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George Lucas museum looks to San Francisco — but L.A. would welcome it too

George Lucas museum looks to San Francisco — but L.A. would welcome it too

With the planned Chicago site for his new museum now in jeopardy, George Lucas has turned his attention elsewhere for his $700-million passion project — and San Francisco has once again returned to the spotlight.

A spokeswoman for San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin confirmed that the city and museum representatives are in early discussions about a site on Treasure Island, a destination in San Francisco Bay famous for a naval base.

Los Angeles is also trying to stay in the game, with Mayor Eric Garcetti saying that Lucas' project would find a good home in the heart of the movie industry.

The museum "will inspire creativity wherever it lands, and we...

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