San Francisco News for April 30th 2013

San Francisco 49ers 2013 NFL Draft Review
Lemonier, meanwhile, is another edge player who fits what San Francisco likes to do on defense. Best Value Pick: Lattimore was a great investment for the future. If healthy he would have been regarded as the best back in the draft and the 49ers are More…

Google's virtual assistant invades Siri's turf
SAN FRANCISCO — Google is trying to upstage Siri, the sometimes droll assistant that answers questions and helps people manage their lives on Apple's iPhone and iPad. The duel begins Monday with the release of a free iPhone and iPad app that features More…

Google's virtual assistant invades Siri's turf
SAN FRANCISCO ??? Siri may be feeling a little job insecurity. The sometimes droll assistant that answers questions and helps people manage their lives on Apple’s iPhone and iPad is facing competition from an up-and-coming rival made by Google. The duel … More…

JVC's new Procision camcorder helps San Francisco Giants hone
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San Francisco Cops Go Undercover To Prevent iPhone Thefts
Statistics show that the percentage of iPhone ownership in San Francisco is very, very close to the ratio of 1:2, which clearly places it at the…
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New Report Details Inside Look at San Francisco Police Department
As a part of The Huffington Post's "iTheft" series of articles detailing the black market for stolen iPhones, the website has posted a…
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Chase Hundley, Nick Headley, Alexi Amarista homer as Padress sweep San
Swept by the Giants in San Francisco last weekend, the Padres returned the favor by taking three games from the defending World Series champions at Petco Park. Chase Headley, Nick Hundley and Alexi Amarista homered off Ryan Vogelsong to lead the More…

SF's Riverbed falls as weak federal spending hurts earnings
Riverbed Technology reported quarterly results below analysts' estimates due to weak spending by businesses and the U.S. government, sending the San Francisco company's shares down 9 percent. Federal spending has slowed due to automatic cost cuts More…

Police guard Calif school during search for killer
SAN FRANCISCO — Police officers were stationed outside an elementary school on Monday as authorities searched for a man suspected of stabbing an 8-year-old girl to death in a small California town. For the safety of students, Calaveras County deputies More…

San Francisco Gasoline Hits Two-Week Low as Chevron Unit Starts
California-blend gasoline, or Carbob, in San Francisco dropped 13 cents to a premium of 9.5 cents a gallon against futures traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 4:16 p.m. New York time, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That's the lowest More…

Bradley Manning Supporters Will Protest SF Pride Tomorrow
A group of LGBT activists is calling for a protest against the San Francisco Pride Committee’s rescinding of naming whistleblower Bradley Manning as a grand marshal of June’s Pride celebrations. Gay and lesbian peace and social justice activists … More…

Bradley Manning Supporters To Protest At SF Pride Office Today
Here we go: In light of the San Francisco Pride Committee's decision to cancel Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal for the 2013 Pride Parade, a protest will take place today, Monday, at the nonprofit's corporate headquarters at 1841 Market Street More…

San Francisco's Lim Gallery Presents All-Woman Art Group Exhibition Dynamic
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — The Lim Gallery is proud to announce the upcoming show Dynamic Color, which includes fine art and paintings by Patter Hellstrom, April Hawkins, and Saundra McPherson, on view through June 30th, More…

San Francisco restaurant lends hand to Richmond Little League baseball
Bovis also had Gary and more than 40 Richmond youths come to his San Francisco tavern for free food and drinks, along with a cache of T-shirts and hats. The money came from the Lefty O'Doul's Foundation for Kids, a nonprofit wing of the popular More…

SF goes for the Guinness — 500-page ballot book blockbuster
San Francisco voters this fall will be treated to some extra reading in the form of a 400- to 500-page ballot guide, thanks mostly to a referendum on the height of the 8 Washington waterfront luxury condo development. ???It’s going to look like a phone … More…

Femivores vs. Feminists: Let the Debate Begin — Grub Street San
A new book argues that the current food movement is triggering a kind of backslide in the way women assume responsibility for the kitchen and…
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San Francisco Giants (13-12) at Arizona Diamondbacks (15-10), 9:40 pm (ET)
Matt Cain takes another crack at win No. 1 on Monday when the San Francisco Giants open a three-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Cain is in the midst of his worst season-opening stretch in five years and enters this contest 0-2 More…

Hundley, Headley, Amarista homer as Pads sweep SF
Chase Headley, Nick Hundley and Alexi Amarista homered off Ryan Vogelsong and the San Diego Padres beat San Francisco 6-4 Sunday for their first three-game sweep of the Giants since May 2010. By BERNIE WILSON. AP Sports Writer More…

