San Francisco News for May 25th 2013

Plastic ocean debris the target of new Calif. bill
By JASON DEAREN ??? Associated Press. SAN FRANCISCO ??? A California bill that would have required manufacturers to figure out how to keep the most common plastic junk out of state waterways has died in the state Assembly without a vote. Assembly Bill … More…

Repairs begun on San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
OAKLAND, Calif. — Repairs have begun on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, where dozens of broken anchor rods could delay completion of a new span. The Contra Costa Times (http://bit.ly/14HbpGG) says workers on Thursday began drilling holes for More…

California earthquake rattles thousands in area near San Francisco
The 5.7-magnitude quake broke dishes and shook mirrors but authorities say no major injuries or damage was reported. More…

SF Super Bowl L Bid Avoids Oakland's 05 Bid And Zennie Abraham
The San Francisco Super Bowl L Bid was successful. It, really, if you think about it, surprisingly, beat back a formidable Miami and South Florida Super Bowl Bid, where Miami has hosted the game a record ten times. (Original post at Zennie62.com … More…

San Francisco struggles to match California's gains on black infant
But in San Francisco, home to sweeping public health programs and an affluent population, the story is different. Health officials here are struggling to reduce a black infant mortality rate of 16.2 deaths per 1,000 births, compared with the white
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Netflix looks to hook subscribers with 'Arrested'
SAN FRANCISCO ??? Netflix is hoping this weekend’s release of the resurrected TV series “Arrested Development” will draw more subscribers to its Internet video service. The award-winning show about the dysfunctional Bluth family returns Sunday, seven … More…

SF State assignment raises ethical concerns – San Francisco
The class assignment San Francisco State University Professor Joe Tuman gave his communications students last week was straightforward: create a political More…

SF officials describe 'apartheid' label as 'intolerance alienating the
Coalition supporting apartheid ads on SF buses urges campaign to stop official action to label their ads hate speech.
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San Francisco 49ers: 5 2012 Draftees Who Face Most Pressure from 2013 Class
Even from a surface level vantage point, it’s readily apparent that the San Francisco 49ers 2013 draft class is abundantly more talented than its 2012 counterpart. It legitimately contained starting-caliber prospects through the first four rounds. Last … More…

San Francisco Home Get Its Own Twitter Account – Technorati
A San Francisco home has its own Twitter account and posts frequent updates. More…

Through A Submarine Periscope Is The Best Way To View San
San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. But there's one unique perspective you probably haven't seen its vistas fr…
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SF Chronicle names new management team
"Joanne and Jeff will be a great team to take The San Francisco Chronicle to the next level," said Hearst Chief Executive Officer Frank Bennack Jr. "They have deep publishing and new media experience and believe in the power of great content with a More…

SF hospital projects move forward
Now that city leaders have reached an agreement with California Pacific Medical Center to build two seismically safe hospitals, the $2 billion deal is sailing through San Francisco's notoriously slow legislative process. On Thursday, the City Planning More…

San Francisco's City Lights: the bookshop that brought us the Beats
I remember the first time I went to City Lights ??? the first all-paperback bookstore in the US, founded in San Francisco in 1953 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. I was so intimidated I barely looked at the books on the shelves, maybe picking one up every now … More…

San Francisco Giants lose to Colorado Rockies 5-0
SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants returned from a day off and hoped the rest might re-energize their listless offense. Instead, the mini slump worsened, as they managed only five hits in a 5-0 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. The Giants looked More…

Cyclist in fatal S.F. crash identified
A bicyclist killed in a crash with a Recology garbage truck in San Francisco’s Mission District had moved to the city last week from Clayton to start an apprenticeship as an electrician, his family said Friday. Dylan Mitchell, 21, was riding east on … More…

Colorado Rockies (26-21) at San Francisco Giants (26-21) 10:15 pm (ET)
Three's a crowd atop the NL West standings, but the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants will both try to change that as they meet up Friday at AT&T for the opener of a three-game series. The Rockies, Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks are all tied More…

Mr. China Goes To San Francisco | TechCrunch
A block from the Mariposa on-ramp and in the eye-line of 90000 cars whizzing by on 280 sits an old warehouse that was home to the San Francisco Bay Guardian,..
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San Francisco 49ers: Michael Crabtree Injury Unleashes Questions in Passing
He’ll have to play like it if the San Francisco 49ers hope to weather the storm that Crabtree’s injury has brought. While the 49ers have become known for their physical running game, the promotion of Kaepernick last season opened the door for increased … More…

California earthquake rattles thousands in area near San Francisco
An earthquake in far north-eastern California was felt by thousands of people as far away as San Francisco and in two other states, but there have been no reports of injury or serious damage. The magnitude-5.7 quake broke dishes and shook mirrors when … More…

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