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“It’s a Wonderful Life” closes San Francisco Opera’s 2018 fall season. (Courtesy Lynn Lane)

96th SF Opera season charts journey through emotions

San Francisco Opera will present a chronological, comprehensive selection of nine operas…

 

A Fort Myers fire fighter pours bleach over blood stains on the pavement at the scene of a deadly shooting outside the Club Blu nightclub in Fort Myers, Fla., on Monday. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Mom of slain Florida teen warned son of nightclub shootings

FORT MYERS, Fla. — With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's…

 

In this Friday, June, 17, 2016 file photo released by Walt Disney World Resort, a new sign is seen posted on a beach outside a hotel at a Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., after a 2-year-old Nebraska boy killed by an alligator at Disney World. (Walt Disney World Resort via AP, File)

Dad says two gators involved in Disney attack that killed son

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The father of a toddler killed by…

 

A vendor holds rainbow flags as he walks near Fifth Avenue before the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday in New York City. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Rainbow flags, images of shooting victims at Pride parades

NEW YORK — Rainbow flags were held high along with portraits of…

A vendor holds rainbow flags as he walks near Fifth Avenue before the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday in New York City. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
A rainbow flag flies at half-mast above Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on June 12, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Reflecting on Orlando

The tragedy earlier this month in Orlando was not an outlier, not…

A rainbow flag flies at half-mast above Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on June 12, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
In this June 16, 2016 file photo, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., left, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A divided Senate answers Orlando with gridlock on gun curbs

WASHINGTON — A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns…

In this June 16, 2016 file photo, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., left, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Ron Rivera, left, applies a tattoo on the arm of Cherie Grulich on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Attorney General says Mateen investigation moving forward

ORLANDO, Fla. — Although the killer is known, the investigation continues into…

Ron Rivera, left, applies a tattoo on the arm of Cherie Grulich on Saturday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Sen. Chris Murphy, center, and other Democratic senators call for gun control legislation at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub last Sunday. Murphy is joined by, from left, Sen. Cory Booker, Rev. Sharon Risher, Tina Meins, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Ed Markey. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

The United States and its gun problem

The United States has a gun problem. Will the mass shooting in…

Sen. Chris Murphy, center, and other Democratic senators call for gun control legislation at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub last Sunday. Murphy is joined by, from left, Sen. Cory Booker, Rev. Sharon Risher, Tina Meins, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Sen. Ed Markey. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
In the shadow of the Magic Kingdom Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers searched for the body of a young boy Wednesday after the he was snatched off the shore and dragged underwater by an alligator Tuesday night at Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

After fatal attack, theme parks weigh alligator warnings

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — It's an unwritten rule for Florida residents:…

In the shadow of the Magic Kingdom Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers searched for the body of a young boy Wednesday after the he was snatched off the shore and dragged underwater by an alligator Tuesday night at Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

California lawmakers approve gun-violence research center

SACRAMENTO — California's state budget includes $5 million for a gun violence…

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., left, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., right, and other Democratic senators, calls for gun control legislation in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub this week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Congress stalemated on guns despite shooting, filibuster

WASHINGTON — The slaughter in Florida and an attention-grabbing filibuster in the…

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., left, accompanied by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., right, and other Democratic senators, calls for gun control legislation in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub this week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
This frame grab provided by C-SPAN shows Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. speaking on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington on  Wednesday, where he launched a filibuster demanding a vote on gun control measures. (Senate Television via AP)

Dem senator frustrated by inaction on guns wages filibuster

WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator waged a filibuster into the night Wednesday,…

This frame grab provided by C-SPAN shows Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. speaking on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington on  Wednesday, where he launched a filibuster demanding a vote on gun control measures. (Senate Television via AP)
FILE - In this Sunday photo, an aerial view of the mass shooting scene at the Pulse nightclub is seen in Orlando, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)

Details emerge about nightclub shooter’s wife

RODEO — She was a sweet, pretty California girl with Palestinian roots…

FILE - In this Sunday photo, an aerial view of the mass shooting scene at the Pulse nightclub is seen in Orlando, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden place flowers down during their visit to a memorial to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting Thursday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In Orlando, Obama calls for healing, meets with families

ORLANDO, Fla. — President Barack Obama said Thursday that a military campaign…

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden place flowers down during their visit to a memorial to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting Thursday in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Two men embrace during a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on Sunday to honor the victims of a nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

No such thing as strangers

People streamed into the Castro from every possible direction. It was as…

Two men embrace during a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on Sunday to honor the victims of a nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Florida Fish and Wildlife and an Orange County Sheriffs helicopter search for a toddler early Wednesday, June 15, 2016, after the boy was dragged into the water Tuesday night by an alligator near Disney's upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

Boy snatched by gator is presumed dead; Disney beaches close

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Walt Disney World closed beaches at its…

Florida Fish and Wildlife and an Orange County Sheriffs helicopter search for a toddler early Wednesday, June 15, 2016, after the boy was dragged into the water Tuesday night by an alligator near Disney's upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
French police officers on Tuesday block the road leading to a crime scene the day after a knife-wielding attacker stabbed to death a senior police officer and his female companion Monday evening in Magnanville, west of Paris, France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

France stabbing suspect: ‘I just killed a police officer’

PARIS — In a video released by the Islamic State group and…

French police officers on Tuesday block the road leading to a crime scene the day after a knife-wielding attacker stabbed to death a senior police officer and his female companion Monday evening in Magnanville, west of Paris, France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
A man draped in a rainbow flag holds a candle during a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on Sunday for the the victims in a nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

LGBT Latinos forgotten in Orlando vigil planning; Democrats pull desperate move

Fifty people are dead following the country’s bloodiest shooting. On Sunday, San…

A man draped in a rainbow flag holds a candle during a vigil at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro on Sunday for the the victims in a nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
President Barack Obama speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington on Tuesday after meeting with his National Security Council to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Fla., and review efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Shooters sometimes exploit limited weapons laws, blind spots

Mass shooters from Aurora, Colorado, to Orlando, Florida, have sometimes obtained guns…

President Barack Obama speaks at the Treasury Department in Washington on Tuesday after meeting with his National Security Council to get updates on the investigation into the attack in Orlando, Fla., and review efforts to degrade and destroy ISIL. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
An armed police officer stands guard outside the Stonewall Inn, in New York on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Gay clubs: Patrons treasure a place to feel safe, be oneself

NEW YORK — Like many gay men across America, Jamie Brown has…

An armed police officer stands guard outside the Stonewall Inn, in New York on Sunday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)