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Daly City police shot and wounded a man while responding to a domestic violence call Monday afternoon, authorities said. The incident, which occurred around 12:45 p.m. on the 800 block of Campus Drive near St. Francis Boulevard just off Highway 1, began when police received reports of a man, possibly armed with a knife, chasing a woman in the area, said Sgt. Edward Green, a police spokesman. Around 2:30 p.m., police cars remained in front of an apartment building on St. Francis Boulevard and the area was cordoned off with police tape, but officials remained tight-lipped about what happened. A police spokesman confirmed the shooting had taken place, but declined to release further details and said a press release on the incident would be forthcoming shortly.
Author: By Jenna Lyons and Kale Williams
Posted: February 8, 2016, 10:46 pm
ANKARA, Turkey — As tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence massed at Turkey’s border, Turkish and German leaders pledged Monday to redouble diplomatic efforts to end the fighting around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo and prevent more refugees making their way into Europe. The border crossing remained closed for a fourth day on Monday, and aid groups continued to provide assistance to the Syrians massed at a refugee camp nearby. Added Merkel: We have been, in the past few days, not just appalled but horrified by what has been caused in the way of human suffering for tens of thousands of people by bombing — primarily from the Russian side. Hussein Bakri, an official in the interim government set up by the Syrian opposition, said more than 70,000 people had been displaced from Aleppo and urged the international community to “shoulder the responsibility of protecting the Syrian people by stopping the Russian bombing.” [...] Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said after a Cabinet meeting on Monday that Turkey’s priority is to keep the fleeing Syrians within the borders of their country “and provide them with assistance there.” The deepening humanitarian crisis in Syria was further highlighted by a U.N. report on Monday that said thousands of detainees held by the Syrian government have been executed, beaten to death or otherwise left to die on a scale that amounts to “extermination” under international law.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: February 8, 2016, 10:13 pm
According to Shoigu, who spoke at a meeting with the top military brass, the war games would include redeployment of air force units to advance air bases and bombing runs at shooting ranges. Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said in a statement that up to 8,500 troops, 900 ground weapons, 200 warplanes and about 50 warships will be involved in the drills. Even though a drop in global oil prices has drained the government’s coffers and helped drive the economy into recession, the Kremlin has continued to spend big on the military, funding the purchase of hundreds of new aircraft, tanks and missiles. Russia has demonstrated its resurgent military might with its air campaign in Syria, which helped President Bashar Assad’s military win a series of victories in recent weeks.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: February 8, 2016, 9:54 pm
CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is facing criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open a housing project in a Cairo suburb, where he preached austerity. El-Sissi, who as military chief led the overthrow of an elected Islamist leader in 2013, has staked his legitimacy on reviving the economy after years of unrest, including by trimming costly state subsidies, a theme he touched upon at Saturday’s event. “It gives a kind of joy and assurance to the Egyptian citizen that our people and our land and our armed forces are always capable of organizing anything in a proper manner,” el-Ahwagy told prominent TV talk show host Amr Adeeb. On Monday, hundreds of soccer fans nevertheless held a rally inside a Cairo park to commemorate the deaths of 22 people killed in clashes last year between the police and fans of the Zamalek football club.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: February 8, 2016, 9:50 pm
Bill Romanowski, former NFL linebacker and all-around doer of dumb things, had some thoughts on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s sullen and short-lived post-game media appearance after Super Bowl 50, and he took them to Twitter, where many denounced his since-deleted tweet as racist. Newton appeared only briefly after the game to take questions from throng of eager reporters, muttering only short answers before abruptly absconding from the press corps. Newton’s brash style and flamboyant celebrations have made him a lightning rod for criticism throughout the Panthers’ franchise-best 15-1 regular season. Beyond the racist connotations of the word “boy,” Romanowski’s assertion that Newton “will never last a minute in the NFL” seems odd given that he had just played, albeit poorly, in the Super Bowl and was named the Most Valuable Player of the regular season. In a Feb. 3 video interview posted by Bleacher Report, Romanowski, who played for the Raiders, 49ers, Eagles and Broncos over the course of his 16-year career, was asked who’d he rather hit if given the chance, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning or Newton.
