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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,

Silk.co to host Ig Nobel Prizes watch party in San Francisco

Today, Silk.co and WeWork Soma are teaming up to host a San Francisco viewing party for the 24th First Annual 2014 Ig Nobel Prizes.

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.

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.

Op-Ed: Writer says, 'this is not the San Francisco I fell in love with' Special

San Francisco - More than just keeping an eye open looking out for fires a top of Mt. Barnaby near Mount Tamalpais in his spare time, volunteer look-out and retired writer Larry Levy views his beloved San Francisco in a much different way today.

Op-Ed: Asian Women celebrate A Place of Her Own exhibit and workshops Special

San Francisco - Healing and transformation is something that is very important to artist Cynthia Tom. This is why she has been so instrumental in the forming and on-going work of the Asian American Women Artists Association and its annual "A Place of Her Own," events.

Op-Ed: Consul General's hopes for 'Mex I AM' Festival in San Francisco Special

San Francisco - At the end of the month a very unique festival will be opening at Yerba Buena Arts Center, it is called “Mex I AM.” To call it an event is perhaps an understatement.

SF Bay Area oyster farm wins another 30 days reprieve

Inverness - The San Francisco Bay Area's last oyster farm is not closed, not quite yet. While the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.'s retail store is scheduled to shut down Thursday, oyster farming in the historic estuary can continue for at least 30 days.

Despite chilly fog a Street party for neighborhood was fun Special

San Francisco - Sunday Streets are events that encourage recreation, community activities and fun in San Francisco. Essentially, they can be thought of as large block party.

SF judge denies bail for bomb suspect

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant jailed after authorities found alleged bomb-making materials in his home will not be transferred to a mental hospital for treatment before trial, a federal judge ruled July 22.

SF bomb possession suspect appears in court

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant — arrested last month after alleged chemical bomb-making materials were found in his residence in the city's tony Nob Hill district — could be released on bail to seek psychological treatment in a hospital.

Man leaps from newly constructed Bay Bridge span

San Francisco - An unidentified man leapt to his death from the recently opened eastern span of the Bay Bridge on Wednesday morning at around 10 AM.

'Hot Cop of Castro' becomes newest Internet viral photo sensation

San Fransisco - A San Francisco police officer has become the newest Internet viral photo sensation after his photo was posted on Facebook by an admirer.

Caviar captures attention of foodies and investors alike

San Francisco - Looking for a top-flight meal without the hassle of going out to a top-flight restaurant? Look no further than Caviar, a two-year old start-up that’s looking to cement its grip on delivering meals from only the finest metropolitan restaurants.

Op-Ed: Hops History event displays that San Francisco is a beer town Special

San Francisco - For centuries beer has been the beverage of the people and it comes as little surprise that for most of the 19th and well into the 20th Century, America was one of the largest producers of beer.

98-yr-old San Francisco woman evicted from home of 50 years

San Francisco - A 98-year-old woman is being evicted from the San Francisco apartment she's lived in for 50 years by real estate speculators with a reputation for expelling vulnerable residents.

Golden Gate Bridge directors approve barrier to stop suicides

San Francisco - After decades of being an unfortunate magnet for people determined to kill themselves, directors of the Golden Gate Bridge voted Friday to build a suicide barrier along the length of the iconic span.

SF Giants Tim Lincecum tosses 2nd no-hitter of career

San Francisco - The Freak has gone and done it again. For the second time in his career — and the second time in less than a calender year — San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has thrown a no-hitter. Oh yeah, and he's done it against the same team too.

Op-Ed: San Francisco mezzo soprano Kelsey Lauritano eager to make debut Special

San Francisco - Now in her third year at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, San Franciscan Kelsey Lauritano is honored, thrilled and just a bit anxious about her immediate future as she plans and hopes to go on to a graduate program.

Op-Ed: As landmark restaurant closes, is it au revoir to French cuisine? Special

San Francisco - As a landmark restaurant, the Fleur de Lys closes this coming June 28, food critics are wondering "does this indicate a decline in traditional French cuisine?"

Op-Ed: Travel San Francisco — Insider insights

San Francisco - For decades, San Francisco has been one of the premier travel destinations in the US. People from near and far flock to the city by the bay to experience one of America’s most affluent, breathtaking and eclectic metropolitan areas.

Op-Ed: Artist sees something more in seismic vibrations, captured in art Special

San Francisco - While it has been said, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," an artistic vision can expand the universe, even if viewing something seemingly ordinary. Also, the line between art and science is thin.

Op-Ed: A gem-oasis for music reclaimed by a San Francisco neighborhood Special

San Francisco - Amidst the urban expanse of the City's ever-changing landscape, there are these little-known spots where it is as if an oasis of sorts has sprung up for anyone and every one to enjoy.

S.F. explosives suspect pleads innocent to weapons charges

San Francisco - San Francisco political consultant Ryan Chamberlain pleaded not guilty Monday to federal weapons charges despite new allegations that he already had assembled a bomb.

San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival features eight Indian styles

San Francisco - The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival will feature eight styles of Indian classical dance, till June 29, 2014 in its 36th edition, a first in its entire history.

Texas Gov. Perry visits SF, compares homosexuality to alcoholism Special

San Francisco - Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited San Francisco on Wednesday and stunned an audience in the famously tolerant city by comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

SF suspect had material for remote-controlled bomb, FBI says

San Francisco - Authorities appeared no closer Friday to figuring out why a well-known San Francisco political consultant had components to build a remote-control bomb in his apartment when he was arrested last week.

