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 … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

San Francisco woman claims ‘Google Glass haters’ attacked her for wearing … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsIt finally happened. A San Francisco woman claims a group of “Google Glass haters” attacked her for wearing the device in a bar Friday night. A male … Read More

Google to pay for SF free Muni for youth program – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(02-27) 11:17 PST SAN FRANCISCO — Tech giant Google has agreed to donate $6.8 million to San Francisco to fund free Muni passes for low- and middle-income youth, … Read More

6 San Francisco police officers indicted – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(02-27) 12:23 PST SAN FRANCISCO — Five San Francisco police officers and a former officer have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges including extortion, dealing … Read More

Oakland police use Twitter to fight crime, tweet by tweet – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleWhen Oakland police Capt. Anthony Toribio heard the details of Sunday’s shooting at a McDonald’s on Telegraph Avenue, the veteran officer did something he wouldn’t have considered just … Read More

Police hunt for 3 North Oakland robbers – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle(02-26) 21:28 PST SAN FRANCISCO — Oakland police are looking for three men suspected in five robberies in three North Oakland business districts. The robberies, which police say … Read More

Bulls unlikely to land Granger – Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Daily HeraldThe Bulls are prepared to sign a player for the remainder of the season in the next week. The question is whether they can reach an agreement with … Read More

Owner Mark Davis: Oakland is on its ‘last chance’ to keep Raiders – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.com“We are very enthusiastic about the opportunity… to develop this unique property, which we expect will become a transformational and vital urban, residential sports and entertainment center for [Oakland],” Colony … Read More

Senator Calls For Total Ban of ‘Dangerous’ Bitcoin – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comSen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va, has written to federal regulators urging them to totally ban Bitcoin, the “cryptocurrency” that has so excited the financial and tech world over the last year. … Read More

IBM seeks mobile apps for Watson – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleIBM Corp. is encouraging software developers to build applications on its artificial-intelligence system Watson, looking to data analytics to help reverse falling revenue. IBM will host a mobile … Read More

A’s Josh Reddick makes unbelievable catch in spring training – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

A’s Josh Reddick makes unbelievable catch in spring trainingSan Francisco Chronicle (blog)Josh Reddick, a Gold Glove winner in 2012, is known for his amazing work in the field but in … Read More

Second part of Mark Davis 1 on 1: City of Oakland’s “last chance” – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Second part of Mark Davis 1 on 1: City of Oakland’s “last chance”San Francisco Chronicle (blog)Davis: The mayor of Concord took us out and showed us a 5,000-acre site, and … Read More

Philip Seymour Hoffman prize springs from libel settlement – CBC.ca

CBC.caA close friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman is establishing a new theatre prize in memory of the late actor, funded by a legal settlement with The National Enquirer. David Katz … Read More

National Enquirer apologizes over Philip Seymour Hoffman ‘gay lover’ story – CNN

CNN(CNN) — The media got it wrong when it came to reporting about actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, the late Oscar winner’s friend said Wednesday in an exclusive broadcast interview … Read More

Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby enters mayor’s race – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleOthers in the fray include City Councilwoman Libby Schaaf, political communications Professor Joe Tuman, Port Commissioner Bryan Parker and Quan’s friend and former police adviser, Dan Siegel. “I … Read More

Rain and snow coming, but won’t snap drought – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleBrian Martinez, who works at MountainWest, a ski shop in San Francisco, said the drought had taken a toll on rentals and purchases. “Our business ebbs and flows … Read More