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S.F. waterfront slaying suspect claims 2015 killing was accident

San Francisco - The suspect in what seems to have been a random slaying on the San Francisco waterfront has asked for the most serious charge against him — second-degree murder — to be dismissed.

Is San Francisco pushing aside the homeless for the Super Bowl? Special

San Francisco - As the Bay Area rolls out the welcome mat for Super Bowl 50, many of San Francisco's homeless residents are feeling anything but welcome in their own city as they claim officials are pushing them aside to keep them hidden during the big event.

Demonstrators block westbound Bay Bridge in MLK Day protest

San Francisco - Protesters blocked all five westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge for more than an hour Monday in an extended version of anti-racism demonstrations that started early in the day in Oakland.

Op-Ed: Quinoa is one of the stars at Winter Fancy Foods Show Special

San Francisco - Among the thousands of specialty food items and companies featured at the Winter Fancy Foods Show this weekend at Moscone Center is quinoa.

Op-Ed: Winter Fancy Food Show at Moscone Center features the unique Special

San Francisco - Moscone Center is gearing up for the annual Winter Fancy Food Show opening this Saturday, January 17. Sponsored by the Speciality Food Association, this is the largest specialty food trade event on the West Coast.

Review: Soul/reggae singer Natty prepares to 'Release the Fear'

The San Francisco-born thirty-something, who moved to London at the age of one, reached the Top 20 with his debut LP, "Man Like I," in 2008. Is the follow-up worthy of similar success? Digital Journal found out.

Musician Alicia Keys announces free SF concert before Super Bowl

San Francisco - American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will headline a free concert on the San Francisco waterfront the night before Super Bowl 50.

Op-Ed: San Francisco Sheriff seeks reforms on use of force policies Special

San Francisco - As the year came to a close, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi introduced comprehensive reforms to the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department (SFSD)’s Use of Force (UOF) Policy.

Op-Ed: Amy J. Berg film of Janis spurs memory of Monterey Pop 1967 Special

Sonoma - As the extended showing of Amy J. Berg's new documentary, "Janis: Little Girl Blue" winds down at The Roxie Theater, former San Francisco State University journalist Kathy Bramwell Ostram shared her recollections of the Monterey Pop Festival.

City Attorney, San Francisco demands no more Bieber graffiti ads Special

San Francisco - Graffiti is a worldwide problem for major cities like San Francisco. Over the years, community activists have sought ways to channel graffiti activity into artistic expression or outlets.

Op-Ed: Janis Joplin film extended at San Francisco's Roxie Theater Special

San Francisco - The new documentary film, "Janis: Little Girl Blue" has been extended in showing at The Roxie Theater in San Francisco's Mission District. The reviews of director Amy Berg's work have been outstanding. Yet most of all, audiences have been deeply moved.

Golden Gate Bridge declares itself a 'no-drone zone'

San Francisco - Just in case you were considering flying that new aerial drone you got for Christmas off the Golden Gate Bridge, there's a new rule you probably should know about.

San Francisco police to investigate artist's death as homicide

San Francisco - San Francisco police said Tuesday they would investigate this week's death of a well-known North Beach artist as a homicide.

Cargo spill at entrance to San Francisco Bay forces ship warnings

San Francisco - U.S. Coast Guard officials warned ships entering or leaving San Francisco Bay to watch out for pallets and other shipping materials that were washed off a container ship heading from Oakland to Seattle.

Op-Ed: Refugee situation hits close to home for San Francisco writer Special

San Francisco - The Syrian refugee crisis hit a little closer to home this past Dec. 8 when the Los Angeles County Supervisors met to discuss making provisions for their possible arrival to California. To most people the Syrian crisis seems very far away.

Rainstorm, winds expected to drench Bay Area on Sunday

San Francisco - Bay Area residents braced Sunday for the second rainstorm in a week as a widespread weather system approached from the northwest.

Golden State Warriors get green light to return to San Francisco

San Francisco - San Francisco supervisors voted 10-0 to approve construction of a new $1 billion arena on the city's southern downtown shoreline to lure the NBA champion Golden State Warriors basketball team back to the city by the bay.

San Francisco police chief refuses to resign over shooting

San Francisco - San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said Friday he would not resign at the request of Bayview residents angry over a video showing officers shooting a young man who did not appear dangerous.

Op-Ed: New documentary of Janis Joplin makes premiere tonight at Roxy Special

San Francisco - Like echoes of a song, faintly lingering in the background of one's memories of youth, former journalist-turned-job counselor, Kathy Bramwell Ostram wanted very much to be at tonight's premiere of "Janis: Little Girl Blue."

Op-Ed: San Francisco writer makes ebook with stories he had in a drawer Special

San Francisco - Just about every writer has bits and pieces of a story or portions of a novel stuffed away in a drawer. Established San Francisco writer Joseph Sutton is no exception.

Drifters accused of two Bay Area murders plead innocent

San Rafael - Three young transients accused of robbing and killing two people in Northern California have pleaded innocent to murder charges.

San Francisco's Third Eye Blind plans free show on Haight Street

San Francisco - San Francisco alternative rockers Third Eye Blind are planning a free performance next week in the city's famed Haight-Ashbury district.

From SF With Love: Third generation is now taking the leadership of Dickens Fair Special

San Francisco - The annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair starts early this year, ahead of 'Black Friday.' The fair's opening day is Nov. 21.

