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These US Cities Are a Runner's Paradise

Relative to the other cities in Lawn Love's latest fitness ranking; San Francisco tops the list

(Newser) - Next Wednesday is Global Running Day, and some cities are more amenable than others if you're in training to be the next Jackie Joyner-Kersee or Usain Bolt—or even if you just like hitting the pavement to burn off some stress and stay fit. Lawn Love scouted the 200...

Behind Tech Entrepreneur's Death: 'The Lifestyle'
Behind Tech Entrepreneur's
Death: 'The Lifestyle'

Behind Tech Entrepreneur's Death: 'The Lifestyle'

'Wall Street Journal' looks at the underground party scene linked to killing of Bob Lee

(Newser) - After Cash App founder Bob Lee was stabbed to death in San Francisco last month, police arrested 38-year-old Nima Momemi , who was allegedly upset over Lee's relationship with Momemi's sister. Now the Wall Street Journal reports on another apparent factor: Lee's participation in what's known as...

City Names America's First Drag Laureate

'My goals are to make San Francisco sparkle,' D'Arcy Drollinger says

(Newser) - Anti-trans legislation is roiling the nation, and bills prohibiting drag performances are cropping up in statehouses. San Francisco is fighting back Thursday by naming the nation's first drag laureate, an ambassador-style position designed to represent the city's famous LGBTQ+ community at a time when rights are under attack,...

Autopsy: Bob Lee Had Alcohol, Drugs in System

Doctors fought for hours to save stabbed tech entrepreneur

(Newser) - Cash App founder Bob Lee had alcohol and drugs including cocaine and ketamine in his system when he was stabbed in San Francisco last month, though the cause of death was clearly the stab wounds to his heart and one of his lungs, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday....

Ex-Fire Commissioner Accused of Attacking Homeless People

San Francisco public defender: Don Carmignani may be behind as many as 8 attacks

(Newser) - Earlier this month, Don Carmignani, San Francisco's ex-fire commissioner, was brutally attacked in the city's Marina District, with cellphone video showing him being beaten by another man wielding some sort of metal weapon. Garret Allen Doty, a 24-year-old homeless man, was arrested in the case and now faces...

This Is the Most Sustainable City in America

San Francisco tops LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - Saturday is Earth Day, so LawnStarter compared the 200 biggest cities in America to find the most (and least) sustainable ones. The site looked at more than two dozen metrics in five main categories: policy, including incentives and policies that center on energy efficiency and renewables; sustainable development (think the...

Suspected Killer's Sister Sent Cash App Founder Strange Text

Police say Cash App founder Bob Lee and his suspected killer were arguing over the sister

(Newser) - Cash App founder Bob Lee apparently knew his suspected killer, tech entrepreneur Nima Momeni , through Momeni's sister, according to a new court filing that offers the most details yet on Lee's fatal stabbing in San Francisco in the wee hours of April 4. A friend of Lee's...

Man Suspected of Murdering Cash App Founder Identified

Nima Momeni is an IT consultant and entrepreneur

(Newser) - The man accused of murdering Cash App founder Bob Lee has been identified as Nima Momeni, an IT consultant and entrepreneur who apparently founded a company called Expand IT in 2010, according to the San Francisco Chronicle . San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott confirms victim Bob Lee knew Momeni but...

Heavy Security Wasn't Enough to Keep One Whole Foods Open

A 'flagship store' in San Francisco has been battling theft and disturbances

(Newser) - A massive Whole Foods "flagship store" that opened in March 2022 in San Francisco has temporarily shut down, with the grocer saying the move was necessary to "ensure the safety" of its workers. Whole Foods did not elaborate on the closure of the 65,000-square-foot store, but SFGate...

Elon Musk: Landlord Doesn't Like New Sign at Twitter HQ

CEO covered up 'w,' apparently got flak for it

(Newser) - Last week, photos started to emerge showing the sign outside Twitter's San Francisco headquarters with an odd alteration: The "w" in "Twitter" looked like it was covered up with a small tarp, so that the company name read instead as "Titter." Now, CEO Elon Musk...

