Google Donates $6.8 Million to Give Kids Free ‘Muni Ride’ – Headlines & Global News

Headlines & Global NewsGoogle Inc. has donated $6.8 million to let kids ride the Muni bus for free for two years. The company’s generosity aims to help the city with…

Around the NHL: Sabres send Miller, Ott to Blues in major trade – Columbus Dispatch

Columbus DispatchThe Buffalo Sabres traded star goaltender Ryan Miller and captain Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues last night for goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier,…

NHL trade deadline: Miller vs. Halak at heart of Blues-Sabres swap – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comRyan Miller should make the St. Louis Blues better. Now it’s time to see if it’s first-Stanley-Cup-in-franchise-history better. St. Louis, tied for second in the Western Conference with 84 points,…

Night after big win, Sharks fall in Buffalo – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleBUFFALO, N.Y. – On Thursday, the Sharks looked like a refreshed bunch after the Olympic break, skating to a convincing victory in Philadelphia. A night later, it was…

Son of Oakland police officers accidentally shoots himself – San Francisco Chronicle

Son of Oakland police officers accidentally shoots himselfSan Francisco Chronicle(02-28) 21:15 PST SAN FRANCISCO — The 12-year-old son of two Oakland police officers accidentally shot himself in the arm at…

Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks: Live Score and Analysis – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportGolden State Warriors All-Universe shooter Stephen Curry dropped 54 points against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 27, 2013. Friday night he returned to MSG…

Bay Area storm is good news for San Francisco rain record, other cities still … – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO — Break out the bubbly, San Francisco. This is only your second-driest winter in recorded history. A massive storm streaked the Bay Area with rain…

Victim moved to islands for ‘Hawaiian dream,’ design work – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Honolulu Star-AdvertiserHer brother, Ken, has lived and worked in Honolulu for more than 35 years and is a retired physician. “Kathleen was introduced at an early age to Hawaii and…

Chicago man lobs class-action sueball at MtGox – Register

RegisterFriday’s bankruptcy filing wasn’t the only time the name “MtGox” was heard in a courtroom this week. Predictably, the cash-strapped Bitcoin exchange is now the subject of a class-action lawsuit…

Jerry Brown says he’d run for another term as Oakland mayor – San Francisco Chronicle

Jerry Brown says he’d run for another term as Oakland mayorSan Francisco ChronicleThirteen candidates have filed to run in the 2014 race, including incumbent Jean Quan, former Brown aide and…

Storm knocks out power – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(02-28) 13:42 PST SAN FRANCISCO — A storm lashing the Bay Area left thousands of residents without power Friday and created hazardous conditions on roadways. The National Weather…

Oscars 2014: how to be just cynical enough to pick the winners – The Guardian

The GuardianEach week before the Oscars, which take place on Sunday, Guardian film reviewer Tom Shone has been breaking down the likely winners at this year’s Academy Awards. Today, his…

Chicago’s Jeanne Gang eyes SF skyline – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)The local office of developer Tishman Speyer confirmed Thursday that it has hired Chicago’s Jeanne Gang to design a tower on one of the city-owned lots near…

Oscar horse race to be a photo finish – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleLOS ANGELES (AP) — Many of the winners who will take home an Oscar on Sunday have long been forecast, their triumph made seemingly self-evident after months of…

Bitcoin losses spur Mt. Gox to bankruptcy – CNET

CNETBad day for the big Bitcoin exchange: CEO Mark Karpeles says Mt. Gox lost some 750,000 customer bitcoins, plus 100,000 of its own. Don Reisinger. by Don Reisinger. February 28,…

Uber turns on marketing engines to pressure Seattle city leaders: Illegal … – GeekWire

GeekWireSeattle city officials say Uber and other alternative transportation networks are operating outside of city law by offering rides to the public through popular apps. Now, with a critical vote…

Troubled Bitcoin Exchange MtGox Files for Bankruptcy – PC Magazine

PC MagazineMtGox said it has lost nearly half a billion dollars worth of the digital currency following cyberattacks on its computer systems. 0shares. Everything you Need to Know About Bitcoin.…

