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Op-Ed: A community space for the Digital Age moves into the neighborhood Special

San Francisco - With technology advancing, there still is the issue of the 'Digital Divide' where access to the Internet and other services are limited. With the help of City College of San Francisco, Coleman Advocates for Children and others,

Record amount of retardant used on growing Calif. wildfire

As of Friday night, the King wildfire in Northern California had burned 76,376 acres. Officials with CalFire and the U.S. Forest Service say the massive fire, one of nine in the state, is only 10 percent contained.

Op-Ed: Father is proud of son's career path as Flight Instructor Special

Sonoma - Receiving his Federal Aviation Administration Airmen Certification, two years ago was an honor and a proud moment for Sonoma native John Philip Cabaud, Jr. He is now a flight instructor at Sonoma Skypark Airport.

California wildfires force thousands from their homes

Weed - Thousands of Northern California residents were forced to evacuate their homes Tuesday as a series of wildfires burned out of control in the drought-afflicted countryside.

Wildfires rage across drought-hit California

Los Angeles - As many as 6,000 firefighters were battling a wave of wildfires raging across California, which is gripped by a historic drought and near-record temperatures.

'Six Californias' initiative fails to make 2016 state ballot

Sacramento - A proposed initiative to divide California into six separate states did not get enough signatures from registered voters to qualify for the ballot in 2016, officials said Friday.

Feds offer $100 million in aid for California quake damage

Napa - U.S. President Barack Obama agreed Thursday that California was eligible for federal disaster funds to help pay for damage from last month's earthquake

Earthquake offers temporary reprieve for drought stricken state

Napa - As California faces what many believe to be the worst drought in the state's history, last month's 6.0 magnitude earthquake appears to have offered temporary relief.

Op-Ed: Santa Rosa cafe is 'like home' to many who enjoy home cooking Special

Santa Rosa - Walking into Sam's For Play Café has that diner feeling to it. Yet amid the memorabilia on the walls, there is a sense of family here that is more than just another family-style restaurant.

Op-Ed: A nuclear disaster waiting to happen: Diablo Canyon power plant

San Luis Obispo - In the wake of the Fukushima power plant disaster, serious questions were raised about the safety of nuclear power plants in Japan built on or near earthquake fault lines. But what about the Diablo Canyon plant in California? Will it become our Fukushima?

Op-Ed: Movie night at Sonoma Skypark flickers with aviation history Special

Sonoma - For those who fly planes and love aviation, any excuse to talk about or study air planes is a welcome activity to the daily routine. This is especially so for the pilots and members of Sonoma Skypark air field.

Mentoring program receives gift from Sonoma Skypark Special

Sonoma - In a community like the wine country of Sonoma, each business and organization impacts one another in a variety of ways. Yet no matter how small or everyday, the connections they make touch so many lives and make all the difference in the world.

Albino cobra on the loose in Los Angeles neighborhood

Thousand Oaks - An albino monocled cobra is on the loose in a Thousand Oaks, California neighborhood. The venomous viper was discovered late Monday afternoon after biting a family's dog in their backyard. Authorities are desperately searching for the elusive reptile.

California requests federal aid to help pay for earthquake damage

Sacramento - California has formally requested federal assistance to help the nation's largest state recover from damage caused by last month's 6.0 South Napa earthquake.

Op-Ed: Two sisters sell their designs to feed the hungry, in gratitude Special

Sonoma - Sisters Pam Arnold and Kim Courier love to make jewelry and both have been doing so for decades. Yet even with the struggles they have faced, they still make time to donate their time and crafts to help feed the hungry of their parish and community.

San Francisco begins offering tax breaks to urban farms

San Francisco - Farms, in San Francisco? Moo! Not only are there farms operating and producing now, there will likely be many more in the next five years as a new state property tax break kicks in.

California legislature OK's first statewide plastic bag ban Special

Sacramento - California is poised to become the first state to ban the use of plastic grocery bags under a bill approved by the legislature in August.

Sonoma requests millions for damage caused by Napa quake

Santa Rosa - A third county in Northern California's wine country has declared a state of emergency following last week's 6.0 earthquake that caused tens of millions of dollars in damage to the city of Napa.

