San Francisco News for July 2nd 2013

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San Francisco News for July 1st 2013

San Francisco Giants (38-42) at Colorado Rockies (41-41), 4:10 pm (ET)
Michael Cuddyer tries to extend his franchise-best hitting streak on Sunday and help the Colorado Rockies complete a three-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Cuddyer's streak reached 26 games on Saturday and the Rockies won in More…

San Francisco rail strike looms as Bart talks show little sign of progress
Rhodes/Demotix/Corbis. Negotiators for San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit said they planned to show up for contract talks on Sunday, as union leaders warned workers will likely go on strike, threatening to cripple the region's Monday morning commute. More…

San Francisco Pride: 'I never believed we would get this far so quickly'
San Francisco Pride kicked off with Pink Saturday, a party that starts with mass gatherings at Dolores Park and City Hall and ends with a street party, attended by more than 80,000, in the Castro neighbourhood. The resumption of gay marriage in the More…

San Francisco rapid transit unions, management to go back to bargaining table
OAKLAND, Calif. — Two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions and management returned to the bargaining table Sunday in an 11th hour attempt to avoid a possible strike as commuters braced for potentially nightmarish journeys into work. More…

Airport car-share firm sued in California
BURLINGAME, Calif. — Out of a tiny green shack in an industrial area south of San Francisco International Airport, three teenagers are trying to change the airport car rental business. All they need are your cars, and strangers to drive them. Their More…

SF planners want Union Square Apple Store altered – San Francisco
What the Cupertino technology giant proposed last month is mainly compatible with the look of other Apple Stores around the world – a clean minimalist cube More…

San Francisco gay pride revelers thrilled by marriage ruling
SAN FRANCISCO — The crowds come every year, lining Market Street to dance, wave rainbow flags and cheer on the city's gay pride parade. But revelers celebrated with renewed exuberance Sunday, thrilled by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision that More…

San Francisco transit talks resume; Swedish tourists uninjured in
Two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions and management returned to the bargaining table Sunday in an 11th-hour attempt to avoid a More…

San Francisco Giants Enhance Reputation As Digital Leader With Creation Of
If San Francisco Giants Social Media Director Bryan Srabian had a second home, it would certainly be the team's new Social Media Caf? at AT&T Park, which was launched less than two weeks ago. Set behind the centerfield wall and perched back in Peet's More…

Same-sex couples fill San Francisco City Hall to take marriage vows
SAN FRANCISCO–Dozens of couples in jeans, shorts, white dresses and the occasional military uniform filled San Francisco City Hall on Saturday as clerks resumed issuing marriage licenses one day after a federal appeals court removed the last obstacle More…

A colorful, celebratory scene at San Francisco gay pride parade
SAN FRANCISCO — Thousands of people marched in San Francisco's gay pride parade Sunday, punctuating a week of celebration for supporters of same-sex marriage. The parade included antique cars, trolleys, fire engines and a boat-themed float filled More…

More San Francisco developers
Among the models of amazing buildings, including a replacement bridge for San Francisco with a single cable wrapping it so it can actually pivot in earthquakes, there's a huge dinosaur made from over 62,000 pieces of Lego. This was designed in AutoCAD, More…

San Francisco Castro After Prop. 8 Ruling – PopSugar
Along with this week's exciting events in politics, sports, and music came stunning pictures that captured the special moments. Gay rights activists across America celebrated the Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings, music fans gathered for
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San Francisco resident gunned down in the city's Bayview district
SAN FRANCISCO — A 30-year-old man is dead following a Sunday afternoon shooting in the Bayview District of the city, police said, and his death came on the heels of two other men being shot Sunday evening. Officers were first called at 3:05 p.m. to More…

Onyx confirms , rejects Amgen's $120 – per – share bid
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO,Calif. — Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Sunday confirmed that it received an unsolicited takeover bid from Amgen Inc. for $120 per share. But the drug developer says it rejected the offer, because it "significantly undervalued" the More…

San Francisco Giants beat Colorado Rockies, snap losing streak
DENVER — Madison Bumgarner believes in creating your own luck, but in one respect, he said Sunday, the Giants have caught a tremendous break. With a 5-2 win over the Colorado Rockies, the Giants snapped a six-game losing streak and picked up a More…

San Francisco Pride Parade: Downtown packed as marchers make their way up
Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in downtown San Francisco today, where the city's annual Pride Parade has started to make its way up Market Street. Cheers, rainbow flags and motorcade of around 200 motorcycles kicked off the parade, More…

San Francisco resident gunned down in the city's Bayview district
SAN FRANCISCO — A 30-year-old man is dead following a late afternoon shooting in the Bayview District of the city, police said Sunday. Officers were called at 3:05 p.m. to the 700 block of Kirkwood Avenue for a report that a man had been shot, said Sgt. More…