Author: By Kale Williams
Posted: February 8, 2016, 9:41 pm

Bay Area News

A malfunction in BART’s central computer system caused delays of 10 to 15 minutes Monday afternoon. When the computers malfunction, he said, the system goes into a “safe mode” until technicians can resolve the issue. Following the snafu, digital signage on platforms with train arrival times may not be accurate, officials said.
Author: By Kimberly Veklerov
Posted: February 8, 2016, 10:43 pm
Bill Romanowski, former NFL linebacker and all-around doer of dumb things, had some thoughts on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s sullen and short-lived post-game media appearance after Super Bowl 50, and he took them to Twitter, where many denounced his since-deleted tweet as racist. Newton appeared only briefly after the game to take questions from throng of eager reporters, muttering only short answers before abruptly absconding from the press corps. Newton’s brash style and flamboyant celebrations have made him a lightning rod for criticism throughout the Panthers’ franchise-best 15-1 regular season. Beyond the racist connotations of the word “boy,” Romanowski’s assertion that Newton “will never last a minute in the NFL” seems odd given that he had just played, albeit poorly, in the Super Bowl and was named the Most Valuable Player of the regular season. In a Feb. 3 video interview posted by Bleacher Report, Romanowski, who played for the Raiders, 49ers, Eagles and Broncos over the course of his 16-year career, was asked who’d he rather hit if given the chance, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning or Newton.
Author: By Kale Williams
Posted: February 8, 2016, 9:41 pm
Nuns who help needy face eviction in S.F.’s Tenderloin In a dingy little Tenderloin kitchen, two French-speaking nuns have devoted the past eight years to feeding the homeless, with their only income being what they eke out from selling handmade pastries at farmers markets. The sisters of the Fraternite Notre Dame Mary of Nazareth Soup Kitchen sleep in a tiny room in the back and do nothing but sell their baked goods and feed the needy. The nuns are in danger of becoming as homeless as the downtrodden folks they help — the landlord is evicting them. “This is just crazy — I can’t believe it,” said Douglas Fennell, 60, who was waiting in line Monday with about 30 people for a lunch of sausage, mixed salad and cherry-topped cake. Maybe someone is just trying to drive us homeless people away. The nuns’ soup kitchen at 54 Turk St. has gained a reputation as having some of the best charity food in San Francisco, but for Fennell the attraction runs deeper. Homeless people often have no affection, and here we can say hello and give them some good food. The Fraternite Notre Dame religious order that the nuns belong to was founded in France in 1977, according to its website, “to help most destitute people and those who suffer.” Since founding their soup kitchen in one of the scruffiest stretches of the poorest neighborhood in town, the sisters have expanded to feeding lunch to 300 people three times a week, and dinner to 500 people twice a week. “Here we have this insurmountable homeless problem in San Francisco, and now the people who are trying to help solve it are facing trouble,” Pappas said. Ever since the recession forced many nonprofits to downsize, Pappas’ organization has convened quarterly meetings of what it calls the San Francisco Faith-Based CEO Roundtable, consisting of a dozen leading nonprofits including Episcopal Community Services and Glide Memorial United Methodist Church. Several nonprofits, including Catholic Charities, have had to downsize staffs and move to cheaper, smaller facilities as the tech boom reversed the recession locally but also shot real estate prices through the roof, Pappas said. [...] as for the nuns — all they want to do is be faithful to what they’ve been called to, and it’s tragic that they may now wind up homeless like they people they serve. Sister Mary Valerie, another Fraternite Notre Dame nun, flew out last month from Chicago to help her sisters fight the eviction.