Padres sweep Giants for first time since May 2010
April 28, 2013. SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres are having a mercurial season. Swept by the Giants in San Francisco last weekend, the Padres returned the favor by taking three games from the defending World Series champions at Petco Park. More…

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San Francisco News for April 29th 2013

Khan to spend more time with trainer in San Francisco
SHEFFIELD ??? Amir Khan admits he will have to spend more time with his trainer, Virgil Hunter, in San Francisco, after being floored on his way to a 12-round points victory over Julio Diaz at the weekend. The Briton quickly bounced up off the canvas in … More…

2013 49ers Draft: San Francisco Finishes Strong with Intriguing, Diverse Day
The 2013 NFL Draft came to a conclusion on Saturday and the San Francisco 49ers walked away with a handful of notable names – chief among them South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore. David Fucillo of Niners Nation breaks down the 3rd and final day of More…

San Francisco police still using buy-bust tactic on marijuana dealers
S.F. Examiner Staff Writer | Follow on Twitter @cbloggy That represented 24 percent of all decoy stings in San Francisco, up from no higher than 9 percent in More…

Report: San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has bolts similar to banned bolts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The new eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has more than 1,200 bolts made from galvanized steel that is virtually identical to a high-strength alloy that a nationwide group of transportation officials banned for More…

San Francisco gay pride rescinds honour for Bradley Manning-Bows To Gay
SF Pride board president Lisa Williams said in a statement that an employee of the organization had prematurely notified imprisoned intelligence specialist Manning this week that he had been selected for the distinction, which recognizes about a dozen More…

Carter Bykowski to 49ers: How Does the OT Fit with San Francisco?
On Day 3 of the NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers finally decided to address the offensive line. It was not until the last round that they decided to add depth there, but better late than never. With the first of two compensatory seventh-rounders, the … More…

Op-Ed: Nothing proud about SF Pride's shameful Bradley Manning reversal
On Thursday, local media reported that Manning, the gay 24-year-old former Army private charged with leaking classified documents to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, had been named by the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee as one of … More…

Lawrence Okoye's Rookie Projections with San Francisco 49ers
That’s exactly the case for British Olympian Lawrence Okoye, who parlayed his athleticism and rare mix of speed and strength into a contract with the San Francisco 49ers. As Okoye tweeted following the NFL draft, the 49ers offered the 21-year-old a … More…

Initial Post-Draft Depth Chart for the San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers closed Day 3 of the 2013 NFL draft on high note, no doubt singing the praises of their own front office. Finishing out the month of April, one of the most championed rosters in the league got a whole lot stronger. With GM Trent … More…

San Francisco Giants (13-11) at San Diego Padres (8-15), 4:10 pm (ET)
Jason Marquis tries to lead the San Diego Padres to a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants on Sunday at Petco Park. San Diego won its third straight game in dramatic fashion on Saturday, as Marco Scutaro's fielding error allowed the winning run More…

San Francisco Giants: Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 10 Prospects for Week 4
The biggest change in this week’s look at the San Francisco Giants’ top 10 prospects is the sudden rise of Joe Panik. Panik got off to a slow start to the season at Double-A Richmond. However, with four multi-hit games last week, his batting average … More…

San Francisco Names New CIO, Who'll Be in Charge of New Open
Can he bring the digital city's data into the 21st century?
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NFC West day three draft rewind: San Francisco 49ers
With day three of the 2013 NFL Draft in the books, we take a look back at the moves made around the NFC West, concluding with the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners started day three by making a splash on a pair of skill position players
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2013 NFL Draft Grades: San Francisco 49ers – FanSided
Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Eric Reid (LSU) holds daughter LeiLani Reid as he is introduced by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as the number eighteen.
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Marcus Lattimore selected by San Francisco 49ers in NFL draft
San Francisco took a similar gamble several years ago when it spent a third-round selection on Frank Gore, who had suffered torn ligaments in each of his knees a year apart at the University of Miami before declaring for the NFL draft after his junior More…

Marcus Lattimore to 49ers: How Does the RB Fit with San Francisco?
It is rare to find unanimous first-round talent in the fourth round of the NFL draft, but that is exactly what GM Trent Baalke did when the San Francisco 49ers selected South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore. Who Marcus Lattimore Compares to in … More…

Fatal stabbing of girl, 8, prompts NorCal manhunt
SAN FRANCISCO — Residents of a rural Northern California county were being told Sunday to keep their doors locked and report anyone considered suspicious as authorities continued the search for the killer of an 8-year-old girl. Calaveras County More…

Lawrence Okoye joins San Francisco 49ers as NFL Brits head to Bay Area
On Twitter, the Oakland Raiders defensive end Jack Crawford coined the hashtag #BritsInTheBay. Born and raised in London, England, Crawford used to be the only British NFL player making his living in San Francisco’s Bay Area. Now there are three. More…

