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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.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

'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.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

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.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 4 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell - 3 comments

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?"
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

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.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 4 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Brett Wilkins - 17 comments

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

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.
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

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.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

San Francisco streets jammed as transit worker protest continues

San Francisco - A worker sickout delayed San Francisco's morning and evening commutes for a second day Tuesday as thousands of transit employees stayed home to protest a controversial contract provision.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Mass sickout by transit workers cripples San Francisco commute

San Francisco - San Francisco's legions of downtown office workers faced a grindingly slow commute Monday after two-thirds of the city's transit operators called in sick in an apparent contract protest.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Formula Retail rules causes ansgst for valuable commercial space Special

San Francisco - When the Rite Aid store on Ocean Ave between Jules and Ashton closed in 2009, Walgreens was eager to move right in. Yet as Ocean Avenue Association Executive Director Daniel Weaver pointed out,
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell

San Francisco's 'Rat Girl' is causing problems (Video)

San Francisco - A 43-year-old woman known as "Erica J," or by the nickname "Rat Girl," has been actively breeding rats in a residential hotel in Minna Street and then releasing them "into the wild," so to speak, in the local parks.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Sonoma Job counselor with a pioneering journalist past Special

Sonoma - Ah the wine country! Beautiful vineyards, charming boutiques, with fine restaurants this region is a weekend get-a-away. And, what more perfect example than in the Old Mission town of Sonoma,
Digital Journal Report by Jonathan Farrell - 4 comments

California steers towards a clear-up on medical marijuana law

San Francisco - A bill has been proposed to clear-up California's somewhat confused approach to medical marijuana. This week the state Assembly will consider the new legislation.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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 The Tear Machine  by artist Vera Costa  on display at the Consulate General de Mexico in San Franci...
"The Tear Machine" by artist Vera Costa, on display at the Consulate General de Mexico in San Francisco, CA from Oct. 20, to Dec. 13, 2011.
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Aoife O  Donovan on panel discussion at the  Brain at War  conference on June 21  2012 at Marines Me...
Aoife O' Donovan on panel discussion at the "Brain at War" conference on June 21, 2012 at Marines Memorial Club and Hotel San Francisco. She mentioned that Post Traumatic Stress has an impact upon the immune system and aging.
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The entrance to the Bali exhibit at the Asian Art Museum. No photos are allowed of the artifacts wit...
The entrance to the Bali exhibit at the Asian Art Museum. No photos are allowed of the artifacts within the exhibit to help protect them from exposure to light.
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Tim Lipscomb joined in with the Alliance for Jobs & Sustainable Growth led the crowd at the July...
Tim Lipscomb joined in with the Alliance for Jobs & Sustainable Growth led the crowd at the July 14 rally at City Hall in a chant, "Rebuild Now!"
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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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Bay Area landscape artist Andreas Amador employs San Francisco s beaches as a canvas for his artisti...
Andres Amador
Bay Area landscape artist Andreas Amador employs San Francisco's beaches as a canvas for his artistic vision
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San Francisco
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Interior of renovated Presidio Branch of the SF Public Library on Sacramento Street. Photo courtesy ...
Courtesy of Field Paoli
Interior of renovated Presidio Branch of the SF Public Library on Sacramento Street. Photo courtesy of Field Paoli Architects (2011).
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The crew and staff of the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Recycling Center if evicted will be out of a j...
Courtesy of Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Recycling Center, SF CA
The crew and staff of the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Recycling Center if evicted will be out of a job. And, all the people who go to the recycling center will have to go else where to recycle their materials.
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The Commonwealth Club s Dr. Ruth Shapiro  its first Social Entrepreneur in Residence was the moderat...
The Commonwealth Club's Dr. Ruth Shapiro, its first Social Entrepreneur in Residence was the moderator for that Wednesday evening. She asked him questions that were gathered from the audience. It was standing room only in the Blue Room at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on Nov. 17, 2011.
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San Francisco
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More examples of contemporary design as they were displayed in the Consulate General s home in San F...
More examples of contemporary design as they were displayed in the Consulate General's home in San Francisco.
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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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Barbara Eden on stage at the Castro Theater in a live interview with Marc Huestis.
Barbara Eden on stage at the Castro Theater in a live interview with Marc Huestis.
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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.
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Back in April of this year  as work was being done to Dolores Park and surrounding areas  near the o...
Liam O'Brien, courtesy of Nature in The City newsletter
Back in April of this year, as work was being done to Dolores Park and surrounding areas, near the old Mission of San Francisco, work crews uncovered the lagoon. Over 150 years ago it refreshed and nourished the native tribes that inhabited the land. As the Spanish settlers took over, the lagoon got filled in. And the area eventualy known as The Mission District.
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View of Lake Merced from the top floor of the new club house that was built in Harding Park that is ...
View of Lake Merced from the top floor of the new club house that was built in Harding Park that is part of the lake's recreational area for the public use.
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Fisherman s Wharf  San Francisco
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Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
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A view of 24th Street  the main corridor of Noe Valley a little town type of place in San Francisco.
A view of 24th Street, the main corridor of Noe Valley a little town type of place in San Francisco.
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While the mood of the Bay to Breakers event was festive and full of revelers  the presence of increa...
While the mood of the Bay to Breakers event was festive and full of revelers, the presence of increased security was near. Obvious reminders of the recent incident in Boston.
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