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June 19, 2005
The average luxury home in the San Francisco Bay area now runs a cool $2.7 million, up $329,000 from one year ago, according to a study by San Francisco's First Republic Bank. The average price of luxury homes - defined as homes with values above the $1 million mark - rose about 6 percent between the fourth quarter of 2004 and the first quarter of 2005 and nearly 14 percent from the first quarter of 2004, boosted by low interest rates and a tight supply of properties for sale, the survey said.
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May 3, 2009
The San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the country, concludes its two-week run this Thursday. By the time the curtain comes down, the event will have featured some 200 films, attracted more than 100 filmmakers and an audience of 80,000. But even when San Francisco isn't playing host to movie-making celebrities, it offers an A-list cast of tourism sites. Here are some of the stars: 1 Golden Gate Bridge : This San Francisco icon has been featured in countless films and is acclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful bridges.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 14, 2000
SAN FRANCISCO - The proud owner of the San Francisco Giants stands in the upper deck at brand-new Pacific Bell Park, nearly 400 feet from home plate, and points toward one of the most beautiful cityscapes in America. The Bay Bridge rises majestically in the distance. Ships navigate scenic San Francisco Bay. There is a glimpse of downtown and a view of Oakland on the other side of the water. Peter McGowan, who presided over the construction of the first privately financed major league facility in 35 years, still can't get over it. "These," he says, "are supposed to be the worst seats in the house."
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun reporter | December 1, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Fresh from California, where the crash of a ship spilled 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel into the San Francisco Bay, U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is asking state and federal officials about preparedness should a similar disaster strike Maryland. The Baltimore Democrat, who chairs the House subcommittee on the Coast Guard and maritime transportation, has written to Democratic Gov.
NEWS
April 29, 2000
Vic Condiotty, 78, a master at recognizing great photographic opportunities, imagining others and making them happen in 41 years with the Seattle Times, died Monday in Seattle after a stroke. He was 78. Mr. Condiotty won numerous awards for an unposed picture that showed a blind woman kneeling at the curb over the body of her guide dog, which had just been killed by a motor vehicle, while a police officer stood over her. Al Zampa, 95, a man who survived a fall off the Golden Gate Bridge and worked on Northern California's most famous bridges, died Sunday in San Pablo, Calif.
FEATURES
By New York Times News Service | November 11, 1990
Skiers in the San Francisco Bay area will have a new way to reach the slopes of the North Lake Tahoe region starting Dec. 7. The Sierra 49er Express train is set to start twice-a-week service from San Jose, Oakland, Richmond and Martinez to Truckee, Calif. The trip from Oakland takes 6 1/2 hours.Passengers who buy ski packages will get connections by van to hotels and ski resorts, including Northstar, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, at the north end of the lake. The 49er will leave the Bay area on Fridays and Mondays and return Sundays and Wednesdays.
NEWS
September 3, 1993
SAN FRANCISCO -- Roy Raymond, who helped bring lingerie to the masses by founding the Victoria's Secret retail chain, was found dead in San Francisco Bay, an apparent suicide, authorities said Wednesday. He was 47.The Coast Guard found his body near the Marin County shoreline, hours after he was seen walking toward the Golden Gate Bridge. Investigators determined that Mr. Raymond killed himself, said Dorothy Washington of the coroner's office.Mr. Raymond opened his first Victoria's Secret shop 16 years ago in the Stanford Shopping Center with a $40,000 bank loan and $40,000 borrowed from relatives.
SPORTS
July 8, 1991
Maybe coach Gary Hindley needs to push his halftime pep talks up a few minutes. Or petition the American Professional Soccer League for shorter halves.Whatever, the Maryland Bays need to come up with an antidote for the final moments of the first half. This week's closing lapse proved decisive, as a goal in the final 10 seconds of the opening half sparked the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks to a 3-1 victory, the defending champion Bays' first loss in 18 games.The week before, a late first-half goal by Colorado had awakened the Bays (11-1)
NEWS
February 25, 2000
Joe Wolfson, 50, a surfing pioneer nicknamed "Dr. 360" for becoming the first to spin on a wave, died in a car accident Monday in Los Angeles. Mr. Wolfson learned in 1998 that he had an inoperable tumor in his esophagus and right lung. Two months later, he took sleeping pills and paddled out to sea in a suicide attempt. He was rescued and changed his outlook on life, seeking chemotherapy and alternative treatments and resuming his passion. His story became the subject of numerous newspaper and television reports.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun reporter | December 1, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Fresh from California, where the crash of a ship spilled 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel into the San Francisco Bay, U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is asking state and federal officials about preparedness should a similar disaster strike Maryland. The Baltimore Democrat, who chairs the House subcommittee on the Coast Guard and maritime transportation, has written to Democratic Gov.
BUSINESS
June 19, 2005
The average luxury home in the San Francisco Bay area now runs a cool $2.7 million, up $329,000 from one year ago, according to a study by San Francisco's First Republic Bank. The average price of luxury homes - defined as homes with values above the $1 million mark - rose about 6 percent between the fourth quarter of 2004 and the first quarter of 2005 and nearly 14 percent from the first quarter of 2004, boosted by low interest rates and a tight supply of properties for sale, the survey said.
