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Obituaries

Tourists stroll from Fisherman's Wharf to Pier 39. (John Medina/Getty Images)

SF’s Legendary, Terrifying ‘Bushman’ Street Performer Dead At 60

Troy Campbell, executive director of the Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District says Jacob’s death is a loss to the area’s rich culture of street performances. He was a fixture at the wharf for 30 years who usually sat in front of the Anchorage Building on Jefferson Street.

02/27/2014

Shirley Temple’s special temporary Hollywood Walk of Fame star (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Shirley Temple’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star In Storage

The timing of Temple’s death has forced a change in Hollywood tradition…

02/11/2014

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Shirley Temple Black Remembered By Fellow Woodside Residents

The iconic child star Shirley Temple – who passed away Monday at the age of 85 in Woodside – was remembered Monday in the Peninsula town where she had lived for decades.

02/11/2014

Notable Deaths 2014

Shirley Temple Dies At 85 In Woodside Home

Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85.

02/11/2014

Members of Oakland's Pacific Boychoir Academy practicing on December 9, 2013, ahead of a memorial for former South African President Nelson Mandela at the Washington National Cathedral. (CBS)

Oakland Boys Choir To Sing At Mandela Memorial In DC

An Oakland boys’ choir jetted off to Washington, D.C., Tuesday as invited performers at a national memorial event for former South African President Nelson Mandela on Wednesday.

12/10/2013

Former South African President Nelson Ma

Bay Area Mourns Mandela’s Death, 1990 Oakland Visit Remembered

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, died Thursday at the age of 95, more than two decades after he visited Oakland as part of a U.S. tour to rally support for anti-apartheid efforts.

12/05/2013

Marcus Allen #32 and Todd Christensen #46 of the Los Angeles Raiders walk out of the tunnel during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 25, 1987 in Los Angeles, California. The Seahawks won 35-13. (George Rose/Getty Images)

Former Raider Star Todd Christensen Dies At 57

Former BYU standout and Oakland Raider tight end Todd Christensen died Wednesday morning due to complications from surgery, BYU announced.

11/13/2013

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Former North Bay Lawmaker Patricia Wiggins Dies

Patricia Wiggins, a former state lawmaker who represented areas north of San Francisco for more than a decade, died Thursday.

08/15/2013

Doug Engelbart. (Stanford University)

Larry Magid: Remembering The Inventor Of The Computer Mouse

Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of email, word processing programs and the Internet, has died at the age of 88.

07/03/2013

Actor James Gandolfini portraying character Tony Soprano. (Photo courtesy: HBO)

‘Sopranos’ Star James Gandolfini Dies At 51

James Gandolfini, who won three Emmys for his portrayal of Tony Soprano on “The Sopranos” television show, has died of a heart attack at age 51 while vacationing in Italy, according to HBO.

06/19/2013

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