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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.

Op-Ed: 'Beatlemania' is relived in Ron Howard film 'Eight Days A Week' Special

San Francisco - Literally right from Sacramento she returned to San Francisco's Sundance Kabuki Theater to see again, the Ron Howard documentary "Eight Days A Week: The Beatles - The Touring Years."

Op-Ed: 'Man with the hook' in films had to step aside, says filmmaker Special

San Francisco - When we look at our diverse society in this 21st Century, one aspect to that diversity that still has yet to be fully understood is the subject of disability. The lives of people with disabilities is important.

Op-Ed: Moon Festival is Moon Cake time, with good fortune, hope, wishes Special

San Francisco - Autumn brings familiar occasions to mind, like back to school, Fleet Week and of course, Halloween. Yet, in the Asian community the Festival of the Moon (or Mid-Autumn harvest) is not about anything scary as in Halloween, but more about good fortune.

Op-Ed: 'A Passion For The Figure' exhibit opens with much success Special

San Francisco - The depiction of the human form in art, especially in public can be a sensitive issue. Often considered 'too explicit' or 'controversial' the human form for some galleries is usually avoided, because it's too personal.

Op-Ed: San Francisco Newspaper editor has his first art show at age 72 Special

San Francisco - Having his first art show At 72 is not easy, he admits. But San Francisco newspaper editor Doug Comstock has an accumulated body of work spanning over 50 years.

Op-Ed: 'Are You For Real?!' author says micromanaging is not good Special

San Francisco - There's nothing like a great pep talk when you're on the go, especially if you;re in sales. That's the incentive behind the recent release of David Stern's book on CD, "Are You For Real?! Going From Excuses to Authentic Selling and Living your Dreams."

Op-Ed: Woman of Her Word, excited to attend Ron Howard film London debut Special

San Francisco - Even though Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are still a formidable presence in the music industry today, it is hard to explain to the younger generations the ecstatic excitement The Beatles stirred in the baby-boomer generation.
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About 80 people gathered on Feb 7  2017 to listen to the proposal of a Green Benefit District for th...
About 80 people gathered on Feb 7, 2017 to listen to the proposal of a Green Benefit District for the inner-Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. A GBD would cover the cost of things not currently paid for by tax-payer dollars.
Jared Press, courtesy of Build:Public
Blossoms are now in bloom in San Francisco s Golden Gate Park.
Blossoms are now in bloom in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Those in attendance at the 84th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony in Golden Gate Park on Dec. 5 ...
Those in attendance at the 84th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony in Golden Gate Park on Dec. 5, 2013 were treated to a machine-made flurry of snow.
courtesy of SF Rec. and Parks Dept.
Stage of Koret Auditorium at the Main branch of the SF Public Library where the 10-member panel held...
Stage of Koret Auditorium at the Main branch of the SF Public Library where the 10-member panel held a discussion about the New Media and its impact upon news and media for the future.
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In addition to his growing number of fans  singer/performer Jason Brock has his supporting cast and ...
In addition to his growing number of fans, singer/performer Jason Brock has his supporting cast and crew in the talents and dedication of pianist, Dee Spencer who appears with him at Martuni's.
Courtesy of Jason Brock
Naturalist Amber Hasselbring and citizen scientist and professional researcher  Liam O Brien see the...
Naturalist Amber Hasselbring and citizen scientist and professional researcher, Liam O'Brien see themselves as butterfly warriors. The Western Tiger-Swallowtail Butterfly seen here is one of the species common to the Market Street area of San Francisco. According to O'Brien, Hasselbring and others like naturalist John Muir Laws, "Butterflies see city streets as 'canyons' where they can rest (on trees) and feed."
Courtesy of Amber Hasselbring and Liam O'Brien
A T Third Street line light rail vehicle of the San Francisco Municipal Railway crossing over the Is...
A T Third Street line light rail vehicle of the San Francisco Municipal Railway crossing over the Islais Creek Channel heading southbound in San Francisco.
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CALIFORNIA: A giant figure resembling Santa Claus is depicted smoking medical marijuana above a popu...
CALIFORNIA: A giant figure resembling Santa Claus is depicted smoking medical marijuana above a popular San Francisco cafe in 2009.
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Members of the Northern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation having a little lunc...
Members of the Northern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation having a little lunch after the docent tour with curator Lynn Federie Orr on Sept. 23, 2011.
On a sunny day the view of the Golden Gate and the Pacific Ocean are breathtaking. Yet summer time i...
On a sunny day the view of the Golden Gate and the Pacific Ocean are breathtaking. Yet summer time in San Francisco is mostly fog. A sunny warm day in summer at the Legion of Honor is a treat for residents and visitors alike.
Leah Tumerman was one of the artists featured at the cafe for Second Sundays event in March.
Leah Tumerman was one of the artists featured at the cafe for Second Sundays event in March.
Richard Kurylo
Hills with cable cars running down to water and further to the Rock (Alcatraz) viewed in distance  S...
Hills with cable cars running down to water and further to the Rock (Alcatraz) viewed in distance, San Francisco, California.
Many were fed at the Soup Kitchen rally held on Sept. 1  2011 at the New Federal Building in San Fra...
Many were fed at the Soup Kitchen rally held on Sept. 1, 2011 at the New Federal Building in San Francisco. National Nurses United wanted to call attention to the fact that this current economic recession has caused thousands to lose health insurance, their homes and are struggling each day to meet basic necessities like food.
Courtesy of National Nurses United
July 31  2014 marked the beginning of this year s  A Place of Her Own  exhibit at the Thoreau Center...
July 31, 2014 marked the beginning of this year's "A Place of Her Own" exhibit at the Thoreau Center, San Francisco, sponsored by the Asian American Women Artists Association. Seen here from left to right are: Mido Lee, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Byron Bacon, Cynthia Tom, Susan Almazol, Irene Wibawa, Manon B. Wada, Julie Anderson, Khai-Hoan Ngo and Reiko Fujii.
Courtesy of Cynthia Tom and "A Place of Her Own"
MOVING OUT: The Golden State Warriors basketball team hopes to have more than one extra championship...
MOVING OUT: The Golden State Warriors basketball team hopes to have more than one extra championship banner to hang from the rafters of their new arena in 2018.
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 Window-smith  Trevor Robertson along with Fredericksen s owner Tom Tognetti is the creative force b...
'Window-smith' Trevor Robertson along with Fredericksen's owner Tom Tognetti is the creative force behind the window displays. For Halloween , Robertson and Tognetti used the shower scene from the Hitchcock movie "Psycho" to feature faucets, knifes and sinks on sale at the store that week. "We try to have something new in the window for each season or occasion," said Trevor Robertson.
The rain that fell did not deter fans from turning out in full force to greet their home team.
The rain that fell did not deter fans from turning out in full force to greet their home team.
courtesy of Ricky Manalo
The mummified body of a woman who has been dead for years was found inside a California home filled ...
The mummified body of a woman who has been dead for years was found inside a California home filled with trash.
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