Love Reigns In SF City Hall As Same-Sex Marriage Lifted
A federal appeals court cleared the way today for same-sex marriages to resume in California, setting off an expected wave of weddings that began with nuptials at San Francisco City Hall this afternoon by two women who sued four years ago
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San Francisco transit talks resume; Swedish tourists uninjured in Hudson River
in San Francisco. Two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions and management returned to the bargaining table Sunday in an 11th-hour attempt to avoid a potential strike. Representatives from Service Employees International Union Local More…

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San Francisco News for June 30th 2013

San Francisco transit talks resume, strike looms
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With a Sunday night deadline approaching, negotiations between the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit and two of its largest More…

San Francisco Transit Talks Resume, Strike Looms
With a Sunday night deadline approaching, negotiations between the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit and two of its largest unions have intensified with a possible strike at stake. As the parties went back to the bargaining table Saturday in Oakland More…

Injured pro athletes deserve workers' comp – San Francisco Chronicle
There are players – real people with real families – out there who are literally fighting to save their legs and get the medical care they need for the injuries they More…

Love Reigns In SF City Hall As Same-Sex Marriage Lifted
A federal appeals court cleared the way today for same-sex marriages to resume in California, setting off an expected wave of weddings that began with nuptials at San Francisco City Hall this afternoon by two women who sued four years ago
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It's 'Wedding Weekend In San Francisco' After Prop 8 Ruling
"A long line of fianc?s and their families snaked out of the clerk's office" in San Francisco on Saturday, the Chronicle reports, as couples lined up to be among the first to be married now that it's legal again for same-sex couples to be get hitched More…

San Francisco's Tamale Lady Launches Campaign For Brick-and-Mortar
The famed “Tamale Lady,” who has been selling her wares in San Francisco's Mission District for years, is now launching a crowd-sourced fundraising campaign to set up a brick-and-mortar restaurant. 60-year-old Virginia Ramos has been in the news More…

Jeremy Lin Scores 45 Points at San Francisco Pro-Am – Slam Online
Jeremy Lin Scores 45 Points at San Francisco Pro-Am (VIDEO). J-Lin goes to work. Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin lit up a run at the SF Pro-Am, giving the opposition 45 points. Add a Comment.
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San Francisco Castro After Prop. 8 Ruling – PopSugar
Along with this week's exciting events in politics, sports, and music came stunning pictures that captured the special moments. Gay rights activists across America celebrated the Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings, music fans gathered for
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Gay couples line up at San Francisco City Hall to take marriage vows
SAN FRANCISCO — Dozens of gay couples waited excitedly Saturday outside of San Francisco's City Hall as clerks resumed issuing same-sex marriage licenses, one day after a federal appeals court cleared the way for the state of California to immediately More…

Cuddyer takes hit streak to 25, Rockies top Giants
Cuddyer homered to extend his hitting streak to 25 games, Chacin pitched eight scoreless innings and the Rockies beat the slumping San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night. Wilin Rosario also went deep and Jordan Pacheco had three hits for the Rockies, More…

San Francisco at Colorado
Arenado hit a game-ending single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants, losers of six straight for the first time in three years. Michael Cuddyer singled in the first inning to More…

Recap: Colorado vs. San Francisco
Michael Cuddyer extended his club-record hitting streak to 25 games with a two-run home run to help the Colorado Rockies take a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a three-game set. Cuddyer, who has also reached base in a club-record More…

Gay marriage opponents ask court to intervene
Peter Madril, left, and Monte Young embrace after getting married at City Hall in San Francisco, Saturday, June 29, 2013. Dozens of gay couples waited excitedly Saturday outside of San Francisco's City Hall as clerks resumed issuing same-sex marriage More…

Photos: Same-Sex Couples Getting Hitched at San Francisco City Hall
Love was definitely in the air today at San Francisco City Hall where many same-sex couples wed following the recent historic rulings allowing gay marriage. As I live near San Francisco, I took the opportunity to bring my daughter and some
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Photos: Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants
Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 at Coors Field on June 29, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. More…

San Francisco Giants drop sixth straight on Colorado Rockies' walk-off in ninth
DENVER — Bruce Bochy has used almost as much ink on his calendar as on the lineup card lately. He met with pitchers Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum on the last road trip to discuss their road struggles. Bochy met with his entire team after the first loss More…

San Francisco woman wins Miss California crown
After repeated attempts over the last three years, Miss Silicon Valley Crystal Lee finally won the Miss California crown on Saturday at the William Saroyan Theatre in Fresno. Lee, 21, of San Francisco, is a Stanford University graduate and was first More…

In San Francisco, a weekend of gay weddings at City Hall
That's where a miniature tent city for the San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade opened for business Saturday afternoon. The two-day fete usually draws a million people; organizers expect the crowd to swell by 20% because of last week's court More…

Rainy day fun in San Francisco
San Francisco — nicknamed The City by the Bay — knows how to keep visitors occupied. It's famous for the Golden Gate Bridge, the 43 roller-coaster-like hills, tours of Alcatraz Island and a waterfront made for strolling. But when the legendary fog More…

