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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.

Study: San Francisco has highest rate of pot smoking in U.S.

Washington - San Francisco, the gleaming city by the bay and financial center of the West, now has another title to add to its allure: marijuana capital.

San Francisco prepares for Pokemon Go invasion

San Francisco - Even San Francisco, the home of the hippie movement in the 1960s and a long list of oddities after that, has never seen anything like this.

Golden Gate Bridge officials commit to buy netting despite cost

San Francisco - Public officials in charge of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge plan to press ahead with installation of steel netting beneath the roadway to stymie the dozens of people who attempt suicide by jumping from the structure each year.

Op-Ed: Artists have been ousted but Point Alameda awaits to fill a need Special

San Francisco - As the cast and crew of "The Soiled Dove" make preparations for this weekend's two-day extravaganza event, they are one among many who have displaced by the dramatic redevelopment of San Francisco's Mission District.
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The rain that fell did not deter fans from turning out in full force to greet their home team.
The rain that fell did not deter fans from turning out in full force to greet their home team.
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When Sunday Streets first arrived to the Sunset District  The Great Highway along Ocean Beach was cl...
When Sunday Streets first arrived to the Sunset District, The Great Highway along Ocean Beach was closed to vehicle traffic. This allowed a rare opportunity for residents and merchants to enjoy the road free of cars.
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ICONIC: Worldwide clothing retailer Banana Republic is up against spirited competition from smaller ...
ICONIC: Worldwide clothing retailer Banana Republic is up against spirited competition from smaller, more-nimble women's clothing brands.
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Skyline at sunset in San Francisco.
Skyline at sunset in San Francisco.
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So far Sup Doc has posted over 42 podcasts. San Francisco-based comedian Paco Romane is just warming...
So far Sup Doc has posted over 42 podcasts. San Francisco-based comedian Paco Romane is just warming up.
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Prof. Matt Springer speaking to the members of SHARP this past June of 2016 in the Sunset District. ...
Prof. Matt Springer speaking to the members of SHARP this past June of 2016 in the Sunset District. Neighborhoods like the Sunset are among the most densely populated areas and is built on former sand dunes, which makes it vulnerable to seismic activity.
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People applauded and cheered as the crane slowly lifted the 64 tone cap-dome for the windmill into p...
People applauded and cheered as the crane slowly lifted the 64 tone cap-dome for the windmill into place.
Anna s Hair Gallery is on 9th Ave between Lincoln Way and Irving Street in the Sunset District. 9th ...
Anna's Hair Gallery is on 9th Ave between Lincoln Way and Irving Street in the Sunset District. 9th Ave & Irving is one of the popular neighborhoods in San Francisco.
Exec. Director of Alpha Pregnancy Center at the press conference at the City Attorney s office speak...
Exec. Director of Alpha Pregnancy Center at the press conference at the City Attorney's office speaking to reporters from Univision 14 TV in San Francisco.
SF Planning Commission members Michael Antonini and Ron Miguel while taking into account the opposit...
SF Planning Commission members Michael Antonini and Ron Miguel while taking into account the opposition's point of view of allowing another bakery into the neighborhood, both said that there was plenty of room for competition. And, they noted that La Boulange offers something a bit different than the nearby competitors.
Golden Gate Bridge  San Francisco  California. January 2011.
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California. January 2011.
Stage of Koret Auditorium at the Main branch of the SF Public Library where the 10-member panel held...
Stage of Koret Auditorium at the Main branch of the SF Public Library where the 10-member panel held a discussion about the New Media and its impact upon news and media for the future.
 San Francisco  a lithograph 15  x 23  part of the  Urban Series  by artist Xavier Castellanos  on d...
"San Francisco" a lithograph 15" x 23" part of the 'Urban Series' by artist Xavier Castellanos, on display at the Alliance Francaise of San Francisco from Oct. 3 to Nov. 30, 2011.
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The San Francisco Municipal Transport Authority is donating the proceeds of a hateful pro-Israel ad ...
The San Francisco Municipal Transport Authority is donating the proceeds of a hateful pro-Israel ad to the city's human rights commission.
These abstracts are by Mexican artist Mariana Greuener. Works from over 30 artists from all over Lat...
These abstracts are by Mexican artist Mariana Greuener. Works from over 30 artists from all over Latin America were featured at the Numina Femenina Latin Women in the arts exhibit at the Consulate General de Mexico in San Francisco from Oct. 20 to Dec. 13, 2011.
Events Coordinator at Alliance Francaise  Nathalie Schreier points out the detail and vivid colors o...
Events Coordinator at Alliance Francaise, Nathalie Schreier points out the detail and vivid colors on one of the paintings on denim jackets that artist Xavier Castellanos had done and is part of the exhibit at Alliance Francaise from March 1 to March 30, 2012.
The six member panel for the discussion about Golden Gate Park on May 11  2011 at the Commonwealth C...
The six member panel for the discussion about Golden Gate Park on May 11, 2011 at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, CA
1708 Irving Street is now an empty shop where Alvin s Scrumptious Coffee  used to be  near 19th Ave ...
1708 Irving Street is now an empty shop where Alvin's Scrumptious Coffee used to be near 19th Ave in San Francisco. Graffiti defaces the canvas awning that once greeted customers. Despite the many changes to the neighborhood over the years, Alvin Azadkhanian and his wife Helen, faithful served customers with the highest quality fresh roasted coffee rivaling that of Starbucks which was literally right across the street on the opposite corner along 19th Ave.

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