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World's top professional cyclists to compete in new Amgen Tour of California

California will provide the stunning backdrop for the inaugural Amgen Tour of California, a professional cycling race modeled after the Tour de France. From Feb. 19 to 26, 16 teams from around the world will compete across 600 miles of scenic California roadway from San Francisco to Redondo Beach.

New Museum of the African Diaspora opens in San Francisco

Opening on December 3 in San Francisco’s SOMA district, the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) is dedicated to celebrating the universal connection of all people through a common association with Africa, the cradle of humankind. According to the museum's organizers, "Whether we live in India, Fiji, Germany, France, Spain, Mexico, or the United States, everyone is part of the African Diaspora, literally the scattering of people from their homeland -- as Africa is the original birthplace of us all."