Olympics 2024: Tulsa and nine other cities interested
In the case of the San Francisco Bay area, “he cities of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose as a ‘natural’ possibility.” San Diego is rumored to be considering its bid along with Tijuana fro 2024. The USOC will decide by the end of 2014 if they will … More…

SF Pride won't honor Manning after all
It was reported Thursday that Manning had been chosen by the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee as one of several grand marshals for the June 29-30 event, something San Francisco Pride Board President Lisa Williams said in a statement … More…

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San Francisco News for April 28th 2013

Bradley Manning Won't Be San Francisco Pride Grand Marshal After
Lisa L. Williams, the president of San Francisco's Pride Board, released the following statement last night, to set the record straight: Bradley Manning will not be a grand marshal in this year's San Francisco Pride celebration. His nomination
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Marcus Lattimore joins the San Francisco 49ers' loaded backfield
Of all the places that South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore could have landed in the 2013 NFL Draft, San Francisco felt like the most natural fit. The 49ers had a boatload of picks to play with; a starting running back in Frank Gore that overcame a pair More…

Quinton Patton to 49ers: How Does the WR Fit with San Francisco?
Patton was one of the best overall players left and also filled a need for San Francisco. After addressing the defensive side of the ball early on, the Niners added a playmaker. Coming into a loaded position group in the Bay Area, we’ll explore how the … More…

SF Mayor Ed Lee pays off Super Bowl bet with work in Baltimore
San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake paint a section of a wall in the roll call room at the Western District Police Station. They join AmeriCorps members for a day of service as Lee settles a Super Bowl bet
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SF Pride – Politico
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets to the WikiLeaks website will not be an honorary grand marshal of More…

San Francisco Pride committee backtracks on WikiLeaks suspect Manning as
Members of the board overseeing San Francisco Pride have backtracked on their earlier decision to name Bradley Manning, the military intelligence specialist accused of leaking classified information to the website Wikileaks, as a Pride parade Grand More…

Weather Forecast: San Francisco, California – The Weather Network
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Marcus Lattimore joins the San Francisco 49ers' loaded backfield
Of all the places that South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore could have landed in the 2013 NFL Draft, San Francisco felt like the most natural fit. The 49ers had a boatload of picks to play with; a starting running back in Frank Gore that overcame
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Vance McDonald to 49ers: How Does the TE Fit with San Francisco?
As expected, the San Francisco 49ers targeted a top-5 tight end on Day 2, but not Stanford’s Zach Ertz, who was popularly tied to the team through head coach Jim Harbaugh. Who Vance McDonald Compares to in the NFL. After trading for a third-straight … More…

NFC West day two draft rewind: San Francisco 49ers
With day two of the 2013 NFL Draft in the books, we take a look back at the moves made around the NFC West, continuing with the San Francisco 49ers. Vance McDonald The Niners started by adding depth to their rotation along the defensive
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Marcus Lattimore to San Francisco Highlights Star-Studded 4th
If you watched college football last season, you're intimately familiar with most of these 4th rounders.
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San Francisco Giants – TeamReport
MLB Team Report – San Francisco Giants – INSIDE PITCH The Giants were instrumental in last year's All-Star Game. Matt Cain, Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera were in the National League lineup. Sandoval hit a three-run triple in the first More…

49ers start free-agent push with British discus thrower – USA Today
Hours after drafting rehabbing running back Marcus Lattimore with a fourth-round pick Saturday, the San Francisco 49ers nabbed a different type of project to kick off their pursuit of undrafted free agents. Hello, Lawrence Okoye. The British Olympic More…

San Francisco 49ers Tank Carradine drafted by San Francisco 49ers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Tank Carradine repeatedly made one thing clear: his right knee has made a remarkable recovery from November reconstructive surgery and he expects no long-term problems that could derail his NFL career. The San Francisco 49ers More…

Recap: San Diego vs. San Francisco
Andrew Cashner shined on both the mound and at the plate to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a three-game series from Petco Park. Cashner (1-1) held the Giants to one run on five hits while More…

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference to Kick Off June 10 in San
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference to Kick Off June 10 in San Francisco. Tickets on Sale Tomorrow. CUPERTINO, California–April 24, 2013–Apple(R) More…

San Francisco man poses as son of Congo's president
SAN FRANCISCO ??? A San Francisco man was in federal custody Friday on charges that he defrauded a Northern California real estate agent and his girlfriend out of $1.6 million by pretending to be the son of Congo’s president. The U.S. Attorney’s Office … More…

Khan knuckles down to training in San Francisco
Amir Khan admits he will have to spend more time with his trainer Virgil Hunter in San Francisco after being floored on his way to a 12-round points win over Julio Diaz. The Briton quickly bounced up off the canvas in the fourth round but after a count More…

