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Bay to Breakers will celebrate its 100th anniversary May 15 with new rules, including a ban on drinking and floats on the course.
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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="A man sits outside of Haight Street Market on Sunday April 10, 2011. A law passed last November by San Francisco voters makes it illegal for anyone to sit or lie in any city street between the hours of 7 a.m.
Parking lot 20 is currently undergoing construction to build shear walls on levels 1 through 4 of the parking structure.
Campus planner Wendy Bloom said the walls are intended to strengthen the building for “seismic safety” purposes.
The construction is one part of a series of renovations
Japan is not a novice when dealing with earthquakes. The country is so well-prepared in case one strikes that even elementary students are knowledgeable about emergency procedures.
But this recent occurrence is different. The 9.0-magnitude earthquake, the largest recorded in Japan, triggered a tsunami, a number
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Club President Tom Collier and club members Jay Kloepfer (left) and Mark Lantz (right) gather round to announce the winners of the scavenger run at Golden Gate Park on March 19. The Half Full Running Club is a new San Francisco
The sweet scent of carrot-ginger soup lingered to tinge the noses of those outside the 16th and Mission BART station. Pots filled with beans, vegetables and soup - all vegan - surrounded the volunteers serving food.
“Food, not bombs!” Daisy Collazo cried to passersby.
Food Not Bombs
Obesity is a major problem in the United States, and children may be this deadly epidemic's most helpless victims.
The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated to children's health, estimated that approximately one in three children are obese. These kids are at risk
Thousands flocked to downtown San Francisco for the Chinese New Year parade as rain poured down and the temperatures dipped to the low 40s Saturday night.
Because of the rain, the crowds were much smaller, but for Lisa Bell of Petaluma, smaller crowds meant a
Going forward with a planned demonstration in support of the Egyptian uprising on Saturday, gatherers instead turned the event into a memorial to honor those slain during the country's 18 days of protest.
An initial protest transformed into celebration Friday after former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak resigned from office after 18 days of democratic demonstrations.
The ANSWER Coalition’s planned protest at UN Plaza Feb. 11 was made unnecessary after Mubarak announced an end to his 30-year term. Crowds
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="A supporter of National Black AIDS/HIV Awareness Day lights candles with another marcher at City Hall on Monday, Feb. 7. To spread awareness, the San Francisco Department of Health in collaboration with other local programs organized a march and vigil from
With the protests in Egypt to oust Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a longtime ally of the U.S. government, continuing to build momentum, several Bay Area organizations and community members believe the end of Mubarak's rule is nearing.
"We have faith in the possibility that Mubarak, the iron