SF rapid transit talks break down; strike possible
BART station agent Mark Madrigal helps a customer at the Lake Merritt station in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 28, 2013. Two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions gave notice that they plan to go on strike if they don't reach a new More…

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San Francisco News for June 29th 2013

A Prohibition Room; Coi's Brief Shutter – EaterWire – Eater SF
The lineup in the Prohibition room. UNION SQUARE–Did you know the Sir Francis Drake hotel has preserved the Prohibition-era secret liquor storage room in their basement? Our compatriots over…
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San Francisco Gasoline Jumps as Shell Reports Upset Amid Tankers
Spot gasoline in San Francisco gained against futures for a second day after Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)'s Martinez refinery reported a unit upset and as at least two tankers were headed to the region to load fuel for export. Shell's 165,000-barrel-a More…

Smoke on San Francisco water for America's Cup
But when the battle for the 34th America's Cup kicks off in San Francisco next week, just four boats will be competing, amid a storm of concerns about safety, cost and spying in what has traditionally been seen as the most august of gentlemans' sports. More…

San Francisco Pride celebration could bring 1.5 million to city streets this
SAN FRANCISCO — The city's annual gay pride parade and celebration this weekend is already one of the largest in the country, drawing as many as one million people to downtown on past June weekends. Adding to the cheering, music and the full-throttle More…

San Francisco 0 Colorado 4 – Yahoo! Sports
San Francisco. AB, R, H, RBI, HR, BB, K, SB, LOB, Season Avg. G. Blanco cf, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 .294. M. Scutaro 2b, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 .321. B. Posey c, 2 More…

San Francisco 49ers 2013 Schedule Analysis
Jim Harbaugh had his San Francisco 49ers less than 10 yards from a Super Bowl victory last year. With brilliant offseason moves and another great draft class, the Niners are the frontrunner to repeat as NFC champions. And since scheduling plays a huge More…

San Francisco wants Apple to keep fountain as it plans for new store
The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/152MQ88) that planners released a review of Apple's design proposal on Thursday. It calls for the Cupertino-based company to keep the fountain at its current spot or find another place for it in the More…

Appeals court lifts hold on Calif. gay marriages
Two men hold hands while walking on Castro Street in San Francisco, Thursday, June 27, 2013. The Supreme Court issued rulings Wednesday that struck down a provision of a federal law that denies federal benefits to married gay couples and also cleared More…

BART to offer unions new package
SAN FRANCISCO — Two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions gave notice that they plan to go on strike if they don't reach a new contract deal over the weekend. The unions gave 72-hour notice of a possible strike late Thursday night More…

These are San Francisco's Most Exclusive Hotel Suites – Hotels
San Francisco's number one industry is tourism, so it should come as no surprise that the majority of our nicer hotels offer up accommodations for every type of traveler, including…
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Plaintiffs in California gay marriage case wed in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — The lead plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned California's same-sex marriage ban tied the knot at San Francisco City Hall on Friday, about an hour after a federal appeals court freed same-sex couples to obtain More…

Bike Sharing Service Coming to San Francisco Bay Area
Bay Area Bike Share is a new bike share service coming to the San Francisco Bay Area in August 2013. The service will be operated by Alta Bicycle Share, the same company that runs Citi Bike in New York City. The service is launching as a
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In San Francisco, gay couple now feel '100%' married
They arrived at San Francisco City Hall and became No. 177 in the line for the ceremonies. Soon enough, they were exchanging vows and rings under the landmark rotunda. "We feel it's really the beginning of our life together," said Aguero, who works at More…

San Francisco Giants (38-40) at Colorado Rockies (39-41), 8:40 pm (ET)
San Francisco starter Barry Zito is still searching for his first road victory of the season. Coors Field figures to be as good a place as any for that to happen and the veteran southpaw takes the hill on Friday for the Giants' opener of a three-game More…

San Francisco Officials Suggest Significant Changes Needed for
Last month, Apple submitted plans to relocate its flagship San Francisco retail store three blocks north, putting the new store directly on Union…
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Huge Crowds, Increased Security Expected For This SF Appeal
The theme of the 43rd annual San Francisco Pride celebration is “Embrace, Encourage, Empower” and entails two full days of festivals and a massive parade through downtown San Francisco Sunday.
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San Francisco wants fountain, historic style for Apple store
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco planners want to keep a beloved city fountain in Union Square after plans submitted last month by Apple for a new store there showed no space for it. Planners released an initial review of Apple's design proposal More…

San Francisco Gasoline Jumps as Shell Reports Upset Amid Tankers
California-blend gasoline, or Carbob, in San Francisco jumped 4.5 cents to a premium of 7.5 cents a gallon against futures traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 1:27 p.m., according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Prompt-delivery rose a second More…

San Francisco: Huge crowds expected for this weekend's gay pride parade
Pride weekend celebrations got an early start in San Francisco with a Castro District rally Wednesday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court rulings paved the way for same-sex marriage to resume. The decisions about the federal Defense of Marriage Act More…

