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Sen. Bernie Sanders rallies for Medicare-for-All, lauds McCain opposition to GOP health bill

SAN FRANCISCO - Sen. Bernie Sanders received a hero's welcome from a group of California nurses as he urged support for his Medicare-for-All effort and denounced a Republican health care bill on Friday afternoon. Sanders spoke just hours after Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., announced his opposition to t

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-22 21:10:49

Beloved grocer, namesake of Gus's Market, killed in hit-and-run

A 57-year-old grocer who brought a strong sense of community to his markets was killed by a driver in the Bayview Friday morning, leaving his family, staff, and customers to mourn the loss of the man they knew as "Gus." Konstantinos Vardakastanis, known as Gus, was struck by the driver of a silver s

SFGATE - 2017-09-22 19:30:49

Popular SF grocer killed by hit-and-run driver

Well-known San Francisco grocer Konstantinos "Gus" Vardakastanis was killed early Friday when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a street in the city's Bayview neighborhood, authorities said. The 57-year-old Vardakastanis, co-owner of Haight Street Market and Noriega Produce, died

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-22 17:13:00

Woman, 65, struck in hit-and-run crash

Police are working to identify a driver who struck and injured a 65-year-old woman Tuesday night in South San Francisco. The victim, a San Francisco resident, was crossing the street at the Westborough and Gellert boulevards at 9:28 p.m. when the suspect hit her with a vehicle, described as a late-m

SAN MATEO DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 11:00:00

SF grocer killed in hit-and-run

Police on Friday morning were investigating a hit-and-run crash in the Bayview District that killed a well-known San Francisco grocer. Konstantinos Vardakastanis, 56, of the family that founded Haight-Ashbury Produce in 1981 and later opened Noriega Produce in 1985 and Gus's Market in 2015, died ear

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER - 2017-09-22 16:14:00

Humanizing cars, sensitizing humans

The rise of robot vehicles will mean reprogramming a longtime relationship The rise of robot vehicles will mean reprogramming a longtime relationship Anthropologist Melissa Cefkin has studied folk dancers in Turkey, salespeople in Spain and Germany, and bus dispatchers in the United States. Her rese

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-22 13:00:00

What you can rent in S.F. for $20,000-and up-a month

What you can rent in S.F. for $20,000-and up-a month 1 / 19 Back to Gallery When the owners of a home on Cumberland Street in Dolores Heights purchased and renovated the property several years back, they felt like they finally had their dream home. Then a job opportunity in Europe came up. The owner

SFGATE - 2017-09-22 11:03:52

Beer in the Bay: Eat Real and Oktoberfest celebrations continue at FDR, Almanac, and more

Every Friday morning, SFGATE finds the biggest headlines in local (and sometimes national) beer. Check back here weekly for news, events, and information about special releases from your favorite local breweries. Oktoberfest continues this week with many local celebrations. Ferment.Drink.Repeat is b

SFGATE - 2017-09-22 11:00:00

Things could get (slightly) better for starter-home buyers in the Bay Area

The median price dropped 3 percent from the month before, but prices typically dip between July and August, by an average of 1.6 percent over the past few decades. The CoreLogic figures all include new and existing single-family homes and condos in the nine-county Bay Area. "Last month's gain refle

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-22 22:10:00

"Techies Kill Queers" vs. "Making America Gay Again"

A chunk of sidewalk on 24th Street an ugly message in hot-pink spray paint at the moment. A long thread on Reddit about "Techies Kill Queers" did not disclose the address, but an Instagram hashtag search revealed that it's near Philz Coffee in the Mission. Reached by phone this afternoon, a Philz ba

SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY - 2017-09-22 22:04:19

With Mayor Lee out of town, Supe Cohen signs own cannabis moratorium

With Mayor Ed Lee traveling abroad, Supervisor Malia Cohen on Friday signed her own legislation to halt approvals of new cannabis business permits for 45 days in San Francisco. The moratorium comes just as the city's new Office of Cannabis prepares to roll out dispensary permitting regulations at Tu

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-22 21:50:00

Warriors have no timetable to replace Travis Schlenk, Jerry West

In this photo taken May 24, 2011, Jerry West smiles after being introduced as a new member of the Golden State Warriors basketball club's Executive Board, during a news conference in San Francisco. Perhaps lost amid the Warriors' chaotic offseason was the fact that they have two front-office vacan

SFGATE - 2017-09-22 21:38:00

Q&A: Under the Sea with Bety Le

Arturo Hilario El Observador Stage performer Bety Le grew up in San Jose, as a child she was part of the Children's Musical Theater and eventually attended Westmont High School. Although her pursuits of theater took a backseat to synchronized swimming, (as part of the Santa Clara Aquamaids), the the

EL-OBSERVADOR.COM - 2017-09-22 21:22:21

California Still Struggling with Nation's Worst Poverty Rate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Stubborn poverty continues to plague the Golden State, which maintains the worst poverty rate in the nation, with 14.3 percent of residents, and almost 20 percent of children, living below the federal poverty line. However, the new Census numbers on poverty do show that the stat

EL-OBSERVADOR.COM - 2017-09-22 21:22:18

Health Advocates Urge Governor to Veto 5G Cell Tower Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A bill that would lead to the proliferation of refrigerator-sized 5G cell tower boxes across the state is now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk - and health advocates are pressing for a veto. SB 649 would allow telecom companies to install 5G and other wireless cell equipment on poles

EL-OBSERVADOR.COM - 2017-09-22 21:22:17

Jets' Skrine fined $24K by NFL, Giants' Engram $12K

NEW YORK (AP) - New York Jets cornerback Buster Skrine has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for a helmet hit last week at Oakland. Skrine was called for unnecessary roughness for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Raiders running back DeAndre Washington in the Jets' 42-20 loss. The NFL also fined Giants rookie

SFGATE - 2017-09-22 21:08:00

Will Warriors boycott White House? Stephen Curry says "I don't want to go."

That's been a question ever since the Golden State Warriors hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy back in June. Will one of the most politically aware and outspoken sports teams in recent history bow to tradition and make a post-championship visit to the White House? Or will the Warriors - many of whom

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-22 21:04:00

In SF, Sanders praises McCain for taking stand against GOP health care bill

During a rally Friday in San Francisco to build support of his Medicare-for-all proposal, Sen. Bernie Sanders praised fellow Sen. John McCain for having the "conscience" to oppose the latest Republican attempt to repeal Obamacare. "John McCain has a conscience that I wish the rest of the Republican

SFGATE - 2017-09-22 21:00:00

Hispanic Heritage Month Kicks Off in the Community

30th Street Senior Center, commemorated the start of Hispanic Heritage Month on Friday, September 15th, with a celebration that included traditional decor, food and music. Among the activities, was a parade of Latin American nations in which seniors dressed and paraded in their country's traditional

EL-OBSERVADOR.COM - 2017-09-22 20:33:23

ESUHSD Board of Trustees Adopted Resolution in Support of DACA

Stand By Immigrant Youth San Jose, CA - - During a meeting on Tuesday September 19th, the East Side Union High School District's (ESUHSD) Board of Trustees unanimously adopted Resolution #2017/2018-05 in Support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The Board reaffirmed that it stands b

EL-OBSERVADOR.COM - 2017-09-22 20:33:20