San Francisco

6:09pm

Tue June 17, 2014
Technology

Who’s using San Francisco WiFi?

The map shows both active and planned wireless service. Currently, only the Free Wifi Service on Market Street is a supported service.
http://www6.sfgov.org/index.aspx?page=246

At the corner of Sanchez and Market, Jason Dorn pulls out an iPhone. He’s at one end point of the access area for San Francisco Free WiFi, a free wireless network that the city launched this past December. It spans Market Street, from Castro Street to the Embarcadero.

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6:06pm

Tue June 17, 2014
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: San Francisco rapper A-1

A-1 performing at Slim's in San Francisco.
http://www.a-1music.com/blog/ // Left Lane

San Francisco rapper A-1 comes in pairs his songs with video that often goes viral, including one shot spontaneously at the riots that followed the San Francisco Giants win of the World Series in 2010. In this installment of Bay Area Beats, A-1 talks about the evolution of his sound.

Click the audio player above to listen to the story.

Hear more of A-1's music and watch his videos here.

 

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9:26pm

Mon June 16, 2014
Out In The Bay 6-19-14

Pioneer Tom Nolan on Aging Gays

Tom Nolan

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Tom Nolan ran Project Open Hand for almost two decades. He's the chairman of the MUNI board. But his passion is gay rights and right now it's the plight of the city's gay seniors that has his attention. Marilyn Pittman talks with Tom about the findings of the LGBT Aging Policy Task Force,  What is the state of the city's gay elders? What kinds of challenges do they face that others don't?  You might be surprised.  Thursday, June 19, 2014, at 7pm. 

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5:33pm

Thu June 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

“Guardian of the Golden Gate” spent career preventing suicides

 

For 23 years, retired California Highway Patrol Sergeant Kevin Briggs patrolled the Golden Gate Bridge for suicide jumpers. He talked hundreds of people off the ledge and back onto the bridge and earned the nickname, “The Guardian of the Golden Gate.” His powers of persuasion were the doorway between life and death. Sometimes, unfortunately, they just weren’t enough.

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5:29pm

Thu June 12, 2014
Education

CCSF stays open, but workers aren't celebrating yet

CCSF

City College of San Francisco is now able to stay open for another two years while it meets accreditation standards, according to the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

This is a relief for the college which has feared closure since last July, when the commission decided to terminate the college’s accreditation this coming July.

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