Tag: San Francisco
Think New Zealand has the Cup locked up? One Kiwi talks about why the prize is still up for grabs.
The city has long been associated with hipsters, hippies and Bohos. But a new survey shows otherwise.
Update 3:10 p.m. SF not “scrambling” to relocate water supply, says SFPUC We’ve seen some headlines out there about the Rim Fire threatening San Francisco’s water supply as it moves closer to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. AP wrote that water officials “were scrambling to fill area reservoirs with water from Hetch Hetchy before ash taints […]
After World War II, San Francisco was just as tempted as other American cities to build a vast freeway system. In fact, a 1948 San Francisco Planning Department map that was adopted in 1951 shows the intention to build 10 freeways crisscrossing the city. The Bay Bridge would be connected to the Golden Gate Bridge […]
What does San Francisco have in common with Washington, D.C.; Elberon, N.J.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Warm Springs, Ga.; and Dallas? Like all of them, it’s a place where a sitting president of the United States died.* Ninety years ago today—Aug. 2, 1923—Warren Gamaliel Harding expired in his suite at the Palace Hotel, at New Montgomery and […]
What does San Francisco taste like? If Ben & Jerry’s has anything to say about it, you can find out this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Ocean Beach. The Vermont-based ice cream company will unveil its San Francisco-themed flavor and hand out free scoops for just this weekend. There’s just one catch: You […]
It was a weekend of celebrations just four days after the Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage rulings and one day after same-sex marriages resumed in California. San Francisco’s 43rd Pride Parade drew about 1.2 million people, according to Lisa Williams, president of the sponsoring organization San Francisco Pride. That’s up from about 100,000 people last year. Hundreds […]
Paul Elias, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The America’s Cup regatta director has released 37 recommendations made by a group of sailing experts intended to increase safety in the race nearly two weeks after a practice run on San Francisco Bay turned deadly. The group unveiled the proposals Wednesday evening, hours after the head […]
By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has more than 1,200 bolts made from galvanized steel that is virtually identical to a high-strength alloy that a nationwide group of transportation officials banned for use on bridges because the bolts can crack, the San Francisco Chronicle […]