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Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerWorkers tape off Stockton Street during work on the Central Subway

Second tunnel boring machine begins drilling work on Central Subway

Following the lead of the first Central Subway tunnel-boring machine that drilled…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerWorkers tape off Stockton Street during work on the Central Subway
Getty Images file photo | Clip artA woman took another woman's glasses during a scuffle in Union Square on Monday.

Woman snatches other woman's glasses in Union Square scuffle

A woman made quite a spectacle just to steal some spectacles. A…

Getty Images file photo | Clip artA woman took another woman's glasses during a scuffle in Union Square on Monday.
Cindy Chew/2005 S.F. Examiner file photoSan Francisco bargain hunters will soon be treading in the steps of previous Black Friday shoppers.

SF retailers hoping for crowds as Black Friday kicks off holiday shopping

While the origins of Black Friday are murky, the day’s crowds and…

Cindy Chew/2005 S.F. Examiner file photoSan Francisco bargain hunters will soon be treading in the steps of previous Black Friday shoppers.
Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerWorkers tape off Stockton Street during work on the Central Subway

Stockton Street subway construction to pause for holiday shopping season

Just in time for the holiday shopping rush, construction work will halt…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerWorkers tape off Stockton Street during work on the Central Subway
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Literary legend Sam Spade coming back to San Francisco

You’d have to be a glutton for jail food to commit a…

Ap File photoPreviously unreleased works by Dashiell Hammett
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Man trying to help robbery victims gets stabbed in back

A Good Samaritan was reportedly stabbed near Union Square on Wednesday afternoon…

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Man critically injured in Union Square assault, possible robbery

A man was critically injured in an assault and possible robbery in…

Getty Images file photo | Clip artA man's cellphone was stolen from him by some devious crooks in San Francisco's Union Square last Friday.

Crook plays dead, victim loses cellphone at Union Square cafe

These crooks took advantage of a would-be Good Samaritan. A man's cellphone…

Getty Images file photo | Clip artA man's cellphone was stolen from him by some devious crooks in San Francisco's Union Square last Friday.
Stephen Lam/ReutersNew Apple store to open in Union Square

New Apple Store to open in Union Square

Apple’s flagship retail store is moving up the street to Union Square…

Stephen Lam/ReutersNew Apple store to open in Union Square
Courtesy PhotoSoulflower Design is among the floral studios in the spotlight in the 2013 Macy’s Flower Show.

Big blooms and pretty petals at Macy’s Flower Show

When Emily Dreblow started working with flowers, she thought it would just…

Courtesy PhotoSoulflower Design is among the floral studios in the spotlight in the 2013 Macy’s Flower Show.

Two arrested in San Francisco after cellphone struggle

An attempted cellphone robbery inside the Jack in the Box restaurant on…

Getty Images File PhotoWith holiday shopping officially kicking off tomorrow

Keep your stuff off of holiday thieves’ shopping list

Shoppers will swarm San Francisco’s downtown shopping district on Black Friday looking…

Getty Images File PhotoWith holiday shopping officially kicking off tomorrow
Courtesy photoSinger-songwriter: Soul songstress and songwriter Joss Stone brings her world tour to Union Square. Her appearance is part of the Oracle Music Festival.

Joss Stone brings her world tour to Union Square

Who’s in townAuthor, historian, and Pulitzer Prize recipient Robert Massie talks about…

Courtesy photoSinger-songwriter: Soul songstress and songwriter Joss Stone brings her world tour to Union Square. Her appearance is part of the Oracle Music Festival.

Police search for men involved in weekend shooting

Police are still searching for the men involved in a shooting Sunday…

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Hops & Hominy a quiet escape from Union Square cacophony

Grant Street, Union Square, late afternoon. Tourist hordes fill the sidewalks, moseying…

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Union Square will face more construction this weekend as the Central Subway construction continues.

Union Square faces traffic interruptions from Central Subway construction

Union Square, a neighborhood that has been torn up and rearranged as…

Union Square will face more construction this weekend as the Central Subway construction continues.

Building owners fire back at Gold Dust purveyors

The lawsuits are flying faster than bottles in a bar fight at…

SF Examiner file photoThe Gold Dust Lounge has been on Geary Street in Union Square since 1966.

Gold Dust Lounge awaits landmark decision

The Historic Preservation Commission has postponed until next month a decision on…

SF Examiner file photoThe Gold Dust Lounge has been on Geary Street in Union Square since 1966.
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Landmark move may keep Gold Dust from biting dust

The Gold Dust Lounge could lose a battle this week in its…

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Macy’s holiday tree lights up bustling Union Square

The holiday revelry and shopping season was in full swing around Union…

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