Ticker tape parade in San Francisco today to celebrate Giants World Series victory

Parade to follow same route team took when it first came here from New York in 1958

The city of San Francisco will hold a ticker-tape parade and civic celebration starting at 11 a.m. today for the 2010 World Champion San Francisco Giants.

The Giants beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 Monday night to win the World Series 4 games to 1.

The parade will follow the route taken by the Giants when the team first came to San Francisco from New York in 1958. It will end at the steps of City Hall, where Mayor Gavin Newsom will present the team with the key to the city and hold a civic celebration.

Newsom is celebrating, too, having been elected Lieutenant Governor in yesterday's election. He will serve with newly-elected Governor Jerry Brown, a former governor and now the state's attorney general, who defeated Republican Meg Whitman in the long and hotly-contested race.

"San Francisco could not be prouder of its hometown Giants," Newsom said in a statement. "Congratulations to every player on the roster and to the entire San Francisco Giants organization."

Newsom said the team had brought the entire city together throughout the season.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Montgomery Street at Washington Street, the mayor's office said. It will head south on Montgomery Street to Market Street, where it will go west to City Hall.

The public is invited to line the sidewalks along the parade route or gather in Civic Center Plaza for the celebration. Attendees are advised to arrive early and take public transportation.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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