San Francisco City Hall Lights Up With Pride Following Supreme Court Decision
San Francisco City Hall Lights Up… was rebuzzed by yugi about 2 hours ago. yugi San Francisco City Hall Lights Up… and thinks it's Win about 2 hours ago. NishaMelry thinks San Francisco City Hall Lights Up… is Win about 3 hours ago. kaelil San More…

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San Francisco News for June 28th 2013

San Francisco celebrates gay marriage rulings as a 'love day'
"Personally, this is something I've been fighting for for 13 years," said Luis Canales, 27, one of the hundreds of people who packed San Francisco City Hall early Wednesday as the rulings were announced. At the age of 14, Canales said, he remembers More…

Hasty: Fast (Health) Food Delivery From Your Mobile – The Next Web
Hasty hastens healthy food delivery from your mobile, starting with San Francisco [Invites]. shared: 430x Officially launching today in private beta, Hasty is hitting the streets of San Francisco first and will be restricted to iPhone users for now.
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Outstanding – Alcatraz, San Francisco Traveller Reviews – TripAdvisor
Alcatraz: Outstanding – See 8792 traveler reviews, 4198 candid photos, and great deals for San Francisco, CA, at TripAdvisor. More…

Vows wait, but gay pairs cheer Supreme Court moves
Joe Mac smiles while talking with people in the Castro neighborhood in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. In a major victory for gay rights, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of a federal law denying federal benefits to More…

San Francisco Giants – PlayerWatch
2B Marco Scutaro bounced back from a 1-for-10 performance in the first two games of San Francisco's three-game set at Los Angeles to reach base twice Wednesday in a 4-2 loss. Scutaro singled and walked, and he has 175 hits since being acquired last More…

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San Francisco's Talmale Lady Fundraising To Start Restaurant
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF)- San Francisco's “Tamale Lady,” who was banned earlier this month from selling her famous food at local restaurants, launched a crowd-sourced fundraising campaign Thursday to set up a brick-and-mortar restaurant in the city's More…

San Francisco at Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw outpitched Tim Lincecum in the seventh regular-season showdown between the two former Cy Young Award winners, rookie Yasiel Puig had three more hits and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Francisco More…

Lennar Gets Investment in San Francisco Project
Lennar Corp. (LEN), the third-biggest U.S. homebuilder by revenue, received an investment from TPG Credit Management LP in its Hunters Point project in San Francisco. TPG Credit purchased a “significant minority stake” in the project, the Miami-based More…

San Francisco celebrates gay marriage rulings as a 'love day'
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, center, who as San Francisco mayor pushed for gay marriage licenses, leads a celebration at City Hall. The crowd includes Willie Brown, right, ex-mayor and Assembly speaker. NOAH BERGER — Associated Press More…

Gay marriage ruling draws sober response in SF
SAN FRANCISCO — Thousands celebrated in the streets of San Francisco Wednesday night after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for gay marriages to resume in California following a bitter, five-year legal battle. But the nation's most populous More…

49 Reasons San Francisco Is The City Of Love / Queerty
Just in time for San Francisco Pride, our sister site GayCities has teamed up with AT&T and the San Francisco Travel Association to bring you 49 Places That Make Us Proud, where you can win great prizes just by visiting the hottest places in
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Dodgers sweep rival Giants in three-game series
Kershaw was a bit better than Tim Lincecum in the seventh regular-season matchup between former Cy Young Award winners, rookie Yasiel Puig had three more hits and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants 4-2 on Wednesday More…

San Francisco to Smith River – San Francisco Forum – TripAdvisor
We are driving from San Francisco to Smith River, staying in Smith River for 5 days then driving back. Thinking of going to Pt. Reyes on the way up and driving More…

Castro Rally Gathers Same Sex Marriage Supporters In SF Appeal
It was hard not find a smile at San Francisco's Castro District Wednesday night as hundreds of gay rights supports gathered to celebrate today's U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act.
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Marriage ruling raises ballot measure questions
SAN FRANCISCO — Gays might soon be able to marry in California because the governor and attorney general refused to defend the will of voters. That was the upshot of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Wednesday that cleared the way for gay marriage More…

Olympian Lawrence Okoye Discusses San Francisco 49ers OTA
Photo Credit: USA Today Sports San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman and British Olympian Lawrence Okoye is trying to do the unthinkable and make an NF.
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San Francisco City Hall Lights Up With Pride Following Supreme Court Decision
San Francisco City Hall Lights Up With Pride Following Supreme Court Decision. A historic moment. posted on June 27, 2013 at 12:24pm EDT. Andrew Kaczynski BuzzFeed Staff posted Jun 27, 2013 12:24pm EDT. Share. 109. Tweet. Tweet. 85. Email. More…