Regulators had not inspected San Francisco tour bus that crashed

San Francisco - The sightseeing bus that apparently lost its brakes and careened out of control for two blocks in San Francisco's popular Union Square shopping district last week was not registered nor inspected as required by California law.

Rapidly changing women's fashions challenging for Banana Republic

San Francisco - Is Banana Republic running out of time? That's the view of many industry analysts interviewed by Cable News Network (CNN), who say the once-iconic clothier has fallen out-of-step with rapidly changing women's fashions.

Op-Ed: Women Authors Promote National Reading Group Month Special

San Francisco - This past Oct. 29, Bookshop West Portal in San Francisco's West Portal district was host to a group book reading sponsored by the Women's National Book Association.

Op-Ed: 'Thieving Forest' now goes to audio book format Special

San Francisco - Fall has been an exciting time for local author Martha Conway. This past Oct. 29, she appeared at BookShop West Portal in a panel sponsored by the Women's National Book Association.

Op-Ed: Films as far away as Kazakstan will premiere at Superfest Special

San Francisco - Films from far away as Kazakhstan will be making a premiere at the 29th Annual Superfest: International Disability Film Festival this coming Nov. 14. One of the festival's coordinators Professor Emily Beitiks, PhD took some time to talk about it.

Swarm of minor quakes continues in eastern S.F. Bay Area

San Ramon - A swarm of small earthquakes continued to roll through the eastern San Francisco Bay Area this week as residents felt at least 10 quakes by 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Drifters accused of two Bay Area murders win delay in proceedings

San Rafael - Court proceedings have been postponed in the case of three drifters accused of a pair of murders on the U.S. West Coast in October.
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WATERING HOLE: Vesuvio Cafe in San Francisco s North Beach neighborhood was one of the places late a...
WATERING HOLE: Vesuvio Cafe in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood was one of the places late artist Stuart Jackson was known to frequent.
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Latest photograph of the crashed Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport
Latest photograph of the crashed Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport
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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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Chastidy Ronan of the Alpha Pregnancy Center of San Francisco and others showed up at the City Attor...
Chastidy Ronan of the Alpha Pregnancy Center of San Francisco and others showed up at the City Attorney's press conference to rally support for the outreach they do for women in need.
The  millenium coin  the SF Soccer Referee Association uses for matches.
The 'millenium coin' the SF Soccer Referee Association uses for matches.
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At the meeting on July 20  members of the Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance passed out buttons ...
At the meeting on July 20, members of the Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance passed out buttons and stickers with their campaign motto.
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Rev. Israel Alvaran  spoke at the rally on Aug. 2. He also talked to this reporter about how many wo...
Rev. Israel Alvaran, spoke at the rally on Aug. 2. He also talked to this reporter about how many workers especially those in the immigrant and migrant worker community are impacted by loss of wages due to lack of pay or less than minimum wage.
The Commandant s Ballroom on the 10th floor of the Marines Memorial Club & Hotel was filled to capac...
The Commandant's Ballroom on the 10th floor of the Marines Memorial Club & Hotel was filled to capacity as the fourth annual "Brain at War" conference was held on Thursday, June 23, 2011.
View of Lake Merced from the top floor of the new club house that was built in Harding Park that is ...
View of Lake Merced from the top floor of the new club house that was built in Harding Park that is part of the lake's recreational area for the public use.
Offering a wide and original taste selection of gelato and other European inspired treats  Caffe Dol...
Offering a wide and original taste selection of gelato and other European inspired treats, Caffe Dolci aims to bring the best and most freshest desserts to the Marina District.
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Kate Hege of La Raza Centro Legal stood beside one of...
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera and Kate Hege of La Raza Centro Legal stood beside one of the workers who told of workers being cheated out of wages. They held a morning press conference on Aug. 17, 2011, to say that they filed suit against one of the largest car wash operations in the City of San Francisco for unpaid wages.
Sean Kennedy is the coordinator of the Transit Effectiveness Project for the San Francisco Municipal...
Sean Kennedy is the coordinator of the Transit Effectiveness Project for the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority. "We are in a great time, he said, in terms of budget." "In fact, there is a budget surplus."
Impressive mural of the Chinese Dragon in Chinatown  San Francisco  CA.
Impressive mural of the Chinese Dragon in Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.
All four towers of San Francisco s Bay Bridge being struck with lightning... at the same time
All four towers of San Francisco's Bay Bridge being struck with lightning... at the same time
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DOWN: High winds blew over a large tree across Interstate 80 in Vallejo  Calif.  on Tuesday  blockin...
DOWN: High winds blew over a large tree across Interstate 80 in Vallejo, Calif., on Tuesday, blocking traffic was blocked in both directions for nearly an hour.
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers support group outreach to caregivers and families of ...
The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers support group outreach to caregivers and families of those suffering with mental illness.
The mummified body of a woman who has been dead for years was found inside a California home filled ...
The mummified body of a woman who has been dead for years was found inside a California home filled with trash.
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Downtown San Francisco  near the Fisherman s Wharf.
Downtown San Francisco, near the Fisherman's Wharf.
Author Larry Levy is now retired. For the past 40 years he and his wife Teresa have lived in San Fra...
Author Larry Levy is now retired. For the past 40 years he and his wife Teresa have lived in San Francisco's Sunset District near Golden Gate Park.
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