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A true craftsman of San Francisco hopes his legacy will continue Special

San Francisco - When some people say customer service is dead and that technology has killed good customer service, then they have not been to a place like Central Upholstering Company on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco's Ingleside District.

Op-Ed: Writer says, 'this is not the San Francisco I fell in love with' Special

San Francisco - More than just keeping an eye open looking out for fires a top of Mt. Barnaby near Mount Tamalpais in his spare time, volunteer look-out and retired writer Larry Levy views his beloved San Francisco in a much different way today.

Op-Ed: Asian Women celebrate A Place of Her Own exhibit and workshops Special

San Francisco - Healing and transformation is something that is very important to artist Cynthia Tom. This is why she has been so instrumental in the forming and on-going work of the Asian American Women Artists Association and its annual "A Place of Her Own," events.

Op-Ed: Consul General's hopes for 'Mex I AM' Festival in San Francisco Special

San Francisco - At the end of the month a very unique festival will be opening at Yerba Buena Arts Center, it is called “Mex I AM.” To call it an event is perhaps an understatement.

SF Bay Area oyster farm wins another 30 days reprieve

Inverness - The San Francisco Bay Area's last oyster farm is not closed, not quite yet. While the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.'s retail store is scheduled to shut down Thursday, oyster farming in the historic estuary can continue for at least 30 days.

Despite chilly fog a Street party for neighborhood was fun Special

San Francisco - Sunday Streets are events that encourage recreation, community activities and fun in San Francisco. Essentially, they can be thought of as large block party.

SF judge denies bail for bomb suspect

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant jailed after authorities found alleged bomb-making materials in his home will not be transferred to a mental hospital for treatment before trial, a federal judge ruled July 22.

SF bomb possession suspect appears in court

San Francisco - A San Francisco political consultant — arrested last month after alleged chemical bomb-making materials were found in his residence in the city's tony Nob Hill district — could be released on bail to seek psychological treatment in a hospital.

Man leaps from newly constructed Bay Bridge span

San Francisco - An unidentified man leapt to his death from the recently opened eastern span of the Bay Bridge on Wednesday morning at around 10 AM.

'Hot Cop of Castro' becomes newest Internet viral photo sensation

San Fransisco - A San Francisco police officer has become the newest Internet viral photo sensation after his photo was posted on Facebook by an admirer.

Caviar captures attention of foodies and investors alike

San Francisco - Looking for a top-flight meal without the hassle of going out to a top-flight restaurant? Look no further than Caviar, a two-year old start-up that’s looking to cement its grip on delivering meals from only the finest metropolitan restaurants.

Op-Ed: Hops History event displays that San Francisco is a beer town Special

San Francisco - For centuries beer has been the beverage of the people and it comes as little surprise that for most of the 19th and well into the 20th Century, America was one of the largest producers of beer.

98-yr-old San Francisco woman evicted from home of 50 years

San Francisco - A 98-year-old woman is being evicted from the San Francisco apartment she's lived in for 50 years by real estate speculators with a reputation for expelling vulnerable residents.

Golden Gate Bridge directors approve barrier to stop suicides

San Francisco - After decades of being an unfortunate magnet for people determined to kill themselves, directors of the Golden Gate Bridge voted Friday to build a suicide barrier along the length of the iconic span.

SF Giants Tim Lincecum tosses 2nd no-hitter of career

San Francisco - The Freak has gone and done it again. For the second time in his career — and the second time in less than a calender year — San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has thrown a no-hitter. Oh yeah, and he's done it against the same team too.

Op-Ed: San Francisco mezzo soprano Kelsey Lauritano eager to make debut Special

San Francisco - Now in her third year at the prestigious Juilliard School of Music, San Franciscan Kelsey Lauritano is honored, thrilled and just a bit anxious about her immediate future as she plans and hopes to go on to a graduate program.

Op-Ed: As landmark restaurant closes, is it au revoir to French cuisine? Special

San Francisco - As a landmark restaurant, the Fleur de Lys closes this coming June 28, food critics are wondering "does this indicate a decline in traditional French cuisine?"

