“Gene Burns, a veteran KGO talk show host whose generosity and wit evoked comparisons to Santa Claus, died Saturday at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. “
Longtime KGO host Gene Burns, 72, dies [Chron] [CBS5]

“Unfortunately, the board again is not sharing necessary info that will get everyone on the same page regarding the May 31 forum.”
10 Questions About SF Pride’s Bradley Manning Forum on Friday [Petrelis][Castro Biscuit][SFist] [BAR]

“The Coronet opened in the working class Richmond District at a time when the theaters on Market Street had reached their peak of popularity, and more theaters were being built in Bay Area suburbs. The Coronet boasted more than 1,350 seats – including larger rocking loge chairs – and was marketed as a luxury alternative to older movie houses.”
The Coronet Theater “Star Wars” project strikes back…[Chron]
“Star Wars” and the Coronet in 1977: An oral history [Chron]

“About 200 people gathered at the USS San Francisco Memorial at Lands End Sunday afternoon to remember the sailors and marines who gave their lives aboard that ship and honor others who served in the U.S. military.”
Sailors’ sacrifice remembered at USS San Francisco memorial [OBB]

“a glimpse into the life of Samuel ‘Shorty’ Legasca, a longtime Tenderloin resident, community volunteer, activist and a disabled Vietnam Veteran.”
Remembering Shorty [BeyondChron]

“Here are some stunning, color-drenched images from Sunday’s Carnaval in the Mission.”
Photos: Sexy, Sparkly Carnaval 2013 Splendor [SFist] [Chron][ML@L] [ABC7]

“Sarah Klein (AKA Sparkly Devil), internationally-known burlesque performer with the Bay Area’s Hubba Hubba Revue, died over the weekend.”
Noted S.F. Burlesque Performer Killed In Party Bus Crash [SFist][Chron][Ex]

“the decision will be dependent on many considerations, one of the most important of which is the new safety criteria.”
Swedish team still on fence about Cup [Chron]

“The margin for error is exceedingly small for a sailor sitting three stories above the San Francisco Bay on the side of a high-tech catamaran as it leans toward the water literally flying along the surface like a giant stingray at 40 mph.”
Danger levels high for America’s Cup sailors [AP via Chron]

“In San Francisco, there’s a digital savvy that doesn’t exist in many places”
S.F. dominates fashion bloggers [Chron]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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