San Francisco Sea Lions | United States Forum | Fodor's Travel Talk
Where is the best place to view the Sea Lions? My research tells me Pier 39. Is that correct? Thanks! Posted in the United States forum.
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San Francisco Wakes Up to a Celebration for Same-Sex Marriage
Sue Rochman, center, and Robin Romdalvik, right, with their son Maddox Rochman-Romdalvik celebrate upon hearing the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings on gay marriage at San Francisco City Hall. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. SAN FRANCISCO More…

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San Francisco News for June 27th 2013

Microsoft to unveil latest Windows adjustments
SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft on Wednesday released a preview version of an update to Windows 8, aiming to address some of the gripes people have with the company's flagship operating system. At a conference in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve More…

Best Gay & Lesbian Bars In San Francisco: SFist
Speaking of San Francisco Pride and newfound marriage legality, the city (in)famous for being gay rights ground zero also has some of the greatest LGBT bars in the world. Yes, the world. Here are our favorites. (We're sure you'll let us know
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San Francisco celebrates gay marriage rulings
San Francisco began celebrating the Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage the moment the news came out. Skoor. Michelle and Rebekah Skoor of Oakland drove with their infant daughter Avila to San Francisco City Hall to witness the Supreme Court More…

Watch: San Francisco Celebrates Proposition 8 and Defense of
Hundreds gathered at San Francisco's City Hall this morning to witness announcements of the Supreme Court's historic rulings which overturned California's More…

San Francisco Film Society Selects Four New Filmmakers for Its
The San Francisco Film Society announced the recipients of its FilmHouse residency program today, a center offering free office space and project development for selected filmmakers. The four lucky individuals are Grainger David, a South
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San Francisco Revels in Ruling; 'We'll Marry Anyone Who Wants To'
It will take about a month before same-sex marriages can resume, according to San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera's office. Governor Jerry Brown, 75, said he ordered the Health Department to advise county clerks, registrars and recorders they More…

San Francisco celebrates gay marriage rulings
San Francisco is "one of the gayest cities in the country," said Gary J. Gates, a demographer with the Williams Institute, a research center on gay and lesbian law and policy at the University of California-Los Angeles. He estimates that 18% of San More…

SF Examiner sues SF Chronicle, alleging predatory ad-pricing scheme
The parent company of the San Francisco Examiner sued the Hearst Corporation Tuesday, accusing its San Francisco Chronicle of illegally targeting Examiner More…

Hot Mess SF: Recipe for Regret, A Sketch Show in San Francisco
San Francisco-based sketch comedy group Hot Mess SF is back with “Recipe for Regret” which promises to stir the “sketch comedy pot with some dance and music sprinkled in to create a show smothered in bad choices with a side of
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Power Rankings: Seattle Seahawks leapfrog San Francisco 49ers
Elliot Harrison tops the Power Rankings with a pair of NFC West squads for the second time in a row. But who's No. 1: Marshawn Lynch's Seattle Seahawks or More…

San Francisco transit workers authorize strike
OAKLAND, Calif.–San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit workers moved a step closer to a work stoppage after voting overwhelmingly to allow union officials to call a strike if contract negotiations fail, union leaders said Wednesday. Members of BART's More…

Review: Windows 8.1 widens gap with older PCs
Microsoft Surface Pro tablets are seen at a demo table at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Microsoft on Wednesday released a preview version of an update to Windows 8, aiming to address some of the gripes people have with More…

' Anna Nicole ' Lifetime movie is a sad mess
SAN FRANCISCO — Lifetime's “Anna Nicole” is a pretty sad affair. It's sad because some surprisingly skilled actors agreed to be in the cast, and it's sad because Anna Nicole Smith's life was one big trailer tragedy. But it's also sad because six years More…

San Francisco Cheers Prop 8 Ruling | NBC Bay Area
The city of San Francisco was the epicenter of gay marriage debate Wednesday as the nation finally heard from the highest court in the land on California's Prop 8 initiative.
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Finding the Fits: Reid brings speed to San Francisco – CBSSports
It's hard for a rookie to make an impact for a club as talented as the 49ers. Take last year, for example, when not a single start was made by a first-year player for More…

SF Examiner Is Suing Chronicle Over Ads – Business Insider
The SF Examiner is suing the Chronicle for slashing its ad prices to stiff the competition.
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MICROSOFT EVENT: Microsoft unveils latest Windows adjustments at San
SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft is using a three-day conference this week to give people a peek into Windows 8.1, a free update that promises to address some of the gripes people have with the latest version of the company's flagship operating system. More…

San Francisco Revels in Supreme Court Gay Marriage Ruling
San Franciscans erupted in cheers after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision potentially clearing the way for same-sex marriage to resume in California. The ruling was greeted with applause and hugs among a crowd filling the rotunda of the Beaux Arts City More…

San Francisco Giants swept by Los Angeles Dodgers
LOS ANGELES — Even under the best of circumstances, the Giants have never had much of a shot against Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. Banged-up and reeling, the Giants are far from their best right now, and Kershaw handled them as he More…

