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The best photos from the week’s news events and happenings.
Are you ready, Bay Area? Ye Olde East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is about to be retired. “Rest in pieces!” said KPIX reporter Elizabeth Cook in a recent report. Whatever you think of the new span — its design, how much it cost to build, the contentious politics that delayed construction — […]
By Victor Casillas Valle, Ocean Beach Bulletin The Richmond District’s Balboa Theatre could close if it can’t raise enough money to fund a conversion from film projection to digital, the owners say, and they’re asking the public for help. To keep up with the U.S. movie industry’s conversion to digital projection, the Balboa must convert its […]
Finally, after decades of denials, the government has officially acknowledged the existence of a top-secret facility at Area 51 in the Nevada desert. The official CIA line is that it was used for aerial testing of aircraft, including the U-2. It’s not the first time the government has pulled back the veil of secrecy somewhat […]
Hundreds of people flocked to central Berkeley on Saturday to take part in Berkeley Spark, a one-day festival that was billed as bringing the spirit of the popular Burning Man Festival to the East Bay. The centerpiece of the festival was the sculpture “Arc of Reflection” by Amy Stabler. Here a young girl looks at […]
San Francisco’s Exploratorium, which recently moved to spanking new digs at Pier 15 on the Embarcadero, is laying off 18 percent of its staff because of low attendance. The San Francisco Chronicle says that the acclaimed science museum will cut 80 of its 435 paid positions four months after moving to its waterfront location. Museum […]
You kind of had to be there — or in the generation right after, at least — to understand the residual excitement still extant in any Beatle sighting. Thus, a nice Monday morning post for some: Paul McCartney, backed by San Francisco’s own Kronos Quartet, singing “Yesterday” at Outside Lands on Friday … Report and […]
San Francisco artist and arts advocate Ruth Asawa died Monday night. She was 87. Asawa was known for her wire sculpture and public commissions, as well as her activism in education and arts. She was known as the “fountain lady” because so many of her fountains are on public view. “Ruth Asawa was a well-known […]
By Monica Lam and Angela Hart It’s always interesting when celebrities get involved in political debates. Often they’re mainly amplifying a message that others have articulated, and adding the heft of their reputation to that cause. At Monday night’s screening of “Documented,” a film by undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg weighed […]