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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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The General Manager for SF Recreation & Parks  Phil Ginsburg was pleased with the restoration projec...
The General Manager for SF Recreation & Parks, Phil Ginsburg was pleased with the restoration project. He said that the next phase of the windmill restoration (Phase III) would have the water pump and motor installed sometime before the end of the year.
PRETTY: The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is shown at night in 2014.
PRETTY: The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is shown at night in 2014.
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 Window-smith  Trevor Robertson along with Fredericksen s owner Tom Tognetti is the creative force b...
'Window-smith' Trevor Robertson along with Fredericksen's owner Tom Tognetti is the creative force behind the window displays. For Halloween , Robertson and Tognetti used the shower scene from the Hitchcock movie "Psycho" to feature faucets, knifes and sinks on sale at the store that week. "We try to have something new in the window for each season or occasion," said Trevor Robertson.
Along the 1400 block of McAllister Street.
Along the 1400 block of McAllister Street.
HOME: Twitter headquarters at the corner of Market and 10th streets in San Francisco.
HOME: Twitter headquarters at the corner of Market and 10th streets in San Francisco.
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Tales of the City  by Armistead Maupin are on DVD  production first appeared on PBS as a mini-series...
Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin are on DVD, production first appeared on PBS as a mini-series in 1993.
Ocean Avenue from view of the Ingleside District of San Francisco.
Ocean Avenue from view of the Ingleside District of San Francisco.
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Over a million people packed the sidewalks of San Francisco for a noon-time parade down Market Stree...
Over a million people packed the sidewalks of San Francisco for a noon-time parade down Market Street to City Hall on Oct. 31, 2014 to celebrate The San Francisco Giants third World Series win in five years.
Courtesy of Ricky Manalo
Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park is getting some long-over due attention and renovation. The adja...
Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park is getting some long-over due attention and renovation. The adjacent cottage will undergo a renovation as well.
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Cellphone photographic journalism  live and on the go.
San Francisco Chinatown Photography - Cellphone photographic journalism, live and on the go.
In the distance along La Playa Street where Judah Street and 48th Ave intersect is Java Beach Cafe  ...
In the distance along La Playa Street where Judah Street and 48th Ave intersect is Java Beach Cafe, a hub and gathering place for the neighborhood. With increased foot traffic, more shops and businesses are opening up along the Judah Street merchant corridor that stretches towards Ocean Beach.
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Kathy Ostram talked about her recollections of guitarist Sam Andrew while at Mary s Pizza Shack on t...
Kathy Ostram talked about her recollections of guitarist Sam Andrew while at Mary's Pizza Shack on the plaza in Sonoma. Many of her memories of that time, were when San Francisco was filled with the sounds of the rock and roll music that attracted thousands to the City.
One of the highlights of her life and something she treasures dear   Children as Peacemakers.  Pat M...
One of the highlights of her life and something she treasures dear, "Children as Peacemakers." Pat Montandon turned her heartbreak into breaking barriers and raising consciousnesses for peace, during the Cold War era.
Courtesy of Pat Montandon
Members of the Northern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation having a little lunc...
Members of the Northern California Chapter of the Netherland-America Foundation having a little lunch after the docent tour with curator Lynn Federie Orr on Sept. 23, 2011.
Families  residents and visitors from everywhere celebrated the 83rd annual holiday tree lighting ce...
Families, residents and visitors from everywhere celebrated the 83rd annual holiday tree lighting ceremony in Golden Gate Park on Dec. 6, 2012.
Courtesy of SF Recreation and Park Dept
Author of the short stories  Joseph Sutton when he was a kid circa 1947.  The Life and Death of Abra...
Author of the short stories, Joseph Sutton when he was a kid circa 1947. "The Life and Death of Abraham Massry and Other Short Stories," are based upon his experiences growing up.
Courtesy of writer Joseph Sutton
These abstracts are by Mexican artist Mariana Greuener. Works from over 30 artists from all over Lat...
These abstracts are by Mexican artist Mariana Greuener. Works from over 30 artists from all over Latin America were featured at the Numina Femenina Latin Women in the arts exhibit at the Consulate General de Mexico in San Francisco from Oct. 20 to Dec. 13, 2011.
 Fixed  is one of the films that will be featured at this year s Superfest  beginning on Nov. 14.
"Fixed" is one of the films that will be featured at this year's Superfest, beginning on Nov. 14.
Courtesy of Superfest 2015
 As people age their attachment to their collection grows   said Tom Hainlin. He provided a short le...
"As people age their attachment to their collection grows," said Tom Hainlin. He provided a short lecture at the cafe set up in the middle of the pavilion floor. He was at the antiques show on behalf of Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank, this year's sponsor of the show.

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