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…

SF Zoo Offers Scorpions and Cockroaches for Valentine’s Day Gifts
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SF Zoo Offers Scorpions and Cockroaches for Valentine’s Day Gifts

The San Francisco Zoo is offering an alternative to traditional Valentine’s Day festivities this year. Jilted lovers can adopt a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion…

Developmental Disabilities Advocates Call for Increased State Funding
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Developmental Disabilities Advocates Call for Increased State Funding

Social workers, service providers and individuals with developmental disabilities gathered in San Francisco today to urge State Assemblyman Mark Leno to fight for an increase…

CA Community College Board of Governors Ends Agency’s Exclusive Right to Accredit State’s Community Colleges
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CA Community College Board of Governors Ends Agency’s Exclusive Right to Accredit State’s Community Colleges

The California Community College Board of Governors decided this week to open up competition for the accreditation of community colleges in California by removing language…

18 Workers Paid Back Wages in Lockheed Martin Settlement
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18 Workers Paid Back Wages in Lockheed Martin Settlement

The U.S. Department of Labor announced this week that it reached an agreement with Lockheed Martin Corp. involving allegations the company violated wage laws while…

Activists Demand Campaign Contributions List, Mandatory Disclosure Five Years After Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision
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Activists Demand Campaign Contributions List, Mandatory Disclosure Five Years After Supreme Court’s Citizens United Decision

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown San Francisco today to mark the fifth anniversary of a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to spend unlimited…

University of California’s “Committee of Two” Moves Forward
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University of California’s “Committee of Two” Moves Forward

The University of California’s long range planning committee recommended the formation of a select advisory committee consisting only of Governor Jerry Brown and UC President…

Deputy Sheriffs Union Sues Four Contra Costa County Supervisors for Alleged Retaliation Threat
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Deputy Sheriffs Union Sues Four Contra Costa County Supervisors for Alleged Retaliation Threat

The Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs Association sued the county and four members of the Board of Supervisors in federal court in San Francisco today…

High Tides in SF Bay Prompt Warnings From Coast Guard
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High Tides in SF Bay Prompt Warnings From Coast Guard

The United States Coast Guard is asking residents and boaters to be careful on and around San Francisco Bay through mid-week as high tides may…

Thousands Take to the Streets to Advocate for Civil Rights
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Thousands Take to the Streets to Advocate for Civil Rights

Thousands of people, including Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, gathered in San Francisco today to honor the civil rights legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and to…

All-Clear Given on Plane in NYC From SFO After Suspected Bomb Threat
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All-Clear Given on Plane in NYC From SFO After Suspected Bomb Threat

An all-clear has been given after a suspected bomb threat on a Delta Airlines flight that departed from San Francisco International Airport and landed at…

Kaiser, Nurses Union Reach Tentative Agreement Over Patient Care, Benefits
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Kaiser, Nurses Union Reach Tentative Agreement Over Patient Care, Benefits

Kaiser Permanente reached a tentative agreement late Friday night with the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, averting a strike that was scheduled for next week,…

Archbishop “Elated” at Pope’s Decision to Canonize Junipero Serra
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Archbishop “Elated” at Pope’s Decision to Canonize Junipero Serra

Pope Francis today declared Franciscan missionary Junipero Serra, the founder of a number of California missions including San Francisco’s Mission Dolores, a Catholic saint, according…

Appeals Court Rejects San Jose’s Antitrust Lawsuit Against MLB
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Appeals Court Rejects San Jose’s Antitrust Lawsuit Against MLB

The city of San Jose lost a bid to a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to challenge Major League Baseball’s nearly-century-old exemption from…

Appeals Court Upholds First Degree Murder Conviction and Life Sentence for Yusuf Bey IV
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Appeals Court Upholds First Degree Murder Conviction and Life Sentence for Yusuf Bey IV

The first-degree murder convictions of former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV and an associate in the killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey in…

Former Bookkeeper For Doctor Accused of Embezzling $243K
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Former Bookkeeper For Doctor Accused of Embezzling $243K

A former bookkkeeper for a San Francisco doctor has been charged in federal court in the city with embezzling $243,000 from the physician over four…

Federal Magistrate Tentatively Approves $1.36M Occupy Oakland Settlement
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Federal Magistrate Tentatively Approves $1.36M Occupy Oakland Settlement

A federal magistrate will hold a final approval hearing in San Francisco on April 1 on a proposed $1.36 million settlement by the city of…

