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San Francisco window-washer survives 11-story fall

San Francisco - A San Francisco window-washer appears to have survived an 11-story plunge off a downtown office building after landing on a moving car and tumbling onto California Street.

Op-Ed: Starting Holidays early with Tea, it is not just a Dickens thing Special

San Francisco - As the morning rain gave way to sunshine this afternoon, the organizers and staff of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair opening today were pleased to host their annual 'High Tea' for members of the press and their guests at 2 PM.

S.F. Zoo workers say young gorilla's death was avoidable

San Francisco - Animal caretakers at San Francisco Zoo say the Nov. 7 death of a young endangered gorilla in its enclosure could have been prevented.

Op-Ed: San Francisco Sheriff determined to withstand 'shunning' by Mayor Special

San Francisco - City politics, especially in San Francisco has a reputation for sometimes being like a small town, intense, rudimentary and seemingly personal.

San Francisco window washer survives 11-story fall

The first sign something was wrong was when office workers walking along Montgomery Street looked up to see a blur falling from the sky.

Asiana Airlines suspended from using SFO due to 2013 crash

Seoul - South Korea has penalized Asiana Airlines for last year's fatal crash at San Francisco International Airport by barring its jets from landing there for 45 days.

With grand rooms restored, it's tea time again at The Old Mint Special

San Francisco - As the weather begins to chill, something hot to drink is appealing. And, what is more soothing than a cup of tea! With less than a month before the holiday season goes into full swing,

Op-Ed: Fantasy of Lights and elves to charm Union Street Dec 6 Special

San Francisco - While areas of Europe will be having its traditional Christmas markets, perhaps the closest thing to that in San Francisco would be the annual Union Street Fantasy of Lights, starting on Dec. 6 and will continue until Dec. 13.

Op-Ed: 'Marvelous' Superfest event highlighted disability with 52 films Special

San Francisco - With over 52 films from all over the world, organizers of the annual Superfest disability-celebrating film festival considered the event this past November 2, "a marvelous day, highlighting the intersections of disability, art and film.

Endangered young gorilla dies at San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco - A hydraulic door that crushed an endangered young gorilla to death at the San Francisco Zoo on Friday night was custom-made with a fully functional manual shut-off switch, a zoo spokesman said Sunday.

Baby gorilla crushed to death in freak accident at California zoo

A baby gorilla at a zoo in San Francisco, California, ended up being crushed to death in what is being described as a freak accident.

Op-Ed: San Francisco Giants fans are elated, despite rain upon a parade Special

San Francisco - Despite storm warnings and a downpour of some rain, over a million Giants fans showed up for the congratulatory parade celebration in honor of the baseball team's third World Series Victory in five years.

Op-Ed: SF Giants prove again that the best baseball is team baseball

San Francisco - Say what you want about how the San Francisco Giants are undeserving of being Major League champions because they couldn't even win their division after the nearly interminable 162-game season.

Op-Ed: Surrealist artist favors Day of The Dead over Halloween as sacred Special

San Francisco - While dozens of parties are being planned and the usual traversing of 'trick-or-treaters' are gearing up, there is one group in San Francisco that likes to honor the autumn festivity's original purpose, "a day to honor the dead."

Op-Ed: Classic mid-century burger place holds on in pricey San Francisco Special

San Francisco - In places like San Francisco, where real estate prices continue to shift and neighborhoods are transformed, it is comforting to see some things stay and remain the same.

Internet star Twitter plans tech center for SF homeless

San Francisco - Internet darling Twitter, the unique micro-blogging service that went public a year ago, wants to provide tech training to homeless residents of San Francisco from a center near the company's new headquarters.

Video: Tourists cheer S.F. tour guide's racist anti-Chinese rant

San Francisco - Video of a San Francisco tour guide launching into an anti-Chinese tirade while leading an open-topped bus tour through the city's famed Chinatown has gone viral.

