Brain Injuries

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Man Clinging to Life After Being Robbed in a Porta Potty

    A 54-year-old man is in the hospital today with serious head injuries after being attacked and robbed while in a Porta Potty last night. According to police, the man, who has not been identified, was with a black man and woman in a Porta Potty on the corner of Larkin and Myrtle (who even wants to k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Woman Clinging to Life After Hitting Light Pole

    A 25-year-old woman is in the hospital today with serious head injuries after she crashed into a light pole yesterday morning in the Inner Sunset. According to police, the woman, who has not been identified, was driving along 19th Avenue and Lawton at 8:23 a.m. when she crashed into a light pole for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Curtis Whitley: NFL Is to Blame for Former Raider's Death, Lawsuit Claims

    Retired football players have died young at an alarming rate and each death repeats the question: Exactly how culpable is the NFL? In May 2008, Curtis Whitley, an offensive lineman who played in the league for six years, died from a reported drug overdose. He was 39, and in the years before he died ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    S.F. Elderly Woman Fights Foreclosure, Predatory Lending

    Latanya Marie Session, a San Francisco woman, is locked in a bitter dispute over her foreclosed home, which she lost while she was in the hospital suffering from a brain injury.Session's daughter and appointed guardian, Bess Kennedy, filed a complaint in 2010 after the bank foreclosed on her mother' ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Bryan Stow, Beaten Giants Fan, to Arrive at S.F. General Hospital Today

    Dr. Geoff Manley, the neurosurgeon taking over the care of Bryan Stow today.​Bryan Stow, the Giants fan suffering brain damage after being beaten by Dodgers fans, will be delivered to a hospital on the Giants' home turf today. Stow is set to arrive at San Francisco General Hospital by 5 p.m., a ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Dave Duerson, Former NFL Safety Who Shot Himself, Had Brain Trauma

    Illustration by Doug Fraser​Another startling indication of the potential prevalence of football-related brain degeneration came to light yesterday, as the disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was diagnosed in the autopsied brain of deceased Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson.The ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Leland Yee Introduces Ski Helmet Law -- Again

    ​Sen.Leland Yee is making another attempt to make the ski slopes safer in California. The San Francisco Democrat, who is making a bid for San Francisco mayor, wants to force kids to wear a helmet when they ski and snowboard. Yee has reintroduced his bill that failed last year after then Gov. Arnol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Is Football Without Brain Damage Possible?

    Chris Brymer, far left, pictured with XFL teammates​Last month we reported in a cover story on the case of Chris Brymer, a former star lineman at USC who has been charged with hate-crime assault in San Francisco. Interviews with medical experts and with Brymer's friends and relatives indicated he ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2010
  • News

    September 29, 2010

    Head Case

    Experts say ex-football players with head injuries often end up in the criminal justice system. Former USC lineman Chris Brymer is exhibit A.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Ex-S.F. Supe Ed Jew's New Defense: My Brain Hurt

    A tired writer could describe Ex-Supervisor Ed Jew's rise and fall as "meteoric" -- but, then, meteors don't really rise that often. So let's liken Jew to a bottle rocket -- he ascended gloriously before flaming out for all to see and falling back to the earth in singed chunks.Jew's final descent co ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    Howlin’ Rain’s guitarist seriously injured

    Howlin’ Rain is not only one of my favorite local rock acts, it’s also headed by a super good dude, Ethan Miller from Comets on Fire. The band posted some exciting news earlier this summer after hooking up a tour with Queens of the Stone Age. Unfortunately that tour seems to have taken a terribl ... More >>

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