San Francisco picks Marcus Lattimore in fourth round
San Francisco can afford to "redshirt" Lattimore because it has a strong stable of runners, including Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James. A shopping spree for signal callers opened the final day of the draft with Southern California's Matt More…

B.J. Daniels to 49ers: How Does the QB Fit with San Francisco?
After a stellar draft that saw the San Francisco 49ers bring in a load of defensive talent, the Jim Harbaugh-led Niners selected a late-round quarterback. With the first of three picks in the seventh round, San Francisco selected B.J. Daniels of South … More…

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San Francisco News for April 27th 2013

After SF vote, other cities may divest from Big Oil
The movement scored a big win this week when San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to recommend that the city retirement fund divest its fossil fuel holdings. Next week, Berkeley’s City Council is expected to vote on a resolution … More…

San Francisco 49ers: Eric Reid transcript
A crazy story: I was on the red carpet and a reporter asked me a trivia question about who had the most draft picks. 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 More…

San Francisco Giants (13-9) at San Diego Padres (6-15), 10:10 pm (ET)
Last weekend against the San Diego Padres, Tim Lincecum looked like a pitcher with two Cy Young Awards under his belt. The San Francisco Giants ace looks for a repeat performance on Friday night in the opener of a three-game set at San Diego's Petco More…

SF Pride president: WikiLeaks suspect Manning won't be honorary parade grand
SAN FRANCISCO — Racing to stanch a flow of criticism, the president of San Francisco's annual gay pride celebration said Friday that the U.S. Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets to the WikiLeaks website will not be an honorary grand More…

San Francisco police still using buy-bust tactic on marijuana dealers in
That represented 24 percent of all decoy stings in San Francisco, up from no higher than 9 percent in the previous four years. All but one of the 2012 arrests involved marijuana ??? usually an amount small enough to not be considered a possession crime … More…

Facebook CEO reaped $2.3B gain on stock options
The Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a gain of nearly $2.3 billion last year when he exercised 60 million stock options just before the online social networking leader's initial public offering. The windfall More…

Feds: SF man pretended to be African leader's son
The U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco said Blessed Marvelous Herve persuaded the couple to forward him the money over four years with promises of repayment, lucrative commissions, and multi-million bonuses and a collection of impressive-looking More…

San Francisco man, sister survive ship sinking near St. Lucia
Dan Suski, a 30-year-old business owner and information technology expert from San Francisco, had been wrestling a 200-pound marlin in rough seas with help from his sister, Kate Suski, a 39-year-old architect from Seattle. He was still trying to reel … More…

Your First Look at the 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase
The 2013 San Francisco Decorator Showcase at Herbst Manor in Pacific Heights opened its doors for the press yesterday. 27 of the West Coast's best design firms were invited…
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Alameda Is Getting a Lithuanian Restaurant — Grub Street San
Well, here's a cuisine we don't have well represented in the Bay Area: Lithuanian. Today we note that something called Mama Papa Lithuania is opening…
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Wikileaks suspect Manning named honorary grand marshal of San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets to the WikiLeaks website has been named as a grand marshal of San Francisco's annual gay rights parade, a choice that was immediately condemned by several groups More…

San Francisco International Film Festival Kicks Off
SAN FRANCISCO ??? The 56th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival kicked off Thursday night with a screening of ???What Maisie Knew,??? directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel’s modern take on Henry James’s ahead-of-it-times divorce novel … More…

2013 NFL draft: San Francisco 49ers trade up with Dallas Cowboys
The Niners elected to take a safety, but not the one you might expect.
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San Francisco and 10 other cities move toward dumping stocks in fossil-fuel
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted this week to urge the city's investment fund managers to sell off more than $583 million worth of shares in Chevron, ExxonMobil, and some 200 other fossil-fuel companies. This makes San Francisco the biggest More…

Eric Reid Selected No. 18 by San Francisco 49ers | Audibles – SI.com
Follow every pick of the 2013 NFL draft The San Francisco 49ers entered Thursday's first round with 13 picks in this draft. They dealt two of those selections, a first- and third-rounder, to jump up to Dallas' spot at No. 18 and take LSU safety Eric
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Image Comics Expo In San Francisco In July With Robert Kikrman
Announced at the Diamond Comic Distrubutor's retailer event in Chicago, Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson has talked about an upcoming event. Very few details, but it will be in San Francisco in July, it will be a pay ticketed event, the
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San Francisco 49ers: Breaking Down the Selection of Eric Reid in the 1st Round
San Francisco moved up in the draft as predicted by Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, trading with the Dallas Cowboys to move up to the 18th overall pick, sending their own 31st pick and a third-round pick in exchange. (cbssports.com). The 49ers then … 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…

