It was a crisp autumn afternoon in the Tenderloin the Monday accused killer Mia Sagote's fate was turned over to a jury. A man pushed a cart full of precariously stacked pumpkin pies toward St. Anthony's, parting a path through the neighborhood regulars. Nearby, a tall, frail woman peed in the g ... More >>
The No. 29 bus, which will transport you from Baker Beach to Candlestick Park, is the longest route in the city. But it won't get you to Wyoming. Yet, via an image currently wending its way about the internet with faster-than-Muni rapidity -- supposedly snapped by a musician touring through Wyoming ... More >>
Starting today, it's going to be a weekend of uninterrupted fun for San Francisco with all kinds entertainment happening in every pocket of the city. But with fun times, comes a hell of a lot of not-so-fun traffic. The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival alone is expected to lure 40,000 people to G ... More >>
Medical authorities say it was 32-year-old Kevin Hayes who fell to his death while walking with his brother at Candlestick Park before the 49ers game yesterday afternoon. According to Officer Gordon Shyy, Hayes, a Hayward resident, was walking on the Jamestown pedestrian parkway at about 1:30 p.m. ... More >>
If you live in San Francisco, there are certain places in San Francisco you simply will not go. North Beach on a Saturday night, Candlestick Park when the 49ers are playing the Raiders, and now add to the list the eastern end of Golden Gate Park on 4/20. We've heard "horror" stories of the ravages ... More >>
So 2012 was a bad year for you -- you lost your job or your home, or maybe you lost both your job and your home -- in that order. But here's your chance to end the year on a good note and do something great for everyone, yourself included. You can start by donating some new toys to San Francisco's ... More >>
San Francisco police arrested two men who they say are responsible for attacking and stabbing some Dallas Cowboys football fans near Candlestick Park on Sunday. Kristopher Viana, 22, and Alexandro F Arguelles, 30, both of San Francisco, were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and ... More >>
It was one of the greatest videobombs in Internet history. There he stood, bundled under a grey hoodie, inches behind Alex Smith and Michael Crabtree, solemnly nodding in agreement as the quarterback explained to NBC's Michele Tafoya that the 49ers need to take the season one game at a time, a natio ... More >>
Some controversy has erupted over the selection of Giants ace Matt Cain to start tonight's All-Star Game over New York Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. This is a transcendentally stupid matter to get worked up over. If this game was meaningful and important, it wouldn't be held in Kansas City.Major L ... More >>
Medical authorities identified the motorcyclist who died in a solo crash on Monday night as 26-year-old Fernando Sanchez-Sanchez. Police told reporters that officers attempted to stop Sanchez-Sanchez who was allegedly speeding on Highway 101 near Candlestick Park at about 8:10 p.m. CHP officers chas ... More >>
The 49ers' pending move to Santa Clara feels a bit like losing one's spouse to a rich, superficial cad. But the analogy breaks down quickly. Ideally, loving and intimate relationships between two people do not require a cost-benefit analysis as the ultimate arbiter of feasibility. Relationships betw ... More >>
Take it from a Bears fan, there ain't no better rivalry in football, maybe in all of professional sports, than the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants. No two teams have had so many epic battles, so many knock-down, drag-out fights, as the 49ers and Giants. Both teams have to be among t ... More >>
ESPN television broadcastIf John Madden were calling this clip, no doubt he'd say "Boom!" When Mayor Ed Lee told gathered throngs of media that the multiple power failures during Monday Night Football were a "national embarrassment," he used strong -- and curious -- language. San Francisco's infr ... More >>
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Brad ManginMickey Pfleger in his natural environmentIf serendipity had a human form, it had to be Mickey Pfleger. You may not remember Pfleger's name, but you may well remember his story. A series of events that led the ace freelance sports photographer to dub himself 'the luckiest person in the ... More >>