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.
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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
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Cole Hardware of San Francisco does many things to keep in tune with customers. In addition to havin...
Cole Hardware of San Francisco does many things to keep in tune with customers. In addition to having a merchandise flyer, Cole Hardware has an in-house monthly newspaper, an newsletter send via email and a frequent buyer discount program.
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Ariane Trimuschat  the director of the annual antique show benefit  took a moment to talk about the ...
Ariane Trimuschat, the director of the annual antique show benefit, took a moment to talk about the show's theme with local realtor and antique show volunteer Cornelia de Schepper. "This year's theme is Jazz Moderne: Art Decco and the Avant Guarde."
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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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Silvio Levy and his wife Sheila Newbery were guests of the Dutch Consulate that evening. Seen here c...
Silvio Levy and his wife Sheila Newbery were guests of the Dutch Consulate that evening. Seen here chatting with Cornelia de Schepper a member of the Netherland-America Foundation, Levy and Newbery's son is currently studying in Holland.
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Kezar Pavilion is next to the venerable Kezar Stadium  near San Francisco s Golden Gate Park. Once a...
Kezar Pavilion is next to the venerable Kezar Stadium, near San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Once a fully enclosed sports arena and stadium, Kezar is where Polytechnic High and Lowell High School rivaled. The old Kezar was featured in the 1971 movie "Dirty Harry" starring Clint Eastwood. Now, completely renovated and downscaled, it is a completely outdoor arena.
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San Francisco: Lombard street
San Francisco: Lombard street
Nicolas Vigier
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Over 200 showed up at a noon time rally on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco on Aug. 2  2011 t...
Over 200 showed up at a noon time rally on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco on Aug. 2, 2011 to show support for an ordinance brought before the Board of Supervisors to help put an end to wage theft by unscrupulous employers.
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Tom Sweeney has been on staff as beefeater doorman for 38 years at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in Sa...
Tom Sweeney has been on staff as beefeater doorman for 38 years at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco.
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The day after treatment at the ER at SF General Hospital  the ambulance bill arrived. $2 065.00 the ...
The day after treatment at the ER at SF General Hospital, the ambulance bill arrived. $2,065.00 the total and that is just for the ride to the hospital not the invoice from the ER itself.
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Amanda King will be appearing at San Francisco s Rrazz Room for three shows  beginning on May 6  201...
Amanda King will be appearing at San Francisco's Rrazz Room for three shows, beginning on May 6, 2011
Lois Tema
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The Nihonmachi Street Fair in San Francisco s Japantown  celebrated its 40th Anniversary this past A...
The Nihonmachi Street Fair in San Francisco's Japantown, celebrated its 40th Anniversary this past August 3 and 4, 2012.
courtesy of Nihonmachi Street Fair Committee
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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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Single millionaires by San Francisco neighborhood.
Single millionaires by San Francisco neighborhood.
San Francisco magazine
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Flyers and notices have been posted on all MUNI buses and trolley lines that input from the public i...
Flyers and notices have been posted on all MUNI buses and trolley lines that input from the public is needed. SFMTA has a month's time to gather data from the 11 scheduled meetings and other sources so to present their findings and analysis.
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Paco Romane having some breakfast at his local haunt  The Blue Front Cafe on Haight Street near Maso...
Paco Romane having some breakfast at his local haunt, The Blue Front Cafe on Haight Street near Masonic.
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Last year s Sunday Street s event for The Richmond District closed off Clement Street.
Last year's Sunday Street's event for The Richmond District closed off Clement Street.
Courtesy of Sunday Streets
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Those in attendance at the 84th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony in Golden Gate Park on Dec. 5 ...
Those in attendance at the 84th annual holiday tree lighting ceremony in Golden Gate Park on Dec. 5, 2013 were treated to a machine-made flurry of snow.
courtesy of SF Rec. and Parks Dept.
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Inside of a prison cell at Alcatraz
Inside of a prison cell at Alcatraz
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