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Review: Sonoma has a man of intrigue, or at least in Avery Mann's books Special

Sonoma - Avery Mann, a nom de plume for international law attorney Bruce Janigian, may seem ordinary. But once you delve into his his two books “Angel Landing” and “Persona Non Grata” you are taken from the local to the global.

Op-Ed: Bay Area transit agency needs a timeout or something

San Francisco - Call us old-fashioned. Go ahead, we can take it. If you're still dishing by the time we're done telling you what we think, we might even listen.

Police confirm agent's lost gun was used to kill S.F. woman

San Francisco - San Francisco police have confirmed that a handgun stolen from a federal agent's parked car in June was the weapon that killed a San Francisco woman a few days later as she walked with her father on the waterfront.

U.S. BLM admits gun stolen from worker killed woman on S.F. pier

San Francisco - A gun allegedly used to kill a San Francisco woman on Pier 14 a week ago had been stolen from a federal agent just one week prior to the fatal shooting, a local newspaper reported Tuesday.

Sheriff: Feds could have demanded arrest of S.F. slaying suspect

San Francisco - San Francisco would have kept an illegal Mexican immigrant locked up and unable to attack a young woman he is suspected of killing if federal authorities had demanded it, a top official said this week.

Suspect in random SF slaying had previously been deported

San Francisco - The Mexican national accused of the random killing of a young San Francisco woman at a popular tourist attraction last Wednesday had been deported five times prior to the fatal shooting.

San Francisco homicide suspect was deported five times

San Francisco - The seemingly random killing of a woman at a popular tourist spot in San Francisco has raised a number of troubling questions. The suspect in the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle was an illegal immigrant from Mexico who had been deported five times.

Op-Ed: New start up company reaches out to the Babyboom generation Special

San Francisco - The baby boomers, who once impacted the nation with their youth and ushered in the era of civil rights and the hippie movement, will now have an immense impact on healthcare and housing with their advancing years.

Op-Ed: San Francisco singer reaches out to fans for help to fund CD Special

San Francisco - Even with years of experience performing and an appearance on TV, San Francisco Bay Area-based singer/entertainer Tim Hockenberry is utilizing the latest in 21st-century media to help him produce his latest CD.

Cafe interruptus: Starbucks to shut down La Boulange shops

Seattle - Starbucks plans to shut down nearly two dozen La Boulange cafes it bought in 2012 but to continue to sell La Boulange baked goods in its stores nationwide, the world's largest coffee seller said Monday.

Lawsuit: Slain California transit officer sought better training

San Francisco - A California transit cop killed by friendly fire during a search last year had urged his wife to sue his department for failing to provide better training for his fellow officers, a lawsuit filed Friday has alleged.

Op-Ed: San Francisco writer keeps journal of Giants at the World Series Special

San Francisco - Only baseball fans would understand. Local writer Joseph Sutton has just published his third memoir of the Giants at the World Series, entitled, San Francisco GIANTS: A Fan's Journal 2010, 2012, 2014.

Op-Ed: SF Conservatory composer finds universal theme in The Mass Special

San Francisco - Within the tradition of concert and orchestra music, there has always been a sense of the sacred, whether it is Handel's "Messiah" or Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," regardless of being religious or not this link still exists.

Crowded SF tour bus burns on Haight Street

San Francisco - Dozens of tourists visiting San Francisco’s iconic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood got considerably more excitement than they expected May 3 when their tour bus caught fire and burned on Haight Street.

Corinthian, Heald technical colleges close abruptly

Santa Ana - More than two dozen for-profit technical colleges — most in the San Francisco Bay Area — closed abruptly on Monday, leaving thousands of students without classes or degrees but with thousands of dollars of debt.

Baseball's 'tainted' homer king cleared of lying to drug probe

San Francisco - Baseball star Barry Bonds was cleared Wednesday of criminally misleading his sport's 2003 drug probe when a federal appeals court ruled that a “rambling, nonresponsive answer” he gave to a grand jury was not obstruction of justice.

'Joke Tweet' gets cybersecurity expert barred from United flight

A prominent cybersecurity researcher ran afoul of United Airlines last week after he joked on Twitter that the airline's onboard computer systems could be hacked. The airline was not amused.

San Francisco board votes unanimously for circus animal ban

San Francisco - Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! But not if you live in or visit San Francisco, where lawmakers voted unanimously Tuesday to ban wild and exotic animal performances in circuses and shows.

Mummified body of woman dead 'for years' found in hoarder's house

San Francisco - A mummified body was found Saturday inside a house in San Francisco's Inner Richmond neighborhood. The home was so full of trash and garbage that firefighters trying to retrieve the remains had to wear oxygen masks.

Op-Ed: A community working with its civic leaders is aiming to thrive Special

San Francisco - For some, The Ingleside/Excelsior of San Francisco is just another area in the City that needs new development. Yet for those who live in the area and treasure it,

Official: S.F. jail inmates forced into 'gladiator-style' fights

San Francisco - San Francisco Sheriff's deputies allegedly forced inmates at a county jail to engage in "gladiator-style" fights, betting on the outcomes and threatening violence, including rape, as punishment for prisoners who refused to participate.

