Motorcyclist Killed on Treasure Island After CHP Chase Identified
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Motorcyclist Killed on Treasure Island After CHP Chase Identified

A motorcyclist killed in a crash on Treasure Island after a chase on the Bay Bridge and San Francisco city streets with California Highway Patrol…

Judge Says Oakland Must Turn Over Internal Police Documents
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Judge Says Oakland Must Turn Over Internal Police Documents

A federal judge has ordered Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker to turn over documents to a court-appointed official who is investigating why the city is…

San Bruno Asks PUC to Order Release and Review of 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and PUC
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San Bruno Asks PUC to Order Release and Review of 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and PUC

The city of San Bruno asked the California Public Utilities Commission today to order PG&E Co. to release 65,000 email messages exchanged between PG&E and…

SFO Restaurant Workers’ Strike Ends
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SFO Restaurant Workers’ Strike Ends

Restaurant workers returned to work at SFO Saturday after a two-day strike, union officials have announced. Union representatives said the strike caused widespread disruption to…

Airport Officials Say Most Restaurants Remain Open Despite Strike, Bad Weather
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Airport Officials Say Most Restaurants Remain Open Despite Strike, Bad Weather

A two-day strike by nearly 1,000 restaurant workers is set to continue Friday at San Francisco International Airport but airport officials say most restaurants remain…

Operator of MyRedBook.com Pleads Guilty to Facilitating Prostitution
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Operator of MyRedBook.com Pleads Guilty to Facilitating Prostitution

A Mountain View man pleaded guilty today to facilitating prostitution by running a website that allowed sex workers to advertise services and make private arrangements,…

Residents Urged to Stay Away From Beaches, Report Flooding Hazards to 311
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Residents Urged to Stay Away From Beaches, Report Flooding Hazards to 311

Flooded roadways in San Francisco and high surf along the coast has prompted city departments today to ask the public to stay out of the…

Most Bay Area Schools to Reopen Friday
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Most Bay Area Schools to Reopen Friday

With heavy winds and rain expected to mostly subside tonight after drenching the Bay Area, most schools in the region that closed today are expected…

CCSF, SFSU Among Schools Closing Thursday for Storm
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CCSF, SFSU Among Schools Closing Thursday for Storm

San Francisco State University and City College San Francisco are among the large number of Bay Area schools closing Thursday because of a potentially dangerous…

Coast Guard Warns to Secure Boats, Stay Away From Sea During Storm
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Coast Guard Warns to Secure Boats, Stay Away From Sea During Storm

U.S. Coast Guard officials are urging anyone living on or near the water to take extra precautions in preparation for a winter storm expected to…

Post Office Offers Extended Weekend Hours for Holidays
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Post Office Offers Extended Weekend Hours for Holidays

A number of Bay Area post offices will add weekend hours for the holiday season starting this Saturday to accommodate the large number of customers…

Gas Prices Drop Sharply in Bay Area, Nationwide
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Gas Prices Drop Sharply in Bay Area, Nationwide

Average gas prices fell 24 cents in California last month and further in the Bay Area, continuing a downward trend seen across the country, according…

BART, AC Transit Launch New Late Night Transbay Buses
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BART, AC Transit Launch New Late Night Transbay Buses

Transbay commuters in the late night and early morning hours will be able to more swiftly get to and from the East Bay and San…

Flight Diverted From Phoenix to LA After Woman Gives Birth on Board
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Flight Diverted From Phoenix to LA After Woman Gives Birth on Board

A Southwest Airlines flight out of San Francisco International Airport was diverted to Los Angeles this morning after a woman gave birth on board, airline…

25 Year Old Berkeley Man Stabbed to Death in Mission Identified
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25 Year Old Berkeley Man Stabbed to Death in Mission Identified

A 25-year-old Berkeley man was stabbed to death in San Francisco’s Mission District early Sunday morning, according to the medical examiner’s office. San Francisco police…

City Officials Express Disappointment in Corrupt Police Officers Found Guilty by Federal Jury
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City Officials Express Disappointment in Corrupt Police Officers Found Guilty by Federal Jury

San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr expressed his deep disappointment with two San Francisco police officers who were convicted today of federal felony conspiracy against…

Fruitvale Station Closes in Response to March
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Fruitvale Station Closes in Response to March

The Fruitvale BART station has been closed due to an ongoing protest in Oakland this evening, according BART officials. Protestors marched in both Oakland and…

Here’s Your Weekend: Rockin’ Shows to See Friday Through Sunday

In lieu of artist interviews, (at least for now) I’m starting a weekly column for show recommendations that should get you through your weekend and…

Market St Clears After Protest, Oakland Protestors Remain Downtown
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Market St Clears After Protest, Oakland Protestors Remain Downtown

Market Street in San Francisco has cleared and traffic resumed following a protest in response to a New York City grand jury’s decision not to…

African Immigrants Speak Out Against Ebola Stigmatization
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African Immigrants Speak Out Against Ebola Stigmatization

San Francisco resident Dr. Thomas Muyunga is from Uganda — a country with no reported Ebola cases — but said that didn’t matter to his…

Alleged Mission District Looter During Ferguson Black Friday Protests Identified
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Alleged Mission District Looter During Ferguson Black Friday Protests Identified

