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EDITORIAL: Another try by the soda Nazis
San Francisco and Berkeley nestle on the opposite side of the country from Manhattan, but they're all kindred spirits.
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Fri Jul 18, 2014
Breakthrough using unique therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders
Researchers have reported a surprising finding about a unique treatment of autism spectrum disorder: a large and reliable IQ rise.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Chevron puts out fire at Richmond, California refinery
Chevron Corp CVX.N extinguished a fire early on Wednesday at its 245,000 barrel-per-day refinery in Richmond, California, the company said in a statement.
The Jewish News Weekly
Bar mitzvah project goes the distance in 'Havana Curveball'
Acne, braces and voice changes. The early teen years are not always a time to recall with fondness.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Tips for Summer Tourists
San Francisco is a cacophony of contradictions. Other than the few natives - most residents are from Michigan, Pennsylvania, or Southern California, so start your geographic networking as soon as you get here - there's a sense of inferiority to New York.
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Latest Fed survey sees improved economy
A state of emergency has been declared in 20 Eastern Washington counties because of multiple wildfires and scorching hot temperatures coupled with high winds on Wednesday.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
King of the Underworld: See San Francisco's Columbarium Through the Eyes of Its Caretaker
Tucked in a cul-de-sac in the Inner Richmond, The Columbarium's neo-classical architecture and copper dome seem out of place.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
In brief: Gunman steals weapon, kills police officer - Mon, 14 Jul 2014 PST
A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous," authorities said.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
The Times Leader
John J. Menapace, Edith Mitchell, M.D., and Gregory Threatte, M.D., have been appointed to the Board of Trustees effective June 25. Menapace is president of Menapace Business Consulting, a human resources consulting firm in Clarks Summit.
A cathedral's golden glow in Outer Richmond
The Holy Virgin Cathedral on Geary Boulevard near 26th Avenue is a landmark of the Outer Richmond, with five onion domes above that are supposedly are coated in gold leaf.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
National Review Online
Molly Wharton: The Soda Tax: The Final Showdown?
Berkeley and San Francisco gear up for what could be the last attempt to introduce a tax on sugary drinks.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Preliminary Hearing Held For San Francisco Couple Accused Of Running Brothel In Sunset District
A preliminary hearing began in San Francisco on Wednesday for a husband and wife accused of running a brothel in the Sunset District.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Plenty of action and emotion, too
20th Century Fox. 2:10. 2D only at drive-ins: Paris, Winchester Sky-Vue. 2D and 3D: Fayette Mall, Frankfort, Georgetown, Hamburg, Movie Tavern, Nicholasville, Richmond, Winchester, Woodhill.
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Local Roundup: Santa Cruz alum Dayne Quist released by Amarillo Sox
The Amarillo Sox of the American Association released left-handed pitcher Dayne Quist, a Santa Cruz High and UC Davis alum, it was announced Wednesday.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Viewpoints: CalPERS should pull money from fossil fuels industry
In June, the Oakland City Council unanimously approved a resolution by Councilman Dan Kalb to divest city funds from companies that hold the largest reserves of coal, oil and natural gas, and to encourage the California Public Employees' Retirement System – the largest public pension fund in the nation – to do the same.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Bay Area arts news, July 10
Choreographer Enrico Labayen, who has hepatitis C, will dance, health permitting, a new solo to the classic 1944 Billie Holiday recording of "I'll Be Seeing You" during a benefit for his care.
Clement Street, Inner Richmond District, S.F.
For men, this translates to Raleigh Denim, Filson jackets and Luke fedoras. For women, Gravel & Gold tank dresses, Indigo Handloom scarves and Melissa petal flats.
How A Labor Coalition Plans To Bring Paid Sick Leave And A Higher Minimum Wage To The Bay Area
This November, voters in Oakland, CA will have the opportunity to establish a minimum wage of $12.25 and ensure paid sick days for employees.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Customer Interaction Solutions
Fitch Rates West Contra Costa Unified School District, CA's GO Refunding Bonds 'A+'; Outlook Stable
Purpose: Bond proceeds will be used to refund various outstanding GO obligations of the district and pay the costs of issuance.
Mail on Sunday
San Francisco could become first US city to tax sugary drinks
The Berkeley City Council voted last week to put a measure on the ballot that would impose a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as energy drinks.