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San Francisco’s Housing Boom Repeats an Old Story

April 15, 2014 | 6:30 am

San Francisco’s Housing Boom Repeats an Old Story

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Commercial office construction, rabid development and dot-com entrepreneurs have shaped decades of change.

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San Francisco Artists Struggle to Stay in City as Housing Costs Skyrocket

March 5, 2014 | 7:00 am

San Francisco Artists Struggle to Stay in City as Housing Costs Skyrocket

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Less expensive cities are offering incentives so they can cultivate their own cultural brands.

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Sacramento Exhibit Celebrates Contributions of Catholic Sisters and Nuns

March 13, 2012 | 2:36 pm

Sacramento Exhibit Celebrates Contributions of Catholic Sisters and Nuns

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They’ve run schools, orphanages and hospitals since the nation’s earliest days. They’ve participated in civil rights marches and dialogued with government leaders both at home and abroad. Yet, the story of America’s Roman Catholic nuns and sisters remains largely untold. Now a first-of-its kind exhibit at the California Museum in Sacramento aims to change that. […]

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Walnut Creek Residents and Sufi Congregation Clash Over New Sanctuary

February 23, 2012 | 11:58 am

Walnut Creek Residents and Sufi Congregation Clash Over New Sanctuary

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Next Wednesday, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will hold another day of public hearings over a controversially large construction project planned near Walnut Creek. Sufism Reoriented, a congregation of about 350 members, is seeking to build a 66,000-square-foot sanctuary in the Saranap area, a quiet residential community just outside Walnut Creek City limits. […]

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February 2, 2012 | 5:05 pm

Historic Gold Nugget Collection Stolen in Yreka

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There’s gold in them thar courthouse. Or, rather, there was — until thieves broke in and stole the majority of the historic collection from its display case. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office says thieves entered the county courthouse in Yreka early Wednesday and broke into a case displaying nuggets from a variety of the county’s […]

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