Protest Planned Friday at Montgomery St BART Station Could Disrupt Service
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Protest Planned Friday at Montgomery St BART Station Could Disrupt Service

BART is warning riders that a protest planned at the Montgomery Street BART station during Friday morning’s commute could disrupt service, particularly through downtown San…

Powell St Bart Station Reopens After Fatality
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Powell St Bart Station Reopens After Fatality

The Powell Street BART station in San Francisco has reopened this morning after a male was killed by apparently jumping in front of a train…

UCSF Among Campuses and Medical Centers Phasing Out PG&E Power
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UCSF Among Campuses and Medical Centers Phasing Out PG&E Power

This month the University of California plans to begin supplying electricity directly to campuses and medical centers in Irvine, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz…

Golden Gate Bridge Reopens Ahead of Schedule
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Golden Gate Bridge Reopens Ahead of Schedule

The Golden Gate Bridge reopened this evening more than six hours ahead of schedule after crews installed a moveable concrete and metal barrier, Golden Gate…

Governor Brown’s Proposed 2015-2016 State Budget Proposal Combats Planned UC Tuition Hikes
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Governor Brown’s Proposed 2015-2016 State Budget Proposal Combats Planned UC Tuition Hikes

The 2015-2016 state budget proposal released by Gov. Jerry Brown today includes a $120 million funding increase to the University of California system, but there…

Missing Man Last Seen in Golden Gate Park Found Seriously Injured
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Missing Man Last Seen in Golden Gate Park Found Seriously Injured

A 24-year-old man who was last seen in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Tuesday has turned up in a hospital’s intensive care unit, a…

Boston Chosen Over SF as US Bid City For 2024 Olympic Games
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Boston Chosen Over SF as US Bid City For 2024 Olympic Games

A bid by the city of San Francisco to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games has fallen through. San Francisco sought to be chosen…

UCSF Professor Michael Merzenich Wins Bioengineering’s Highest Honor
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UCSF Professor Michael Merzenich Wins Bioengineering’s Highest Honor

A University of California at San Francisco professor won bioengineering’s highest honor Wednesday, university officials have announced. Professor emeritus of otolaryngology Michael Merzenich did work…

Chefs Begin Serving Foie Gras After California Ban is Struck Down
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Chefs Begin Serving Foie Gras After California Ban is Struck Down

Even as animal rights groups said they hoped for a successful appeal of a ruling striking down California’s ban on foie gras, several Bay Area…

Hundreds Gather at Vigil for Terror Attack Victims at French Magazine
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Hundreds Gather at Vigil for Terror Attack Victims at French Magazine

Hundreds gathered at the French Consulate in San Francisco this evening in honor of the 12 people murdered today in an apparent terrorist attack at…

Pedestrian Hit by Schoolbus on Highway 280 Suffers Moderate Injuries
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Pedestrian Hit by Schoolbus on Highway 280 Suffers Moderate Injuries

A pedestrian suffered moderate injuries in a collision with a school bus on Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco this afternoon, a California Highway Patrol…

Seventh Spare the Air Day in a Row Issued for Thursday
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Seventh Spare the Air Day in a Row Issued for Thursday

Officials at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have announced that Thursday will be the seventh straight Winter Spare the Air day. According to…

Fired Longtime 49ers Employees Sue Team and CEO Jed York
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Fired Longtime 49ers Employees Sue Team and CEO Jed York

Two former longtime San Francisco 49ers employees have sued the team in a federal age discrimination lawsuit, claiming they were unjustly fired to make way…

Court Allows Retired NFL Players to Sue Electronic Arts Inc.
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Court Allows Retired NFL Players to Sue Electronic Arts Inc.

Three retired National Football League players won the right from a federal appeals court in San Francisco today to go ahead with a lawsuit against…

Bomb Squad Finds No Bomb After Pallet in Cargo Area Flagged by Dog
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Bomb Squad Finds No Bomb After Pallet in Cargo Area Flagged by Dog

A police bomb squad responded to San Francisco International Airport Monday evening after a bomb-sniffing dog indicated there was a bomb in a cargo area,…

Spare the Air Issued for Tuesday, Fifth Day in a Row
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Spare the Air Issued for Tuesday, Fifth Day in a Row

Another Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday, the fifth day in a row that wood burning will be banned in the…

Parents Name Bay Area’s First Baby of 2015
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Parents Name Bay Area’s First Baby of 2015

California Pacific Medical Center officials said today a baby girl who appears to be the first child born in the Bay Area in 2015 has…