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Parts of California's Bay Area sinking faster than expected

San Francisco - Current global projection maps depicting sea level rise are what city managers and planners depend on for future development, however, coastal subsidence has very seldom been considered in making these projections. The Bay Area is a good example.

Op-Ed: 'Raw Deal' Author says tech does need oversight and regulation Special

San Francisco - As the housing crisis in places like the San Francisco Bay Area continues to place pressure on legislators and city planners, one prominent journalist-author sees technology and unbridled capitalism as a dangerous, perhaps 'demonic mix.'

Op-Ed: San Francisco's Matt Richtel rivals Michael Crichton in new book Special

San Francisco - As technology moves quickly into the third decade of the 21st Century, some people continue to fear it. The future is always unknown. But for one writer embracing tech will help us avoid 'blind spots.'

This woman's new search company should make Google worried

Searching on Google can often feel like a useless pursuit. Type something into the search box, and millions of results pop up with endless information that can take hours to sort through.

Op-Ed: Writer Martha Conway notes 'genre-bending' new novel Special

San Francisco - San Francisco-based author Martha Conway read from her historical novel "The Underground River" on June 20th at Bookshop West Portal. This reporter talked to her after the gathering.

Shooting at UPS facility leaves four dead, including gunman

San Francisco - A gunman dressed in a UPS driver's uniform walked into a San Francisco UPS facility and open-fired, killing three employees and wounding two others before turning the gun on himself today.

Op-Ed: Soiled Dove makes return to The Point in Alameda Special

Alameda - The Point in Alameda is making room and coordinating preparations for The Soiled Dove - the one-of-a-kind 'Barbary Coast'- themed circus-infused dinner theater returning weekends from June 9th to July 1st.

Robots will deliver food to your doorstep in San Francisco

San Francisco - Yelp's Eat24 has teamed up with Marble, a robot delivery startup, and will start delivering food in the evening in the relatively flat Mission and Potrero Hill districts in San Francisco California.

Op-Ed: Spring is time for art in the San Francisco Bay Area Special

San Rafael - As spring blossoms out, the points of interest for art lovers in the San Francisco Bay area are abundant. Like the those 'April rain showers' that bring forth the flowers, like the rhyme says, is so true for the local artistic scene.

Op-Ed: Local Radio Personality reminisces of days before de-regulation Special

San Francisco - With the emergence of Sirius satellite radio, music channels on cable TV and now personalized radio via streaming Internet services, the days of traditional radio broadcasting are just about over.

San Francisco passes preemptive law against religious registry

San Francisco - Responding to anti-Muslim rhetoric, policies and actions of the Trump administration, San Francisco became the first U.S. city to preemptively prohibit participation in any religion-based registry.

Toxic herbal tea sends two San Francisco customers to hospital

San Francisco - Two people in San Francisco ended up in the hospital after having to be resuscitated after they drank an herbal tea purchased in a shop on Grant Avenue, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Op-Ed: A Green Benefit District picks up were taxes fall short Special

San Francisco - In a place where the median price for an average middle-class home is close to or over $1 million, tax dollars are not able to cover the cost of basic things like maintenance and pot holes in the street.

Op-Ed: A local neighborhood band has a following at the pubs Special

San Francisco - With St. Paddy's Day soon to arrive, no doubt, bands will be performing at pubs, taverns and bars around the City. What better atmosphere for any band than to play at a pub on St. Patrick's Day.

Op-Ed: A Tree grows in San Francisco and so does division of neighbors Special

San Francisco - A 96-foot Redwood tree stands in the middle of a dispute between what one resident of San Francisco's Montclair Terrace wants to ensure as a legacy in memory to her late husband and what neighbors do not want; an obstruction of view from their windows.

San Francisco first in nation to provide free community college

San Francisco - San Francisco will become the first city in the United States to offer all residents free community college regardless of their ability to pay.

