| Sep 23, 2009
Veteran buried flag burned by protester
Dan Walker, 81, an Army veteran who was honored for retrieving and burying a U.S. flag that had been burned in protest during the 1984 Republican National Convention in Dallas, died of prostate cancer...
| Oct 5, 2009
With its picnic tables, overfed pigeons and fast-food stands, the kitschy barn-themed shopping center looks like a throwback from an era before air-conditioned malls took over the retail world. There are no department stores and no glittering retail names...
| Jul 11, 2009
I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr's books long before I made the acquaintance of Kevin Starr. "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963," the eighth volume in his serial love letter to California, is arriving in bookstores this...
| Jun 1, 2009
| 3:48 PM
San Francisco was a rough-and-tumble Gold Rush boomtown in 1852, when authorities decided they needed more secure facilities to house troublemakers than the prison ships docked in the bay. So they built a prison at Point San Quentin, an out-of-the way...
| Jun 7, 2009
Jeremiah McCleery was only 4 when his father drove him from the family's home in Rialto to Twentynine Palms, Calif., to watch the triumphant -- and emotional -- return of U.S. soldiers from the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
The outpouring that greeted...
| Jun 20, 2009
Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, the master Indian musician and composer who was a pivotal figure in introducing the music of his homeland to the West, has died. He was 87.
The legendary sarod player and teacher died of kidney failure Thursday night at his home...
| Jun 23, 2009
| 1:13 PM
- Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA). Located on 3rd street in between Mission and Howard, this grassy knoll studded with ultra modern buildings showcases a commanding view of San Francisco's skyline. From the contemporary art center presenting...
| Jul 15, 2009
Jane Dalton Weinberger, who coaxed her husband, Caspar W. Weinberger, into politics and was a loyal Washington wife during three Republican administrations before she began to write and publish children's books, died Sunday at a nursing facility in Bar...
| Aug 8, 2009
Two state parolees are back in custody after they were found hiding in a Marin County vineyard after a high-speed chase.
The California Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Robert Dale Baker of Santa Rosa and 28-year-old Danny Sannicolas of Vacaville are...
| Aug 12, 2009
| 11:20 AM
SAN FRANCISCO -- A man suspected of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and another person at the entrance to a busy San Francisco Bay toll bridge was arrested early Wednesday after an overnight manhunt.
Nathaniel Burris, 46, of Richmond, Calif., was...
| Aug 23, 2009
Doris Brin Walker, a radical lawyer who fought anti-communist hysteria in the 1950s and helped clear activist Angela Davis of murder and kidnapping charges in the 1970s, died of a stroke Aug. 13 at a San Francisco hospital, her daughter, Emily Roberson,...