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GDC award for culture critic Anita Sarkeesian led to bomb threat

9 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

A bomb threat was made regarding a speaker and award recipient at the Game Developer's Choice Awards (part of the annual Game Developer's Conference) in San Francisco this past March. Anita Sarkeesian (pictured above), host of Tropes vs. Women in...

49ers injury report: Vernon Davis sits out

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis was one of six San Francisco 49ers players to miss practice on Wednesday as he was listed as dealing with ankle and knee issues, even as coach Jim Harbaugh said earlier in the day...Show More Summary

Airbnb says it will collect and pay local taxes in SF. Really.

In the wake of this week’s contentious hearing on legislation to legalize and regulate short-term housing rentals in San Francisco, where Airbnb was chastised for snubbing the city on collecting and paying local taxes, the company today sent an email to its hosts announcing that it would begin doing so Oct. 1. Read more »

EaterWire: Hacking the Dining Experience; NYC's Art and Food Event

SAN FRANCISCO— Tech-minded folks in San Francisco will converge on Monday, September 22 for a panel about "Hacking the Dining Experience." Chefs and entrepreneurs (like the founders of Forage and ReservationHop) will be on-hand, while Zagat's Meesha Halm moderates....

Colin Kaepernick to appeal NFL fine doled out to him over inappropriate language

A few thousand dollars may not be a lot to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who makes million of dollars per year, but it’s way more than he believes he should’ve been fined for allegedly using inappropriate language (i.e., a racial or homophobic slur) after losing 28-20 to the Chicago Bears on Sunday. The star […]

On the Market: This Soulless Noe Bunker Will Not Be Starting Any Bidding Wars

Noe Valley's 1145 Douglass Street may have one of the uglier facades in San Francisco. The rough gray exterior recalls some sort of bunker preparing for war, with just a few windows breaking...

Vernon Davis misses practice Wednesday, fantasy owners should consider other options

Vernon Davis suffered an ankle injury on Sunday night and is still on crutches, not practicing Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications. San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis did not practice on Wednesday and is unlikely to suit up for Week 3. Show More Summary

49ers vs. Cardinals: Breaking Down San Francisco's Game Plan

The San Francisco 49ers hold a 9-2 regular-season record in games following a loss during the Jim Harbaugh era. San Francisco will hope this statistic works in its favor as the team takes to the road facing the division rival Arizona...Show More Summary

All the stories from GamesBeat 2014

Here's everything we reported on from our GamesBeat 2014 conference in San Francisco this week.

Help Wanted: Alert! Curbed SF Is Seeking Two Freelance Contributors

Attention! Curbed SF is on the hunt for two talented freelance bloggers who know and love the Bay Area and want to write all about it—one to cover San Francisco and one to keep tabs on the East Bay, particularly...

Rent For A 1-Bedroom Apartment Will Cost You More In San Francisco Than Anywhere Else In The US

The rent in San Francisco is high, and it keeps getting higher. According to a new report from online real estate marketplace Zumper, San Francisco is officially the most expensive place to rent a one-bedroom apartment, passing notoriously pricey New York City for the first time. Show More Summary

For some lung cancer patients, surgery may yield better long-term results

(September 17, 2014, San Francisco) – Patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are otherwise healthy fare better over time if they undergo conventional surgery versus less-invasive radiosurgery to remove their cancer, according to a Yale study. Show More Summary

Ray McDonald Arrested, But 49ers Allow Him to Keep Playing

Ray McDonald, a defensive end for the San Francisco 49ers, was arrested on August 31 on charges alleging he assaulted his pregnant fiancee. Despite the charge, the 49ers have decided that McDonald will be allowed to continuing playing this season. Show More Summary

Airbnb Will Begin Collecting Transient Occupancy Taxes For San Francisco Bookings Next Month

3 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Airbnb announced today that it will soon begin collecting and remitting a 14 percent hotel occupancy fee for guest stays occurring in San Francisco. In a blog post, Airbnb’s regional head of public policy David Owen wrote that the policy will go into effect for all bookings that take place on or after October 1 in its home city. Read More

Man allegedly locked inside San Francisco art gallery by mistake

San Francisco cops were quick to dub a 911 caller a “genius” for allegedly getting stuck in an art gallery.

Vernon Davis stars in ‘Captain Torpedo,’ a reported finalist for HBO’s ‘Project Greenlight’

3 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

To many San Francisco 49ers fans, Vernon Davis is already a superhero on the football field. Soon he might be a superhero on HBO’s upcoming “Project Greenlight” series, as well. Davis stars in “Captain Torpedo,” which is reportedly one of 20 finalists on the series, according to TMZ Sports. Produced by French Mustache, a comedy […]

So Undervalued, They're Golden

By Cup & Handle: In January 1848, James Wilson Marshall discovered gold while constructing a saw mill along the American River near Sacramento, California. The discovery was reported in the San Francisco newspapers by March but caused little stir amongst the local population. Show More Summary

Targeted radiation, drug therapy combo less toxic for recurrent head, neck cancers

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2014 – Patients with a recurrence of head and neck cancer who have previously received radiation treatment can be treated more quickly, safely and with fewer side effects with high doses of targeted radiation...Show More Summary

San Francisco brings in aid dog to help victims at courthouse

The laid back Golden Retriever dubbed “Faber” is the newest employee with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

Airbnb to Tax San Francisco Rentals in October

Airbnb is officially expanding an initiative to impose taxes on apartment and home rentals to its own backyard.

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