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Making college matter

A recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's Levine Scholars Program, a prestigious scholarship for academically talented students interested in civic engagement,...

Olympic Athletics Results

Mason Finley, United States, (63.68), 208-11, 63.68. 3. Axel Harstedt, Sweden, (63.58), 208-7 1-4, 63.58. 4. Apostolos Parellis, Cyprus, (63.35), 207-10, .... 8. Gelete Burka,...

Rob Reiner, son explore drug ordeal in 'Being Charlie'

With Rob Reiner's eventual guidance, the two friends' script evolved from a half-hour rehab comedy into “Being Charlie,” a more dramatic and truthful rendering of...

James Moore and Andie Springer, 'Gertrudes'

James Moore, Andie Springer New Music. There's a lot to savor and marvel at in this fine assortment of recent music for resonator guitar and...

Giants' weigh options after signing Jeff Samardzija

Bobby Evans is able to exhale before departing Sunday for the winter meetings in Nashville. But only momentarily. The Giants added No. 2 starter Jeff...

Skate America Results

Adian Pitkeev, Russia, 135.94. 8. Chafik Besseghier, France, 135.13. 9. Michael Christian Martinez, Philippines, 124.77. ... Elisabeth Paradis and Francois-Xavier Ouellette, Canada, 137.30. 5. Anastasia...

Butler thriving in what could be a Royal farewell

Photo: Rob Carr / Getty Images KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Billy Butler #16 of the Kansas City Royals hits an RBI single in...

Kansas City has unique, diversified baseball history

Photo: John Swart / ASSOCIATED PRESS The Royals' 1985 title was epic and electrified a city. Above left, Redwood High School's Buddy Biancalana slides into...

Imagination took flight with airship experimentation in S.F.

Porter built a 700-foot model — by comparison, the Goodyear blimp is 192 feet long — but a rowdy crowd destroyed the hydrogen gas bag...

Friday's Sports Transactions

DETROIT TIGERS — Reassigned C James McCann; OFs Steven Moya and Tyler Collins; RHPs Jim Johnson, Buck Farmer and Evan Reed; and LHPs Blaine Hardy,...

MTT Celebrates 20 @SFSymphony's 103rd Gala

(blog) (blog)Unlike the colorful majority of sartorial swells at the 103rd opening-night season of the San Francisco Symphony, Gala chairwoman Lisa Goldman shone in...

SF Symphony Opening Gala marks milestone, focuses on future

True to form, Wednesday's gala included another first: 10-time Grammy Award-winner Bonnie Raitt, a longtime friend of Thomas, sang three songs from the American songbook,...

S.F. Symphony gala's most stunning gowns

Maria Manetti Shrem, who with her husband, Jan, were underwriters for gala guest artists Wang and Bonnie Raitt, wore a turquoise blue, one-shouldered gown by...

Stanford tailback Christian McCaffrey is catching on fast

Although Christian McCaffrey was just 5 years old when his dad retired from the NFL, there were a couple of things about Ed McCaffrey's pro...

U.S. Open Results

Ashleigh Barty and John Peers, Australia, def. Chan Hao-ching, Taiwan, and Max Mirnyi, Belarus, 6-3, 6-2. Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia ... Slovakia, def. Nicolas Alvarez (16),...

13000 asked to evacuate as wildfire near Yosemite grows

Two firefighters suffered undisclosed injuries, said Chris Christopherson, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The cause of the fire ... Evan...

Remembrances of Robin Williams

At his place in Tiburon, he had 27 bikes, and he had 73 up at the ranch (in Napa). ... With Robin, that was his...

10 years on, Jenner beach killings haunt two families

(08-15) 09:05 PDT JENNER -- The pain of the most devastating loss a parent can imagine has hardly faded for Kathy and Chris Cutshall. Ten...

Team by team guide to the Premier League season

Turning Romelu Lukaku's loan from Chelsea into a permanent, club-record 28 million-pound ($47 million) transfer was an early summer statement of intent, while Ross Barkley...

A's have overcome Jim Johnson's stunning descent

Weeks hasn't come back to haunt the A's, although he's having a decent season for Baltimore's Triple-A Norfolk club, batting .279 with a .394 on-base...

On morning of farewell and regret, Johnson's time with A's is done

On a morning of farewells and regret before the A's 13-1 victory over Houston, Jim Johnson's departure spoke to a major investment gone sour. And...

Consumption would drop 31 percent, SF report says

As the San Francisco Board of Supervisors prepares to place a 2-cents-per-ounce soda tax on the November ballot at its Tuesday meeting, the city's economist...

Swing doctor to celebrity golfers: be a little less wimpy

Stateline, Nev. -- Lessons learned on the shores of Lake Tahoe at the American Century Championship ... -- Swing fast. Hank Haney, famed swing fixer,...

Feds accuse 4 Bibb County deputies of corruption

41 NBC News During one sting in February, Lattimore drove his patrol car to an arranged spot where he planned to rob a drug dealer who...

An examination of the A's

Jim Johnson: Acquired to be the A's closer in a trade with Baltimore during the winter, Johnson is making $10 million and he simply didn't...

Kids meal law served as nudge to healthier path, study finds

Kids meals at fast-food restaurants in San Francisco have gotten healthier since San Francisco supervisors passed the (in)famous "Happy Meal ban" in 2010 that actually...