San Francisco Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Takes Its First Steps Against
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday urging managers of the city's public employee retirement system to withdraw the approximately $580 million they have invested in major fossil fuel More…

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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…

San Francisco News for April 25th 2013

Google pays CEO a buck, 4 other execs get $124M
SAN FRANCISCO — Google CEO Larry Page and his longtime partner Sergey Brin limited their salaries to $1 apiece last year, while four other top executives received combined compensation packages totaling more than $124 million. The breakdown

SF official probes whether Nevada is 'dumping' psychiatric patients
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera this week opened a formal investigation into whether the state of Nevada improperly “dumped” psychiatric patients in his city and throughout California. In a letter to the director of

San Francisco 49ers Big Board: Final Pre-Draft Update
Most expect the 49ers to trade up several times; after all, San Francisco doesn’t have room for 13 rookies on its roster. Will the Niners make a major splash by trading into the first half of the first round to take a dominant defensive lineman? Or …

San Francisco Giants lose to Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-2 in 10 innings
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants knew there would be impersonators after they won two out of three titles with a unique style. The Arizona Diamondbacks, for instance. They don't have all the same hallmarks as the Giants, but they have found a shortcut in

Apple's WWDC Kicks Off June 10 in San Francisco
Apple said today that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco from June 10-14. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Pacific on April 25. But act fast; in recent years, tickets for the event have sold out within hours. Tickets

Pollution Report: San Francisco Can Breath Easy. No, Really It Can!
The American Lung Association this morning released its latest air report, showing that San Francisco has some pretty damn clean air. Not only did we "pass" our annual particle pollution test, but we got an "A" on our ozone grade. That means San

Apple WWDC Returns to San Francisco from June 10-14 – IGN
Apple's annual WWDC event is coming back in just a few months, during the same week as E3.

The East Bay's Lanesplitter Pizza Responds to Dramatic Employee
The employees alleged emotional abuse and lack of access to healthcare, among other things.
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San Francisco woman uninjured after BART train passes over her
SAN FRANCISCO – A woman escaped uninjured after a commuter train passed over her but did not hit her on tracks at a San Francisco station, transit officials said. The woman jumped in front of the oncoming Bay Area Rapid Transit train at the 24th Street

BBC News – Solar plane flies over San Francisco

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Solar plane flies over San Francisco Bay
A solar powered plane flies over San Francisco in preparation for a planned cross-country flight in May. The lightweight plane flies at around 3,000ft as it passes over the Golden Gate Bridge. Considered the world's most advanced sun-powered plane

SF firefighter's smoking-hot OT — $221K and counting
If you’re looking for a poster boy for the San Francisco Fire Department’s out-of-whack overtime, meet Lt. Gary Altenberg of Station 39 on Portola Avenue. Thanks largely to staffing shortages that had department management ordering up extra shifts …

San Francisco supervisors vote to divest from Big Oil
San Francisco took a symbolic step Tuesday toward ridding its retirement holdings of investments in the biggest fossil fuel companies, even if it may be years before divestment is realized. CALOIL_0319_LI. The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a …

San Francisco Mayor traveling to Baltimore to make good on lost Super Bowl bet
Fulfilling a bet he lost on Super Bowl XLVII, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee is traveling to Baltimore on Friday. The terms of the bet with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: a day of service in Baltimore City. The Ravens defeated the San …

Ex-SF State official allegedly took bribes
(04-24) 16:50 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — 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

San Francisco Bed and Breakfast: Reviews of 67 B&Bs – TripAdvisor
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Barry Bonds home run No. 756 plaque missing from San Francisco Giants' AT&T
The orange-colored plaque at AT&T Park that honors Bonds’ 756th career home run, the one that nudged him past Hank Aaron in 2007, has been missing for several days, San Francisco Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said. Only traces of glue, in the …

The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, April 2013 – Eater SF
It's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant…” This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans…
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'French San Francisco' readies to host first gay wedding
'French San Francisco' readies to host first gay wedding The southern city of Montpellier, known to homosexuals as the "French San Francisco", is preparing to hold France's first gay wedding in a month's time. When France finally holds its first gay

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San Francisco News for April 24th 2013

GroupTalent Wants To Hack Tech Hiring In SF And NYC By Fighting
GroupTalent launched in December of 2011 to offer solace to the many startups struggling to find top technical talent. Some might stand opposed to this ongoin..
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San Francisco Mayor traveling to Baltimore to make good on lost Super Bowl bet
Fulfilling a bet he lost on Super Bowl XLVII, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee is traveling to Baltimore on Friday. The terms of the bet with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: a day of service in Baltimore City. The Ravens defeated the San …

