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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."

Op-Ed: 'Man with the hook' in films had to step aside, says filmmaker Special

San Francisco - When we look at our diverse society in this 21st Century, one aspect to that diversity that still has yet to be fully understood is the subject of disability. The lives of people with disabilities is important.

Op-Ed: Moon Festival is Moon Cake time, with good fortune, hope, wishes Special

San Francisco - Autumn brings familiar occasions to mind, like back to school, Fleet Week and of course, Halloween. Yet, in the Asian community the Festival of the Moon (or Mid-Autumn harvest) is not about anything scary as in Halloween, but more about good fortune.

Op-Ed: 'A Passion For The Figure' exhibit opens with much success Special

San Francisco - The depiction of the human form in art, especially in public can be a sensitive issue. Often considered 'too explicit' or 'controversial' the human form for some galleries is usually avoided, because it's too personal.

Op-Ed: San Francisco Newspaper editor has his first art show at age 72 Special

San Francisco - Having his first art show At 72 is not easy, he admits. But San Francisco newspaper editor Doug Comstock has an accumulated body of work spanning over 50 years.

Op-Ed: 'Are You For Real?!' author says micromanaging is not good Special

San Francisco - There's nothing like a great pep talk when you're on the go, especially if you;re in sales. That's the incentive behind the recent release of David Stern's book on CD, "Are You For Real?! Going From Excuses to Authentic Selling and Living your Dreams."

Op-Ed: Woman of Her Word, excited to attend Ron Howard film London debut Special

San Francisco - Even though Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are still a formidable presence in the music industry today, it is hard to explain to the younger generations the ecstatic excitement The Beatles stirred in the baby-boomer generation.

Op-Ed: 'Speechless' show concept taking flight around the globe Special

San Francisco - Little did comedian Sammy Wegent know that his improvisational spoof on office presentations would spin into a start-up company called ‘Speechless’ which now employs a staff, has trainings and talks and takes him across the country and the globe.

Op-Ed: San Francisco's Catherine Merrill is 'A Passion for The Figure' Special

San Francisco - Strolling along Irving Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, locals have noticed the establishment of the San Francisco Woman Artists Gallery.

Statues of Donald Trump taken down in S.F., other cities

San Francisco - A giant, naked statue of Donald Trump that was surreptitiously installed in a San Francisco plaza has been taken down, but not before attracting a lot of attention here and in four other cities around the country.
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The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
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The gateway - typical looking entry point to every Chinatown in the world but it's the most authentic Chinatown Gate in the North America (built in 1970), San Francisco, CA. This one is called "Dragons Gate" and was constructed by materials donated by Republic of Taiwan.
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Mr. Ardist Cooper, Jr's life story was published in 2012 and is available for purchase through Amazon.com
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The historic Old Mint in downtown San Francisco manufactured U.S. coins from 1874 to 1937. A new building for the mint was built on upper Market Street and the historic structure has been largely unused since then.
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Friend and patron Jimmy Lappin admires the display of Xavier Castellano's art as the eyes of the philosopher Descartes look on. "Xavier's work has so much color, no camera will capture it. But what Xavier is expressing is the energy, the charm and the ambiance of these places," said Lappin.
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"Cradle of The Sun" is one of the unique and long-standing shops on 24th Street, that like Good News news and magazine shop, helps anchor the community and make it a great place to live.
St. John Missionary Baptist Church serves the Bayview District of San Francisco.
St. John Missionary Baptist Church serves the Bayview District of 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.
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John King  architecture critic and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle spoke at the monthly SH...
John King, architecture critic and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle spoke at the monthly SHARP meeting in the Sunset District about his views on the City's architecture and his new book CityScapes2.
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SURVIVAL: A San Francisco window-washer appears to have survived a fall from the top of this historic 11-story building on Montgomery Street.
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DISCOVERY: Drakes Bay and Drakes Estero are thought to be where English explorer Sir Francis Drake l...
DISCOVERY: Drakes Bay and Drakes Estero are thought to be where English explorer Sir Francis Drake landed in 1579.
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As visitors enter they are greeted by a grand staircase that leads to the choir loft.
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Eve Stone and her daughter were among the exhibitors. This display with all the shimmering copper was from the Eve Stone Antiques, Ltd. collection. http://www.evestoneantiques.com/
The USS Potomac once a merchant marine vessel  was transformed into a presidential yacht and served ...
The USS Potomac once a merchant marine vessel, was transformed into a presidential yacht and served as FDR's "floating White House" from 1936 until his death in 1945. It was salvaged from oblivion and has been at Jack London Square open to the public for tours and cruises since 1995.
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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.
Musician/vocalist Cris Matos who attended the reception on July 31  2014 has been helping to documen...
Musician/vocalist Cris Matos who attended the reception on July 31, 2014 has been helping to document the event sponsored by the Asian American Artists Association, since its initial inception back in 2009.
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Joan Sutton chats with Ramon. The writers group is also a time for fellowship, sharing the news and events of life.

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