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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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 Making the knish cocktail size is a great idea   said Boo Dewitt she and her husband Don were among...
"Making the knish cocktail size is a great idea," said Boo Dewitt she and her husband Don were among the invited guests that Monday evening at Studiomix on Van Ness Ave.
Right before the ride the  crookedest  street  Lombard Street with Telegraph Hill in distance  San F...
Right before the ride the "crookedest" street, Lombard Street with Telegraph Hill in distance, San Francisco, California.
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The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
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 Back To The Picture  framing and art gallery manager Derek Hargrove (at center) with his fellow sta...
"Back To The Picture" framing and art gallery manager Derek Hargrove (at center) with his fellow staff/crew worked to help make the opening reception of the exhibit that Saturday evening a success.
Derek Hargrove
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.
Many of the floral displays on the first floor level were set along the walls and pillars of the sal...
Many of the floral displays on the first floor level were set along the walls and pillars of the sales-floor.
Shrimp is also a favorite during the winter months. Ukoy is Filipino style fritter made with shrimp ...
Shrimp is also a favorite during the winter months. Ukoy is Filipino style fritter made with shrimp, Russet potatoes, bean sprouts, onions, garlic and spices. Shrimp, crab and other seafood delicacies can be prepared a variety of ways. A diverse city like San Francisco can feature them all.
Courtesy of GraceAnn Walden and The Yummy Report
Cathedral Hill complex site as it is today. Formerly a hotel with office buildings. CPMC owns this s...
Cathedral Hill complex site as it is today. Formerly a hotel with office buildings. CPMC owns this site and wants to build a brand new 555-bed state-of-the-art medical facility.
Courtesy of CPMC media department
Laura Gregory is the actress who will be portraying the fictional  Mad Sal  this season at the Great...
Laura Gregory is the actress who will be portraying the fictional 'Mad Sal" this season at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair at the Cow Palace, The fair starts on Nov. 19 and continues until Dec. 18, 2016
MarkEYE, courtesy of Dickens Christmas Fair and Red Barn Productions
Steve Keyser was one among many who posted on Facebook on the passing of legendary guitarist and fou...
Steve Keyser was one among many who posted on Facebook on the passing of legendary guitarist and founding member of Big Brother and The Holding Company, Sam Andrew.
Courtesy of Steve Keyser
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.
SALAD: Pokémon Go players congregate last week in a city park in Anchorage  Alaska.
SALAD: Pokémon Go players congregate last week in a city park in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Part of the Second Sunday event activities an art display was featured at Melanio’s Bistro on Ocea...
Part of the Second Sunday event activities an art display was featured at Melanio’s Bistro on Ocean Avenue.
Courtesy of Richard Kurylo and The Ingleside Light
Actors  singers  dancers as well as artisans and vendors work very hard to create an authentic Victo...
Actors, singers, dancers as well as artisans and vendors work very hard to create an authentic Victorian holiday experience for all those attending the Great Dickens Christmas Fair each year.
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Realtors  Paul Mueller  Ana Menendez  Karstin Axe along with McGuire staff member Jim Mager  got to ...
Realtors, Paul Mueller, Ana Menendez, Karstin Axe along with McGuire staff member Jim Mager, got to enjoy some Southern homestyle cooking for lunch provided by Hard Knox Cafe, located on Third Street in San Francisco. See web site for details: hardknoxcafe.com
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.
Friends of the Urban Forest dedicate themselves to the promoting of trees and help residents and nei...
Friends of the Urban Forest dedicate themselves to the promoting of trees and help residents and neighbors organize tree planting events. They often go door-to-door, providing information and opportunities for home-owners and residents to participate.
Courtesy of Friends of the Urban Forest, SF, CA
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
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