Category: Local News

Officer-involved shooting shows why SF police need stun guns A week after the San Francisco Police Department abandoned its proposal to issue stun guns to a select few officers, a fatal officer-involved shooting proved why it was the wrong decision. San Francisco has long resisted providing its police officers … Read more on San Francisco…

San Francisco 420 Events 2013: The Best Way To Celebrate Weed In The Fog … Our friends in Washington and Colorado can legally enjoy bong rips while the fate of San Francisco's medical marijuana community still remains in the hands of the justice department. But will that stop the city that birthed the Summer of…

San Francisco Fine Arts Museums's Curator Sues Over Firing – Huffington Post In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court, she said the museums' human resources director, Charles Castillo, told her she was being terminated because of her performance, even though managers had never criticized her work in the past. Read more on…

San Francisco OKs quake retrofitting for at-risk buildings After years of study and debate, San Francisco on Thursday formally adopted a new law requiring owners to retrofit thousands of these so-called wood-frame soft-story buildings, marking the most sweeping seismic regulations in California in years. Read more on Los Angeles Times

Venture firms could benefit from leaning in … sources show that VCs typcially invest in high-growth companies in growing markets, and that (women-led-businesses) tend not to be in these markets,” the report said. Lindsay Riddell covers energy and cleantech for the San Francisco Business Times. Read more on San Francisco Business Times (blog)

SF takes first step to approve watered-down cellphone radiation settlement … takes first step to approve watered-down cellphone radiation settlement. San Francisco's Board of Supervisors approves a proposed settlement with the wireless industry over the "Right to Know" ordinance. Health care advocates wanted a tougher measure. Read more on CNET

Breaking down Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are invited to San Francisco, where their season ended in blowout fashion in January. This is one of just two late afternoon games in Week 1. Treacherous stretch: Right out of the gate. The Niners open with three … Read more…

San Francisco Giants Pitcher Barry Zito Seeking Redemption But to understand San Francisco's attachment to Zito, you must first acknowledge the rare pairing of psyche and talent. From the start, the city that gave the world Beatniks and Hippies was as fascinated by the junkballer's offbeat personality as his … Read more on Yahoo! Sports

San Francisco's New Exploratorium: A Bigger, Better Playground for the Mind The Exploratorium, which spent its first 43 years in a somewhat cramped and out-of-the-way hall at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, has three times its former space, in a home on the city's ever-more-vital Embarcadero. Old friends will love this … Read more…

San Francisco 49ers 2013 Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Predictions with 1 Week Left For starters, San Francisco currently holds 13 picks and seven of those are in the first four rounds (cbssports.com). Fortunately for the 49ers, their number of picks exceed their total number of definitive team needs. There are not a lot of holes…