Money Leaders

Mark Casse, 410, 69, 69, 52, $5,558,681. Chad Brown, 236, 65, 42, 34, $5,555,941. William Mott, 377, 53, 58, 55, $5,346,677. Michael Maker, 499, 118,...

Broadcasters honored for excellence

Third Place: WWL, Louisiana Sinkhole, Katie Moore, Tom Moore. Class B. — First place: KATC, Unlocked Cars=Increased Crime, Steven Albritton, Donald Babineaux. .... Third place:...

Fast cars brought fame to Lincoln man

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Dave "Hayseed" Thomssen is 79 years old, a retired geologist, who, thanks to recent back surgery, walks with a cane. He's...

Friday's Sports Transactions

Optioned INF Christian Colon to Omaha (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled LHP Kris Johnson ... TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Signed F Brenden Morrow and F...

Friday's Sports Transactions

Optioned INF Christian Colon to Omaha (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled LHP Kris Johnson ... TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Signed F Brenden Morrow and F...

Friday's Sports Transactions

Optioned INF Christian Colon to Omaha (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS — Recalled LHP Kris Johnson ... TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Signed F Brenden Morrow and F...

Italy's Trentin wins 7th Tour leg in photo finish

France's Tony Gallopin was third. "Honestly I didn't know that I won. I told Peter that he had beaten me on the line. Cycling is...

Tour de France Results

46. Koen De Kort, Netherlands, Team Giant-Shimano, 5:19:42. 47. Tony Martin, Germany, Omega Pharma - Quick Step Cyling Team, 5:19:42. .... Stef Clement, Netherlands, Belkin-Pro...

Tour de France Results

Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgium, Lotto-Belisol, 3:20:37. 17. Tony Martin, Germany, Omega Pharma - Quick Step Cyling Team, 3:20:37. .... Stef Clement, Netherlands, Belkin-Pro Cycling...

Backers table measure to rein in Airbnb in SF

... Van Ness Avenue - could not even apply. "The ballot initiative contains many land mines that make home sharing not just difficult but virtually...

Tour de France Results

Tony Martin, Germany, Omega Pharma - Quick Step Cyling Team, 3:36:39. 85. Niki Terpstra, Netherlands, Omega Pharma - Quick ... Stef Clement, Netherlands, Belkin-Pro Cycling...

Tour de France Results

Tony Martin, Germany, Omega Pharma - Quick Step Cyling Team, 3:39:35. 107. Jens Voigt, Germany, Trek Factory Racing, 3:39:35. 108. ... Stef Clement, Netherlands, Belkin-Pro...

All-Time Men's Majors Titles

Tony Roche, 0-5-1, 1-2-0, 0-5-1, 0-1-0, 1-13-2, 16. Henri Cochet, -------, 4-3-2, 2-2-0, 1-0-1, 7-5-3, 15. Vic Seixas, 0-1-0, 0-2-1, 1-0-4 ... Tony Trabert, 0-1-0,...

All-Time Men's Majors Finals Records

Tony Trabert, ---, 2-0, 1-0, 2-0, 5-0, 1.000. Frank Sedgman, 2-1, 0-1, 1-1, 2-0, 5-3 .625. Manolo Santana, ---, 2-0, 1-0, 1-0, 4-0, 1.000. Robert...

Tour de France Results

Tony Gallopin, France, Lotto-Belisol, 5:8:38. 6. Michael Albasini, Switzerland, Orica GreenEDGE, 5:8:38. 7. Andrew .... Kristijan Koren, Slovenia, Cannondale, 5:19:07. 81. Stef Clement, Netherlands, Belkin-Pro...

Rob Reiner funnels his life experience into 'And So It Goes'

In 2007, he directed "The Bucket List" starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson as terminally ill patients who escape from a hospital and embark on...

Tour de France Results

Tony Martin, Germany, Omega Pharma - Quick Step Cyling Team, 4:44:07. 90. Daniel Navarro Garcia, Spain, Cofidis, Solutions Credits, ... Stef Clement, Netherlands, Belkin-Pro Cycling...

C├ęspedes, Norris return to lineup for A's

Reliever Jeff Francis is the most likely member of the bullpen to be designated for assignment to clear a spot for O'Flaherty, but Jim Johnson's...

Will Harding Park become permanent home of Match Play? Not so fast

(blog) (blog)The short answer: Maybe. Left to right: Ted Bishop, PGA of America president; Mayor Ed Lee; Sandy Tatum, former USGA president and patriarch...

S.F.'s new ideas for ending chronic homelessness

Mayor Ed Lee says the city's next big push on homelessness should be creating a "housing ladder" so that people don't get stuck at whatever...

Magic's trio of draft picks wants to build legacy

It got even younger on draft night when Magic general manager Rob Hennigan dealt last year's leading scorer Arron Afflalo to Denver for the pick...

Mansion's getting fixed up, but governor's not moving

Chain wars: First it was waterfront development - now, Mayor Ed Lee's critics are drawing a line in the sand over any attempts to tinker...

Supervisor Jane Kim seeks 30% threshold for affordable housing

While the city is in the midst of a building boom, with more than 4,000 units under construction or recently completed, most of the development...

Right-hander Jose Fernandez's season-ending elbow operation has had a ...

Photo: Lynne Sladky, Associated Press. Right-hander ... It was part of a busy day for the Marlins in which they made roster moves regarding a...