And How Efficiently Traveled Was the Road to Wrestlemania, You Ask?
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And How Efficiently Traveled Was the Road to Wrestlemania, You Ask?

The Road to Wrestlemania is a tag line (and probably copyrighted) that essentially describes the entire WWE’s collective journey to the biggest event of the…

‘Silk Road’ Investigators Charged With Fraud, Money Laundering
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‘Silk Road’ Investigators Charged With Fraud, Money Laundering

Two federal investigators have been charged in U.S. District Court in San Francisco with fraudulently obtaining hundreds of thousands of dollars in bitcoin during the…

Family of Man Killed in Police Shooting Files Claim Against SFPD
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Family of Man Killed in Police Shooting Files Claim Against SFPD

The mother of 26-year-old Oakland resident O’Shaine Evans, who was shot and killed by undercover San Francisco police officers near AT&T Park last October, filed…

Mayor Lee, Salesforce Ban Employee Travel to Indiana Following Passage of ‘Discriminatory’ Law
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Mayor Lee, Salesforce Ban Employee Travel to Indiana Following Passage of ‘Discriminatory’ Law

Both the City of San Francisco and San Francisco-based cloud computing company Salesforce Inc. have barred all employee trips to Indiana after Indiana Governor Mike…

CDCR Begins Implementing Ruling That Barred Automatic Residency Restrictions for Paroled Sex Offenders
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CDCR Begins Implementing Ruling That Barred Automatic Residency Restrictions for Paroled Sex Offenders

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is taking steps to carry out a state Supreme Court decision that struck down mandatory residency restrictions for…

State Attorney General Seeks to Block Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative
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State Attorney General Seeks to Block Anti-Gay Ballot Initiative

California Attorney General Kamala Harris is seeking to stop a campaign to make homosexuality punishable by death before it starts. Harris filed today for a…

Six Bay Area Residents Fall Ill After Consuming Raw Milk
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Six Bay Area Residents Fall Ill After Consuming Raw Milk

The state Department of Public Health is warning the public of the dangers of consuming raw milk after six Bay Area residents fell seriously ill,…

SF Woman Identified as Hiker Who Died in Point Reyes Trail Collapse
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SF Woman Identified as Hiker Who Died in Point Reyes Trail Collapse

A woman who died in a rockslide at Point Reyes National Seashore on Saturday has been identified by the Marin County coroner’s office as 58-year-old…

Balboa Park Station Reopened Following Fatality on Tracks
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Balboa Park Station Reopened Following Fatality on Tracks

The Balboa Park BART station in San Francisco has reopened this afternoon after being closed for more than four hours due to a person who…

Owner of SF-Based Business Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Programmable Electronic Components to Russia
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Owner of SF-Based Business Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Programmable Electronic Components to Russia

A Russian √©migr√© was arrested Wednesday on federal charges alleging he and his San Francisco-based electronics company smuggled sophisticated electrical components out of the United…

State High Court Grants Posthumous Law License to Chinese-Born Lawyer Who Was Rejected in 1890
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State High Court Grants Posthumous Law License to Chinese-Born Lawyer Who Was Rejected in 1890

After denying a Chinese-born lawyer a law license 125 years ago, the California Supreme Court today reversed itself and posthumously admitted him to the State…

SFO Implementing New Technology to Track Ride-Sharing Traffic
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SFO Implementing New Technology to Track Ride-Sharing Traffic

San Francisco International Airport, in collaboration with the American Association of Airport Executives, has announced the development and licensing of a GPS based system to…

CPUC Proposes Larger $1.6B Fine for PG&E in San Bruno Pipeline Case
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CPUC Proposes Larger $1.6B Fine for PG&E in San Bruno Pipeline Case

California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Picker today proposed increasing to $1.6 billion a penalty imposed on PG&E for safety violations related to a fatal…

Inmate Known for Role in Zebra Murders Found Dead in Cell
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Inmate Known for Role in Zebra Murders Found Dead in Cell

A prison inmate known as one of San Francisco’s notorious “Zebra Killers” died at San Quentin on Thursday, prison officials said today. J.C.X. Simon, 69,…

Burglary Suspects Arrested for Child Endangerment
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Burglary Suspects Arrested for Child Endangerment

A 4-year-old boy who was found unattended in a vehicle early Monday morning in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood as two burglary suspects were arrested…

Help Name Two African Penguin Chicks for the California Academy of Sciences
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Help Name Two African Penguin Chicks for the California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences is asking for the public’s help in naming two African penguin chicks hatched in November, the academy announced Wednesday. The…

Law Enforcement Leaders Call for Rebuilding of Community Trust
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Law Enforcement Leaders Call for Rebuilding of Community Trust

The acting head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division told a conference of law enforcement leaders in San Franicsco today that the agency’s…

19 Year Old Recovering From Kidney Transplant Alongside Living Donor
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19 Year Old Recovering From Kidney Transplant Alongside Living Donor

A Fremont teen is recovering in a San Francisco hospital after a transplant surgery that took place Tuesday with the help of a correctional officer…

Rep Nancy Pelosi Joins Protestors at Rally for Tibet
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Rep Nancy Pelosi Joins Protestors at Rally for Tibet

Hundreds of people, including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, gathered in San Francisco today to remember those who lost their lives in Tibet during the March 10…

Suspect in Custody After Leading Lengthy Chase Through BART Tracks
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Suspect in Custody After Leading Lengthy Chase Through BART Tracks