Author: By Kevin Fagan
Posted: February 8, 2016, 9:22 pm

Fighter jets intercept 4 planes in Super Bowl no-fly zone A fourth plane has been added to the list of errant aircraft that violated air space restrictions over the Super Bowl in Santa Clara, one more than was reported Sunday, federal aviation officials said Monday. The four aircraft all flew into restricted areas in the “outer ring” of the closed-off zone, which was between 10 and 32 miles from Levi’s Stadium, said Ian Gregor, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Author: By Kale Williams
Posted: February 8, 2016, 8:46 pm
Two sets of bones found off Highway 20 near Willits nearly 37 years ago have been identified as the slain remains of a pair of teenage girls missing from Forestville since 1978, Mendocino County sheriff’s officials said. For nearly four decades, the two cold cases — the missing girls and the discovered bones — remained unsolved and unconnected, waiting for technological advances to correct the mistaken belief that the bones were those of a male and a female. The identification capped a long and tangled investigation into the bones, which included two exhumations for DNA analysis. The remains were sent to a forensic pathologist and an anthropologist. “For some reason, and I don’t know why, in 1980, the remains were classified as a found male and a found female,” Allman said. The remains were exhumed for DNA again in 2011 as the British Broadcasting Corp. and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children investigated the cold case. [...] two months ago, the DNA was positively linked to Kerry and Francine, Allman said. The girls’ relatives said the identification brought a fresh round of grief — and hope that those responsible would be found.
Author: By Jill Tucker
Posted: February 8, 2016, 8:08 pm


A 1928 creation for the Ballets Russes, Balanchine’s first collaboration with composer Igor Stravinsky ballet broke ground with stripped-down clarity and radical inventiveness; it still dares choreographers to pare the fuss from their work and see what it’s really made of. With his tousled blond waves and boyish looks, Christian Squires seemed direct from central casting as the titular god; he beautifully executed the role’s light jumps and beaten steps as well as its angular overextensions. Choreographed in 2011 by former Diablo ballerina Tina Kay Bohnstedt, it’s set to a reorchestration of Frank Sinatra’s signature song, played onstage by cellist Janet Witharm and pianist Aileen Chanco. Muddy and maudlin, the work never establishes which way either man has decided to do things, but the dancers’ clear technique, particularly Tilton’s refined upper body, rescue the piece from itself. Jackie McConnell and Aiden DeYoung joined the full company for “Milieu,” created for Arizona’s Novaballet in 2009 by Robert Dekkers, before he became Diablo’s resident choreographer; Daniel Berkman played the commissioned electronic and vocal score live. In writhing movement, metallic-orange Lycra leotards and leggings, and murky side lighting (lighting throughout was finely staged by Jack Carpenter), the piece conjures the Age of Aquarius perhaps more than is intended.
Author: By Claudia Bauer
Posted: February 8, 2016, 9:51 pm
Longtime admirers of Randee Paufve know that the Bay Area choreographer boasts few local rivals when it comes to fashioning solos of impeccable technique and emotional resonance. “Strangers Become Flowers” has been two years in preparation, and a substantial portion has derived from improvisatory material based on the dancers’ own life experience. Paufve packs a lot of action into the piece, seamlessly effecting transitions as dancers enter and depart through the curtain that surrounds the performance space. Paufve’s polyglot style admits rolling floor work, unusual lifts (never, fortunately, overworked) and even the stretched limbs and slicing arms of martial arts. [...] Rogelio Lopez makes his first entry with the combative body language of a samurai warrior. Paufve ruptures an exchange as the performers freeze in a unison formation, sometimes with a bent knee, or the group jogs around the space. A wayward arm, a roll on the floor, twitchy hand gestures all spell evasion. [...] there’s the recorded musical accompaniment.
