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Oakland Athletics' Josh Phegley, left, is doubled off second by Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar after Stephen Vogt lined into a double play during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Pujols’ 538th HR helps Wilson, Angels beat A’s 1-0

ANAHEIM — Albert Pujols homered in the first inning and C.J. Wilson…

Oakland Athletics' Josh Phegley, left, is doubled off second by Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar after Stephen Vogt lined into a double play during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 13, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
In 1885, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors had this map made to show the areas of Chinatown where one could gamble, smoke opium or find a prostitute, among other things.

The country’s first war on drugs: SF vs. opium

San Francisco has always been a party town. A steady stream of…

In 1885, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors had this map made to show the areas of Chinatown where one could gamble, smoke opium or find a prostitute, among other things.
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Artistic free spirits have always flocked to SF

When did San Francisco become an arts mecca? If you ask Bill…

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Suspect in cold case killing of Swedish student died in 1988

A convicted felon who was a suspect in the kidnapping and killing…

Wagner

Meet Venise Wagner, reporter covering black community in SF in 1990s

As a staff writer at The San Francisco Examiner 20 years ago,…

Wagner
A June 14, 1907 front page of The Examiner proclaims that Mayor Eugene Schmitz was convicted of extortion. At the time, The City was recovering from the 1906 quake.

Fall of an SF political boss in 1906 offers cautionary tale

Big personalities have long dominated San Francisco's politics, and the biggest personality…

A June 14, 1907 front page of The Examiner proclaims that Mayor Eugene Schmitz was convicted of extortion. At the time, The City was recovering from the 1906 quake.
Who's that Jack?

Who’s that Jack?

World, meet Jack, er, Loudon. The venerable author of such classics as…

Who's that Jack?
City left in ruins

City left in ruins

Perhaps no single event has been more important to the San Francisco…

City left in ruins
1916 AP FILE PHOTO

Preparedness Day Bombing tore through cultural fabric of SF

The blast tore through the ranks of the parade, its metal-packed heart…

1916 AP FILE PHOTO
Power of the press

Power of the press

Led by William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, newspapers were largely responsible…

Power of the press
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Ex-Examiners: Former reporter-editor recalls Jonestown, 1980s newsroom

Before readers contacted news reporters via e-mail, online comments and Twitter, there…

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Journalist Hunter S. Thompson helped The San Francisco Examiner break the story of the Gary Hart scandal by allegedly breaking into former Eagles frontman Don Henley's home and swiping this photograph of Donna Rice.

An ‘all-night’ job: Editing Hunter Thompson’s Examiner column

On the evening of Sunday, May 3, 1987, David McCumber, an editor…

Journalist Hunter S. Thompson helped The San Francisco Examiner break the story of the Gary Hart scandal by allegedly breaking into former Eagles frontman Don Henley's home and swiping this photograph of Donna Rice.

Legacy business: Coffee-crazed SF is the birthplace of Folgers

For today's San Franciscan, the best part of waking up probably does…

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Footage: Gunman chases clerk from SoMa gas station, opens fire

When a clerk sprinted from behind his counter at a South of…

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For the past 150 years, The Examiner has recorded life in The City

For the past 150 years, The Examiner has recorded life in The City

It started as a small paper under a different name — born…

For the past 150 years, The Examiner has recorded life in The City
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Legacy business: Boudin sourdough tastes the same today as it did in 1849

Boudin Bakery started in 1849 when Isidore Boudin, the son of master…

COURTESY BOUDIN
Mark Twain's death was announced on the front page of the April 22, 1910 edition of The Examiner.

Dispelling myth of Twain as Examiner writer

In the same manner that there is no evidence Mark Twain ever…

Mark Twain's death was announced on the front page of the April 22, 1910 edition of The Examiner.
The first front cover of The Daily Examiner when it debuted on June 12, 1865.

Honoring our history

It's hard to believe The San Francisco Examiner is 150 years old.…

The first front cover of The Daily Examiner when it debuted on June 12, 1865.

Al Pacino goes Wilde

Although Al Pacino and Oscar Wilde may not seem like an obvious…

Theo Angelopoulos' films

Greek director Theo Angelopoulos' films: "Forminx Story," 1965 — Unfinished. "The Broadcast,"…