Man 'Shocked' by Value of Old Wine Bottle in His Basement

The jeroboam of pinot noir, purchased for $250 in the late 1970s, could fetch $80K at auction

(Newser) - For Mark Paulson, $250 seemed like a lot of money to pay for a bottle of wine in the late 1970s—even a big bottle of some of the finest wine in the world. But he didn't hesitate and he certainly doesn't regret the purchase now that the...

10 Healthiest, Unhealthiest Cities
10 Healthiest,
Unhealthiest Cities

10 Healthiest, Unhealthiest Cities

San Francisco comes in at No. 1

(Newser) - It appears that residents of San Francisco have some new bragging rights. An assessment at WalletHub ranks the city as the healthiest in the US, with Brownsville, Texas, bringing up the rear. The outlet crunched data from more than 180 metro areas on dozens of related factors: the percentage of...

A Month After Vanishing, San Francisco DJ Found Dead

Radio host Jeffrey Vandergrift was 55

(Newser) - The California radio host who went missing last month has been found dead. The body of Jeffrey "JV" Vandergrift, 55, was found Wednesday in the waters of San Francisco Bay near the city's Pier 39, a popular tourist area, KRON4 reports. His cause of death has not yet...

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day? See the 'Most Irish' Cities
America's 'Most Irish' Cities

America's 'Most Irish' Cities

New York takes the top spot in LawnStarter's rankings

(Newser) - They say everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, but you'll see more green bagels and beer in some US cities than in others. LawnStarter looked at 200 of the largest cities in America, using publicly available data to rank which ones are the "most Irish."...

SF Reparations Proposal Includes $5M for Every Black Adult

Draft plan also includes homes for $1

(Newser) - Payments of $5 million to every eligible Black adult, the elimination of personal debt and tax burdens, guaranteed annual incomes of at least $97,000 for 250 years, and homes in San Francisco for just $1 a family. These were some of the more than 100 recommendations made by a...

One City Is America's Happiest
One City Is America's Happiest

One City Is America's Happiest

Folks in Fremont, California are walking around with smiles on their faces, per WalletHub

(Newser) - If you're seeking contentment in a world that seems extra stressful these days, WalletHub is on the case. The site looked at more than 180 of the biggest cities in America, examining 30 metrics in three main categories: emotional and physical well-being, which covers everything from life expectancy and...

Ready for Movie Night? These US Cities Are Best

New York takes No. 1 spot for movie lovers on Lawn Love list

(Newser) - If you love movies as much as Nicole Kidman loves movies , there are certain cities where you'll be in Hollywood heaven. Lawn Love wanted to find where movie lovers could have the most "memorable cinematic experience," so the outdoor-services website looked at the 200 largest US cities,...

'The Point Was to Terrify the Jewish People Here'

Man fires what may have been blanks in San Francisco synagogue

(Newser) - Police in San Francisco are investigating a shooting inside a synagogue during which the unidentified suspect may have fired blanks rather than live rounds Wednesday night in what a synagogue official called an attempt to terrorize Jewish people. The synagogue did not report the incident until Thursday morning, the AP...

This City's Self-Driving Cars Are Causing Oodles of 911 Calls

San Francisco logged nearly 100 emergency calls about autonomous cars in second half of 2022

(Newser) - Traffic in San Francisco was, well, weird during the last half of 2022, and fingers are being pointed at the city's autonomous vehicles. Per a Wednesday letter from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority to the California Public Utilities Commission, there were a whole lot of 911 calls (92,...

Have Info on the 'Doodler'? Reward Just Got Even Bigger

Police in San Francisco up the pot to $250K, release new sketch in search for '70s serial killer

(Newser) - Last year, police upped the reward in their search for the "Doodler," a serial killer from the '70s who went after gay men. Now, they've increased the pot even more, this time from $200,000 to $250,000, and released a new sketch of the suspect,...

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