Author: By Allan Ulrich
Posted: February 8, 2016, 9:44 pm
After its 1782 premiere at the Imperial Court in St. Petersburg, Russia, “Barber” was such an international smash that Mozart tried to capitalize by writing a sequel, “The Marriage of Figaro,” and then Rossini wrote his own opera on the same material. The original piece does still live on in libraries and the occasional revival, and on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 7, the enterprising folks at the West Edge Opera brought it out for an attractive and altogether ingratiating concert performance, the first of two. The vocal writing is sprightly and tuneful, the comic pacing deft, and the emotional undercurrent affecting without disrupting the general air of conventionality. In other words, it’s a fine representative of the comic style as practiced at the end of the 18th century by composers with plenty of talent and technique but none of the transformative genius of Mozart or Rossini. The company’s second annual spring season of little-known repertoire, dubbed “Opera Medium Rare,” is devoted to what the organizers are calling doppelgangers — familiar material in unfamiliar guise. The plot, based on Beaumarchais’ play, is the same, and even the placement of some of the key musical moments — Almaviva’s Act 1 serenade, the comic ensemble in Act 2 in which Don Basilio keeps resisting everyone’s attempts to get him out of the house — remain in place. Sunday’s performance in the Lisser Theater of Mills College was a bare-bones affair, with Music Director Jonathan Khuner leading an ensemble of three instrumentalists from the keyboard, and supertitles doing the work of scenery and staging. In a series of elegant showpieces, including a broadly lyrical aria to end Act 1 and a sumptuous number for her phony music lesson in Act 2, Duchovnay brought tonal purity and shapely phrasing to the role.
Author: By Joshua Kosman
Posted: February 8, 2016, 7:12 pm
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Business and Technology News

Verizon Communications Inc. has given Tim Armstrong, chief executive officer of its AOL unit, a leading role in exploring a possible bid for Yahoo Inc. assets, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The largest U.S. phone carrier hasn’t hired bankers to conduct an offer, and there have been no formal talks, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because Verizon’s plans haven’t been made public. Verizon is looking to make its go90 streaming video service a source of new sales and profit. Yahoo, with more than 1 billion people using its e-mail, finance, sports and video sites, represents a prized asset to combine with AOL’s 2 million users and Verizon’s more than 112 million wireless subscribers. Armstrong’s outreach picks up on conversations he had in 2014 with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer at the Allen & Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, according to another person familiar with the situation. For the better part of a decade, Yahoo has struggled through leadership changes, failures to gain a foothold in rising trends like mobile, an inability to dispose of valuable stakes in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Yahoo Japan Corp. without heavy tax costs, and now faces calls for an outright sale by activist shareholder Starboard Value LP.
Author: By Scott Moritz and Brian Womack
Posted: February 8, 2016, 10:44 pm
The federal Unlawful Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, which prohibited financial transactions for online gambling, exempted fantasy sports games that meet certain criteria on the theory that they are predominantly games of skill. [...] not all sites are reporting income and entry fees on this form the same way, or in the way set forth in an IRS private letter ruling. In fantasy sports, players draft imaginary teams of real-life athletes and earn points based on each athlete’s performance in actual games. The Internet has turned fantasy sports — which started as friendly competition among friends or co-workers — into a billion-dollar business. The IRS has not issued formal guidance for fantasy sports, but it did issue a private letter ruling in 2005 to an operator of online games of skill. Under the net method, the operator subtracts from gross winnings the entry fees paid for winning contests only. Under the cumulative net method, the operator subtracts from gross winnings all entry fees paid during the year, from games both won and lost. [...] private letter rulings “are only legally binding for the taxpayer who requested it,” said Donald Zidik, a director with Marcum LLP. [...] assuming they are playing fantasy sports as a hobby and not a business, “it would be reasonable” to treat their winnings and entry fees as hobby income and expenses, said David Baldwin, a Phoenix CPA who wrote an article in the Journal of Accountancy on this subject with Zidik. If they followed the private letter ruling, players would report, on Line 21 of Form 1040, their winnings minus entry fees for winning games only. If they itemize deductions, they could deduct entry fees from losing games — along with related expenses, such as subscriptions to fantasy-sports publications. Most people get no benefit from these miscellaneous deductions because they are added up and only the amount that exceeds 2 percent of adjusted gross income is actually deductible. If they want to follow the private letter ruling, they could ask the site to issue a corrected Form 1099, using the net method. If they still want to follow the private letter ruling, they would make adjustments to Line 21 and Schedule A to conform to the net method, Baldwin said.
