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  1. Walk to S.F.'s Corona Heights, Buena Vista ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | SFGate

    The Bay Area is lucky enough to have flowers blooming year-round, but there's still something special about spring - the smell of fresh jasmine, the longer daylight hours and the occasional rain that reminds us that a change in weather is possible. Next month, Walk San Francisco brings you a 2A1 2-hour walk that combines plants, parks and pedestrians, as you explore a community garden and natural landscapes on foot.

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  2. 72 things to do in the Bay Area before you dieRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | SFGate

    Attend an only-in-S.F. event, like the Bring Your Own Big Wheel race , the Hunky Jesus contest, the Folsom Street Fair or How Weird Street Fair. We'll let you decide how much you want to participate.

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  3. Bay Area repertory movie picks, April 16-19Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | SFGate

    The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts has been showing "noir Westerns" on Sundays in April, and I'm happy to see Henry King's "The Gunfighter" as the second half of a double bill on Sunday, April 19. Starring Gregory Peck as an aging gunfighter who has come to regret his wasted life, it's a film on the level of "High Noon" or "Shane," but sadly not as famous. Peck's Johnny Ringo wanders from town to town, confronted by young punks who want to gun him down to make a name for themselves.

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  4. Attackers wield unusual weapons in 3 shocking S.F. attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | SFGate

    Victor Ricks allegedly used an aerosol can and a lighter in an attempt to burn a 21-year-old man's face near the Castro Theater on Sunday afternoon, police said. Amid the typical shootings, stabbings and other serious crimes in San Francisco over the past several days, a handful of assault suspects opted to use some startling weapons when perpetrating their crimes, according to police.

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  5. Ban chewing tobacco at baseball games? People like the ideaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | SFGate

    San Franciscans have been known to gripe that their elected representatives govern with a heavy hand when it comes to people's health. In recent years, City Hall has banned the sale of tobacco products in drug stores, severely curbed where people can light up, regulated where people can smoke e-cigarettes, tried unsuccessfully to get voters to approve a soda tax, voted to require calorie counts on chain restaurant menus and banned free toys in fast-food meals for kids.

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  6. Work, school go by the wayside for Giants' home openerRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | SFGate

    Flanked by her parents Tito and Robin Barrientos, Victoria Barrientos, 3, shows her excitement for the San Francisco Giants opening day on Monday April 13, 2015 in San Francisco, Calif. They were at the ballpark in San Francisco, where they declared themselves to be sick and injured.

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  7. Disposable Film Festival shorts are keepersRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 8 | SFGate

    When Carlton Evans first came up with the idea of the Disposable Film Festival in 2006, the definition of "disposable film" was pretty narrow. "The first year we really thought of this as an experimental thing," said Evans, a Berkeley resident.

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  8. 5 Bay Area events to check out, April 9-12Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | SFGate

    You may or may not know that Metallica's Kirk Hammett is a huge horror fan, and last year he put his collection on display at the inaugural Fear FestEvil at the Regency Ballroom. Well, this year Hammett is going even bigger, moving the event to San Jose and kicking things off Friday with a murder mystery dinner at the Winchester Mystery House.

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  9. San Francisco fact vs. fiction: A guide for newcomersRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 7 | SFGate

    San Franciscans don't really care if you refer to their city as "Frisco" or "San Fran." FICTION.

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  10. 4 don't-mission fashion events April 6-11Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | SFGate

    "Project Runway" host/mentor Tim Gunn will speak, courtesy of the Commonwealth Club, on "How We All Can Make It Work," at the Castro on Monday, April 6, in San Francisco. Make it work "Project Runway" mentor Tim Gunn in conversation with Brad Rosenstein in "How We All Can Make It Work," presented by the Commonwealth Club.

