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Homeless tax in San Francisco could end up backfiring

San Francisco - On Tuesday, voters in San Francisco passed Proposition C, a new corporate tax that will raise $400 million a year from the city’s largest companies and direct that money toward homeless services.

Kaskade to play New Year's Eve show in San Francisco, California

San Francisco - On September 27, it was announced that world renowned DJ and producer Kaskade will be performing a special New Year's Eve concert at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California.

Blake G talks Emilio Estefan, new single, San Francisco Pride Special

San Francisco - American singer Blake G chatted with Digital Journal about working with Emilio Estefan on his debut single, and his upcoming performance at San Francisco Pride in California tomorrow.

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.
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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.
SCENE: The Patagonia store in San Francisco burglarized early Monday by two men in a U-Haul truck is...
SCENE: The Patagonia store in San Francisco burglarized early Monday by two men in a U-Haul truck is just a few blocks from iconic Fisherman's Wharf.
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Jena Fleur attended the protest rally that took place outside the San Francisco home of Wells Fargo ...
Jena Fleur attended the protest rally that took place outside the San Francisco home of Wells Fargo Bank CEO John Stumpf on Saturday July 20, 2013. She is seen here in photo after the rally that day.
The San Francisco Municipal Transport Authority is donating the proceeds of a hateful pro-Israel ad ...
The San Francisco Municipal Transport Authority is donating the proceeds of a hateful pro-Israel ad to the city's human rights commission.
Many photographs of Playland are in James R. Smith s new book. In his presentation on Aug. 30  2011 ...
Many photographs of Playland are in James R. Smith's new book. In his presentation on Aug. 30, 2011 he talked about the various attractions of Playland's early years.
The third generation  brothers Andrew  age 28 and Michael  20  with their father Kevin and uncle Bri...
The third generation, brothers Andrew, age 28 and Michael, 20, with their father Kevin and uncle Brian Patterson. The Patterson Family has been producing the Great Dickens Christmas Fair since its inception almost 40 years ago, by the founders Phyllis and Ron Patterson (Andrew and Michael's grandparents).
Courtesy of The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and the Patterson Family
The historic F-line trolley crosses 24th Street at Church in Noe Valley on its way to The Castro Dis...
The historic F-line trolley crosses 24th Street at Church in Noe Valley on its way to The Castro District.
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
 These are a great snack food  with universal appeal   said Andy McKay of 20/20 Productions communic...
"These are a great snack food, with universal appeal," said Andy McKay of 20/20 Productions communications company. "In a way a knish is very similar to Cornish pasty pies."
Some of the cast of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair will be the carolers at the Afternoon Tea at th...
Some of the cast of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair will be the carolers at the Afternoon Tea at the Old Mint on Dec. 4. Both events share a common theme, the Victorian Era at holiday time.
Faith Echtermeyer
For more than 60 years Macy s has hosted its annual spring flower show. Each year at store locations...
For more than 60 years Macy's has hosted its annual spring flower show. Each year at store locations like San Francisco, shoppers are delighted with floral and plant arrangements to celebrate the season.
One of the highlights of her life and something she treasures dear   Children as Peacemakers.  Pat M...
One of the highlights of her life and something she treasures dear, "Children as Peacemakers." Pat Montandon turned her heartbreak into breaking barriers and raising consciousnesses for peace, during the Cold War era.
Courtesy of Pat Montandon
Sunday May 19  2012 was a perfect weather day in San Francisco for the annual Bay to Breakers Marath...
Sunday May 19, 2012 was a perfect weather day in San Francisco for the annual Bay to Breakers Marathon and running event.
Bay Area landscape artist Andreas Amador employs San Francisco s beaches as a canvas for his artisti...
Bay Area landscape artist Andreas Amador employs San Francisco's beaches as a canvas for his artistic vision
Andres Amador
This vintage photo is from the first Opening Day of The Bay celebration in 1917.
This vintage photo is from the first Opening Day of The Bay celebration in 1917.
Courtesy of PICYA and its affiliates (2017)
Cynthia Tom is an artist who uses mixed media and surrealist approaches to express the deep  collect...
Cynthia Tom is an artist who uses mixed media and surrealist approaches to express the deep "collective subconscious" in all of her work. She believes as 20th Century psychiatrist Carl Jung did, that art has the power to heal people.
Courtesy of artist Cynthia Tom
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
DOWN: High winds blew over a large tree across Interstate 80 in Vallejo  Calif.  on Tuesday  blockin...
DOWN: High winds blew over a large tree across Interstate 80 in Vallejo, Calif., on Tuesday, blocking traffic was blocked in both directions for nearly an hour.
California Highway Patrol
San Francisco s Moscone Center was the host for the annual MacWorld or for today s Apple Computer fa...
San Francisco's Moscone Center was the host for the annual MacWorld or for today's Apple Computer fans, i-Mac fans.
The most famous intersection in the world  Haight and Ashbury  San Francisco  California.
The most famous intersection in the world, Haight and Ashbury, San Francisco, California.

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