San Francisco News for May 8th 2013

BLM postpones oil, gas lease auctions in Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO — Federal land managers have postponed all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October, citing budget problems and low staffing as well as the toll of environmental litigation. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management recently More…

San Francisco airport won't be renamed Harvey Milk – TwinCities.com
SAN FRANCISCO–A San Francisco lawmaker said Tuesday that he has abandoned a proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport after slain.
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Sinkhole Shuts Down San Francisco Intersection | NBC Bay Area
A sinkhole shut down a busy intersection in San Francisco's Richmond District Monday night.
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Abbot's Cellar Launches Bar Menu — Grub Street San Francisco
All Cities; Grub Street San Francisco. Grub Street San Francisco Diving Dog Brewhouse, a D.I.Y. Beer Bar, Coming to Oakland Later This Year; Grub Street Los Angeles Dollar Oysters and Five-Buck Beers At MessHall; Grub Street New York
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Lives on the edge are part of Golden Gate beat
In the photo taken Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Golden Gate Bridge Capt. Lisa Locati poses by a section of the bridge at its visitors center in San Francisco. About 1,500 people have plunged from the bridge, making it one of the world’s favorite suicide spots. More…

Marc Benioff, Mark Zuckerberg And Healthcare Movers Gather At
Leaders from pharma, technology, academia, healthcare investing and government brainstormed concrete ways to better achieve “precision medicine” over two More…

Newlywed Filipina bride among five killed in limo fire on San Francisco Bay
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. Investigators were trying to determine why the back of a stretch limousine burst into flames on a San Francisco Bay bridge, trapping and killing five of the nine women inside, including a newlywed bride from the Philippines. More…

San Francisco 49ers – TeamReport – GlobalPost
Patton was so excited to begin his NFL career that after being drafted by the 49ers, he bought his own plane ticket and flew from Nashville to San Francisco to get to work. Except there was one problem: rookies aren't allowed to be at their team More…

San Francisco Can Now Ban Passengers Who Treat The Subway
As of yesterday, if you're thinking of taking a ride on San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit, known as the BART, you better make your pit stop at the potty before you get on the train. Because if you're one of those people treating the cars as
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Warriors unveil new SF arena plans – San Francisco Examiner
The Warriors on Sunday unveiled new detailed designs for their proposed San Francisco waterfront arena and nearby development ahead of a bevy of public More…

Calif. agency: Utility should pay $2.25B fine for deadly 2010 San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — California regulators recommended Monday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a record $2.25 billion fine for decades of negligence that led to a deadly gas pipeline explosion that leveled a San Francisco Bay Area neighborhood. More…

Mother's Day Brunch at San Francisco Restaurants
Chaya Brasserie in San Francisco will offer a three-course chef’s menu with bottomless mimosas and Champagne. Options include smoked trout, rainbow sashimi, buttermilk-fried organic chicken breast, soy-marinated flatiron steak, five-spice duck-confit … More…

Limo fire kills 5 on San Mateo Bridge SFGate – San Francisco Chronicle
Emergency workers later found Fojas and four of her friends clustered under the 3-by-1 1/2-foot window. The limousine's driver, 46-year-old Orville Brown of More…

Microsoft extends search guarantee in Yahoo deal
SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft has extended a guarantee that provides Yahoo with financial protection as part of the two companies' Internet search partnership. An arrangement requiring Microsoft Corp. to pay Yahoo Inc. a minimum amount per search on More…

SF limo fire survivor disputes driver's story
One of the survivors of a limousine fire that killed five women on a San Francisco Bay bridge is disputing the driver's version of what happened when the limo burst into flames. Nelia Arellano told San Francisco's KGO-TV that she yelled at the driver More…

BLM postpones oil, gas lease auctions in Calif.
By GARANCE BURKE — Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO — Federal land managers on Tuesday postponed all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October, citing budget problems and low staffing as well as the toll of environmental litigation. More…

San Francisco limo fire: One of five victims was newly-wed bride on way to
Nurse Neriza Fojas died after she was trapped in the vehicle when it became engulfed in flames in San Francisco. The 31-year-old had only been married a few weeks when the tragedy happened on Saturday night. She had been celebrating with nine friends … More…

Newlywed bride among 5 killed in limousine fire on San Francisco Bay bridge; 4
SAN FRANCISCO – Investigators are trying to determine why a stretch limousine burst into flames on a San Francisco Bay bridge, trapping and killing five of the nine women inside on a girls' night out, including a newlywed bride. It happened late More…

Emergency Road Repairs Shut Golden Gate Bridge Lane – CBS San
One lane of the Golden Gate Bridge remained closed Tuesday afternoon after the road deteriorated during the morning commute, forcing emergency repairs.
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San Francisco lawmaker drops proposal to rename airport for Harvey Milk, eyes
SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco lawmaker said Tuesday that he has abandoned a proposal to rename San Francisco International Airport after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk and instead plans to pursue getting an airport terminal named in Milk's More…

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