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Longtime San Francisco musician Paul Kantner dies at 74

San Francisco - Longtime San Francisco musician Paul Kantner, a founding member of the legendary Jefferson Airplane rock group, died Thursday, three days after suffering a heart attack.

San Francisco police to investigate artist's death as homicide

San Francisco - San Francisco police said Tuesday they would investigate this week's death of a well-known North Beach artist as a homicide.

Topless pioneer Carol Doda dies in San Francisco at 78

San Francisco - Pioneering topless performer Carol Doda, who sang, danced and stripped at a San Francisco nightclub that used a giant neon likeness of her to illuminate its doorway, died Wednesday at 78.

Art fund-raiser is at the Heart of San Francisco's North Beach Special

San Francisco - When tourists come to San Francisco's North Beach area they usually are drawn by the food. Yet more seasoned visitors know of the area's unique history as an art, literary and music center.

San Francisco Art Gallery closes doors on Fleet Week Special

San Francisco - While San Francisco was awash with visitors for Fleet Week and Blue Grass music festival activities, one of North Beach's best art galleries closed its doors.

Op-Ed: At 94 old-timer likes smartphone, 'Google-ing' and golf Special

San Francisco - Frank Calegari turned 94 this past April 18. Pacific Rod and Gun Club member Fred Tautenhahn thought that this reporter would appreciate mentioning a bit about Calegari's life as a human interest story.

A Favorite Tourist Spot Forms A Community For the Homeless Special

San Francisco - Strolling along Columbus Avenue or sipping a cappuccino at Stella Pastries in North Beach, what could be more delightful during a sunny afternoon? On such a day the sun is warm and the mood is relaxed.

Op-Ed: Touristy, yes, but San Francisco's North Beach still has the beat Special

The North Beach section of San Francisco for the most part caters to tourists; complete with tour buses, souvenirs and inflated prices.
 

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Sculptor  Feng Jin with his work at an art show in Washington Square in San Francisco s North Beach ...
Sculptor, Feng Jin with his work at an art show in Washington Square in San Francisco's North Beach area. Saturday, April 23, 2011
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North Beach - Tybee Island, Ga.
graphic design by Elizabeth Ashcroft
graphic design by Elizabeth Ashcroft
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Arata Fine Art Gallery closed its doors on Oct 6  2012 in San Francisco s North Beach neighborhood. ...
Arata Fine Art Gallery closed its doors on Oct 6, 2012 in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. Yet owner Geraldine Arata said that she and husband John Pruett will continue to conduct business at their other galleries and via the Internet.
Geraldine Arata greeted visitors as usual  yet on Saturday Oct. 6  Arata Gallery on Columbus Ave in ...
Geraldine Arata greeted visitors as usual, yet on Saturday Oct. 6, Arata Gallery on Columbus Ave in San Francisco's North Beach closed it's doors. "Art is one of first things to leave and the last to come back during a recession," she said.
ICONIC: A giant neon likeness of pioneering topless dancer/singer Carol Doda with giant red-tipped n...
ICONIC: A giant neon likeness of pioneering topless dancer/singer Carol Doda with giant red-tipped neon breasts, seen above left in 1973, graced the front of the Condor nightclub in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood for decades
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North Beach - Tybee Island, Ga.
WATERING HOLE: Vesuvio Cafe in San Francisco s North Beach neighborhood was one of the places late a...
WATERING HOLE: Vesuvio Cafe in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood was one of the places late artist Stuart Jackson was known to frequent.
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Arata Gallery on Columbus Ave the main thoroughfare of San Francisco s legendary North Beach neighbo...
Arata Gallery on Columbus Ave the main thoroughfare of San Francisco's legendary North Beach neighborhood closed its doors on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012. The recession has taken its toll on several galleries and businesses in the area.
North Beach - Tybee Island  Ga.
North Beach - Tybee Island, Ga.
The steeples of Saints Peter & Paul Church at Washington Square in North Beach are covered at the mo...
The steeples of Saints Peter & Paul Church at Washington Square in North Beach are covered at the moment, as restoration are being done to the exterior. Built in 1924, the church is one of the central features to the square that is North Beach.

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