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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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San Francisco: Alexandria Theatre, Geary Blvd.
Heller s mom  Lea Zion is very proud of her daughter s success as Beauty Network celebrates more tha...
Heller's mom, Lea Zion is very proud of her daughter's success as Beauty Network celebrates more than 25 years in business.
 This is my fifth antique s show   said Eric Petsinger of Epoca Antiques and 20th Century Furnishing...
"This is my fifth antique's show," said Eric Petsinger of Epoca Antiques and 20th Century Furnishings. http://www.epocasf.com/
In addition to the Bocce ball area  Steve Ward and his crew created a mini park oasis all on a narro...
In addition to the Bocce ball area, Steve Ward and his crew created a mini park oasis all on a narrow stretch of what had been a traffic median along La Playa Street between Judah, Irving and Kirkham Streets.
Located at 80 West Portal Ave is the bookshop where printed books are still king  says the shop mana...
Located at 80 West Portal Ave is the bookshop where printed books are still king, says the shop manager Kevin Atkin.
On Tuesday June 20  author Martha Conway read from her latest historical novel   Underground River  ...
On Tuesday June 20, author Martha Conway read from her latest historical novel, 'Underground River' to an enthralled gathering at Bookshop West Portal in San Francisco.
Betsy Graziani Fasbinder
Sarah Stocking s extensive collection of antique posters fit perfectly into the show s theme of  art...
Sarah Stocking's extensive collection of antique posters fit perfectly into the show's theme of "art deco." "I have many from that period of time, they are works of art, unto themselves," she said.
Sotheby’s auctioneer Courtney Booth describes Elmer Bischoff Number 48 for bidders at Bank of Amer...
Sotheby’s auctioneer Courtney Booth describes Elmer Bischoff Number 48 for bidders at Bank of America art auction; Allen Blevins Director of Global Art and Heritage and David Mendoza Archivist for Bank of America display artwork.
Courtesy of Drew Altizer Photography
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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David Elaine Alt has been in San Francisco s Mission District since 1997. He likes to blend classica...
David Elaine Alt has been in San Francisco's Mission District since 1997. He likes to blend classical music with Jazz fusion.
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Local neighborhood activist Harry Pariser points to the new sign recently placed in one of his favor...
Local neighborhood activist Harry Pariser points to the new sign recently placed in one of his favorite spots in the San Francisco Botanical Garden. He believes the new signs are indicators that the $14 million renovation plans will turn the naturalistic garden oasis into a what he referred to as "a corporate theme park."
LOCATION: Baker Beach lies just outside the entrance to San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge...
LOCATION: Baker Beach lies just outside the entrance to San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
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 Blue Happy People  by artist Xavier Castellanos
"Blue Happy People" by artist Xavier Castellanos
Xavier Castellanos
A meeting for supporters of Occupy San Francisco
A meeting for supporters of Occupy San Francisco
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Russell Pritchard  local business owner is opposed to  big box  type of retail. He provided testimon...
Russell Pritchard, local business owner is opposed to "big box" type of retail. He provided testimony to the SF Planning Commission on July 28. He considers major banks as "formula retail."
Laura Wong is among the group of artists who will be featuring her work at  A Place of Her Own Exhib...
Laura Wong is among the group of artists who will be featuring her work at "A Place of Her Own Exhibit."
Courtesy of A Place of Her Own
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.
San Francisco realtor Ted Bartlett referred to the celebration and the SF Giants victory as a  Gyros...
San Francisco realtor Ted Bartlett referred to the celebration and the SF Giants victory as a "Gyros" moment. (Certainly a "turn" of events as this is The Giants third World Series win in five years). Bartlett and his family were among the thousands gathered at City Hall to cheer the home team.
Courtesy of SF realtor, Ted Bartlett
The General Manager for SF Recreation & Parks  Phil Ginsburg was pleased with the restoration projec...
The General Manager for SF Recreation & Parks, Phil Ginsburg was pleased with the restoration project. He said that the next phase of the windmill restoration (Phase III) would have the water pump and motor installed sometime before the end of the year.

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