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Monday, June 30, 2014

In San Francisco, the noir endures

Don Herron, who has conducted noir tours of San Francisco since 1977, in Burritt Alley — where a femme fatale pulls the trigger in "The Maltese Falcon.," Even today, there are still plenty of San Franciscans dedicated to keeping the noir atmosphere of Dashiell Hammet's novels alive.