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  • Friday,
    Jan 11, 2008
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  • Peninsula
  • Mavericks rides storm’s wave

    One of the Bay Area’s most powerful winter tempests in recent years became a boon to the world’s elite surfers as waves reached heights treacherous enough for the much-anticipated Mavericks Surf Contest to begin Saturday.

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  • Transportation
  • Two-alarm fire displaces nine in Potrero Hil

    A two-alarm fire in Potrero Hill on Thursday morning gutted one home and left two neighboring residences with considerable structural damage.

    The fire began at 911 Minnesota Ave. at approximately 10 a.m., and spread to the two adjacent homes at 909 and 913 Minnesota, said firefighter Jim Bardem, who headed the response.

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  • Other News
  • SFO flight delays up to 2 hours

    Flights arriving into and departing from San Francisco International Airport were delayed up to two hours as of about 3 p.m. today due to weather conditions, airport Duty Manager Michael Brown said.

    Rain and low clouds are delaying arrivals into the airport, which is in turn delaying departures out of SFO, Brown said.

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  • Barge-bridge accident probe begins

    The U.S. Coast Guard was investigating Friday what caused a barge to strike the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge about 6 p.m. Thursday.

    The barge Cascade, being guided by tugboats Delta Deanna and Pacific Wolf, was headed outbound from Rodeo when it hit the east piling of the west span of the bridge while carrying 65,195 barrels of heavy black oil, according Coast Guard officials.

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  • 3-Minute Interview: Greg Long

    The 24-year-old from San Clemente is one of 24 elite surfers invited to Saturday’s Mavericks Surf Contest in Half Moon Bay. Long will compete in the contest for the fifth time after placing second in 2003, when he won $8,000. He has been surfing for the last 14 years. The highest wave he has ridden at the competition? Fifty feet.

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Sports

Arts

  • Other Arts
  • Review: ‘Nanking’ offers the best and worst of humanity

    Mariel Hemingway, Woody Harrelson, Jürgen Prochnow and others in "Nanking" offer the ultimate performance by not "performing," but becoming the historic characters whose words they read.

    The characters come to life as the actors disappear, blending seamlessly with documentary footage and the appearance of octogenarian survivors of the horrendous rape of Nanking.

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Features

  • Food & Drink
  • Meet Your Mixologist: Valen West

    In a saloon town such as San Francisco, the bartender plays a crucial role. Confessor, friend, sounding board — the man or woman behind the plank sees to it that our needs are met with elegance, grace and often wit. They see humanity at its best and most convivial, but also offer a nod and a welcome to the lonely. But what do they seewhen they look at us?

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