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  • Batkid's adventures become national feel-good moment

    SAN FRANCISCO-- To be an aspiring superhero these days, most 5-year-olds must enlist clueless younger siblings, restless parents, all manner of pets, backyard shrubs, fire hydrants and their own fingers to serve as their foils and damsels in distress....
  • Philanthropists rescue San Francisco from $105,000 'Batkid' tab

    Philanthropists have rescued San Francisco from a $105,000 tab the city incurred in November when it turned itself into Gotham City for "Batkid," a 5-year-old leukemia patient who stole hearts and captivated the nation as he hopped around the city in...
  • Autistic girl's Make-A-Wish bike is stolen in Marina del Rey

    Autistic girl's Make-A-Wish bike is stolen in Marina del Rey
    To the thieves, it was just a bicycle — an electric-powered, orange-colored bike  they took from a Marina del Rey condominium complex. But what the two men stole was the joy that 12-year-old Mia Timbrello felt when she rode the three-wheeled...
  • Batkid in New York: 'It's been amazing,' cancer survivor's dad says

    Batkid in New York: 'It's been amazing,' cancer survivor's dad says
    Batkid -- the pint-sized cancer survivor who captured the nation’s heart this month while “saving” San Francisco -- was called upon again Monday, this time to battle the Joker in New York City. On Nov. 15, 5-year-old Miles Scott...
  • Batkid saves San Francisco, but at a cost of $105,000

    The cost of saving a city? For San Francisco, the tab for Batkid’s heroic day is coming in at $105,000. Nearly 14,500 volunteers and adoring fans with signs turned out for 5-year-old Miles Scott, who has been battling lymphoblastic leukemia...
  • 'Batkid' gets nod from Caped Crusaders Ben Affleck, Christian Bale

    San Franciscans weren’t the only ones touched by "Batkid" Miles Scott’s adventures Friday — Caped Crusaders Christian Bale and Ben Affleck applauded the 5-year-old hero as well. “Batkid. Best Batman ever,” Affleck, who will...
  • Letters: Batkid saves the day -- and us

    Re "Fighting 'criminals' and stealing hearts," Nov. 16 Just when you thought things couldn't get much worse and the whole world's gone mad, along comes Batkid to save the day, and us. The purity, innocence and unity that came out of this day made...
  • San Francisco welcomes Batkid's exploits with open arms

    San Francisco welcomes Batkid's exploits with open arms
    SAN FRANCISCO — To be an aspiring superhero these days, most 5-year-olds must enlist clueless younger siblings, restless parents, backyard shrubs, fire hydrants and all manner of pets to serve as their foils and damsels in distress. Not Miles...
  • Batkid's proud mom: Miles is a superhero

    San Francisco was getting back to normal a day after Batkid took the city by storm. Miles Scott, 5, vanquished enemies in a San Francisco transformed into Batman’s Gotham City. Nearly 12,000 volunteers and adoring fans holding signs lined the...
  • Batkid completes San Francisco mission; hero's welcome planned

    Batkid successfully rescued the San Francisco Giants' mascot, Lou Seal, on Friday, the 5-year-old boy's final act of bravery before heading to City Hall to a throng of adoring fans. Everywhere Miles went, crowds of city-dwellers amassed to watch as he...
  • President Obama joins San Francisco's Batkid craze

    The odyssey of 5-year-old Miles, known across the Internet as the SF Batkid today, just took an even more surreal turn when President Barack Obama got in on the action Friday. The president sent the kid a congratulatory message via Vine. "Way to go,...
  • San Francisco cheers Batkid as he lives out superhero dream

    All eyes were on “Gotham” Friday as San Francisco’s Batkid -- a 5-year-old boy battling leukemia -- lived out his dream of being a superhero, taking to the streets to save the city from the likes of the Riddler and the Penguin....