San Francisco sues Trump over sanctuary city executive order

San Francisco - San Francisco became the first major city to file a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump for his executive order targeting sanctuary cities.

San Francisco: Hundreds protest Trump's oil pipeline orders Special

San Francisco - In the wake of President Donald Trump's executive orders reviving the highly controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, Native Americans and their allies protested around North America this week.

Op-Ed: Ancient Grains get the spotlight at annual Winter Food Show Special

San Francisco - This past weekend, Pereg Natural Foods featured among its culinary delights the ancient grains of Farro and Freekeh. These little-known grains in the West are joining the ranks of popular healthier grain-alternatives like quinoa.

Op-Ed: Earthquake preparedness is ever-present, especially for SF Bay Special

San Francisco - As the little ghost town of Bodie was rattled this past December, those who prepare for Earthquakes see the trembler as yet another opportunity to remind people that seismic activity is always present.

Review: 'American Heiress' book about Patty Hearst is riveting reading Special

Staff Writer at The New Yorker, Jeffery Toobin has released a book about the bizarre kidnapping and then trial of publishing empire heir Patricia Hearst in his new 2016 book, "American Heiress."

Op-Ed: A car 'Climbing to the stars' existed before Tony Bennett song Special

San Francisco - The famous song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" has a verse that says, "to be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars." Decades before Tony Bennett sang that song,

San Francisco transit system comes under ransomware attack

Transit riders in San Francisco this weekend got a nice surprise: all Muni Metro rides were free. Unfortunately, the reason behind the free fair wasn’t a show of good will on a stressful holiday weekend.

Op-Ed: San Francisco burger place mourns loss of waitress who died at 96 Special

San Francisco - Every so often we are reminded that things that seem permanent and forever are only "on loan" to us. And, that we should not take anything for granted.

Fall, French cooking and San Francisco, a Bon Appetit combination Special

San Francisco - Bay Area based author Carole Bumpus was delighted when she got the news that she and her companion cookbook, ‘Recipes for Redemption’ from her novel 'Cup of Redemption' were invited to the "Literary Feast" of Les Dames d’Escoffier on Nov. 13.

'Mad Sal' is the gal to see at the annual Dickens Christmas Fair Special

San Francisco - As our nation ponders the possibility of a woman president in this upcoming November election, it is important to note how far women have advanced over a century’s time.

John Stanley retired host of 'Creature Features' talks ghost Special

Sonoma - On Halloween night it is customary for the older kids to watch scary movies. These days Netflix, Hulu and others have dozens and dozens to select from. But not too long ago, there was a time when a scary move was on local TV.

San Francisco's Millennium Tower is sinking fast into the muck

San Francisco - In what's looking more and more like a cover up, the fate of San Francisco's 58-story sleek and ritzy high-rise, Millennium Tower, is heading toward a big court battle after it was discovered the building is sinking and tilting into the soft soil.

Op-Ed: Comedian talks documentaries with fellow comedians on podcast Special

San Francisco - Over the past 40 years the documentary has blossomed from a didactic tool in a classroom to a box-office attraction. Examples of this in recent years are in films such as Michael Moore’s ‘Bowling for Columbine.’

