SAN FRANCISCO -- Protesters shouted antiwar chants outside a tightly-guarded downtown hotel here this evening while Deputy U.S. Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz gave a speech outlining the Bush Administration's Middle East policies, including its increasingly bitter relations with Iraq.
SAN FRANCISCO --- Declaring that California's schoolchildren should not be made to bear the brunt of the state's multibillion dollar budget deficit, administrators, teachers and parents from numerous state unified school districts rallied here today against cuts in education.
SAN FRANCISCO -- HIV infection rates are up for the fifth year in a row and reported cases of syphilis have risen from just 20 two years ago to 249 this year, San Francisco public health officials announced today. Officials estimate that more than 1,000 San Franciscans will contract HIV this year, joining nearly 9,000 residents living with the virus.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jewish demonstrators protested outside the doors of the Egyptian consulate here this evening to demand an end to a controversial Arab television series airing in that country.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The fierce struggle in the stands for Barry Bonds’ season record 73rd home run ball is ending in an equally ferocious battle inside a courtroom here with attorneys tangling over complex questions of property law.
SAN FRANCISCO —A meeting to discuss complaints about violations of the city’s public records access laws turned into a vicious confrontation today between an AIDS activist and a city health official over the public disclosure of citizen testimony.
SAN FRANCISCO —Thousands of area residents flocked to a job fair at the Moscone Center today in hopes of nabbing work as security screeners under a new pilot program at San Francisco International Airport. Most of the new screeners—1,100 of whom will be hired in the next three weeks—will replace current employees who no longer qualify for the positions under stringent new federal guidelines requiring U.S. citizenship.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Major automakers will introduce vehicle fleets of zero-emission cars to local jurisdictions and companies in San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles as early as next year while California residents can have their own zero-emission electric cars by 2010. The California Department of the Environment spread this message today at a presentation of hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles outside the Civic Center.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The battle to claim rightful ownership of Barry Bond's record breaking 73rd home run ball played out for the second day at a San Francisco superior court today, with civil trial lawyers arguing over a key point of baseball fan etiquette: When is a foul ball truly "owned" by a recipient?
SAN FRANCISCO -- Carole Toebe is well aware of the dangers associated with the West Nile Virus. The Oxford-born professor of microbiology at San Francisco City College has been tracking the disease since it first emerged in the Western Hemisphere in 1999.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon, trailing in the polls by as many as eight points and battered by accusations about his financial practices, outlined his plans for improving state schools in a speech here today, where he also was pressed with questions about his views on gay rights.