Kudos: Kurt Rohde

Occupation  Composer, violinist

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Achievement  The founder of the San Francisco-based Left Coast Chamber Ensemble recently won the Rome Prize for composition; the prize offers 29 U.S. artists and scholars an intensive 11-month study session at the American Academy in Rome.

Opinion: How to avoid going to prison for public corruption in San Francisco

To avoid hard time in the future, SF officials must learn lessons of corrupt past

Deep in the heart of Texas: Niners corral Cowboys, 23-17

San Francisco holds off late charge. Packers up next