Op-Ed: Travel San Francisco — Insider insights

San Francisco - For decades, San Francisco has been one of the premier travel destinations in the US. People from near and far flock to the city by the bay to experience one of America’s most affluent, breathtaking and eclectic metropolitan areas.

Op-Ed: Artist sees something more in seismic vibrations, captured in art Special

San Francisco - While it has been said, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," an artistic vision can expand the universe, even if viewing something seemingly ordinary. Also, the line between art and science is thin.

Op-Ed: A gem-oasis for music reclaimed by a San Francisco neighborhood Special

San Francisco - Amidst the urban expanse of the City's ever-changing landscape, there are these little-known spots where it is as if an oasis of sorts has sprung up for anyone and every one to enjoy.

S.F. explosives suspect pleads innocent to weapons charges

San Francisco - San Francisco political consultant Ryan Chamberlain pleaded not guilty Monday to federal weapons charges despite new allegations that he already had assembled a bomb.

San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival features eight Indian styles

San Francisco - The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival will feature eight styles of Indian classical dance, till June 29, 2014 in its 36th edition, a first in its entire history.

Texas Gov. Perry visits SF, compares homosexuality to alcoholism Special

San Francisco - Texas Gov. Rick Perry visited San Francisco on Wednesday and stunned an audience in the famously tolerant city by comparing homosexuality to alcoholism.

SF suspect had material for remote-controlled bomb, FBI says

San Francisco - Authorities appeared no closer Friday to figuring out why a well-known San Francisco political consultant had components to build a remote-control bomb in his apartment when he was arrested last week.

Op-Ed: eBook for local author goes to print in time for Father's Day Special

San Francisco - In this digital age of just about everything going on line, San Francisco-based author Joseph Sutton had his book, "Father and Son: Thirty Years of Growing Up Together," printed from eBook format to hard copy.

Op-Ed: The end of an era for local thespians as faire founder passes on Special

Novato - It is the end of an era, especially for local thespians in the San Francisco Bay Area as the news of the death of Renaissance Pleasure Faire and The Great Dickens Christmas Fair founder Phyllis Patterson was announced this past May. She died on May 18.

Suspect in S.F. explosives case arrested near Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco - A San Francisco public relations consultant appeared in federal court Tuesday, one day after being arrested by local and FBI agents who had issued a nationwide alert for the man after allegedly finding explosive materials in his residence.

San Francisco streets jammed as transit worker protest continues

San Francisco - A worker sickout delayed San Francisco's morning and evening commutes for a second day Tuesday as thousands of transit employees stayed home to protest a controversial contract provision.

Mass sickout by transit workers cripples San Francisco commute

San Francisco - San Francisco's legions of downtown office workers faced a grindingly slow commute Monday after two-thirds of the city's transit operators called in sick in an apparent contract protest.