A true craftsman of San Francisco hopes his legacy will continue Special

San Francisco - When some people say customer service is dead and that technology has killed good customer service, then they have not been to a place like Central Upholstering Company on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco's Ingleside District.

Six more Napa buildings declared uninhabitable

Napa - Napa city officials have red-tagged six more downtown buildings, raising the number of buildings rendered unusable by Sunday's early-morning earthquake to more than 120.

Op-Ed: Why California's 'yes means yes' law is a no-no

Sacramento - California has passed anti-rape legislation known as the "yes means yes" act, requiring affirmative consent for sexual activity. Though some champion this legislation as helping curb sexual assault, others view it as an illogical and discriminatory law.

Op-Ed: Sonoma Writers Group has the 'Write Stuff' for over 15 years Special

Sonoma - Perhaps their longevity as a group is a generational thing? Yet, if that were so, then the group would be simply social and not an outpouring of literary treasures. The moods can vary as do the styles, but each month the group presents original work.

Death Valley's mysterious 'sailing stones' a mystery no longer

Death Valley - Sometimes a mysterious event is all the more fun knowing about when it remains unsolved. Such is the case with the sailing stones of Death Valley, California. For almost a century, the tracks of these stones have been studied, but now, we have an answer.

Study shows southwestern U.S. on verge of a 'megadrought'

Due to human-caused climate change, the very real possibility of the southwestern region of the United States experiencing a prolonged drought has been estimated at 50 percent. The chance of the region having a "megadrought" lasting 30 years is also high.

Quake-hit Napa starts putting things back together

Napa - A Northern California city that took the brunt of Sunday morning's major earthquake has begun the arduous task of rebuilding damaged buildings, businesses and infrastructure.

Op-Ed: California's first female rebel is brought to life on the stage Special

San Gabriel - Inspired by the distant echos in Early California History, playwrights Andrew Morales and Matthew Lovio decided to go one step further in the annual depiction at the old Mission of San Gabriel.

Fungus that is deadly to AIDS patients found to live in trees

Los Angeles - It may be small, but for people with AIDS it can be deadly. Researchers have narrowed down the source of fungal infections that have been making people with HIV/AIDS in southern California sick for decades.

California considers 'yes means yes' sex law

Sacramento - In what would become the first of its kind, California state legislators are weighing the establishment of a ground-breaking sexual consent law.

Op-Ed: California's first woman rebel, sought to reclaim native lands Special

San Gabriel - Move over Pocahontas, Sacagawea, there is another native American that left her mark on American history. Few know of California's first woman rebel, Toypurina. Some scholars say she should be more prominent in the history book spotlight.