Not happening in San Francisco. At least not on the field. Today's decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, respectively, to Russia and Qatar -- yes, Qatar! -- comes as cold comfort for San Francisco. We learned all the way back in January that, even if the United States succeeded in its C ... More >>
Begone, critters.Following Tuesday's election, San Francisco may seem like a political island in a sea of shellacking states. Judging from a recent report from the Department of Environment's Integrated Pest Management Plan, we're an island under constant attack.Last year San Francisco bought 2,2 ... More >>
Jerry Garcia Tribute NightAT&T ParkPre-game tribute performance at home plate at 6:30; game at 7:15Even after his death, Jerry Garcia is still on a long, strange trip, which will make a stop at the Giants/Cubs game at AT&T Park tonight. Aligned with the 15th anniversary of his passing, Je ... More >>
Not long ago, Supervisor Sean Elsbernd had an idea that was either wonderful or terrible or wonderful because it was so terrible. Since 2010 is the 50th anniversary of the first Giants game at Candlestick Park, why not have a game there to commemorate it? At first blush, the notion of giving up a ... More >>
Vance CardellCal topped Miami, 24-17, in the 2008 Emerald Bowl at AT&T ParkLike many folks with a media e-mail account, your humble narrator received the word Monday that Cal will be playing its home football games at AT&T Park in 2011 -- or whatever Pacific Bell/SBC/AT&T Park is call ... More >>
Back in 1987 your humble narrator's father had a breakthrough realization. If he managed to buy the cheapest and worst tickets for the National League Championship Series between the Giants and Cardinals, he discovered he could waltz right into the jury-rigged Candlestick Park media overflow sect ... More >>
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Tom TracySteve Mahoney and Meridith spur the home side to victoryWas it the tenacious defense? Perhaps. Frank Gore rumbling through the 'Stick like a runaway train? Could be. Steve Mahoney leading the 49ers out of the gate on his custom Niners Harley? You can't scientifically prove otherwise. In ... More >>
We've written a little bit about Eugene Caldwell, the 78-year-old 49ers fan killed by a runaway police horse last year at Candlestick Park. According to court records, Caldwell's widow and grown children filed suit against a bevy of defendants on April 17; yesterday the Examiner ran a story in wh ... More >>
Jon Leonoudakis prior to 'The Earthquake Game' in 1989Earlier this month, SF Weekly noticed a sports-centric exhibit commemorating the Giants-Dodgers rivalry being shown in enemy territory at the Burbank Public Library. We vowed to hit up the San Francisco Public and wheedle them into hosting thi ... More >>
Tom TracyThe leader of the Pack ... er, the 49ersLast week we reported that Steve Mahoney, a Department of Public Works steam-cleaner and motorcycle enthusiast, was stoked to be tentatively named the team's new on-field leader. All that was between Mahoney and a gig leading the 49ers onto the fie ... More >>
Tom TracySteve Mahoney has Niners fandom in his blood (as well as ink)With hopes high that the San Francisco 49ers can, once again, provide as much or more entertainment as the Piccolo Pete's sandwich and clandestine booze fans smuggle into Candlestick Park, the jury is out on who will be the tea ... More >>
There are only three meetings left standing this week: By contrast, four meetings were supposed to happen, but canceled. Is it just me, or are city hall meetings increasingly resembling network programming? "Well, we would LIKE to have a City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee mee ... More >>
The last picture of Torrey Kretschman ever taken, shortly before his death at halftime of a 49ers game in 2007In December of 2007, what should have been one of the most routine decisions of Torrey Kretschman's life turned out to be the last one he ever made. The 31-year-old from Sacramento hopped ju ... More >>
A soft toss away from the high-legged kick of the Juan Marichal monument outside AT&T Park, an attention-grabbing sign blows in the gentle breeze. In large, alarming letters, the sign warns of the dangers of purchasing scalped tickets -- and notes that both the buyer and seller can be arrested f ... More >>
Joe EskenaziQuarterback Dion Pickett, formerly of College of San Mateo, drops back to pass at a Bay Area Buccaneers practice in San Francisco's Hamilton SquareFrom a distance you could hear them laughing and shouting -- a bunch of kids playing football in the park. But with every step closer to Hami ... More >>
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