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Op-Ed: Next generation will carry on tradition of Dickens Fair Special

San Francisco - Early Bird ticket sales began in October for the annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair held at the Cow Palace in San Francisco's Excelsior District. And, while economic forecasts lately have been “Scrooge-like,”

Jet makes emergency landing after cabin walls buckle

San Francisco - An American Airlines flight from California to Texas was forced to turn around over Nevada and make an emergency landing Monday after walls inside the passenger cabin began to buckle, leaving insulation exposed.

New study shows massive earthquake in Bay area 'imminent'

San Francisco - A new study of the San Andreas Fault system has scientists worried that a potentially devastating and deadly earthquake in parts of the Pacific Northwest is imminent.

Interview with Kristina Olsen Special

The American folk icon, currently on tour in Australia, talks to Digital Journal about her most recent album and what she enjoys most about plying her trade in this part of the world.

Review: Ohio's swamps are setting for new novel by San Francisco writer Special

San Francisco - From the view of today's urban landscape its hard to imagine a swamp land once existed in a place like Ohio. Impressive cities like Columbus, Toledo, Cincinnati say little about a rural past.

SF to pay $15 million to family of woman killed by city truck

San Francisco - The husband and family of a San Francisco woman who was struck and killed by a city truck last year while sunbathing with her baby in a park will receive $15.1 million in a settlement approved Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Writer tells of his own Neil Simon-like plays in his new book Special

San Francisco - The life and work of a writer is often a mixture of fact and fiction. Yet for many writers some of the best stories they share come from real life, especially their own.

Therapy dogs at major airports comfort stressed passengers

Los Angeles - Therapy dogs at a number of major airports, in various cities, including Los Angeles and Miami are being used to provide comfort to stressed-out passengers.

Op-Ed: Audio Describer donates her voice to help those with disabilities Special

San Francisco - With so much these days about access and having a voice to be heard, voice-over artist Michele Spitz is very outspoken when it has to do with access to the arts.

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.
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A view from Four Seasons hotel in San Francisco
A view from Four Seasons hotel in San Francisco
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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.
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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.
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This installation is by a woman artist Rita Ponce-de Leon  from Peru. Marimar Suarez Penalva who wor...
This installation is by a woman artist Rita Ponce-de Leon, from Peru. Marimar Suarez Penalva who works for the Consulate General de Mexico said that finding the right space for each art piece was difficult, because some of the space was part of the consulate's offices and art had to be set in such a way that it would not interfere with daily business routines.
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Astronaut and engineer Jose Hernandez will be one of the science lecturers at the  Mex I AM  festiva...
Astronaut and engineer Jose Hernandez will be one of the science lecturers at the "Mex I AM" festival.
Courtesy of "Mex I AM" festival event
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The Golden Gate Chapter of Toastmasters  San Francisco celebrated its 78th Anniversary on April 2  2...
The Golden Gate Chapter of Toastmasters, San Francisco celebrated its 78th Anniversary on April 2, 2014
Courtesy of San Francisco Toastmasters
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Revelers got an early start on the Saturday  March 15  2014 before Saint Patrick s Day. All of Lomba...
Revelers got an early start on the Saturday, March 15, 2014 before Saint Patrick's Day. All of Lombard Street seen here in the City's Marina/Cow Hollow District was filled with a 'frat-party' type of atmosphere, all wearing the green to join in the fun.
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 Aimee s work is very well made and she is well respected in the community   said Dayenu Gift Shop o...
"Aimee's work is very well made and she is well respected in the community," said Dayenu Gift Shop onwer/manager Hiroko Rosen.
Courtesy of metal artist Aimee Golant
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Graced with Light installation with colourful ribbons inside the Grace Cathedral  San Francisco  CA.
Graced with Light installation with colourful ribbons inside the Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA.
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Local author Joseph Sutton with his most recent book  The Year The Giants Won The Series  stands out...
Local author Joseph Sutton with his most recent book "The Year The Giants Won The Series" stands outside the Book Shop West Portal.
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Specialty s Bakery and Cafe in San Francisco s Financial District has some of the best cookies.
Specialty's Bakery and Cafe in San Francisco's Financial District has some of the best cookies.
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Musician turned artist  Ian Lee proudly displays the paintings that he and partner Sarah Sargent cre...
Musician turned artist, Ian Lee proudly displays the paintings that he and partner Sarah Sargent created. "It's plural, we work as a team," he said.
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At the event Karyn Bryant (Tuolumne River Trust Advancement Director)  Patrick Koepele (TRT Deputy E...
At the event Karyn Bryant (Tuolumne River Trust Advancement Director), Patrick Koepele (TRT Deputy Executive Director & Dos Rios Project Coordinator), Eric Wesselman (TRT Executive Director), Susan Stern (Past TRT Board President).
Rick Avant, courtesy of Tuolumne River Trust
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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
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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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An Orion VII Bus in San Francisco of the San Francisco Municipal Railway.
An Orion VII Bus in San Francisco of the San Francisco Municipal Railway.
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Utako was waiting for the #22 Fillmore MUNI bus to take her to the Nihomachi Street Fair  that was h...
Utako was waiting for the #22 Fillmore MUNI bus to take her to the Nihomachi Street Fair, that was held on the weekend of August 3 and 4, 2013 in San Francisco's JapanTown.
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On page 6 of the Sept. 2014 issue The Ingleside Light features Albert Ish Jr of Central Upholstery o...
On page 6 of the Sept. 2014 issue The Ingleside Light features Albert Ish,Jr of Central Upholstery on Ocean Ave at his craft.
Raymond Rudolph, courtesy of The Ingleside Light Newspaper, San Francisco
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 We have been here at this show for at least 20 years or more   said David Peck of Imari Gallery of ...
"We have been here at this show for at least 20 years or more," said David Peck of Imari Gallery of Sausalito, CA. His gallery specializes in Japanese treasures like silk screen paintings and exquisite artifacts like this statue of the Buddha.
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An American Airlines Boeing 757 jetliner
An American Airlines Boeing 757 jetliner
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