Driving While Mapping: California Case Sets Smartphone Precedent – InformationWeek

InformationWeekCalifornia case says drivers can use smartphone maps in cars without fear of getting a ticket. Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Thanks…

Obama Brother’s Keeper program inspired by Oakland project – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleSome of that money eventually could roll back to Oakland, where a program called Elev8 is being cited as an example of the type of strategy the federal…

Weather: Will winter storm bound for East Coast hit Central New York? – The Post-Standard

The Post-StandardSarah Wilson makes her way through the snowy Syracuse University campus earlier this month after a major winter storm. A storm moving toward the East Coast Sunday will likely…

Pastor Rick Warren wants to send Hollywood a message with “Son of God” – CBS News

CBS NewsMore than 100 million people watched at least part of the 10-hour miniseries “The Bible” on the History channel last March. Now the producers are turning the television special…

Architect Jeanne Gang to design San Francisco tower – San Francisco Business Times

San Francisco Business TimesTishman Speyer has hired architect Jeanne Gang to design a building near the future Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco. Few details of the project, planned for…

Seattle clamps down on UberX, Lyft, Sidecar – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Seattle’s city council on Thursday night took steps to limit how many cars UberX, Lyft and Sidecar can have on the road at any given time, an…

Giants willing to share AT&T Park – ESPN

ESPNThe San Francisco Giants are open to temporarily sharing AT&T Park with the Oakland A’s if their cross-bay rivals construct a new stadium, Giants president Larry Baer said Thursday. The…

Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy protection after losing Bitcoins – CNET

CNETMt. Gox, the embattled Bitcoin exchange that fell into a state of disarray earlier this month following a security issue that prompted withdrawal fraud, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The…

California court rules it is okay for drivers to check mobile maps – PCWorld

PCWorldAn appeals court in California ruled that it is legal for a person to hold his phone to look at a map application while driving, though he is prohibited from…

Liam Neeson, cast give airplane thriller a lift – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldFLIGHT RISK: Liam Neeson, right with Julianne Moore and below with Michelle Dockery, plays a federal marshal trying to track down a killer onboard a plane. 022614nonstop04.jpg. Photo by:…

Missed Chances For Tiger In First Round – ESPN

ESPNPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Tiger Woods’ return to competitive golf Thursday after his worst two-tournament start as a professional did not exactly evoke confidence that he has turned things…

Court: No-phones traffic law does not apply to apps – BBC News

BBC NewsA California law that bans drivers from talking on mobile phones without a hands-free device does not bar them looking at map apps, a court has ruled. The appeals…

Best of Bay Area bike trips get a lift from public transit – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleOakland to Orinda. 25 to 45 miles, difficult. Get off BART at the Rockridge station and pick up a cornmeal blueberry scone at the Market Hall bakery across…

Top female U.S. architect Jeanne Gang to design S.F. tower – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleThe local office of developer Tishman Speyer confirmed Thursday that it has hired Chicago’s Jeanne Gang to design a tower on one of the city-owned lots near the…

49ers give likely starting center Kilgore 3-year extension – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleIt appears safe to cross one offseason question off the list: Daniel Kilgore will likely be the 49ers’ starting center in 2014. The 49ers signed Kilgore, 26, to…

6 Current, Former San Francisco Officers Indicted – ABC News

ABC NewsFederal grand juries have indicted six current and former San Francisco police officers, charging three with stealing money, drugs, electronics and gift cards seized during investigations, federal prosecutors announced…

Report: San Francisco Giants, NHL talk about outdoor Sharks game – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comWhen this brainstorming happens, one location seems to always inevitably enter the conversation: San Francisco’s AT&T Park. The tenants of that beautiful ballpark on the San Francisco Bay, MLB’s Giants,…

Auditor Courtney Ruby ready to fight in Oakland mayor’s race – San Francisco Chronicle

Auditor Courtney Ruby ready to fight in Oakland mayor’s raceSan Francisco ChronicleOakland residents are about to see a different side of City Auditor Courtney Ruby, who announced plans to run…