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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Kauai County hires Honolulu firm for defense – San Francisco Chronicle

Kauai County hires Honolulu firm for defenseSan Francisco ChronicleHONOLULU (AP) — Kauai County says it’s hired a Honolulu law firm to defend it against a lawsuit challenging a new law…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

DNA could tell story of Seattle mammoth tusk – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleSEATTLE (AP) — The fossilized mammoth tusk discovered at a Seattle construction site will reveal its age, gender and life story, but probably not for another year, because…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…