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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.

David Elaine Alt blends classical music with jazz Special

San Francisco - The shift in socio-economic demographics that has occurred in the City over the past decade has not stopped composer-musician David Elaine Alt from pursuing his creative and artistic endeavors.

Delta Air Lines digging out of delays from massive computer crash

San Francisco - Delta Air Lines continued to recover Tuesday from a massive computer outage that grounded flights and stranded passengers at the San Francisco Bay Area's three major airports.

San Francisco nudists pose for videos before parade through city

San Francisco - Nudist activists displayed, well, just about everything Sunday to a throng of cellphone camera-toting onlookers before the start of a "Naked Parade" from the Castro to the Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods in San Francisco.

California college pitcher shot and killed playing Pokemon Go

San Francisco - A California college freshman visiting San Francisco was shot and killed Saturday, apparently while playing Pokemon Go near the city's popular Ghirardelli Square tourist attraction.

Uber, Airbnb workers to benefit from new S.F. janitors contract

San Francisco - Workers for web-enabled car and home rental services will be paid more under a deal with San Francisco's janitors' union negotiated with the help of the city's mayor.
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 The Edwardian Ball is where the participants are truly the show   said Rosin Coven member and the e...
'The Edwardian Ball is where the participants are truly the show," said Rosin Coven member and the event's co-producer, Justin Katz.
by Marco Sanchez, courtesy of The Edwardian Ball
 Dog Days of Summer  is an upcoming social mixer aimed at raising awareness of the importance of gui...
"Dog Days of Summer" is an upcoming social mixer aimed at raising awareness of the importance of guide dogs and the work that Guide Dogs for The Blind of San Rafael does to train and prepare pups as canine companions for those with visual impairment.
Courtesy of Guide Dogs for The Blind, San Rafael, CA.
Examples of contemporary Dutch art & design were prominently displayed. Consul General Bart van Bolh...
Examples of contemporary Dutch art & design were prominently displayed. Consul General Bart van Bolhuis graciously open his home to host a party to celebrate the restoration of the Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate park and the premiere of the Van Otterloo collection exhibit of Dutch Masters at the Legion of Honor Museum. "These are happy days for the Dutch here in San Francisco," he said.
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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.
Cole Hardware of San Francisco does many things to keep in tune with customers. In addition to havin...
Cole Hardware of San Francisco does many things to keep in tune with customers. In addition to having a merchandise flyer, Cole Hardware has an in-house monthly newspaper, an newsletter send via email and a frequent buyer discount program.
Ari Rozycki is now a world-traveling veterinary  since retiring from Especially Cats Veterinary Hosp...
Ari Rozycki is now a world-traveling veterinary, since retiring from Especially Cats Veterinary Hospital and Clinic on Taraval Street in San Francisco, CA
Courtesy Ari Rozycki
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.
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Courtesy of Asian American Women Artists Association
Amazing Fantasy comics book shop is on Irving Street between 7th and 8th Ave in San Francisco s inne...
Amazing Fantasy comics book shop is on Irving Street between 7th and 8th Ave in San Francisco's inner Sunset District.
local realtor  Cornelia de Schepper sits down to some Moussaka  an eggplant dish. This was her first...
local realtor, Cornelia de Schepper sits down to some Moussaka, an eggplant dish. This was her first time to the food festival, which she said she enjoyed very much.
On the sixth floor of Macy s San Francisco store at Union Square.
On the sixth floor of Macy's San Francisco store at Union Square.
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.
View of Fort Point underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
View of Fort Point underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
Tom Mayer loved to socialize and was well-versed in many subjects not just film and theater. He atte...
Tom Mayer loved to socialize and was well-versed in many subjects not just film and theater. He attended the anniversary celebrations of the Westside Observer, one of many local newspapers he wrote for in San Francisco.
by Doug Comstock, courtesy of the Westside Observer, San Francisco
For the 11th Annual Noir City Film Festival  special program guides were given to patrons.
For the 11th Annual Noir City Film Festival, special program guides were given to patrons.
The illustration Rendering shows an aerial view of the Golden State Warriors  proposed new arena in ...
The illustration Rendering shows an aerial view of the Golden State Warriors' proposed new arena in San Francisco's Mission Bay area.
Illustration By Steelblue / Courtesy Of MANICA Architecture
Each year hundreds participate to present the Great Dickens Christmas Fair at San Francisco s Cow Pa...
Each year hundreds participate to present the Great Dickens Christmas Fair at San Francisco's Cow Palace. This year marks its 41st season and the Patterson Family hopes it will continue for many more.
Raymond Van Tassel, courtesy of The Great Dickens Fair
Tom Mayer and photographer friend  Tom Swick.  it s of Tom and me on the roof of the building where ...
Tom Mayer and photographer friend, Tom Swick. "it's of Tom and me on the roof of the building where we lived in Brookline, Massachusetts. (A suburb of Boston) This would have been taken in the '70s or thereabouts," said Swick (just before making the move to San Francisco).
Courtesy of Tom Swick
San Francisco film and theater critic and journalist Tom Mayer in younger days back in the 1980s.
San Francisco film and theater critic and journalist Tom Mayer in younger days back in the 1980s.
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