The San Francisco medical examiner identified the victim of a fatal stabbing Monday night as 49-year-old San Francisco resident Eric Buschman.
Buschman was unloading his pickup truck in front of his home, near Excelsior Avenue and Athens Street, when a man came up to him and stabbed him, according to police.
A 58-year-old woman was killed Wednesday morning after trying to squeeze past a truck making a right turn in Redwood Shores.
The cyclist, Mary Yonkers of San Mateo, died at the scene. Police are looking for the truck driver, who left the scene and likely entered the freeway.
One of seven Board of Supervisors committees, the City and School District Committee is up for a renewal, if the supervisors approve of its continuance.
The supervisors do not have jurisdiction over the San Francisco Unified School District, but they do approve some funding for the schools, which gives them a certain amount of sway.
An abandoned bag found by a San Francisco man is making Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson happy: It contained a suit that apparently has some sentimental value.
Johnson says he was robbed in San Francisco on Saturday as he was helping an elderly man get into a taxi. The robbery reportedly made for an interesting conversation between Johnson and friend Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Don’t be alarmed by the sirens and disembodied voice over San Francisco Thursday morning. It’s only an earthquake drill, according to the mayor’s office.
Drivers will be paying to park until midnight under a proposal to help raise money for transit in The City.
Operating hours at all of The City’s roughly 24,000 meters would increase under the plan, which would generate almost $9 million per year for the cash-strapped San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which operates Muni.
A record 10.1 percent of San Franciscans were out of work in August, according to the latest report from the Controller’s Office.
The unemployment rate was the highest recorded since the Employment Development Department began releasing monthly data in 1990, the city department said in a statement.
A campaigning Mayor Gavin Newsom has no public appearances scheduled today. He was in New York and Philadelphia in the last two days fundraising for the 2010 governor’s race, and is scheduled Thursday to attend the UP Experience in Houston.
The geologist’s warning that a strong earthquake would strike the Bay Area during the 1989 World Series was published in the Gilroy Dispatch.
The tectonic shift in the Santa Cruz Mountains in 1989 led to a corresponding shift in San Francisco’s transportation landscape, prompting the replacement of freeways with boulevards and freeing up land for new buildings and homes.
More and more students are being diagnosed with autism in The City’s school district, and it’s costing more money.
OK news for homeowners.
Not so OK news for renters.
The median price of a home in The City was stable in August, albeit weak, according to the Controller’s Office. The median price was $635,000, a 17.5 percent drop from the previous year.
Record-breaking rainfall and strong winds walloped the region Tuesday, flooding streets and bringing down trees and power lines.
The unusually large October storm, the remnants of Japanese Typhoon Melor, came in near 2 a.m. Tuesday, said Diana Henderson of the National Weather Service.
Rana Husseini — a Jordanian journalist, feminist and human rights defender, and the world’s leading advocate against honor killings — discusses her international investigative journalism and activism and launches her new book, “Murder in the Name of Honor.” [7 p.m., Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., S.F.]
Even though he’s won three Grammys, Rob Thomas has no illusions about his place in the rock pantheon.
The 13th Arab Film Festival (featuring 17 films from seven countries) opens Thursday in San Francisco with “Pomegranates and Myrrh,” the story of Kamar, a Christian Palestinian dancer who, while her husband is imprisoned, develops an emotional bond with her new choreographer.
A number of shark species — sevengill, leopard, spiny dogfish, soupfin and brown smooth hounds — call Bay Area waters home and are an integral part of the ecosystem puzzle.
Whether the goal is decreasing U.S. dependence on imported oil or reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it can’t be fully realized until the nation’s cobbled-together, decades-old electric grid gets a major makeover that will, to a large extent, determine how Americans live in the 21st century.
Winning the Nobel Peace Prize has become a joke, but so is the foreign policy of the man who won it this year — a U.S. president who seems to subscribe to the far-left thesis of the Nobel judges that the way to achieve harmony on the planet is to harass the good guys and sweet talk the bad ones.
Many public agencies will lobby hard against transparency — even at the cost of public safety. The National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA) is one such organization.
Last Saturday, in advance of the Blue Angels show scheduled to start at 1 p.m., police and tow trucks converged on Van Ness Avenue by the Bay. Starting at 6 a.m., they cleared the street of overnight parked cars. Acting on the letter of the law, presumably, The City will collect thousands of dollars in towing citations.
Bob McDonnell reached out to women Tuesday as polls suggest female voters -- a constituency that once appeared to be tilting away from the Republican gubernatorial candidate -- are now split between the Republican and Democratic tickets.
Governments at all levels award contracts for billions of tax dollars every year using Affirmative Action preferences for businesses and individuals based on their ethnicity, gender, income status, or other characteristics having nothing do with the skills or services being provided.
"I'm only reminded when you said that of a joke my mother used to say. When I used to say, 'Do you love my older brother more than you love me?' she goes, "No, I hate you all equally."
Even harder will be merging House, Senate versions
Now that a Senate panel has won passage of a moderate health care reform bill, the real challenge lies with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who must weave it together with much more liberal legislation in a way that can win the support of at least 60 lawmakers.
The health insurance reform bill that passed out of committee yesterday does not include the public option, which insurers rightly insist will put them out of business with its dramatic underpayments to doctors and hospitals.