Op-Ed: Formula Retail rules causes ansgst for valuable commercial space Special

San Francisco - When the Rite Aid store on Ocean Ave between Jules and Ashton closed in 2009, Walgreens was eager to move right in. Yet as Ocean Avenue Association Executive Director Daniel Weaver pointed out,
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A rendering of what the  rain-garden  will look like once completed by summer time of 2015.
A rendering of what the "rain-garden' will look like once completed by summer time of 2015.
Lily Madjus, Media Dept. SF Water/SF PUC
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Professor Dina Ibrahim of San Francisco State University speaks with an aspiring journalist after th...
Professor Dina Ibrahim of San Francisco State University speaks with an aspiring journalist after the SPJ Town Hall Meeting at the Main branch of the SF Public Libary on April 6, 2011
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Artist John Paul Marcelo is one of many local artists participating in the  94109 - Local Artists Pi...
Artist John Paul Marcelo is one of many local artists participating in the "94109 - Local Artists Picture the Neighborhood" exhibit at the Studio Gallery on Polk Street in San Francisco from June 2 to June 9, 2013.
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Many birds reside on Alcatraz Island
Many birds reside on Alcatraz Island
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 Setting goals puts  wings on our desires  by taking one step at a time   says David Delp  founder a...
"Setting goals puts 'wings on our desires' by taking one step at a time," says David Delp, founder and creative director of 'Pilot Fire.'
Courtesy of David Delp and Pilot Fire
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A meeting for supporters of Occupy San Francisco
A meeting for supporters of Occupy San Francisco
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San Francisco
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Chinese lanterns decorating Peking Bazaar along Grant Street  San Francisco  CA.
Chinese lanterns decorating Peking Bazaar along Grant Street, San Francisco, CA.
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Over 200 showed up at a noon time rally on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco on Aug. 2  2011 t...
Over 200 showed up at a noon time rally on the steps of City Hall in San Francisco on Aug. 2, 2011 to show support for an ordinance brought before the Board of Supervisors to help put an end to wage theft by unscrupulous employers.
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Local realtors Ronni Garfield and Robert Merryman celebrate Merryman s birthday at Baker Street Bist...
Local realtors Ronni Garfield and Robert Merryman celebrate Merryman's birthday at Baker Street Bistro. Only blocks away from the office realtors like Garfield and others frequent the Bistro which has been popular for many years.
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Residents of the outer-Sunset District rely heavily on the Judah Street light rail line to get to an...
Residents of the outer-Sunset District rely heavily on the Judah Street light rail line to get to and from work. To have an additional fleet of vehicles that serve as express shuttles is a welcome solution to help alleviate crowded trolley cars and delays.
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On November 5  2013 dozens gathered outside the 9th Court of Appeals to raise awareness about the po...
On November 5, 2013 dozens gathered outside the 9th Court of Appeals to raise awareness about the policy local San Francisco postmaster has enacted since 2008. For more than five years, Single Residency Occupancy Hotel residents have not had reliable US Postal Service. Their mail is often "dumped" in one spot allowing it to be stolen by thieves, mishandled or lost.
by Jen Drake, Public Outreach Director for the SF City Attorney's Office
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Rev. G is honored and thankful to have been blessed with the life s work and ministry outreach as Pa...
Rev. G is honored and thankful to have been blessed with the life's work and ministry outreach as Pastor of Ingleside Presbyterian.
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The current  old nursery  which has been in need of repairs for years will be replaced by a new LEED...
The current "old nursery" which has been in need of repairs for years will be replaced by a new LEED certified structure as part of the SF Botanical Garden Society's $14 million upgrade plans for the garden and arboretum.
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Sunday May 19  2012 was a perfect weather day in San Francisco for the annual Bay to Breakers Marath...
Sunday May 19, 2012 was a perfect weather day in San Francisco for the annual Bay to Breakers Marathon and running event.
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Actors  singers  dancers as well as artisans and vendors work very hard to create an authentic Victo...
Actors, singers, dancers as well as artisans and vendors work very hard to create an authentic Victorian holiday experience for all those attending the Great Dickens Christmas Fair each year.
Beppe Sabatini
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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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Community organizer  activist and artist Judy Shintani and textile artist Serena Lee also attended t...
Community organizer, activist and artist Judy Shintani and textile artist Serena Lee also attended the reception. Judy has promoted such out reach programs as Doctors Without Boarders and the Half Moon Bay Coastside Center where she teaches art.
Courtesy of A Place of Her Own and the Asian American Women Artists Association
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Moscone Center West was where the American Bar Association held its  House of Delegates  convention ...
Moscone Center West was where the American Bar Association held its "House of Delegates" convention and annual this past week, from August 8 to 13, 2013.
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 Stardom - The Musical  A Call to Our Oneness  debuted at the Royce Gallery in San Francisco s Missi...
"Stardom - The Musical, A Call to Our Oneness" debuted at the Royce Gallery in San Francisco's Mission District on November 15, 2012. Directed by Dino Defilippi and Marcia Kimmell
Courtesy of Fractured Atlas and Theater Residencies, Inc.
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