Angela Johnston

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8:24pm

Mon February 24, 2014
Arts & Culture

The first surfers to brave San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

Boards rest against the seawall at Ocean Beach
Angela Johnston

 

In his backyard in San Francisco’s Outer Richmond neighborhood, Arne Jin An Wong coats a pink and white striped, eight-foot-long surfboard. This board is one of dozens in Wong’s quiver. They are all over his backyard: resting on fences next to tomato vines and suspended from the rafters of his garage. A few faded and yellowed boards are heaped in a pile that he is donating to children in the Philippines.

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5:20pm

Tue February 11, 2014
Arts & Culture

Only Olympic sport played with brooms finds a home in the Bay Area

Barry Ivy at the Golden Gate Bonspiel
San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club

Inside a huge ice rink in San Jose, where the Sharks hockey team practices, thirty-two men and women are laughing, yelling, and taking turns sweeping and throwing heavy granite rocks down a freshly-Zambonied sheet of ice. They are curling, and on most Tuesday nights, four different curling matches are taking place on one rink.

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10:40pm

Sat December 21, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Seven important numbers from the final America’s Cup Economic Impact Report

Oracle Team USA passing Alcatraz
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Several years ago, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute conducted a study on the expected economic impact of the 34th America’s Cup, if San Francisco were to host the event. Past experiences from previous America’s Cup tournaments in Auckland, New Zealand and Valencia, Spain provided an early rough estimate of what might be expected. It was a lot of money: about $1.4 billion dollars in economic impact.

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12:38pm

Mon December 16, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Food stamp cuts felt around the Bay Area

Thomas Hawk

 

For Jamaisse Payne, the grocery store is a math problem. She’s got a baby boy due in a few weeks, so she says she’s shopping and eating for two. She walks up and down the aisles of the Redwood City Grocery Outlet, adding and subtracting prices in her head. 

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5:15pm

Thu October 24, 2013
Transportation

Driverless Distraction: Will we be safe when our cars drive themselves?

 

When you listen to the radio in your car, you’re listening -- but mostly driving. Your hands are on the wheel, eyes on the road, and you’re aware of the cars around you, your speed, and your environment.But, it’s really easy to take our eyes off the windshield, even just for a second.

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