Lefty O’Doul’s

Gold Dust Lounge

Radio Personality Rallies Against Eviction Of SF’s Gold Dust Lounge

With the scheduled eviction date for San Francisco’s historic Gold Dust Lounge looming near, a local CBS Radio personality has undertaken an effort to rally grassroots support to save the landmark Union Square bar.



SF Police, Firefighters Distribute Toys From Lefty O’Doul’s Christmas Donation Drive

San Francisco’s Lefty O’Doul’s restaurant and bar raised more than 10,000 toys during their 11th annual Christmas Eve toy drive.



Lefty O’Doul’s Upholds San Francisco Toy Drive Tradition

Lefty O’Doul’s is once again collecting toys for needy and homeless children.


Santa John Toomey seen a decade ago as Macy's Santa (CBS)

Memorial Set For San Francisco’s ‘Santa John’

A longtime San Francisco Santa Claus will receive a final sendoff this week as friends and fans come together to celebrate his life.

CBS San Francisco–08/02/2011

Santa John Toomey seen a decade ago as Macy's Santa (CBS)

San Francisco ‘Santa Claus’ John Toomey Found Dead

A Santa Claus who appeared on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” after he was fired from a downtown San Francisco Macy’s store over some bawdy humor has died.

CBS San Francisco–07/30/2011

Santa John Toomey seen a decade ago as Macy's Santa (CBS)

Famously Fired Santa Found Dead In San Francisco Hotel

A man who gained fame when he was fired from his job as Santa Claus at Macy’s Union Square last year for telling off-color jokes and then rehired to preside over a local toy drive has reportedly died.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/29/2011

Missing Picasso, suspect

New Jersey Man Arrested In San Francisco Picasso Theft

San Francisco police have arrested a man suspected of stealing a Picasso drawing worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Union Square art gallery earlier this week.

CBS San Francisco–07/07/2011

Missing Picasso, suspect

Restaurant Security Cam May Have Captured SF Picasso Thief

A well-known San Francisco restaurant might have surveillance video of a thief who walked into a Union Square art gallery on Tuesday morning and walked out with a Picasso drawing.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/06/2011

Santa collects toys for needy kids outside Lefty ODouls in downtown San Francisco

Toy Donation Drive At Lefty O’Doul’s In Final Hours

Lefty O’Doul’s Restaurant and Lounge is continuing a holiday tradition this Christmas Eve by helping with the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Drive.


Santa John Toomey seen a decade ago as Macy's Santa (CBS)

Fired San Francisco Santa Gets Back To Work

The department store Santa, fired from the Union Square Macy’s over risqué comments, started his new job Friday – following a barrage of media interviews.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–12/10/2010




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