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Coit Tower (with the statue of Columbus) is an art deco tower. It was built in 1933 on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco.
Gene Simmons' Mansion in Beverly Hills Gene Simmons is "The Demon" and Bassist of the Hard Rock Band "KISS". He lives in this Mansion in Beverly Hills with his partner Shannon Tweed and his two children. The Reality TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" http://www.aetv.com/gene-simmons-family-jewels shows the life of this unusual family. Full House filming location The filming location of Full House (1987 - 1995 starring the Olsen twins) in San Francisco. Basic Instinct House This is the cool seaside house of Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) in the movie Basic Instinct. It was last owned by Steve Fossett who died in a plane crash in 2007. Sylvester Stallone's house Action star Sylvester Stallone lives in this house in Beverly Hills. Lombard Street One of the most famous streets in San Francisco is the curvy Lombard Street. It's a one-way street from west to east. Gumball 3000 (August 2008) The Gumball 3000 (3000 miles) is an international rally (Motto "It's not a Race, It's a Rally") on public roads. The event takes place every year since 1999. In August 2008 the organizers celebrate their 10th anniversary. Start is in San Francisco with checkpoints in Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, a flight to Nanjing (China) and Shanghai. Goal is Beijing where the Olympic Games take place. Beverly Hills sign Beverly Hills sign at the corner of Sunset and North Sierra in Hollywood, Beverly Hills. The Witch's House in Beverly Hills The Witch's House (Spadena House) in Culver City/Beverly Hills was built in 1921 for a movie studio. Nowadays the house is privately owned. Robbie Williams' house in Beverly Hills This is Robbie Williams' Beverly Hills home. Twitter Inc. headquarters The headquarters of Twitter Inc. are located in San Francisco. In the video you can see the team behind Twitter in July 2010. Flickr headquarters The headquarters of Flickr (owned by Yahoo!) are located in downtown San Francisco. Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Macworld Conference & Expo 2008 Location: The Moscone Center, San Francisco. Keynote - Apple CEO Steve Jobs: January 15, 2008, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (PST) Conference: January 14 - 18, 2008 Expo: January 15 - 18, 2008 YouTube L!VE YouTube L!VE is a special event featuring some hot live music acts, special guest stars, internet-born stars and much more. Where? Fort Mason, San Francisco. The event will be streamed live on November 22, 2008 at 5:00pm PT. Official YouTube Channel: Notting Hill bookshop This shop was the inspiration for the bookshop in the 1999 hit movie Notting Hill starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. Eddie Murphy's house Eddie Murphy's ("Beverly Hills Cop") house is located in Beverly Hills. The Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower and Museum The Thomas Alva Edison Memorial Tower and Museum opened on February 11, 1938. Thomas Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor holding patents covering the creation or refinements of devices in telegraphy and telephony, electric power generation and lighting, sound recording, motion pictures, storage batteries, and mining and cement technology. For 10 years Edison worked on this place and applied for about 400 patents. San Francisco Chinatown The oldest Chinatown in the United States was established in 1850. Mission Motors Mission Motors is a company that produces the fastest production electric motorcycle in the world. Forrest North founded Mission Motor Company after leaving the Tesla Roadster electric car project. The headquarters are based in San Francisco, California. The Mission One electric superbike has set the electric land-speed record with production prototype motorcycle at the Bonneville Speedway Salt Flats on September 1st, 2009. 'Pretty Woman' Hotel If you want to spend a night at the "Pretty Woman" Hotel like Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, you have to go to the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Alcatraz Island Alcatraz aka "The Rock" is an island located in San Francisco bay. Until 1963 the island was a federal prison. It was famous for the fact that no prisoner has ever successfully escaped. Nowadays the island is a popular tourist attraction.