FRANCISCO - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FRANCISCO News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) PCL: Fresno’s Ford escapes serious injury, club reports http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57807065-77/ford-fresno-wall-bees.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57807065-77/ford-fresno-wall-bees.html.csp">PCL: Fresno’s Ford escapes serious injury, club reports</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T16:00:58.757-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Fresno Grizzlies say outfielder Darren Ford escaped serious injury after crashing face-first into the wall during Thursday night’s 11-4 win over Salt Lake. “Darren is OK,” the club said Friday morning via Twitter. “He’s flying back with us to Fresno today. We appreciate your thoughts — very scary indeed. He got a concussion but he’s with us. We are at the airport now.” With one out in the bottom of the eighth inning at Smith’s Ballpark, the Bees’ Brennan Boesch lifted a slicing fly down the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57807065@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 16:00:58 MDT FBI sting shows San Francisco Chinatown underworld http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741058-68/chow-chinatown-san-yee.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57741058-68/chow-chinatown-san-yee.html.csp">FBI sting shows San Francisco Chinatown underworld</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GARANCE BURKE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T22:07:15.841-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 10:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Beneath the strings of red paper lanterns and narrow alleyways of the nation’s oldest Chinatown lies a sinister underworld, according to an FBI criminal complaint that has stunned even those familiar with the neighborhood’s history of gambling houses, opium dens and occasional gangland-style murders. The federal charges, which allege a California lawmaker accepted money and campaign donations in exchange for providing official favors and helping broker an arms deal, cast harsh li...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57741058@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:07:15 MDT Wild weather brings tornadoes, rain to N. California http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57739372-68/rain-weather-inch-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57739372-68/rain-weather-inch-half.html.csp">Wild weather brings tornadoes, rain to N. California</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T18:28:17.051-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 06:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Tornadoes touched down during storms in Northern California, including one twister near Sacramento that damaged a dozen homes and left a path of debris about 300 yards long. Between a dozen to 20 houses suffered roof and fence damage when a tornado hit near Roseville in Placer County shortly after 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Rob Baquera, a fire department spokesman, said Thursday. No injuries were reported and no residents were displaced as two families whose houses had some significan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577393722014-03-27T18:28:17.051-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-27T18:28:17.051-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57739372@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:28:17 MDT California state senator arrested in FBI raid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57733934-68/yee-san-california-francisco.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57733934-68/yee-san-california-francisco.html.csp">California state senator arrested in FBI raid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ELIAS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T11:51:01.442-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 11:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • A California state senator was arrested Wednesday during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said. FBI spokesman Peter Lee confirmed the arrest of State Sen. Leland Yee, but declined to discuss the charges, citing an ongoing investigation. Lee said a second man, Raymond Chow, was also arrested. Chow was reportedly the head of Ghee Kung Tong, one of several fraternal organizations in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Chow had returned to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57733934@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:51:01 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - March 20, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57705517-227/staff-photographer-francisco-kjolseth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57705517-227/staff-photographer-francisco-kjolseth.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - March 20, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T22:39:02.206-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 10:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Franciso Kjolseth | The Salt Lake TribuneLand owner Moreno Robins, 82, who has owned property by Utah lake near where the Provo river meets the lake for over 40 years points out the boundary line of his current 37 acres. The U.S. Interior Department proposes restoring the Provo River delta by acquiring 310 acres of marsh and agricultural lands where the river meets Utah Lake and diverting much of the rivers flow over it, recreating a lost wetland ecosystem that would provide habitat crucial to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57705517@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:39:02 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - March 13, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57674408-227/francisco-kjolseth-staff-photographer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57674408-227/francisco-kjolseth-staff-photographer.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - March 13, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T23:03:02.179-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 11:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake TribuneLovoina Ortega becomes emotional as she talks about her sister Aletha Jo Williams who was 25 years old and 6 months pregnant when she was last seen May 2002. Speaking along the banks of the Jordan River near 2590 S. 1160 East, the Salt Lake City police department were acting on several credible tips that led them to reopen the case and focus on the river. Read more here.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57674408@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:03:02 MDT NFL: 49ers agree with S Bethea to replace Whitner http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57670700-77/dawson-contract-season-francisco.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57670700-77/dawson-contract-season-francisco.html.csp">NFL: 49ers agree with S Bethea to replace Whitner</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JANIE McCAULEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T16:48:35.643-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • As hard-hitting safety Donte Whitner headed out of the Bay Area for his hometown of Cleveland, the San Francisco 49ers wasted little time finding someone to fill his position. Safety Antoine Bethea agreed to a $23 million, four-year contract with the Niners on Tuesday as the NFL’s free agency period began, and then the 49ers acquired offensive tackle Jonathan Martin from the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday night to reunite him with former Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh. Bethea announced o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576707002014-03-13T16:48:35.643-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T16:48:35.643-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670700@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:48:35 MDT Ann Cannon: The light at the end of my tunnel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57660180-223/dentist-francisco-san-tunnel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57660180-223/dentist-francisco-san-tunnel.html.csp">Ann Cannon: The light at the end of my tunnel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ann Cannon</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T22:00:37.903-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 10:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear San Francisco, You were the light at the end of my tunnel. Let me explain. Once upon a time my dad played college football with a lovely and generous man who grew up to be a dentist. A dentist who eventually opened a practice in Walnut Creek, right across the bay from you. Meanwhile, my dad grew up to be a lovely and generous man with kids who had terrible teeth. We’re talking epic terrible here. It’s not that my brothers and I didn’t take care of our teeth. We did. We brushed regularly a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57660180@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:00:37 MDT Jaguars, ex-Ute Beadles reach deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57667008-77/beadles-deal-draft-former.