I'm sad to report that a promising young scientist, biotech entrepreneur and futurist dreamer named Austen Heinz died on May 24 at the age of 31. The cause of death is suicide, according to the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office. When...Show More Summary
As part of its 150th anniversary celebration, the San Francisco Examiner recently sent a message to readers: “we begin our next 150 years with the outlook that guided us for the first century and a half: a dedication to telling Read More » The post The SF Examiner’s Real History appeared first on Beyond Chron.
In honor of today’s 150th anniversary of the San Francisco Examiner, the paper has combed through its archives to produce a number of entertaining reminders. Things like Mark Twain’s exact staff status when the paper was launched inShow More Summary
Last week, we examined rental website Zumper's latest rental report and learned that the median price for a one-bedroom on the rental market in May hit $3,500. Now Zumper has released a map breaking down rental prices by neighborhood over...
According to the May 17 SF Examiner, a San Francisco Planning Commissioner changed their vote on a key short-term rental policy after getting a text message from Mayor Lee’s liaison to the commission. The vote switch angered Planning Department staff Read More » The post Should Mayors Influence Commissioners? appeared first on Beyond Chron.
The Bay Area dominated a recent list compiled by real estate website Trulia that examines where in the United States homes sell fastest. San Francisco came out on top, with only 26 percent of homes that hit the market still...
In their latest video, KQED Arts examines the vibrant art scene that emerged in San Francisco’s Mission District in the 1990s. Sometimes dubbed the Mission School, the movement was marked by a spirit of collaboration amongst a diverse community of artists. Graffiti artist Barry McGee (previously) and artist Margaret Kilgallen are among the artists who […]
The great Hunter S. Thompson is probably rolling in his grave, as SF Weekly editor Mark Segal Kemp has defended the controversial San Francisco Examiner/SF Weekly decision to hire Jay Mariotti as sports director as “in the spirit of gonzo.” That’s highly problematic, but it’s not even the worst part of Segal Kemp’s piece. Show More Summary
The San Francisco Medical Examiner's office has identified the woman shot to death by police officers after a wild Pine Street chase as 24-year-old SF resident Alice Brown, a spokesperson said Wednesday morning. [ more › ]
It still feels odd typing the phrase "former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland." Yet, here we are again, conversing about football's future because one of its brightest stars examined the road ahead and didn't like the risk. After...Show More Summary
Sports journalist Jay Mariotti, who just joined the San Francisco Examiner, tweeted this morning that “I have a small role in a movie. Play a sportswriter. Need to wear ’80s garb. Nehru?” I asked him to tell us more. “A director friend is doing a movie about Bill Lee, the eccentric pitcher from the ’70s … Read More
Since it’s not April 1st, this is incredibly a story that must actually be true – a real newspaper is going to be paying Jay Mariotti money to be writing a sports column yet again. The San Francisco Examiner has hired Mariotti to become...Show More Summary
Nearly half of San Francisco's existing housing stock was built before 1940, and building since then has struggled to keep up with population growth. A new report from Paragon Real Estate examines the amount of residential building that has occurred...
The body parts found stuffed in a suitcase in downtown San Francisco this week were those of an “unidentified light-skinned male,” the San Francisco office of the chief medical examiner said Friday.
The body was so mutilated that a medical examiner had to be called in to determine whether the dismembered corpse belonged to a human or animal.
An expert investigating illegal African ivory trafficking found that as much as 90% of the ivory he examined in Los Angeles markets and stores was illegal under state law. He found similar numbers in San Francisco and concluded that the proportion of illegal ivory for sale in California has...
-The folks over at BBDO San Francisco created “Yule Loggins” (video above). -Fashion retailer AllSaints ignores traditional advertising in favor of content creation. -AdAge examines “10 Things That Won’t Happen in 2015.” -UNICEF created...Show More Summary
In light of San Francisco’s latest disappointing loss to the Oakland Raiders, the PFT crew examines the struggles from quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the issues with the 49ers’ ever-changing game plan.
Image: Morgan Pintarich via the Examiner Tim McCormick, a micro-housing enthusiast and self-taught designer, has a proposal for San Francisco's housing crunch. McCormick is prototyping a portable micro-home styled after a parklet, dubbed the Houselet. This eight-foot-square module is about...
TweetKurios – Cabinet of Curiosities is here and everybody loves it, so far: San Francisco Chronicle’s Robert Hurwitt San Francisco Examiner’s Jean Schiffman San Jose Mercury News Karen D’Souza Yelp Huffington Post’s Leo Stutzin I mean, find me a negative review, Gentle Reader. I tried to find one. I failed. You know, I’ve never actually paid to […]