Nearly 10K Riders Used VTA To Get To, From Super Bowl 50
Bay Area

Nearly 10K Riders Used VTA To Get To, From Super Bowl 50

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority delivered nearly 10,000 Super Bowl fans to and from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday, according to VTA…

Saturday Marks BART’S Busiest Weekend Day Ever
Bay Area

Saturday Marks BART’S Busiest Weekend Day Ever

BART ridership hit a new record high on Saturday and is expected to spike again today, the transit agency said. Marking the busiest weekend day…

Heightened Security Present On Transit Systems For Super Bowl Week
Bay Area

Heightened Security Present On Transit Systems For Super Bowl Week

The Transportation Security Administration is providing extra resources to local law enforcement on all Bay Area transit systems starting today and through the Monday after…

Drones Prohibited Over Super Bowl Airspace
Bay Area

Drones Prohibited Over Super Bowl Airspace

With the long-awaited Super Bowl 50 fast approaching, the Federal Aviation Administration is reminding Bay Area residents not to try to get a drone’s-eye view…

Denver Broncos Player Questioned In Prostitution Sting
Bay Area

Denver Broncos Player Questioned In Prostitution Sting

A Denver Broncos practice squad safety was sent back to Denver after he was questioned in a Santa Clara County sheriff’s prostitution sting near Mineta…

Supervisors Call For City To Seek Reimbursement For Super Bowl Costs
Bay Area

Supervisors Call For City To Seek Reimbursement For Super Bowl Costs

Criticism of San Francisco’s planned Super Bowl celebrations continued to mount today as several supervisors issued a call for the city to seek restitution for…

Variety Of Events Today To Commemorate MLK
Bay Area

Variety Of Events Today To Commemorate MLK

A variety of free events will be held today in the Bay Area to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Caltrain’s inaugural…

Science Enthusiasts To Descend On AT&T Park For Discovery Day
Bay Area

Science Enthusiasts To Descend On AT&T Park For Discovery Day

Science experts, novices and enthusiasts will come together Saturday in San Francisco when the fifth annual Bay Area Science Festival culminates with its last and…

President Obama To Attend Political Fundraiser, Kanye West Concert At Warfield Theater October 10
Bay Area

President Obama To Attend Political Fundraiser, Kanye West Concert At Warfield Theater October 10

On October 10, President Barack Obama is scheduled to appear at a Democratic National Committee fundraising concert featuring a musical performance by Kanye West at…

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Descends On Golden Gate Park For 15th Year
Bay Area

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Descends On Golden Gate Park For 15th Year

With seven stages and over 100 musical acts, San Francisco’s admission-free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival will again take over Golden Gate Park this weekend for…

Man Who Stormed Outside Lands Gates Carrying Wrong ID Misidentified By Police
Bay Area

Man Who Stormed Outside Lands Gates Carrying Wrong ID Misidentified By Police

San Francisco police misidentified a man who allegedly stormed the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival gates and knocked a police officer unconscious Sunday because…

Officer Injured While Attempting To Stop Man From Entering Outside Lands Without Admission
Bay Area

Officer Injured While Attempting To Stop Man From Entering Outside Lands Without Admission

A San Francisco police officer lost consciousness when he hit his head attempting to stop a man from entering the Outside Lands music festival without…

Outside Lands 2015 Day 3: The Big Got No Chill

Be sure to check out our day one and day two coverage of Outside Lands 2015 right here on SF Appeal! The event staff near…

Outside Lands 2015 Day 2: Edgy, Gritty, Dark, Goth, Psychedelic

"edgy, gritty, dark, goth, psychedelic." – Someone on this bus must be thinking of rebooting Small Wonder for television. #outsidelands — SFAppealOutsideLands (@SFAppealOL) August 8,…

Outside Lands 2015 Day 1: Positive Vibes Only

It’s that time of year to hold your wine glass up and wave it in the air as you talk into your phone as you…

Kim Kardashian Speaking Tonight at Castro Theater About Commodification Of Women
Culture

Kim Kardashian Speaking Tonight at Castro Theater About Commodification Of Women

The name ‘Kardashian’ has become synonymous with ‘kneejerk lazy critique of society and media’ from vape pen smoking marks around the world who still have…

WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins Predicted Golden State Warriors Victory in Cleveland on Monday
Culture

WWE Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins Predicted Golden State Warriors Victory in Cleveland on Monday

The buzz and excitement of the Golden State Warriors’ first victory in forty years is still fresh in the air, and on the morning of…

SF Hangs Out In The Streets For Park(ing) Day
Culture

SF Hangs Out In The Streets For Park(ing) Day

Metered parking spaces around San Francisco, and in cities around the world, were temporarily transformed into public parks and art installations today in observance of…

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 3: Are We Human Or Are We Dancer?
Culture

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 3: Are We Human Or Are We Dancer?