Bonds 756 home run plaque missing at AT&T Park
Glue is seen on the brick facade in right center field (to the left of the Comcast sign) where a plaque commemorating Barry Bonds’ 756 home run was affixed seen during the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants baseball game Tuesday, April 23, …

49ers Trading Up: Players San Francisco Could Be Targeting in 2013 NFL Draft
COMMENTARY | Whether they will be moving up or moving down in Thursday's start to the 2013 NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers will be active, and the consensus around the NFL at the moment is that the 49ers have targeted the first round to make their

San Francisco's green hotels lead the pack – The Business Journals
Among its many other virtues, San Francisco is also leading the country in eco- friendly…

How the San Francisco Giants Are Stacking Up to Preseason Expectations
Coming off two World Series wins in three years and bringing back most of their major contributors, the San Francisco Giants have to live up to lofty expectations. With the return of all five members of the rotation, several key bullpen members and All …

San Francisco Giants lose 6-4 in 11 innings
SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Belt delivered more ninth-inning drama, but it wasn't enough Tuesday to save the Giants on a mistake-prone night. The Arizona Diamondbacks withstood Belt's game-tying homer by rallying in the 11th inning for a 6-4 victory at

San Francisco to probe allegations of Nevada 'patient dumping'
In the past five years, Rawson-Neal has bused 36 psychiatric patients to San Francisco, according to The Bee's review. Among the issues the city attorney will probe is whether Nevada was routinely busing mentally ill patients across state lines with no

SF lawmaker's 'homeless bill of rights' passes state Assembly committee
The bill would allow homeless people in California to sit, sleep and panhandle on public property without facing penalties from law enforcement, negating the sit-lie ordinance approved by San Francisco voters in 2010. ???This bill calls for the immediate …

The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants, April 2013 – Eater SF
It's time to update the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant…” This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans…
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San Francisco woman uninjured after BART train passes over her
SAN FRANCISCO – A woman escaped uninjured after a commuter train passed over her but did not hit her on tracks at a San Francisco station, transit officials said. The woman jumped in front of the oncoming Bay Area Rapid Transit train at the 24th Street

The East Bay's Lanesplitter Pizza Responds to Dramatic Employee
The employees alleged emotional abuse and lack of access to healthcare, among other things.
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San Francisco probes 'dumping' of psychiatric patients from Nevada
SAN FRANCISCO — The city attorney said Monday he's launching an investigation into whether Nevada health officials are systemically sending psychiatric patients to San Francisco and other cities. City Attorney Dennis Herrera sent a letter to Nevada's

Breaking Down San Francisco 49ers Draft Needs
The 49ers are very well set-up for the upcoming NFL Draft – the defending NFC Champions currently have 13 draft picks, including 5 in the first 3 rounds. Given the strength of their roster, San Francisco has no use for 13 rookies and will inevitably

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.
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San Francisco Mayor traveling to Baltimore to make good on lost Super Bowl bet
They’ll be accompanied by Wendy Spencer, the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Joe Briggs of the NFL Players Association, San Francisco 49ers linebacker and Maryland native Navarro Bowman and AmeriCorps members.

San Francisco Giants lose 6-4 in 11 innings
SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Belt did it again, but this time his ninth-inning heroics weren't enough. The Arizona Diamondbacks withstood Belt's game-tying homer off closer J.J. Putz by rallying for a 6-4 victory over the Giants in 11 innings Tuesday night

Oracle Team USA hits San Francisco Bay with new boat
SAN FRANCISCO ??? Oracle Team USA hit the San Francisco Bay with a sophisticated new catamaran skillfully crafted to fend off rivals intent on taking the America’s Cup from the defending champion. On a sun-washed expanse of dock behind the team’s …

Apple's WWDC Kicks Off June 10 in San Francisco
Apple said today that it will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco from June 10-14. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Pacific on April 25. But act fast; in recent years, tickets for the event have sold out within hours. Tickets

Top 10 Draft Picks of All Time: San Francisco 49ers | Visual.ly
Check out the top 10 San Francisco 49ers draft picks of all time! Why isn't Steve Young on the list? Young was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1s.
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San Francisco News for April 23rd 2013

49ers should deal in draft
In 1991, the San Francisco 49ers had two picks among the top 45 in the NFL draft. That season was significant because it marked the official transition from Joe Montana to Steve Young at quarterback; it was not significant for anything those draft

San Francisco Giants' leadoff hitter setting the table
SAN FRANCISCO — There has been no shortage of early-season storylines for the reigning World Series champions, from Buster Posey and Brandon Belt's struggles, to Brandon Crawford's strong start and Tim Lincecum's bid to return to his old form.

