99 Percent of Bay Bridge Tower Anchor Rods Pass Stress Test
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99 Percent of Bay Bridge Tower Anchor Rods Pass Stress Test

Anchor rods in the tower of the Bay Bridge’s new eastern span are not broken and 99 percent can withstand a major earthquake, Caltrans officials…

Girl Seen Struggling With Woman in Bay Bridge Toll Plaza Found Safe
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Girl Seen Struggling With Woman in Bay Bridge Toll Plaza Found Safe

A young girl seen screaming and struggling with a woman inside an SUV while going through the Bay Bridge toll plaza on Saturday night has…

Midway-Bound Flight Delayed After Crews Smell Unusual Odor in Two Bags
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Midway-Bound Flight Delayed After Crews Smell Unusual Odor in Two Bags

A Southwest Airlines flight was briefly delayed at San Francisco International Airport this morning after runway crews smelled an unusual odor coming from two bags…

MyRedBook.com Operator Gets 13 Month Prison Sentence
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MyRedBook.com Operator Gets 13 Month Prison Sentence

A Mountain View man was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison today for operating an online market for sex workers, according to the U.S….

SF Earns Fourth Place in National City Park Ranking
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SF Earns Fourth Place in National City Park Ranking

The Trust for Public Land released the latest ParkScore Index today, which ranked Francisco number four among the top ten city park systems in the…

Twitter Launches NeighborNest Program to Teach Tech to Low Income, Homeless
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Twitter Launches NeighborNest Program to Teach Tech to Low Income, Homeless

NeighborNest, a new community space staffed with Twitter employees, is opening today in San Francisco’s Central Market neighborhood to help homeless and low-income residents access…

FBI Offers $10K Reward for Man Connected to 7 Bank Robberies
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FBI Offers $10K Reward for Man Connected to 7 Bank Robberies

The FBI announced today they are offering a $10,000 reward for anyone who has information leading to the arrest of a man believed to be…

SFPD Make Felony, Misdemeanor Arrests During Bay to Breakers
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SFPD Make Felony, Misdemeanor Arrests During Bay to Breakers

Police arrested 11 people during this morning’s Bay to Breakers footrace in San Francisco, police said. Officers arrested five people on suspicion of felonies, three…

Emergency and Non-Emergency Calls Up Significantly This Year, Report Says
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Emergency and Non-Emergency Calls Up Significantly This Year, Report Says

Emergency and non-emergency calls to San Francisco’s Department of Emergency Management are up 140 percent in the first three months of this year compared with…

BART Staff Violated Code of Conduct in Senate Race, Early Findings Show
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BART Staff Violated Code of Conduct in Senate Race, Early Findings Show

A preliminary investigation by BART lawyers and managers into campaign activities surrounding a state Senate race found that employees violated BART’s conduct code, according to…

Political Consultant Charged with Child Pornography Violations Bailed out of Jail
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Political Consultant Charged with Child Pornography Violations Bailed out of Jail

Enrique Pearce, a prominent San Francisco political consultant who has worked on numerous high-profile campaigns, was bailed out of jail Friday and has been charged…

United Flight Reroutes in North Carolina After Engine Problem Sunday
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United Flight Reroutes in North Carolina After Engine Problem Sunday

A United Airlines flight that departed from San Francisco International Airport on Sunday landed safely in Greensboro, North Carolina, after the pilot reported an engine…

State Senate Candidate Accuses BART Union of Illegal Campaign Against Him
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State Senate Candidate Accuses BART Union of Illegal Campaign Against Him

With the special election for the state Senate District 7 seat just over a week away, Democratic candidate Steve Glazer is accusing BART unions of…

Oakland Man Killed in Drive-By Tenderloin Shooting
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Oakland Man Killed in Drive-By Tenderloin Shooting

A 30-year-old Oakland man was killed in a drive-by shooting in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood early Saturday morning, according to police. The shooting was reported…

ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66 to Pay $11.5M Over Hazardous Waste Violations
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ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66 to Pay $11.5M Over Hazardous Waste Violations

An oil company and refining company will have to pay $11.5 million following the settlement of a lawsuit that charged the companies with improper hazardous…

Unoccupied Car Found on Rocks of Yerba Buena Island Reported Stolen Out of Berkeley
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Unoccupied Car Found on Rocks of Yerba Buena Island Reported Stolen Out of Berkeley

An unoccupied car that was reported stolen out of Berkeley was found on the rocks below a cliff at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Island on…

Congresswoman Speier Urges Federal Oversight of For-Profit Colleges in Wake of Corinthian Closures
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Congresswoman Speier Urges Federal Oversight of For-Profit Colleges in Wake of Corinthian Closures

Congresswoman Jackie Speier met with Bay Area college administrators this morning to discuss the lack of federal oversight that led up to the abrupt closure…

Repairs to Broken BART Tracks Could Cause Major Delays for Evening Commute
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Repairs to Broken BART Tracks Could Cause Major Delays for Evening Commute

BART officials are holding out hope that repairs to a San Francisco trackway can be completed by 5 p.m. today, but there could be delays…

Judge Sentences Two Men Who Were Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy but Acquitted of Triple Homicide
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Judge Sentences Two Men Who Were Convicted of Racketeering Conspiracy but Acquitted of Triple Homicide

Two men who were convicted of racketeering conspiracy but acquitted of conspiring in a 2010 gang-related triple murder in South San Francisco were sentenced in…

