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  1. San Francisco expands free public Wi-Fi accessRead the original story w/Photo

    3 min ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google. "Wi-Fi in our city's parks is another step toward a larger vision of connectivity for our City as a whole, bridging the digital divide and ensuring that our diverse communities have access to innovation," Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement.


  2. Free Wifi Comes To Some City ParksRead the original story

    11 min ago | Uptown Almanac

    The long talked about San Francisco free wifi program launches today, providing free wireless internet to parks across the city. San Francisco is officially rolling out free Wi-Fi service in 32 public parks and recreation centers today, in a step toward a larger vision of making Internet service for residents a right and not a luxury.


  3. FDA's Device Approvals Come Under Fire, Again | EE TimesRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | EETimes

    A recent study concludes that most medical devices cleared via the FDA's 510 and PMA processes lack sufficient evidence to show they are safe and effective. The report, which was published in JAMA Internal Medicine, concluded that 42 of the 50 medical devices studied did not have sufficient data backing their use.


  4. San Francisco rolls out free Wi-Fi access at 32 public places, thanks to Google partnershipRead the original story

    19 min ago | Canadian Business Magazine

    San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google. "Wi-Fi in our city's parks is another step toward a larger vision of connectivity for our City as a whole, bridging the digital divide and ensuring that our diverse communities have access to innovation," Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement.


  5. MVFF37: Documentary highlights survival, resilience after head-on collision on Golden Gate BridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | Marin Independent Journal

    'States of Grace' filmmakers Helen S. Cohen and Mark Lipman chat with Grace Dammann at her home at Green Gulch Farm in Muir Beach. For some, the traffic snarl that resulted from a near-fatal head-on collision on the Golden Gate Bridge the afternoon of May 21, 2008, may have been an annoyance.


  6. Violinist Isabelle Faust will make her San Francisco Symphony debut this monthRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago |

    For the middle of this month, StA phane DenA ve, Chief Conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, will return to Davies Symphony Hall and the podium for the San Francisco Symphony . DenA ve made his SFS debut in 2009 and returned in 2012.


  7. Orchid Underwriters Partners with Gryphon InvestorsRead the original story

    33 min ago | Business Wire

    CEO Michael Ray and President Brad Emmons have retained a significant ownership position in the company and will continue to lead Orchid after the closing of the transaction. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


  8. Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces High-performance Workload Solution for the Mid-marketRead the original story

    38 min ago | PressReleasePoint

    Oracle OpenWorld - Avnet Technology Solutions , the global IT solutions distribution leader and an operating group of Avnet, Inc. , today announced a new solution for mid-sized companies in Latin America , based on Oracle's high-performance database technologies. The solution, known as Avnet Mid-market Accelerator for Oracle Software, is the result of a collaboration between Avnet and Oracle and cost-effectively combines superlative performance with a rich feature set specifically for mid-market needs.


  9. Berkeley's Minimum Wage Increases To $10 Starting WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    44 min ago | CBS Local

    Minimum wage in the city of Berkeley was raised to $10 per hour Wednesday, the first in a gradual rise to more than $12 an hour in two years, city officials said. The hikes were approved in a unanimous vote by the City Council in June and will keep Berkeley ahead of raises in the statewide minimum wage.


  10. Kostow: Failing up from philosopher to top chefRead the original story w/Photo

    49 min ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this July 27, 2012 file photo, U.S. chef Christopher Kostow talks to a vendor as he shops at a food market in Mexico City. Kostow, who started out studying philosophy, has a three Michelin star rating for his work at The Restaurant at Meadowood, located in a lush Napa Valley resort.


  11. Midweek Matinee: Lousy DriversRead the original story w/Photo

    50 min ago | Hemmings Auto Blogs

    Where do they come from, those evil hoards of crazed drivers, seemingly placed on Earth for no better reason than to annoy the heck out of the rest of us? They drive too darned slow, or too dang fast, or cut us off, or tailgate, or don't signal, or pass on the right, or piddle along in the passing lane riding their brakes. In these modern times, they perform this nonsense with a phone to their ear, a giant Slurpee in one hand, an In-and-Out burger in the other, anda you get the picture.


  12. Pebble Beach TripRead the original story

    56 min ago | The Sand Trap

    Not sure if someone already knows or if the OP can ask when he gets to Pebble, but do they allow someone to just walk the course? I ask b/c I'm thinking of going out there with my wife, but she doesn't golf. Would they charge me for her to walk with me and the caddy/other golfers? If so, how much? or would they just not allow it.


  13. Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San FranciscoRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush. Over the past week, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration used a remote-controlled underwater vehicle, equipped with sonar and video cameras, to examine and record the historic shipwrecks.


  14. Facebook Apologizes to LGBT GroupsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NBC Bay Area

    Bay Area drag queens gathered at San Francisco City Hall Sept. 19 to talk about their meeting with Facebook over the site's "real names" policy.


  15. 5 to Watch: Local Filmmakers at the Mill Valley Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KQED

    Once upon a time, Marin County's lifestyle of laidback luxury - hot tubs, peacock feathers, Stinson Beach, Bolinas weed, mountain hikes and mountain bikes, wine-soaked sunsets, teenage BMW drivers - was a popular target for Tonight Show monologists and Holy City Zoo comics. Its flagship movie shindig, the Mill Valley Film Festival, was dismissed by San Franciscans as a Hollywood star-speckled excuse for spoiled housefraus to model their designer dresses and gems.


  16. Parklets and pop-upsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | San Diego CityBEAT

    From left: Jorge Michios, Beryl Forman, Edward Haidar and Steve Aldana at the new parklet in North Park - Photo by Kinsee Morlan Beryl Forman and Steve Aldana of the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association are squeezed together in the shade of a small umbrella propped up over their table. A week ago, the outdoor patio they're enjoying was just another parking space; now it's San Diego's second-ever official "parklet."


  17. Drag Queens Claim Victory in "Real Names" Fight with FacebookRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KRON 4

    It appears the drag queens of San Francisco have convinced Facebook to let them use the names they identify with instead of what's on their birth certificates. San Francisco Supervisor David Campos says Facebook has agree to make substantive changes to the policy requiring people to use their real names on the social network.


  18. Man Arrested for Slashing Woman's Throat with Glass BottleRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | KRON 4

    Police arrested a man after he allegedly used a broken glass bottle to slash the throat of a 25-year-old woman in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood last week, a police sergeant said today. At about 6:30 a.m. Friday, police responded to the first block of Dakota Street near 23rd Street and found medics treating a woman with a neck wound lying on the sidewalk, San Francisco police Sgt.


  19. Facebook Apologizes to Drag Queens Over Suspended ProfilesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Time

    Drag queens Lil Miss Hot Mess, left, and Sister Roma, right, listen to comments about their battle with Facebook during a news conference at San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.


  20. Ai Weiwei meditates on freedom in Alcatraz showRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The China Post

    Alcatraz is perhaps the world's most famous prison. And Ai Weiwei is arguably China's best known artist.