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Two Dead, 181 Injured After Plane Crashes at San Francisco Airport

Two Dead, 181 Injured After Plane Crashes at San Francisco Airport

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) – An Asiana Airlines passenger jet crashed at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 181 others.
San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White described it as a “fluid …

Potential BART Workers Strike Could Strand San Francisco Commuters

Potential BART Workers Strike Could Strand San Francisco Commuters

iStockphoto(SAN FRANCISCO) — Nearly half a million commuters in the San Francisco Bay area could wind up beginning the work week stranded at the station if Bay Area Rapid Transit workers go on strike Sunday night.
Josie Mooney, a chief negotiator for…

New TV Drama “Red Widow” Premieres Sunday Night

New TV Drama “Red Widow” Premieres Sunday Night

ABC/BOB D’AMICO(NEW YORK) — The new ABC drama Red Widow premieres Sunday night with a two-hour episode.Silent Hill actress Radha Mitchell plays a California woman, Marta, who has a complicated family life. Her father is a Russian gangster in San Franc…

Coast Guard: Missing Family Could Be Clinging to Life Ring, Cooler

Coast Guard: Missing Family Could Be Clinging to Life Ring, Cooler

ABC News(SAN FRANCISCO) — The U.S. Coast Guard intensified its search Monday for a family of four, including two young children, who may be clinging to a life ring and a cooler off the Northern California coast after their sailboat took on water. A di…

Politician Seeking to Rename San Francisco Airport for Harvey Milk

Politician Seeking to Rename San Francisco Airport for Harvey Milk

Comstock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — If six of the 11 San Francisco Board of Supervisors sign off on a ballot initiative to rename the city’s current airport to the Harvey Milk San Francisco International Airport, they could be making history.”We have…

San Francisco Cop’s 100 MPH Ride Video Probed

San Francisco Cop’s 100 MPH Ride Video Probed

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — San Francisco police are investigating a video posted on Facebook by one of its police sergeants showing what could have been the officer and his friends traveling through the city’s Broadway Tunnel at 100 mph…

Storms Slam Northern California

Storms Slam Northern California

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — The first of three powerful storms is hitting Northern California, where travelers are feeling the strongest impact.The winds are causing flights to be delayed and canceled in San Francisco and Oakland. Heavy ra…

Postal Service Tests Same Day Delivery

Postal Service Tests Same Day Delivery

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Postal Service will experiment with a premium same day delivery service this holiday season in San Francisco, in hopes the model could be rolled out to other cities and serve as a revenue booster …

San Francisco Bares the Truth, Announces Ban on Public Nudity

San Francisco Bares the Truth, Announces Ban on Public Nudity

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) – These days, in the city of the Golden Gate Bridge, your birthday suit better mean a nice outfit from Brooks Brothers. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban public nudity in the streets.The legislati…

Public Nudity Ban Considered in San Francisco

Public Nudity Ban Considered in San Francisco

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — San Franciscans may be forced to wear clothes outside of their homes and some nude activists aren’t pleased.City lawmakers are scheduled to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that, if passed, would make it illeg…

San Francisco Proposes Tiniest Apartments

San Francisco Proposes Tiniest Apartments

Photos.com/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — If you’ve already been storing your extra shoes in your oven because your studio apartment is too small to live in, just take this into consideration.In San Francisco, the minimum size for a residence is already …

Mayor Bloomberg: Chick-fil-A Ban Is ‘Inappropriate’

Mayor Bloomberg: Chick-fil-A Ban Is ‘Inappropriate’

Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have a bone to pick with jumbo-sized sodas, but he has no qualms with Chick-fil-A.While his fellow mayors in San Francisco, Chicago and Boston have shunned the chicken s…

Romney Puts Partisanship Aside in Wake of Colorado Shooting

Romney Puts Partisanship Aside in Wake of Colorado Shooting

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Mitt Romney Sunday evening pledged to be “less partisan” at a high-dollar fundraiser, the first he’s attended since the Colorado shooting that claimed 12 lives, telling a group of about 2…

Romney Puts Partisanship Aside in Wake of Colorado Shooting

Romney Puts Partisanship Aside in Wake of Colorado Shooting

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Mitt Romney Sunday evening pledged to be “less partisan” at a high-dollar fundraiser, the first he’s attended since the Colorado shooting that claimed 12 lives, telling a group of about 2…

Why Is PETA Fighting Program Pairing Panhandlers with Dogs?

Why Is PETA Fighting Program Pairing Panhandlers with Dogs?

Goodshoot/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Animal rights organization PETA is fighting against the launch of San Francisco’s Wonderful Opportunities for Occupants and Fidos (WOOF) program, which will pay previously homeless people now living in spons…

California Couple Pleads Not Guilty on Charges They Shot and Killed Daughter’s Pimp

California Couple Pleads Not Guilty on Charges They Shot and Killed Daughter’s Pimp

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) — A San Francisco couple accused of murdering the man they say pimped their teenage daughter could face the death penalty if they’re found guilty. Barry Gilton, 38, and Lupe Mercado, 37, pleaded not g…

Webb Simpson Wins 2012 U.S. Open

Webb Simpson Wins 2012 U.S. Open

Stuart Franklin/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Webb Simpson has won the 2012 U.S. Open, defeating Graeme McDowell.
McDowell had a chance to tie Simpson and extend the U.S. Open to Monday with a playoff but at the 72nd hole he missed a birdie to give Si…

Skin Cells May Offer New Hope for Alzheimer’s

Skin Cells May Offer New Hope for Alzheimer’s

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — A team of scientists has discovered what could be a novel source for researching and potentially treating Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions involving the destruction of brain cells. Researchers at the Uni…

Warm Weather Brings Swarm of Bees Early

Warm Weather Brings Swarm of Bees Early

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — An unusually high number of bees have been swarming neighborhoods near San Francisco, and experts say the abnormal weather is to blame.“They’re feeling the joy of spring like we all do,” Mike S…

Yacht Race Accident in California Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Missing

Yacht Race Accident in California Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Missing

Hemera/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — One sailor is dead and four others are missing after a yacht accident during a race off the coast of San Francisco Saturday, according to the Coast Guard.Eight people were aboard the 38-foot Low Speed Chase, competin…

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