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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.

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.
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TRANSPORTATION: A modern San Francisco streetcar passes AT&T Park  home of the San Francsico Giants ...
TRANSPORTATION: A modern San Francisco streetcar passes AT&T Park, home of the San Francsico Giants baseball team, in 2006.
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Interior of renovated Presidio Branch of the SF Public Library on Sacramento Street. Photo courtesy ...
Interior of renovated Presidio Branch of the SF Public Library on Sacramento Street. Photo courtesy of Field Paoli Architects (2011).
Courtesy of Field Paoli
Graced with Light installation with colourful ribbons inside the Grace Cathedral  San Francisco  CA.
Graced with Light installation with colourful ribbons inside the Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, CA.
Founded in 1989  Les Dames d Escoffier-San Francisco Chapter is an invitational organization of wome...
Founded in 1989, Les Dames d'Escoffier-San Francisco Chapter is an invitational organization of women leaders in food, beverage and hospitality whose mission is education, advocacy and philanthropy.
Maurine Killough, courtesy of Les Dames d'Escoffier, SF Chapter
The Greenway Project along Sunset Blvd in San Francisco s Sunset/Parkside Districts will also includ...
The Greenway Project along Sunset Blvd in San Francisco's Sunset/Parkside Districts will also include a 'Learning Lab' that will be across the street from Saint Ignatius High School. This help educate the public about the importance of water management and water filtration and ecological sustainability.
Lily Madjus, Media Dept. SF Water/ SF PUC
 These are a great snack food  with universal appeal   said Andy McKay of 20/20 Productions communic...
"These are a great snack food, with universal appeal," said Andy McKay of 20/20 Productions communications company. "In a way a knish is very similar to Cornish pasty pies."
Sal Roselli  of the NUHW told the crowd at the rally on June 8 that  we have to force Sutter Health ...
Sal Roselli, of the NUHW told the crowd at the rally on June 8 that "we have to force Sutter Health Inc, to pay more attention to people and not just profits." Sutter Health Inc is the affiliate of California Pacific Medical Center that seeks to build a new hospital in SF.
The San Francisco premiere of David Mamet s  The Anarchist   stars Tamar Cohn as  Cathy  and Velina ...
The San Francisco premiere of David Mamet's "The Anarchist," stars Tamar Cohn as 'Cathy' and Velina Brown as 'Ann' the prison administrator who must decide her fate.
Courtesy of Theater Rhinoceros, San Francisco
 These little pillows  she pointed to  representing discarded people in my life  my mother  father a...
"These little pillows, she pointed to, representing discarded people in my life, my mother, father and grandmother, are symbolic.The pillows are a contradiction in sweetness, she said, that depicts heartbreaking subject matter," (human trafficking).
Courtesy of Cynthia Tom, artist
Ken Brown of Frank s Fisherman  marine antiques and scientific instruments was originally a fisherma...
Ken Brown of Frank's Fisherman, marine antiques and scientific instruments was originally a fisherman's supplies store founded by Brown's grandfather in 1946. Since inheriting the shop, Brown has turned it into a antique shop. He was among the more than 60 exhibitors at the San Francisco Fall Antique Show at Fort Mason on Oct. 24 to Oct. 27, 2013.
It s not just houses-- there are also plenty of eye-pleasing apartment buildings in the neighborhood...
It's not just houses-- there are also plenty of eye-pleasing apartment buildings in the neighborhood, like the Royal Court Apartments on Hayes Street.
The baklava at Myconos Greek Restaurant is delicious  gratifying and uniquely flavorful. My dinner g...
The baklava at Myconos Greek Restaurant is delicious, gratifying and uniquely flavorful. My dinner guest with me for the evening detected a hint of clove and nutmeg in the baklava, "and not doughy or drenched with lots of honey," she said. We both agreed we will return again and have more.
Part of the Second Sunday event activities an art display was featured at Melanio’s Bistro on Ocea...
Part of the Second Sunday event activities an art display was featured at Melanio’s Bistro on Ocean Avenue.
Courtesy of Richard Kurylo and The Ingleside Light
The backroom at Haystack Pizza is an ideal place for the Odd Mondays writers group of San Francisco.
The backroom at Haystack Pizza is an ideal place for the Odd Mondays writers group of San Francisco.
Labor of Eden.

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.
STRIFE: A line of cranes waits for cargo at the Port of Oakland  the only port on the U.S. West Coas...
STRIFE: A line of cranes waits for cargo at the Port of Oakland, the only port on the U.S. West Coast that failed to reopen this week following months of disagreement over a new contract for dockworkers.
Ingrid Taylar/Wikimedia Commons
Part of the discussion panel that talked about the impact proposed plans for a soccer complex as wel...
Part of the discussion panel that talked about the impact proposed plans for a soccer complex as well as a water treatment plant would have on the natural habitat and integrity of the west edge of Golden Gate Park.
Society of Professional Journalists - Northern California Chapter president  Liz Enochs greeted the ...
Society of Professional Journalists - Northern California Chapter president, Liz Enochs greeted the audience with an opening address at the SPJ Town Hall Meeting on Wed. April 6, 2011 at the Koret Auditorium at the Main branch of the San Francisco Public Library
Chef Hubert Keller at the Fleur de Lys Restaurant in San Francisco circa 1986.
Chef Hubert Keller at the Fleur de Lys Restaurant in San Francisco circa 1986.
Courtesy of Chef Hubert Keller
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.

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