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May 19, 2011

Historical images of San Francisco's Chinatown.


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SF District Attorney George Gascón is personally, but not professionally, opposed to the death penalty. What does that mean for his chances in the November election?


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Taking out the trash is about to get a lot more expensive in Atherton.


A fire in a three-story building on 24th and South Van Ness streets was quickly contained to one room on the third floor.

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May 20, 2011

California regulators have approved construction of two new Bay Area power plants, despite criticism that they aren't needed. One will be built in Oakley, the other in the hinterlands of Alameda County 7 miles northwest...

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Wave power always seems to be 10 years down the road. At least. Despite the best efforts of engineers, the idea of generating electricity from ocean waves has proven hard to execute. Companies here and abroad have...

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Calli Murray, 2, was holding her mother's hand as the two left Sunrise Park in Rohnert Park and started across the street. Sonoma State University freshman Kaitlyn Dunaway was driving on Snyder Lane, allegedly paying...

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It looks to be a summer packed full of fun on the east sidewalk of the Golden Gate Bridge - if you like crowds. Beginning May 29, the bridge's west sidewalk, which is reserved for bicyclists and open on weekdays, will...

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Mayor Ed Lee is seeking more than $108 million in affordable housing payments, transit improvements and other community benefits from California Pacific Medical Center in exchange for city approval of the controversial...

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May 21, 2011

It's hard to tell if Old Skool Cafe is a catering company or a culinary academy, a swing dance club or a pop-up restaurant, a coffee roaster or a community garden. First and foremost, it's an education for the at-risk...

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May 18, 2011

Ballot measure would make common practice a misdemeanor.


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May 25, 2011

A record number of delegates from China will attend International Pow Wow in San Francisco on May 21-25. Some 120 Chinese tour operators, meeting planners and journalists are registered for the event, which is produced by the U.S. Travel Association.
Known worldwide in the travel industry as the major marketplace for transacting inbound U.S. travel business, International Pow Wow is expected to generate more than $350 million in tourism business for San Francisco in the short term alone.
More than 1,100 international and domestic tour operators from 70 countries will “shop” the largest travel industry trade show in North America inside Moscone Center, meeting in 70,000 pre-set appointments with some 3,500 exhibitors from every corner of the U.S. More than 450 international and domestic travel journalists will also attend to report on the event and the destination. There will be three evenings of exclusive events for the attendees at some of San Francisco’s premiere attractions and unique locations, plus one night open for private parties.
To enhance the productivity of the Chinese delegates’ visit, 25 Mandarin-speaking volunteers from the American Language Program at California State University, East Bay will act as escorts and interpreters during the business appointments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The volunteers have been trained on the background of International Pow Wow and the travel industry so that they can assist in translations during meetings with U.S.-based travel suppliers.
The U.S. Travel Association’s International Pow Wow in San Francisco is supported by the following Platinum sponsors; San Francisco International Airport, Alcatraz Cruises, California Academy of Sciences, California Travel & Tourism Commission, CityPASS, the de Young Museum, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Hornblower Cruises & Events and PIER 39.
The Gold sponsors are American Express, Hyatt Hotels San Francisco, Joie de Vivre Hotels, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Legendary Napa Valley, North Coast Tourism Council, Port of San Francisco, Red & White Fleet, Starwood Hotels & Resorts-Western Region, Sonoma County Tourism Bureau and Super Sightseeing Tours.
The Silver sponsors are AT&T Park, Boudin San Francisco, Classic Cable Cars and Ride The Ducks, Coach America, Handlery Union Square Hotel, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Marriott San Francisco Marquis, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Premium Outlets, Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, SuperShuttle, Theatrical Stage Employees Local 16, Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau, Walt Disney Family Museum, WharfPass and Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau.
The Bronze sponsors are : “Beach Blanket Babylon,” Biscuits & Blues, Bloomingdale’s, C-Two Hotel Group, Cova Hotel, Exploratorium, Fairmont San Francisco, GoCar Tours, Go West Tours, Gold Country Visitor’s Association, Hilton San Francisco Financial District, Holiday Inn Civic Center, Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf, Hotel Abrego, Hotel Whitcomb, Larkspur Hotels & Restaurants, Napa Valley Wine Train, Radisson Hotel Fisherman’s Wharf, Redding & Northern California’s Shasta Cascade Region, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Symphony, San Mateo County/Silicon Valley CVB, Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf and Westfield San Francisco Centre.
The San Francisco Travel Association is a private, not-for-profit organization that markets the city as a leisure, convention and business travel destination. With more than 1,600 members, San Francisco Travel is one of the largest membership-based tourism promotion agencies in the country. Tourism, San Francisco’s largest industry, generates in excess of $8.5 billion annually for the local economy. The San Francisco Travel business offices are located at 201 Third St., Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103. The association also operates the Visitor Information Center at Hallidie Plaza, 900 Market Street at the corner of Powell and Market streets. For more information, call 415-974-6900 or visit www.sanfrancisco.travel.
American Express® is the official credit card partner for the San Francisco Travel Association.

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