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Mortgage Rates Up Last Week

Jun 12,2014

Freddie Mac’s June 5 Primary Mortgage Market Survey showed that the average fixed mortgage rates rose 2 basis points to 4.14 percent last week. This marked the first time in five weeks that rates have not fallen. A year ago at this time, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.91 percent.

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Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Adam Stanton Coast Guard District Changes Command

Coast Guard District Changes Command

Jun 12,2014

Members of the Coast Guard Base Alameda color guard present colors during the national anthem at a change of command ceremony on Coast Guard Island last Thursday. In the ceremony, Rear Adm. Joseph A. Servidio assumed command of the 11th Coast Guard District from Rear Adm. Karl L. Schultz.

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Causes of Car Sickness in Dogs, Puppies

Jun 12,2014

Much like humans, dogs and puppies can also experience a feeling of illness while on car trips. This car sickness can make pet travel, whether short or long, quite an ordeal for dogs and their families.  The most common reasons for car sickness in puppies and dogs are:

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Courtesy photo - Among the performers in this year’s West Coast Dance production are, back row, left to right: Alexandria Esplana, Talia Grumet, Mary Archibeque, Ella Phillips and Isabella Ibarra; center row, left to right: Zoe DeGuzman, Hadassah Zenor-Davis, Samantha Woo and Jessica Woo; front row, left to right: Javia Anderson, Caitlyn Freeman and Kaiya Smith.

West Coast Dance Performance Set

Jun 12,2014

Come see the West Coast Dance Theater’s 41st annual June show “Dance to the Music,” on Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21, at 7 p.m. both days. 

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Courtesy Arthur A. Shilt - This sketch of “Rosebush” shows James D. Farrell’s home “Homebush” after the O’Hara Taaffe family moved in.

Vigilante, Rope Maker Once Made His Home on Site of Lincoln Park

Jun 12,2014

Ship captain James D. Farwell arrived in San Francisco in the spring of 1850. He had safely captained the steamboat Tehama from Panama. Farwell, who hailed from Maine, opened a chandlery on Clay Street in San Francisco. As a chandler he supplied the ships in port with their wares.

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Photo by Dennis Evanosky. Edward Childs built this home in 1880 for Adolph Schnabel. The design combines elements of the Stick style with the Second-Empire style’s mansard roof.

The Second Empire Style and its Signature Roof

Jun 05,2014

In 1880 Adolph H. Schnabel hired Edward Childs to build a home for him at 2233 Santa Clara Ave. The federal census, taken in June of that year, shows Adolph and his brother Augustus living in Otto Beck’s hotel on Montgomery Street in San Francisco.

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