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Op-Ed: Moon Festival is Moon Cake time, with good fortune, hope, wishes Special

San Francisco - Autumn brings familiar occasions to mind, like back to school, Fleet Week and of course, Halloween. Yet, in the Asian community the Festival of the Moon (or Mid-Autumn harvest) is not about anything scary as in Halloween, but more about good fortune.

Op-Ed: 'A Passion For The Figure' exhibit opens with much success Special

San Francisco - The depiction of the human form in art, especially in public can be a sensitive issue. Often considered 'too explicit' or 'controversial' the human form for some galleries is usually avoided, because it's too personal.

Op-Ed: San Francisco Newspaper editor has his first art show at age 72 Special

San Francisco - Having his first art show At 72 is not easy, he admits. But San Francisco newspaper editor Doug Comstock has an accumulated body of work spanning over 50 years.

Op-Ed: 'Are You For Real?!' author says micromanaging is not good Special

San Francisco - There's nothing like a great pep talk when you're on the go, especially if you;re in sales. That's the incentive behind the recent release of David Stern's book on CD, "Are You For Real?! Going From Excuses to Authentic Selling and Living your Dreams."

Op-Ed: Woman of Her Word, excited to attend Ron Howard film London debut Special

San Francisco - Even though Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are still a formidable presence in the music industry today, it is hard to explain to the younger generations the ecstatic excitement The Beatles stirred in the baby-boomer generation.

Op-Ed: 'Speechless' show concept taking flight around the globe Special

San Francisco - Little did comedian Sammy Wegent know that his improvisational spoof on office presentations would spin into a start-up company called ‘Speechless’ which now employs a staff, has trainings and talks and takes him across the country and the globe.

Op-Ed: San Francisco's Catherine Merrill is 'A Passion for The Figure' Special

San Francisco - Strolling along Irving Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, locals have noticed the establishment of the San Francisco Woman Artists Gallery.

Statues of Donald Trump taken down in S.F., other cities

San Francisco - A giant, naked statue of Donald Trump that was surreptitiously installed in a San Francisco plaza has been taken down, but not before attracting a lot of attention here and in four other cities around the country.

David Elaine Alt blends classical music with jazz Special

San Francisco - The shift in socio-economic demographics that has occurred in the City over the past decade has not stopped composer-musician David Elaine Alt from pursuing his creative and artistic endeavors.

Delta Air Lines digging out of delays from massive computer crash

San Francisco - Delta Air Lines continued to recover Tuesday from a massive computer outage that grounded flights and stranded passengers at the San Francisco Bay Area's three major airports.

San Francisco nudists pose for videos before parade through city

San Francisco - Nudist activists displayed, well, just about everything Sunday to a throng of cellphone camera-toting onlookers before the start of a "Naked Parade" from the Castro to the Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods in San Francisco.

California college pitcher shot and killed playing Pokemon Go

San Francisco - A California college freshman visiting San Francisco was shot and killed Saturday, apparently while playing Pokemon Go near the city's popular Ghirardelli Square tourist attraction.

Uber, Airbnb workers to benefit from new S.F. janitors contract

San Francisco - Workers for web-enabled car and home rental services will be paid more under a deal with San Francisco's janitors' union negotiated with the help of the city's mayor.

Study: San Francisco has highest rate of pot smoking in U.S.

Washington - San Francisco, the gleaming city by the bay and financial center of the West, now has another title to add to its allure: marijuana capital.

San Francisco prepares for Pokemon Go invasion

San Francisco - Even San Francisco, the home of the hippie movement in the 1960s and a long list of oddities after that, has never seen anything like this.

Golden Gate Bridge officials commit to buy netting despite cost

San Francisco - Public officials in charge of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge plan to press ahead with installation of steel netting beneath the roadway to stymie the dozens of people who attempt suicide by jumping from the structure each year.

Op-Ed: Artists have been ousted but Point Alameda awaits to fill a need Special

San Francisco - As the cast and crew of "The Soiled Dove" make preparations for this weekend's two-day extravaganza event, they are one among many who have displaced by the dramatic redevelopment of San Francisco's Mission District.

California city must pay for police cam videos needed for lawsuit

Oakland - A San Francisco Bay Area city has been ordered to pay for copies of police videos that could show misconduct during Black Lives Matter protests in 2014.

What's the beef? Protest against meat clogs S.F. waterfront

San Francisco - Dozens of impassioned protesters and tourists armed with cameras and cell phones clogged the San Francisco waterfront Monday as a noisy animal rights protest marched from Market Street to Pier 39.

Airbnb is suing San Francisco over new rental laws

San Francisco - Airbnb chose to fight. In June, San Francisco essentially backed Airbnb into a corner, asking the startup to comply with tougher rental legislation or face daily fines.

U.S. President Obama lands in California for global tech confab

Mountain View - U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Northern California on Thursday to attend an entrepreneurship summit at Stanford University and meet with many of the world's renowned technology innovators.

Twitter takes stake in music service it passed on last year

San Francisco - San Francisco-based micro-blogging giant Twitter confirmed Tuesday that it had taken a major stake in music streaming service SoundCloud Ltd.

San Francisco offers platform to replace clear view of 'Ladies'

San Francisco - San Francisco officials promise to open a viewing platform this week after being bombarded with complaints over a chain-link fence blocking views of the city's iconic "Postcard Row" of Victorian homes across Steiner Street from Alamo Square Park.

