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San Francisco Mayor Lee Offers George Lucas a Waterfront Museum Site

May 29, 2014 | 5:14 pm

San Francisco Mayor Lee Offers George Lucas a Waterfront Museum Site

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On the Embarcadero, the site is situated between the Bay Bridge and the Giants baseball stadium.

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Maya Angelou: Remembering a Cultural Giant’s Life in San Francisco

May 28, 2014 | 9:22 am

Maya Angelou: Remembering a Cultural Giant’s Life in San Francisco

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For the poet and novelist, courage was a cardinal virtue, a lesson learned in part during her life here.

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Abstract Math Concepts Spring to Life at UC Square Dancing Club

May 19, 2014 | 3:53 pm

Abstract Math Concepts Spring to Life at UC Square Dancing Club

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Math and puzzle people see square dancing like solving a Rubik’s Cube — challenging and computational.

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Gordon Willis, Woody Allen’s Cinematographer, Dies

May 19, 2014 | 3:23 pm

Gordon Willis, Woody Allen’s Cinematographer, Dies

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He shot eight films with Allen and was dubbed the “Prince of Darkness” for his use of shadows. …read more

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Video: Tens of Thousands Turn Out for Slightly Subdued Bay To Breakers

May 19, 2014 | 2:29 pm

Video: Tens of Thousands Turn Out for Slightly Subdued Bay To Breakers

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The race isn’t what it once was, but it’s still a good time.

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Native Americans Say No to Naming Lake Tahoe Cove for Mark Twain

May 19, 2014 | 7:03 am

Native Americans Say No to Naming Lake Tahoe Cove for Mark Twain

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Nevada agency drops idea of naming a cove for author after tribe cites racism in his writings.

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News Pix: Judge Visits Martins Beach, Oakland Hires Police Chief, Fires Rage

May 16, 2014 | 11:58 am

News Pix: Judge Visits Martins Beach, Oakland Hires Police Chief, Fires Rage

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The news in photos from around the Bay Area.

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Coit Tower Reopens After Six-Month Renovation

May 15, 2014 | 7:30 am

Coit Tower Reopens After Six-Month Renovation

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Workers have restored historic murals and made structural improvements to the iconic tower.

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Recall That Ice Cream Truck Song? We Have Unpleasant News For You

May 13, 2014 | 10:23 am

Recall That Ice Cream Truck Song? We Have Unpleasant News For You

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Why that beloved ice cream truck plays blackface minstrel music to get kids to buy a Popsicle. …read more

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Why Do You Stay in the Bay Area?

May 12, 2014 | 1:28 pm

Why Do You Stay in the Bay Area?

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Or what makes you want to leave? New project wants to hear people’s stories on Instagram or Twitter.

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