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Huge fire breaks out on iconic Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco

A four-alarm fire erupted on San Francisco's iconic Fisherman's Wharf early Saturday morning. The blaze started at a warehouse that contained a large fish processing operation on Pier 45.

Oakland California bans city use of facial recognition software

Oakland - The Oakland California city council voted unanimously for a ban on city agencies using facial recognition technology. Oakland is the third city to pass such legislation after neighboring San Francisco and Somerville, Massachusetts.

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.
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Latest photograph of the crashed Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport
Latest photograph of the crashed Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport
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Debra Mugnani  Dorothy Donell and Kat Fitzgerald sing with the rest of the group Supper Club Six at ...
Debra Mugnani, Dorothy Donell and Kat Fitzgerald sing with the rest of the group Supper Club Six at Villa d'Este Restaurant, San Francisco, CA
Food vendors of many sorts were in attendance along with the traditional Japanese food items at the ...
Food vendors of many sorts were in attendance along with the traditional Japanese food items at the Nihonmachi Street Fair in San Francisco, Aug. 3 and 4, 2013.
Courtesy of Nihonmachi Street Fair Committee
This is the plaque that O Brien mentions. It gives witness to California s earliest days.
This is the plaque that O'Brien mentions. It gives witness to California's earliest days.
Liam O'Brien, Nature in The City
Tree plantings bring entire neighborhoods together. Trees enhance the quality of life and help provi...
Tree plantings bring entire neighborhoods together. Trees enhance the quality of life and help provide an environmental health to the area as trees and other greenery provides oxygen for humans.
Courtesy of Friends of the Urban Forest, SF, CA
Examples of contemporary Dutch art & design were prominently displayed. Consul General Bart van Bolh...
Examples of contemporary Dutch art & design were prominently displayed. Consul General Bart van Bolhuis graciously open his home to host a party to celebrate the restoration of the Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate park and the premiere of the Van Otterloo collection exhibit of Dutch Masters at the Legion of Honor Museum. "These are happy days for the Dutch here in San Francisco," he said.
Neva Henderson was born and raised in the Ingleside District. While she  is a member of New Providen...
Neva Henderson was born and raised in the Ingleside District. While she is a member of New Providence Baptist Church a few blocks away, she considers Rev. G like family. "He coached my two brothers on the basketball team," she said. She stops by from time to time to visit.
Jean Barish  talked to the audience at the meeting. She like Kathy Howard and others fear that once ...
Jean Barish, talked to the audience at the meeting. She like Kathy Howard and others fear that once the soccer field complex is installed the natural habitat of the Western edge of Golden Gate Park will be altered forever.
Crowds are still streaming in to see the Picasso exhibit almost a month after its debut at San Franc...
Crowds are still streaming in to see the Picasso exhibit almost a month after its debut at San Francisco's de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park
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)
Kezar Pavilion has been home to the Dragon House MMA events for over a decade. Zhong Luo  the Dragon...
Kezar Pavilion has been home to the Dragon House MMA events for over a decade. Zhong Luo, the Dragon House founder believes that in martial arts important principles and strengths are taught.
With the seal of the SF Sheriff s office displayed  former SF Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi who was oppo...
With the seal of the SF Sheriff's office displayed, former SF Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi who was opposed to closing the recycling center now in his role as sheriff must evict the facility which has been in Golden Gate Park for more than 30 years.
Courtesy of Ed Dunn, Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Recycling Center, SF, CA
This was Kathy with her toy poodle  Demi  (that is short for demitasse  not Demi Moore). Photo was t...
This was Kathy with her toy poodle "Demi" (that is short for demitasse, not Demi Moore). Photo was taken in Golden Gate Park and this was when she was a Journalism major at San Francisco State University, circa 1967 to 1969.
Courtesy of Kathy Ostram
Along the 1400 block of McAllister Street.
Along the 1400 block of McAllister Street.
 Alcohol was also a recurring element in Dickens’ stories   says food historian and culinary exper...
"Alcohol was also a recurring element in Dickens’ stories," says food historian and culinary expert, Tori Avey. "Though drinking was largely frowned upon in Victorian society, says Avey, Dickens was known to enjoy visiting taverns and public houses." Seen here is one of the many vendor establishments at the annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA.
Rich Yee
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The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
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 The street fair this year  exceeded our expectations; thanks in part to the San Francisco Municipal...
"The street fair this year, exceeded our expectations; thanks in part to the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority and ClearChannel," said Grace Horikiri, Executive Director of the Nihonmachi Street Fair Committee.
Courtesy of Nihonmachi Street Fair Committee
For over a century the octagon building has been one of the special gems of the Sunnyside District o...
For over a century the octagon building has been one of the special gems of the Sunnyside District of San Francisco. Today after many years of effort and collaboration, the distinctive octagon building serves as a cultural center and meeting place.
Courtesy of Friends of Sunnyside Conservatory

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