San Francisco News for May 5th 2013

New efforts to curb cellphone theft
SAN FRANCISCO — Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials across the country are looking to the wireless industry to help find a cure. In San Francisco, where half the robberies were phone More…

San Francisco district attorney aims to curb phone thefts
In San Francisco, where half the robberies were phone-related last year, District Attorney George Gascon is calling on major companies in nearby Silicon Valley to create new technology such as a "kill switch" to permanently and quickly disable stolen More…

Interactive map: a history of San Francisco place names | The Ocean
By Rachael Marcus, KQED In San Francisco, we have a lot of streets with no-nonsense names, like Pine, 3rd Street and Broadway. But what about Geary? Divisadero? Castro? Do you know what they're named for? There's a map for that.
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Judge strikes down portions of voter-approved S.F. transit labor
Proposition G, supported by 65 percent of San Francisco voters in 2010, paved the way for wholesale reforms of work rules governing the Transport Workers More…

San Francisco Giants do it again, win on walk-off home run in 10th
SAN FRANCISCO — This comeback win might have been the most shocking of all. Little-used catcher Guillermo Quiroz came off the bench in the bottom of the 10th inning and crushed a solo homer to left to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-9 at AT&T Park on More…

Spindly-looking solar-powered plane flies from San Francisco to Phoenix
The flight from San Francisco to Phoenix took 18 hours and 18 minutes on Saturday – and didn’t use a drop of fuel. A solar-powered airplane that developers hope eventually to pilot around the world landed safely in Phoenix on the first leg of an … More…

Where to Drink and Eat on Cinco de Mayo – Grub Street San Francisco
CUESA/Tacolicious – There are still tickets available for the third annual Hecho en San Francisco, which is a benefit for La Cocina and CUESA (the people who put on the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market). It goes from 1 to 5 p.m. and features lots
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Five die in limousine blaze on San Francisco bridge
FIVE women were killed and five others survived after a limousine caught on fire on a San Francisco Bay area bridge. Courtesy KGO-TV. FIVE women were killed and five others survived after a limousine caught on fire on a San Francisco Bay area bridge. More…

Don't Call It "The Five" in San Francisco! | Mother Jones
Don't Call It "The Five" in San Francisco! –By Kevin Drum. | Sat May. 4, 2013 3 13 PM PDT. Tweet. Maria Bustillos writes in Aeon that when she drives from Los More…

Posey's home run lifts Giants past Dodgers 2-1
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw throws to a San Francisco Giants batter in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 3, 2013, in San Francisco. Ben Margot ??? AP Photo. Story Photos: Dodgers Giants Baseball. Previous PageNext Page … More…

Recap: San Francisco vs. Los Angeles
Buster Posey led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a homer against Ronald Belisario to give the San Francisco Giants a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Posey tied the game with an RBI double in the sixth inning, and he won it by taking a 3-2 More…

SF Super Bowl bid boosted by Florida
The Bay Area's effort to play the 2016 game at the San Francisco 49ers' $1.2 billion stadium under construction in Santa Clara, with many events planned in San Francisco, has gained perhaps an insurmountable lead after the Florida Legislature ended its More…

Watch Metallica perform The Star-Spangled Banner at San
Yesterday was Metallica Night at the San Francisco Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers game. James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett were on hand to perform The Star-Spangle.
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Shortstop Dee Gordon will be joining Dodgers in San Francisco
is expected to replace the injured Ramirez in the lineup. Gordon was en route to San Francisco on Saturday afternoon, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to discuss it because the Dodgers had yet to make an More…

San Francisco threatened by typhoid fever
Customers who ate at a Nordstrom Cafe within the Nordstrom store in the Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco are at risk of contracting typhoid fever. The San Francisco Department of Public Health issued an alert on May 3 that a food handler at the … More…

San Francisco Giants do it again, win on walk-off in 10th
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants did it again, and this come-from-behind win might have been the most shocking of all. Guillermo Quiroz, who made the roster as a third catcher, hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Giants a 10-9 More…

Recap: San Francisco vs. Los Angeles
Guillermo Quiroz's pinch-hit home run in the 10th inning gave the San Francisco Giants a 10-9 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second of a three-game set. In the 10th off of Brandon League (0-1), Quiroz pulled an 0-2 splitter deep over the left More…

Giants 10, Dodgers 9(10)
SAN FRANCISCO — Pinch hitter Guillermo Quiroz homered with one out in the 10th inning, lifting the San Francisco Giants to a 10-9 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. The Giants blew a 5-0 lead and wasted a bases-loaded opportunity in More…

Review: San Francisco Ballet works magic with Wheeldon's 'Cinderella'
Christopher Wheeldon was smart to choose the Grimm Brothers' "Cinderella" for his first evening-length ballet, which the San Francisco Ballet opened Friday at the War Memorial Opera House in a sold-out run. This two-hour, 33-minute ballet in three acts More…

Shortstop Dee Gordon will be joining Dodgers in San Francisco
Gordon, whose future with the Dodgers became murky since they acquired Hanley Ramirez last July, is expected to replace the injured Ramirez in the lineup. Gordon was en route to San Francisco on Saturday afternoon, according to a person familiar with More…

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