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somerville: four siblings, three autistic – and all with smiles

photo: courtesy via frank somerville image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1ali carbone and her three brothers, all of whom have autism.ali carbone and her three brothers, all of whom have autism. photo: courtesy via frank somerville somerville: four siblings, three autistic – and all with smiles1 / 1back to gallery"above is a rare picture of everyone dressed up smiling. something so simple to you and your family is virtually impossible for mine."ali carbone wrote this about her three brothers, all of whom have autism.it's a beautiful sunday morning read. (i know that sounds kind of mushy but i can't think of any other way to describe it.)more somerville: troubled foster child makes 'transformation' in loving homeit's also a reminder of what's really important in life and...





cattle grazing on point reyes public lands is incompatible with wildlife

photo: carlos avila gonzalez / the chronicle 2017 image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy photoprivate lands where cattle can graze abound in the bay area, while public lands are in short supply.private lands where cattle can graze abound in the bay area, while public lands are in short supply. photo: carlos avila gonzalez / the chronicle 2017 buy this photocattle grazing on point reyes public lands is incompatible with wildlife1 / 1back to galleryduring a week of field visits to point reyes national seashore, my ecologist’s eyes were struck by the contrast between degraded cattle pastures and the remnants of wild coastal grassland. it underscores a key point: don’t confuse “organic” with “environmentally sustainable.” livestock grazing on point reyes is a continually ...





what’s hot - sfgate

these articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. disgruntled video-maker who expressed anger at youtube idd as shooter2. a child left behind: sf student failed every class in high school3. immigration chief in sf apologizes for social media post seen as offensive4. testing high-tech cameras where it counts: aimed at carpool-lane cheaters5. pender: could a tax incentive pry empty-nesters from their oversize homes?sfgate.com1. shooter opens fire at youtube in san bruno, injures 3, kills self2. former offspring drummer turned ob/gyn saves juror during trial3. chp: mother in fatal mendocino crash may have tried to drive family off cliff4. upper haight mcdonald’s closes after five deca...





editorial: 4/20 sanctioned by state and city, but rules still hazy

photo: mason trinca / special to the chronicle 2017 image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1trevor hanson takes a hit off a high beam solar bong as tom wilhelm, left, offers a helping hand during the annual 4/20 celebration near hippie hill at golden gate park in san francisco, calif. thursday, april 20, 2017. lesstrevor hanson takes a hit off a high beam solar bong as tom wilhelm, left, offers a helping hand during the annual 4/20 celebration near hippie hill at golden gate park in san francisco, calif. thursday, april ... more photo: mason trinca / special to the chronicle 2017 editorial: 4/20 sanctioned by state and city, but rules still hazy1 / 1back to gallerysan francisco is playing host for the coachella of cannabis with tens of thousands of folks expected for the annual 4/20 s...





why don't we accept apologies anymore?

photo: brian cahn, tns image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1fox news host sean hannity addresses proclaim 17, the national religious broadcasters international christian media convention, on february 27, 2017 in orlando, fla. (brian cahn/zuma press/tns)fox news host sean hannity addresses proclaim 17, the national religious broadcasters international christian media convention, on february 27, 2017 in orlando, fla. (brian cahn/zuma press/tns) photo: brian cahn, tns why don't we accept apologies anymore?1 / 1back to galleryshe called me unexpectedly one day. i was busy at work and was stunned when i answered the phone. we had not talked in 10-15 years. things were strained between us. actually, not friendly at all. i went into a private room and listened. she was seeking informatio...





editorial: if fcc won’t regulate internet, california should

photo: carolyn kaster / associated press image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1protesters at the federal communications commission in december.protesters at the federal communications commission in december. photo: carolyn kaster / associated press editorial: if fcc won’t regulate internet, california should1 / 1back to gallerysacramento isn’t the ideal perch for regulating the internet. then again, neither is boise, idaho, or lincoln, neb.lawmakers in these state capitals and more are nevertheless working on their own rules for a network that knows no state or national boundaries. it’s an unfortunate necessity given the federal government’s abdication of its more appropriate role in regulating online access.in december, the trump administration’s federal communications co...





