Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

French findings in mysterious S.F. death

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San Francisco is a bird watcher’s paradise

Monday, February 23, 2009
Western bluebird (Eddie Bartley)

Western bluebird (Eddie Bartley)

 

(02-22) 17:09 PST — People may think that San Francisco’s avian population is limited to overindulged seagulls and raggedy pigeons.

 

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San Francisco Civic Center Copies Paris

San Francisco artist and environmental types this morning revealed a handful of improvements in Civic Center

Jardins des Tuileries: the future of Civic Center Plaza.

 Plaza to help cheer up the rather rundown town square.

Some of those improvements: Planters! Tree sculptures! Outdoor cafes! With tables and chairs! And free wi-fi!

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San Francisco Chronicle may shut down

In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, Pressman Niel Nielsen checks the print quality AP – In this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo, Pressman Niel Nielsen checks the print quality of a copy of a San Francisco …

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – San Francisco may lose its main newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, as owner Hearst Corp cuts a “significant” number of jobs and decides whether to shut or sell the money-losing daily.

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Car Charging Stations Unveiled at City Hall – SFist: San Francisco

Yesterday, Mayor Gavin Newsom giddily unveiled some sort of Green Vehicle Showcase, ushering in bragging rights for SF to call itself the “EV Capital of the U.S.” Which is to say, there are now plug-in stations at City Hall for your ass-ugly Prius. Continue reading

Bay2Breakers Saga: It’s Not Just About Nakedness and Peeing

With Facebook groups and boycott cries growing daily as a result of Bay to Breaker’s ban on alcohol, nudity, wheeled objects and floats, it’s easy to forget there are real issues here. And for Edward Sharpless, founder of the group Citizens for the Preservation of Bay2Breakers (7,798 Facebook group members, and counting), the issue involves the freedom to march his “Disco 2 Breakers” float as he did last year with 500 friends while also having the resources to nicely clean up afterward. Continue reading

From 1939: World’s Fair opens in S.F.

Feb. 19, 1939 - The eyes of the world were on Treasure Is... (Chronicle archives / Chronicle archives)Feb. 19, 1939 – The eyes of the world were on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay as the Golden Gate International Exposition opened with pomp and circumstance. The fair drew 127, 222 for the first day. Meanwhile, the clouds of war grew darker as Italy called up reservists, France shipped heavy artillery to Tunisia and FDR warned about the “ugly influence of autocracy.” (Chronicle archives / Chronicle archives)