San Francisco 49?ers Reportedly in Trade Talks with Carolina Panthers
Yesterday, the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers finalized the trade sending CB Darrelle Revis to the Bucs for their #13 overall pick. Today, a couple of different reporters from NFL.com are reporting that the draft-pick-laden San Francisco 49

Padres lose to Giants 5-0
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults, right, turns his back after giving up a two-run home run to San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey, left, in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Francisco. Ben Margot ??? AP …

Morgan Stanley: San Francisco Investors Most Bullish in US; Atlanta Least Bullish
High-net-worth investors in the San Francisco Bay Area are the most bullish among eight U.S. metropolitan areas surveyed, while those in Atlanta are the least bullish, according to new data from Morgan Stanley (MS). The poll, conducted on a national

Barry Zito keeps calm and finds form as San Francisco Giants sweep Padres
Zito and Chad Gaudin combined on a six-hitter and San Francisco beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Zito (3-1) bounced back five days after getting shelled by the Milwaukee Brewers when he failed to make it out of …

'French San Francisco' Montpellier to hold country's first same-sex
In a month's time, France will finally hold its first same-sex wedding. Vincent and Bruno will be exchanging vows in Montpellier, a southern city known to homosexuals as the “French San Francisco” because of its thriving homosexual
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San Francisco Gasoline Weakens a Second Day on Refinery Restarts
Tesoro's 170,000-barrel-a-day Golden Eagle plant northeast of San Francisco was starting unspecified equipment yesterday, a notice to Contra Costa County regulators showed. The 240,000- barrel-a-day Richmond refinery, the largest in Northern California

San Francisco 49ers eager to trade up in 2013 NFL Draft?
Armed with 13 picks, including two selections each in Rounds 2-5, the San Francisco 49ers could be the wild card of the 2013 NFL Draft. One general manager tells Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports that he believes the 49ers have interest in trading up from No.

South SF dad pleads no contest in kidnap
4 when Maffei went to the South San Francisco home of his children’s mother, Jennifer Hipon, and scooped up his 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son as their maternal grandmother tried unsuccessfully to stop him. Hipon was at a courthouse trying to …

San Francisco Giants fans: Still goofy – SBNation.com
San Francisco Giants fans: Still goofy. By Bill Hanstock on Apr 23 2013, 1:07a ? @sundownmotel 4. Stay connected with SB Nation Follow @sbnation. Rally … whatever the heck this is. Hey, it worked … they beat the Diamondbacks thanks to
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49ers gear up for draft with 13 picks
The San Francisco 49ers general manager has already fielded his share of calls from teams trying to boost their chances by acquiring some of those selections from the NFC champions. ''It's up to us to turn those 13 picks into quality picks,'' Baalke said.

Exclusive: Vimeo Partners With San Francisco Film Society For
Following an announcement earlier this month about its upcoming digital distribution lab A2E: Artist to Entrepreneur, the San Francisco Film Society revealed exclusively to Indiewire that Vimeo would serve as the presenting partner of the
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Dominique Crenn Eyes SoMa for Second Restaurant — Grub Street
We don't know many details yet, but it might be a casual thing.
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Salesforce.com to Host Salesforce Customer Company Tour in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will keynote an exclusive customer event on April 23 at the Palace Hotel in

2013 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft: San Francisco 49ers Select… – Cincy
With the No. 31 pick in the 2013 Cincy Jungle Mock Draft, KrobKj selected for the San Francisco 49ers.
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Netflix adds 2 million US subscribers in 1Q
SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix's move to compete against traditional cable-TV channels with original programming is pulling in more subscribers to its Internet video service and winning back investors who doubted the company's ability to develop distinctive

San Francisco launches investigation into Nevada's psychiatric 'patient dumping'
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced that he has launched a formal investigation into allegations that the State of Nevada was extensively involved in "patient dumping"–busing

SF police chief wants more cameras after Boston
SAN FRANCISCO–In the wake of the Boston bombings, San Francisco's police chief wants more security cameras along a major thoroughfare that hosts city parades. Chief Greg Suhr tells the San Francisco Chronicle in Monday's edition that the cameras on

Posey homers to back Zito, Giants beat Padres 5-0
By MICHAEL WAGAMAN The_Associated_Press. Tweet ?? 0 Comments E-mail Print. Padres Giants Baseball. San Francisco Giants’ Barry Zito works against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Francisco.

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San Francisco News for April 22nd 2013

San Francisco 49ers eager to trade up in 2013 NFL Draft?
Armed with 13 picks, including two selections each in Rounds 2-5, the San Francisco 49ers could be the wild card of the 2013 NFL Draft. One general manager tells Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports that he believes the 49ers have interest in trading up from No.

