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Entries by Carly Schwartz from 06/2012

San Francisco Tech Scene Booming As 'Chic Geeks' Move Away From Silicon Valley

Posted 06.01.2012 | San Francisco

By Peter Henderson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The YouTube video, featuring a young blonde sitting in a strikingly modern San Francisco h...

Lake Tahoe's Black-Backed Woodpecker Population In Danger: Feds Asked To Delay Logging (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.01.2012 | San Francisco

RENO, Nev. -- Rare woodpecker chicks in burned forest stands at Lake Tahoe won't survive if the U.S. Forest Service proceeds with a contentious post-f...

National Donut Day: San Francisco's 13 Most Delectable Donuts (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.01.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of Refinery 29. By Cheryl Locke Here in the Bay, we're in the midst of a donut renaissance. (It's war, cupcake...

California Home Prices To Rise Under New Rules

Posted 06.01.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The cost of building a new home in California is expected to go up under tighter energy efficiency rules that follow in the state's l...

Alameda County Gun Shows Approved After Years-Long Battle

Posted 06.01.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A years-long showdown over the right to bear arms in California's Alameda County appeared to end Friday after officials agreed to all...

Live Photos, 5/28/12: The Roots Storm The Regency Ballroom

Posted 06.01.2012 | San Francisco

There really is nothing like the Roots' live show. The Philadelphia live hip-hop ensemble stormed through San Francisco's Regency Ballroom last night ...

Obama's San Francisco Donors: Which Neighborhood Has Been Most Generous? (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Albert Samaha President Barack Obama swung through the Bay Area last week like a...

Carl Wade, Terminally Ill California Inmate, Dies Hours Before Release

Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco

VACAVILLE, Calif. -- A terminally ill, convicted killer died in a California prison hours before he was to be freed to spend his final days with his f...

Alamo Square Residents Battle Massive Influx Of Tour Buses

Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco

There's a lot to see in the area surrounding Alamo Square: the gorgeous view of downtown from Eastern side of the park, the house everyone mistakenly ...

California Cannabis Commission Approved By State Assembly (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A measure that would provide a significant boost to California's medical marijuana industry cleared a major hurdle Thursday in the fa...

Prop 8 Decision: Court To Reveal Tuesday Whether It Will Reconsider California Gay Marriage Ban

Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court in San Francisco plans to reveal Tuesday whether it will reconsider a ruling by two of its member judges...

Prop 8 Ruling: Federal Appeals Court Will Not Revisit California Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Posted 06.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, June 5 (Reuters) - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals cleared the way on Tuesday for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider California's...

Transit Of Venus In San Francisco: The Best Spots To See The Celestial Phenomenon (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.05.2012 | San Francisco

Phrases like "once in a lifetime" have a tendency to get bandied about with more than a touch of recklessness. Is that hamburger really so delicious t...

Prop 8 To The Supreme Court? California Gay Marriage Ban Backers Look Ahead

Posted 06.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Gay marriage took another step Tuesday on its march to the U.S. Supreme Court, when a federal appeals court that struck down Cal...

California Grapevine Quarantine Partially Lifted

Posted 06.05.2012 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. — An invasive species that led to vineyard quarantines across Northern California and threatened the state's wine industry has be...

California Pension Cuts: San Diego, San Jose To Vote On Sweeping Changes

Posted 06.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN DIEGO — Early returns show voters overwhelmingly approving measures to cut benefits for government workers in two major California cities. ...

The Glint In San Francisco: Peek Inside The City's First Web 2.0 Commune (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.05.2012 | San Francisco

This story comes to us courtesy of The Bold Italic. By Anisse Gross My mother tells the story of how we almost ended up living in a commune. ...

Moving To San Francisco: Breaking Down The Neighborhood Stereotypes

Posted 06.05.2012 | San Francisco

Moving to San Francisco when you've never lived here before is confusing. Without a roadmap, things can get strange fast. You basically have a few ...

St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church School In Oakland Accused Of Abuse And Overbilling Taxpayers

Posted 06.05.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Will Evans A West Oakland church school that makes its students ask for money at BART ...

UPDATE: Teen's Actions Dictated Use Of Force, Police Say

Posted 06.06.2012 | San Francisco
Read More: San Francisco News

Police provided new information at a press conference this morning about the officer-involved shooting that left a 15-year-old now identified as Derri...

Stockton Bankruptcy: East Bay City's Lawyers Prepare Plan

Posted 06.06.2012 | San Francisco

STOCKTON, Calif. -- A California city that has the second-highest foreclosure rate in the nation is preparing for a possible bankruptcy filing if offi...

California Marine Protection Zones Approved Off The North Coast

Posted 06.06.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — California created another group of ocean protection zones on Wednesday, putting the finishing touches on a vast network of prot...

Homeless Veterans Battle To Use Housing Vouchers

Posted 06.07.2012 | San Francisco
Read More: San Francisco News

Brett Smith's buddies don't visit him in his new apartment, three blocks from Ocean Beach and a world away from his old stomping grounds in the Tender...

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon: 'The War On Drugs Has Been A Failure'

Posted 06.07.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon doesn't mince words when it comes to the war on drugs. "It has been a failure," he t...

Picasso Stolen In Novato: Ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister's Mansion Raided (VIDEO)

Posted 06.08.2012 | San Francisco

NOVATO, Calif. — A California mansion owned by a now-imprisoned former Ukranian prime minister has become a headache for local officials trying to c...