NEWS
By Eric Bailey and Eric Bailey,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 29, 2004
SAN PABLO, Calif. - This gritty little San Francisco Bay Area city ran short on luck decades ago. Industry declined, jobs disappeared, crime and poverty grabbed hold. Tucked innocuously between the cascading traffic of Interstate 80 and the brine of San Francisco Bay, San Pablo slumped into the 21st century. This week the blue-collar town of 31,000 saw its fortunes turn. In a big way. Residents learned that a 255-member Indian tribe plans a gargantuan casino - the nation's third-largest - at the front doorstep of San Pablo.
NEWS
By Mike Adams and Mike Adams,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 30, 2001
BERKELEY, Calif. - It was shortly after 5 Friday afternoon when someone taped a peace sign on the side of the Bay Area Rapid Transit station and the singing began. As longtime activist Betsy Rose strummed her guitar, a handful of anti-war demonstrators sang, I'm gonna side with Barbara Lee/ down by the riverside/ down by the riverside./ I'm gonna side with Barbara Lee. ... Lee, a Democratic congresswoman whose East Bay District includes Berkeley, was the only member of the House or Senate who voted against a measure authorizing President Bush's war on terrorism.
NEWS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 14, 2000
SAN FRANCISCO - The proud owner of the San Francisco Giants stands in the upper deck at brand-new Pacific Bell Park, nearly 400 feet from home plate, and points toward one of the most beautiful cityscapes in America. The Bay Bridge rises majestically in the distance. Ships navigate scenic San Francisco Bay. There is a glimpse of downtown and a view of Oakland on the other side of the water. Peter McGowan, who presided over the construction of the first privately financed major league facility in 35 years, still can't get over it. "These," he says, "are supposed to be the worst seats in the house."
NEWS
April 29, 2000
Vic Condiotty, 78, a master at recognizing great photographic opportunities, imagining others and making them happen in 41 years with the Seattle Times, died Monday in Seattle after a stroke. He was 78. Mr. Condiotty won numerous awards for an unposed picture that showed a blind woman kneeling at the curb over the body of her guide dog, which had just been killed by a motor vehicle, while a police officer stood over her. Al Zampa, 95, a man who survived a fall off the Golden Gate Bridge and worked on Northern California's most famous bridges, died Sunday in San Pablo, Calif.
NEWS
February 25, 2000
Joe Wolfson, 50, a surfing pioneer nicknamed "Dr. 360" for becoming the first to spin on a wave, died in a car accident Monday in Los Angeles. Mr. Wolfson learned in 1998 that he had an inoperable tumor in his esophagus and right lung. Two months later, he took sleeping pills and paddled out to sea in a suicide attempt. He was rescued and changed his outlook on life, seeking chemotherapy and alternative treatments and resuming his passion. His story became the subject of numerous newspaper and television reports.
TRAVEL
May 3, 2009
The San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the country, concludes its two-week run this Thursday. By the time the curtain comes down, the event will have featured some 200 films, attracted more than 100 filmmakers and an audience of 80,000. But even when San Francisco isn't playing host to movie-making celebrities, it offers an A-list cast of tourism sites. Here are some of the stars: 1 Golden Gate Bridge : This San Francisco icon has been featured in countless films and is acclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful bridges.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | September 11, 1992
ST. LOUIS -- The Giants will be playing next year in a city by a bay -- but whether it is Tampa Bay or San Francisco Bay is unclear.Baseball owners left their quarterly meetings here yesterday with the issue undecided. Next year's schedule was written so the Giants could play in either place, and the race is on in both cities.On Wednesday, the owners delayed voting on the proposed sale of the club to an investment group that intends to move it to the Florida Suncoast Dome in St. Petersburg.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 10, 1999
SAN FRANCISCO -- Mayor Willie Brown runs for re-election cloaked in the trappings of his office -- the black limo, the cluster of worried-looking aides, the invisible bubble that allows him to float serenely past any unpleasantness.King Willie, they call him, or sometimes His Willieness. Which, inevitably, has led to a joke circulating among San Franciscans now that Brown is facing a tough challenge from a candidate who happens to be gay: We already have a king, why would we want a queen?
NEWS
September 3, 1993
SAN FRANCISCO -- Roy Raymond, who helped bring lingerie to the masses by founding the Victoria's Secret retail chain, was found dead in San Francisco Bay, an apparent suicide, authorities said Wednesday. He was 47.The Coast Guard found his body near the Marin County shoreline, hours after he was seen walking toward the Golden Gate Bridge. Investigators determined that Mr. Raymond killed himself, said Dorothy Washington of the coroner's office.Mr. Raymond opened his first Victoria's Secret shop 16 years ago in the Stanford Shopping Center with a $40,000 bank loan and $40,000 borrowed from relatives.
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