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 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
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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 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 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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