All photos by April Siese See our day one coverage here, day two here. Holy shit, people actually go to music festivals for fun. The…

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 2: A Study In Contrasts
Culture

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 2: A Study In Contrasts

All photos: April Siese We got one more day left in us at Outside Lands 2014! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @SFAppealOL for…

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 1: “I’m Kanye and I can do whatever the f*ck I want”
Culture

(Slideshow) Outside Lands 2014 Day 1: “I’m Kanye and I can do whatever the f*ck I want”

All photos: April Siese Be sure to follow the San Francisco Appeal live at Outside Lands on Twitter @SFAppealOL as we’ll be tweeting from the…

Annual AIDS Walk To Close Golden Gate Park Entrances Sunday

The annual AIDS Walk will take place this Sunday in Golden Gate Park, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said in a statement. The 6.2…

Meet The SF Zoo’s Visiting Wolverines This Weekend
Culture

Meet The SF Zoo’s Visiting Wolverines This Weekend

The San Francisco Zoo is welcoming two new wolverines to its collection of animals with a family-friendly weekend of events this Saturday and Sunday. The…

Pyrotechnician Promises Spectacular Fourth Of July Fireworks Show At Pier 39
Events

Pyrotechnician Promises Spectacular Fourth Of July Fireworks Show At Pier 39

In preparation for a massive Fourth of July fireworks display at San Francisco’s Pier 39 Friday night, crews today are busy setting up for the…

San Francisco’s Ready For A Packed Weekend Of LGBTQ Pride
Culture

San Francisco’s Ready For A Packed Weekend Of LGBTQ Pride

Pride Weekend is gearing up to be a packed two days with some events starting today to celebrate the LGBT community in the Bay Area…

World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Kicks Off Friday
Bay Area

World’s Ugliest Dog Contest Kicks Off Friday

The 75th Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma that starts today promises pig races and smiling faces, ugly dogs and corn dogs and “Two Tickets to Paradise.”…

SF Giants Season Ticket Holders To Get First Crack At Beyonce/Jay Z Tickets For AT&T Park Show
Culture

SF Giants Season Ticket Holders To Get First Crack At Beyonce/Jay Z Tickets For AT&T Park Show

Beyonce and Jay Z announced today that they will perform at San Francisco’s AT&T Park this August as part of the couple’s “On the Run”…

Festivals, Special Events Planned To Celebrate Earth Day Tuesday
Bay Area

Festivals, Special Events Planned To Celebrate Earth Day Tuesday

Residents throughout the Bay Area can celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday at a variety of festivals and special events. Alcatraz Cruises is hosting free Earth…

SFPD Is Poised To Bust Golden Gate Park Pot Smokers On 4/20
Crime

SFPD Is Poised To Bust Golden Gate Park Pot Smokers On 4/20

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr and city Supervisor London Breed today announced a crackdown on misbehavior during unofficial celebrations at Golden Gate Park Sunday…

Fundraiser Sends, 49er, Senator, And Lou Seal Off The Top Of SF Skyscraper
City Hall

Fundraiser Sends, 49er, Senator, And Lou Seal Off The Top Of SF Skyscraper

A state senator, a San Francisco supervisor, a former 49ers football player—even the Giants mascot Lou Seal—jumped off a downtown hotel building this afternoon as…

Appealing Events: K.Flay at Bottom of the Hill
Culture

Appealing Events: K.Flay at Bottom of the Hill

March has so far been a great month for either getting introspective or getting down, especially at Bottom of the Hill. The Potrero Hill venue…

Meet SF’s Landscaping Goats This Weekend
Culture

Meet SF’s Landscaping Goats This Weekend

A herd of goats responsible for some of San Francisco’s trickiest landscaping jobs will be available for the public to meet at an open house…

Sunday Streets Returns This Weekend, First Stop: The Embarcadero
Events

Sunday Streets Returns This Weekend, First Stop: The Embarcadero

The Sunday Streets block party will be back in San Francisco starting this weekend, with the fun kicking off along the Embarcadero. The first event…

Big Stars To Descend On Davies Hall For UCSF Benefit

San Francisco will get a generous dose of Hollywood-style glitz and glamour on Monday when several movie stars and internationally-known entertainers perform at a special…

Big Bash Thursday Night To Celebrate One Year Of Bay Bridge Light Show, New Push To Keep It Going To 2026
Events

Big Bash Thursday Night To Celebrate One Year Of Bay Bridge Light Show, New Push To Keep It Going To 2026

One year after the “Bay Lights” art installation first lit up the western span of the Bay Bridge, a celebration will be held Thursday night…

Japanese-Americans Reflect On Their Time In California’s Internment Camps
Bay Area

Japanese-Americans Reflect On Their Time In California’s Internment Camps

Japanese-Americans who were placed in internment camps in California shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor spoke about their experiences publicly Thursday in San Francisco’s…

Hundreds Of Thousands Expected To Attend Chinese New Year Festival, Parade
Culture

Hundreds Of Thousands Expected To Attend Chinese New Year Festival, Parade

San Francisco’s two-week celebration of the Year of the Horse culminates this weekend with the Chinese New Year Parade on Saturday evening and the Chinatown…

One Billion Rising Events Call For End Of Violence Against Women
City Hall

One Billion Rising Events Call For End Of Violence Against Women

Thousands of participants are joining together in the Bay Area today to call for the end of domestic violence against women and girls as part…

Valentine’s Day Takes Over The Weekend, Between Pillow Fight, Mass Weddings, Pantless Run, And More
Bay Area

Valentine’s Day Takes Over The Weekend, Between Pillow Fight, Mass Weddings, Pantless Run, And More

Many Bay Area residents will be showing their zany or sappy sides today and into the weekend at various Valentine’s Day events, including a massive…

Open Bar And $40 Tattoos At (Free!) SPCA Fundraiser Thursday Night
Culture

Open Bar And $40 Tattoos At (Free!) SPCA Fundraiser Thursday Night

To kick off its annual “Be Mine Adopt-a-thon,” the San Francisco SPCA this evening is holding a colorful party that will include some inked skin….