Op-Ed: From Dust Bowl to Nob Hill, a San Francisco socialite remembers Special

Beverly Hills - To read her book "Peeing on Hot Coals" is like reading something right out of John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath." Pat Montandon, San Francisco's 'Golden Girl' and local TV celebrity has written her seventh book.

Alleged kidnapping in Northern California was hoax, police say

Vallejo - This week’s reported kidnapping for ransom of a Bay Area woman was a hoax, California and federal authorities said Wednesday.

San Francisco passes torch on Old Mint restoration

San Francisco - The city’s 1874 U.S. Mint may one day roar back to life as a museum or other featured attraction, but probably not the way a leading local nonprofit group has envisioned for more than 10 years.

San Francisco church removes sprinklers soaking homeless

San Francisco - Outdoor sprinklers installed outside a San Francisco cathedral to discourage homeless people from sleeping there have been removed, church officials said Wednesday.

Parched California set to impose more limits on water usage

San Francisco - Additional restrictions on water usage in California are expected to be imposed this week in the face of a continuing drought that has seen rivers, lakes and reservoirs drying up statewide.

Op-Ed: San Francisco comedian at a crossroads in his career Special

San Francisco - For almost a decade comedian Paco Romane has established a spot for himself in the City's home-grown comedy club circuit. Always eager to work if he was not able to find a gig, he created one; like his show "The Romane Event."

Op-Ed: Final injunction assures City College stays open despite threat Special

San Francisco - The City Attorney's Office was very pleased with the final injunction that Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow delivered on Feb. 17. It ensures that City College will treated fairly in the re-accreditation process.

Op-Ed: California locals remember those times, of guitarist Sam Andrew Special

Sonoma - The death of guitarist Sam Andrew stirred not only Rolling Stone to publish a reflective and stirring obit, but Andrew's death got one local Northern California woman who met Andrew to reflect on those San Francisco days, when the Haight-Ashbury

Op-Ed: Author and Korean War vet honored by his congregational family Special

San Francisco - Rejoicing and giving thanks as it is mentioned in the Book of Deuteronomy, Chapter 16 holds a lot of meaning, especially as the season of spring draws near. It is the part of The Bible in which The Passover is mentioned.
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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.
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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.
Each year hundreds participate to present the Great Dickens Christmas Fair at San Francisco s Cow Pa...
Each year hundreds participate to present the Great Dickens Christmas Fair at San Francisco's Cow Palace. This year marks its 41st season and the Patterson Family hopes it will continue for many more.
Raymond Van Tassel, courtesy of The Great Dickens Fair
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Sculptor, Feng Jin with his work at an art show in Washington Square in San Francisco's North Beach area. Saturday, April 23, 2011
Landscape designer Topher Delaney s installation of a whimsical rendition of concrete and bold neon ...
Landscape designer Topher Delaney's installation of a whimsical rendition of concrete and bold neon colors has some like Harry Pariser upset. "This used to be a meadow, now it is a concrete mess," he said.
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San Francisco resident Tim Vigil had a model train set around the Christmas tree for his holiday gat...
San Francisco resident Tim Vigil had a model train set around the Christmas tree for his holiday gathering.
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Even as new restaurants pop up  to accommodate the changing trends  most of the eatery spots have be...
Even as new restaurants pop up, to accommodate the changing trends, most of the eatery spots have been there on 24th Street a long time.
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Interior of Andy's Excellent Chinese Cuisine on Polk Street, San Francisco, CA
John Van Benheuvel  Sander Van dijk  Frans Van Gosliga and staff from the Consul General s office of...
John Van Benheuvel, Sander Van dijk, Frans Van Gosliga and staff from the Consul General's office of the Netherlands also joined in on the curator's tour of the Van Otterloo collection that day, Sept. 23, 2011.
After an extensive four-month renovation  The Embarcadero Cinema at San Francisco s Embarcadero Cent...
After an extensive four-month renovation, The Embarcadero Cinema at San Francisco's Embarcadero Center officially re-opened on November 1, 2013. "We had about 50 guests," said publicist Steve Indig, speaking on behalf of Landmark Theaters. "Everyone seemed very impressed and we got many great compliments"
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Virginia Clasing with husband John view the Olmec exhibit with Jonathan Chait, deputy consul general de Mexico.
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Community organizer  activist and artist Judy Shintani and textile artist Serena Lee also attended t...
Community organizer, activist and artist Judy Shintani and textile artist Serena Lee also attended the reception. Judy has promoted such out reach programs as Doctors Without Boarders and the Half Moon Bay Coastside Center where she teaches art.
Courtesy of A Place of Her Own and the Asian American Women Artists Association
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An Orion VII Bus in San Francisco of the San Francisco Municipal Railway.
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