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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.

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.
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Attorneys for the San Francisco Examiner filed a complaint with the California Superior Court on Jun...
Attorneys for the San Francisco Examiner filed a complaint with the California Superior Court on June 25, alleging that the SF Chronicle offered ad space to clients with the agreement that they would not advertise in the SF Examiner.
Rev. Israel Alvaran  spoke at the rally on Aug. 2. He also talked to this reporter about how many wo...
Rev. Israel Alvaran, spoke at the rally on Aug. 2. He also talked to this reporter about how many workers especially those in the immigrant and migrant worker community are impacted by loss of wages due to lack of pay or less than minimum wage.
At an estimated cost of $20 to 48 million  the plans to renovated the soccer fields in Golden Gate P...
At an estimated cost of $20 to 48 million, the plans to renovated the soccer fields in Golden Gate Park would cover over seven acres of grass and open space with artificial turf.
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The instrumental group Tambuco will be among the performers at the  Mex I AM  festival as they team ...
The instrumental group Tambuco will be among the performers at the "Mex I AM" festival as they team up with Latin Jazz musician Hector Infanzon.
Courtesy of "Mex I AM" Festival
Liverpool Lil s in San Francisco s Marina District has been a neighborhood favorite since 1973.
Liverpool Lil's in San Francisco's Marina District has been a neighborhood favorite since 1973.
Shrimp is also a favorite during the winter months. Ukoy is Filipino style fritter made with shrimp ...
Shrimp is also a favorite during the winter months. Ukoy is Filipino style fritter made with shrimp, Russet potatoes, bean sprouts, onions, garlic and spices. Shrimp, crab and other seafood delicacies can be prepared a variety of ways. A diverse city like San Francisco can feature them all.
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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.
Shirley Jones stepping into limosine at the Castro Theater in San Francisco  CA. She was the honored...
Shirley Jones stepping into limosine at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, CA. She was the honored guest for a special showing of the film "Elmer Gantry."
LEGENDARY: Paul Kantner performs in Hallandale  Fla.  in 2006. Kantner died Jan. 28 at age 74.
LEGENDARY: Paul Kantner performs in Hallandale, Fla., in 2006. Kantner died Jan. 28 at age 74.
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Annunciation Cathedral on Valencia Street in San Francisco s Mission District is where the Greek Foo...
Annunciation Cathedral on Valencia Street in San Francisco's Mission District is where the Greek Food Festival is held every year in September.
So called  The Rock   a tiny island of Alcatraz with its infamous jail of the same name  San Francis...
So called "The Rock", a tiny island of Alcatraz with its infamous jail of the same name, San Francisco, California.
Bay Area landscape artist Andreas Amador employs San Francisco s beaches as a canvas for his artisti...
Bay Area landscape artist Andreas Amador employs San Francisco's beaches as a canvas for his artistic vision
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Despite the initial approval of a permit  residents and merchants along Taraval Street in San Franci...
Despite the initial approval of a permit, residents and merchants along Taraval Street in San Francisco's Parkside District got city officials to rescind the approval. Supporters of the proposed medical marijuana facility say they will appeal.
Cinderella Bakery & Cafe has been a fixture in San Francisco s Richmond District for more than 60 ye...
Cinderella Bakery & Cafe has been a fixture in San Francisco's Richmond District for more than 60 years.
 Graffiti is a big problem   said San Francisco Supervisor London Breed.  In developing this legisla...
"Graffiti is a big problem," said San Francisco Supervisor London Breed. "In developing this legislation, I did not wish to follow the path of those who view every crime as an opportunity for yet harsher punishment. Rather, "we crafted a plan that will reduce both graffiti offenses and provide better outcomes for graffiti offenders," she said.
Courtesy of SF Supervisor London Breed's office
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On Tuesday  Francisco Sanchez entered a plea of not guilty in the shooting death of a 32-year-old wo...
On Tuesday, Francisco Sanchez entered a plea of not guilty in the shooting death of a 32-year-old woman.
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Andy s offers a vegetarian version of Kung Pao made with tofu.
Andy's offers a vegetarian version of Kung Pao made with tofu.
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A view from Four Seasons hotel in San Francisco
A view from Four Seasons hotel in San Francisco

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