Balboa Park

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    BART: Person Killed on Tracks at Balboa Park Station

    Trains are currently not stopping at Balboa Park Station after a person on the tracks was struck and, apparently, killed at approximately 4:35 this afternoon.BART spokesman Jim Allison didn't out-and-out say that the person on the tracks was now dead -- but he did note that the city coroner was on-s ... More >>

  • Music

    November 6, 2013
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    July 10, 2013
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    June 14, 2013

    Major BART Delays Ruin Your Friday Plans

    If you were hoping to skip out of work a tad early to enjoy the weather, do it, but don't take BART. The transit agency is still reporting major delays systemwide due to an equipment problem between the Daly City and Balboa Park stations.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Becky Lee Identified as Pedestrian Killed in Crosswalk (Update)

    Update 3:52 p.m.: The Medical Examiner's Office says it was 60-year-old Becky Lee of San Francisco who was killed yesterday evening while walking through the Sunnyside neighborhood. Original Story 11:16 .m.: A woman in her 50's was hit by a pickup truck last night as she walked through the Sunnysi ... More >>

  • News

    January 23, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Whose Expensive Abandoned Bike Is This?

    I don't know bikes, but I do know fancy. And this appears to be a fancy bike. Earlier today, a trio of BART employees gathered around this abandoned cycle at Balboa Park Station and ogled its nifty components. The front wheel is affixed with an eye-catching single-sided front fork, and the cycle fea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Roach Gigz's Five Essential San Francisco Spots: Music, Crab, and Baseball

    Roach Gigz releases his debut studio album today. Titled Bugged Out, the rapper is banking on the project to build on the buzz his mixtapes have cultivated and jolt his career up another notch. So with Gigz being at the forefront of San Francisco's fresh new generation of rap talent, we got him to r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Pepper-Spraying Pricks Busted for Allegedly Swiping Cellphones From BART Riders

    We already know about the dangers of texting while driving, and yesterday we enlightened readers with information explaining how distracted pedestrians are pretty dumb, too. And texting while on transit? Well, that's just inviting a criminal to take the empty seat next to you. But if you happened to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Commuting Chaos Continues: Now Muni Is Stalled

    (Update 4:45 p.m.): Muni says crews have fixed the overhead wires in the tunnel west of the Castro Station, but have been unable to restore power to the lines. Crews remain on the scene. Your commute home will not be pleasant if you are relying on the K, L, or M lines. Read the transit plan aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    BART to Give Away Free Rides on Dump the Pump Day

    Park your car on Thursday because BART will be handing out free rides to commuters. And although we know that you're thinking this just has to be a PR ploy to make nice with passengers after last week's irritating commuting chaos -- it's not. BART's hoping to bribe some drivers this Thursday with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Bomb Squad Investigates Shady Package; Streets Closed, Muni, BART Slowed

    San Francisco police are warning drivers to avoid the area near Geneva and San Jose avenues, where a suspicious package was found on the sidewalk late this afternoon.According to Sgt. Michael Andraychak, the bomb squad was called to the intersection at about 2:50 p.m., and is currently on the scene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Victims Talk Criminal Out of Robbing Them

    Lose the red bow ... it's just not scary​Two men scared off a criminal as he attempted to rob them in broad daylight near Balboa Park this week. According to police, the duo was walking along Ocean Boulevard near Howth Street at about 3 p.m. on Thursday when another man walked up to them and start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    S.F. Police Investigate More Possible Arsons

    Flag on fire​Police are investigating two more suspicious fires that started over the weekend in the Balboa Park neighborhood, just a few doors apart. On Saturday at about 5:30 am., firefighters responded to a fire that had started outside a dwelling on the unit block of San Juan Avenue. Fire offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Two Cops Crash Into Pole, Reasons Unknown

    SF ExaminerEep​Two San Francisco police officers are in the hospital after their marked cruiser crashed into a light pole in the "Bernal Cut" on Thursday night, the Examiner reported. Their injuries were not life-threatening, according to the paper. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Man on Tracks at Glen Park BART

