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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.

'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.
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John Van Benheuvel  Sander Van dijk  Frans Van Gosliga and staff from the Consul General s office of...
John Van Benheuvel, Sander Van dijk, Frans Van Gosliga and staff from the Consul General's office of the Netherlands also joined in on the curator's tour of the Van Otterloo collection that day, Sept. 23, 2011.
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San Francisco, California. Relaxing in Washington Square
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Even as new restaurants pop up  to accommodate the changing trends  most of the eatery spots have be...
Even as new restaurants pop up, to accommodate the changing trends, most of the eatery spots have been there on 24th Street a long time.
CRASH: The tour bus involved in Friday s accident in San Francisco came to rest alongside an under-c...
CRASH: The tour bus involved in Friday's accident in San Francisco came to rest alongside an under-construction Apple Computer store at Post and Stockton streets, near Union Square.
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Ian Trottier & Nayely Duran have been to La Oaxaqueña Bakery & Restaurant four times and each time ...
Ian Trottier & Nayely Duran have been to La Oaxaqueña Bakery & Restaurant four times and each time they like to have the house specialty of hot chocolate. "Nayely and I love hot chocolate and this is perhaps the best in town," said Trottier.
 We have been here at this show for at least 20 years or more   said David Peck of Imari Gallery of ...
"We have been here at this show for at least 20 years or more," said David Peck of Imari Gallery of Sausalito, CA. His gallery specializes in Japanese treasures like silk screen paintings and exquisite artifacts like this statue of the Buddha.
This photo looks south from the community garden at Fort Mason in San Francisco.
This photo looks south from the community garden at Fort Mason in San Francisco.
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Scene in the distance  bathed in evening sunlight  is the Romanesque-style towers of St. Anne s amid...
Scene in the distance, bathed in evening sunlight, is the Romanesque-style towers of St. Anne's amid the rows and rows of middle-class and working class homes that made up one of San Francisco's most average neighborhoods. Architect-columnist John King mentions it. And, he noted that it is one of the neighborhoods that an ordinary family could afford a home.
Courtesy of John Barry, realtor
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.
Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the guest speaker that afternoon of Aug...
Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the guest speaker that afternoon of Aug. 12, 2013 at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association held at Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
Oracle Team USA on the San Francisco Bay
Oracle Team USA on the San Francisco Bay
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A BART train boarding passengers at the Daly City station.
A BART train boarding passengers at the Daly City station.
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Tales of Mere Existence by Lev Yilmaz is a collection from his series which has reached the 32 milli...
Tales of Mere Existence by Lev Yilmaz is a collection from his series which has reached the 32 million mark of viewers on YouTube.
Landscape designer Topher Delaney s installation of a whimsical rendition of concrete and bold neon ...
Landscape designer Topher Delaney's installation of a whimsical rendition of concrete and bold neon colors has some like Harry Pariser upset. "This used to be a meadow, now it is a concrete mess," he said.
Hundreds showed up on Oct. 24  2011 for the Idealist Grad Fair in Golden Gate Park. Universities fro...
Hundreds showed up on Oct. 24, 2011 for the Idealist Grad Fair in Golden Gate Park. Universities from all across the nation were represented such as Harvard and Pepperdine. Schools from England, France and China were also present.
Bart Pantoja bought comic books that day when he was in the shop and like so many others grew up rea...
Bart Pantoja bought comic books that day when he was in the shop and like so many others grew up reading comic books. "Comic books are like reading mythology all over again, it is just another way to tell a story, lots of drama in comic books," he said.
David Heller is the president of the Greater Geary Blvd Merchants Association. For more than 20 year...
David Heller is the president of the Greater Geary Blvd Merchants Association. For more than 20 years he has been the one to go to when people in the community want to get things done. Or they need to as the saying goes, "fight City Hall."
Ben Matranga is a candidate in the running for City Supervisor for District 7  his own neighborhood.
Ben Matranga is a candidate in the running for City Supervisor for District 7, his own neighborhood.
SALAD: Pokémon Go players congregate last week in a city park in Anchorage  Alaska.
SALAD: Pokémon Go players congregate last week in a city park in Anchorage, Alaska.
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Michael Mascioli in his office amid the hundreds and thousands of music recordings on CD and on viny...
Michael Mascioli in his office amid the hundreds and thousands of music recordings on CD and on vinyl. He holds a record album of singer Lena Horne. One of his many, many favorite signers.

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