The divisive Olympic flame arrived in SF today all the way from Paris (how chic!) under a shroud of security normally "reserved for head-of-state visits." It touched down at SFO with no protesters in sight (it arrived at 3:40 a.m.)
A few notable were there, waiting with anticipation. Ed Lee and Rose Pak--who was "giggling like a teenager" upon its arrival--and a smattering of Olympic athletes greeting the tiny blaze, which was kept in a "gilt and crystal lantern."