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News Pix: Endeavor Flyover, Folsom Street Fair, Swimming for Cancer and More

September 28, 2012 | 11:00 am

News Pix: Endeavor Flyover, Folsom Street Fair, Swimming for Cancer and More

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Some great shots from around the Bay this week. The space shuttle Endeavor embarked on the Bay Area leg of its farewell tour Friday, Sept. 21, en route to its final home at the California Science Museum in Los Angeles after an illustrious nine-year career with 25 trips and over 122 million miles under its […]

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September 27, 2012 | 12:55 pm

Giants: No Postseason For Melky Cabrera

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have informed Melky Cabrera’s agent they won’t bring the suspended outfielder back at any point this postseason. Manager Bruce Bochy made the announcement before Thursday’s series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco’s final regular-season home game. “We have decided not to send Melky on a rehab […]

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August 24, 2012 | 9:30 am

USADA Strips Lance Armstrong of Titles; Video Flashback: Armstrong Discusses Allegations w/ Gavin Newsom

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Update: From AP… The USADA has stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and issued a lifetime ban from cycling. The organizers of the Tour de France say they will wait to see what happens before commenting on Lance Armstrong’s case. Armstrong said Thursday that he would not pursue arbitration in the […]

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4 Ways Giants Fans Are Coping With Melkygate

August 20, 2012 | 12:18 pm

4 Ways Giants Fans Are Coping With Melkygate

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The controversy around suspended San Francisco Giants slugger Melky Cabrera took a turn for the weird over the weekend, when the New York Daily News reported that Cabrera created a fake website to try and avoid getting punished for testosterone use. The online ruse didn’t work: Cabrera has been suspended for 50 games and he has […]

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Say It Ain’t So, Melky: A Heartbroken Giants Fan’s Open Letter to the Organization

August 17, 2012 | 10:00 am

Say It Ain’t So, Melky: A Heartbroken Giants Fan’s Open Letter to the Organization

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Once during the 2010 pennant race, I happened to wear a San Diego Padres cap to work, just because it was the least sweaty in my collection. Upon encountering Amanda Stupi, our web producer for KQED Public Radio’s Forum program, I immediately knew I’d committed professional suicide as far as she was concerned: “You’re wearing […]

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New Book Discounts Theory of Marijuana as Top US Cash Crop

August 14, 2012 | 10:48 am

New Book Discounts Theory of Marijuana as Top US Cash Crop

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by Michael Montgomery, California Watch For years, legalization advocates have argued that marijuana is America’s leading cash crop, outranking corn, wheat, soy and a host of other heartland staples produced on an industrial scale. Bringing pot production above ground, the argument goes, could produce a $30 billion tax bonanza for cash-strapped governments and a huge […]

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President Obama at Fox Theater in Oakland: Raw Video, Photos and More

July 24, 2012 | 11:25 am

President Obama at Fox Theater in Oakland: Raw Video, Photos and More

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President Obama’s stop in Oakland Monday was billed in part as a populist gathering to mobilize the base. He was met on the tarmac at Oakland International Airport by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee and Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, among other local officials, before he headed to the Fox Theater to […]

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Protesters to Greet President Obama in Oakland

July 23, 2012 | 2:42 pm

Protesters to Greet President Obama in Oakland

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Update 5:15 p.m. Follow live Twitter coverage below… Update 3:16 p.m. Air Force One touched down at Oakland International Airport at  2:34 p.m. The small crowd of dignitaries assembled to greet him on the  tarmac included Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, and Alameda  County Supervisor Keith Carson. Original post: (BCN) President Barack […]

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Harborside’s Steve DeAngelo on Medical Marijuana Crackdown: ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’

July 13, 2012 | 5:59 pm

Harborside’s Steve DeAngelo on Medical Marijuana Crackdown: ‘Death by a Thousand Cuts’

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It may not yet be time to call U.S. Attorney for Northern California Melinda Haag’s enforcement actions against pot facilities over the past four months a “war on medical marijuana,” but she certainly took hostilities to a new level this week by filing civil forfeiture complaints against the landlords of the Harborside dispensaries in Oakland […]

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Feds’ Action Against Harborside Suggests Broader Pot Crackdown

July 12, 2012 | 1:53 pm

Feds’ Action Against Harborside Suggests Broader Pot Crackdown

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Where will it end? In March, a U.S. attorney told KQED that the federal crackdown on pot dispensaries would focus on establishments near places that children gather: schools, parks and playgrounds. But Harborside Health Center’s facilities in Oakland and San Jose don’t fall into that category. So when federal authorities announced on Wednesday that they […]

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