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Patricia Yollin

Pat Yollin has written about all kinds of stuff, including wayward penguins at the San Francisco Zoo, organ transplants, the comeback of the cream puff, New York on the fifth anniversary of 9/11, a Slow Food gathering in Italy and the microcredit movement in Northern California. Her favorite stories from last year were an interview with George Lucas at Skywalker Ranch, a profile of Italy's consul general in SF, and a pirate Trader Joe's operation in Vancouver that prompted the grocery chain to sue -- and lose.

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Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite

August 7, 2014 | 1:39 pm

Tuolumne County Resident Indicted for Starting Rim Fire in Yosemite

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Suspect, 32, had been rescued by helicopter near origin of blaze about an hour after it was reported.

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It Could Be Worse: At Least We Don’t Have to Deal With Hurricanes

August 7, 2014 | 9:28 am

It Could Be Worse: At Least We Don’t Have to Deal With Hurricanes

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Iselle and Julio are bearing down on the Hawaiian Islands, while Bertha wimps out on the East Coast.

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LinkedIn Owed Its Employees Almost $6 Million, Including Unpaid Overtime

August 5, 2014 | 9:02 am

LinkedIn Owed Its Employees Almost $6 Million, Including Unpaid Overtime

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Networking company pays 359 former and current employees in wake of federal investigation.

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Real-Time Lightning Tracker Lets You Keep Up on Strikes Everywhere

July 22, 2014 | 3:16 pm

Real-Time Lightning Tracker Lets You Keep Up on Strikes Everywhere

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Early-morning lightning, which hit all over Bay Area, caused power outage in the Oakland Coliseum.

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S.F. Port: Too Much Private Money, Too Little Public Input, Grand Jury Finds

June 19, 2014 | 4:00 pm

S.F. Port: Too Much Private Money, Too Little Public Input, Grand Jury Finds

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Panel blasts development failures in past year, including America’s Cup, 8 Washington and Warriors arena.

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Father’s Day by the Numbers — From Barbecues to Child Support to Single Dads

June 15, 2014 | 12:01 am

Father’s Day by the Numbers — From Barbecues to Child Support to Single Dads

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A woman in Spokane came up with the idea in 1909 while she was listening to a sermon on Mother’s Day.

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Brazil Is Best Bet to Win World Cup at Home, Predicts Nate Silver’s 538

June 11, 2014 | 9:00 am

Brazil Is Best Bet to Win World Cup at Home, Predicts Nate Silver’s 538

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Statistician’s model says Argentina, Germany and Spain have a shot, too. U.S. chances? Abysmal .

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Yuri Kochiyama: Remembering a Japanese-American Leader and Social Activist

June 6, 2014 | 4:23 pm

Yuri Kochiyama: Remembering a Japanese-American Leader and Social Activist

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Civil rights champion, who died at 93, cradled the head of Malcolm X when he was assassinated in 1965.

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Bay Area Traffic Congestion Is Worse Than Anywhere in U.S. Except L.A.

June 6, 2014 | 8:00 am

Bay Area Traffic Congestion Is Worse Than Anywhere in U.S. Except L.A.

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S.F. drivers with half-hour commute spent, on average, 83 hours stuck in traffic last year, study finds.

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Tonight’s Meteor Shower: Never Before Seen and Maybe Up to 200 an Hour

May 23, 2014 | 5:27 pm

Tonight’s Meteor Shower: Never Before Seen and Maybe Up to 200 an Hour

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The May Camelopardalids, named after the ‘camel leopard’ constellation, might be phenomenal.

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