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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.

'Mad Sal' is the gal to see at the annual Dickens Christmas Fair Special

San Francisco - As our nation ponders the possibility of a woman president in this upcoming November election, it is important to note how far women have advanced over a century’s time.

John Stanley retired host of 'Creature Features' talks ghost Special

Sonoma - On Halloween night it is customary for the older kids to watch scary movies. These days Netflix, Hulu and others have dozens and dozens to select from. But not too long ago, there was a time when a scary move was on local TV.

San Francisco's Millennium Tower is sinking fast into the muck

San Francisco - In what's looking more and more like a cover up, the fate of San Francisco's 58-story sleek and ritzy high-rise, Millennium Tower, is heading toward a big court battle after it was discovered the building is sinking and tilting into the soft soil.

Op-Ed: Comedian talks documentaries with fellow comedians on podcast Special

San Francisco - Over the past 40 years the documentary has blossomed from a didactic tool in a classroom to a box-office attraction. Examples of this in recent years are in films such as Michael Moore’s ‘Bowling for Columbine.’

San Francisco proposes 60 day cap on all Airbnb rentals

San Francisco - San Francisco is proposing a legislation that would cap out the total number of days a housing unit can be rented out as a short term rental. The number of days would be capped at 60 per year.

Op-Ed: 'Beatlemania' is relived in Ron Howard film 'Eight Days A Week' Special

San Francisco - Literally right from Sacramento she returned to San Francisco's Sundance Kabuki Theater to see again, the Ron Howard documentary "Eight Days A Week: The Beatles - The Touring Years."
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Arata Fine Art Gallery closed its doors on Oct 6  2012 in San Francisco s North Beach neighborhood. ...
Arata Fine Art Gallery closed its doors on Oct 6, 2012 in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. Yet owner Geraldine Arata said that she and husband John Pruett will continue to conduct business at their other galleries and via the Internet.
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
SHAKER: USGS map of San Francisco Bay Area showing major earthquake faults. Tuesday s 4.0 event was ...
SHAKER: USGS map of San Francisco Bay Area showing major earthquake faults. Tuesday's 4.0 event was on the Hayward Fault.
US Geological Survey
Showing a more whimsical side to fine antiques Jessie Davis of Jessie Davis Antiques displayed his c...
Showing a more whimsical side to fine antiques Jessie Davis of Jessie Davis Antiques displayed his collection of unusual plates, platters and tea cups and tea pots.
Seen here is the crowd from last year s Hops and History event.  Last year Hops and History sold out...
Seen here is the crowd from last year's Hops and History event. "Last year Hops and History sold out before the day of the event with nearly 600 hundred attendees," said event coordinator Derek Remski.
Courtesy of Museum of San Francisco and Historical Society
Russell Pritchard  local business owner is opposed to  big box  type of retail. He provided testimon...
Russell Pritchard, local business owner is opposed to "big box" type of retail. He provided testimony to the SF Planning Commission on July 28. He considers major banks as "formula retail."
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.
CPMC CEO Dr. Warren Browner  M.D. was among those attending the rally at City Hall on July 14  2011....
CPMC CEO Dr. Warren Browner, M.D. was among those attending the rally at City Hall on July 14, 2011. Despite the obstacles, Browner told this reporter at other meetings and events that he is sympathetic to those opposed to CPMC. Yet the need for a state-of-the-art seismically sound hospital is of utmost importance for all the people of San Francisco.
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.
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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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One of the most photographed images for San Francisco  California calendars are the Victorian houses...
One of the most photographed images for San Francisco, California calendars are the Victorian houses with the background of the financial district .
Since June of 2011 a shuttle bus express has been provided along the trolley line  along Judah Stree...
Since June of 2011 a shuttle bus express has been provided along the trolley line, along Judah Street in San Francisco's Sunset District which stretches out toward Ocean Beach.
From her days as a local TV host in the 1960 s  Pat Mondandon  shared her thoughts on fashion  cooki...
From her days as a local TV host in the 1960's, Pat Mondandon, shared her thoughts on fashion, cooking and local events and activities in San Francisco.
Courtesy of Pat Montandon
Luis Umana-Timms is the Dean at the San Francisco
campus of Hult International Business School. He ...
Luis Umana-Timms is the Dean at the San Francisco campus of Hult International Business School. He is very pleased with the skills and experience Herb Meiberger and Ray Meadows bring to the students.
Coming soon to a San Francisco street near you... the Hook-Up Truck!
Coming soon to a San Francisco street near you... the Hook-Up Truck!
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On November 5  2013 dozens gathered outside the 9th Court of Appeals to raise awareness about the po...
On November 5, 2013 dozens gathered outside the 9th Court of Appeals to raise awareness about the policy local San Francisco postmaster has enacted since 2008. For more than five years, Single Residency Occupancy Hotel residents have not had reliable US Postal Service. Their mail is often "dumped" in one spot allowing it to be stolen by thieves, mishandled or lost.
by Jen Drake, Public Outreach Director for the SF City Attorney's Office
This is the plaque that O Brien mentions. It gives witness to California s earliest days.
This is the plaque that O'Brien mentions. It gives witness to California's earliest days.
Liam O'Brien, Nature in The City
Executive director of the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Recycling Center  Ed Dunn  sent out images of ...
Executive director of the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Recycling Center, Ed Dunn, sent out images of the eviction noticed via email. On Nov. 29, 2012 the long-standing recycling facility got the notice issued by the Mayor with less than seven days to vacate.
Courtesy of Ed Dunn of Haight Asbury Neighborhood Recycling Center
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (center  in cap and stunna shades) marches in the city s 2014 Pride parad...
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee (center, in cap and stunna shades) marches in the city's 2014 Pride parade.
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