Hundreds March to Demand Fair Wages, End to Police Brutality, Protection Against Deportation
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Hundreds March to Demand Fair Wages, End to Police Brutality, Protection Against Deportation

Hundreds of people rallied and marched in San Francisco today for International Workers Day calling for not only safe working conditions and fair pay, but…

Petaluma Man Sentenced to Life for 2010 South San Francisco Triple Gang Murder
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Petaluma Man Sentenced to Life for 2010 South San Francisco Triple Gang Murder

A Petaluma man who was convicted last year in a 2010 gang-related triple murder in South San Francisco was sentenced today in a San Francisco…

SF Minimum Wage Rises to $12.25, Other Bay Area Cities Considering Hikes
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SF Minimum Wage Rises to $12.25, Other Bay Area Cities Considering Hikes

Starting today, San Francisco will join the city of Oakland in having the highest minimum wage in the nation as it increases its minimum wage…

New Opponents of Warriors Arena Project Emerge
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New Opponents of Warriors Arena Project Emerge

The Golden State Warriors’ proposed Mission Bay arena has become the latest San Francisco development project to face controversy over its potential impact on the…

Man Shot in Face on Muni Remains in Critical Condition
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Man Shot in Face on Muni Remains in Critical Condition

A 19-year-old Vallejo man who was shot in the face on a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail vehicle in the city’s Bayview District on Monday…

Rally for Marriage Equality Set for Tuesday at City Hall
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Rally for Marriage Equality Set for Tuesday at City Hall

Supporters of marriage equality are holding a rally on the steps of San Francisco City Hall on Tuesday, the day the U.S. Supreme Court is…

BART Service Recovering After Smoke Fills 16th St Mission Platform
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BART Service Recovering After Smoke Fills 16th St Mission Platform

BART service is recovering this morning after a mechanical problem on a train caused smoke to fill the 16th Street Mission station platform, agency officials…

Bonds “Humbled and Truly Thankful” Conviction Overturned
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Bonds “Humbled and Truly Thankful” Conviction Overturned

Nearly eight years after former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds was first indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, a federal appeals…

Airport Unveils New Automated Passport Kiosks
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Airport Unveils New Automated Passport Kiosks

International travelers arriving at San Francisco International Airport will be able to get through customs a little faster now thanks to new Automated Passport Control…

BART’s Blue Sky Festival to Highlight Eco-Friendly Transportation
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BART’s Blue Sky Festival to Highlight Eco-Friendly Transportation

In honor of Earth Day, BART is holding its fifth annual Blue Sky Festival today in San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza. The BART celebration, which…

Homeland Security Department Opening Satellite Office in Silicon Valley
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Homeland Security Department Opening Satellite Office in Silicon Valley

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson is planning to open a Homeland Security satellite office in Silicon Valley to strengthen relationships with the private…

Man Arrested After Driving Carjacked Taxi From SF to Emeryville
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Man Arrested After Driving Carjacked Taxi From SF to Emeryville

A man who allegedly stole a taxi in San Francisco and immediately drove to the East Bay early Sunday morning was arrested when he got…

BART Seeks Input on Market Street Canopies, Civic Center Improvements
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BART Seeks Input on Market Street Canopies, Civic Center Improvements

BART officials are asking for public input this week as they consider ways to modernize San Francisco’s Civic Center station and make improvements to station…

Extra Bling in Giants World Series Ring
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Extra Bling in Giants World Series Ring

The luster of silver and gold was added to the usual orange and black team colors of the San Francisco Giants on Saturday evening as…

Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Car on Off-Ramp to Highway 101
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Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Car on Off-Ramp to Highway 101

A pedestrian was killed while trying to walk up the off-ramp to U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco this evening, according to the California Highway…

Local Catholics Call for the Removal of Archbishop
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Local Catholics Call for the Removal of Archbishop

Amid continuing controversy over proposed additions to the faculty handbook for Bay Area-based Catholic schools, a group of prominent Bay Area Catholics has called on…

I-280 Off-Ramp to John Daly Blvd Closed After Fatal Crash
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I-280 Off-Ramp to John Daly Blvd Closed After Fatal Crash

An off-ramp from Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco remains closed this afternoon after a crash killed a man earlier today, according to the California…

Six Protestors Arrested on Bay Bridge
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Six Protestors Arrested on Bay Bridge

Six police brutality protesters were arrested on the western span of the Bay Bridge this afternoon, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. The protesters were…

Court Upholds $2.8M Compensation but Strikes Down Punitive Award for Woman Molested by Jehovah’s Witnesses
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Court Upholds $2.8M Compensation but Strikes Down Punitive Award for Woman Molested by Jehovah’s Witnesses

A state appeals court in San Francisco today upheld a $2.8 million compensatory damage award for a woman who was molested as a child by…

State Bill Could Ban Anti-Abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers from Disseminating Misleading Advertising
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State Bill Could Ban Anti-Abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers from Disseminating Misleading Advertising

A new California bill introduced this week aims to stop crisis pregnancy centers from giving out false information to patients seeking abortions. Assembly Bill 775,…

Giants Raising Their 2014 World Series Banner at Home Opener
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Giants Raising Their 2014 World Series Banner at Home Opener

The San Francisco Giants are raising their 2014 World Series banner at their home opener today at AT&T Park. Details about the pre-game ceremony were…