Oracle Arena To Host Olympic Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game
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Oracle Arena To Host Olympic Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game

Oakland’s Oracle Arena will host an exhibition game this summer featuring the Olympics-bound U.S. men’s basketball team, Golden State Warriors officials said Monday. Tickets to…

City Council Approves Extending Lease Agreement For Raiders
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City Council Approves Extending Lease Agreement For Raiders

A lease agreement that will keep the Oakland Raiders football team at the Coliseum for at least one more year is pretty much a done…

City’s 4/20 Plans Include Street Closures, Increased Police, Traffic Enforcement
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City’s 4/20 Plans Include Street Closures, Increased Police, Traffic Enforcement

San Francisco police and park rangers will be out in force on Wednesday for the annual 4/20 celebration, which despite its unofficial and unsanctioned status…

Fire Department Celebrates 150th Anniversary With Union Square Event
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Fire Department Celebrates 150th Anniversary With Union Square Event

The San Francisco Fire Department celebrated its 150th anniversary today on the 110th anniversary of the great 1906 earthquake and fires and just days after…

Baby Giraffe Born At Zoo
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Baby Giraffe Born At Zoo

A just-born giraffe took her first steps at the San Francisco Zoo on Friday, zoo officials announced today. The giraffe was born at 9:40 a.m….

One Of Three Parks To Receive $20,000 Grant In Honor Of Earth Month
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One Of Three Parks To Receive $20,000 Grant In Honor Of Earth Month

One of three parks in San Francisco will get a $20,000 makeover in recognition of Earth Month this month, according to the San Francisco Recreation…

Baseball Returns To Bay Area With A’s/Giants Exhibition Game Thursday
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Baseball Returns To Bay Area With A’s/Giants Exhibition Game Thursday

Baseball is about to return to the Bay Area. Even before opening day on Monday, the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s will face each…

Pizzeria Owner Sentenced To Jail For Failing To Pay Taxes
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Pizzeria Owner Sentenced To Jail For Failing To Pay Taxes

An owner of a Castro Valley pizzeria was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 months in prison for failing to pay employment taxes, according to acting…

Supervisor Calls For Citywide High-Speed Internet Service
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Supervisor Calls For Citywide High-Speed Internet Service

San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell today called for the development of a citywide municipal fiber network that could deliver high-speed internet service to every resident…

Runaway Piglet Pursued By Crowd In Mission District
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Runaway Piglet Pursued By Crowd In Mission District

A runaway piglet stopped traffic in San Francisco’s Mission District this morning, according to Animal Care and Control officials. The piglet was reported running in…

Cal State East Bay Grad Student Wins Grammy
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Cal State East Bay Grad Student Wins Grammy

A California State East Bay graduate student has won a Grammy for his work on a reggae album, according to university officials. Trumpet player Mario…

Delayed Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Could Open as Early as Next Week
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Delayed Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Could Open as Early as Next Week

State officials opened the central coast of California to recreational Dungeness crab season on Thursday and commercial season could open as soon as late next…

Nearly 10K Riders Used VTA To Get To, From Super Bowl 50
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Nearly 10K Riders Used VTA To Get To, From Super Bowl 50

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority delivered nearly 10,000 Super Bowl fans to and from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday, according to VTA…

Saturday Marks BART’S Busiest Weekend Day Ever
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Saturday Marks BART’S Busiest Weekend Day Ever

BART ridership hit a new record high on Saturday and is expected to spike again today, the transit agency said. Marking the busiest weekend day…

Heightened Security Present On Transit Systems For Super Bowl Week
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Heightened Security Present On Transit Systems For Super Bowl Week

The Transportation Security Administration is providing extra resources to local law enforcement on all Bay Area transit systems starting today and through the Monday after…

Drones Prohibited Over Super Bowl Airspace
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Drones Prohibited Over Super Bowl Airspace

With the long-awaited Super Bowl 50 fast approaching, the Federal Aviation Administration is reminding Bay Area residents not to try to get a drone’s-eye view…

Denver Broncos Player Questioned In Prostitution Sting
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Denver Broncos Player Questioned In Prostitution Sting

A Denver Broncos practice squad safety was sent back to Denver after he was questioned in a Santa Clara County sheriff’s prostitution sting near Mineta…

Oakland Animal Shelter Reduces Adoption Fees All Month Long
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Oakland Animal Shelter Reduces Adoption Fees All Month Long

Animal lovers won’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to share their love with a pet, as an Oakland animal shelter are lowering their adoptions…

Warriors To Visit White House To Celebrate 2015 Championship Run
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Warriors To Visit White House To Celebrate 2015 Championship Run

The Golden State Warriors will take a trip to the White House this week to celebrate their first NBA championship in 40 years, White House…

Girl Scouts Kick Off Cookie Season In Time For Super Bowl
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Girl Scouts Kick Off Cookie Season In Time For Super Bowl

The Girl Scouts of Northern California will kick off their cookie season early this year in time for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, Girl…

Warriors Announce Planned New Arena Will Be Named Chase Center
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Warriors Announce Planned New Arena Will Be Named Chase Center

The Golden State Warriors officially announced today that their planned new arena in San Francisco will be named Chase Center. The financial services firm JPMorgan…

San Francisco To Get Upgrades To Free Wi-Fi System In Time For Super Bowl Events
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San Francisco To Get Upgrades To Free Wi-Fi System In Time For Super Bowl Events

