A three-alarm fire destroyed a crematory in Colma Wednesday morning, a fire chief said.
A Union City man arrested for cemetery vandalism said he slathered vegetable oil on tombstones to ward off evil spirits.
San Jose police were out in force as Hells Angel member Steve Tausan was being laid to rest at the same San Jose cemetery where he was killed during a funeral for a leader of the group.
The 143rd San Francisco Memorial Day Ceremony started with a parade and a procession from the Presidio grounds to the cemetery. Close to 2,500 people walked, many of them wearing their military uniforms, others waving flags.