| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Vic Wyrsch, of the San Francisco Fire Department, gathered with his fellow Battalion 3 members outside the AT&T Field waiting for the arrival of Batkid Miles Scott, a 5-year-old boy living out his dream to be a superhero for the day.
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:22 PM
A new labor agreement between BART and its workers has hit a snag after the Bay Area transit agency acknowledged it mistakenly left what it called a costly provision in the tentative contract.
The provision called for giving workers up to six weeks of...
| Aug 15, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown, his investigative panel and a San Francisco Superior Court judge appear to be of one mind: A renewed strike against the Bay Area Rapid Transit District would jeopardize and harm the public's health, safety and welfare. Thus, the court...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:06 AM
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" isn't true. It's only "inspired" by a true story. Screenwriter Danny Strong realized his limitations in constructing a script based on an article about former White House butler Eugene Allen, but rather than ditch the story...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 2:34 PM
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OAKLAND — Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in San Francisco and Oakland on Sunday night to express outrage at the Florida acquittal of George Zimmerman, who admitted to shooting...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
OAKLAND — Business owners and staff members at downtown nonprofits here have spent the past several mornings sweeping up broken glass — a reminder of the destructive protests over George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon...
| Jul 16, 2013
You can’t blame “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan for being tempted.
“I was actually thinking about calling up Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse [today] and just getting dinner reservations,” the 26-year-old...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:30 AM
MEMO TO: STEVE BURKE
FROM: PETER BART
Your sweeping changes at Universal last week reflect a recognition that two elements have been missing at the movie studio over the past two decades: a strategy and a strategist. The big question: Have you now...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Halil pulled up in front of his apartment complex in San Francisco and turned off the engine. We sat in his car side by side, as if we were on an awkward first date. He asked for my driver's license and snapped a picture of it with his smartphone. I...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Regardless of overall health or age, many travelers endure back problems of varying severity. And it doesn't take much of a problem to curtail what you can comfortably do while you're traveling. If you have any degree of difficulty, you need to minimize...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:46 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Negotiations to avert another Bay Area Rapid Transit strike this year continued Thursday as a court-imposed 60-day cooling-off period was close to ending.
BART warned riders to be prepared for a shutdown Friday and hired buses to...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A last-minute overnight agreement to extend labor negotiations averted a shutdown of Bay Area commuter rail service Friday morning.
Riders who use the Bay Area Rapid Transit system had been warned of a possibly shutdown on Friday as a cooling-off period...