San Francisco News for June 25th 2013

Opportunity pays off for Miami Marlins' Justin Ruggiano
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 23: Justin Ruggiano #20 of the Miami Marlins is congratulated by third base coach Joe Espada #4 after Ruggiano hit a lead-off home run in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 23, 2013 in San? … More…

San Francisco Bay Area June rain dampens spirits but little else
There's a cool springtime feel to the first days of summer, but the Bay Area can expect just a dampening from the rare June rain. "We've had morning dew that's stronger than this," said Tom Hicks of Silva Ranches Feed Store in San Martin. "You could More…

San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick plays golf for a cause
Among his stops: Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Rochester (N.Y.) and San Francisco, where he threw an 87 mph fastball for the ceremonial first pitch at Friday night's Giants game. When he hasn't been jet-setting, Kaepernick has maintained More…

San Francisco 49ers: Can Frank Gore Buck NFL History?
Over the course of his nine-year career, Frank Gore has had as astounding and improbable a career as anyone. Having been drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2005 NFL draft, 65th overall, he proceeded to churn out Pro Bowl? … More…

San Francisco Giants lose 7-2 to Florida Marlins to cap homestand
Hunter Pence's homer in the finale was the only longball hit all week by the Giants — not counting the two Sandoval hit on a rehab assignment for Class A San Jose — and San Francisco allowed 10 home runs, including a pair by Justin Ruggiano on Sunday. More…

Opportunity pays off for Miami Marlins' Justin Ruggiano
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 23: Justin Ruggiano #20 of the Miami Marlins is congratulated by third base coach Joe Espada #4 after Ruggiano hit a lead-off home run in the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 23, 2013 in San? … More…

San Francisco Offers Stravinsky and Offenbach
SAN FRANCISCO ??? The War Memorial Opera House, the home of the San Francisco Opera, and Davies Symphony Hall, the home of the San Francisco Symphony, are right across the street from each other. So on Thursday, when the weather could not have? … More…

Giants drop to .500 after loss to Dodgers – San Francisco Examiner
The last time Los Angeles beat San Francisco this season was Opening Day, when Clayton Kershaw pitched a shutout and hit a home run. Since then, it was More…

San Francisco Bay Area June rain dampens spirits but little else
There's a cool springtime feel to the first days of summer, but the Bay Area can expect just a dampening from the rare June rain. "We've had morning dew that's stronger than this," said Tom Hicks of Silva Ranches Feed Store in San Martin. "You could More…

San Francisco Giants (38-37) at Los Angeles Dodgers (32-42), 10:10 pm (ET)
The San Francisco Giants are coming off their first losing homestand since last August, but are scheduled to get a boost for their upcoming road trip. Pablo Sandoval is expected to return to the lineup on Monday night when the Giants kick off a three More…

US: Study finds 29% of San Francisco's homeless population are
A survey found that over a quarter of homeless people in San Francisco identified as LGBT, nearly twice as many as identify as such in the city overall.
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San Francisco 49ers: 5 Players Firmly on the Roster Bubble
With the exception of the Michael Crabtree injury, everything has gone as usual for Jim Harbaugh and his San Francisco 49ers. Of course, the offseason did have some notable headlines. From the signing of an Olympian to a rather noteworthy rookie … More…

The Wandering Writer: A Tour Through San Francisco's Potrero Hill
Rachel Friedman, AOL One afternoon in 2012, Caroline and Wendy's cat slipped out the door and never returned. Until he did, that is – five weeks.
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San Francisco board condemns Hashimoto's remarks about WWII brothels
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has adopted a resolution condemning Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's remarks about Japan's wartime system of military brothels, Osaka city officials said Monday. Hashimoto, who co-heads the Japan Restoration More…

Marlins find strength on the road, take series from Giants
Miami Marlins’ Justin Ruggiano celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Ed Lucas (59) during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). MARCIO? … More…

San Francisco Giants' Angel Pagan to undergo hamstring surgery, miss 10-12
LOS ANGELES — Giants center fielder Angel Pagan will have surgery on his left hamstring Tuesday and is expected to miss 10 to 12 weeks. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal El Attrache at the Kerlan Jobe Clinic. Pagan will have a tendon at the More…

San Francisco Giants lose Angel Pagan, then game to Los Angeles
San Francisco Giants lose Angel Pagan, then game to Los Angeles Dodgers. By Alex Pavlovic apavlovic@mercurynews.comcontracostatimes.com. More…

S.F. schools get more funds, but costs not covered – San Francisco
After five years of budget cuts, San Francisco schools will get more money than they got last year, but it still won't be enough to cover expenses, district officials More…

San Francisco hosts soccer match for homeless
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1419AnR ) that about 80 players from the city and Seattle, Portland, Sacramento and Los Angeles were competing at Justin Herman Plaza in the event sponsored by Street Soccer USA. Along with camaraderie More…

Over One Quarter Of San Francisco's Homeless Identify As LGBT
For the first time ever, the San Francisco Human Services Agency surveyed a sample of the city's homeless population about their sexual orientation and the results are startling. Of the 1000 surveyed, 29 percent said they were gay, bisexual or
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