A 20-year-old San Mateo man was arrested after he and others allegedly looted a RadioShack store in San Francisco’s Mission District during a demonstration about…

Senator Mark Leno Proposes Raising State Minimum Wage to $13 by 2017
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Senator Mark Leno Proposes Raising State Minimum Wage to $13 by 2017

With cities across the Bay Area approving minimum wage hikes at the ballot box, state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, is proposing upping the state…

Jury in Police Corruption Trial to Begin Deliberating Today
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Jury in Police Corruption Trial to Begin Deliberating Today

A federal jury is due to start deliberating Tuesday in the corruption trial of two San Francisco police officers accused stealing money and property during…

SFPD Chief Totals 79 Arrests in Black Friday Protests Prompted by Ferguson Decision
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SFPD Chief Totals 79 Arrests in Black Friday Protests Prompted by Ferguson Decision

Seventy-nine people were arrested and five police officers were injured in San Francisco on Friday night during a demonstration held in reaction to the grand…

Caltrans approves $82M Central Subway Light Rail Project
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Caltrans approves $82M Central Subway Light Rail Project

Caltrans awarded nearly $82 million to construct the Central Subway light rail line in San Francisco, representatives said on Wednesday. The 1.7-mile light rail line…

14 Arrested In “Blackout Black Friday” Protest That Shut Down BART
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14 Arrested In “Blackout Black Friday” Protest That Shut Down BART

The West Oakland BART station has reopened and trains are running through the Transbay Tube again this afternoon after a protest at the station ended…

Embarcadero BART Station Reopens, Person Under Train Taken to Hospital
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Embarcadero BART Station Reopens, Person Under Train Taken to Hospital

The Embarcadero BART station in San Francisco has reopened tonight after a person was reportedly under a train, transit agency officials said. BART received reports…

Jury to Begin Deliberating Monday in Police Corruption Trial
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Jury to Begin Deliberating Monday in Police Corruption Trial

Prosecution and defense attorneys in the federal corruption trial of two San Francisco police officers rested their cases today, clearing the way for the jury…

Protestors Arrested Following Grand Jury’s Decision in Ferguson Shooting
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Protestors Arrested Following Grand Jury’s Decision in Ferguson Shooting

Oakland police have made numerous arrests tonight in a protest that started in the downtown area and continued to Interstate Highway 580 following a grand…

Protestors Call for Immigration Policies to Protect Marginalized Communities
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Protestors Call for Immigration Policies to Protect Marginalized Communities

Dozens of protesters gathered outside the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco’s Financial District today to urge the…

Tunnel Fire Delays Caltrain Over the Weekend
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Tunnel Fire Delays Caltrain Over the Weekend

Several trains operated by Caltrain were delayed by more than 20 minutes today after crews doused a minor fire in a tunnel at 18th Street…

Woman Pleads Guilty to Helping Run Prostitution Website
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Woman Pleads Guilty to Helping Run Prostitution Website

A Rocklin, California, woman accused of helping run a website that advertised prostitution services changed her plea to guilty Thursday, according to court documents. Annmarie…

Federal Prosecutors Collect $327M From Criminal, Civil Actions This Year
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Federal Prosecutors Collect $327M From Criminal, Civil Actions This Year

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California, based in San Francisco, collected more than $327 million in criminal and civil actions in…

SF City Attorney Sues Oakland Tax Preparation Service Over Tax Refund Fraud Targeting Low-Income Residents
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SF City Attorney Sues Oakland Tax Preparation Service Over Tax Refund Fraud Targeting Low-Income Residents

The city attorney for San Francisco is suing an Oakland-based tax preparation company over allegations it systematically swindled low-income residents out of their tax refunds….

SF Considering Bid for 2024 Olympic Games
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SF Considering Bid for 2024 Olympic Games

San Francisco business and city leaders are mulling a proposal to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to San Francisco in 2024. San Francisco is…

UC Board of Regents Approves Tuition Increase
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UC Board of Regents Approves Tuition Increase

The full University of California Board of Regents has voted this morning in favor of a plan that will increase tuition by 5 percent each…

St. Anthony’s Hopes to Collect 1,500 Turkeys, Other Items for Thanksgiving
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St. Anthony’s Hopes to Collect 1,500 Turkeys, Other Items for Thanksgiving

With a week left until Thanksgiving Day, the St. Anthony Foundation in San Francisco is hoping to reach its goal of collecting 1,500 turkeys and…

Rain Expected to Fall Intermittently in Bay Area Through Saturday
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Rain Expected to Fall Intermittently in Bay Area Through Saturday

Light amounts of rain are expected to fall intermittently throughout the Bay Area from today through Saturday, a National Weather Service forecaster said. The rain…

Former Police Officer Testifies that Two Officers on Trial Joined Him in Thefts
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Former Police Officer Testifies that Two Officers on Trial Joined Him in Thefts

A former San Francisco police officer told a federal jury today that he stole money, property and drugs during searches and arrests and said he…

CA National Guard Linguists to Deploy to West Africa in Fight Against Ebola
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CA National Guard Linguists to Deploy to West Africa in Fight Against Ebola

Members of a San Francisco-based California National Guard battalion are deploying to West Africa in spring 2015 to support the ongoing global fight against Ebola,…