Protests In Oakland Against Ferguson Police Shooting Briefly Close Freeway Ramps
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Protests In Oakland Against Ferguson Police Shooting Briefly Close Freeway Ramps

Freeway ramps in the downtown Oakland area have reopened this evening after a closure earlier this evening caused by a protest on city streets, according…

Ship Blocked From Departing Port of Oakland By Protesters Departs Only to Return Hours Later
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Ship Blocked From Departing Port of Oakland By Protesters Departs Only to Return Hours Later

An Israeli-owned ship that was blocked by protesters for days from unloading cargo at the Port of Oakland left port this afternoon but returned hours…

SPCA Warns People to Keep Dogs Away From Escalators
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SPCA Warns People to Keep Dogs Away From Escalators

The San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals today issued a warning to people to keep their dogs off of escalators because…

Haywood Gilliam Nominated for U.S. District Court by Obama
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Haywood Gilliam Nominated for U.S. District Court by Obama

A former federal prosecutor and current law firm partner was nominated by President Barack Obama today to serve on the San Francisco-based U.S. District Court…

PG&E Hearing Reveals Ongoing Additional Grand Jury Investigation
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PG&E Hearing Reveals Ongoing Additional Grand Jury Investigation

Defense and prosecution attorneys revealed at a hearing in PG&E Co.’s criminal case in federal court in San Francisco today that a grand jury is…

Oakland Woman Charged with Tax Fraud
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Oakland Woman Charged with Tax Fraud

An Oakland resident was charged Thursday with conspiring to file false tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service. According to the indictment, Valorie Shaw, from…

Caltrain Delayed After Report of Person Struck Turned Up Nothing
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Caltrain Delayed After Report of Person Struck Turned Up Nothing

Caltrain stopped service for about an hour this evening after a report of a person struck by a train near 22nd Street in San Francisco,…

Federal Judge Orders Investigation Into Oakland Police Internal Affairs
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Federal Judge Orders Investigation Into Oakland Police Internal Affairs

A federal judge who is overseeing reforms in the Oakland Police Department is ordering an investigation into why the city is losing a high number…

Woman Who Snuck Onto SJ Flight Sentenced to 177 Days in Jail
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Woman Who Snuck Onto SJ Flight Sentenced to 177 Days in Jail

A woman who was arrested twice last week after sneaking onto a flight from San Jose to Los Angeles and then returning to Los Angeles…

Stanford Professor First Woman to Receive Fields Medal
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Stanford Professor First Woman to Receive Fields Medal

A Stanford University mathematics professor has been awarded the 2014 Fields Medal, the first woman ever to receive the prestigious award, university officials said. Professor…

SF Pastor Arrested in Daly City for Alleged Lewd Acts on a Minor
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SF Pastor Arrested in Daly City for Alleged Lewd Acts on a Minor

A pastor at a San Francisco church was arrested by Daly City police this morning for alleged lewd acts on a minor, police said. The…

Mandatory Water Use Restrictions Passed in SF, East Bay
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Mandatory Water Use Restrictions Passed in SF, East Bay

Water regulatory agencies in San Francisco and the East Bay imposed mandatory restrictions on water use to help alleviate California’s drought today. The East Bay…

Coroner’s Official Releases Sad Details In Death Of Robin Williams
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Coroner’s Official Releases Sad Details In Death Of Robin Williams

A Marin County coroner’s official released more details today about the apparent suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams at his home in unincorporated Tiburon…

SJ Attempts to Reinstate Antitrust Lawsuit Against MLB, Judges Still Wary
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SJ Attempts to Reinstate Antitrust Lawsuit Against MLB, Judges Still Wary

A federal appeals court panel at a hearing in San Francisco today appeared dubious of a bid by the city of San Jose to reinstate…

Family Heartbroken Over Death of Actor, Comedian Robin Williams
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Family Heartbroken Over Death of Actor, Comedian Robin Williams

Actor Robin Williams was found dead from an apparent suicide in his Marin County home this morning after a battle with severe depression. Williams, 63,…

Robin Williams, Beloved Actor Who Called Bay Area Home, Dead At Age 63
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Robin Williams, Beloved Actor Who Called Bay Area Home, Dead At Age 63

4:58 PM: Actor Robin Williams was found dead from an apparent suicide in his Marin County home this morning after a battle with severe depression….

Trio Arrested for Alleged Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Public Intoxication
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Trio Arrested for Alleged Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Public Intoxication

Two men and a woman were arrested Thursday morning after a fight at a club in San Francisco’s Castro District, a police spokesman said today….

Hundreds Turn Out for ISIS Protest
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Hundreds Turn Out for ISIS Protest

Hundreds of protestors took to the streets in San Francisco this afternoon to speak out against an escalating situation in Iraq in which an Islamic…

Former Hedge Fund Manager Sentenced to 14 Months in Prison for $6M Fraud Scheme
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Former Hedge Fund Manager Sentenced to 14 Months in Prison for $6M Fraud Scheme

A former hedge fund manager has been sentenced in federal court in San Francisco to 14 months in prison for bilking investors out of $6…

Marine Officials Warn Boats to Stay Away From Whales Feeding Near SF Shoreline
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Marine Officials Warn Boats to Stay Away From Whales Feeding Near SF Shoreline

Marine officials are warning ships, small boats and people on the water to stay well away from federally protected whales that have been spotted feeding…

Bomb Threat On AC Transit Bus Shuts Down BART Service Through Transbay Tube Tuesday
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Bomb Threat On AC Transit Bus Shuts Down BART Service Through Transbay Tube Tuesday

BART has resumed service tonight after the West Oakland BART station was closed for about two hours due to a bomb threat on an Alameda-Contra…

New Legislation Targets Websites That Publish Mug Shots
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New Legislation Targets Websites That Publish Mug Shots

Websites that publish arrest mug shots and charge people to remove them may soon face legal sanctions in California, thanks to new legislation unanimously approved…

Coast Guard in Search of Boater After Fishing Vessel Runs Aground Near Ocean Beach
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Coast Guard in Search of Boater After Fishing Vessel Runs Aground Near Ocean Beach

United States Coast Guard crews are searching for a possible missing boater off Ocean Beach this morning after a fishing boat ran aground, officials said….

Police Nab Suspect In SF Homicide After Wild Freeway Chase
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Police Nab Suspect In SF Homicide After Wild Freeway Chase

A man wanted in connection with a San Francisco homicide was arrested after he led officers on a car chase from Richmond to the freeway…

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…