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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.

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.
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David Delp has help many over the years. Now through the forming of his Pilot Fire  he hopes to reac...
David Delp has help many over the years. Now through the forming of his Pilot Fire, he hopes to reach out to many more people.
Courtesy of David Delp and Pilot Fire
City Attorney Herrera  Kate Hege of La Raza Centro Legal and Donna Levitt of SF OLSE listen to quest...
City Attorney Herrera, Kate Hege of La Raza Centro Legal and Donna Levitt of SF OLSE listen to questions from the audience about the law suit the filed.
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SHAKER: Region affected by Tuesday's earthquake in California is shown.
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Wedding Cake for Same-sex male couple
Wedding Cake for Same-sex male couple
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Beach Motel has been in operation since 1957. When the zoning code changed in 1960  the motel contin...
Beach Motel has been in operation since 1957. When the zoning code changed in 1960, the motel continued to be a motel. And, when Mr. Patel bought the 20-room motel in 1983 it was a motel. "It has strictly been a motel since I bought the place," he said.
The Niosha Dance Academy will be among the many performers at the NeekOn festival this Sept. 26.
The Niosha Dance Academy will be among the many performers at the NeekOn festival this Sept. 26.
Courtesy of NeekOn Festival
One of the altar displays at the Day of the Dead exhibit  now on display at SOMArts Cultural Center ...
One of the altar displays at the Day of the Dead exhibit, now on display at SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco's Mission District.
Courtesy of SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco
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San Francisco International Airport
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More festive and regal-like displays were up on the sixth floor of Macy s Flower Show  which seemed ...
More festive and regal-like displays were up on the sixth floor of Macy's Flower Show, which seemed something of a wedding or an event at a palace.
WET: Dungeness crabs are prepared for sale on the sidewalk outside the Fishermen s Grotto restaurant...
WET: Dungeness crabs are prepared for sale on the sidewalk outside the Fishermen's Grotto restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.
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Latest photograph of the crashed Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport
Latest photograph of the crashed Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport
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Caffe Dolci is located on Fillmore at Filbert Street  in San Francisco s Marina District.
Caffe Dolci is located on Fillmore at Filbert Street, in San Francisco's Marina District.
Many friends  family and customers showed up at Beauty Network to help celebrate the local San Franc...
Many friends, family and customers showed up at Beauty Network to help celebrate the local San Francisco business celebrate its 25th Anniversary.
An empty retail space in San Francisco s quaint and popular West Portal District has not to fear bec...
An empty retail space in San Francisco's quaint and popular West Portal District has not to fear because at some point a local business like Goat Hill Pizza will fill the gap. Local businesses care about the city and towns they are in. Small and local businesses are helping to overcome the economic recession that has many filled with fear in taking risks.
Surrealist painter Frida Kahlo is the subject of San Francisco-based artist Xavier Castellanos  late...
Surrealist painter Frida Kahlo is the subject of San Francisco-based artist Xavier Castellanos' latest exhibit now on display until April 30 at the Alliance Francaise on Bush Street.
Courtesy of Xavier Castellanos
 A Passion For The Figure  exhibit opened on Sat. Sept. 17  2016.
"A Passion For The Figure" exhibit opened on Sat. Sept. 17, 2016.
Derek Hargrove
The Museum of San Francisco and Historical Society is having another beer history lesson. Flipside a...
The Museum of San Francisco and Historical Society is having another beer history lesson. Flipside at The Mint, an off-shoot of the museum is hosting "Hops and History, Round 2" feature lectures, artifacts and memorabilia of beer making in San Francisco and on the West Coast.
William La Cross, courtesy of Flipside at The Mint
Long-time resident Deb likes to stop by to get a treat for her dog  Ruby.  I love this place and thi...
Long-time resident Deb likes to stop by to get a treat for her dog, Ruby. "I love this place and this neighborhood, almost all the shops around here give out treats and fresh water to dogs."
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.
Kathy Howard of Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance was at the California State Senate debate thi...
Kathy Howard of Golden Gate Park Preservation Alliance was at the California State Senate debate this past April to alert people about Prop B on the ballot for the upcoming elections on June 7.