Op-Ed: Two San Franciscans seek to serve the City they love Special

San Francisco - As the sun breaks through the clouds on this election day, the wether is symbolic of what most hope for. That clarity and stability will prevail This is what two City Supervisor candidates, one younger the other older are aiming for.

Op-Ed: Should Golden Gate Park have 'locked in' funding? Special

San Francisco - Election time has put voters at a very difficult decision about a very popular and treasured landmark. The future funding of Golden Gate Park is set on the ballot.

Bay Area airline passengers get holiday surprise — No lines

Oakland - Security lines for passengers seeking to board airplanes at Bay Area airports have been surprisingly short over the holiday weekend despite an uptick in travelers.

Victim's family files lawsuit over shooting on San Francisco pier

San Francisco - Parents of a young woman shot to death on the San Francisco waterfront last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and a former top official who enforced its controversial sanctuary policy.

Op-Ed: 'Thieving Forest' author reveals new mystery-crime novel Special

San Francisco - The author of "Thieving Forest," Martha Conway has now released a third novel, entitled "Sugarland: A Jazz Age Mystery.” It is her second mystery. But her work as a historical novelist is growing.

California agrees to spend another $150 million to fix Bay Bridge

San Francisco - The agency that oversaw construction of the new $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge voted Thursday to spend another $150 million to help keep the structure safe in a major earthquake.

Fewer perks for employees could be new normal in Silicon Valley

San Francisco - Okay, the $100,000 chrome panda stays. But a lot of the lavish perks that made internet file-sharing startup Dropbox one of the most sought-after places to work are being cut or eliminated.
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Eve Stone and her daughter were among the exhibitors. This display with all the shimmering copper wa...
Eve Stone and her daughter were among the exhibitors. This display with all the shimmering copper was from the Eve Stone Antiques, Ltd. collection. http://www.evestoneantiques.com/
As visitors enter they are greeted by a grand staircase that leads to the choir loft.
As visitors enter they are greeted by a grand staircase that leads to the choir loft.
Blossoms are now in bloom in San Francisco s Golden Gate Park.
Blossoms are now in bloom in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Paralegal and aspiring actor Tim Vigil was eager to visit Lovejoy s Tea Room. Originally Lovejoy s w...
Paralegal and aspiring actor Tim Vigil was eager to visit Lovejoy's Tea Room. Originally Lovejoy's was just an antique shop but when patrons responded positively to the offering of a cup of tea, owners of Lovejoy's decided to open a tea room.
Union Street gets in the winter holiday mood each year in December as the Union Street Association o...
Union Street gets in the winter holiday mood each year in December as the Union Street Association of merchants celebrates The Fantasy of Lights festival.
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Musician/vocalist Cris Matos who attended the reception on July 31  2014 has been helping to documen...
Musician/vocalist Cris Matos who attended the reception on July 31, 2014 has been helping to document the event sponsored by the Asian American Artists Association, since its initial inception back in 2009.
Courtesy of Cynthia Tom and A Place of Her Own exhibit
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
Interior of Leap s blue bus.
Interior of Leap's blue bus.
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The Bud Shop floral stand on Union Street has been on Union for more than 30 years. Owner Catherine ...
The Bud Shop floral stand on Union Street has been on Union for more than 30 years. Owner Catherine Cowman said she has seen lots of changes in the decades she's been selling flowers. People today have a much different taste and sense of style for flowers than in previous times.
The Golden Gate Chapter of Toastmasters  San Francisco celebrated its 78th Anniversary on April 2  2...
The Golden Gate Chapter of Toastmasters, San Francisco celebrated its 78th Anniversary on April 2, 2014
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 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.
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Friend and patron Jimmy Lappin admires the display of Xavier Castellano s art as the eyes of  the ph...
Friend and patron Jimmy Lappin admires the display of Xavier Castellano's art as the eyes of the philosopher Descartes look on. "Xavier's work has so much color, no camera will capture it. But what Xavier is expressing is the energy, the charm and the ambiance of these places," said Lappin.
Aliah Warmund and Brett Thompson are the owners of Cafe Dolci on Fillmore Street  located in San Fra...
Aliah Warmund and Brett Thompson are the owners of Cafe Dolci on Fillmore Street, located in San Francisco's Marina District.
Tea any time is a relaxing way to ease the stress of the day.
Tea any time is a relaxing way to ease the stress of the day.
San Francisco s Ingleside District
San Francisco's Ingleside District
Courtesy of Sara Piliotis and the Western Neighborhoods Project.
Composite photo taken after Friday night s concert in San Francisco shows massive fireworks display ...
Composite photo taken after Friday night's concert in San Francisco shows massive fireworks display in anticipation of Super Bowl 50 on on Sunday, Feb. 7, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.
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The 2nd Annual Noir City Christmas was held on Wed. Dec. 14 at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. ...
The 2nd Annual Noir City Christmas was held on Wed. Dec. 14 at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. It is a prelude to the upcoming film festival in January 2012.
Dr. Thomas Neylan  MD is a leading researcher and physician in the field of Post Traumatic Stress Di...
Dr. Thomas Neylan, MD is a leading researcher and physician in the field of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He works with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco.
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Each year Union Street gets all dressed up for Easter and Spring with its annual Union Street Easter...
Each year Union Street gets all dressed up for Easter and Spring with its annual Union Street Easter Parade and Springtime celebration.
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