BART is recovering from a major delay this evening after a suspect led officers on a lengthy chase through the tracks in San Francisco, briefly…

49ers Fullback Bruce Miller Arrested on Suspicion of Spousal Battery
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49ers Fullback Bruce Miller Arrested on Suspicion of Spousal Battery

San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller was arrested last week on suspicion of battery of his spouse in Santa Clara, police said. Arrest logs on…

California Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.9 Percent in January
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California Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.9 Percent in January

California’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in January as the number of people unemployed dropped by 31,000 from the previous month, according to the…

TSA Screeners Arrested on Allegations of Drug Smuggling Conspiracy
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TSA Screeners Arrested on Allegations of Drug Smuggling Conspiracy

Two security screeners at San Francisco International Airport were arrested and arraigned today on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and accepting a bribe from…

SF Giants, Silicon Valley Firms Urge Supreme Court to Declare Right to Same-Sex Marriage
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SF Giants, Silicon Valley Firms Urge Supreme Court to Declare Right to Same-Sex Marriage

Bay Area businesses ranging from the San Francisco Giants to Silicon Valley firms such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. are among 379 companies that…

Celebrations Planned to Temporarily Say Goodbye to Bay Lights Art Installation
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Celebrations Planned to Temporarily Say Goodbye to Bay Lights Art Installation

The 1.8-mile-wide LED light sculpture that has made the Bay Bridge twinkle for the past two years will temporarily go dark for 11 months starting…

Dogs Report Possible Bomb in Cargo Area of SFO; No Bombs Found
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Dogs Report Possible Bomb in Cargo Area of SFO; No Bombs Found

Police responded to two reports of possible bombs at San Francisco International Airport within 15 minutes Wednesday, but neither turned out to be dangerous. Both…

Dog Owners Protest Golden Gate National Recreational Area Management Plan
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Dog Owners Protest Golden Gate National Recreational Area Management Plan

Dozens of dogs and their owners gathered outside the National Park Service offices in San Francisco’s Financial District this afternoon to protest the Golden Gate…

Appeals Court Declines to Block Sunnyvale Ban on High-Capacity Ammunition Reloading Magazines
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Appeals Court Declines to Block Sunnyvale Ban on High-Capacity Ammunition Reloading Magazines

A ban by the city of Sunnyvale on high-capacity ammunition-loading gun magazines was left in place, at least for the time being, by a federal…

Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Tax Fraud
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Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Tax Fraud

A Santa Rosa man was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for filing false tax returns and failing to report his financial interest in…

North Coast Grower Convicted of Murdering Worker and Producing Marijuana
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North Coast Grower Convicted of Murdering Worker and Producing Marijuana

A Humboldt County marijuana grower will be sentenced in federal court in San Francisco on June 3 for the shooting murder of one of his…

Court Strikes Down Residency Restrictions for Some Sex Offenders
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Court Strikes Down Residency Restrictions for Some Sex Offenders

The California Supreme Court ruled today that a voter-approved ban that bars paroled sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park…

Lawsuit Filed Against Sonoma County Alleges Man Died During “Military Siege”
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Lawsuit Filed Against Sonoma County Alleges Man Died During “Military Siege”

The family of a Sonoma County man who died during a law enforcement raid of his home last year filed a federal civil rights lawsuit…

Up to 1,500 BART Riders Potentially Exposed to Measles by Infected Passenger
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Up to 1,500 BART Riders Potentially Exposed to Measles by Infected Passenger

As many as 1,500 BART riders may have been exposed to measles when an infected San Mateo County resident rode BART from Millbrae to San…

State, Local Legislators Propose Ban on Chewing Tobacco at Ballparks
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State, Local Legislators Propose Ban on Chewing Tobacco at Ballparks

Both California and San Francisco lawmakers have introduced legislation that could keep chewing tobacco out of baseball parks, including the San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park….

Bay Area Adjunct Faculty Demanding Job Security Rally, Hold Walkout
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Bay Area Adjunct Faculty Demanding Job Security Rally, Hold Walkout

Adjunct faculty members at the San Francisco Art Institute, along with their supporters and counterparts at colleges across the country, walked out of classes today…

Indian Restaurant Owes More Than $112K to Eight Kitchen Employees
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Indian Restaurant Owes More Than $112K to Eight Kitchen Employees

A South Indian restaurant with locations in Berkeley and San Francisco will have to pay eight of its employees a total of more than $112,000…

Supe Introduces Resolution Supporting Move to Eliminate Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccination
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Supe Introduces Resolution Supporting Move to Eliminate Personal Belief Exemptions for Vaccination

San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener today introduced a resolution supporting efforts to eliminate personal belief exemptions for vaccinations for children in California. If approved, the…

Third Defendant in 2009 Daly City Gang Murder Extradited, Facing Federal Charges
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Third Defendant in 2009 Daly City Gang Murder Extradited, Facing Federal Charges

A man recently extradited from Mexico in connection with a 2009 Daly City murder made his first appearance in U.S. District Court in San Francisco…

Man Fatally Struck by Out of Service Caltrain
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Man Fatally Struck by Out of Service Caltrain

An out-of-service Caltrain that struck and killed a man in a tunnel in San Francisco tonight has been released from the scene, a spokeswoman said….

Lack of Overnight BART Service Biggest Concern Raised in Late-Night Transportation Report
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Lack of Overnight BART Service Biggest Concern Raised in Late-Night Transportation Report

A report released today studying how to improve late-night transportation options in San Francisco offers some short-term solutions but substantial improvements could be decades away….