Author: By Kathleen Pender
Posted: February 8, 2016, 10:20 pm

Apple CEO Tim Cook was apparently so excited about being on the field at Super Bowl 50 he tweeted a super blurry photo of the Bronco's celebration Sunday night. In light of Apple's ubiquitous "Shoot with iPhone 6" ad campaign, the photo was prime for immediate mocking.

Author: Chris Preovolos
Posted: February 8, 2016, 5:20 pm
Best cameras for enthusiasts Cnet rating: 4 stars out of 5 The Lumix produces excellent photos and video; it has an expansive feature set to satisfy snapshooters and enthusiasts; it offers a lot of direct access to important settings and has a fantastic electronic viewfinder. The plastic body and large lens makes it feel a bit off-balance. Controls and shooting options might be intimidating. The bottom line: With excellent photo and video quality and a deep feature set, it is the perfect mix if you want DSLR-like controls and better than point-and-shoot performance with the convenience of a single fixed lens. The bottom line: With really good photo and video quality, a great set of features and generally class-leading performance, the Panasonic is probably one of our favorite compact cameras ever. The camera tends to clip bright highlights more than we typically see, and the slippery body lacks a grip. [...] the lack of a manually triggered macro mode might put off some fans of close-up photography. The bottom line: The Sony’s looks, speed, flexibility and photo quality make it a great choice for enthusiasts who can afford the price. The redesigned grip may not be comfortable for people with large hands, and Nikon really needs to update its Wi-Fi app. The bottom line: Lightweight and compact with everything the family photographer needs, the Nikon maintains its position as a great general-purpose DSLR. For more reviews of personal technology products, visit
Author: Cnet
Posted: February 7, 2016, 4:19 am
Fuerst is one of many transplants lured to Colorado by the state’s reputation as a place where beer drinkers spend hours on breweries’ sunny patios trying every imaginable twist on beer, often with dogs and kids in tow, a state whose governor is a former craft beer magnate who had an array of taps installed at the governor’s mansion. Fuerst worries that InBev could use its distribution leverage and buying power to squeeze other craft beers out of liquor store shelves, discount its own craft beer line and buy up raw materials after its purchase last month of Breckenridge Brewery, which was part of the first wave of craft breweries to open in Colorado in the 1990s. The purchase sent tremors through Colorado’s thriving community of homebrewers and beer purists, who join beer lovers around the country dreading increasing corporate consolidation in the industry. Eric Wallace, the co-founder of Left Hand Brewing, which, like Breckenridge, has spread far beyond Colorado since it opened 22 years ago, said he can’t understand how a brewery that worked to bring back flavorful beer to the “scorched earth” left by mega brewers can turn around and join one. Sitting in the tasting room of Breckenridge’s new $36 million riverside brewery complex in Denver, which includes a farmhouse-style restaurant and a large patio where customers sometimes arrive by inner tube or bike, Breckenridge president Todd Usry said he once shared worries about corporate craft brewing. Andy Romero, 36, of Denver, who traveled across town recently to pick up some more of Renegade Brewing Co.’s limited supply of imperial milk stout made with peanut butter cups in refillable glass containers, said he likes to support mom-and-pop operations, but he’s not too worried about the Breckenridge sale. [...] Michelle Massure, 31, a former Colorado resident who likes to visit her favorite breweries on trips from Houston, was horrified at the thought of a big brewer taking over the Strange Craft Beer Co., where she enjoyed a tulip glass of a cherry wheat ale that she said tasted just like cherry pie filling. Ten small sampler glasses of beer were lined up between her and some friends on a wooden table at the tiny brewery tucked into an industrial strip mall next to Interstate 25.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: February 6, 2016, 10:59 pm

