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S.F. radio stations ban Lorde’s hit ‘Royals’ for World Series

blog.sfgate.com — Several radio stations are banning Lorde's hit song "Royals" from Bay Area airwaves leading up to the World Series where the San Francisco Giants will face the Kansas City Royals. The 17-year-old Kiwi singer-songwriter released the single last year, which quickly hit No. 1 on the Billboard
Oct 20, 2014

RT @hellerNYT: San Francisco radio stations have banned Lorde's "Royals" during World Series blog.sfgate.com/stew/2014/10/2…

Oct 20, 2014

San Francisco radio stations have banned Lorde's "Royals" during World Series blog.sfgate.com/stew/2014/10/2…

Oct 20, 2014

S.F. radio stations ban Lorde's hit 'Royals' for World Series blog.sfgate.com/stew/2014/10/2…

Oct 20, 2014

S.F. radio stations ban Lorde's 'Royals' for World Series. ... But isn't it kind of an anti-Royals song? bit.ly/1tFwAZw

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Yosemite entrance fees to jump 50%

sfgate.com — The rate hikes, a way to offset rising park maintenance costs, would take effect next year. The additional revenue would fund such outlays as remodeled visitor-service buildings, expanded public transportation and rehab projects in the wild. The National Park Service began taking public comment on the proposed fee increase Monday and will continue to take input through Nov.

Don’t hand San Francisco over to Airbnb

sfgate.com — The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is poised to approve legislation that would legalize short-term stays in private homes that are negotiated through a number of online reservation systems. If the board passes this bill, I urge Mayor Ed Lee to veto it and ask the board to re-examine the amendments it rejected that could make short-term rentals workable while still protecting the residential nature of the city.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @gerryshih: !! Mayor Feinstein (ahem) comes out swinging against Airbnb law-> Don’t hand San Francisco over to Airbnb http://t.co/qdqq8z…

Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

RT @CSaid: Sen. Dianne Feinstein terms SF Airbnb law "short sighted," calls for limits in residential areas; back taxes sfchronicle.com/opinion/openfo…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @CSaid: Sen. Dianne Feinstein terms SF Airbnb law "short sighted," calls for limits in residential areas; back taxes sfchronicle.com/opinion/openfo…

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Clinton sounding like a candidate in latest S.F. appearance

sfgate.com — Sounding very much like a candidate for the White House, Hillary Rodham Clinton argued Monday that women have a clear choice in next month’s elections â€" move ahead or “turn back the clock” with a Republican “amnesia strategy.” “That is what this election has come down to,” the former secretary of state told a “Power of Women” fundraiser at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

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Oct 20, 2014

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UberX driver accused of battery on woman in San Francisco

sfgate.com — According to the victim’s roommate, Uber did not respond to their complaints and inquiries for almost a day, essentially allowing the driver to continue his shift after the alleged attack. Martin Hynek, 39, of Berkeley was cited for battery, malicious mischief and vandalism â€" all misdemeanors â€" in the Saturday incident, said police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza.

Music: Annie Lennox sings pop standards on 'Nostalgia’

sfgate.com — Annie Lennox inhabits the songs on “Nostalgia,” her new album of pop standards, so completely that most people assume she has been singing her way through the Great American Songbook for years. [...]

Posey and Bochy recall championship pairing of Montana and Walsh

sfgate.com — There is only one San Francisco sports comparison to the Giants and their current run of October glory, to the way the Giants have seized hearts and souls around here in 2010 and 2012 and now, to the way they dominate our senses as tenaciously as a Madison Bumgarner start, to the way they affect fans in ways as nakedly emotional as a Hunter Pence inspirational speech.
Oct 21, 2014

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Eavesdrops: Seen and heard at the World Series

sfgate.com — Especially after the Royals’ outfielder â€" all 5-foot-10 of him â€" dunked twice while accompanying several teammates at Friday’s Warriors-Heat exhibition in Kansas City. Hunter Pence on why he pulls his pant legs above his knees: I don’t like it tugging at my knee when I’m running.

Ned Yost’s Southern ways hide his Bay Area roots

sfgate.com — A fun pop quiz for Royals players: Yost also has memories of the A’s championship teams of the 1970s â€" he and his buddies used to sneak into the Coliseum to watch games. [...] I was the happiest guy in the stadium until about the sixth inning, and I got hungry and I spent it on a Colossal Dog.

Tight-knit rotation gives Giants a Southern accent

sfgate.com — Tim Hudson had just beaten the Dodgers in May and was holding court in the tiny visiting clubhouse in Los Angeles. In a Giants clubhouse filled with Latin players and others from all parts of the United States, one corner is home to four starting pitchers, all from the South.

Candidates start final push as early voting starts

sfgate.com — Begich also announced a new round of ads defending his work as mayor of Anchorage, a job he held before his election, which Mike Anderson, a spokesman for the senator's GOP rival, Dan Sullivan, called an attempt to rewrite history.