San Francisco News for May 4th 2013

Capo's Offers Super Cheap Spaghetti and Meatball Meal Deal
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Solar-powered plane takes off for flight across US
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A solar-powered airplane that developers hope to eventually pilot around the world took off early on Friday from San Francisco Bay on the first leg of an attempt to fly across the United States with no fuel but the sun's energy. More…

SF police explore more options for monitoring public in wake of Boston bombing
The April 15 bombing in Boston has local law enforcement reassessing security measures for the 300 special events that occur in San Francisco annually. As this broader discussion continues, adjustments have already been made for the Craigslist Bay to … More…

San Francisco Giants walk off with win over Los Angeles Dodgers
SAN FRANCISCO — Bruce Bochy had it all mapped out: If Buster Posey could somehow reach base as the leadoff hitter in the bottom of the ninth inning, he would dispatch the speedier Gregor Blanco as a pinch runner. Posey saved his manager the trouble. More…

Students celebrate SF resolution to divest from fossil fuels
Famed environmental writer and 350.org founder Bill McKibben wore a short-sleeved T-shirt as he stood on the steps of San Francisco City Hall this afternoon and addressed a crowd of energized student climate activists. “It's a pretty day here, but it's More…

Some Metallica members hope for more sports nights
Metallica’s James Hetfield, left, and Kirk Hammett perform the national anthem prior to a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants on Friday, May 3, 2013, in San Francisco. Ben Margot ??? AP Photo. Story Photos: … More…

Chef At Famous SF Restaurant Killed On 280 – SF Appeal
The victim of a fatal crash on Interstate Highway 280 in Daly City on Tuesday morning was a chef at San Francisco's Greens Restaurant, executive chef Annie Somerville said today.
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San Francisco Celebrates a Century of Queer Asian Activism
San Francisco Celebrates a Century of Queer Asian Activism. Spirit: A Century of Queer Asian Activism is a two-day event taking place May 10-11 in the City by More…

Planned Parenthood facility in South San Francisco approved
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — A controversial Planned Parenthood clinic slated for Grand Avenue has cleared a significant bureaucratic hurdle. The South San Francisco Planning Commission voted 6-1 on Thursday night to allow the facility, which has drawn More…

San Francisco Designer Showcase 2013: A Georgian home goes contemporary
Like the pairing of a slinky black cocktail dress with a simple strand of pearls, this year's San Francisco Decorator Showcase is both provocative and elegant. The 2013 edition of this annual event displays the sensibilities and humor of more than two More…

Solar-powered plane set for first cross-country flight from California
SAN FRANCISCO May 3 (Reuters) – A solar-powered airplane that developers hope to eventually pilot around the world was due to take off early on Friday from San Francisco Bay on the first leg of an attempt to fly across the United States with no fuel More…

San Francisco Cinco de Mayo Festival
Neighborhood Center's Coro Solera, the Mission District Young Musicians Program ensemble, Latin groove outfits Conjunto Picante, Edgardo & Candela and Buyepongo, vocalist Berta Olivia, dance ensemble Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco and more. More…

12 Hidden Gems in DC, San Francisco, LA, NYC, and Chicago
From a hidden drum circle in Washington DC to awesome sushi in Chicago's Ukrainian neighborhood, we've uncovered the inside track on where the locals go in five major cities across the country.
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Deadheads oppose renaming Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in San
SAN FRANCISCO – Deadheads are uniting in opposition to a proposal to rename a San Francisco venue named in honour of the Grateful Dead founder. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/12r5mlS ) more than 1,100 people have
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Kershaw, Zito square off in San Francisco
The southpaw would certainly like to have a repeat of his Opening Day start against San Francisco, when he hurled a four-hit shutout and helped himself at the plate by hitting his first big league home run. In 18 career outings against the Giants More…

SF's New Bike Counter Could Help Resolve Transportation Fracas
When the SFMTA announced this decision a few weeks ago, Board Chairman, Tom Nolan, was quoted espousing the new device's virtue as a billboard: "This high-visibility bicycle barometer on one of San Francisco's most heavily traveled corridors will help More…

World Series, Scutaro gave Peguero a boost
SAN FRANCISCO — Giants outfielder Francisco Peguero said being able to sit in the dugout during last year's run to the World Series title, along with advice from Marco Scutaro, made him a better player. Peguero, who spent Spring Training with the More…

Lowell, Washington back in the San Francisco Section baseball finals
Two longtime rivals, Lowell (San Francisco) and Washington (San Francisco), will meet in the finals Wednesday at AT&T Park following semifinal victories on Thursday. The teams have combined to win the SFS title all but three seasons since 1990. One was More…

Report Card Grades for San Francisco 49ers' Undrafted Free-Agent Signings
No, I’m sorry to report that despite the photograph, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has not signed himself to back up Colin Kaepernick in 2013. But since the clock struck zero at Radio City Music Hall, the head coach and his GM, Trent … More…

Review: San Francisco Symphony performs Beethoven rarities
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony have begun their two-week Beethoven festival, dubbed the "Beethoven Project." One of its goals is scholarly: to connect the dots between some of the titan's early rarities and his late-period More…

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