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In its fifth generation, Guittard (@guittardchocolate) pushes and pulls between tradition and innovation. Having a chocolate company reach its 150th anniversary isn't a huge feat, but remaining family-owned for this long is. 📷:@jachristian
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Loma Prieta anniversary, via @sfchronicle_vault: Twenty-nine years ago today, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake shook San Francisco and the surrounding region for 15 seconds, and forever changed the landscape. Here, fire crews work amid the ruins within view of the Palace of Fine Arts two days after the temblor, on Oct. 19, 1989. 📷: Brant Ward
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#chroniclevault #lomaprieta #earthquake #sf #quake


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As the lights dimmed at Oracle Arena Tuesday night, the faithful stood at attention throughout the building, watching highlights from last season’s championship campaign on the massive overhead scoreboards. There was almost a hush among the crowd, collectively in awe of the Golden State Warriors and what they’ve achieved. Then, as images from the championship parade beamed out from above center court, Oracle roared. The NBA’s Larry O’Brien Trophy was wheeled out to center court. Then owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber came out to get their rings, cheers raining down. It was a long cry from the lukewarm reception Lacob and Guber got when they bought this team back in 2010. But these are different times. The Warriors have become an NBA dynasty. 📷 + 🎥: @scottstrazzante and @carlosavilagonzalez
#dubnation #warriors #goldenstate #california #champions


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Warriors: The Oakland Years. It's the end of an era with the @warriors about to play their final season in the East Bay before moving to San Francisco's Chase Center. This collector's magazine takes you back to the Warriors' start in The Town, their ascension to #1, and finally looks to their future in The City. See our Instagram Story for more.
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Check out the magazine at SFChronicle.com/2018/warriors-magazine
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Buy the collector's edition at bit.ly/warriors-mag
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🎨: @duongdesign.co @sfchronicle_design
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#DubNation #warriors #thetown #oakland


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Rental electric scooters, which were banned from San Francisco in June after complaints, returned to city streets Monday and people are already behaving badly. After scooters hit city streets in March, plenty of residents raged against the electric vehicles for routinely blocking sidewalks and building entrances, causing people to trip and making sidewalks less accessible for people with mobility issues. People also whizzed illegally down the sidewalks. First-day anecdotes indicate the companies still have work to do when it comes to getting riders to respect the rules and others to respect the transportation mode. 📷: @gabrielleluriephoto
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#scooter #electricscooter #sf #transportation #scooterwars


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PG&E cut electricity to several communities in seven Northern California counties late Sunday in an unprecedented shutdown to prevent the possibility of a spark from a power line igniting a wildfire that might whip through tinder-dry brush amid high winds and low humidity. The decision left nearly 60,000 customers without power overnight — and downtown Calistoga eerily quiet Monday morning. Residents and tourists were without freshly brewed coffee, or bacon and eggs, and no way to put gasoline in their tanks. “I normally come here every morning,” said Zack Hoage, 22, as he lay across the benches in front of the Calistoga Roastery watching YouTube videos on his cell phone. “I work at a restaurant (Johnny’s) across the street, and yesterday the power went off in the middle of dinner. We lit some candles and closed down in 40 minutes. It’s definitely weird.”
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📷: @noah3929
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Read more: bit.ly/CalistogaPower
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#Calistoga #power #poweroutage #powershutdown #PGandE


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Many 10-year-olds spend their days playing, riding bikes or sneaking as much screen time as possible. Niall McDermott spent part of his past 50 days running. Sunday at San Francisco’s Crissy Field, Niall completed his 50th 5-kilometer run in 50 days, a challenge he used to raise more than $4,000 to research lung cancer, which his grandfather in Maryland is battling. “It was important to me because my grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer and I wanted to help,” Niall said. “I think he should be proud of me because I raised $4,000 for cancer research.” 📷: @saltyshortssss
#california #sanfrancisco #sf #running #cancerresearch #charity


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The rivers that once poured from the Sierra Nevada, thick with snowmelt and salmon, now languish amid relentless pumping, sometimes shriveling to a trickle and sparking a crisis for fish, wildlife and the people who rely on a healthy California delta. A state plan to improve these flows and avert disaster, however, has been mired in conflict and delays. And critical opposition is coming from an unexpected place: progressive San Francisco. City water officials worry that the far-reaching effort to revive hundreds of miles of waterways will mean giving up too much of their precious mountain supplies. Now, as the city water department works to defeat the state plan, some at City Hall have begun wondering if San Francisco is on the right side of California’s latest water war. 📷: @santimejia_
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#water #waterwars #delta #hetchhetchy #pulgaswatertemple #california #sf


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Every army has its front line, and in San Francisco’s never-ending war against homelessness, Kiefer Cropper is an invaluable soldier. The 24-year-old — dressed in overalls, boots and a black Homeless Outreach Team T-shirt — crouches nimbly on filthy sidewalks to talk to transients, climbs through junkyards to reach out-of-the-way tents, and develops meaningful relationships with everybody from a couple addicted to meth who live under a tarp to a man who has made a bench in a Bayview plaza his permanent home. Complete with an electric, bubbly foot bath he powers with a jury-rigged connection to a lamppost. Cropper keeps track of what each person needs next — a ride to a court hearing, help obtaining an identification card, a drug rehab bed — and jots down in a little notebook what she has promised and when she’ll return to fulfill that promise.
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📷: @asenbrennerova
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Read more: bit.ly/HOutreach
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#homeless #SanFrancisco #homelessoutreach #homelessoutreachteam


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Famous people around these parts get their names on important places. Robin Williams got a tunnel, Willie Brown got a bridge. Grimes Poznikov got a Porta Potti. Perhaps you don’t know who Poznikov was, but he was famous in his time. He was the Automatic Human Jukebox, among the most celebrated of San Francisco’s street characters in the 1970s and ’80s. He was a free spirit who brought music and a kind of zany zest to life on the street. In time, though, the streets and his demons killed him. Now he has a memorial. 📷: @lsuzuki
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More 🌉 pics: @sfchronicle_photos
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Read more: bit.ly/Poznikov
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#AutomaticHumanJukebox #GrimesPoznikov #SanFrancisco #sf #memorial


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Treasure Island Music Festival is making a comeback after a year off, this time at Oakland’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park. Boasting the same picturesque view of the San Francisco skyline and an eclectic lineup of two dozen acts, the festival marks its 11th year over two days. 📷: @paulkuroda
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Follow @sfchronicle_datebook to keep up with all the fun from the festival, which continues today.
#california #oakland #bayarea #treasureislandmusicfestival #musicfestival


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May 20, 1982, via @sfchronicle_vault: The San Francisco skyline, from above, with the Embarcadero Center towers, the Transamerica Pyramid, and other skyscrapers standing tall. 📷: Mike Maloney
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#chroniclevault #sf #skyline #1980s #fromabove


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