BART Plans Weekend Closure of Daly City Platforms
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BART Plans Weekend Closure of Daly City Platforms

Bart will close two platforms at the Daly City station on Saturday and Sunday for maintenance and improvement activities, Bart officials announced Thursday. Bart will…

BART Investigating Racist Vandalism Directed at Employees
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BART Investigating Racist Vandalism Directed at Employees

Reports that BART employees have been subjected to racist and threatening messages scrawled on lockers are under investigation, BART said today, but an attorney representing…

Coast Guard Assists Vessel in Distress in San Pablo Bay
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Coast Guard Assists Vessel in Distress in San Pablo Bay

A U.S. Coast Guard crew assisted a sailing vessel in distress Wednesday in San Pablo Bay. Coast Guard Sector San Francisco received a distress call…

Yee Pleads Not Guilty to Additional Racketeering and Corruption Charges
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Yee Pleads Not Guilty to Additional Racketeering and Corruption Charges

Suspended state Sen. Leland Yee appeared briefly in federal court in San Francisco today to plead not guilty to a new racketeering charge and 10…

Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant Fielding Angry Calls After Monterey Restaurant with Similar Name Bans Noisy Kids
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Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant Fielding Angry Calls After Monterey Restaurant with Similar Name Bans Noisy Kids

A San Francisco restaurant says it is receiving angry calls and emails from members of the public who have confused it with a Monterey restaurant…

Expanded Indictment Accuses PG&E of Obstruction of Justice in San Bruno Probe
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Expanded Indictment Accuses PG&E of Obstruction of Justice in San Bruno Probe

PG&E Co. was charged in a revised grand jury indictment in San Francisco today with a new criminal count of obstructing justice in a probe…

Civil Rights Attorney Seeking Probe of Four Fatal Shootings by Salinas Police
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Civil Rights Attorney Seeking Probe of Four Fatal Shootings by Salinas Police

Civil rights attorney John Burris announced in San Francisco today that he has asked a special unit of the U.S. Department of Justice to look…

City of San Bruno Seeks Removal of CA Public Utilities Commission President for Alleged Misconduct
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City of San Bruno Seeks Removal of CA Public Utilities Commission President for Alleged Misconduct

San Bruno officials called on Gov. Jerry Brown today to remove California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey from office, alleging that recently disclosed emails…

Berkeley Woman, Reno Man Win SF Marathon
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Berkeley Woman, Reno Man Win SF Marathon

A Berkeley woman won the San Francisco Marathon today for the second year in a row, and a man from Reno, Nevada earned his first…

Intoxicated Paddleboater Rescued Near Bay Bridge
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Intoxicated Paddleboater Rescued Near Bay Bridge

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued an intoxicated person in a two-person paddleboat adrift in the San Francisco Bay near the Bay Bridge this afternoon. At…

Expanded Indictment Includes New Bribery Allegations Against Yee
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Expanded Indictment Includes New Bribery Allegations Against Yee

A federal grand jury in San Francisco issued an expanded corruption and organized-crime indictment today that includes new racketeering charges against suspended state Sen. Leland…

Men Accused of Injuring Woman in Drunken Brawl Outside AT&T Park Reach Plea Deal
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Men Accused of Injuring Woman in Drunken Brawl Outside AT&T Park Reach Plea Deal

Two Sacramento men accused of knocking a woman unconscious in a drunken brawl outside of AT&T Park earlier this month reached a plea deal in…

Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition May Strike
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Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition May Strike

The Golden Gate Bridge Labor Coalition’s 13 unions are voting this week and next whether to authorize a strike because they have been working without…

Wife, Former FBI Agent Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud
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Wife, Former FBI Agent Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud

A former FBI employee and his wife pleaded guilty today in federal court in San Francisco to bank fraud in connection to mortgages they obtained…

Engineers Deem Most Rods in New Bay Bridge Safe
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Engineers Deem Most Rods in New Bay Bridge Safe

Metropolitan Transportation Commission Chairman Steve Heminger said today that test results showing that most steel rods on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge…

Landlords Sue SF Over Plan To Increase Relocation Payments For Displaced Tenants
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Landlords Sue SF Over Plan To Increase Relocation Payments For Displaced Tenants

Property owners, landlord groups and their attorney announced a lawsuit this morning against a new San Francisco law that bumps up relocation assistance payments owed…

Spare the Air Alert Issued for Friday
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Spare the Air Alert Issued for Friday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Friday, when possible triple-digit temperatures and low winds are expected…

Heat Wave Takes Hold of the Bay Area
Bay Area

Heat Wave Takes Hold of the Bay Area

It’s heating up in the Bay Area and the hottest day this week will be Friday, a National Weather Service forecaster said today. Warm weather…

American Red Cross Seeking Blood Donors
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American Red Cross Seeking Blood Donors

The American Red Cross is asking for blood donations to help overcome a looming blood shortage. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8…

Skateboarder Who Collapsed in SoMa Identified As Oakland Designer
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Skateboarder Who Collapsed in SoMa Identified As Oakland Designer

A skateboarder who died after collapsing in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Tuesday morning was the founder of an Oakland-based design company. George Schnakenberg…

