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17 min ago | Bellingham Herald

The man responsible for Hilton's grand turnaround

These aren't small meals. Between his wife, six daughters, friends, neighbors and relatives, there are often 40 people dining.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Beverly Hills, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

California high-speed rail project considering tunnel under San Gabriel Mountains

The tan, hatch-marked area shows the alternative route for the Palmdale to Burbank portion of the California High-Speed rail project through the San Gabriel Mountains.

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Related Topix: California High-Speed Rail, Burbank, CA, Palmdale, CA, San Francisco, CA

Windsor Beacon

PG&E charged with obstruction in fatal explosion

In this Sept. 9, 2010 file photo, a massive fire following a pipeline explosion roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif.

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Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Explosion, San Mateo County, CA, San Bruno, CA, San Francisco, CA

CBS Local

PG&E Accused Of Lying To Regulators During San Bruno Pipeline Blast Investigation

Pacific Gas & Electric was charged Tuesday with lying to regulators in connection with a fatal pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban Northern California neighborhood in 2010.

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Related Topix: Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, San Mateo County, CA, San Bruno, CA, Explosion, San Francisco, CA

Beaverton Valley Times

Officials arrest fugitive cheerleader in San Francisco - Tuesday, 29 July 2014 18:14

Authorities have tracked down and arrested former Lake Oswego High School cheerleader Julia Lynn Haner, who fled house arrest in June while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

My Mother Lode

San Francisco political adviser pleads not guilty

A Northern California political consultant charged with bribery, racketeering and other counts in a sweeping indictment that also names a state senator and an alleged gang leader has pleaded not guilty.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

Inside Bay Area

Bay Area-based artists Linda Ronstadt, Maxine Hong Kingston receive 2013 National Medal of Arts

San Francisco-based singer, songwriter and activist Linda Ronstadt and Oakland-based writer Maxine Hong Kingston received the 2013 National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama Monday White House officials said.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Reuters

Sex website seizure spurs San Francisco bid to decriminalize prostitution

The head of San Francisco's Erotic Service Providers Union has been a sex worker for 24 years - and "I hope to be doing it for another 24," says Maxine Doogan.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Business Journal

New Target Express store could land on Ocean Avenue in S.F.'s Ingleside

According to the San FranciscoPlanning Department, a proposal has been submitted for a Target Express store at a site formerly occupied by Rite Aid.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KVIA-TV El Paso

On this day: July 29

Vincent van Gogh dies, the Summer Olympics return after World War II, Jack Paar debuts on the "Tonight" show, Dylan crashes his motorcycle, and Prince Charles marries Diana, all on this day.

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Related Topix: World News, Prince Charles, The Late Late Show, Entertainment, Television, Tom Snyder, San Francisco, CA

SFGate

Shoplifter stabs guard at San Francisco Whole...

San Francisco police have detained a suspected shoplifter who stabbed a security guard Monday at a the Whole Foods Market at Haight and Stanyan streets.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Retail, Whole Foods Market, Grocery

Vallejo Times-Herald

BioHealth and Bryman colleges close their doors

BioHealth and Bryman colleges closed their doors Monday, about a week after their parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, San Francisco, CA, Hayward, CA

The Modesto Bee

Groups seek probe into pepper spray use

The complaint filed Monday alleges that pepper spray use is rampant against youth offenders, including those at risk of suicide or self-harm.

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Related Topix: San Diego County, CA, San Francisco, CA

TechCrunch

Fleet Unveils An App For Late Night Rides Between Silicon Valley And San Francisco

Newcomers to Silicon Valley are often shocked at how appallingly bad the transit options between San Francisco and the rest of the region can be.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, San Mateo County, CA, San Mateo, CA, Millbrae, CA

Inside Bay Area

Outside Lands' food scene: Where to sip and nosh

Food pairings take on an entirely new meaning when you're planning your weekend at San Francisco's Outside Lands.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Potatoes, Life, Food, Vegetables, Bar-B-Q, San Francisco, CA

Contra Costa Times

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. granted reprieve

Drakes Bay Oyster Co. will be able to keep harvesting oysters for at least another 30 days in the wake of an agreement reached with the National Park Service Friday.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

SFGate

Which locally shot movies get San Francisco wrong?

I just watched "Beaches" for the 12th time and suddenly noticed that when Barbara Hershey's character, the heiress Hilary Whitney, collapses for her final pre-death dramatics, she collapses in Atherton and is somehow taken to San Francisco General Hospital.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Comedy Movies, Beaches, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Barbara Hershey

KRMG-AM Tulsa

2 families deliver babies on California freeway

A very special delivery came to two Bay Area families in quite an unusual way this weekend when two fathers delivered their sons on different parts of the same freeway.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA

Inside Bay Area

Barnidge: Instead of worrying about more water, how about conserving what we have?

The way Chris Dundon, Contra Costa Water District's conservation coordinator, tells the story, the customer who called for advice was a transplant from San Francisco with a yard so large it required 28 watering stations.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Piedmont, CA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Daily Kos

Up Your Alley Fair -- San Francisco

San Francisco loves its street fairs, and today we experience the Up Your Alley Street Fair.

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Related Topix: SoMa (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco, CA, US News, Liberal Political News

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