San Francisco Triumph | High Times
This event, our fourth in the San Francisco Bay Area, was by far the most successful, with three "medication" areas packed with the top cannabis companies of More…

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San Francisco News for June 26th 2013

San Francisco's Million Dollar Homes Spur Condo Surge
Kimberly Boortz began searching for a San Francisco condominium after seeing the heated demand for single-family homes in the city. Potential buyers would “elbow their way around” showings, and only all-cash offers or bids well over the asking price More…

San Francisco Bay Area Managed IT Consulting Services Company, Clare
SAN RAMON, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Clare Computer Solutions (Clare), a San Francisco Bay Area business technology service provider offering computer network support, IT consulting and on-demand IT services to businesses, announces More…

Bay area transit workers set to vote on strike
SAN FRANCISCO — Transit workers were voting Tuesday on whether to let their unions call a strike if a new contract deal can't be reached with management. Negotiations were halted as the two largest unions representing Bay Area Rapid Transit employees More…

San Francisco leads the home price boom, according to Case-Shiller data
What's behind such large differences? Some cities, such as Las Vegas and Phoenix, were hit particularly hard when the bubble burst and prices there are recovering from low levels. In other cities, such as San Francisco, low inventories and high demand More…

San Francisco Giants lose 6-5 to Los Angeles Dodgers
LOS ANGELES — Giants general manager Brian Sabean leaned against the railing of the visiting dugout at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday evening and spoke bluntly about a team that would take the field an hour later with a .500 record. "We've earned that More…

San Francisco's Million Dollar Homes Spur Condo Surge
Kimberly Boortz began searching for a San Francisco condominium after seeing the heated demand for single-family homes in the city. Potential buyers would “elbow their way around” showings, and only all-cash offers or bids well over the asking price More…

Recap: Los Angeles vs. San Francisco – Baseball Wires
Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-5 win over the San Francisco Giants in the second of a three- game More…

San Francisco Giants lose 6-5 to Los Angeles Dodgers
LOS ANGELES — Giants general manager Brian Sabean leaned against the railing of the visiting dugout at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday evening and spoke bluntly about a team that would take the field an hour later with a .500 record. "We've earned that More…

San Francisco Giants – PlayerWatch
He hit an RBI double to account for San Francisco's only run in a 3-1 loss to the Dodgers. CF Angel Pagan will have surgery on his torn left hamstring Tuesday and is expected to miss 10 to 12 weeks, manager Bruce Bochy announced. Gregor Blanco will More…

San Francisco's Sunrun scores more solar financing
SAN FRANCISCO — Sunrun, a San Francisco-based solar financing startup, announced Tuesday it has secured financing for the purchase and installation of more than $630 million home solar projects across the United States. Sunrun, which is backed by More…

San Francisco Giants lose Angel Pagan, then game to Los Angeles Dodgers
LOS ANGELES — On their first day in the City of Angels, the Giants found out they will be without center fielder Angel Pagan for the majority of the regular season. The team announced Monday that Pagan will have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn tendon More…

San Francisco Bay Area Managed IT Consulting Services Company, Clare
SAN RAMON, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Clare Computer Solutions (Clare), a San Francisco Bay Area business technology service provider offering computer network support, IT consulting and on-demand IT services to businesses, announces More…

Bay area transit workers set to vote on strike
Train operators and station agents are currently paid in the low $60,000 range, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Employees average $16,590 a year in overtime pay. BART has offered a 1 percent raise annually over the next four years. Workers More…

San Francisco Mayor Supports Building George Lucas Art Museum
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee endorsed a $700 million plan proposed by George Lucas to build a museum for the "Star Wars" director's art collection. The museum would be located in the Presidio district of San Francisco. Lee said in a letter to the More…

Microsoft to unveil latest Windows adjustments
SAN FRANCISCO ??? Microsoft is giving people a peek into Windows 8.1, a free update that promises to address some of the gripes people have with the latest version of the company’s flagship operating system. Although the preview version of Windows 8.1? … More…

San Francisco readies for gay marriage ruling, parade
SAN FRANCISCO — A rare summer rainstorm dampened streets but not spirits as San Francisco geared up for a long-awaited Supreme Court decision Wednesday on gay marriage amid preparations for this weekend's massive gay pride celebrations. More…

Suit between SF dailies claims predatory ad rates
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Examiner filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that the city's dominant daily newspaper the San Francisco Chronicle has slashed advertising prices to stifle competition. The suit claims Chronicle owner the Hearst Corp. and More…

Bay area transit workers set to vote on strike
Train operators and station agents are currently paid in the low $60,000 range, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Employees average $16,590 a year in overtime pay. BART has offered a 1 percent raise annually over the next four years. Workers More…

Microsoft to unveil latest Windows adjustments
SAN FRANCISCO ??? Microsoft is giving people a peek into Windows 8.1, a free update that promises to address some of the gripes people have with the latest version of the company’s flagship operating system. Although the preview version of Windows 8.1? … More…

