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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,

San Francisco's 'Rat Girl' is causing problems (Video)

San Francisco - A 43-year-old woman known as "Erica J," or by the nickname "Rat Girl," has been actively breeding rats in a residential hotel in Minna Street and then releasing them "into the wild," so to speak, in the local parks.
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Arbor Day for California was celebrated the week of March 7 to 14  2014. To commemorate it  The Dept...
Arbor Day for California was celebrated the week of March 7 to 14, 2014. To commemorate it, The Dept. of Public Works planted over 40 trees around the City in one weekend.
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August 8 through 13  2013 was the annual meeting for the American Bar Association  held at Moscone C...
August 8 through 13, 2013 was the annual meeting for the American Bar Association, held at Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco.
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View of Lake Merced from the top floor of the new club house that was built in Harding Park that is ...
View of Lake Merced from the top floor of the new club house that was built in Harding Park that is part of the lake's recreational area for the public use.
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Back in 2004  author and researcher Lauren Steinhauer wrote his first novel based upon the Sherlock ...
Back in 2004, author and researcher Lauren Steinhauer wrote his first novel based upon the Sherlock Holmes character. Now in the final chapters, Steinhauer has written a new novel set amid the moral chaos of World War II. "I am looking for a respected and capable publisher," he says.
John Oppenheimer, courtesy of The Sunset Beacon Newspaper, SF, CA
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Specialty s Bakery and Cafe in San Francisco s Financial District has some of the best cookies.
Specialty's Bakery and Cafe in San Francisco's Financial District has some of the best cookies.
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Bus fares have been raised and service has been cut back  even in San Francisco  one of the most aut...
Bus fares have been raised and service has been cut back, even in San Francisco, one of the most automobile dense cities in the U.S.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
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Jenifer Strickland and Morgan Von Rueden are devoted fans of film noir and have been attending the N...
Jenifer Strickland and Morgan Von Rueden are devoted fans of film noir and have been attending the Noir City Festivals in SF for many years. They delight in the Noir City Christmas event and hope Eddie Mueller and his staff will continue the mini festival as a holiday tradition each year.
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Interior of the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. Portrait of its founder Edward F. Adams is promi...
Interior of the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. Portrait of its founder Edward F. Adams is prominently displayed in the Club's library and meeting room.
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Musician turned artist  Ian Lee proudly displays the paintings that he and partner Sarah Sargent cre...
Musician turned artist, Ian Lee proudly displays the paintings that he and partner Sarah Sargent created. "It's plural, we work as a team," he said.
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Luis Umana-Timms is the Dean at the San Francisco
campus of Hult International Business School. He ...
Luis Umana-Timms is the Dean at the San Francisco campus of Hult International Business School. He is very pleased with the skills and experience Herb Meiberger and Ray Meadows bring to the students.
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Skyline at sunset in San Francisco s Financial District. San Francisco is the second-most densely po...
Skyline at sunset in San Francisco's Financial District. San Francisco is the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. It is also a primary banking and finance center in the United States with many referring to it's financial district as "The Wall Street of the West."
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Ramon Sender who co-founded the group with wife Judith finds the new location interesting as he said...
Ramon Sender who co-founded the group with wife Judith finds the new location interesting as he said, the little back room, "feels like a railroad car. I feel as if I am in the dining car of the Orient Express!"
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Some of the participants and devotees at this year s celebration in Golden Gate Park.
Some of the participants and devotees at this year's celebration in Golden Gate Park.
Courtesy of Gadadhara Das, of Berkeley, CA
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 Making the knish cocktail size is a great idea   said Boo Dewitt she and her husband Don were among...
"Making the knish cocktail size is a great idea," said Boo Dewitt she and her husband Don were among the invited guests that Monday evening at Studiomix on Van Ness Ave.
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Design rendering of plans for new St. Luke s campus for California Pacific Medical Center in San Fra...
Design rendering of plans for new St. Luke's campus for California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco's Mission District. Photo courtesy of CPMC.
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Ingleside Presbyterian on Ocean Ave in San Francisco s Ingleside District continues to reach out to ...
Ingleside Presbyterian on Ocean Ave in San Francisco's Ingleside District continues to reach out to the community by helping with local food drives, providing space for civic and community meetings and coordinating after school programs.
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