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    Aug 11, 2008
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  • Arrests made in fatal stabbing near graveyard

    Two teens are in custody after a 23-year-old man was stabbed to death next to a cemetery in Redwood City over the weekend, authorities said.

    Redwood City police found the victim, a resident of unincorporated Redwood City, suffering from stab wounds on the 500 block of Geneva Avenue next to Union Cemetery at 3:47 a.m. on Saturday, authorities said.

  • Newsmaker: Ross Mirkarimi

    Legislation proposed by the San Francisco supervisor would give families forced out of their homes by the redevelopment of The City’s Hunters Point and Western Addition neighborhoods in the 1960s and ’70s preference for new below-market-rate housing, State law requires that those displaced be given preference in obtaining new housing in redevelopment projects.
  • Peak-time toll increase on hold

    A controversial plan to charge drivers an extra fee for crossing the Golden Gate Bridge during busy travel times may be shelved by bridge officials — but county transportation officials say they’re still looking for ways to require some sort of surcharge for bridge users that would help pay for seismic upgrades to the southern approach to the bridge.

  • Kudos: Michael Tilson Thomas

    Occupation Music director

    Home San Francisco

    Achievement The San Francisco Symphony music director has been chosen to participate in the New York Philharmonic’s tribute to Leonard Bernstein this fall. Just after his teenage-prodigy years some four decades ago, MTT was mentored by the most famous American conductor.

  • On Target: Aug. 12, 2008

    The Muni 108-Treasure Island bus is resuming its regular route for inbound service today at 5 a.m., according to a spokesman for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. The route is resuming due to the reopening of the westbound San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge onramp east of Yerba Buena Tunnel. There will be no change to the outbound route, according to Muni spokesman Judson True.
  • Kudos: Garbis Bezdjian

    Occupation Auto mechanic; president, Burlingame Lions Club

    Home Burlingame

    Achievement The Burlingame Lions Club donated $500 to Burlingame police for its K-9 activities and another $500 to Central County firefighters. The organization’s members said they wanted to show their appreciation to their local first responders.

  • Kudos: Jack Hirschman

    Occupation Poet laureate

    Home San Francisco

    Achievement The San Francisco poet laureate — along with poets Francisco X. Alarcon, Jose Montoya and Nina Serrano — is part of the “Dream Poetry Team” that recently appeared in a special program at Berkeley’s La Peña Cultural Center.

  • Kudos: Ted Viviani

    Occupation Executive producer, “Extreme Tango”

    Home Fairfield

    Achievement The producer is the force behind “Tango x 3,” an international music and dance collaboration that benefits the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.

  • Nonprofit celebrates local small businesses

    San Francisco businesses that have helped breathe new life into The City’s neighborhoods have until Friday to enter the annual San Francisco Neighborhood Business Awards.

    The awards, which are sponsored by nonprofit Urban Solutions and by The San Francisco Examiner, recognize non-chain-store businesses that have helped invigorate the communities in which they work.

  • Kudos: Kirk Read

    Occupation Writer, performer

    Home San Francisco

    Achievement The actor and writer’s multimedia performance “This Is the Thing” was such a success at the S.F. International Queer Arts Festival, the show has moved to Shotwell Studios, with local stars added as special guests.

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