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San Francisco Murder Trial That Sparked Immigration Debate Gets Underway – NBC Bay Area

October 23, 2017 5:08:02 am | 0 Comments

Trial is set to begin this week for a Mexican man who set off a national immigration debate after he shot and killed a woman on a popular San Francisco pier. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, 54, acknowledges shooting Kate Steinle in the back while she was walking with her father on the downtown pier July…

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San Francisco best US city for trick-or-treating? Zillow has ideas, here's where to go instead – SFGate

October 23, 2017 3:03:11 am | 0 Comments

Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Image 1of/43 Caption Close Image 1 of 43 GALLERY: Top San Francisco neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, according to Zillow Above: Vitaly Van De Sande, 4, hands out candy to passersby at his mom and grandmother’s flower shop on 24th Street as the city celebrated Halloween in San Francisco on Oct. 31,…

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The 10 worst blocks in San Francisco for parking tickets – SFGate

October 23, 2017 3:03:11 am | 0 Comments

Photo: Fuse/Getty Images Image 1of/12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Finding one of these under your wiper blade is especially painful in San Francisco, which has the highest parking fines in the country. Click to see which blocks in the city collect the most parking tickets. Finding one of these under your wiper blade…

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Possible site emerges for first SF safe drug injection facility – San Francisco Examiner

October 23, 2017 12:00:48 am | 0 Comments

On a public sidewalk in the Civic Center Friday afternoon, a man prepared to shoot a syringe loaded with cocaine into a vein bulging below the leather belt tied around his upper right arm. He ordinarily shoots “Cris,” another name for crystal methamphetamine, but he couldn’t find his usual dealer that day. “I don’t like…

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Oct. 23-24: Jane Wiedlin, Matt Jaffee, Mission Murals, John Freeman, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Trashcan Sinatras … – San Francisco Examiner

October 22, 2017 11:01:00 pm | 0 Comments

MONDAY, OCT. 23Elettrodomestico: The sure-to-be catchy pop-rock show features Jane Wiedlin from the Go-Go’s, and 22-year-old Matt Jaffe and his band, The Distractions. [8 p.m., Independent, 628 Divisadero St., S.F.]Mission Murals-Art, Politics and Community Preservation: The exhibition of documentary photos, posters, handbills, tools and ephemera showcases work by Precita Eyes Muralists, the public art nonprofit…

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Annual Trolley Dances rolled out in and around SF's Muni routes – SFGate

October 22, 2017 4:15:48 pm | 0 Comments

Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, The Chronicle Image 1of/11 Caption Close Image 1 of 11 The Embodiment Project performs “Ancient Children” during Epiphany Dance Theater’s annual Trolley Dances. The Embodiment Project performs “Ancient Children” during Epiphany Dance Theater’s annual Trolley Dances. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie, The Chronicle Image 2 of 11 Texas Holly introduces performer Oscar Velarde (right)…

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Pacific Heights shooting sends man to hospital – San Francisco Examiner

October 22, 2017 11:25:00 am | 0 Comments

Police are searching for two suspects in a shooting that happened Saturday night in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood, a police spokeswoman said Sunday morning. Officers went to the area of Laguna and Clay streets near Lafayette Park around 8:52 p.m. to investigate the shooting, the spokeswoman said. One victim, a man, was taken to…

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Ghost Ship Proprietor Featured In SF Prison Art Show – SFist

October 22, 2017 10:28:30 am | 0 Comments

Artwork by Derick Ion Almena, Image: Joe Kukura, SFist The Prison Art Show is an annual function at the Pier 5 Law Offices featuring artwork from incarcerated men and women all over the country. But the 2017 Prison Art Show has a singular and surprising distinction — it hosts more than two dozen works by…

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SF Speakout: Stop Ed Lee's Developer Privatization Grab Of Public Land From CCSF – Bay Area Indymedia

October 22, 2017 10:05:00 am | 0 Comments

10/24 SF Speakout: Stop Ed Lee’s Developer Privatization Grab Of Public Land From CCSFPublic Land For Public Use & Not Speculators and BanksDemand That SF PUC Vote NO On Transfer of City Owned Balboa Reservoir To Developers Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:30 P.M. SF City Hall1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place City Hall, Room 400San…

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Retro-look Van Ness streetlights back in plan, but purists take dim view – San Francisco Chronicle

October 22, 2017 5:02:21 am | 0 Comments

Responding to pressure from neighborhood groups and the Board of Supervisors, San Francisco officials have agreed to spend an extra $6.5 million to install 350 faux-historic streetlights on the redone Van Ness Avenue. The streetlights, which will cost $18,500 each to make and install on the sidewalks, are intended to replicate Van Ness’ original trolley…

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