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News, The Snitch Brett Olson Memorial Service Planned for Tuesday

Brett Olson Memorial Service Planned for Tuesday

Sadly, the weeklong search for 20-year-old Brett Michael Olson has come to an end after his body was found yesterday morning along the Sacramento River. A Memorial Service is being planned for Tuesday, according to his family, who left the…
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News, The Snitch S.F Businessman to Swim for 60 Hours Nonstop -- for No Reason

S.F Businessman to Swim for 60 Hours Nonstop -- for No Reason

To the nonathlete, even a five-mile run or swim seems crazy. But here is a guy who can make even ultramarathoners look sane. Jamie Patrick, a die-hard swimmer and owner of Patrick & Co. in San Francisco, is planning to…
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News, The Snitch Man Stranded 5 Days on Island During Rubber Raft Voyage Still Wants To Reach San Francisco

Man Stranded 5 Days on Island During Rubber Raft Voyage Still Wants To Reach San Francisco

A man attempting to paddle a rubber raft from Sacramento to San Francisco was stranded for five days on a small island in the Delta. Notwithstanding, the 54-year-old Northridge resident plans on continuing his voyage to San Francisco, said Levi…
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News, The Snitch Video of Kathleen Gomez Collier, Woman Who Drove Into River, Reveals Puzzling Demise

Video of Kathleen Gomez Collier, Woman Who Drove Into River, Reveals Puzzling Demise

Video of the last moments of Kathleen Gomez Collier -- the lost 47-year-old woman who drove into the Sacramento River while on the phone with her daughter  -- may produce more questions than answers, according to the California Highway Patrol.…
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News, Matt Smith

November ballot measures promise eco-confusion

The next time your nosy cubiclemate says you should do more to save the planet, call her a chump. If you've been sitting on your ass while she's been panting after enviro-fads, you've earned the right. Remember environmentally sustainable biofuel,…
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News, Matt Smith

How to Secede From Jesusland, Without Really Fighting

In 1846, 33 Yankee settlers along the northern banks of the Sacramento River became outraged at news the Mexican government of California would require them to become citizens, which would have meant converting to Catholicism. Led by Ezekiel Merritt, an…
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Best of San Francisco, Food & Drink

Best Hangtown Fry

Legend has it that back during the Gold Rush, in the boomtown of Placerville (also known as Hangtown, for its frequent rough-justice necktie parties), a prospector grimy with the mud and dirt of the Sierra foothills yet nouveau riche staggered…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Day Trip

There's a place where nitro fuel drifts over the water like an illicit rumor, where rocket ships the size of fire engines skip across the waves so fast you'd think they were heading back to Mars, where the very earth…
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