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More than 1,000 people, some draped in rainbow LGBT flags and others in pale blue and pink transgender pride flags, crowded near Dolores Park Friday evening for the annual Trans March, kicking off the weekend events for San Francisco Pride.
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📷: @jachristian and 🎥: @santimejia_
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#pride #sanfrancisco #sf #sanfranciscopride #pride🌈 #lgbt #transpride


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Baumé in Palo Alto has two Michelin stars — and only two staff: Chef Bruno Chemel and his wife Christie, the restaurant's general manager. Two-star dining is usually associated with convoys of waiters, more courses than you should count and stratospheric prices. So how do the Chemels do it all themselves? @sfchronicle_food visited the restaurant to find out. Bruno and Christie only handle four tables a night. The eight-course tasting menu costs $388 for dinner plus tax, though gratuity is included. It all exudes luxury, and diners come from Silicon Valley, and travel from Hong Kong, New York and Europe. The @michelinguide brings them here. 📷: @stephenlamphoto
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#paloalto #baume #michelin #michelinguide #michelinstars #instafood #foodstagram


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Adalyn Hofmann beats the heat with a bowl of Nitro Puffs, nitrogen-infused cereal balls, from the Nitro Shack at the Alameda County Fair. Searing temperatures are expected to hit most of the Bay Area Friday and Saturday, and some areas could break triple digits, forecasters said. 📷: @bhoseasmall #heatwave #hot #icecream #nitropuffs #alamedacountyfair #summer #bayarea


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Storyboard artist Domee Shi, who created Pixar’s new short “Bao,” poses for a portrait at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville. Four years ago, when Shi was brainstorming the idea for “Bao” — her delightful and unexpectedly moving new short film running before “Incredibles 2” — she drew the timeless, folkloric idea of a parent’s consuming love, literally. What if a mother with empty-nest syndrome ate her child to quench the agony of seeing him grow up and walk out the door? 📷: @saltyshortssss
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More 📝 pics: @sfchronicle_scene ~
#Pixar #Bao #Emeryville #DomeeShi #Incredibles #Incredibles2 #PixarAnimation


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The Oakland Zoo's ambitious new exhibit has been more than two decades in the making: the 56-acre California Trail, nestled in the East Bay hills with sweeping Bay Area vistas. The California Trail opens July 12 and has become a landing spot for a host of misfit creatures in recent months: parentless mountain lion youngsters that couldn’t survive in the wild (who get treated to frozen mice and bloodsicle cubes, shown in pictures 3 and 4), bears that got too close to humans, birds with broken beaks and so on. 📷: @chinnski
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#zoo #wildlife #animals #oakland #california


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Robert Doerr plays an accordion with his dog, Vera, for commuters at the Civic Center BART Station in S.F. Doerr said he has never seen the station so clean in the 10 years that he's been performing — the stop has become the first station with a kiosk for dirty drug needles, part of a deal with the city to increase police patrols and take other measures to clean up areas in and around the heavily used station. BART says it will also add more officers and will start working with city agencies that try to get homeless people off the streets. 📷: @chinnski
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#sf #sanfrancisco #bart #civiccenter #accordion #streetmusician #dogsofinstagram


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Meet School Night, Dogpatch’s weeknight-only bar, via @sfchronicle_food: The bar recently opened as part of an event-space complex called the Pearl on 19th Street. There’s active construction in pretty much every direction, and School Night hasn’t quite shaken that converted-boiler-shop look. It feels more modular than glamorous, like a housewarming party in someone’s new loft apartment. On Wednesdays, the room is lively. Come Thursday, though, the bar is closed. And Friday and Saturday, too. 📷: @rosafurneaux
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Read more: bit.ly/SchoolNightSF
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#SchoolNight #SchoolNightSF #bars #Dogpatch #SF #SanFrancisco


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A tiny golden triangle laid into the concrete at Sansome Street and the Embarcadero promises a time capsule, reading that what lay below is “to be opened June 30, 2018.” That triangular plaque has long sat at the corner of the plaza in front of Roundhouse One, also known as the Beltline Roundhouse, which was built in 1913 for trains running along the waterfront.

Two weeks ago, when port officials decided to investigate the time capsule, what they found defied expectations. 📷: @lhafalia
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#sanfrancisco #sf #history #timecapsule #california


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London Breed’s historic ascent to the mayor’s office has sent currents of optimism and hope rippling through San Francisco’s African American community. Breed’s rise from public-housing poverty to become the first black woman elected mayor is a beacon of inspiration for many people of color. Elation over her victory is particularly palpable in the Western Addition, where Breed was born and raised. “A chick from the hood got elected mayor. That means anything is possible,” said Fillmore neighborhood native Khalilah Mitchell. Swipe through the photos to see more reactions from the community. 📷: @santimejia_
#sf #sanfrancisco #sfmayor #londonbreed #westernaddition @londonbreed @successcentersf


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Firefighters demonstrate the danger of a Fourth of July sparkler, via @sfchronicle_photos: Fire officials are worried that they might be in for a repeat of last year — the most destructive fire season in California history. The brush is already as dry in many places as it was last fall when fast-burning blazes killed 41 people and wiped out nearly 9,000 homes and other buildings in Sonoma, Napa and other Northern California counties. 📷: @noah3939
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Read more: trib.al/Ubxl2Fn
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#CAfires #CAwildfires #wildfires #fireworks #CalFire #NorCalfires #fireseason


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Hundreds of protesters descended on a single Financial District block in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating thousands of immigrant children from their parents at the border. Demonstrators, armed with homemade signs and rallying cries, blocked the entrance to the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement field office around 1 p.m. “The world that we were afraid of turning into under Trump — we’re already there,” on protester said. “So, it’s time to act how we all told ourselves we would act if we were ever in a fascist situation.” 📷: @chinnski #protest #immigrants #immigrantchildren #sf #trump #immigrationpolicy #ice


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Flyaway dance troupe climbs the walls in Tenderloin, via @sfchronicle_style: Those people you saw climbing and flying around the Cadillac Hotel in the Tenderloin are not Marvel superheroes. Rather, it was Flyaway Productions’ latest site-specific aerial dance, “Tender (N.): A Person Who Takes Charge,” celebrating 100 years of outcast activism in the Tenderloin. “‘Tender’ celebrates the outcasts who, defying convention, have served as activists in pursuit of a desirable place to live and thrive,” said Flyaway Artistic Director Jo Kreiter. 📷: @amyosborneamy #aerialdance #tenderloin #cadillachotel #flyawayproductions #sf #dance


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