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7 People Shot in Oakland

7 People Shot in Oakland

Looks like Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has got has quite the challenge. Just days after being sworn in and declaring crime as one of her top priorities, 7 people were shot (one fatally) in Oakland last night.

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Golden Gate Bridge Tops Suicide List

Golden Gate Bridge Tops Suicide List

The Marin County coroner’s office reports that 32 people committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge last year, similar numbers to the past two years.

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Swans Return to Palace of Fine Arts

Swans Return to Palace of Fine Arts

Some feathery friends have returned to a San Francisco landmark. Swans are back in the lagoon at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts.

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49ers Get New General Manager

49ers Get New General Manager

It’s official, Trent Baalke has just been named the San Francisco 49ers’ General Manager. This shouldn’t come as a big surprise since rumors of his hire have been floating around the past couple of weeks. Recent rumors had it that Mike Lombardi could possibly overtake…

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Real Life Superheroes

Real Life Superheroes

Looks like Seattle has a bunch of do-gooders guys who dress up in costume and fancy themselves superheroes dishing out vigilante justice. Wow. As one of my friends describes it, “Lame, real-life Watchmen?”

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The Apocalypse is Upon Us!

The Apocalypse is Upon Us!

First up to 5,000 dead blackbirds fell from the sky in Arkansas, and then 100,000 dead drum fish washed up along a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River about 120 miles away. And now about 500 dead blackbirds and starlings were discovered in Louisiana. What…

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The Daily Show Does San Francisco (Video)

The Daily Show Does San Francisco (Video)

Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi interviews SF Supervisor Eric Mar about his controversial move to ban toys from Happy Meals within all McDonald’s in San Francisco, and the results are less than flattering. Take a look at this train wreck yourself.

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SF Weekly and SFBG Settle

SF Weekly and SFBG Settle

No, these two “rival” SF-based weeklies didn’t get married and “settle down” like two quarreling characters in a romantic comedy who just couldn’t resist one another as they verbally jibed and flirted their way down the aisle. No, this is a different story altogether involving…

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2011, the Year of the Parking Ticket

2011, the Year of the Parking Ticket

If you thought the SFMTA gave out a lot of tickets before, just watch out. The agency has got itself in a bit of a financial hole ($21 million deficit) and they are out on the prowl to rake in some much needed cash. Now…

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SF to Host America’s Cup

SF to Host America’s Cup

That has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Last Friday (you remember, NYE?) outgoing mayor Gavin Newsom secured San Francisco as the host of the 2013 America’s Cup, one of the biggest and ritziest sailing competitions in the world. It’ll be the 34th year…

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Jerry Brown Swearing-in Ceremony

Jerry Brown Swearing-in Ceremony

Ladies and gentlemen, the 39th Governor of the state of California, Mr. Jerry Brown. Check out the swearing-in ceremony right now: LIVE.

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It’s a New Dawn

It’s a New Dawn

Welcome to 2011. View from Anchorage 9 towards SF and the Bay Bridge. Photo credit: Zack Kellerman

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