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  • SAN FRANCISCO: President Obama wades into shark fin soup fracas

    02/16/2012 5:37:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/16/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    President Obama, who signed the Shark Conservation Act into law last month, apparently didn't check out the menu before he made a surprise visit Thursday to a restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown that is among a handful still serving shark fin soup, a delicacy that has been outlawed in California. The Great Eastern restaurant, a Chinatown landmark on Jackson Street, has a $48 single serving of braised shark fin soup on its menu, and was the site of the president's drop-in after he landed in San Francisco to attend three fundraising events. Obama made an unannounced visit to the venue,...