Bay area transit workers set to vote on strike
SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Area Rapid Transit workers vote Tuesday on whether to allow their union to call a strike if it is unable to reach a new labor deal with management. The transit agency's two largest unions are holding strike authorization votes More…

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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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San Francisco News for June 24th 2013

Marlins manager Mike Redmond jokes about his 'style' after first ejection
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 22: Manager Mike Redmond #11 of the Miami Marlins is tossed out of the game by first base umpire Mark Wegner #14 after Redmond argued a ground rule double call that allowed Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants to More…

Undocumented Immigrant Housing: San Francisco Market Proves
Marisol was at the end of her rope. The 24-year-old San Francisco State University student, her husband Zach and their dog Lucy had spent months vainly More…

San Francisco prepares for yachting's main event
Never before has the oldest and most important yachting event in the world been contested in San Francisco Bay. The hoopla began with a June 15 kickoff concert. The races begin on July 4 with the eight-week Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series, during More…

Beer and Baseball: Two San Francisco Anchors – CNBC.com
San Fran's hometown brewery and baseball team have a long history together. More…

Recap: San Francisco vs. Miami
Justin Ruggiano homered twice and helped power the Miami Marlins past the San Francisco Giants, 7-2, to win a four-game set at AT&T Park. Ruggiano finished 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Marcell Ozuna also had a home run along with two More…

Salvage Crews Pull Van Containing Dead Body From SF Appeal
Crews are heading to the San Francisco waterfront this morning to begin removing a van from the Bay that is believed to have a body inside.
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San Francisco treading water with America's Cup
SAN FRANCISCO — Billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison's bid to turn America's Cup yacht racing into a money-pumping spectator extravaganza in the picturesque San Francisco Bay has hit stiff headwinds. Visions of Cup teams and fans fattening city More…

San Francisco Giants beat Miami Marlins 2-1 in 11th
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have five key players on the disabled list, including a leadoff hitter, Angel Pagan, who seems headed for surgery. Until they're at full strength, manager Bruce Bochy has said, contributions will have to come from all More…

Ruggiano homers twice as Marlins beat Giants 7 – 2
Miami Marlins’ Justin Ruggiano (20) celebrates his solo home run with teammates in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in San Francisco. MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ ??? AP Photo. More…

Octavia Spencer & Michael B. Jordan: 'Fruitvale Station' San
Octavia Spencer keeps it lacy black while arriving for a screening of her latest film Fruitvale Station held at the Grand Lake Theater on Thursday (June 20) in San Francisco, Calif. The 41-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by her
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San Francisco hosts soccer match for homeless
SAN FRANCISCO — A nonprofit group that uses soccer to reach homeless and formerly homeless youth and adults is holding its first West Coast tournament in San Francisco this weekend. The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( http://bit.ly/1419AnR) that More…

San Francisco Giants: Stock Up, Stock Down for Top 10 Prospects for Week 12
The San Francisco Giants are approaching the half-way point of the season in dire straits. They lost three out of four at home to the lowly Miami Marlins???the worst team in baseball???over the weekend. The Giants are just 38-37, and they’ve been … More…

Seattle Seahawks Golden Tate Wants To Lay Out San Francisco
Jan 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) celebrates a touchdown with tight end Anthony McCoy (85) in the third quar.
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San Francisco Giants lose to Miami Marlins again
SAN FRANCISCO — Asked about potential trade deadline moves, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday morning that his lineup is pretty much set and the starting rotation doesn't need an overhaul. Then Bochy switched gears. "You look in the bullpen," More…

San Francisco Giants: Why They Need to Make a Trade Immediately
San Francisco has struggled in multiple different ways. Primarily, the starting pitching has been terrible, as Matt Cain struggled in April and May, Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum have been inconsistent and Madison Bumgarner hasn’t exactly performed like … More…

San Francisco treading water with America's Cup
While San Francisco's mayor remains a Cup booster, the event has been scaled back along with its appeal to donors and the potential for windfalls from taxes, fees or waterfront upgrades. America's Cup event authority chief executive Stephen Barclay is More…

Miami Marlins' Perry Hill believes in Adeiny Hechavarria
SAN FRANCISCO ??? Perry Hill always bemoans the fact that one of his former star pupils, Alex Gonzalez, never won a Gold Glove Award. But Hill could have a Gold Glove shortstop in the making in Adeiny Hechavarria. ???I’m one of those guys I don’t believe … More…

Kawakami: San Francisco Giants struggling, but it's far from desperation time
SAN FRANCISCO — Are the Giants struggling? Yes, every hushed and bewildering moment at AT&T Park this weekend was more evidence of that. Are the 2010 and 2012 World Series champions weakened by injury, thin in the bullpen, staggering at the plate More…

First career homer by Lucas not enough for Marlins
0 Comments E-mail Print. Marlins Giants Baseball. Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner throws to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, June 22, 2013, in San Francisco. MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ ??? AP Photo. More…