Ships off of California to slow down for whales, cut pollution

Santa Barbara - Whales migrating off of the coastline near Santa Barbara are a little bit safer and cargo ships that slow down as they travel through this area are a little bit richer. It's all part of a program to save whales and cut pollution.
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A local miracle happened in San Francisco in 1975 when community leaders joined together to create t...
A local miracle happened in San Francisco in 1975 when community leaders joined together to create the first big public menorah and celebration of Chanukah outside of Israel. Since that time, each year the 25-foot menorah is lit for each of the days of the celebration of the Festival of Lights. The San Francisco “Mama Menorah” public celebration has now become a global phenomenon with large menorahs lit annually in over 500 cities worldwide.
Courtesy of The Bill Graham Menorah Project
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Boutiques along Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights  San Francisco.
Boutiques along Fillmore Street in Pacific Heights, San Francisco.
Christopher Beland
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SAMCAR President Phil Houston and Director Anne Oliva with SAMCAR Young Professionals Network (YPN) ...
SAMCAR President Phil Houston and Director Anne Oliva with SAMCAR Young Professionals Network (YPN) members Marquise Murphy, Joey Oliva and Ricardo Archila, and SAMCAR Director of Marketing, Communications & Programs Nasreen Wills.
Courtesy of San Mateo County Association of Realtors
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A homeless man lives on the streets of downtown Los Angeles in 2009.
A homeless man lives on the streets of downtown Los Angeles in 2009.
Terabass/Wikimedia Commons
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The array of copper pots  pans and tea kettles were a glimmering display to behold  made all the mor...
The array of copper pots, pans and tea kettles were a glimmering display to behold, made all the more inviting by floral arrangements by San Francisco florist, Paul Robertson. The copper is from the Eve Stone Ltd. collection of East Haven, Connecticut. http://www.evestoneantiques.com/
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General Vallejo was very successful and powerful  mostly because he was very prudent and wise. The f...
General Vallejo was very successful and powerful, mostly because he was very prudent and wise. The fine home he built in Sonoma was brought over in pieces by ship from Boston and then assembled. No saw mills existed at that time. He would marry and have 15 children. Because of the hot summers and mild but chilly winters in Sonoma, Vallejo had adobe brick installed as insulation.
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The old Mission is adjacent to other historic buildings  all part of the Early California experience...
The old Mission is adjacent to other historic buildings, all part of the Early California experience of Sonoma.
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Sophie O Neill  daughter of the inventor/creator of the olloclip  Patrick O Neill talked to many att...
Sophie O'Neill, daughter of the inventor/creator of the olloclip, Patrick O'Neill talked to many attendees about her father's innovation to the i-phone. With the olloclip quality photos are possible, making it easier than ever for people to create great looking photos and video that capture special moments in their lives.
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 Graffiti is a big problem   said San Francisco Supervisor London Breed.  In developing this legisla...
"Graffiti is a big problem," said San Francisco Supervisor London Breed. "In developing this legislation, I did not wish to follow the path of those who view every crime as an opportunity for yet harsher punishment. Rather, "we crafted a plan that will reduce both graffiti offenses and provide better outcomes for graffiti offenders," she said.
Courtesy of SF Supervisor London Breed's office
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The view from Marine One en route to Firebaugh  Calif.  February 14  2014. (Official White House Pho...
The view from Marine One en route to Firebaugh, Calif., February 14, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Pete Souza
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San Francisco
San Francisco
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A view of the historic compound from the patio at the Sonoma Cheese Factory grill a few steps away f...
A view of the historic compound from the patio at the Sonoma Cheese Factory grill a few steps away from the old Mission.
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The instrumental group Tambuco will be among the performers at the  Mex I AM  festival as they team ...
The instrumental group Tambuco will be among the performers at the "Mex I AM" festival as they team up with Latin Jazz musician Hector Infanzon.
Courtesy of "Mex I AM" Festival
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Unknown to many Americans much of North American History is about Early California and the Pacific S...
Unknown to many Americans much of North American History is about Early California and the Pacific Southwest. Also, July the 4th is especially significant for Sonoma because, it was the date that the Mission was founded and the date (somewhat) that its most influential citizen was born, General Mariano Vallejo.
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Julie Jones  author of the Estate Documents Organizer A-Z Records Book  available at www.estatedocso...
Julie Jones, author of the Estate Documents Organizer A-Z Records Book, available at www.estatedocsorganizer.com.
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South Base Superintendent of Bus Maintenance Jerie Moeller offers an enthusiastic tour of SamTrans  ...
South Base Superintendent of Bus Maintenance Jerie Moeller offers an enthusiastic tour of SamTrans' maintenance facility.
Courtesy of SamTrans of San Mateo County, CA, media dept.
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California is suffering a rash of nut thefts from farms  as demand increases for the lucrative crops...
California is suffering a rash of nut thefts from farms, as demand increases for the lucrative crops.
Wikimedia Commons/Böhringer
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Dr. Andre KnustGraichen accepts the award commendation from San Jose City Council on Feb. 25  2014  ...
Dr. Andre KnustGraichen accepts the award commendation from San Jose City Council on Feb. 25, 2014, on behalf of Palmer Chiropractic College, San Jose campus.
Courtesy of Chuck Bustillos, Palmer Chiropractic College media dept.
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The stables or livery at the Mission. Part is now used for the Mission gift shop.
The stables or livery at the Mission. Part is now used for the Mission gift shop.
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The Golden Gate Chapter of San Francisco celebrated its 78th Anniversary on April 2. Toastmasters ha...
The Golden Gate Chapter of San Francisco celebrated its 78th Anniversary on April 2. Toastmasters has over 70 chapters in the San Francisco area.
Courtesy of the Golden Gate Chapter of Toastmasters
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