what’s hot - sfgate

these articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. bonanza for schools as sf crypto king ripple gives $29 million todonorschoose.org2. a mile from apple hq, housing proposal for dying cupertino mall sparks fight3. great pacific garbage patch is now nearly 4 times the size of california4. ‘you died’: the resurrection of a cook in the heart of sf’s demanding culinary scene5. m&r: a’s may not want to stay at the coliseum. but just in case, they want to buy itsfgate.com1. chemotherapy-free ‘cancer vaccine’ moves from mice to human trials at stanford2. hundreds of dead cows, some stacked in piles, found at humboldt ranch3. sf driver arrested in bizarre hit-and-run that killed 1...





what’s hot - sfgate

photo: richard drew / associated press image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1billionaire tom steyer is a leading democratic activist and fundraiser.billionaire tom steyer is a leading democratic activist and fundraiser. photo: richard drew / associated press what’s hot1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. tom steyer wants trump impeached, and he’s mad that many democrats don’t2. 6 months after the wildfires: flames extinguished, but north bay’s scars aren’t healingnow playing: president trump on friday lashed out at tom steyer in a tweet. media: geobeats 3. as complaints roll in, sf considers action over wave of motorized scoot...





what’s hot - sfgate

photo: paul chinn / the chronicle 2015 image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy photoshattered glass from a recent car break-in remains on the sidewalk on bay street near kearny street in san francisco, calif. on wednesday, sept. 9, 2015. police officials say auto burglaries have doubled from last year, especially along bay street in fisherman's wharf, union square and the embarcadero. lessshattered glass from a recent car break-in remains on the sidewalk on bay street near kearny street in san francisco, calif. on wednesday, sept. 9, 2015. police officials say auto burglaries have doubled from ... more photo: paul chinn / the chronicle 2015 buy this photowhat’s hot1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most...





what’s hot - sfgate

photo: paul chinn / the chronicle 2015 image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy photoshattered glass from a recent car break-in remains on the sidewalk on bay street near kearny street in san francisco, calif. on wednesday, sept. 9, 2015. police officials say auto burglaries have doubled from last year, especially along bay street in fisherman's wharf, union square and the embarcadero. lessshattered glass from a recent car break-in remains on the sidewalk on bay street near kearny street in san francisco, calif. on wednesday, sept. 9, 2015. police officials say auto burglaries have doubled from ... more photo: paul chinn / the chronicle 2015 buy this photowhat’s hot1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most...





what’s hot - sfgate

these articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. disgruntled video-maker who expressed anger at youtube idd as shooter2. a child left behind: sf student failed every class in high schoolnow playing: massileo is an intelligent, sustainable and innovative energy network in the french city of marseille. project director charles-antoine raclet explains how the flagship scheme uses sea water from the ocean to generate energy. it is a ‘virtuous circle’ project, because it means that the present and future occupants of the euromediterranée neighbourhood get to benefit from 75 per cent renewable energy, and emit up to 80 per cent less co2 than traditional sources of energy. ...





what’s hot - sfgate

photo: paul chinn, the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy photoshattered glass from a recent car break-in remains on the sidewalk on bay street near kearny street in san francisco, calif. on wednesday, sept. 9, 2015. police officials say auto burglaries have doubled from last year, especially along bay street in fisherman's wharf, union square and the embarcadero. lessshattered glass from a recent car break-in remains on the sidewalk on bay street near kearny street in san francisco, calif. on wednesday, sept. 9, 2015. police officials say auto burglaries have doubled from ... more photo: paul chinn, the chronicle buy this photowhat’s hot1 / 1back to gallerythese articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in t...





editorial: what housing crisis? - sfgate

photo: jim wilson, nyt image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1houses under construction in manteca, calif., june 27, 2017. a full-fledged housing crisis has gripped california, where the lack of affordable homes and apartments for middle-class families is severe.houses under construction in manteca, calif., june 27, 2017. a full-fledged housing crisis has gripped california, where the lack of affordable homes and apartments for middle-class families is severe. photo: jim wilson, nyt editorial: what housing crisis?1 / 1back to galleryfrom seven-figure median home prices to tent camps taking over parks and sidewalks, the ravages of california’s housing crisis are pervasive. but there is a place where the problem hardly exists: the campaign trail.sure, the candidates for governor and ...





what’s hot - sfgate

these articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. bonanza for schools as sf crypto king ripple gives $29 million todonorschoose.org2. a mile from apple hq, housing proposal for dying cupertino mall sparks fightnow playing: massileo is an intelligent, sustainable and innovative energy network in the french city of marseille. project director charles-antoine raclet explains how the flagship scheme uses sea water from the ocean to generate energy. it is a ‘virtuous circle’ project, because it means that the present and future occupants of the euromediterranée neighbourhood get to benefit from 75 per cent renewable energy, and emit up to 80 per cent less co2 than traditional...