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Dusty Baker documentary: from childhood to the Giants to beyond Dusty Baker was front and center for the two most talked-about home run chases in history, Hank Aaron’s and Barry Bonds’, and had an impact on both as Aaron’s teammate in Atlanta and Bonds’ manager in San Francisco. “The year I broke the Babe’s record was a very lonely year for me,” said Aaron, who dealt with racism and death threats on the way to breaking Babe Ruth’s record on April 8, 1974, in Atlanta. The MLB Network is premiering a Dusty Baker documentary Tuesday - “Dusty: A Baseball Journey” - which touches on his childhood from Riverside to Sacramento, his playing and managing careers and the impact of his relationships with his father, Johnnie Baker Sr., and Aaron. “I could’ve been the first one to the plate, but I kind of sat back,” Baker said. “He’s meant everything to me in my baseball career,” Baker said of Aaron, who had promised Baker’s mother, Christine, to watch out for her son after Dusty was drafted by the Braves as a teenager and signed despite objections from his father, who wanted him to go to college. The documentary comes out on the eve of spring training, where Baker will begin managing his fourth team, the Washington Nationals, and seek his first World Series title. The Nationals, who used to be the Expos, never won a championship. Aaron was a mentor to Baker and Ralph Garr, who used to follow the superstar around and often hung out in Aaron’s hotel room. “Eddie comes into Hank’s room and says, ‘Hey, man, you seen those two little bastards?’ ” Baker said. Rock and blues legend Elvin Bishop, a long-time friend of Baker, was performing on the Virgin island of St. Thomas when the Giants were playing Game 6 of the 2002 World Series in Anaheim. Every couple innings, I’d give someone in the band a long solo, and I’d run around back and check on the score. [...] their 10 years together on the Giants covered a World Series, four playoff appearances, three MVPs and a little bit of a steroid scandal. Bonds passed Aaron five years after Baker’s final season with the Giants. Baker tells a good Al Rosen story, dating to Baker’s days as batting coach and Rosen’s as general manager: Mitchell began hitting cleanup regularly late in the 1988 season and was the National League MVP in 1989, hitting 47 home runs. There’s only one way to play baseball, you play it correctly. There’s a time to bunt, and there’s a time to go for the three-run homer. John Shea is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.
Author: By John Shea
Posted: February 8, 2016, 8:30 pm

Miller, the 10th defensive MVP in Super Bowl history, joked that he hoped the team plane would do back flips on the flight home. The NFL’s top-ranked defense piled up seven sacks and forced four turnovers. A day after earning 48 of a possible 50 votes for NFL MVP, Carolina quarterback Cam Newton labored through his worst performance in recent memory. The Broncos finished No. 1 in the NFL in total defense (283.1 yards), pass defense (199.6) and sacks (52), No. 3 against the run (83.6), No. 4 in scoring (18.5) and No. 3 in defensive touchdowns (5). A day before the Broncos overwhelmed the NFL’s highest-scoring offense, ESPN’s John Clayton ranked them the No. 6 defense all-time. “The game is the way it is because of the players that have come before us,” said Miller, who recorded 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two quarterback hits, five hurries and a pass defended Sunday. The Broncos’ prospective free agents include Miller, defensive end Malik Jackson, safety David Bruton Jr., linebacker Danny Trevathan and running back Ronnie Hillman. The 26-year-old Miller, who had a base salary of over $9.7 million in 2015, reportedly harbors designs on becoming the highest paid defensive player in football.

