Angela Johnston

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7:00pm

Tue July 8, 2014
Arts & Culture

3D printed prosthetics are fashion statements for amputees

A selection of different types of Bespoke fairing designs.
Angela Johnston

When Deborah Bevilacqua lost her leg in a motorcycle accident ten years ago, she had to get a prosthetic leg. It’s been functional she says, but it’s not pretty.

“It’s a big black bulky thing with a big black bulky other thing attached to it, and a big grey metal bulbous ball...that's for rotation and shock, but looks kind of like the Epcot Center.”

 

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7:00pm

Wed June 11, 2014
Education

The Hamlin School celebrates 150 years tradition and innovation

The Hamlin School on Broadway Street in Pacific Heights
Rocor https://www.flickr.com/photos/rocor/

Callie Jones is showing me how to 3D print a tiny yellow chess piece, after designing it herself on a computer. It’s her second day in the 3D printing club and she’s already a pro.

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5:13pm

Wed March 26, 2014
Politics

State Senator Leland Yee charged with public corruption, arms trafficking

State Senator Leland Yee has been charged with public corruption
Flickr user --Mark--

State Democratic Senator Leland Yee has been charged with public corruption, after a series of raids this morning by the FBI and gang task force officials. Yee’s Senate office in Sacramento was searched, and he was arrested at his Sunset district home in San Francisco.

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4:46pm

Tue March 25, 2014
Education

San Francisco parents raise private funds to support public school

Alvarado Elementary School
Under CC license from Flickr user Kevin Krejci

Steve Sacks is the PTA President at Alvarado Elementary School in Noe Valley. He takes a lot of pride in this small school and the education it provides to just over 500 students.

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5:30pm

Mon March 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Making a book from beginning to end, with one of San Francisco’s last remaining bookbinders

Tim James shows the final product
Jasmín Lopéz

Stepping inside the Taurus Bookbindery is kind of like stepping back in time. The wide open space is packed full of retro machines from the 1920s that could double as torture devices. There are electric paper cutters with long blades, sizzling hot, rusty knives, and eight-foot-tall cast iron weights. Rolls of cloth and leather line the walls, and their earthy smells mix with odors of oil, paper and hot glue.

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