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Originally published Sunday, December 3, 2006 at 12:00 AM

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After 7 days, no sign of San Francisco family

A san Francisco couple and their two young children were being sought Saturday, seven days after they were last reported seen on a holiday...

A San Francisco couple and their two young children were being sought Saturday, seven days after they were last reported seen on a holiday trip to the Pacific Northwest.

James Kim, 35, a senior editor for CNET Networks; his wife, Kati, 30; and children Penelope, 4, and Sabine, 7 months; left for a trip to Seattle on Nov. 17, according to Oregon State Police.

The family was last seen in Portland on Nov. 25, when they stopped to see friends.

The Kims were planning to stay at the Tu Tu Tun Lodge at Gold Beach on the southern Oregon Coast on their way back to San Francisco. They had called the hotel to have a key left out for them because they planned to arrive late.

But San Francisco police said the family never picked up the key or checked in. Authorities said the Kim family cellphones and credit cards have not been used since Nov. 25.

Co-workers at CNET, a San Francisco company that operates technology news and product-review Web sites, said they had not heard from James Kim, who kept in touch daily by phone or e-mail.

"We're all upset," Sarah Cain, a co-worker, told KGW-TV in Portland.

Authorities sought information from the public but got only vague tips, Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings said. They hoped for a break based on the personalized California license plate of the family's 2005 silver Saab station wagon: DOESF.

Oregon State Police troopers have been checking state highways that connect Interstate 5 to the Oregon coast and run along the coastline, looking for any sign of the family or their vehicle, and any evidence they may have traveled off the highways.

Troopers also checked hotels and resorts on the south coast.

Curry County Sheriff's Office was searching with four-wheel-drive vehicles but deputies were limited by snow and icy conditions.

The Oregon National Guard Air Unit searched with a Blackhawk helicopter, and the family hired helicopters to search.

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