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U.S. Patent Office Cancels Six Redskins Trademark Registrations

The U.S. Patent Office ruled Wednesday that the Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and that the team’s federal trademarks for the name must be canceled.

06/18/2014

Washington Redskins helmets lay on the ground during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

NorCal American Indian Tribe Pays For Ad Aimed At Washington Redskins During NBA Finals

An American Indian tribe that believes the Washington Redskins’ nickname is racist and should be changed has purchased a 60-second ad to air during halftime of Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

06/10/2014

A baby gorilla at the San Francisco Zoo - seen here riding on his grandmother's back - has been named Kabibe. (SF Zoo/Marianne Hale).

San Francisco Zoo Names Baby Gorilla

The public voted on the moniker from a group of three names and Kabibe, which means “little lady” in Swahili, earned a majority of the votes, zoo spokeswoman Abbie Tuller said.

12/20/2013

Washington Redskins helmets lay on the ground during their game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Francisco Chronicle Will Not Use Washington Redskins Name

The newspaper is the latest to refuse to use the name Redskins.

10/30/2013

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Website Offers Woodside $11M To Change Name In ‘Publicity Stunt’

SugarDaddie.com, a dating website that matches up wealthy individuals with younger partners, has offered the prosperous Peninsula enclave of Woodside more than $11 million to change its name.

03/05/2013

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New Central California School To Be Named After 19th Century Bandido

A new elementary school being built in California is embroiled in controversy after the school board decided to name it after one of the state’s most notorious Old West bandidos.

01/01/2013

The new sign advertising SF Fitness, replacing the old Gold's Gym signage. (CBS)

Bay Area Gold’s Gyms Drop Affiliation After Anti-Gay Flap

Four former Bay Area Gold’s Gym franchises are officially cutting ties with the body-building chain following a 2010 donation by Gold’s Texas-based parent company’s CEO to a conservative outfit unfriendly to gay rights.

09/17/2012

Fans look on as Kurt Busch, driver of the #22 Shell/Pennzoil Dodge, leads Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway on June 26, 2011 in Sonoma. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)

‘Infineon Raceway’ Partnership Ends At Sonoma County Track

The raceway at state Highways 37 and 121 in southwest Sonoma County is ending its 10-year sponsorship agreement with Infineon Technologies and is pursuing a new partner to take over naming rights.

06/01/2012

San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk. (CBS)

USS Harvey Milk Resolution Approved By SF Supervisors

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday in favor of a resolution to name a Navy ship in honor of murdered San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, considered the nation’s first openly gay major public office holder.

05/22/2012

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