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The St. Anthony Foundation building in San Francisco. (St. Anthony Foundation)

Memorial Day Tops Christmas As St. Anthony’s Busiest Day Of Year In San Francisco’s Tenderloin

You might be surprised, but it’s Memorial Day (not Thanksgiving or Christmas) that’s the busiest day of the year for St. Anthony’s Dining Hall to serve free meals to thousands who wait in line in San Francisco’s Tenderloin.

05/26/2014

Pittsburg Marina

Five Rescued From Boats That Ran Aground Near Pittsburg Marina

Fire crews helped rescue five people from two separate boats that ran aground in shallow water near the Pittsburg Marina Memorial Day weekend.

05/26/2014

President Obama made a surprise visit to Bagram Air Field  in Afghanistan on May 25, 2014. (Saul Loeb/Getty Images)

In Surprise Visit To Afghanistan, Obama Pledges U.S. Will Leave By Year End

On a surprise visit to Afghanistan, President Barack Obama pledged Sunday to bring America’s longest war to a “responsible end” by the close of the year.

05/25/2014

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" (credit: 20th Century Fox)

‘X-Men’ Dominates Holiday Box Office With $91M

Marvel’s mutants takes down “Godzilla” over the weekend box office…

05/25/2014

A multiple exposure picture taken in the early hours of August 11, 2013 shows a Perseids meteor shower in the sky, near the municipality of La Hiruela, on the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Madrid.  (Credit DANI POZO/AFP/Getty Images)

First Meteors Spotted From New Memorial Day Weekend ‘Giraffe’ Meteor Shower

The first meteors of a never-before-seen Memorial Day Weekend meteor shower, the Camelopardalids or ‘Giraffe’ shower, have already been seen, caught on camera, and cataloged, according to meteor researchers at the SETI Institute in Mountain View.

05/23/2014

Map pf Memorial Day weekend on ramp closures on 280 in San Francisco.

Caltrans Begins Long Weekend Shutdown Of I-280 Segment In San Francisco

A piece of Interstate 280 in San Francisco was shut overnight, meaning Friday commuters must deal with day one of the long holiday weekend closure.

05/23/2014

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Last-Minute Northern California Camping Options Still Available For Memorial Day

Camp-California.com, the statewide travel planning website, has assembled a list of privately-owned and operated parks that have campsites or cabins available for Memorial Day.

05/22/2014

Image from Caltrans video on 280 segment closure. (Caltrans)

Portion Of Interstate 280 In San Francisco To Be Closed For Repairs Over Memorial Day Weekend

This is the first of a series of closures of southbound 280 this year over holiday weekends, as Caltrans works to repair four broken hinges.

05/21/2014

Photo Credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Best Patriotic Ways To Celebrate Memorial Day

Families can preserve the sanctity of Memorial Day while maintaining hope for the future and joy in the present. No matter what state you call home, there are many ways to mark the day.

05/12/2014

Photo Credit MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images

Memorial Day Vacay: Best 3-Day Weekend Getaway Spots

For your Memorial Day mini-vacation, check out these cities with year-round appeal, plus extra holiday happenings.

05/12/2014

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