    ​BART is experiencing delays due to an apparently unstable man running onto the tracks at Glen Park Station. "The situation is, one of our community service officers observed someone getting onto the tracks at Glen Park Station and run into the tunnel toward Balboa Park," said BART spokesman Jim A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Drive-By Buttocks-Fondler Pinched By Cops

    Now try doing this from a moving vehicle...​A man charged  with reaching out of his driver's-side window and grabbing the rear end of a girl standing on a Muni platform was quickly nabbed by police at a playground where he was pushing his son on a swing set. The 34-year-old suspect was easy t ... More >>

  • News

    January 20, 2010

    Happy New Ear

    Give a listen to this city's wide array of authentic music.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Ever Wanted To Take a Swing at a Cop? Here's Your Chance.

    Did we learn our lesson? Earlier this month we wrote about how a planned cops vs. community softball game didn't come off as planned when the community failed to show up. It turns out that 2 p.m. on a Tuesday may be an ideal time to broadcast As the World Turns -- but not the best for calling o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Hitch In Cops vs. Community Softball Game: Community Doesn't Show Up

    A long-publicized softball game between members of the San Francisco Police Department's Ingleside Station and members of the Visitacion Valley community struck us as a fun idea -- but one that could have unintended consequences. After all, you have folks start taking on the armed authority figures ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    City's Restroom Taskforce Wants You To -- Ahem -- Sit Down And Offer Your Input

    Jim HerdAs noted before, this public restroom in the Panhandle cost as much as a 16,200-square-foot mansion in the midwestDoes this city have a taskforce on taskforces? It doesn't appear to -- but just you wait, now someone will bring it up. In any event, all excretory humor aside, we do have a rest ... More >>

  • News

    March 25, 2009

    Transit Spotting

    A transportation activist points to inefficient and costly projects like the Central Subway.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Who Do You Call When a Trolley Is Disabled? Another Trolley.

    It's not rapid, but it is transitWandering around San Francisco, one occasionally witnesses the big rig-sized behemoths from P&S Towing called into action to rescue a crippled Muni bus. For the large machine-obsessed child in all of us, it's an awesome sight. But it prompts the question: Who do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    SF Gov InAction: Supes Huddle in Closed Session to Gossip About Catholic Church and Landmark Trees

    I wish I were a supervisor. Then I could have only three meetings this week. I kid, of course: It's hard work pretending to take this stuff seriously. Monday, Feb. 22 10:30 a.m. -- City Operations & Neighborhood Services Committee If I had to pick one word to describe this meeting, it wou ... More >>

  • News

    October 29, 2008

    The Class of 2000

    Eight years after being swept into office, a once-disorganized band of neighborhood leftists tries to create a citywide political machine.

  • News

    May 14, 2008


    Former pro soccer players from Latin America help the Farolito team dominate an amateur league.

  • News

    September 26, 2007

    Steroids Confidential

    Greg Anderson has given up his freedom rather than testify about Barry Bonds. But one man has learned the deepest secrets of the trainer behind baseball's new home run king.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2007
  • Music

    January 3, 2007


    BLVD: the only live band at the rave

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    May 11, 2005
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    December 17, 2003

    Secret Rivera

    Four decades after it was rescued from a storage shed, Diego Rivera's magnificent City College mural remains a hidden treasure

  • News

    January 8, 2003

    The Rush of Victory

    Under coach George Rush, City College regularly wins national football titles. But is community college really the place for big-time sports?

  • News

    January 1, 2003

    Fissilingual Predictions

    Chewing on the past and future is a New Year's cliché that no word-loving breedbate can resist

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    January 16, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of January 16, 2002

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    January 9, 2002

    Letters to the Editor for 1-9-2002

    Pipe Dream; Abetting Bush; Bot Shots; Harpooned; Correction

  • News

    December 26, 2001

    Organ Failure

    An ambitious plan to relocate a historic pipe organ to the Embarcadero threatens nothing but sour notes

  • News

    May 24, 2000

    Aparkalypse Now

    Bedlam reigns as a great development boom besets the warehouse district south of downtown. Blood boiling, drivers late to work search in vain for parking. Are we doomed?

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    February 3, 1999
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    December 24, 1997

    Take BART, Please

    We make Henny Youngman answer hard questions about regional transit and his mother-in-law

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