 on Sunday to end San Francisco's five-game home winning streak.
Hold it a second. Let’s take a deep breath and marvel at the fact the Giants won 88 games during the 2009 season. Before this season began, most of us figured spring training victories would have to be included for this franchise to reach that total.
Raj Mathai, KNTV’s (Ch. 11) Mr. Everything, is doing his usual consistent, good job this year on the local NBC affiliate’s “Sports Sunday Primetime” show which airs every Sunday night following the network’s “Sunday Night Football.”
Discouraged from playing sports as a child, Linda Kitano is making up for lost time.
Kitano is the team captain of the Skulls, a women’s tennis team from the San Francisco Tennis Club that earned a spot in the USTA League National Championships held this weekend in Tucson, Ariz.
This was the 15th time Phil Mickelson has played in the Presidents Cup or the Ryder Cup, and the first time he came alone. His wife, Amy, is recovering from breast cancer and stayed home in San Diego.
Or so he thought.
Mickelson had no idea that when he returned to his hotel room Saturday night, his wife was hiding in the bathroom.
And so the golfing gods depart, the marquees come down and Harding Park, the little muni that could, goes from Tiger and Phil to a lot of neighborhood Joes, which is as it should be on a public golf course.
It was a matter of shots for Justin Leonard. The kind you hit. The kind you drink. Or make people think you’re drinking.
This rally belonged to the Americans, the biggest by Tiger Woods.
Woods and Steve Stricker were on the verge of defeat for the first time at the Presidents Cup, trailing by one hole on the 17th green facing a 25-foot birdie putt as the International team was 5 feet away from what appeared to be the winning putt.
He’s seen as the other guy, the accompaniment to the main act, part of a twosome which some might consider a single. Steve Stricker was Tiger Woods’ partner in all four Presidents Cup team matches, an accessory, perhaps, also a necessity.
To describe Joel and Ethan Coen’s grim comedy “A Serious Man” as a labor of love would be no small exaggeration.
Obamacare advocates in the White House, Congress and the newsroom of The New York Times were elated this week when a Congressional Budget Office statement said the health care reform bill by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., would cut the federal deficit by $81 billion annually.
Rotting meat overwhelms small town, a teen used as designated driver, pirates mistakenly attack Navy, an Irish school asks students to BYOTP, and Michael Vick gets more stage time.
Forty-four tons of meat left to rot in South Dakota town
Oakland City Council admits mistake, researchers make a breakthrough in cancer research, toxic school water is under investigation, and a UCSF professor earns a Nobel Prize.
High-tech ‘scribes’ put medical records into computers
Billionaire George Soros will invest $1 billion in clean-energy technology and create an organization that will advise policymakers as they address climate change, which he called a “political problem.”
WASHINGTON — The insurance industry sharply escalated its criticism of the Senate health care bill Sunday, charging that the legislation would shift costs to privately insured people, raising the price of a typical policy by hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars annually.
Sen. George LeMieux, the Florida Republican who was just tapped to fill the vacancy left by Mel Martinez, gave the GOP weekly address Saturday, continuing what has become the GOP's weekly theme of attacking the Democratic plan to reform health care.
AMERICUS, Ga. — An airport about 20 miles from Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains has been named after the 39th president despite some people opposing the change.
Souther Field Airport in Americus was renamed Jimmy Carter Regional Airport on Sunday.
NEW YORK — A man wanted for hijacking a flight out of New York 40 years ago was arrested Sunday after arriving on a flight from Cuba, federal authorities said.
The Democratic National Committee today plans to launch a new television ad promoting the "growing list of prominent Republicans" who they say support President Barack Obama's health care plan.
A new Gallup poll shows that the number of Americans who favor tougher gun control laws has dropped to its lowest point in nearly 20 years.