A bar in San Francisco celebrated Christmas in August on Friday night to remember the life of “Santa” John, who passed away last week.
A longtime San Francisco Santa Claus will receive a final sendoff this week as friends and fans come together to celebrate his life.
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.
Betty Ford, the former first lady whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center, has died, a family friend said Friday. She was 93.
Former California state treasurer Matt Fong, a Republican who lost a challenge to Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, died Wednesday after a four-year battle with skin cancer.
Dr. Baruch S. Blumberg, who shared the 1976 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his discovery of the hepatitis B virus, has died. He was 85.
A man believed to be the last surviving worker who helped construct the San Francisco Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge has died.
Jack LaLanne, the fitness guru and Bay Area native who inspired television viewers to trim down, eat well and pump iron for decades before diet and exercise became a national obsession, died Sunday at 96.
Richard Goldman, a San Francisco philanthropist who created the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize to reward grass roots activism around the world, has died. He was 90.
Quintin Dailey, a former All-American basketball player who also played 10 seasons in the NBA and made the 1982-1983 All-Rookie team, has died in Las Vegas. He was 49.