San Francisco Hangout Becomes Casualty of Tech Boom – NYTimes
Residents see the closure of a popular San Francisco restaurant as the latest confirmation that the tech boom has made their city unlivable, and is pricing long-time businesses and residents out of the market. Read more…
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Analysis: San Francisco 49ers' 2013 schedule – NFL.com
Analysis: San Francisco 49ers' 2013 schedule. NFL.com; Published: April 18, @49ers fans: How many games will SF win next season? Tweet your answer to

'French San Francisco' readies to host first gay wedding
MONTPELLIER, France, April 22, 2013 (AFP) — When France finally holds its first gay wedding in just over a month's time, it will be Vincent and Bruno who will be exchanging vows in Montpellier, a southern city known to homosexuals as the "French San

Photo Of The Day: The Signs Of San Francisco | Gadling.com
Over dinner recently, a fellow Gadling blogger, some other travel lovers and I were discussing the merits of San Francisco. We decided that our favo.
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San Francisco Giants blank San Diego Padres 5-0
SAN FRANCISCO — There's plenty of good-natured ribbing in a major league clubhouse, but Buster Posey's teammates knew there was little they could say as the reigning National League Most Valuable Player pushed for his first home run of the season.

Morgan Stanley: San Francisco Investors Most Bullish in US; Atlanta Least Bullish
High-net-worth investors in the San Francisco Bay Area are the most bullish among eight U.S. metropolitan areas surveyed, while those in Atlanta are the least bullish, according to new data from Morgan Stanley (MS). The poll, conducted on a national

Barry Zito keeps calm and finds form as San Francisco Giants sweep Padres
Zito and Chad Gaudin combined on a six-hitter and San Francisco beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Zito (3-1) bounced back five days after getting shelled by the Milwaukee Brewers when he failed to make it out of …

One techie's next gig? Converting city buses into showers for the SF homeless
San Francisco is teeming with tech entrepreneurs who want to save the world but who’ll pass by the homeless person on the street without a second glance. Doniece Sandoval, a Bay Area tech entrepreneur, is not one of them. Her latest trick? Turning …

Gold coins privately made in San Francisco in 1850s fetch most money at Reno
The Jack Totheroh Collection of some 200 gold coins privately made in San Francisco in the 1850s sold for $865,000, while the Bergen-Istvan Collection of about 50 similar gold coins went for $252,000, reported Holabird-Kagin Americana, which staged

Salesforce.com to Host Salesforce Customer Company Tour in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will keynote an exclusive customer event on April 23 at the Palace Hotel in

49ers should deal in draft
In 1991, the San Francisco 49ers had two picks among the top 45 in the NFL draft. That season was significant because it marked the official transition from Joe Montana to Steve Young at quarterback; it was not significant for anything those draft

San Francisco Giants sweep San Diego Padres at home
Barry Zito pitched seven scoreless innings and the San Francisco Giants shut out the San Diego Padres, 5-0, at AT&T Park on Sunday, April 21. Buster Posey hit a two-run home run. The Giants swept the three-day home stand and face the Arizona

San Francisco 49ers Looking to Trade Up to Early Teens in 2013
Jan 31, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detailed view of a San Francisco 49ers helmet on a mannequin during an NFL health and safety press conference at the.
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San Francisco Giants' leadoff hitter setting the table
SAN FRANCISCO — There has been no shortage of early-season storylines for the reigning World Series champions, from Buster Posey and Brandon Belt's struggles, to Brandon Crawford's strong start and Tim Lincecum's bid to return to his old form.

Posey homers to back Zito, Giants beat Padres 5-0
By MICHAEL WAGAMAN The_Associated_Press. Tweet ?? 0 Comments E-mail Print. Padres Giants Baseball. San Francisco Giants’ Barry Zito works against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Francisco.

San Francisco 49ers Looking to Trade Up to Early Teens in 2013 NFL Draft
Jan 31, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detailed view of a San Francisco 49ers helmet on a mannequin during an NFL health and safety press conference at the Ernest Morial Convention center. Super Bowl XLVII will take place between the San Francisco …

San Francisco 49?ers Reportedly in Trade Talks with Carolina Panthers
Yesterday, the New York Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers finalized the trade sending CB Darrelle Revis to the Bucs for their #13 overall pick. Today, a couple of different reporters from NFL.com are reporting that the draft-pick-laden San Francisco 49

SF police chief wants more cameras after Boston
SAN FRANCISCO–In the wake of the Boston bombings, San Francisco's police chief wants more security cameras along a major thoroughfare that hosts city parades. Chief Greg Suhr tells the San Francisco Chronicle in Monday's edition that the cameras on

Padres lose to Giants 5-0
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Stults, right, turns his back after giving up a two-run home run to San Francisco Giants’ Buster Posey, left, in the fifth inning of a baseball game on Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Francisco. Ben Margot ??? AP …

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