While spring hopes eternal for 30 clubs until a pitch is thrown in earnest, only five in each league will make it to October. Look for the San Francisco Giants to be one of those teams. Here's a few things to consider when Bruce Bochy's men open the 2014 season Monday night in Arizona, Madison B ... More >>
Today, Monique Porsandeh is making her first trip back to San Francisco since she was run over by a car and severely injured earlier this year. Porsandeh, 26, was nearly killed as she walked through the Marina District where a driver plowed through the crosswalk, hitting her before speeding off. Ei ... More >>
A 54-year-old man is in the hospital today fighting for his life after he was hit by a driver who left him bleeding at the scene. Sgt. Dennis Toomer said the victim was walking in a crosswalk at Steiner and Lombard streets at about 10:22 p.m. when a car hit him and fled the scene.
San Francisco police say the man who was brutally beaten in SOMA 10 days ago has died from his head injuries. He's been identified as 34-year-old Scott Nau, of San Francisco. According to Officer Albie Esparza, police were called to the 1500 block of Mission near 11th Street on Jan. 18 at about 11 ... More >>
Police caught up with the 22-year-old man who has been on the lam after he allegedly set fire to his girlfriend after the two got into an argument at a local laundromat. Sgt. Michael Andraychak says Dexter Oliver was found at a hotel in Oakland at about 9 p.m. where he surrendered to police.
Police are looking for a 22-year-old man who is on the loose after allegedly tossing flammable liquid on the woman he's been dating, and setting fire to her. Yesterday at about 12:17 p.m. officers in the Bayview responded to the area of Hollister and Jennings streets on reports that a women who wa ... More >>
Initially, the concussion that cost Alex Smith his starting position with the 49ers looked like the result of a textbook Smith play. With a minute and a half left in the first quarter of last month's contest against St. Louis, Smith dropped back to pass, panicked without a second's hesitation when h ... More >>
Police are reporting that a 37-year-old man is suffering major head trauma after he was attacked by a group of men as he celebrated the World Series in the Haight District Sunday night. According to police, the victim joined thousands of other baseball fans who took to the streets after the Giants w ... More >>
CBS News brings us this insane report about another iPad robbery, and this is one story reporters didn't have to chase.The incident started at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, when an unidentified man hopped out of a Mercedes SUV and ripped a backpack, with an iPad inside, from a woman sitting outside a Peet's ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Update(1:53 p.m.): The intersection where the crane toppled will be closed "indefinitely," Police Officer Gordon Shyy said.Police will make a report about the incident and will share this report with the San Francisco Department of Building Inspections, who, with Cal/OSHA, will look into an investig ... More >>
Talk about getting burned by your ex. A judge has ordered trial for 39-year-old Jesusa Tatad, who, in a jealous rage, went into her sleeping ex-husband's room and allegedly poured a pot of boiling water over him. Tatad, a Daly City woman, was allegedly upset because she believed her ex-husband ... More >>
A temperamental father proved himself a bad role model when he smacked an 82-year-old woman at Stow Lake in front of his kid, after she allegedly scolded the youngster for pestering the geese on Friday.Officer Gordon Shyy tells us that the woman was walking the lake with her husband when she spotted ... More >>
An 80-year-old woman is clinging to life today after she was hit by a drunk driver late last night in the city's Cow Hollow neighborhood. According to Officer Albie Esparza, the woman was crossing the street at Van Ness and Vallejo streets at about 11:40 p.m.when a black four-door sedan hi ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
post election chargesFour months after a cyclist blew through a red light on the Embarcadero, killing 68-year-old Dionette Cherney as she walked across the street, the District Attorney's Office has brought charges against the biker. Randolph Ang, 23, has been charged with misdemeanor vehic ... More >>
Ryan WhiteRyan White, the nine-year-old Phillies fan who was tragically hit by a drunk driver after the Giants game last week, has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, his parents said Tuesday afternoon. Ken and Roseanne White released a statement to the media thanking the community ... More >>
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 >>
Illustration by Doug FraserAnother 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 >>
Maybe not for long...It's hard to believe, but Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler -- one of the most reviled men in sports -- has given people yet another reason to dislike him. After coming out of Sunday's championship game with a nondescript knee injury, players and fans alike excoriated the ... More >>
Chris Brymer, far left, pictured with XFL teammatesLast 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 >>
Experts say ex-football players with head injuries often end up in the criminal justice system. Former USC lineman Chris Brymer is exhibit A.
Love is a many splendored thing...Yes, love hurts. The roadway hurts more. A Saturday police report details what appears to be a particularly messy lovers' quarrel -- undertaken at high speed. The cops' involvement started at 2:10 in the morning when officers responded to calls of a person lying ... More >>
Marion Cope -- the 73-year-old widow of Newton Cope, former owner of the swanky Huntington Hotel in Nob Hill -- was seriously injured last month when she was attacked by an off-leash dog in Huntington Park, according to police records reviewed by SF Weekly.This is not only sad but deeply ironic - ... More >>
A San Francisco man experienced a wake-up call immeasurably more wretched than the standard bleating of an alarm clock over the weekend when his neighbor allegedly emptied a pan full of boiling cooking oil on him while he slept. Police followed a trail of splattered oil down the hall from the sce ... More >>
Persons of interest...Search warrants indicate that police confiscated 860 marijuana plants growing in a structure a stone's throw from a Bayview warehouse that burst into flames last month -- a strong indication that initial theories blaming careless pot-growers for the blaze may well be accurate. ... More >>
Aaron FarmerTapioca Ed Jew now blames a brain-freeze (of sorts) for his corruptionA 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 fo ... More >>
Tear your knee, wrench your back, pirouette, and bow: dancing at the San Francisco Ballet.
A public defender explores the slippery nature of the justice system
In the middle of another catastrophic season, the Golden State Warriors refuse to face the probability that they're as bad as they seem