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….

Archdiocese, Legislators Butt Heads Over Proposed Catholic High Schools Morality Clauses
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Archdiocese, Legislators Butt Heads Over Proposed Catholic High Schools Morality Clauses

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone on Thursday defended a proposed morality clause in the faculty handbook for Catholic high schools, arguing the clauses do…

Missing At-Risk Elderly Man Found
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Missing At-Risk Elderly Man Found

A 78-year-old man who went missing last week was in good health Wednesday when he was found wandering around San Francisco, according to his family….

SFO Launches Contest to Celebrate Chinese New Year
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SFO Launches Contest to Celebrate Chinese New Year

San Francisco International Airport is celebrating the Chinese New Year today by launching a contest for two non-stop, round-trip economy tickets to China, officials said…

CHP Motorcycle Officer Suffers Only Minor Bruising in Bay Bridge Crash
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CHP Motorcycle Officer Suffers Only Minor Bruising in Bay Bridge Crash

A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer suffered minor injuries in a crash on the Bay Bridge around noontime today, CHP officials said. The crash was…

Bay to Breakers Aims to Set Bizarre World Record
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Bay to Breakers Aims to Set Bizarre World Record

San Francisco’s annual citywide Bay to Breakers footrace and costume party will also be an opportunity for this year’s participants to break as many wacky…

SFO Reports Record Passenger Traffic in 2014
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SFO Reports Record Passenger Traffic in 2014

San Francisco International Airport set another record for passenger traffic last year, airport officials said Friday. Last year 47.2 million passengers traveled through the airport,…

Obama Lands in Bay Area, Will Attend Cybersecurity Summit, Fundraiser
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Obama Lands in Bay Area, Will Attend Cybersecurity Summit, Fundraiser

President Barack Obama arrived in the Bay Area this evening for a trip that will include a speech at a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University…

Chow Pleads Not Guilty to Revised Indictment
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Chow Pleads Not Guilty to Revised Indictment

Chinatown association leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco today to racketeering conspiracy and other charges in a…

Toll Authority Still Fixing Golden Gate Bridge Electronic Toll Collection System Rollout
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Toll Authority Still Fixing Golden Gate Bridge Electronic Toll Collection System Rollout

The mismanaged rollout of an all-electronic toll collection system on the Golden Gate Bridge has prompted the Bay Area Toll Authority to withhold $330,000 in…

Suspect Shot by Santa Clara Police Shows Up At SF General Hospital
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Suspect Shot by Santa Clara Police Shows Up At SF General Hospital

A burglary suspect shot by Santa Clara police in Sunnyvale on Monday was identified and arrested after he went to San Francisco General Hospital to…

Vallejo Man Identified as Victim Found Dismembered in Suitcase
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Vallejo Man Identified as Victim Found Dismembered in Suitcase

A dismembered body found in a suitcase in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood last month has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as…

Average California Gas Prices Rises by Seven Cents in January
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Average California Gas Prices Rises by Seven Cents in January

The price of gasoline has gone up by 7 cents in the last month to a statewide average of $2.65, the Northern California branch of…

PG&E Wants to Build Network of 25K Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
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PG&E Wants to Build Network of 25K Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

PG&E filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission on Monday to build roughly 25,000 new electric vehicle charging stations across Northern and Central…

Civic Groups File Lawsuits Related to High-Speed Rail Plans
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Civic Groups File Lawsuits Related to High-Speed Rail Plans

Several citizens’ groups and local governments filed two lawsuits today that are aimed at seeking more environmental review under California law for operations related to…

SFPUC Maintenance Planner Allegedly Urinated Into Drainage Reservoir That Provides Drinking Water to Bay Area
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SFPUC Maintenance Planner Allegedly Urinated Into Drainage Reservoir That Provides Drinking Water to Bay Area

A maintenance planner with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission who allegedly urinated into Priest Reservoir in the Sierra Nevada foothills on more than one…

Former Stanford Student Accuses Executive of Sexual Misconduct, Exec Countersues
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Former Stanford Student Accuses Executive of Sexual Misconduct, Exec Countersues

A former Stanford University student has filed a federal lawsuit claiming a Silicon Valley executive sexually assaulted her during their one-year relationship, but the executive…