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57667008-77/beadles-deal-draft-former.html.csp">Jaguars, ex-Ute Beadles reach deal</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T23:33:02.28-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Jacksonville Jaguars wasted little time upgrading their offensive line in free agency. They also parted ways with one of the franchise’s biggest draft busts. Just days after cutting starting guard Uche Nwaneri for performance reasons, the Jaguars agreed to terms with former Denver Broncos guard Zane Beadles on a five-year contract worth $30 million. They also traded quarterback Blaine Gabbert to San Francisco for a sixth-round draft pick. Beadles, a former University of Utah standout, was en...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576670082014-03-11T23:33:02.28-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-11T23:33:02.28-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57667008@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:33:02 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - March 12, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57668566-227/francisco-kjolseth-staff-photographer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/57668566-227/francisco-kjolseth-staff-photographer.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - March 12, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T22:37:02.071-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake TribuneMagna's Elkrum Elementary students tour the Utah Capitol on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, as they learn about the various historical figures on display, including Emmeline B. Wells ca.1910 who was instrumental is getting women the right to vote.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57668566@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:37:02 MDT BYU basketball: Cougars reach WCC title game with OT win http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57662167-88/cougars-byu-game-points.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57662167-88/cougars-byu-game-points.html.csp">BYU basketball: Cougars reach WCC title game with OT win</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T01:10:43.116-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 01:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • The Cougars got a second chance Monday night, and they made the most of it. After failing to score in the final 6 minutes, 13 seconds of regulation, BYU rebounded in overtime offensively and edged San Francisco 79-77 in a West Coast Conference semifinal game at Orleans Arena. “It was a terrific college basketball game,” BYU coach Dave Rose said. “Both teams left everything they had out there. ... It was just a real team win.” BYU never trailed in overtime, taking a quick 66-64 lead o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57662167@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:10:43 MDT Monday blues? BYU is 2-1 on Monday this year, faces USF tonight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57660960-65/really-francisco-san-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57660960-65/really-francisco-san-byu.html.csp">Monday blues? BYU is 2-1 on Monday this year, faces USF tonight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T14:31:03.071-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 02:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It will be interesting to see how BYU does tonight in its basketball game against San Francisco in the West Coast Conference tournament semifinals at Orleans Arena without the benefit of having practiced on Sunday. My hunch is that it won’t make a difference, one way or the other. The Dons and Cougars know each other so well, having already played twice this season, that one extra practice session that San Francisco got in Sunday afternoon isn’t going to matter that much. Besides, BYU has been s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57660960@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:31:03 MDT BYU basketball: Cougs brace for confident USF in WCC semis http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57656584-77/byu-san-francisco-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57656584-77/byu-san-francisco-team.html.csp">BYU basketball: Cougs brace for confident USF in WCC semis</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T11:24:59.199-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 11:24AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • The San Francisco Dons already had everybody’s attention at the West Coast Conference men’s basketball tournament anyway — six straight wins will do that for a team — but coach Rex Walters ensured that would happen in his postgame news conference after a 69-60 quarterfinal win over San Diego. “I told our guys, ‘I think we’re the best team here, quite honestly. And we have a chance to prove it,” Walters said. “… I think we have got as good a chance as anyone, and I think we’re better ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57656584@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:24:59 MDT NFL: Boldin will be back with 49ers next season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57626828-77/boldin-francisco-san-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57626828-77/boldin-francisco-san-season.html.csp">NFL: Boldin will be back with 49ers next season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANTONIO GONZALEZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-04T16:25:19.205-06:00">Updated Mar 4, 2014 04:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Wide receiver Anquan Boldin will be back with the San Francisco 49ers next season. A person with knowledge of the deal said Monday that Boldin and the 49ers reached an agreement on a two-year, $12 million contract with $9 million guaranteed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the deal. ESPN first reported the agreement. Boldin wrote on his Twitter page that “I wanted to be the first to tell you that I’m returning to San Francisco. Lookin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576268282014-03-04T16:25:19.205-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-04T16:25:19.205-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57626828@www.sltrib.com Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:25:19 MDT Storms bring worry of mud, debris flows to California http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57613502-68/california-san-storm-angeles.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57613502-68/california-san-storm-angeles.html.csp">Storms bring worry of mud, debris flows to California</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUE MANNING and ROBERT JABLON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T11:07:02.15-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 11:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • The first wave of a powerful Pacific storm spread rain and snow early Friday through much of California, where communities endangered by a wildfire just weeks ago now faced the threat of mud and debris flows. Authorities in the foothill cities of Glendora and Azusa east of Los Angeles kept a wary eye on the barren slopes as rains moved through. Small debris flows covered one Glendora street but no property damage occurred, police said. Mandatory evacuation orders were issued for ab...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57613502@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:07:02 MDT Six former, current San Francisco cops indicted by grand juries http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57613278-68/officers-police-san-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57613278-68/officers-police-san-federal.html.csp">Six former, current San Francisco cops indicted by grand juries</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ELIAS and SUDHIN THANAWALA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-28T10:03:02.233-06:00">Updated Feb 28, 2014 10:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Six current and former San Francisco police officers have been indicted by federal grand juries, with three accused of taking money, drugs, electronics and gift cards seized during investigations. Among the items taken during a 2009 arrest was a $500 Apple gift card, an indictment states. Two days later, suspect Reynaldo Vargas, 45, of Palm Desert used the card to buy an iPhone and iPod Nano, prosecutors said Thursday The other suspects in the thefts are Sgt. Ian Furminger, 47, o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57613278@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:03:02 MDT