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Victim's family files lawsuit over shooting on San Francisco pier

San Francisco - Parents of a young woman shot to death on the San Francisco waterfront last year have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city and a former top official who enforced its controversial sanctuary policy.

Op-Ed: 'Thieving Forest' author reveals new mystery-crime novel Special

San Francisco - The author of "Thieving Forest," Martha Conway has now released a third novel, entitled "Sugarland: A Jazz Age Mystery.” It is her second mystery. But her work as a historical novelist is growing.

California agrees to spend another $150 million to fix Bay Bridge

San Francisco - The agency that oversaw construction of the new $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge voted Thursday to spend another $150 million to help keep the structure safe in a major earthquake.

Fewer perks for employees could be new normal in Silicon Valley

San Francisco - Okay, the $100,000 chrome panda stays. But a lot of the lavish perks that made internet file-sharing startup Dropbox one of the most sought-after places to work are being cut or eliminated.

Suspect in Bay Area murders said to agree to guilty plea

San Rafael - One of three young drifters charged with killing a hiker in Marin County and a backpacker in Golden Gate Park last year has agreed to a plea deal to testify against the other two, officials said Monday.

Legal challenge to Yosemite Park dam gets thrown out of court

Sonora - A California state court has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to compel officials to tear down a nearly 100-year-old dam in Yosemite National Park that supplies power and water to millions in San Francisco and the Central Valley.

SF cop's racist texts released by public defender's office

San Francisco - On Tuesday, the San Francisco public defender released several racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by a San Francisco Police officer embroiled in a scandal that has shaken the San Francisco Police Department.

California book club settles race bias lawsuit against wine train

San Francisco - A group of mostly African American women kicked off a tourist train in the Napa Valley for being too loud have settled a race-discrimination lawsuit against the private railroad.

Op-Ed: Artist Cynthia Tom is a surrealist presence telling truths Special

San Francisco - The weather was gloriously summer-like this past Saturday April 16 as surrealist artist Cynthia Tom opened her 1890 Bryant Street studio to the public.

San Francisco cabbies win one — Rideshare drivers must register

San Francisco - Drivers for Lyft, Uber and other ridesharing services will need business licenses to operate legally in San Francisco, city officials said Friday.

San Francisco approves paid leave for parents of newborns

San Francisco - To all the benefits of being a new parent in a place like San Francisco, the city's Board of Supervisors just added another: fully paid time off.

Alaska Airlines could wrap up deal for Virgin America by Monday

Seattle - Alaska Airlines appears to be victorious in its bidding war with JetBlue to buy Virgin America, the low-cost cross-country airline founded by flamboyant British billionaire Richard Branson.

Bay Area man convicted of assault over reclining airline seat

Los Angeles - A San Francisco Bay Area man was convicted Wednesday of assaulting an airline passenger aboard a delayed flight from Los Angeles after he became enraged when the victim reclined the back of her seat.

San Francisco gets $5 million bill from police for Super Bowl 50

San Francisco - San Francisco taxpayers are on the hook for millions of dollars in police overtime incurred as the city hosted weeks of festivities before Super Bowl 50.

Op-Ed: Singing TV Theme Songs and loving every minute is Jason Brock Special

San Francisco - Jason Brock reached this reporter's radar screen about three years ago. Initially, I did take note. But as someone who had covered the cabaret scene in San Francisco while in Journalism School at SF City College, I know how difficult it can be.

Northern California crab season to open as toxic algae retreats

San Francisco - Northern California crabbers and crab lovers start eating it up at midnight when the long-delayed commercial crab season opens.

Op-Ed: Architect critic still has affinity for his old neighborhood Special

San Francisco - As housing continues to be an issue often forcing many to leave, there are some who still hold their cherished neighborhood to heart. Even if they moved away.

Jury: S.F. police justified in killing young man in park in 2014

San Francisco - San Francisco police did not use excessive force when they shot a young Hispanic man carrying a stun gun in a city park in 2014.

Four hurt when gunmen open fire on bus crossing S.F. Bay Bridge

The California Highway Patrol hunted Sunday for gunmen who fired at least a half-dozen shots at a leased party bus crossing San Francisco Bay toward Oakland, injuring four passengers.

Rainfall in San Francisco Bay Area prompts flooding concerns

Monterey - Rainfall in Northern California is expected to continue most of the day Saturday leading to a major rainstorm late in the day into early Sunday.

