On Monday, the San Francisco 49ers will play their last regular-season game at Candlestick Park. Dennis Hui, from San Francisco, holds up a scarf that fans were given after one of the final games at the stadium. He says he's sad Candlestick park will be gone. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

On Monday, the San Francisco 49ers will play their last regular-season game at Candlestick Park. Dennis Hui, from San Francisco, holds up a scarf that fans were given after one of the final games at the stadium. He says he’s sad Candlestick park will be gone. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

 

Candlestick Park: the site of the Beatles' last concert, a World Series earthquake, a papal Mass — and the longtime home of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. The Stick will be demolished next year as the Niners head to a brand-new stadium in Santa Clara. But longtime fans say they will remember this old place fondly. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

Candlestick Park: the site of the Beatles’ last concert, a World Series earthquake, a papal Mass — and the longtime home of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. The Stick will be demolished next year as the Niners head to a brand-new stadium in Santa Clara. But longtime fans say they will remember this old place fondly. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

 

Candlestick Park: the site of the Beatles' last concert, a World Series earthquake, a papal Mass — and the longtime home of the San Francisco Giants and 49ers. The Stick will be demolished next year as the Niners head to a brand-new stadium in Santa Clara. But longtime fans say they will remember this old place fondly. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED) The 49ers’ new stadium in Santa Clara is nearly complete. It’s being touted as the greenest stadium in the NFL. Levi’s Stadium will have solar panels, use recycled water for the grass, offer parking for bicycles and have a rooftop garden with native plants. (Molly Samuel/KQED)

 

 A crowd of young people at the Homeless Youth Alliance earlier this week. The drop-in homeless services center will have to close its doors on Christmas Day to prepare to move everything into storage. The building owner plans to use the Haight Street space for a restaurant and housing. (Sara Bloomberg / KQED) A crowd of young people at the Homeless Youth Alliance earlier this week. The drop-in homeless services center will have to close its doors on Christmas Day to prepare to move everything into storage. The building owner plans to use the Haight Street space for a restaurant and housing. (Sara Bloomberg / KQED)

 

Last Saturday,five pilots from the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. took to the skies to pay tribute to late South African President Nelson Mandela. "We are flying over a highly populated African-American community to let them know that we do honor and respect the people who have put their lives out there for us," said Ben Henderson, a former U.S. Air Force engineer. (Tawanda Kanhema) Last Saturday,five pilots from the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. took to the skies to pay tribute to late South African President Nelson Mandela. “We are flying over a highly populated African-American community to let them know that we do honor and respect the people who have put their lives out there for us,” said Ben Henderson, a former U.S. Air Force engineer. (Tawanda Kanhema)

 

The Oakland Christmas Bird Count set a new record on Sunday for number of species. Over 230 birders fanned out across Oakland, Berkeley and other nearby towns in Golden Gate Audubon’s 73rd annual Christmas Bird Count, or CBC as it's known. A burrowing owl was spotted in Cesar Chavez Park during this year's bird count, one of five species of owl counted. (Rick Lewis/Berkeleyside) The Oakland Christmas Bird Count set a new record on Sunday for number of species. Over 230 birders fanned out across Oakland, Berkeley and other nearby towns in Golden Gate Audubon’s 73rd annual Christmas Bird Count, or CBC as it’s known. A burrowing owl was spotted in Cesar Chavez Park during this year’s bird count, one of five species of owl counted. (Rick Lewis/Berkeleyside)

 

On Saturday, Berkeley welcomed a new West Branch library at 1125 University Ave. The new 9,300-square-foot, $7.5 million building has been touted as the first net-zero energy library in the state, not just consuming electricity but generating it too. (Richard Friedman/Berkeleyside) On Saturday, Berkeley welcomed a new West Branch library at 1125 University Ave. The new 9,300-square-foot, $7.5 million building has been touted as the first net-zero energy library in the state, not just consuming electricity but generating it too. (Richard Friedman/Berkeleyside)

 

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