San Francisco proposes 60 day cap on all Airbnb rentals

San Francisco - San Francisco is proposing a legislation that would cap out the total number of days a housing unit can be rented out as a short term rental. The number of days would be capped at 60 per year.
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AWAY: A Southwest Airlines jet takes off from San Jose International Airport in California in 2007.
AWAY: A Southwest Airlines jet takes off from San Jose International Airport in California in 2007.
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Marimar Suarez Penalva was the coordinator of the event and help the curators with finding space in ...
Marimar Suarez Penalva was the coordinator of the event and help the curators with finding space in the Consulate de Mexico offices for the various displays of art work. They varied from visual art, making use of video technology to paintings, photographs, abstract and conceptual art like that of Vera Costa.
 The Edwardian Ball is where the participants are truly the show   said Rosin Coven member and the e...
'The Edwardian Ball is where the participants are truly the show," said Rosin Coven member and the event's co-producer, Justin Katz.
by Marco Sanchez, courtesy of The Edwardian Ball
Josephine Foucher noted how bright and vivid the paintings of Xavier Castellanos are. She praised hi...
Josephine Foucher noted how bright and vivid the paintings of Xavier Castellanos are. She praised his work saying, "we love his work, he will always have a place here whenever he wants to schedule an exhibit."
Ben Matranga is a candidate in the running for City Supervisor for District 7  his own neighborhood.
Ben Matranga is a candidate in the running for City Supervisor for District 7, his own neighborhood.
Author Larry Levy is now retired. For the past 40 years he and his wife Teresa have lived in San Fra...
Author Larry Levy is now retired. For the past 40 years he and his wife Teresa have lived in San Francisco's Sunset District near Golden Gate Park.
Courtesy of author Larry Levy and Lehane Designs
For the 11th Annual Noir City Film Festival  special program guides were given to patrons.
For the 11th Annual Noir City Film Festival, special program guides were given to patrons.
The Ocean Avenue Festival from last year 2014 was a success. Organizers and community leaders want t...
The Ocean Avenue Festival from last year 2014 was a success. Organizers and community leaders want to keep activities like that going so that the neighborhood will thrive.
Courtesy of The Ingleside Light
Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park is getting some long-over due attention and renovation. The adja...
Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park is getting some long-over due attention and renovation. The adjacent cottage will undergo a renovation as well.
 Dog Days of Summer  is an upcoming social mixer aimed at raising awareness of the importance of gui...
"Dog Days of Summer" is an upcoming social mixer aimed at raising awareness of the importance of guide dogs and the work that Guide Dogs for The Blind of San Rafael does to train and prepare pups as canine companions for those with visual impairment.
Courtesy of Guide Dogs for The Blind, San Rafael, CA.
Michele Goss  one of the co-chairs noted that people she talked to said that New York s antique show...
Michele Goss, one of the co-chairs noted that people she talked to said that New York's antique shows are more stressful with intense competition. "Our show here is more relaxed and friendly," she said.
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David Louis Klein with models Siara Hunt  Jasmine Dshay  Lisa Oliveras  Patrice Davis and Okolo Chul...
David Louis Klein with models Siara Hunt, Jasmine Dshay, Lisa Oliveras, Patrice Davis and Okolo Chuluunbat.
Photo by RE Vamped, courtesy of David Louis Klein
Impressive mural of the Chinese Dragon in Chinatown  San Francisco  CA.
Impressive mural of the Chinese Dragon in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.
Efforts to save Charlie the pit bull reached out across the Internet through social media sites like...
Efforts to save Charlie the pit bull reached out across the Internet through social media sites like Face Book.
Labor of Eden.

Best neighborhood market for exotic food and local farmers  produce  fresh wide vari...
Labor of Eden. Best neighborhood market for exotic food and local farmers' produce, fresh wide variety of olives and more.
Main office at Parkmerced apartment and town house complex on 19th Ave in San Francisco.
Main office at Parkmerced apartment and town house complex on 19th Ave in San Francisco.
Ari Rozycki is now a world-traveling veterinary  since retiring from Especially Cats Veterinary Hosp...
Ari Rozycki is now a world-traveling veterinary, since retiring from Especially Cats Veterinary Hospital and Clinic on Taraval Street in San Francisco, CA
Courtesy Ari Rozycki
Author and historian James R. Smith spoke to dozens who filled St. Phillip s Church auditorium in Sa...
Author and historian James R. Smith spoke to dozens who filled St. Phillip's Church auditorium in San Francisco's Noe Valley District on Aug. 30 to recollect and remember Playland, which closed in 1972.
The interior of St. John Missionary Baptist Church  San Francisco  CA
The interior of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, San Francisco, CA
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