Op-Ed: eBook for local author goes to print in time for Father's Day Special

San Francisco - In this digital age of just about everything going on line, San Francisco-based author Joseph Sutton had his book, "Father and Son: Thirty Years of Growing Up Together," printed from eBook format to hard copy.

Op-Ed: The end of an era for local thespians as faire founder passes on Special

Novato - It is the end of an era, especially for local thespians in the San Francisco Bay Area as the news of the death of Renaissance Pleasure Faire and The Great Dickens Christmas Fair founder Phyllis Patterson was announced this past May. She died on May 18.

Suspect in S.F. explosives case arrested near Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco - A San Francisco public relations consultant appeared in federal court Tuesday, one day after being arrested by local and FBI agents who had issued a nationwide alert for the man after allegedly finding explosive materials in his residence.
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This was Kathy with her toy poodle  Demi  (that is short for demitasse  not Demi Moore). Photo was t...
This was Kathy with her toy poodle "Demi" (that is short for demitasse, not Demi Moore). Photo was taken in Golden Gate Park and this was when she was a Journalism major at San Francisco State University, circa 1967 to 1969.
Courtesy of Kathy Ostram
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Each year Union Street gets all dressed up for Easter and Spring with its annual Union Street Easter...
Each year Union Street gets all dressed up for Easter and Spring with its annual Union Street Easter Parade and Springtime celebration.
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Jazz Mural by (El Gallo) Bill Weber painted in 2008  featuring Teddy Wilson (p) and Benny Goodman (c...
Jazz Mural by (El Gallo) Bill Weber painted in 2008, featuring Teddy Wilson (p) and Benny Goodman (cl), San Francisco, California.
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Entrance to the new de Young Museum  a prominent landmark in San Francisco s Golden Gate Park.
Entrance to the new de Young Museum, a prominent landmark in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
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Attorneys for the San Francisco Examiner filed a complaint with the California Superior Court on Jun...
Attorneys for the San Francisco Examiner filed a complaint with the California Superior Court on June 25, alleging that the SF Chronicle offered ad space to clients with the agreement that they would not advertise in the SF Examiner.
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Volunteers Pat Lamarre and Betty Dalton have been donating their time to the annual fundraising even...
Volunteers Pat Lamarre and Betty Dalton have been donating their time to the annual fundraising event for the non-profit, Enterprise For High School Students for more than 30 years. "It is a wonderful way to meet people from all over the nation and from around the world," said Lamarre.
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The Bay to Breakers annual event this year on May 19  2013 was filled with people. So much so that e...
The Bay to Breakers annual event this year on May 19, 2013 was filled with people. So much so that extra transportation was available to take revelers, runners and spectators to and from the event. Bauers was among the most visible of the transportation companies, that had charter sized buses to transport crowds back and forth.
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The Golden Gate Bridge  San Francisco  California
The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
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Design rendering of plans for new St. Luke s campus for California Pacific Medical Center in San Fra...
Design rendering of plans for new St. Luke's campus for California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco's Mission District. Photo courtesy of CPMC.
Courtesy of CPMC media department
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Downtown San Francisco  near the Fisherman s Wharf.
Downtown San Francisco, near the Fisherman's Wharf.
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SFIFF program director Rachel Rosen answered questions from the press in a panel discussion format. ...
SFIFF program director Rachel Rosen answered questions from the press in a panel discussion format. The Opening Press Conference held on Tues. March 29, 2011 was well attended.
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Shirley Jones stepping into limosine at the Castro Theater in San Francisco  CA. She was the honored...
Shirley Jones stepping into limosine at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, CA. She was the honored guest for a special showing of the film "Elmer Gantry."
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A Welsh flag flies over this fin-de-siècle style home on McAllister Street.
A Welsh flag flies over this fin-de-siècle style home on McAllister Street.
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The General Manager for SF Recreation & Parks  Phil Ginsburg was pleased with the restoration projec...
The General Manager for SF Recreation & Parks, Phil Ginsburg was pleased with the restoration project. He said that the next phase of the windmill restoration (Phase III) would have the water pump and motor installed sometime before the end of the year.
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Light Rail Vehicle or trolley train along Judah Street which goes all the way out to Ocean Beach in ...
Light Rail Vehicle or trolley train along Judah Street which goes all the way out to Ocean Beach in San Francisco's Sunset District. Next to Golden Gate Park, the Sunset District is the backbone of the City's working middle class.
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A meeting for supporters of Occupy San Francisco
A meeting for supporters of Occupy San Francisco
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GraceAnn Walden has been providing walking tours for more than 20 years. Unlike other walking tours ...
GraceAnn Walden has been providing walking tours for more than 20 years. Unlike other walking tours, hers feature food and restaurants of San Francisco. One of her favorite spots in the City is North Beach.
Courtesy of GraceAnn Walden and the Yummy Report
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Music was played on the main stage at the MacWorld Expo that Friday on March 29  2014. Music along w...
Music was played on the main stage at the MacWorld Expo that Friday on March 29, 2014. Music along with anything having to do with photography seemed to be the stars at this year's three day convention.
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This is one of several menorah s that artist Aimee Golant has made. Many of her items are for sale a...
This is one of several menorah's that artist Aimee Golant has made. Many of her items are for sale at the Dayenu Gift Shop at the JCC in San Francisco and through her web site.
Courtesy of metal artist Aimee Golant
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San Francisco Recreation and Parks Dept offers a series of classes on a variety of topics  cooking a...
San Francisco Recreation and Parks Dept offers a series of classes on a variety of topics, cooking and baking is just one of many.
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