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Google Publishes Digital Library Of Dead Sea Scrolls

More than six decades since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls—and thousands of years after they were written—Israel on Tuesday put 5,000 images of the ancient biblical artifacts online in a partnership with Google.

12/18/2012

People view computer monitors at a public library. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

SF Library Installs Computer Privacy Screens For More Discreet Porn Watching

In response to complaints about San Francisco Public Library visitors openly viewing explicit content, including pornography, the main branch has installed plastic screens to block monitors from people nearby.

07/25/2012

Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

Oakland Shuts City Offices, Services For The Day

Friday the 13th was a business closure day in Oakland – agreed upon by city employees to help balance the city’s budget.

07/13/2012

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San Francisco Company Using Social Gaming To Help Job Seekers

A free educational platform that uses social gaming to teach job seekers the basics of how to use the Internet to land employment will soon be available at libraries in San Francisco and Santa Clara County.

07/05/2012

The book "American Cooking: Creole and Acadian" by Peter Feibleman was returned to the Presidio Branch library on June 1, 2012. It was originally due on November 27, 1974. (San Francisco Public Library)

Cookbook Returned To SF Library Branch More Than 37 Years Overdue

A Creole cookbook was returned to the San Francisco Public Library on Friday, more than 37 years overdue.

06/01/2012

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Arsonist Sets Books, Computers On Fire At SF Main Library

Books, computers and other property were lit on fire in the San Francisco Public Library’s main branch on Sunday, a police spokesman said Monday.

02/27/2012

Nystrom Elementary in Richmond was vandalized for the second time in two months on February 12, 2012. In the latest incident, vandals trashed a new auditorium and classrooms set to open. (CBS)

Richmond School Hit By Vandals For Second Time In Two Months

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest or conviction of vandals who damaged a brand new school building in Richmond’s Iron Triangle on Sunday.

02/13/2012

San Francisco Public Library, Portola Branch. (SF Public Library)

Man Stabbed With Pen At SF Library In Dispute Over Newspaper

A fight over whose turn it was to read a newspaper at San Francisco’s Portola Branch Library led to a man getting stabbed in the face with a pen on Saturday afternoon, police said.

01/30/2012

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Teen Robbed In Restroom Of SF Glen Park Library

A teenage boy was robbed in the bathroom of San Francisco’s Glen Park library on Wednesday evening, police said.

01/19/2012

Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library, San Jose

San Jose Councilman Envisions Volunteer-Run Libraries

An idea to help out cash-strapped libraries in San Jose is being met with both praise and criticism after a city councilman suggested the libraries replace retiring city workers with volunteers.

12/22/2011

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