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Monday, October 30, 2006

San Francisco receives Free FONs for Wi-Fi

Spain-based telecomm Fon is now eager to beat Google and Eathlink to the punch and to wire (or unwire) the great city of San Francisco with new Wi-Fi also by giving away free routers.

The company staged a two-hour program at San Francisco's Union Square and then gave away free routers to anyone who showed up. The 802.11g routers permit its users to share their own network with anyone within reach.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

San Francisco Mayor Do Not Seek Re-Election

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is now casting some doubt to whether or not he'll run for a second election.

The mayor told CBS 5 political reporter and San Francisco Chronicle writer Phil Matier that he's "not convinced" he'll seek another term election.

In the interview, Newsom told Matier that he also feels overworked and passionless about his political career.

Monday, October 23, 2006

San Francisco KTVU Is First to Go High Def

KTVU, Cox Television's Fox associate in serving the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose TV market, Wednesday it became the first TV station in the market to broadcast all its local newscasts in the high definition. As part of the HD launch, KTVU exposed a new set and a new on-air graphics, with a new live drive time traffic HD mapping computer including real time traffic sensors.

The station joins more than a dozen other TV stations athwart the country that broadcast home news in HDTV.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Man gunned down on San Francisco Bay view Street

SAN FRANCICSO -- A man standing on a San Francisco street early Thursday was deadly shot several times during a aggressive night in crime-ravaged Bay view District. . A spokesman for the San Francisco medical examiner said the victim has still not yet been identified.

According to police, the victim was standing on the sidewalk at West Point and the Middlepoint roads when someone came up to him, shot him several times and then ran off. The victim later died at the San Francisco General Hospital.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

San Francisco man verdict for carjacking

52-year-old man crooked in June of stealing a janitor's van near San Francisco's Pier 26 before two years after holding him at gunpoint and bound him with computer cords was sentenced to almost 24 years in prison, the region attorney's office reported this week.

A San Francisco Superior Court jury crooked Vincent Nieve of San Francisco, on nine crime charges stalked from the 2004 carjacking, purposeful for two hours after a three-day trial, according to the district attorney's office.

Nieve was sentenced to 23 years and eight months in state jail on the Friday.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Spiritual heart of San Francisco

San Francisco, the city by the bay, overflows with the tourist attractions. The Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf and many other places of interest draw millions of visitors into the city every year. Many of these tourists are also very interested in the history of San Francisco that as many know, begins with the Mission St. Francis de Asis established here during 1776.

History tells us that on June 27, 1776, a set of Spaniards led by the Lieutenant Jose Joaquin Moraga and Father Francisco Palou arrived in this area. They celebrated their first Mass on June 29, 1776. From this point onwards, the Mission of St. Francis had a home in this Bay area. As the area grew, the town took on the name of St. Francis (San Francisco) and this mission became known as Mission Dolores.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

USA: San Francisco Conservation workshops

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville announces that two workshops would be instructing in San Francisco this fall, and again during January 2007.

The registration deadline is October 10.

These programs are being directed to small museums and for historical societies without any in-house conservation staff; and also those who rely on the collections managers and registrars with partial experience during applied conservation practices.

Art Conservation de Rigueurs San Francisco Workshops

These programs would be presented again this winter, by January 20th and 21st 2007.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Visit San Francisco this week

Parallel with the AES show in San Francisco this week, Digidesign, together with technical partner Apple, are now presenting DigiWorld San Francisco 2006, an absolute free event, which provides visitors with the opportunity to explore and experience Digidesign’s whole line of products along with the latest gear from M-Audio, Sibelius, and also Apple. Our Sonicstate video crew would be attending AES and may be able to hop on a cable car and shoot some DigiWorld footage too. Check out Sonicstate news from Thursday onwards

Digiworld Details

Mezzanine, 444 Jessie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
October 6-7 (Friday and Saturday), 10am-4pm daily

More information: www.digidesign.com

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

San Francisco banking program help low-income group

City officials and a dozen of other banks and credit unions has now launched an initiative on Thursday to help San Franciscans with low incomes and credit problems opening bank accounts as an alternative to using luxurious check-cashing services.

The program, called Bank on San Francisco, is the idea of City Treasurer Jose Cisneros. Along with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Cisneros convinced banking institutions, such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo, to recognize applicants who have actually had problems opening or may be maintaining bank accounts in the past.
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