San Francisco News for May 2nd 2013

SF's Hemp Center Is the Latest Target in Federal Marijuana Crackdown
Similar letters, which claim the clubs are too close to parks or schools, have been responsible for the closure of eight San Francisco dispensaries since Oct. 2011 — many of them longstanding, respected operations with one other thing in common. The More…

New San Francisco 49ers stadium's long-term costs drop by up to $90 million
SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers and the city of Santa Clara are ready to take out a new mortgage, and they expect to spend a lot less than previously thought — perhaps saving $90 million over the long run. The project's financial advisers More…

SF Deputy Michael Roberts' Body Found Near Vallejo Marina
Authorities discovered the body of 56-year-old Michael Roberts, a veteran deputy with the San Francisco Sheriff's Department, near Dock B in the Vallejo Marina yesterday afternoon. Earlier that morning, police had found Roberts' unmanned boat adrift More…

San Francisco Gay Pride Parade Revokes Grand Marshal Honor for Bradley
A controversy has erupted around the San Francisco Gay Pride Parade after its organizers reversed a decision to make the U.S. Army whistleblower Bradley Manning an honorary grand marshal. Manning’s nomination was approved last week, but was soon … More…

San Francisco Wants To Put 6000 Kids To Work This Summer
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined other city officials and local business and nonprofit leaders today to challenge employers to provide jobs for the city's youth this summer.
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San Francisco 49ers draft pick Quinton Patton scores big points with Jim Harbaugh
Patton earned Harbaugh's affection earlier this week when he flew from Nashville to San Francisco on his own dime and called the 49ers to alert them to his pending arrival at the team's facility in Santa Clara. It seems someone forgot to make it clear More…

The SF LGBT Pride Committee Has Nothing to Be Proud of Over Bradley Manning
Glenn Greenwald's article in The Guardian titled “Bradley Manning is off limits at SF Gay Pride parade, but corporate sleaze is embraced” (4/27/13) has internationally publicized the cowardly decision of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual More…

Calif. lawsuit claims lead in ginger, plum candies
SAN FRANCISCO — California has filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other food retailers, alleging the store are selling lead-tainted ginger and plum candies without warning labels, as required by state law. Attorney General Kamala More…

The Willows, a Spinoff The Sycamore, Coming to Mercury Lounge
All Cities; Grub Street San Francisco. Grub Street Los Angeles Masterchef's Adrien Nieto Cooking Baja Cuisine at This Is Not A Pop-Up, Thursday Through Sunday in Hollywood; Grub Street San Francisco Danny Bowien Hints That a Stateside
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San Francisco 49ers: 4 Key Prospects the Team Passed Over in the 2013 NFL
Identifying faults in how the San Francisco 49ers conducted their 2013 NFL draft board was not something that even the omniscient Mel Kiper Jr. would dare attempt. General manager Trent Baalke honed in on key prospects, utilized any form of trade for … More…

San Francisco's Bay Bridge revelations just keep coming
Fund-raising for the opening bash planned for the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge — scheduled for Labor Day weekend — has been suspended. That's the clearest indication yet that the new span's cracked bolts and other problems pose serious More…

San Francisco Giants (15-12) at Arizona Diamondbacks (15-12), 9:40 pm (ET)
Tim Lincecum tries to lead the San Francisco Giants to a series sweep on Wednesday they wrap up their three-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Lincecum has seemed to bounce back from his awful showing in 2012 and is 2-1 to More…

SF startup adds real-money prizes to mobile games
Even though the cash prize was minimal ??? it was a 25-cent race ??? the chief executive officer of San Francisco startup Skillz was disappointed he lost. And that’s why he believes his company’s new platform for Android mobile game developers, which … More…

Monster suing San Francisco city attorney over energy drink requirements
NEW YORK — Monster Beverage is suing San Francisco's city attorney over demands that the company reduce the amount of caffeine in its energy drinks and stop marketing to minors. The company, based in Corona, Calif., says it's being unfairly singled More…

San Francisco begins month of Asian-heritage recognition
San Franciscans kicked off the new month in style on Wednesday, with US President Barack Obama officially announcing May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Mayor Ed Lee praising the city’s Asian leaders during an opening … More…

Twitter Recommends Users Have One Computer Solely SF Appeal
As opposed to promising a solution, Twitter is instead telling users that "we believe that these attacks will continue," and that users need to be more careful with their accounts.
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San Francisco Giants – TeamReport
MLB Team Report – San Francisco Giants – INSIDE PITCH Pablo Sandoval was the last guy expected to win a game with a ninth-inning home run. At least Tuesday night. Sandoval left Monday's game in the sixth inning with discomfort in his right elbow, which More…

Monster sues San Francisco city attorney over energy drinks probe
(Reuters) – Monster Beverage Corp has sued San Francisco's city attorney over an investigation the city launched last year into the safety and marketing of More…

Lawrence Okoye: 'No limits' on self
Olympic discus finalist Lawrence Okoye has never played football, but after signing with the San Francisco 49ers, he said he thinks that through hard work he can make an impact in the NFL. The 49ers signed Okoye, 21, as an undrafted free agent and plan … More…

Recap: Arizona vs. San Francisco
Pablo Sandoval hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth and the San Francisco Giants edged the Arizona Diamondbacks, 2-1, in the middle portion of a three-game series. Angel Pagan singled to lead off the inning and stole second base. With J.J. Putz More…

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