San Francisco News for April 26th 2013

Prenda Law's Trip To San Francisco Turns Out Badly | Popehat
Last week we invited Cathy Gellis to guest-post her observations of a hearing in AF Holdings v. Navasca, a Prenda Law case. Today, she gets to guest-post the. More…

San Francisco and Seattle lead US cities pulling funds from fossil fuel firms
City supervisors in San Francisco voted this week to move some $583m in its $16bn pension fund that was invested in fossil fuel companies. Other cities that signed on to the divestment campaign include: Madison and Bayfield in Wisconsin, Ithaca, New More…

San Francisco Tourist Survives Shipwreck, 14 Hour Swim
A tourist from San Francisco is recovering in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia after a day long fishing trip with his sister turned into a life and death experience. Dan Suski, of San Francisco, and Kate Suski, of Seattle, told The Associated … More…

San Francisco Tourist Survives Shipwreck, 14-Hour Swim
This Nov. 2009 photo courtesy of Dan Suski shows Kate Suski, right, and her brother Dan while on vacation in San Diego, Ca. The brother and sister are recovering in the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia after their ship sank on April 21 during a … More…

San Francisco mayor to do community service in Baltimore to make good on
BALTIMORE — The mayor of San Francisco is heading to Baltimore for a day of community service in honor of the Ravens' victory over the 49ers in the Super Bowl. San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee will be in Baltimore Friday to make good on his Super Bowl More…

George W. Bush memories — on his special relationship with SF
With the big celebrations in Dallas for the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Thursday, we recall our own personal moment with the former president ??? and his thoughts about the Democratic stronghold of San Francisco. More…

Coinstar's 1Q earnings drop as Redbox growth slows
SAN FRANCISCO — Coinstar's first-quarter earnings plunged 58 percent amid signs that its Redbox kiosks for DVD rentals are losing their appeal as more people switch to Netflix and other Internet video services. The results announced Thursday still More…

San Francisco 49ers: Eric Reid transcript
I said San Francisco. I guess it's small world that they picked me." What was your interaction with the 49ers leading up to the draft? "I met with coach Harbaugh at the (February scouting) combine. He recruited me coming out high school. He was More…

SF International Film Festival opens tonight at Castro Theater
The San Francisco International Film Festival is the centerpiece of the San Francisco Film Society's year-round work, with more than 150 film and live events, dozens of movie makers in attendance, and more than 70,000 attendees. This is the longest More…

Nieves drives in go-ahead run as Diamondbacks edge San Francisco Giants 3-2
SAN FRANCISCO — Eric Hinske was hoping to convince the umpiring crew he was fast enough to reach third on a ball he hit that was interfered with by a Giants reliever. When umpire Doug Eddings laughed, he knew the discussion was over. The Arizona More…

Ex-SF State official accused of taking bribes
A former San Francisco State University official has been charged with 128 felonies for allegedly taking bribes for a waste-disposal contract that ultimately cost the university millions of additional dollars, prosecutors said Wednesday. Robert Shearer More…

Former SF State Department head Faces 128 Charges In Bribery
A former San Francisco State University department director faces more than 100 felony charges for allegedly accepting bribes in exchange for contract approvals with the university over several years, prosecutors said today.
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Nancy Pelosi Social Security Protest In San Francisco Urges Minority Leader
SAN FRANCISCO — About a dozen protestors gathered in front of San Francisco's Federal Building on Thursday to deliver a petition to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), urging the House Minority Leader to oppose cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. More…

2013 NFL Mock Draft: San Francisco 49ers Select… – Behind the
We're almost to the end of our 2013 community mock draft, with just one pick left to go after this! User afbassi is up here.
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NFL Draft: The Top Five Draft Classes in San Francisco 49ers History
COMMENTARY | San Francisco 49ers' general manager Trent Baalke has an elite roster and 13 picks. If he chooses wisely, the 2013 draft could go down as one of the best in franchise history. He would have to knock this draft out of the park, though. More…

Understaffed San Francisco Firefighters Rake in OT
Some San Francisco firefighters are raking in six-figure overtime paychecks because of staffing shortages that have department managers scheduling numerous extra shifts, a newspaper reported. A lieutenant at Station 39 on Portola Avenue collected More…

Verizon expanding San Francisco Innovation Center, currently
2011 sure doesn't feel like that long ago, but it's evidently long enough for Verizon to realize that demand for innovation is booming in Silicon Valley. More…

Report: Understaffed San Francisco firefighters pull in 6-figure overtime
A lieutenant at Station 39 on Portola Avenue collected $221,000 in overtime last year, raising his total salary to $363,000, according to the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/11GsApt ). A paramedic-firefighter at Station 51 in the Presidio made More…

How to Make State Bird Provisions's Signature State Bird — Grub
Related: State Bird Provisions and Rich Table Head Up Strong Showing for S.F. in This Year's Beard Nominations ? State Bird Fourth Wave Coffee Is Dunzo; American Bao Bar Does Weekends at Lot 7; Grub Street San Francisco Moxy Beer
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Sheriff: Woman killed by lion left door open
SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities in Central California said Thursday that a volunteer worker killed in a lion attack at an animal park accidentally caused her own death by leaving the animal's door open. Fresno County Sheriff's Capt. Steve Wilkins said More…

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