California sex offender sought new victims in Cambodia

San Francisco - Being a registered sex offender didn't stop a San Francisco-area man from flying to Cambodia to have sex with girls as young as eight and preferably weighing less than 70 pounds, according to the U.S. Justice Department.

Weekend rainstorms expected to keep Bay Area soaking on Monday

San Francisco - Frances Picazo of San Francisco couldn't sleep Saturday night, not with a new storm bearing down on the family home in the city's Mission District.

'Soul-reggae crossover sensation' Natty is back Special

London - Born in San Francisco, a UK resident since the age of one, Natty scored a Top 20 hit in 2008 with his debut LP 'Man Like I.' Digital Journal asked him all about the follow-up 'Release the Fear.'

Op-Ed: Neuro-Chiro doctor turns to new tech to aid growing MMA sport Special

San Francisco - Kezar Stadium, near Golden Gate Park was in a frenzy of Mixed Martial Arts action on Feb 6 as it was the spot of the Dragon House 22 fight series.

Halftime dancers carry sign protesting shooting by S.F. police

Santa Clara - Social media lit up Sunday and Monday with photos and comments about a group of backup dancers at the Super Bowl who held up a protest sign about the recent shooting of a young black man in San Francisco.

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.
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Bay Area landscape artist Andreas Amador employs San Francisco s beaches as a canvas for his artisti...
Bay Area landscape artist Andreas Amador employs San Francisco's beaches as a canvas for his artistic vision
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Best neighborhood market for exotic food and local farmers  produce  fresh wide vari...
Labor of Eden. Best neighborhood market for exotic food and local farmers' produce, fresh wide variety of olives and more.
The Old Mint  also referred to as  The Granite Lady  survived the 1906 Earthquake and Fire and has b...
The Old Mint, also referred to as "The Granite Lady" survived the 1906 Earthquake and Fire and has been in the City of San Francisco's possession since the early 1990's when the City purchased the landmark building from the US Federal Government for only $1.00.
Courtesy of The SF Historical Society and Museum
Three of the six candidates for San Francisco District Attorney talked to local residents of Sunset ...
Three of the six candidates for San Francisco District Attorney talked to local residents of Sunset District about their eagerness to take on the responsiblitiy of DA for San Francisco.
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San Francisco City Supervisor London Breed held a press conference on Wednesday  April 16 to express...
San Francisco City Supervisor London Breed held a press conference on Wednesday, April 16 to express concerns about the annual "4/20" cannabis gathering in Golden Gate Park.
courtesy of Supervisor London Breed's Office
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Historian & author James R. Smith with his latest book about the history of Playland at Ocean Beach, published by Craven Street Books, Linden Publishing, Inc.
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"Making the knish cocktail size is a great idea," said Boo Dewitt she and her husband Don were among the invited guests that Monday evening at Studiomix on Van Ness Ave.
Andy s Excellent Chinese Cuisine has two locations in San Francisco. One is on 9th Avenue in the Sun...
Andy's Excellent Chinese Cuisine has two locations in San Francisco. One is on 9th Avenue in the Sunset District and the other is on the corner of Polk Street and Union not far from Pacific Heights and the Marina District.
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Many people take materials to the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood recycling Center to be recycled. It is...
Many people take materials to the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood recycling Center to be recycled. It is a fine example of what neighborhoods and communities at the local level can do to help with recycling. Yet, Recreation and Parks Dept. of SF wants the facility closed.
Courtesy of Ed Dunn, Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Recycling Center, SF, CA
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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
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A T Third Street line light rail vehicle of the San Francisco Municipal Railway crossing over the Is...
A T Third Street line light rail vehicle of the San Francisco Municipal Railway crossing over the Islais Creek Channel heading southbound in San Francisco.
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The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (or simply The Bay Bridge) at night. The Bay Bridge links San F...
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (or simply The Bay Bridge) at night. The Bay Bridge links San Francisco to Oakland.
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Formally called the California Palace of the Legion of Honor  much of the museum is patterned in sim...
Formally called the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, much of the museum is patterned in similar ways upon the Palace of Versailles.
Shirley Jones stepping into limosine at the Castro Theater in San Francisco  CA. She was the honored...
Shirley Jones stepping into limosine at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, CA. She was the honored guest for a special showing of the film "Elmer Gantry."
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.
A party for New Year s Eve is planned for The Armory in San Francisco s Mission District. New Bohemi...
A party for New Year's Eve is planned for The Armory in San Francisco's Mission District. New Bohemia, New Year's Eve is all set to be one of the most spectacular rivaling other San Francisco party events like the annual Exotic Erotic Halloween Ball.
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