San Francisco Bay minivan drowning victim identified
SAN FRANCISCO — A woman who died after a minivan driven into San Francisco Bay quickly sank on Friday was identified as 60-year-old Debra Crenshaw, the medical examiner's office said Sunday. Crenshaw, of San Francisco, was in the van when it went More…

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San Francisco News for June 23rd 2013

Beer and Baseball: Two San Francisco Anchors – CNBC.com
San Fran's hometown brewery and baseball team have a long history together. More…

San Francisco Giants beat Miami Marlins 2-1 in 11th
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants have five key players on the disabled list, including a leadoff hitter, Angel Pagan, who seems headed for surgery. Until they're at full strength, manager Bruce Bochy has said, contributions will have to come from all More…

San Francisco treading water with America's Cup
While San Francisco's mayor remains a Cup booster, the event has been scaled back along with its appeal to donors and the potential for windfalls from taxes, fees or waterfront upgrades. America's Cup event authority chief executive Stephen Barclay is More…

San Francisco prepares for yachting's main event
Never before has the oldest and most important yachting event in the world been contested in San Francisco Bay. The hoopla began with a June 15 kickoff concert. The races begin on July 4 with the eight-week Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series, during More…

Salvage Crews Pull Van Containing Dead Body From SF Appeal
Crews are heading to the San Francisco waterfront this morning to begin removing a van from the Bay that is believed to have a body inside.
The San Francisco Appeal | SF… More…

Report: One-third of SF's homeless identify as gay
SAN FRANCISCO — More than one-quarter of the homeless people counted in San Francisco this year identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, a proportion that surprised veteran advocates for the homeless who say that gays are More…

Miami vs San Francisco – Preview – MLB – Sports – CBC.ca
MLB Preview for the Miami vs San Francisco game to be played on. More…

Review: San Francisco Symphony triumphs on Stravinsky
Michael Tilson Thomas recently described the San Francisco Symphony's Stravinsky festival as a "connect the dots" event. Friday's terrific program was just that. The raw materials for Stravinsky's astonishing imagination — the keening, unvarnished More…

Miami Marlins dwarf Giants for ninth consecutive game in San Francisco
The Miami Marlins’ Logan Morrison scores on a home run against the San Francisco Giants in the second inning at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on Friday, June 21, 2013. (Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group/MCT). JIM GENSHEIMER ??? MCT. More…

Better health brings respectable results for Miami Marlins
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 20: Pitch-hitter Marcelll Ozuna #48 of the Miami Marlins hits a two run RBI single scoring Justin Ruggiano #20 and Derek Dietrich #51 in the eighth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 20, 2013 in San? … More…

Surgery still an option for Pagan
San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan will seek a second opinion from a specialist on his injured left hamstring, which he said sustained a small tear when he re-aggravated the leg during a rehab game with Class A San Jose on Thursday night. More…

Miami Marlins' Perry Hill believes in Adeiny Hechavarria
SAN FRANCISCO ??? Perry Hill always bemoans the fact that one of his former star pupils, Alex Gonzalez, never won a Gold Glove Award. But Hill could have a Gold Glove shortstop in the making in Adeiny Hechavarria. ???I’m one of those guys I don’t believe … More…

Undocumented Immigrant Housing: San Francisco Market Proves
Marisol was at the end of her rope. The 24-year-old San Francisco State University student, her husband Zach and their dog Lucy had spent months vainly More…

Soprano talks of her ' sabbatical ' from opera
SAN FRANCISCO — Her character Antonia literally sings herself to death in Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffmann," but in real life Natalie Dessay says her own upcoming break from opera is not so irrevocable. "I'm going to take a sabbatical, and then we More…

Marlins win ninth straight in San Francisco – Manteca Bulletin
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Marcell Ozuna hit a go-ahead single in the eighth after tying it with an RBI single in the sixth, and the Miami Marlins beat the San More…

Marlins win ninth straight in San Francisco
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, right, hugs San Francisco Giants pitcher Sergio Romo after throwing the ceremonial first pitch before a baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Miami Marlins in San Francisco, Friday,? … More…

First career homer by Lucas not enough for Marlins
0 Comments E-mail Print. Marlins Giants Baseball. Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner throws to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game on Saturday, June 22, 2013, in San Francisco. MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ ??? AP Photo. More…

Seattle Seahawks Golden Tate Wants To Lay Out San Francisco
Jan 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) celebrates a touchdown with tight end Anthony McCoy (85) in the third quar.
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San Francisco Giants: Can Brandon Belt Live Up to Lofty Expectations?
Two years in to his major league career, the San Francisco Giants are still wondering who exactly Brandon Belt is. Is he the guy that destroys spring training and minor league pitching, showing both his ability to hit for prodigious power as well as a … More…

Octavia Spencer & Michael B. Jordan: 'Fruitvale Station' San
Octavia Spencer keeps it lacy black while arriving for a screening of her latest film Fruitvale Station held at the Grand Lake Theater on Thursday (June 20) in San Francisco, Calif. The 41-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by her
Just Jared More…

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