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[By Andrew Leonard | 17 Nov 2012 | No Comments]
Andrew Leonard / CALIFORNIA BEAT

Like the Christmas tree in the center of Union Square or the lights at Embarcadero Center, the sight of adorable puppies and kittens has become synonymous with the holiday spirit in San Francisco.

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown did the honors to unveil this year’s SPCA holiday pet adoption display at the Macy’s department store Friday afternoon in front of a crowd of spectators who wanted to be among the first to say hello to the animals. 

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[By Beat News Service | 15 Nov 2012 | No Comments]
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A prominent display that will hopefully find homes for San Francisco’s homeless cats and dogs this holiday season will be unveiled Friday.

Macy’s and the San Francisco SPCA will pull back the curtains on its 2012 holiday windows display at the department store chain’s Union Square location during a 5 p.m. ceremony at the corner of Stockton and O’Farrell Streets. 

History »

[By California Beat | 25 Nov 2008 | No Comments]

On November 27th, 1978, the city of San Francisco changed forever.

By the day’s end, two of the city’s leading politicians were dead, another forever disgraced, and a fourth starting her way up to national prominence.

George Moscone was no stranger to politics. Previously a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, he had served in the California State Senate from 1967 until 1976, when he was elected mayor of San Francisco. Harvey Milk was a Korean War veteran from New York. A strong activist in the gay rights movement, he was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1977.