This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 30 Willie McCovey, the Hall of Fame first baseman who spent 19 of his 22 major-league seasons with the Giants and became one of the most beloved players in franchise history, has died at the age of 80. McCovey died at Stanford Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after what the team called “a battle with ongoing health issues.” He had used a wheelchair for many years and had a serious infection four years ago that nearly took his life. McCovey recently developed another infection and was hospitalized late last week. During the Giants’ final home game of the season, McCovey was rushed to the hospital but returned home shortly thereafter, before he was hospitalized for the final time. Fellow Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, who grew up in … [Read more...] about Willie McCovey: Giants legend dead at 80
On a rainy Friday night not so long ago, I saw a monstrously mutilated woman decapitate The Weeknd. Her bloody, bandaged face betrayed no emotion, but her victorious stance, hoisting Abel Tesfaye’s severed head aloft by his signature hair, told me everything I needed to know. He was dead, and she was glad. The next night, I saw her do it again. You need to love horror movies to love immersive haunted houses, like The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare, at Halloween Horror Nights. The annual Halloween event at Universal Studios is so intense that it comes with a warning not to bring anyone under 13 into its macabre mazes. Think of it as the polar opposite of Disneyland’s Oogie Boogie Bash : It’s not kid-friendly, it’s not going to softball any of its grotesqueries, and it’s almost definitely not going to let you sleep well the night you go. (Photos by Julie Tremaine/SFGATE) (Photos by Julie Tremaine/SFGATE) It is, without exaggeration, the thing I most look … [Read more...] about Which Halloween Horror Nights is better, Universal Studios Hollywood or Universal Studios Orlando?
Live updates will be posted here regarding impacts from Hurricane Ian to our region. Check here for our hurricane preparedness stories to get ready for the storm. Get the latest updates on Hurricane Ian here. Bucs evacuate from Tampa ahead of Ian, head to Miami | 9:23 p.m. Monday The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will relocate football operations to the Miami area in preparation for next weekend’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs ahead of the potential impact of Hurricane Ian on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Buccaneers announced Monday night that the team will leave Tampa on Tuesday and relocate in Miami-Dade County. The Buccaneers are expected to practice at the Miami Dolphins’ training complex in Miami Gardens, Florida, starting Wednesday and continue through this week’s preparations, if necessary. So far, there has been no change to the Buccaneers’ game against the Chiefs, which is scheduled for Sunday at 8:20 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium. The NFL, along with the … [Read more...] about Hurricane Ian Live Updates: Bucs leaving Tampa ahead of storm
Live updates will be posted here regarding impacts from Hurricane Ian to our region. Check here for our hurricane preparedness stories to get ready for the storm. Get the latest updates on Hurricane Ian here. Tornado warnings begin in Florida | 7:00 a.m. Tuesday Tornadoes are possible in Florida beginning today. Already overnight, the National Weather Service issued tornado warnings in the Florida Keys as the outer bands of Ian began to move over the peninsula and possible funnel clouds were spotted near the Seven Mile Bridge around 1 a.m. and later over Islamorada, the NWS said. A third warning near Plantation Key came after 6:30 a.m. Richard Tribou Bucs evacuate from Tampa ahead of Ian, head to Miami | 9:23 p.m. Monday The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will relocate football operations to the Miami area in preparation for next weekend’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs ahead of the potential impact of Hurricane Ian on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Buccaneers … [Read more...] about Hurricane Ian Live Updates: Tornado warnings begin
close Video Tunnel to Towers NYC 5K: Runners share their American pride Participants in the 2022 Tunnel to Towers annual NYC 5K share with Fox News Digital the importance of honoring America's fallen heroes. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! National pride was as alive as ever in New York City following the kickoff of the annual Tunnel to Towers 5K race on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022. Runners, supporters and volunteers alike came together for the day for the greater cause of remembering the heroes lost on 9/11 and honoring those who serve our communities day in and day out. Attendees shared with Fox News Digital that events like these promote often-lost feelings of patriotism and unity. TUNNEL TO TOWERS NYC 5K: SAND SCULPTOR PAYS TRIBUTE TO 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS WITH STUNNING SANDCASTLE Army veteran Earl Granville, who lost his leg while serving in Afghanistan in 2008, ran the race while holding an American … [Read more...] about Tunnel to Towers NYC 5K: Runners, supporters share lessons of patriotism at 9/11 memorial event
In the year 2022, what makes a good music festival? That’s what I found myself thinking as I wandered the grounds of San Francisco’s newest major music event, the Portola Festival. Organized by Goldenvoice, the producers of Coachella, the fest had a massive footprint at Pier 80, flanked by a backdrop of gigantic ships, the bay and views of downtown. In a Billboard interview , the event’s chief organizer, Danny Bell, mentioned he wanted this to feel more adult than other electronic music festivals — “a hard turn from the neon kandi raver style” of events like Electric Daisy Carnival. On that level they succeeded — despite being 38 years old, I felt squarely in the target audience here. As a DJ and electronic music producer myself, the lineup was more exciting than any San Francisco festival since my arrival in the city in 2019. There were bucket list bands like the Avalanches, a reunited Australian duo who put out the seminal album “Since I Left You” in 2000 before … [Read more...] about The good, bad and very ugly of San Francisco’s Portola music festival
close Video Amazing tractor and truck museum collection being auctioned The George and June Schaaf Tractor and Truck Museum is closing. George Schaaf is in one hall of fame, and he created something of another one. The Chicagoland native has run the George and June Schaaf Tractor and Truck Museum in Frankfort, Illinois, since the 1990s, but at 89 years old, and his wife June passing away several years ago, he has made the tough decision to close its doors and sell the amazing collection. Schaaf grew up in a family that ran a window business in Chicago , but spent a lot of time on a farm as a youth. "When I was a kid, I stayed on a farm from when I was 10 to 18, so I got an attachment to the tractors," Schaaf told Fox News Digital . $200 MILLION TREASURE MAP SHOWS LAST LOCATION OF FAMOUS MISSING CARS George Schaaf has been collecting tractors for four decades. (Mecum Auctions) While in the city, he … [Read more...] about Famous Chicagoland tractor and truck museum auctioning its multimillion-dollar collection