Obama Departs After Whirlwind Fundraising Trip To Bay Area
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Obama Departs After Whirlwind Fundraising Trip To Bay Area

President Barack Obama left the Bay Area this afternoon after a quick visit that included fundraising events in San Francisco and the South Bay earlier…

Man Identified in SoMa Shooting
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Man Identified in SoMa Shooting

A man killed in a shooting in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood Tuesday night has been identified, according to the medical examiner’s office. Marc-Anthony…

A’s Agree to Coliseum Lease Agreement Changes Proposed by City
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A’s Agree to Coliseum Lease Agreement Changes Proposed by City

City of Oakland leaders said today that the Oakland A’s have accepted changes that the City Council made last week to a lease agreement that…

Governor Nominates Stanford Law Professor for California Supreme Court
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Governor Nominates Stanford Law Professor for California Supreme Court

Stanford University law professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar was nominated by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California Supreme Court today. Cuéllar, 41, who was born in Mexico,…

Authorities Seeking Women Allegedly “Screened” by Banking Exec Impersonating Security at SFO
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Authorities Seeking Women Allegedly “Screened” by Banking Exec Impersonating Security at SFO

More details were released today about a man arrested last week on suspicion of public intoxication after allegedly impersonating a security officer and privately “screening”…

BART to Step Up Enforcement of Rules Against Sleeping, Lying in Stations
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BART to Step Up Enforcement of Rules Against Sleeping, Lying in Stations

BART is warning the Bay Area’s homeless population that stricter enforcement started today to stop people from sleeping and lying down in BART station corridors….

Fruit Recalled From Costco, Trader Joe’s After Potentially Harmful Bacteria Detected
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Fruit Recalled From Costco, Trader Joe’s After Potentially Harmful Bacteria Detected

A California packing company is recalling whole fruit sold through Costco, Trader Joe’s and other retailers after possibly harmful bacteria may have contaminated their produce,…

Police Impersonator Who Sexually Targeted Immigrants Pleads Not Guilty
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Police Impersonator Who Sexually Targeted Immigrants Pleads Not Guilty

A man who dressed and acted like a police officer and allegedly coerced immigrants into committing sex acts in San Francisco pleaded not guilty earlier…

Immigration Reform Rally Held Monday Morning
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Immigration Reform Rally Held Monday Morning

Immigrant groups held a rally in San Francisco today to vocalize their dissatisfaction with how the Democratic Party has handled immigration reform. The Immigrant Youth…

Governor Signs Sexual Assault Counseling Bill
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Governor Signs Sexual Assault Counseling Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown today signed a bill authored by state Senator Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, and sponsored by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley that ensures…

Fugitive Found on Facebook Pleads Guilty to Failing to Appear in Court in 1993
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Fugitive Found on Facebook Pleads Guilty to Failing to Appear in Court in 1993

A fugitive who was found on Facebook after eluding authorities for 20 years has pleaded guilty in federal court in San Francisco to a charge…

49ers’ Aldon Smith Sentenced to 3 Years Probation for Misdemeanor Gun, DUI Charges
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49ers’ Aldon Smith Sentenced to 3 Years Probation for Misdemeanor Gun, DUI Charges

A judge in Santa Clara County Superior Court in San Jose this afternoon sentenced San Francisco 49ers player Aldon Smith to 11 days in a…

Bucking State Trend, Bay Area Unemployment Rates Rise
Bay Area

Bucking State Trend, Bay Area Unemployment Rates Rise

Unemployment rates in the Bay Area increased slightly from May to June, bucking a downward trend statewide, according to data released today by California’s Employment…

Arrest Made In June Shooting Death in Mission District
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Arrest Made In June Shooting Death in Mission District

A San Francisco resident has been arrested in connection with a June homicide in the city’s Mission District, San Francisco police said today. Justin Howard,…

Bomb Threat Delays BART Service Thursday Afternoon
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Bomb Threat Delays BART Service Thursday Afternoon

A man who announced there was a bomb on a BART train at the North Berkeley station caused systemwide delays Thursday afternoon, a BART spokesman…

Board of Regents Approves New UCSF Chancellor
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Board of Regents Approves New UCSF Chancellor

The University of California Board of Regents confirmed the new chancellor of UC San Francisco at a board meeting today. Sam Hawgood, 61, was UC…

Bay Area Home Sales Up in June
Bay Area

Bay Area Home Sales Up in June

Bay Area home sales were slightly up in June but remained below long-term levels, according to data services provider DataQuick. Prices on homes also continued…

A’s Future Still Uncertain After Amendments Added to Lease Agreement
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A’s Future Still Uncertain After Amendments Added to Lease Agreement

The future of the A’s baseball team in Oakland remained up in the air tonight after the Oakland City Council voted to add seven amendments…

Judge Rules California Death Penalty Unconstitutional
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Judge Rules California Death Penalty Unconstitutional

California’s death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment because the system is “dysfunctional” and its implementation arbitrary, a federal judge ruled today. U.S. District Judge…

Proposed Golden Gate Transit Route Elimination Would Cut SF to Santa Rosa Bus Line
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Proposed Golden Gate Transit Route Elimination Would Cut SF to Santa Rosa Bus Line

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is proposing to eliminate one of its Golden Gate Transit bus routes between Sonoma County and San…