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  11. Hundreds march against S.F. archbishop's 'morality clauses'Read the original story

    Monday Mar 30 | SFGate

    Sacred Heart Cathedral teacher Pat Dunn, speaks to the crowd before leading opponents of Archbishop Cordileone's new rules for teachers at Catholic high schools in a Holy Week procession from Mission Delores Church to St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, March 30, 2015. Caitlyn Cournale, 17, who has a sister who attends Sacred Heart Cathedral, helps prepare a flowered cross before joining other opponents of Archbishop Cordileone's new rules for teachers at Catholic high schools in a Holy Week procession from Mission Delores Church to St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, March 30, 2015.

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  12. Castro resident's three-year quest to shut down a hacker hostelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | SFGate

    Edwin Neil Acosta walks into the bedroom of his apartment in San Francisco, Calif. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

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  13. Kamala Harris fights 'reprehensible' antigay ballot measureRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2015 | SFGate

    The iconic rainbow flag that flies over Harvey Milk Plaza is seen behind storefronts and apartments down Castro Street June 10, 2014 in San Francisco, Calif. The rainbow flag as a symbol for the LGBT community was originally created in San Francisco.

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  14. Chronicle classic: San Francisco scrapbook, 1948Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 | SFGate

    Here are some assorted facts about San Francisco, which I hope will be as new to you as they were to me. They came from the files of the research department of the San Francisco Coordinating Council and were gathered under the direction of Phoebe Matthews .

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  15. 5 A&E events to check out, March 19-22Read the original story

    Mar 18, 2015 | SFGate

    Phillip Percy Williams , Abbey Lee, Amanda Morando and Fernando Siu play the authors and actors trying to make up a show in "[Title of Show]." Hey! What if the four of us wrote a musical about four people trying to come up with an idea for writing a musical? Marin Onstage takes on the surprise Broadway hit by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen , a musical that chronicles and gently spoofs its own creation.

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  16. DNA tests help California shelter speed up dog adoptionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | SFGate

    In this Monday, March 16, 2015 photo, Lynn and Tony Mazzola sit with their new dog, Lily, at their home in San Carlos, Calif. Through DNA testing in the "Who's Your Daddy?" campaign at the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA, Lily was found to be part miniature pinscher, part Yorkie terrier and part Chihuahua.

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  17. Take the Chron Quiz: What is Project Loon?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | SFGate

    Google is working on Project Loon. What's it about? Plan to save endangered Canadian bird System of balloons to widen wi-fi service Outer space mission to track mystery radio signals Health initiative to deliver medical advice globally As California slurps up more underground water, what are scientists finding? The stuff's polluted and harmful to crops Comes in colors, depending on how deep Some of the water first dripped down 20,000 years ago It's fairly easy to pump replacement water so no worries The state of Alabama investigated what last week? The $7.2 million salary of football coach Nick Saban Charges of elder abuse linked to author Harper Lee State chief justice who blocked same sex marriage Whether the Civil War was ever officially ended Dolores Park in San Francisco is plagued with litterbugs.

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  18. Development plan could doom ancient Castro dive bar Lucky 13Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | SFGate

    San Francisco Police Officer Steven Ferraz talks with partiers outside the Lucky 13, which was close for the evening on Halloween Oct. 31, 2007.Lacy Atkins / The Chronicle The famously scrappy Castro dive bar Lucky 13 would be knocked down to make way for 31 condominiums under a plan recently filed with the Planning Department. But it's probably too soon for Lucky 13 regulars to start drowning their sorrows with shots of Fernet: The developer will likely have to battle historic preservationists to get the demolition approved.

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  19. Big Corona Heights homes put on hold by S.F. supervisorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | SFGate

    Whether the topic was monster homes or in-law units, Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting was all about housing. A vote to tighten regulations on the construction of large homes in Corona Heights turned into a sparring match between the measure's sponsor, Scott Wiener , and fellow Supervisor David Campos .

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  20. Our first year in San FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | SFGate

    Bay to Breakers , from Julie You witness a lot of strange things in Bay to Breakers. There are the serious runners, the people in costumes and the people in nothing.

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