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First Woman Ever Swims from Farallon Islands to Golden Gate Bridge

A San Francisco resident became the first woman to swim the shark-infested waters from the Farallon Islands to the Golden Gate Bridge this weekend. 

Oakland Singer Fantastic Negrito "Put in the Paddywagon," Misses Outside Lands

Oakland blues musician Fantastic Negrito was scheduled to play Outside Lands on Saturday afternoon. But, much to the dissapointment of his fans, he never showed. The singer announced via Twitter that his set was canceled after he was detained by the SFPD.  

Never-Before-Seen Nude Photos of Marilyn Monroe Revealed in SF

It's hard to imagine a time when the image of Marilyn Monroe was not synonymous with glamour, but in 1949 the burgeoning starlet was just another struggling actress trying to make it in Hollywood.

BART Screeches to a Halt for 5 Days This Summer

Commuters, gird your loins. The transportation apocalypse has finally arrived. 

Orphaned Badger to be Released Into the Wilds of West Marin on Sunday

This one is a tear jerker. On June 6, a cute little American Badger was found near the body of her dead mother. She was semi-conscious and the prognosis was bleak. 

Are You Too Stoned to Drive? Download This New App

Think you're sober enough to drive home after a smoke sesh? Let new app My Canary be the judge of that. 

Treasure Island Is the New Alcatraz Thanks to $50M Public Art Project

Treasure Island is home to a pretty good monthly flea market and a great annual music festival. But aside from that, there's not much reason to visit beyond the standard trans-bridge drive-by. But now, the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) hopes to change that with a massive transformation expected to entice locals and tourists alike. 

Oakland Receives $34 Million From Anonymous Donor

It's been a big month for the East Bay. Just this week, Russian billionaire Yuri Milner gave $100 million to UC Berkeley to search the galaxies for alien life, and now an anonymous donor has parted with $34 million to aide Oakland's underprivileged citizens. 

Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Gifts $100 Million to UC Berkeley to Discover Aliens

Renowned research institute UC Berkeley—known for discovering countless elements and vitamins, the polio virus, and even inventing wetsuits—may be able to add another stellar category to their long list of achievements: finding aliens. 

Campfire Recipe: Doña Tomás' Grilled Carne Asada with Drunken Beans

Tired of the usual hotdogs and chips fare that comes with sleeping in the great outdoors? Don't let the opportunity to cook a delicious meal over an open flame pass you by. 

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