Author: By Connor Letourneau
Posted: February 8, 2016, 8:15 pm
How 49ers could follow Broncos’ blueprint The NFL is a copycat league and the 49ers are in position to mimic the Super Bowl champions. History shows there’s wisdom in that approach, but the Broncos showed there’s more than one way to win at title. Of Denver’s 22 starters in its 24-10 win over the Panthers in Super Bowl 50, 11 were acquired via free agency, 10 were homegrown and one was acquired in a trade. Denver won the championship thanks to its suffocating defense and the title came with a significant cost. Since 2014, they have signed four defensive starters in free agency and shelled out $37.25 million in fully guaranteed money at signing for that quartet (per outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware ($16.5 million guaranteed), cornerback Aqib Talib ($11.5 million) and safeties T.J. Ward ($7 million) and Darian Stewart ($2.25 million). The signings allowed the Broncos to morph from an offensive-reliant team led by Peyton Manning, another big-money free agent, into a defensive-dominated group that carried Manning. The Broncos went 15-4 despite middling quarterback play: Manning and Brock Osweiler combined to throw 21 touchdowns, 24 interceptions and post a 76.2 passer rating. The 49ers have used their past three first-round picks on defensive players; the Broncos have used their first pick in the past five drafts on defensive players. [...] the 49ers could desperately use an elite pass-rusher (someone like Ware) and a clear No. 1 cornerback (someone like Talib). [...] as it happens, they have the third-most salary cap space in the NFL, which could be used to cross some of those needs off their offseason shopping list. Last month, CEO Jed York noted the 49ers, who also have 12 draft picks, wouldn’t “spend money to spend money,” but said Baalke also had the green light to empty the salary cap account. Trent and his staff know that if they need to spend the entire (salary cap) room, they can do it. If they need to roll it over, they can do it and we will do what it takes to get back to a championship level.
Author: By Eric Branch
Posted: February 8, 2016, 8:12 pm
The Giants are adding another statue celebrating their pantheon of Hall of Famers. The club announced Monday that on Aug. 13 it will unveil a statue of pitcher Gaylord Perry, who won 134 games for the Giants to start a 22-year major-league career that resulted in his 1991 Hall of Fame induction. The guess here is the statue will not include a water feature.
Author: By Henry Schulman
Posted: February 8, 2016, 6:53 pm
The second-year defensive end from Missouri had three sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in his team’s 24-10 Super Bowl loss. Ealy became the first player in Super Bowl history to record multiple sacks and an interception in the same game. The Panthers’ head coach said it came down to which team took advantage of its opportunities. Tolbert recovered his first-quarter fumble. In the second quarter, however, he couldn’t get the ball back after Denver safety Darian Stewart stripped him at the Broncos’ 40. “As an offense, we can’t do certain things,” said Tolbert, who finished with 18 yards on five carries. Carolina was without one of its top receivers down the stretch Sunday. “We’ve played with guys who’ve had to step up throughout the year,” Carolina offensive coordinator Mike Shula said. When he headed to the locker room, Brown was the Panthers’ leading receiver, with four catches for 80 yards. The play on which he was injured, a 42-yard catch on 3rd-and-8 from Carolina’s 20, stood as one of his team’s highlights.
Author: Chronicle Staff Report
Posted: February 8, 2016, 7:11 am
Things to do in San Francisco
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WELCOME to The Taxi Drivers Guide To San Francisco .com a tool and soon to be published travel guide to the city by the bay. I have been a San Francisco taxicab driver for the past 24 years and would like to share my experiences, travel tips and things to do in San Francisco. The goal of this website is to save the reader time, and money and make their visit memorable and safe.

Things to do in San Francisco I recommend as a taxidriver are as follows:     Alcatraz Island   the most famous fomer Federal Prison in history:  This prison housed Al  CoponeMachine Gun Kelley, and the “Bird Man of Alcatraz“.   Haight Ashbury the ground zero area for the start of the 1960’s counterculture movement .   The area now known as The Haight was where Charles Manson recruited his followers.  The 1960’s greats such as Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jefferson Starship and many others formed in this historical area of San Francisco.    The Golden Gate BridgeGolden Gate Park and the Painted Ladies are a must see.   The cable car system in San Francisco is affordable, safe, and fun video yourself and send a picture home to your friends and stop off in Chinatown for some great Asian Food.

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