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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.

Op-Ed: Writer says, 'this is not the San Francisco I fell in love with' Special

San Francisco - More than just keeping an eye open looking out for fires a top of Mt. Barnaby near Mount Tamalpais in his spare time, volunteer look-out and retired writer Larry Levy views his beloved San Francisco in a much different way today.

Op-Ed: Asian Women celebrate A Place of Her Own exhibit and workshops Special

San Francisco - Healing and transformation is something that is very important to artist Cynthia Tom. This is why she has been so instrumental in the forming and on-going work of the Asian American Women Artists Association and its annual "A Place of Her Own," events.

Op-Ed: Consul General's hopes for 'Mex I AM' Festival in San Francisco Special

San Francisco - At the end of the month a very unique festival will be opening at Yerba Buena Arts Center, it is called “Mex I AM.” To call it an event is perhaps an understatement.

SF Bay Area oyster farm wins another 30 days reprieve

Inverness - The San Francisco Bay Area's last oyster farm is not closed, not quite yet. While the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.'s retail store is scheduled to shut down Thursday, oyster farming in the historic estuary can continue for at least 30 days.

Despite chilly fog a Street party for neighborhood was fun Special

San Francisco - Sunday Streets are events that encourage recreation, community activities and fun in San Francisco. Essentially, they can be thought of as large block party.

SF judge denies bail for bomb suspect

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant jailed after authorities found alleged bomb-making materials in his home will not be transferred to a mental hospital for treatment before trial, a federal judge ruled July 22.

SF bomb possession suspect appears in court

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant — arrested last month after alleged chemical bomb-making materials were found in his residence in the city's tony Nob Hill district — could be released on bail to seek psychological treatment in a hospital.

Man leaps from newly constructed Bay Bridge span

San Francisco - An unidentified man leapt to his death from the recently opened eastern span of the Bay Bridge on Wednesday morning at around 10 AM.

'Hot Cop of Castro' becomes newest Internet viral photo sensation

San Fransisco - A San Francisco police officer has become the newest Internet viral photo sensation after his photo was posted on Facebook by an admirer.

Caviar captures attention of foodies and investors alike

San Francisco - Looking for a top-flight meal without the hassle of going out to a top-flight restaurant? Look no further than Caviar, a two-year old start-up that’s looking to cement its grip on delivering meals from only the finest metropolitan restaurants.

Op-Ed: Hops History event displays that San Francisco is a beer town Special

San Francisco - For centuries beer has been the beverage of the people and it comes as little surprise that for most of the 19th and well into the 20th Century, America was one of the largest producers of beer.

98-yr-old San Francisco woman evicted from home of 50 years

San Francisco - A 98-year-old woman is being evicted from the San Francisco apartment she's lived in for 50 years by real estate speculators with a reputation for expelling vulnerable residents.

Golden Gate Bridge directors approve barrier to stop suicides

San Francisco - After decades of being an unfortunate magnet for people determined to kill themselves, directors of the Golden Gate Bridge voted Friday to build a suicide barrier along the length of the iconic span.

SF Giants Tim Lincecum tosses 2nd no-hitter of career

San Francisco - The Freak has gone and done it again. For the second time in his career — and the second time in less than a calender year — San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has thrown a no-hitter. Oh yeah, and he's done it against the same team too.

Op-Ed: San Francisco mezzo soprano Kelsey Lauritano eager to make debut Special

San Francisco - Now in her third year at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, San Franciscan Kelsey Lauritano is honored, thrilled and just a bit anxious about her immediate future as she plans and hopes to go on to a graduate program.
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Entrance to Parkmerced located at 19th Ave and Holloway in San Francisco.
Entrance to Parkmerced located at 19th Ave and Holloway in San Francisco.
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At the event Karyn Bryant (Tuolumne River Trust Advancement Director)  Patrick Koepele (TRT Deputy E...
At the event Karyn Bryant (Tuolumne River Trust Advancement Director), Patrick Koepele (TRT Deputy Executive Director & Dos Rios Project Coordinator), Eric Wesselman (TRT Executive Director), Susan Stern (Past TRT Board President).
Rick Avant, courtesy of Tuolumne River Trust
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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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BEATING THE HEAT: Sunbathers are expected to crowd San Francisco s famous Dolores Park on Tuesday an...
BEATING THE HEAT: Sunbathers are expected to crowd San Francisco's famous Dolores Park on Tuesday and Wednesday for the hottest days of the year so far. This photo was taken last April.
Victorgrigas/Wikimedia Commons
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Moscone Center West was where the American Bar Association held its  House of Delegates  convention ...
Moscone Center West was where the American Bar Association held its "House of Delegates" convention and annual this past week, from August 8 to 13, 2013.
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Artist John Paul Marcelo is one of many local artists participating in the  94109 - Local Artists Pi...
Artist John Paul Marcelo is one of many local artists participating in the "94109 - Local Artists Picture the Neighborhood" exhibit at the Studio Gallery on Polk Street in San Francisco from June 2 to June 9, 2013.
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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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In most depictions of lord Krishna  he is attired in peacock feathers. The peacock is a symbol of Kr...
In most depictions of lord Krishna, he is attired in peacock feathers. The peacock is a symbol of Krishna as well as a symbol of royalty, beauty and things mystical and magical in most cultures throughout the world.
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The baklava at Myconos Greek Restaurant is delicious  gratifying and uniquely flavorful. My dinner g...
The baklava at Myconos Greek Restaurant is delicious, gratifying and uniquely flavorful. My dinner guest with me for the evening detected a hint of clove and nutmeg in the baklava, "and not doughy or drenched with lots of honey," she said. We both agreed we will return again and have more.
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San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International Airport
Constantine Kulikovsky
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Arbor Day for California was celebrated the week of March 7 to 14  2014. To commemorate it  The Dept...
Arbor Day for California was celebrated the week of March 7 to 14, 2014. To commemorate it, The Dept. of Public Works planted over 40 trees around the City in one weekend.
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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.
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San Francisco
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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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Candle holder and match holder by metal artist Aimee Golant.
Candle holder and match holder by metal artist Aimee Golant.
Courtesy of metal artist Aimee Golant
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Murphy s Windmill in 2000  long before restoration crews were even able to gather. Windmill restorat...
Murphy's Windmill in 2000, long before restoration crews were even able to gather. Windmill restoration designer Lukas Verbij noted that the windmill was in sad shape. This photo from 2000 shows how much the old windmill had deteriorated over the years.
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Design rendering of interior plans for the new St. Luke s campus of California Pacific Medical Cente...
Design rendering of interior plans for the new St. Luke's campus of California Pacific Medical Center serving the Mission District of San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy of CPMC media department
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 The Tear Machine  by artist Vera Costa  on display at the Consulate General de Mexico in San Franci...
"The Tear Machine" by artist Vera Costa, on display at the Consulate General de Mexico in San Francisco, CA from Oct. 20, to Dec. 13, 2011.
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 The Meehan Brothers are wacky with lots of energy sort of like a Jack Russell Terrier   said Heathe...
"The Meehan Brothers are wacky with lots of energy sort of like a Jack Russell Terrier," said Heather Hill. She worked at Cobbs Comedy Club in San Francisco where the brothers perform often
Meehan Brothers
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Geraldine Arata greeted visitors as usual  yet on Saturday Oct. 6  Arata Gallery on Columbus Ave in ...
Geraldine Arata greeted visitors as usual, yet on Saturday Oct. 6, Arata Gallery on Columbus Ave in San Francisco's North Beach closed it's doors. "Art is one of first things to leave and the last to come back during a recession," she said.
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