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Can Christianity Accept Homosexuality? Hear a Panel Discussion

March 12, 2013 | 7:00 pm

Can Christianity Accept Homosexuality? Hear a Panel Discussion

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Randall Miller believes his church should accept him as a gay man. “As an openly gay man it causes a significant amount of personal pain for me when the church that I love says homosexuality is incompatable with Christian teaching,” said Miller, an assistant professor of United Methodist studies, ethics and leadership at the Pacific […]

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Anquan Boldin Traded to the San Francisco 49ers

March 11, 2013 | 1:35 pm

Anquan Boldin Traded to the San Francisco 49ers

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BALTIMORE (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have acquired wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Baltimore Ravens for a sixth-round draft pick. Boldin, a star in Baltimore’s run to the Super Bowl title last season, must pass a physical to complete the deal. The Ravens announced the trade Monday. Boldin had six catches for 104 […]

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Reports: San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith to be Traded to the Kansas City Chiefs

February 27, 2013 | 10:18 am

Reports: San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith to be Traded to the Kansas City Chiefs

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Alex Smith’s career with the San Francisco 49ers appears to be coming to an end. He’s set to be traded to the Kansas City Chiefs, according to several news organizations, including Fox Sports: Multiple reports cite that the 49ers will receive a second-round pick in the 2013 draft, which will be the second selection (No. […]

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How San Francisco Has Changed Since Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ (Photos)

February 22, 2013 | 2:12 pm

How San Francisco Has Changed Since Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ (Photos)

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“Lincoln,” “Zero Dark Thirty” and the other Academy Award nominees won’t be the only films being discussed in San Francisco this Oscars Sunday. At 11 a.m., a few hours before the Oscars begin, Jay Sherwin will be talking about “Vertigo” and “The Birds” when he helps lead his latest walking tour of Alfred Hitchcock’s San Francisco. […]

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Why San Francisco and Napa Have Been Ranked as the Happiest Cities in America

February 21, 2013 | 8:57 am

Why San Francisco and Napa Have Been Ranked as the Happiest Cities in America

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The sun! The wine! The attractions! It’s enough to make you go, “OMG! I <3 <3 <3 NorCal! LOL” Tweet that, and you could help your community earn recognition as one of America’s happiest  cities. That’s how it worked with Napa, which was called the happiest city in America in a new study. It’s at […]

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State of the Union 2013: Watch Video, Read Full Text, Check the Facts and Get More Coverage

February 12, 2013 | 5:45 pm

State of the Union 2013: Watch Video, Read Full Text, Check the Facts and Get More Coverage

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President Barack Obama has urged Congress to support his plans to use fund job creation and to strengthen the nation’s middle class. In his State of the Union address, Obama said Republican ideas for reducing the deficit are “even worse” than the unpalatable deals Washington had to stomach during his first term. He also challenged […]

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Kids Might Pick on Me If I Wear Your Jersey, and Other Tweets About the Warriors’ New Sleeves

February 11, 2013 | 3:28 pm

Kids Might Pick on Me If I Wear Your Jersey, and Other Tweets About the Warriors’ New Sleeves

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The Golden State Warriors’ new alternate uniforms were designed by adidas to be lightweight, breathable and flexible. The Oakland-based team calls them an “innovative system to allow for optimal performance on the court.” Oh, and they have short sleeves. That last feature marks a revolution in NBA team fashion, and it has been generating some interesting […]

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Ken Burns on Pinnacles National Park: ‘Hallelujah’

February 8, 2013 | 4:11 pm

Ken Burns on Pinnacles National Park: ‘Hallelujah’

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Ken Burns called the national parks system “America’s Best Idea.” So it probably won’t come as a surprise that the celebrated documentary filmmaker is thrilled that the country has a new national park: Pinnacles National Park, near Hollister. “This is just really a moment of just, hallelujah, celebration,” Burns told KQED’s Molly Samuel. “I can […]

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San Francisco to Las Vegas in 5 Hours by Train? A Map for a National High-Speed Rail System

February 7, 2013 | 3:16 pm

San Francisco to Las Vegas in 5 Hours by Train? A Map for a National High-Speed Rail System

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A Berkeley designer’s concept for a national high-speed rail system is earning national attention this week. Alfred Twu posted a map online Sunday showing high-speed rail lines connecting San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Miami and Dallas. The map is receiving news coverage in some of the cities it lists, including Austin, Texas and Denver, Colo. […]

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Were the Ravens Holding? Breaking Down the Super Bowl’s Most Controversial Play

February 4, 2013 | 5:23 pm

Were the Ravens Holding? Breaking Down the Super Bowl’s Most Controversial Play

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Five yards. That’s all that stood between the San Francisco 49ers and a lead over the Baltimore Ravens late in Sunday’s Super Bowl. On fourth down, with less than two minutes to go in the game and down by just five points, the 49ers lined up at the Ravens 5-yard line with receiver Michael Crabtree […]

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