somerville: four siblings, three autistic – and all with smiles

photo: courtesy via frank somerville image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1ali carbone and her three brothers, all of whom have autism.ali carbone and her three brothers, all of whom have autism. photo: courtesy via frank somerville somerville: four siblings, three autistic – and all with smiles1 / 1back to gallery"above is a rare picture of everyone dressed up smiling. something so simple to you and your family is virtually impossible for mine."ali carbone wrote this about her three brothers, all of whom have autism.it's a beautiful sunday morning read. (i know that sounds kind of mushy but i can't think of any other way to describe it.)more somerville: troubled foster child makes 'transformation' in loving homenow playing: apparently taylor swift isn't the only one with...





somerville: troubled foster child makes 'transformation' in loving home

photo: courtesy via frank somerville image 1of/5captioncloseimage 1 of 5kareem, newly adopted.kareem, newly adopted. photo: courtesy via frank somerville image 2 of 5elaine newkirk poses for a photo with her adopted son, kareem.elaine newkirk poses for a photo with her adopted son, kareem. photo: courtesy via frank somerville image 3 of 5elaine newkirk adopts her son, kareem.elaine newkirk adopts her son, kareem. photo: courtesy via frank somerville image 4 of 5elaine newkirk and her son, kareem, pose in a group photo.elaine newkirk and her son, kareem, pose in a group photo. photo: courtesy via frank somerville image 5 of 5somerville: troubled foster child makes 'transformation' in loving home1 / 5back to gallery"his first day in my home he said: 'i will never g...





somerville: four siblings, three autistic – and all with smiles

photo: courtesy via frank somerville image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1ali carbone and her three brothers, all of whom have autism.ali carbone and her three brothers, all of whom have autism. photo: courtesy via frank somerville somerville: four siblings, three autistic – and all with smiles1 / 1back to gallery"above is a rare picture of everyone dressed up smiling. something so simple to you and your family is virtually impossible for mine."ali carbone wrote this about her three brothers, all of whom have autism.it's a beautiful sunday morning read. (i know that sounds kind of mushy but i can't think of any other way to describe it.)more somerville: troubled foster child makes 'transformation' in loving homenow playing: say cheese for world smile day! here are reasons...





cattle grazing on point reyes public lands is incompatible with wildlife

photo: carlos avila gonzalez / the chronicle 2017 image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy photoprivate lands where cattle can graze abound in the bay area, while public lands are in short supply.private lands where cattle can graze abound in the bay area, while public lands are in short supply. photo: carlos avila gonzalez / the chronicle 2017 buy this photocattle grazing on point reyes public lands is incompatible with wildlife1 / 1back to galleryduring a week of field visits to point reyes national seashore, my ecologist’s eyes were struck by the contrast between degraded cattle pastures and the remnants of wild coastal grassland. it underscores a key point: don’t confuse “organic” with “environmentally sustainable.” livestock grazing on point reyes is a continually ...





what’s hot - sfgate

these articles and photo collections on sfgate.com and the premium sfchronicle.com got the most visits in the week ended thursday at 10 a.m.sfchronicle.com1. disgruntled video-maker who expressed anger at youtube idd as shooter2. a child left behind: sf student failed every class in high schoolnow playing: brexit campaigner, and former ukip leader, nigel farage has been talking trade and immigration with eu chief negotiatior michel barnier in brussels. he came to the de-facto european capital, he said, to deliver the word of more than 17 million leave voters. “whatever the government has done here, in the brexit negotiations, i’ve not heard a dickie bird about immigration, anything about border controls,” he said, as he arrived for the meeting. “it would appear...





zuckerberg’s outsize influence must end

photo: matt dunham, associated press image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3chris wylie, a former cambridge analytica employee, says the firm gathered data on 50 million facebook users without their knowledge.chris wylie, a former cambridge analytica employee, says the firm gathered data on 50 million facebook users without their knowledge. photo: matt dunham, associated press image 2 of 3facebook ceo mark zuckerberg posted an apology march 21 and gave interviews to cnn and tech media about what the company will do to stem unauthorized use of users’ personal data. apologies have been more plentiful in the past than fixes. lessfacebook ceo mark zuckerberg posted an apology march 21 and gave interviews to cnn and tech media about what the company will do to stem unauthorized use of use...