President Obama Planning Trip to Bay Area Next Week
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President Obama Planning Trip to Bay Area Next Week

President Barack Obama is planning a trip to the Bay Area next week as he prepares to push for changes in cybersecurity policy, Democratic National…

US Attorney General Eric Holder Meets With Community Members in Hunters Point
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US Attorney General Eric Holder Meets With Community Members in Hunters Point

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spent the afternoon at the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club in San Francisco’s Hunters Point neighborhood today meeting with…

New Port Worker Pact Talks Continue Despite Alleged Lockout Threat
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New Port Worker Pact Talks Continue Despite Alleged Lockout Threat

Shipping companies and dockworkers are stepping up their rhetoric as contract talks for workers at 30 West Coast ports, including those in the Bay Area,…

Yee Pleads Not Guilty to Revised Indictment With New Charges
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Yee Pleads Not Guilty to Revised Indictment With New Charges

Former state Sen. Leland Yee pleaded not guilty in federal court in San Francisco today to a revised indictment that adds two money-laundering conspiracy counts…

Attorney General Will Ask Appeals Court to Reinstate California Ban on Foie Gras
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Attorney General Will Ask Appeals Court to Reinstate California Ban on Foie Gras

California Attorney General Kamala Harris disclosed today that she will ask a federal appeals court in San Francisco to reinstate California’s ban on the sale…

Appeals Court Appears Skeptical of Oakland’s Bid to Challenge Forfeiture of Dispensary Premises
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Appeals Court Appears Skeptical of Oakland’s Bid to Challenge Forfeiture of Dispensary Premises

A federal appeals court panel appeared skeptical today of the city of Oakland’s attempt to block the closure of a medical marijuana dispensary that describes…

Spare the Air Alert Issued for Tuesday
Bay Area

Spare the Air Alert Issued for Tuesday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Winter Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday, meaning that burning wood or other solid fuels…

SFPD Arrest Three, Seize Weapons and Drugs
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SFPD Arrest Three, Seize Weapons and Drugs

Police in San Francisco last month seized a cache of weapons and drugs and arrested three people during a joint investigation with Department of Homeland…

CPUC Release 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and Agency Officials Following ‘Judge Shopping’ Scandal
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CPUC Release 65,000 Emails Between PG&E and Agency Officials Following ‘Judge Shopping’ Scandal

The California Public Utilities Commission today released roughly 65,000 email messages exchanged between PG&E Co. and agency officials between 2010 and 2014 as ordered because…

AAA Offering Free Tows Super Bowl Sunday
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AAA Offering Free Tows Super Bowl Sunday

Drivers who drink while cheering on their team Super Bowl Sunday can get a free tow home after the game, AAA said Thursday. AAA is…

Governor Brown Announces Partnership to Provide Money for Solar
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Governor Brown Announces Partnership to Provide Money for Solar

State and federal leaders joined together today to start a pilot project aimed at providing more money for solar energy projects in multifamily housing in…

Weak Sierra Snow Pack Suggests Another Year of Drought
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Weak Sierra Snow Pack Suggests Another Year of Drought

Snow pack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range has decreased in the month of January, fueling concerns that California may have to endure a fourth…

Bay Area Delegation in Arizona to Prep for Hosting 2016 Super Bowl
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Bay Area Delegation in Arizona to Prep for Hosting 2016 Super Bowl

A delegation from the Bay Area is in Arizona for the Super Bowl this week learning all they can in preparation for hosting the big…

Inmate Who Died in SF County Jail Identified
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Inmate Who Died in SF County Jail Identified

The death of a 57-year-old inmate on Monday morning at a San Francisco County Jail in San Bruno remains under investigation. The inmate, identified as…

Wells Fargo Museum Robbed, To Reopen
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Wells Fargo Museum Robbed, To Reopen

A Wells Fargo spokesman said today the company is grateful no team member was hurt during this morning’s robbery of the Wells Fargo History Museum…

Medical Examiner Identifies Body Found Floating in the Bay
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Medical Examiner Identifies Body Found Floating in the Bay

The San Francisco medical examiner’s office has identified a man found floating in the San Francisco Bay in November as Daniel Ha, who was reported…