San Francisco will be getting upgrades to the city’s free Wi-Fi service in time for the upcoming Super Bowl, the mayor’s office announced today. The…

Supervisors Call For City To Seek Reimbursement For Super Bowl Costs
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Supervisors Call For City To Seek Reimbursement For Super Bowl Costs

Criticism of San Francisco’s planned Super Bowl celebrations continued to mount today as several supervisors issued a call for the city to seek restitution for…

Variety Of Events Today To Commemorate MLK
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Variety Of Events Today To Commemorate MLK

A variety of free events will be held today in the Bay Area to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Caltrain’s inaugural…

Oakland Raiders File Application To Move To Los Angeles
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Oakland Raiders File Application To Move To Los Angeles

As expected, the Oakland Raiders are one of three National Football League teams that have submitted applications to relocate their franchises to the Los Angeles…

Christmas Tree Collection Taking Place In First Two Weeks Of January
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Christmas Tree Collection Taking Place In First Two Weeks Of January

San Francisco residents looking to dispose of their Christmas trees are being asked to leave them next to their recycling bins on their regular collection…

City Attorney Sends Letter To Record Company For Justin Bieber Graffiti
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City Attorney Sends Letter To Record Company For Justin Bieber Graffiti

International pop star Justin Bieber and his record label are under fire from San Francisco’s city attorney for their guerilla marketing campaign, which includes illegal…

Pardoned Turkey To Depart SFO Monday To Meet President Obama
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Pardoned Turkey To Depart SFO Monday To Meet President Obama

A lucky turkey will depart San Francisco International Airport on Monday for Washington, D.C, where President Barack Obama will spare it from being eaten this…

Science Enthusiasts To Descend On AT&T Park For Discovery Day
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Science Enthusiasts To Descend On AT&T Park For Discovery Day

Science experts, novices and enthusiasts will come together Saturday in San Francisco when the fifth annual Bay Area Science Festival culminates with its last and…

Golden State Warriors Issue Season’s Second Season Ticket Fraud Alert
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Golden State Warriors Issue Season’s Second Season Ticket Fraud Alert

Golden State Warriors officials issued this season’s second ticket fraud alert Thursday to warn fans about purchasing single-game tickets from non-verified third parties, team officials…

Appealing TV: Supergirl, The World Series (Who Cares The Giants Aren’t In It), And Ash Vs. Evil Dead
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Appealing TV: Supergirl, The World Series (Who Cares The Giants Aren’t In It), And Ash Vs. Evil Dead

So, what else is on? Monday, October 26 Supergirl (8:30pm, CBS, series premiere) Supergirl is Superman’s cousin, but best believe we’re not going to be…

Castro Theatre Hosting 20th Anniversary Celebration Of ‘Toy Story’
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Castro Theatre Hosting 20th Anniversary Celebration Of ‘Toy Story’

San Francisco’s Castro Theatre will host a 20th anniversary celebration of Pixar’s “Toy Story” Monday, San Francisco Film Society officials said. The celebration will take…

Weekend Watch: Rock the Kasbah, The Last Witch Hunter, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
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Weekend Watch: Rock the Kasbah, The Last Witch Hunter, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension

The Last Witch Hunter Vin Diesel is a huge nerd who plays Dungeons and Dragons and that’s really, sincerely great, and this movie (where Diesel…

Weekend Watch: Pan, The Final Girls, And He Named Me Malala
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Weekend Watch: Pan, The Final Girls, And He Named Me Malala

Pan The Peter Pan mythos is the latest to take the prequel/reboot with a kid Peter Pan being drawn to Neverland, while teaming with a…

Appealing TV: The CW’s Season Starts, American Horror Story: Hotel, And The Walking Dead
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Appealing TV: The CW’s Season Starts, American Horror Story: Hotel, And The Walking Dead

So, what else is on? Monday, October 5 Halloween Baking Championships (9pm, Food Network) Halloween is really just Nightmare Before Christmas hoodie season for disaffected…

President Obama To Attend Political Fundraiser, Kanye West Concert At Warfield Theater October 10
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President Obama To Attend Political Fundraiser, Kanye West Concert At Warfield Theater October 10

On October 10, President Barack Obama is scheduled to appear at a Democratic National Committee fundraising concert featuring a musical performance by Kanye West at…

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Descends On Golden Gate Park For 15th Year
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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Descends On Golden Gate Park For 15th Year

With seven stages and over 100 musical acts, San Francisco’s admission-free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival will again take over Golden Gate Park this weekend for…

Weekend Watch: The Martian, The Walk, And Hell And Back
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Weekend Watch: The Martian, The Walk, And Hell And Back

The Martian Matt Damon sciences the shit out of Mars, in what can be described as Apollo 11 meets Castaway, replete with a good looking…

Interactive Art Installations To Light Up Central Market Corridor
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Interactive Art Installations To Light Up Central Market Corridor

San Francisco’s Market Street will be lit up this evening with new art installations aimed at sparking imagination and public interaction in the Central Market…

Appealing TV: Peak TV Is Here To Stay 2K15 To Infinity
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Appealing TV: Peak TV Is Here To Stay 2K15 To Infinity

So, what else is on? Monday, September 28 San Francisco 2.0 (9pm, HBO) Alexandra Pelosi (Nancy Pelosi’s daughter) helms this documentary about the terraforming San…